Weston Lakes voters have quite a few large items on the ballot this year. While the City office elections have been cancelled the State, County and School Board have quite a few important items that can affect our locality.
Texas will have 14 proposed constatutional amendments this year. A detailed analysis can be accessed here.
Proposition 1 The constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management.
Proposition 2 The constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county or municipality of all or part of the appraised value of real property used to operate a child-care facility.
Proposition 3 The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual wealth or net worth tax, including a tax on the difference between the assets and liabilities of an individual or family.
Proposition 4 The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a temporary limit on the maximum appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes; to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads from $40,000 to $100,000; to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts; to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations; and to authorize the legislature to provide for a four-year term of office for a member of the board of directors of certain appraisal districts.
Proposition 5 The constitutional amendment relating to the Texas University Fund, which provides funding to certain institutions of higher education to achieve national prominence as major research universities and drive the state economy.
Proposition 6 The constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.
Proposition 7 The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy fund to support the construction, maintenance, modernization, and operation of electric generating facilities.
Proposition 8 The constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.
Proposition 9 The constitutional amendment authorizing the 88th Legislature to provide a cost-of-living adjustment to certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Proposition 10 The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation equipment or inventory held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products to protect the Texas healthcare network and strengthen our medical supply chain.
Proposition 11 The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities.
Proposition 12 The constitutional amendment providing for the abolition of the office of county treasurer in Galveston County.
Proposition 13 The constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory age of retirement for state justices and judges.
Proposition 14 The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund to be used for the creation and improvement of state parks.
Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County proposes landmark $712 million mobility bond for November ballot– An article from the Houston Chronicle
The office will be closed September 27, 2023.
The Senior Citizens’ Day is a popular free event that brings senior citizens from all over Fort Bend County to enjoy a day of fun and interaction amongst their peers. Activities include bingo, music and lunch. Door prizes and goody bags will be given away and vendors will also be set up with useful information for attendees. The fun begins at 9:00am in Fairgrounds Building C on Monday, September 25.
We had over 800 Fort Bend “seniors” show up for music, bingo and lunch. Weston Lakes Mayor Bob Wall led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge.
The 2023 Fort Bend County Fair Parade will officially kick off the 87th Annual Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo on Friday, September 29th at 9:00 am. School is out that day so bring the family to watch the parade wind its way from the Historic Court House in Richmond and proceed west down Hwy. 90-A to Jennetta Street in Rosenberg.
Alignment with Bowser and complete rebuild of Pool Hill is on theAlignment with Bowser and complete rebuild of Pool Hill is on the November mobility bond.
Pool Hill Rd will be closed starting tomorrow, Monday, September 18th, between Rogers Rd and Hunt Rd for a period of 2-3 weeks due to repaving. Please adjust your travel route accordingly.