Dr. Robert Meaux is a historian, specializing in the history of northeast Harris County. He has become known as an expert on the history of the Humble and Lake Houston area. He devotes an incredible amount of time performing research, speaking to groups throughout the year, and by serving as President of the Board of the Humble Museum and as President of The Humble Area Genealogical Society.
He is also an experienced genealogist, and has performed genealogy research for clients over several years. He has testified in several court cases regarding heirship.
He grew up in the Aldine area around Houston, Texas, and graduated from MacArthur High School in Aldine ISD, where he was two-year All-State tubists. He also marched the 1983 season as a contra-bass member of the Houston Nightkawks Drum & Bugle Corps. For many years, he was a guest conductor at the Houston TubaChristmas.
His original profession was as a music educator. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education, a Master of Music Degree in Music Education, and a Doctor in Musical Arts Degree in Music Education (all from the University of Houston). He has taught music at every level in Texas (K-12, Community College, 4-Year University) in La Porte ISD, Clear Creek ISD, Humble ISD, at Lone Star College, at the University of Houston, and at Sam Houston State University. While at Sam Houston State University, he served as Associate Chairman of the School of Music, and was in charge of the Music Education program. For many years, he ran Contemporary Drill Design, where he specialized in writing marching shows for high school and college bands across the country.
In addition to his three music degrees, he also holds a Masters of Science Degree in Educational Managenent (University of Houston Clear Lake), an Associates Degree in Computer Programming (Lone Star College), and an Associates Degree in History (Lone Star College). He has served in numerous administrator positions in Humble ISD, including as the Coordinator for State & Federal Programs (primarily Title I - assisting economically disadvantaged campuses), as the Student Information Systems Coordinator in the Data Quality department, as a Web/Mobil Communications Coordinator in the Public Communications department, and as the Web Applications Developer for the Curriculum & Instruction department. He also serves as a programer for Systemic Educational Technolgy, Inc. -- a company specializing in educational software.
He has held several leadership positions in volunteer organizations, including as President of the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas, President of the Lone Star Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, President of The Humble Area Genealogical Society, as Commander of the Marauder Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (Major Robert Meaux), and as President of the Board of Directors of the Humble Museum.
He has produced numerous historical publications, and writes a monthly column for the Tribune newspaper in Humble. His books on Humble are persistent sellers in the area, and he produced an innovative web-based self-guided walking tour of the downtown Humble area. He was also the dirivng force behind Humble ISD's Centennial Celebration, where he also helped develop their history display in the Administration building, and successfully applied for (and received) a Texas Historical Marker celebrating their 100th anniversary.