Weston Lakes, Texas
Weston Lakes is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. Residents voted to incorporate the community in an election held on May 10, 2008. At the time of incorporation, there were about 2,300 residents living in Weston Lakes. The population was 2,482 as of the 2010 census.
Fort Bend County is the second-most populous county in the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.
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With the rapid population growth across Fort Bend County, particularly in the nearby city of Fulshear, some Weston Lakes residents felt that incorporation was the only way to prevent the community from eventually being annexed by Fulshear or another municipality.
The incorporation vote took place on May 10, 2008. Of the 977 valid votes cast, 569 (58.24%) were in favor of incorporation and 408 (41.76%) were opposed. Voter participation was high with slightly over 74 percent of those eligible casting ballots. On May 20, 2008, members of the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court voted to record the results of the election, officially incorporating Weston Lakes as a municipality.
Fort Bend County confirmed that a protest of the incorporation of Weston Lakes has been made. The lawsuit charges that the May incorporation vote was flawed due to a combination of alleged deficiencies in Texas law and its policies, as well as alleged violations of law by the Fort Bend County government and the Weston Lakes Property Owners Association.
The first municipal election took place on November 4, 2008. A total of fifteen candidates competed for six Alderman positions. Mary Rose Zdunkewicz, a 21-year Weston Lakes resident who served on the Lamar Consolidated ISD school board for twelve years during the 1970s and 1980s, was designated the city's first mayor because she received the most votes (561) among the candidates. The five candidates immediately trailing Zdunkewicz – Clifton H. Aldrich (504), Gary L. Owens (486), Denis Deluca (472), Trent Thomas (435), and Ted Case II (419) – will each serve on the city council as Aldermen. The position of city marshal was won by Ron Horowitz who ran unopposed.
Weston Lakes is served by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Students attend Huggins Elementary (Grades PK-5), Briscoe Junior High (Grades 6-8), and Foster High School (Grades 9-12).
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- History of Weston Lakes
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- "Fort Bend County – November 4, 2008 General & Special Election Results" (PDF). Fort Bend County Elections Administration Department. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
- "Schools." Weston Lakes. Retrieved on October 24, 2011.