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Wallis is a City dedicated to building on its "Can Do" heritage. 

Government, citizens and businesses are engaged in an aggressive and progressive program of

community and economic development to assure a bright and secure future for the City and its citizens.

Location

Wallis is located on SH36 in historic Austin County, 42 miles west of Houston, Texas.  Intersecting the City are SH60, FM 1093 and FM 1952.

Distance from Major Texas Cities

Houston

42 mi

Laredo

315 mi

Austin

126 mi

Texarkana

345 mi

San Antonio

160 mi

Amarillo

710 mi

Dallas

298 mi

El Paso

715 mi

Demographics

Population:

1970.....1028      1980.....1138      1990.....1001     2000.....1172

 

Median Age................................................... 34.8

No. of Households........................................ 422

Household Composition

    Family Unit Households........................... 74.6%

    Non-Family Unity Households................. 24.5%

Ethnic Composition

    Anglo........................................................  62%

    Hispanic.................................................... 23%

    African-American...................................... 14%

    Other.........................................................   1%

Source:  US Census Bureau - Census 2000

 

Geography

 

            Elevation 130 ft.   Area 1.3 Sq. Mi.

 

Climate

Avg. Temp                    68

Avg. High Temp           79

Avg. Low Temp            56

Avg. Annual Rainfall    36"

 

Government

Type........ Texas Gen. Law with Mayor Council

Zoning......No

Planning Commission......Yes

Mobile Home Ordinance...Yes

Economic Dev. Corp......Yes

 

Worship

Baptist  6     Lutheran  2     Independent  1

Catholic  1    Methodist 3

 

Recreation

City Parks.....................................2

Stephen F. Austin State Park.......15 mi

George Ranch Historical Park......24 mi

Brazos Bend State Park................36 mi

Golf courses within 20 mi............3

Coastal Fishing.............................71 mi

 

Freshwater Lakes:

Lake Sommerville.........................61 mi

Lake Texana.................................64 mi

Glider Rides:

Wallis is home base for the Greater Houston Soaring Club. 

Public glider rides are available by contacting

www.houstonsoaring.org

 

Public Safety

Police

Type.....................Municipal

Full-Time Officers  3

Patrol Cars              3

Reserve Officers     4

 

Fire

Type......................Volunteer

Active Volunteers  20

Equipment:

Pumpers       2          Tankers    1

Grass Units  2          Rescue      1

ISO Rating.......................6

www.wallisfire.com

 

Health Care

 

Hospital

        Oak Bend Medical Center (18mi)

                   Services Offered

180 Beds

Critical Care Unit

Outpatient Surgery Center

Skilled Nursing Center

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sleep Disorder Lab

Emergency Care Center

Medical Clinics

South Texas Medical...........18 mi

Richmond Professional.......18 mi

Texas Medical Center..........46 mi

 

Local EMS.............................Yes

 

Utilities

Water

Provider:  City of Wallis

Source:  Wells

Capacity (MGPD):  .35

Current Peak Load (MGPD):  .12

 

Sewer

Provider:  City of Wallis

Type:  Trickle Filter

Capacity (MGPD):  .48

Current Peak Load (MGPD):  .12

 

Natural Gas

Provider:  Center Point Energy

 

Electricity

Electricity is a deregulated utility in the State of Texas. 

The consumer may shop for competitive rates from among a variety of Retail Electric Providers.  Contact:  www.powertochoose.org

 

Tax Structure

State Income Tax:  No

Corporate Franchise Tax Rate:  4.50%

Retail Sales Tax Rate:  8.25%

2004 Ad Valorem Tax Rates:

City          $0.7041

County       0.5200

School       1.6812

Fire Dist    0.0300

Total        $2.9353

 

Financial

   

        Wallis State Bank

 

Education

Public

Brazos Independent School District   www.brazosisd.net

Schools         Grades

Elementary      Pre K - 5

Middle             6 - 8

Sr. High            9 - 12

Total Enrollment......900

Avg. Student/Teacher Ratio......15:1

Avg. SAT Score......920

Graduates Entering College......65%

Teaching Staff:

Average Tenure......17 yrs

Advanced Degrees......18%

Annual Budget......$7.5M

 

Technical

Fort Bend Technical Center.....19 mi

 

Colleges / Universities

Wharton County Jr. College......25 mi

University of Houston - Ft. Bend......26 mi

Houston Baptist University,

University of Houston (Main),

Rice University

Houston Baptist University, University of Houston, Rice University within 35 - 50 mi.

 

Libraries

Knox Memorial......Local

George Memorial......19 mi

 

Communications

 

Newspapers

 

Wallis News Review......Weekly

Sealy News......Bi-Weekly

Ft. Bend Herald.......Daily

Houston Chronicle......Daily

Banner Press......Weekly

 

Phone

 

Provider......Verizon

High Speed Internet Access......Yes

    Twilight Communications 979-478-6168

     Internet America  800-232-4335

 

Provider......Rapid Cable 1-800-687-1258

 

Transportation

Land

 

Interstate Trucking......Yes

Intrastate Trucking......Yes

Parcel Service......Yes

 

Air

 

Major Commercial:

George Bush Intercontinental......65 mi

Hobby Airport......59 mi

Private / Commercial / Corporate:

Wharton Municipal......24 mi

Sugar Land Airport......32 mi

 

Sea

 

Deep Water Port:

Port of Houston......59 mi

 

 

 

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