Hubenak Elementary is named in honor of a man who dedicated his life to Fort Bend County and the State of Texas.
Joe A. Hubenak served the area in the House of Representatives of the Texas Legislature from 1968 to 1979. After leaving the Legislature, he served on the Texas State Board of Pardons and Paroles and as Deputy Comissioner of the Texas Department of Insurance. He also served for eight years in the Texas National Guard.
When not in Austin, Hubenak served many organizations on the local level. He served on the Lamar CISD School Board for three years, until his death in 2001. He served as president and director of the Rosenberg-Richmond Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Lions Club and the Jaycees, and a director and president of the Fort Bend County Fair Association. He also served on the school board of Holy Rosary Catholic School.
Former executive director of the Rosenberg-Richmond Chamber of Commerce Cliff Terrell credits Hubenak for "putting Fort Bend County on the map."
Hubenak was a big proponent of giving back to his community. "Serving in the Legislature had to cost him money," Terrell said. " He believed community service was the greatest calling people could have. He thought people should do all they could to help their community reach its potential."
"He made himself a Certified Public Accountant," Terrell said. "I hope the students will learn from Joe's example that through education, dedication and a desire to improve yourself, you can make yourself whatever you want to be."