Lone Star College30555 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375
Our Mission: The Lone Star College Foundation's mission is to change lives through student scholarships and quality educational programs achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising, and investment management. History: In 1971, a group of dedicated Tomball citizens recognized the lack of opportunities in higher education in the Tomball area and decided to become a charter member of the new college District that was to be formed the following year. This District would be created when the voters in several contiguous independent school districts (ISDs) -Tomball, Klein, Humble, Spring, and Aldine - committed to support the college District with their tax moneys. A Unique Bill. Though voter enthusiasm was widespread, Tomball was eliminated from the District bid with the withdrawal of Klein ISD due to the state requirement that the ISDs must be contiguous. The leaders of Tomball pursued the issue all the way to the state legislature. What resulted was a unique bill, one that fit no other District in Texas, and it allowed the Tomball community to call a special election to become part of the college District. Following the passage of the bill (known throughout Texas as the "Tomball Bill"), the Tomball ISD Board passed a resolution expressing its desire to be a part of the college District, petitions were circulated throughout the community, and in Jan. 1982, the proposal passed by a 3 to 1 margin. The Tomball Bill made Tomball the only independent school district in Texas to become a non-contiguous member of a junior college.