Banner - Pumpkin Painting - Website copyFall Fun! Saturday, October 25

 WB Bird Walk
8am • Meet at the Mills Pond Gazebo • Hosted by Heather Johnson
Come  see what ducks and birds have joined us after the rains and cooler weather.

Andy Allen’s Pumpkin Patch
10am-Noon • Pick your pumpkin!
In front of the Gazebo at KF Park

WBNA Pumpkin Painting in the Park
10:30am-1:30pm •The Gazebo at KF Park
FREE with DONATION of 1 canned good
OR $1 donation to St. Andrew’s Food Pantry

Pumpkin Painting has been a WB tradition for more than a decade and this year will feature real pumpkins of all sizes complements of Andy Allen, Realtor.  Dianne Koehler, of the art minicamps, will be supplying the paints, brushes, set-ups and examples of what to paint on your pumpkin in case you need ideas.  It’s always a lot of fun and you get to take home a pumpkin to decorate for Halloween!

Fall Food Drive – With this event, the WBNA kicks off the food drive for our local food bank so bring a non-perishable food item to paint for free or donate $1 to St. Andrew’s Food Pantry.

Update & Reminder about the Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Painting on Saturday!
Both are WBNA sponsored events.  We greatly appreciate the Andy Allen Team for donating the pumpkins and volunteering to help with the pumpkin painting.  We were thrilled to give Dianne’s Pumpkin Painting a new home last year and are happy that she has agreed to come again this year.
As a 501(c)(4), we are a non-political organization.  We do not endorse candidates in any race and each and every candidate is invited to our forums.  All candidates are represented in informational articles and posts to our website. 
Volunteers at WBNA sponsored events are prohibited from wearing campaign attire or espousing their personal political views so as not to give the impression of WBNA endorsement for any candidate.  It would be most appreciated if other community leaders and residents in attendance this Saturday would follow these guidelines by creating a ‘politics free’ zone if you will, so that both parents and children may enjoy the event.
We are certainly not trying to stifle anyone’s first amendment rights, we just want to keep a children’s event just that, a children’s event. 
We are very excited about the Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Painting in the Park and genuinely hope that everyone will cooperate.  It’s for the kids and should remain so.

Athlos Leadership Academy Fall Festival
11am-4pm • 3711 Shoreline Drive

Athlos Leadership Academy, is having their second annual Fall Festival October 25th from 11am-4pm.  There will be bounce houses, games, prizes, a pumpkin patch with pumpkin painting, and food vendors.  Tickets are 10 for $5, 50 for $25, and 110 for $50. We hope you can come out and support this new school.  Read more here: http://www.ala.my-pto.org/

3rd Annual Living Safe & Well Expo
Saturday, October 25 • 1-5 pm
Pfluger Hall
201 E. Pecan Street
Pflugerville, TX 78660

The Pflugerville community has been nationally recognized for its quality of life and community spirit and is one of the fastest growing communities in Central Texas.  Travis County ESD No. 2 / Pflugerville Fire Department has a great responsibility in providing fire suppression, fire prevention, and first response emergency medical care covering 100 square miles with personnel and equipment working out of four fire stations ready 24 hours a day to serve 100,000 citizens of the District.   With our mission to serve the community’s public safety needs, we believe that community education, prevention, safety and wellness are essential to living safe and well.

This fun and engaging family-oriented, community-based event is part of our Prevention and Public Education initiative.  Join us for our 3rd Annual Living Safe and Well Expo that encourage healthy lifestyles and helps you prepare for and prevent the risk of adverse situations.   Among the activities we will have a variety of free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, healthy food sampling, Live Music by The Josh Tiemann Band, the Firefighter Pfit 5K Fun Run and more!  http://livingsafeandwellexpo.org/

Northwest Elementary Fall Fest & Halloween Celebration!
5:30-8:30pm • Northwest Elementary School •14014 Thermal Drive

Remember growing up and going to Fall Festivals dressed in your costumes?  Remember how much fun you had?
Join your neighbors, throw on an old costume, and stop by Northwest Elementary with your kids this Saturday.  We promise a good time!

RRISD Board of Trustees Election

Okay RRISD Parents and Taxpayers, I’ve been on the internet again. Here are links so that you can find out more than you ever wanted to know about the candidates for RRISD. We’re filling five of the seven places with this election. Below the article and forum links is a list of candidates by ballot place complete with website/Facebook addresses where available. PLEASE come to the candidate forum tonight and bring your questions!

Tuesday, October 21, 7pm, WB Community Library – Be there!

Round Rock Council of PTAs Forum Questions and Answers
http://rrisd.council.my-pta.org/

Candidate Questions from Community Impact:
http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/round-rock-pflugerville-hutto/board-of-trustees-candidates-%C2%ADrrisd/

League of Women Voters – Voters Guide – page 44
http://lwvaustin.org/voter-guide/

Round Rock Leader RRISD Candidate profiles – They’ve only gotten to 3 so far, but promise to do all by November 4.
http://www.statesman.com/list/news/local/latest-education-stories-leader/aHDq/?page=1

Vote 411 – Select Texas and then look for candidates alphabetically. When you pull your candidate choice up, it pulls up their opponent as well. It’s a little cumbersome, but has some really good information.
http://onyourballot.vote411.org/

Place 1

Claudio Cruz
Mr. Cruz does not maintain a website or Facebook page, nor does he believe in accepting donations for his campaign. Information can be found at any of the sites listed above. He will be participating in the candidate forum.

Nikki Gonzales
http://www.nikkiforrrisd.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Nikki4rrisd

Place 3

Diane Cox
Ms. Cox’ Facebook page has been deactivated and she’s chosen not to attend any of the candidate forums thus far. We do not expect her at Tuesday’s forum.

Brian Black
http://www.bryanforrrisd.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bryan-Black-For-RRISD-School-Board/616229321828185

Place 4

Terri Romere – Unopposed
http://trusteeterriromere.com/
https://www.facebook.com/trusteeterriromere

Place 5

Paul K. Emerson
http://www.paulkemerson.com/
https://www.facebook.com/paulkermerson

Suzi David
Ms. David’s Facebook page has been deactivated and she’s chosen not to attend any of the candidate forums thus far. We do not expect her at Tuesday’s forum.

Allen McKee
http://www.allenmckee.org/
https://www.facebook.com/allenmckeeisd

Place 6

Paul Tisch
https://www.facebook.com/PaulJTisch

Tony A. Pitts
http://www.taplawfirm.com/

Meet & Greet for State Rep. & Travis County Candidates

Wow! The WBNA Candidate Forum for State House District 50 and County Judge has now grown to include County Commissioner Pct. 2 and Travis County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 candidates as per their request to come out and meet with the residents of Wells Branch. This enthusiasm has caused us to revise our original plan of candidate forum first, followed by meet & greet. We will now allow each of the candidates five minutes to tell us a little about themselves and why they deserve our vote, followed by refreshments and one-on-one time with each of the candidates.

There are two main reasons you should attend this meeting:

  • You don’t get the opportunity very often to visit individually with this many candidates/elected officials. These folks are here asking what you want/need/expect from them. Local elections can have a much greater impact on our daily lives than state or national elections.
  • It looks good for Wells Branch. Period. If we have a full house, it shows that we care, are informed and involved in our community, and we vote. The hidden message here is that because of all this, we will hold our elected officials accountable. Translation: They’ll answer the phone when we call.

Below is a list of the candidates (and their websites) attending this Thursday’s Meet & Greet at 7pm at the WB Community Library, 15001 Wells Port. We hope you’ll make every effort to attend. Info on the other two forums (which will be actual forums) will follow. We thought it best to send out information separately. Please contact me directly if you have any questions about this Thursday. I can be reached via email or by phone at (512) 656-0654

State Representative District 50

Celia Israel (D) - confirmed
http://celiaisrael.com/
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=50
Mike Vandewalle (R)confirmed
http://www.drmikefortexas.com/
David Dreesen (L)
https://lptexas.org/texas-house-representatives

Travis County Judge

• Sarah Eckhardt (D)confirmed
http://saraheckhardt.com/
• Mike McNamara (R)confirmed
http://www.votemcnamara.com/
• Richard Perkins (L) - confirmed
http://www.perkins2014.com/

Travis County Commissioner, Pct. 2

• Brigid Shea (D)confirmed
http://www.voteforbrigid.com/
• Raymond Frank (R)
http://www.raymondfrank.com/
• Steve Haskett (L)
https://lptexas.org/texas-local-offices

Travis County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2

• Randall Slagle (D)confirmed
http://randallslagle.com/
• Glenn Bass (R)confirmed
http://www.bassfortexas.com/
http://www.co.travis.tx.us/justices_of_peace/jp2/default.asp
• Daniel Ruble (L)
https://lptexas.org/texas-local-offices

Candidate Forums

voteThe WBNA will be hosting Candidate Forums and/or Meet & Greets for the following races.  Please join us in learning what each of these candidates has to offer our community.  The MUD and RRISD forums will feature an introduction by each candidate, formal questions submitted by residents, and closing statements.  As our initial ‘forum’ has grown to include the Pct. 2 JP race as well, we will be limiting the candidates to an introduction and then break to enjoy light snacks and a meet & greet afterwards where you’ll have the opportunity to visit with each of the candidates one-on-one.  Please submit questions to VOTE@wbna.us.*

State Rep. Dist. 50
Travis County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2                                                                                             Travis County Judge
Thursday, October 16, 7pm
WB Community Library, 15001 Wells Port

Wells Branch MUD Board Candidate Forum
Sunday, October 19, 4pm
WB Rec. Center, 3000 Shoreline Drive
Daniel Barnekow, Moderator                                                                                                                                         *Deadline to submit questions: 7pm, Saturday, October 18

RRISD Trustee Candidate Forum
Tuesday, October 21, 7pm
WB Community Library, 15001 Wells Port
Michele Samuelson, Moderator                                                                                                                           *Deadline to submit questions: 7pm, Monday, October 20

Please take a moment to visit each of the pages under and including the ‘Elections’ tab.