Ex-ambassador visits pickle Elementary
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio Garza visited with students at Pickle Elementary School Thursday to discuss international relations and his childhood.
Members of the school’s recently established student council were among those who got to meet with Garza. Claudio Cruz, a district parent support specialist, helped students organize Garza’s visit so that the student council members had the chance to learn about national and international civic issues and engagement, a news release said.
Huston-Tillotson President Larry Earvin was recently elected chair of the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, according to a news release.
The commission ensures that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community to address the needs of society and students.
Earvin was named HustonTillotson University’s president in 2000. Organization,” Murphy said. “Their goal was to incorporate the Bee Cave area and take it away from Austin’s jurisdiction and make it its own city called the Village of Bee Cave. That incorporation wasn’t easy and included working through some very significant obstacles.”
Bee Cave officially became a city in August of 1987, Murphy said. She moved to the area with her husband 15 years ago.
“We knew it was a special place, and we wanted to come back here and make this our home when we lived in other places,” Murphy said later. “We like Austin and the Austin area, but we didn’t want to live in the city, we liked the Hill Country.”
Initially, with so few landowners and very little development, councilwoman Zelda Auslander characterized the little city as “sleepy.” But at a certain point, Murphy said, that began to change and Bee Cave has been developing rapidly in recent years.
Mayor Pro Tem Jack McCool said there was initial resistance to change when development started to take place.
The city’s comprehensive plan was created to deal with development and serve as a guideline when trying to rein in development and move the city in the direction the residents envisioned, officials said.
The Manor school board has named interim Superintendent Kevin Brackmeyer as the lone finalist for superintendent at a board meeting Monday.
Brackmeyer was appointed as interim superintendent in June. Previously he served as the principal of Manor High School, beginning in 2009 when he joined the school district. Manor officials said in a news release that they anticipate final approval of Brackmeyer as superintendent after observing the 21-day waiting period required by Texas law.