Humble ISD School Board Election Takes Place Saturday

After seven days of early voting, only 146 votes have been cast in the Humble ISD School Board election, according to Peggy Young, Humble ISD executive secretary.

That is a surprisingly low number. More residents should want a stake in the election considering that the quality of a school district correlates to an area’s housing values. In light of the recent report of a $11 million budget deficit at Humble ISD and budget cuts looming, the people we elect to the school board will have a significant impact on our community.

Kingwood Library Opens

Last week marked a long-anticipated event for the Kingwood area: the unveiling of our new library.

The new $8 million Kingwood Branch Library opened on April 19. The 30,000 square foot facility at 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood was built by the City of Houston and will be run by Harris County. Nestled in the woods, the new library is as scenic as it is functional. All the windows in the building look out onto the Livable Forest.

HAR Releases March Housing Statistics

As predicted by a surge of mortgage applications nationwide last month, closed sales of single family homes in the Houston market climbed 11 percent in March versus a year ago.

The three HAR areas served by Keller Williams Realty Northeast saw sales gains as well. Nine percent more homes were sold in both Area 1 (Atascocita/Humble) and Area 32 (Kingwood) compared to last year. Area 40 (southeast Montgomery County) exceeded the market’s results with a hefty gain of 17.4 percent more homes sold this March.