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Page 2 Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Burnet Bulletin Burnet, Texas News CHRISTI BERTELSON/ BURNET BULLETIN Mark and Cyndy Kidd, and Don and Barb Weber from Lakes Area Rods and Classic Club donated a hood scoop from a 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt signed by all the club members, along with a monetary donation to the new coffee shop Unshakable Grounds in Burnet. "This shows us that someone is here for us and are here to help support this for the kids that come here," said owners Michael and Cindy Brown. Don't miss the annual Lakes Area Rods and Classics Car Show to be held this Saturday at Cecil Motors in Burnet. From Page 1 cessful adults. I am running for a place on the Board of Trustees so that I can be a part of what is already great about BCISD, and help with the con- tinued positive growth of the district. Q: What are the strengths of the district? BCISD has many strengths, but I think the main strength is the staff and how they care for the students. I have worked in several school districts around the state but I have not seen anywhere that had staff will- ing to give of themselves like BCISD. Q: What could the district do better? When asked what I think the school district could do better, all I can see is that the district is on the right path and just needs to strive to improve from year to year. Q: How can you make a difference as a trustee? How the district? A: The academic success of our Students due to the qual- ity of staff', teachers and ad- ministrators we currently have in place. The District has done a very. good job of maintaining our financial stability. Q: What could the district do better? A: I would like to encour- age any future hired adminis- trators to live within Burnet CISD. By doing so, they be- come part of our community and more involved with our school district. Our district has made great strides in the past several years regarding our staff, teachers and adminis- trators salaries. I feel that our staff, teachers and administra- tors are the life blood of our schools and children's educa- tion. Therefore, I would like to see our district move in the direction of setting the stan- dard when it comes to provid- ing such salaries. Especially since approximately 25% of our current teaching staff is up for retirement. This will be heard. Andy Feild Q: What prompted you to file for a place on the Board of Trustees? Initially I filed for a place on the Board of Trustees be- cause there was an opening on the Board. I felt a strong need to 'pay back' my upbringing. My wife and I had attend- ed Burnet Schools from 1st grade through graduation and I wanted to be a part of a such a wonderful school district. Q: What are the strengths of the district? Burner CISD has many strengths to be proud to claim. Our strengths begin with a caring group of folks includ- ing the teachers, staff and ad- ministrators that have real ex- pectations for our students to succeed in life. The students of the District are definitely a strength as well; shown by their determination to succeed in whatever direction they want to go. The strengths of the Dis- trict are also shown in our re- will your background help ""~&l|~$~%' I_IS XO""h'~l"~ the cream of : cruiting'and 1'etentioil' efforts. i:you make a dijfference as a th~ CrolJ iff~rder to provide the In the last severak~eafs the trustee if elected'? , ::l Veduchfionp0ssiblefbt0ur' District has increased both Throughout my careerfl~:~'~dents. ~ salaries and wages to compete have had the opportunity to work with all areas within the school business, and I know what it takes for everything to run effectively. I have a Bach- elors Degree in Education from Southwestern University and then received a Masters Degree in Education so that I could become and administra- tor. My background definite- ly would be an advantage if elected. Q: Do you have children in BCISD? If so, How did having children at BCISD school this enter into your decision? I do not have any children who went to Burner schools, but I have a whole lot of them that I care about to this day as if they were my children. They were my students and now have kids of their own in school. This helps keep me feeling attached to the school district and caring about the children. School Board Place 5 Kerry Carroll Q: What prompted you to file for a place on the Board of Trustees ? A: Burnet CISD has real- ly blessed our Family over the years. Therefore, running for the Board of Trustees I felt would be a great way for me to give back to our community. Q: What are the strengths Q: How can you make a difference as a trustee? ttow will your background help Sou make a difference as a trustee if elected? A: I believe that I can bring fresh ideas to help us all work together in order to improve the academic growth of our district. I think it is very im- portant to keep an open com- munication chmmel between parents, staff, teachers and administrators. With the pass- ing of the Bond and ongoing construction prqjects, I believe that my construction back- ground will be a great asset to the Board of Trustees. The reason being, Iwill be able to offer input when it comes to spending monies regarding current projects as well as pro- vide possible future cost sav- ing ideas. Q: Do you have children in BCISD? If so, How did having children at BCISD school this enter hlto your decMon? A: Yes. Currently I have a daughter that is a Senior and will be attending Harding U.niversity to play golf. Also, I have a daughter which is in 7*h grade. I feel that it is im- portant to have representation on the Board of Trustees by parents who currently have children in the district. It helps give local families a voice to with area districts. Along with this are benefit packages that are not available in a lot of dis- tricts in our area of the State. Q: What could the district do better? Burnet CISD like most districts has a diverse stu- dent population. Our District has a student population that is 60+% Economically Dis- advantaged. The District is continually using all resources available to ensure that all stu- dents succeed. Programs such as ACE after school program, AVID, and STEM have been implemented to help ensure student success. For instance, a biomedical component is be- ing added to complement the STEM program. Our gradua- tion rate is among thehighest in the State. However, for the District to do better we must continued to improve in all areas using all resources avail- able, including any programs that will promote student de- velopment and success. Q: How can you make a difference as a trustee? How will your background help you make a difference as a trustee if elected? One Trustee cannot make a difference on a school board. However, one trustee work- ing as the team of 8 dedicat- ed trustees and superintendent can help make a district suc- F TURING HEART OF TEXAS ORCHESTRA SUNDAY APRIl 2a, 2016 2:30 P.M. INCLUDING WORKS BY BIZET, MENDELSSOHN, SCHUBERT, STRAUSS, TCHAIKOVSKY AND MORE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH MARBLE FALLS- KOINONIA ROOM 901 LA VENTANA DRIVE HEART OF TEXAS For More Information, Contact Mary Jane Avery, 409-781.5000 or find us on Facebook cessful. Since 1997 1 have had the privilege of working with a lot of great BCISD Board Trustees and superintendents. If elected, I believe my experi- ence and background with the District will continue to 'make a difference' with the Team of eight. Q: Do you have children in BCISD? If so, How did having children at BCISD school this enter into your decision? We did have, however, they have all left the nest! We had 2 girls and 2 boys go K through 12 at BCISD. I am not sure if these kids had anything to do with me being a Trustee. As stated above, I wanted to contribute my time to help continue the public education of the children of the District just as the trustees before me did in the spirit of volunteering. dead, DPS officers ] I g unharmed in TX 71 shootin, B ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH Bta~N~T BULLETIN A reported robbery suspect is dead while Llano County Sheriff's Deputies and a Tex- as DPS Trooper are unharmed following a shooting incident between the two on Wednes- day evening. Austin resident Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, was shot and killed after reportedly bran- dishing a weapon against officers. Texas DPS officials con- firmed that on Wednesday, April 13 at about 5:07 p.m., a Texas DPS Trooper made a traffic stop on a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle travel- ing westbound on TX 71, east of County Road 305 in Llano C ounty. Wise, the operator of the motorcycle, was a sus- pect in an ongoing criminal investigation. "According to the pre- liminary investigation, the motorcycle operator raised a semi-auto pistol and did not follow commands to put the weapon down. A DPS Troop- er and Llano County Sheriffs Deputies fired their service firearms," said Trooper D.L. Wilson, Texas DPS Public In- formation Officer, in a release Thursday moming. The suspect died at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by the Texas Rangers and Llano County Sheriff's Office. From Page 1 The vehicle landed right side up in the ,grass ditch on the north side of the roadway and Acosta's body was ejected from the vehicle, officials said. "It was raining and the road was wet," said DPS offi- cer Robbie Barrera. "That may have played a part in the wreck but we can not be certain," said Barrera. Percent 2 Judge Lisa Whitehead pronounced the death of Acosta at 11:36 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Acosta was sent to the From Page 1 Pell, 31, graduated from Bumet High School, West Point Academy in 2007, served as an Army officer overseas for five years, and now lives in Nashville, Tenn. Where he has a career as a country artist. Pell performed locally for the Burnet Summer Music Concert Series in June 2014, and more recently at the Marble Falls Community Firework Celebration in July 2015. Pell's parents, Burner resi- dents, were contacted regard- ing the rumors but refrained from making comment. Travis County Medical Exam- going to miss," iner's Office, where they will Family and friends will perform an autopsy and toxi-gather Wednesday, April 20 at cology report. 7 p.m. at Edgar-Jenkins Funer- .... Acosta who'grew ;up and;al Home in BUmetfor,Rosary. attended school in :Burnet had spent the last seven years working for Stealth Products. "He was one of those guys that came into work with a great attitude," said Stealth Product owner Lorenzo Romero. "Coming back to work and hearing the news some of our employees are taking it pretty hard, but we are here for them trying to talk with them as much as we can," said Romero. "But he was just one of those guys that everyone is Thursday, April 21, Mass Service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Burnet Catholic Church, with Burial following at Liber- ty Hill Cemetery. A reception to celebrate Frank Acosta's life will fol- low the burial, with lunch pro- vided, at the Bumet Catholic Church at 1 p.m. "He was full of love and life," said Acosta sister Maria. "He always had a great smile and he always tried to make everyone happy, I will miss my brother," Afithem BANK & TRUST WE'RE SO HAPPY TO BE PART OF THIS GREAT TOWNI. CONGRATS ON 50 YEARS, GRANITE SHOALSf. FROM: YOUR FRIENDS AT THE BANK ,~i,