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Humble is a city located in Harris County, Texas, within the Houston metropolitan area. Famously, Humble became an oil boomtown in the early 20th century when oil was first discovered there in 1903. By 1905, the Humble oilfield was the largest producing oilfield in Texas. Humble was home of Humble Oil, a predecessor of Exxon. The city shares a zip code with the small Houston neighborhood of Bordersville, although people who live in Bordersville still have Humble addresses.

The first settlers began moving into the Humble area in the early 19th century. Joseph Dunman is believed to be the first settler in 1828. A ferry was built nearby, across the San Jacinto River. The area of Humble became a center for commercial activity due to the region’s large oil industry.

The city got its name from one of the original founders/settlers, Pleasant Smith “Plez” Humble, who opened the first post office in his home and later served as justice of the peace. In 1883, a city directory reported that he operated a fruit stand. In 1885, he was a wood dealer, and in 1900, the District 99, Justice Pct. 4, Harris Co., Texas Census reported his occupation as attorney at law.

Humble became an oil boomtown in the early 1900 when oil was first produced there. The first oil was produced a couple years after the famous Spindletop discovery in Beaumont, Texas. Railroad linkage was established in 1904, and shortly thereafter the first tank car of oil was shipped out of Humble’s oil field. By 1905 the Humble oilfield was the biggest producing field in Texas. The Humble oil fields are still active and have produced over 138,835,590 barrels (22,073,095 m3) of oil. The town was the home of the Humble Oil & Refining Company, founded in 1911, a predecessor of Exxon. When the oil boom receded, many land owners returned to truck farming, dairy farming and the timber industry.

Humble remained a rather small, quiet city until the opening of the Houston Intercontinental Airport in 1969.

Humble City Council passed a public smoking ban on February 23, 2012.

Petroleum has been the basis of Humble’s economy since its beginning. The city was the namesake for Humble Oil and Refining Company, which later merged with the Exxon corporation.

Museums and other points of interest

  • Humble Negro Cemetery
  • DeLorean Motor Company (DMC), manufacturer of the DeLorean, a sports car made famous by the movie Back to the Future, has its only remaining private factory based in Humble.
The Shell Houston Open, an annual PGA Tour event is played at Golf Club of Houston, located in an unincorporated area near Humble. The event takes place at the end of March-beginning of April. The event has historically been one week before the Masters Tournament, the season’s first major.

Primary and secondary schools

Humble is served by the Humble Independent School District.

The city of Humble has three public elementary schools:
  • Humble Elementary School
  • Jack M. Fields, Senior Elementary School
  • Lakeland Elementary School

Humble is served by Ross Sterling Middle School (formerly by Humble Middle School), and Humble High School

All students attending the Humble Independent School District have the option to apply to Quest High School, a magnet high school that as of the 2016–2017 school year is contained within but separated from Humble High School.

Aldine Independent School District is constructing Jones Middle School (initially named Townsen Boulevard Middle School) in the Humble city limits.

A Catholic K-8, St. Mary Magdalene School, is in Humble. The closest Catholic high school is Frassati Catholic High School in north Harris County; the planners of the school intended for it to serve Humble.

Christian Life Center Academy, a private school, was in a section of the city of Houston, near Humble, while having an Humble postal address. It is now in the Kingwood area of Houston.

Community colleges

Lone Star College System (formerly the North Harris Montgomery Community College District) serves the area. In 1972, residents of Humble ISD and two other K–12 school districts voted to create the North Harris County College District. The community college district began operations in the Harris County/Montgomery County’s northern hemisphere in the fall of 1973. The Humble area is currently served by Lone Star College, Kingwood which operates the Humble Center for outreach.

Public libraries

The Harris County Public Library Octavia Fields Branch Library is located at 1503 South Houston Avenue in Humble. Humble’s first public library opened in 1921 with the books stored in the high school. In 1923 the library was split between the Humble High School and the Woodward School at Moonshine Hill. In 1926 the library moved to a church. In 1928 the library moved into the then-new Humble courthouse. In the early 1930s the library moved to city hall. In 1932 the city hall courtroom became a reading room. In the early 1960s a man named Tom Shelton donated a house and lot at the intersection of First Street and Avenue D. The house was remodeled and opened as the Shelton Memorial Library. On October 9, 1969 the library moved to 111 West Higgins Street. It received the name Octavia Fields Memorial Library from Octavia Fields, the grandmother of Jack Fields, a former Congress member. The current 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) branch opened on June 27, 2001.

Some areas outside of Humble with Humble, TX postal addresses are in proximity to the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library at Mercer Park. The 10,137-square-foot (941.8 m2) branch opened in 1986. It was constructed on donated land. It was named after Baldwin Boettcher, a German settler. His descendants deeded the homestead to Harris County. The plans stated that the Boettcher staff would assist the Mercer Park staff in finding any botanical reference books that they or the public need.

Humble news is covered by three community newspapers: Community Impact Newspaper Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood edition (website), The Tribune Newspaper (website) and The Observer Newspaper. Community Impact Newspaper is owned by John and Jennifer Garrett and covers several Houston Metro suburban areas as well as Austin and DFW Metro markets. The Tribune is locally owned and operated by Cynthia Calvert and Larry Shiflet. The Observer is owned by the Hearst Publications. It is also the business location of Christian Radio Station KSBJ, call sign 89.3 FM radio.

Health care

Harris County Hospital District operates the E. A. “Squatty” Lyons Health Center in Humble. The clinic opened in 1991, replacing a clinic in Bordersville.

Humble Surgical Hospital is a multi-specialty, physician-owned surgical hospital offering a variety of surgical procedures. The hospital is located just off the freeway near downtown Humble, Texas, and serves the population of greater Houston, including the communities of Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita and The Woodlands. Humble Surgical Hospital opened in 2010.

Postal service

The United States Postal Service Humble Post Office is located at 1202 1st Street East. The Foxbrook Finance Unit is located near Humble in an unincorporated area; On Monday May 10, 2008, the Foxbrook post office was dedicated as the “Texas Military Veterans Post Office” in a ceremony hosted by U.S. Congressperson Ted Poe.

Prison system

Pam Lychner State Jail, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice state jail for men, is located in Atascocita in unincorporated northeast Harris County, east of Humble. The state jail was named after Pam Lychner.

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