Tomball City Manager Rob Hauck dies in single-vehicle crash

Rob Hauck (center) is pictured with Mayor Gretchen Fagan (second from left) and his family following his appointment as Tomball City Manager in 2018. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rob Hauck (center) is pictured with Mayor Gretchen Fagan (second from left) and his family following his appointment as Tomball City Manager in 2018. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Rob Hauck (center) is pictured with Mayor Gretchen Fagan (second from left) and his family following his appointment as Tomball City Manager in 2018. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tomball City Manager Rob Hauck died March 13 in a single vehicle crash in Waller County, according to an obituary release from the Tomball Police Department.

Hauck, who has served as city manager since April 2018, was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce in 2020.

Prior to serving as city manager, Hauck was Tomball's assistant city manager from 2014-18 and the city's chief of police from 2008-14, according to the release. He also served as a captain in the Los Angeles Police Department, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

Hauck leaves behind his wife, Kathleen, and their three children, Lauren Hauck Andrade, Madeline Scott and Connor Scott.

Saturday evening, many local business owners, city leaders and Tomball entities expressed their condolences, remembering and honoring Hauck, on social media.


By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.