The Lone Star Kid is about a compassionate eleven year old boy who becomes mayor of a small town when he witnesses an accident and a death due to lack of ambulance services. He is determined to bring big-town services to his small town. The movie is based on the true story of Brian Zimmerman, an 11 year old who became mayor of Crabb, a small town in Fort Bend County, Texas.
He was too young to vote, but old enough to be mayor.
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There are striking similarities between actor Chad Sheets and the boy he portrays, Brian Zimmerman. Both boys were born in August of 1972 (Chad on the 6th, Brian on the 20th) just 12 days before Brian Zimmerman on August 6, 1972. While not born in Texas like Brian, Chad lived most of his life there. Both Brian & Chad had tragically short lives that ended in Texas. Brian had a heart attack at the age of 24 in Houston on Sept. 20, 1996. Chad died a mere 2 years later from cancer on December 24, 1998 in Gilmer. See more