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Lamar CISD Dedicates Roberts Middle School

Oct 03, 2019 | Community Relations

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Namesake James Roberts and family with Lamar CISD administrators and board members

On Thursday, Oct. 3, Lamar CISD dedicated its 5th middle school in honor of James “Jamie” Roberts, a longtime teacher and coach who influenced the lives of students through his humor, dynamic teaching style and commitment to student growth. Roberts Middle School is located at 9230 Charger Way in
Fulshear.

In 1969, Roberts and his wife Martha packed up and moved to Fulshear, TX. Two years after relocating to Fulshear, Roberts joined the Fort Bend Library Board where he served Fort Bend County diligently for 19 years and was on the forefront of helping to secure funds for George Memorial Library.

After realizing that Fulshear residents had a water and sewage problem, he set out to obtain grants for the necessary repairs. However, grants for these repairs were only available to incorporated cities. Thanks to Roberts’ foresight, the process of incorporation was initiated and Fulshear became an incorporated city eligible for water and sewer funding in 1978. He was then elected the first Mayor of the new city and worked to establish the city of Fulshear’s police department and secure land for the city’s first school, Huggins Elementary.

In 1980, Roberts was elected to the Lamar CISD Board of Trustees where he served a total of 12 years, nine of which he served as president. While on the Board, Roberts helped Lamar CISD welcome four elementary schools, a middle and high school, the District’s first natatorium and the Lamar CISD administration building. He did everything in his power to not only meet the needs of the District, but continually surpass them.

During his time on the Board, Roberts also founded his own agency for industrial supplies, J.W. Roberts Company. He worked tirelessly from 1985 to 2005 to serve his community and balance his roles as a business leader and decision maker for Lamar CISD.

For more photos from the dedication ceremony, click here.