Weston Lakes, Texas

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Weston Lakes, Texas
City
Weston Lakes is located in Texas
Weston Lakes
Weston Lakes
Weston Lakes is located in the US
Weston Lakes
Weston Lakes
Coordinates: 29°41′00″N 95°56′09″W / 29.68333°N 95.93583°W / 29.68333; -95.93583
Country United States
State Texas
County Fort Bend
Incorporated 2008
Area
 • Total 2.74 sq mi (7.10 km2)
 • Land 2.65 sq mi (6.87 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,482
 • Density 936/sq mi (361.5/km2)
ZIP code 77441
FIPS code 48-77746
GNIS feature ID 2518811
Website cityofwestonlakes-tx.gov

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.[1] At the time of incorporation, there were about 2,300 residents living in Weston Lakes.[2] The population was 2,482 as of the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Weston Lakes is located along FM 1093, between the cities of Fulshear and Simonton in northern Fort Bend County. It covers an area of approximately 1,400 acres (570 ha).[4] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2), of which 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 3.31%, is water.[3] The Brazos River forms the southern and part of the eastern boundary of the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 2,482
Est. 2015 2,589 [5] 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Incorporation[edit]

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.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

Fort Bend County confirmed that a protest of the incorporation of Weston Lakes has been made.[10] 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.[11]

The first municipal election took place on November 4, 2008. A total of fifteen candidates competed for six Alderman positions.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14] The position of city marshal was won by Ron Horowitz who ran unopposed.

Education[edit]

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).[15]

Simonton Christian Academy is located in nearby Simonton.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Court to make city of Weston Lakes official". Fort Bend Herald. 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  2. ^ History of Weston Lakes
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Weston Lakes city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 31, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Future of Weston Lakes: Annexation or Incorporation" (PDF). Overview Presentation. Weston Lakes Community Incorporation Committee. 2007-12-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 27, 2009. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Weston Lakes Sets Vote On Incorporation". FortBendNow.com. 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-06-07. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Weston Lakes Incorporation Election: Final Results" (PDF). Fort Bend County Elections Administration Department. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  9. ^ "Weston Lakes put on County books leaves some unhappy". Fort Bend Sun. 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  10. ^ "County affirms Weston Lakes incorporation; protest made". Fort Bend Herald. 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  11. ^ "Residents try to close gate on incorporation". Fort Bend Herald. 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  12. ^ "Weston Lakes chooses first city council". Fort Bend Herald. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  13. ^ "Weston Lakes mayor-elect wants to maintain status quo". Houston Chronicle. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  14. ^ "Fort Bend County – November 4, 2008 General & Special Election Results" (PDF). Fort Bend County Elections Administration Department. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  15. ^ a b "Schools." Weston Lakes. Retrieved on October 24, 2011.

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Coordinates: 29°41′00″N 95°56′09″W / 29.68333°N 95.93583°W / 29.68333; -95.93583