Mayor Bob Wall
Bob Wall is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Alief Hastings High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major from Houston Baptist University. Bob returned to Alief ISD, teaching and coaching for 31 years until he retired in 2011. His last 18 years of coaching were as the Hastings girls’ varsity basketball coach where he had a record of 418-178. He served as president of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, and following his retirement from coaching in 2011, has served as the assistant director of the basketball coaches association.
Bob and his wife, Ida, moved to Weston Lakes in 2007. Shortly after joining the Senior Men’s Golf Association, Bob was asked to join its board of directors and served as its president in 2017. He also served as the stadium announcer for varsity football games in Alief ISD for 15 years, hosts trivia nights at three regular venues, including Weston Lakes, and serves as the emcee for the annual induction ceremony for the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2019, Alief ISD named the Hastings south gym, the Bob Wall Gymnasium and in 2021, Bob Wall was elected mayor of Weston Lakes.
Mayor Pro Tem
Linda Harnist chose to move to Weston Lakes in 1999 because of its serenity, quality of life and the gates. She was working for a major national builder. During her sales career, she received National, Regional, and Local “Sales-Person of the Year” awards. From 2004 to 2006, she was a sales professional for a smaller semi-custom builder selling in communities from the Woodlands to inside the loop, before retiring in 2006 to travel. After living abroad in Australia and France, Linda returned home to life in Weston Lakes and to being active in the community.
Her community involvement includes Weston Lakes POA, Board of Director for the Katy Christian Women’s Connection, and a Board member for the Spirit of Freedom Women. Linda was a Fort Bend County Precinct Chair and Election Judge. She has participated in the planning of the Texana Center’s Tee Off Golf tournament held at the Weston Lakes Country Club and the Weston Lakes Veterans’ Day Dinners. Currently Linda also serves on the Board of Directors of the Texana Center, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and the Rails to Trails Initiative, a multi-county initiative.
Her numerous hobbies include all types of knitting, crocheting and needlepoint, interior decorating, painting furniture, genealogy, growing antique roses, and keeping up with her “girls”, T-cup pups.
Family comes first, and her daughter-Debbie, son-Scott and grandson-Jonah all live within 40 miles of Weston Lakes! Linda and her son Scott share a love of “classic automobiles”.
Since becoming a Council Member in 2016 and assuming the responsibility of the City’s Finance Officer, Linda has completed numerous hours of mandated State Coursework on Finance. In 2018 she was nominated by city council as the Mayor Pro Tem (assumes mayor’s responsibilities when the mayor is not available).
She has served on the Weston Lakes Emergency Management Committee as both Committee Secretary and Chief of Administration and Finance. As part of Emergency Management, she has completed the required training and participated in numerous emergency drills which were a collaboration between the city and Fort Bend County Emergency Management.
During and after Hurricane Harvey, Linda worked with the POA, County, State (Rebuild Texas), and the Federal Emergency Management Administration as Weston Lakes recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Her hours working for this event alone number in the 100s. One of her many roles during Harvey, was to document the incident, process Development Permits, and helped coordinate debris pick up both with Fort Bend County and private contractors. Efforts during this time resulted in the City recuperating funds for Harvey related expenses from FEMA. She is ready to continue her contribution to Emergency Management now and in the future.
Alderman Bill Ragle
Bill has been a resident of Weston Lakes since 1996, and has served on the City Council since 2011. Bill and his wife Rhea are co-owners of bnr associates, Inc., a global senior management consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of management experience in the Telcom industry with experience in Customer Service, Billing Operations and Finance, Provisioning, and Project/Program Management. Bill and Rhea have both worked in “Corporate America,” as well as in Canada, the Caribbean, and several third world countries.
As a City in Fort Bend County, Weston Lakes is a jurisdiction and has a “seat at the table” to provide input when changes are discussed and planned, new projects are introduced, and County business impacting any of the jurisdictions is conducted. This is important for us because, as a small City in the Northwest corner of the county, we are away from the major population centers and could be easily overshadowed or forgotten. Bill represents Weston Lakes on the Highway 36A Coalition Board which is promoting a highway corridor linking Port Freeport to SH6 north of Hempstead, as a part of the multi-modal approach to a comprehensive mobility solution for the region; as well as the Rails to Trails Project that is working on turning the unused rail right of way between Fulshear and Eagle Lake into a recreational asset for the region. He has also been the City representative to the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities, a group of 34 area municipalities that have banded together to monitor utility rates and franchise fees, and to provide advice and protection to the member cities regarding rate increases and changes to the utility rate structure. Along with other Council members, Bill participates in many of the opportunities to meet with other local and county government groups.
Bill has been involved with multiple civic organizations over the years. He has worked with Emergency Management since 2010, and was the Public Information Officer for the City. He was on the Special Olympics Organizing Committee for the state of New Jersey handling awards and awards presentation for all state-wide games, as well as the New Jersey portion of the International Games. Bill has also been a member and a Board Member of the Fulshear-Simonton Lions Club for several years, and is on the Advisory Board for Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful.