District H

Thomas Schoenbein

Thomas Schoenbein

Council Member, District H

Phone: 713-475-7858
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Councilman Thomas Schoenbein grew up in the Pasadena area and graduated from Pasadena High School.  Schoenbein earned his Real Estate License from Champions Real Estate School and is currently a Real Estate Agent. He previously was employed at Academy Sports and Outdoors for 20 years as a Store Director and also worked at Chevron Phillips for 10 years as an operator until the tragic explosion in 1989.  Schoenbein has been married to his wife Bonnie for 35 years and has two children and three grandchildren.

Councilman Schoenbein is serving his 2nd Term on City Council.

Schoenbein has extensive experience with:

  • Community Relations
  • Controlling a Budget of $45 Million
  • Creating and Maintaining a Team Environment
  • Directing 165 Employees
  • Financial Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Logistical Process
  • Media Responses
  • Payroll Control
  • Problem Solving Daily
  • Providing Budget Planning
  • Security Control
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Training Programs

Community Involvement

Schoenbein is involved in the community and is a member of the:

  • Citizens Police Academy Alumni
  • Member of Sagemont Church
  • Pasadena Citizens on Patrol
  • Pasadena Independent School District Education Foundation Board
  • He previously coached Pasadena and Deer Park Little League and served as the Pasadena Umpire Association Vice President and President.
  • Attends Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings
  • Attends Pasadena Economic Development Meetings 
  • Attends Multiple HOA Meetings within his District H Regularly earn

Issues Supported

Schoenbein is involved in the community and is a member of the:

  • Upgrading Pasadena Volunteer Fire Stations
  • Volunteer Fire Department training and funds for lifesaving equipment
  • Pasadena Police Department take home car program
  • Upgrade Officer’s safety equipment and compensation packages
  • Improvement of our streets, sidewalks, bike trails and lighting in neighborhoods
  • Keeping neighborhoods safe and family friendly
  • Economic development for the City of Pasadena
  • City wide Infrastructure Improvements
  • Flood Mitigation
  • Families Quality of Life 


  • Relocation / New Fire Station 8 to Crenshaw
  • New Municipal Court House
  • New Training Facility for Police and Volunteer Fire Fighters
  • Upgraded Police and Volunteer Fire Fighters Safety Equipment
  • Upgraded Police Compensation Packages
  • Worked to increase City Employees Compensation
  • Worked to keep employees Medical Insurance Premiums without an annual increase
  • Supported Multiple Infrastructure Projects throughout Pasadena
  • Street Lights installed in El Cary subdivision
  • Repairing Sidewalks within District H, University Park, Village Grove East, Village Grove, Baywood Shadows, Baywood Oaks, Pine Brook, Kirby Bend, Kirby Place