An investigative-reporting FrontBurnervian provides more background:
I used to cover the Lewisville City Council. A lot of backslapping and horse-trading went on at those meetings. The ex-mayor is a real estate developer and came to every meeting wearing a cowboy hat. The
council deferred to him on all sorts of matters, including those concerning his own projects. I always liked Dean Ueckert, though. He was on David Letterman one time for the “Stump the Band” segment.