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................. 0000uentes students send message of support to soldiers in Iraq Above, the Fuentes banner brings smiles all around to the troops in Ornan. Pictured below, Kim Swaney's third graders display their banner before sending it to the troops. entes Elementary third graders m Kim Swaney's class wanted to support the troops in the war. They collected four boxes of food, snacks, pencils & paper, camera, a banner, and a photo album of the class. They sent them to Col. Bill Welch, Air Fon Reserves at Masirah Island, Oman. He distributed them to several units in order to "sham the wealth." He arranged for half the "goodies" to b delivered to the troops who were ,setg up. Lp.. one of the most for- wd  moW Ixs in In. They received their package in the early days when niceties were scarce, and said, "Your kids helped get those warriors over the hump." The troops have sent letters, emails and promises to send a flag that has flown in one of the C-130's ow, r |mq. Two years ago I was elected to the Buda City Council. I made a promise that I would Support open government and to keep taxes low. I also vowed to promote economic development and to strengthen our neighborhood groups. It hasn't been easy, but with the help of many dedicated citizens, we haven't achieved everything we set out to do--but we made a great start. Thank you for allowing me to serve you these last two years and with your blessing I hope to serve another term as your representative on the Buda City Council. ---Cathy Chilcote Buda City Council Promises Ke It Promises Made -- Wide Open Government - Keeping Taxes Low - Support Economic Development - Long Term Planning Helping Neighborhood Groups - More Parks & Greenspace ,/Implemented Open Records & Meetings Training for Council ,/Opposed Tax Increase until all efforts for state grants & funding are reviewed ,/Founding Member of the Buda Chamber of Commerce; Supported Local Option to allow more restaurants to move to Buda ,/Passed Buda Master Plan; Founded Planning & Zoning Commission; Passed Unified Development Code v' Founded the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) so they have input into the city government Process ,/As Chair of the Parks & Recreation Committee, lead the effort to acquire and support more greenspace CHRIS NIETO I[YIE glTY gOIIligll "Kyle is at a point in its history and is faced with the challenge of not los- ing the character that makes living in Kyle so attractive. Located in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation and an hour's drive to Austin or San Antonio, Kyle is positioned to blossom, but is faced with the symptoms of growing pains. Kyle needs strong leadership to pre- serve the quality of life for long-time residents, and to plan accordingly for a superb quality of life for new and future residents. In the midst of it all, we must secure a strong economic base that serves as a foundation for the coming growth. My decision to run for city Council is to offer solu- tion-driven leadership and plan responsibility for all residents of Kyle. - Community Vision , Strong Leadership. I thank you for your support, --Chris Nieto -k Responsible Planning ,k Working to Secure.Economic Future for Kyle -k Preserving Quality of Life - Encouraging Community Involvement & Participation - Supporting Kyle's Most Valuable Asset--YOU r Not Supported by Political Action Groups r Dedicated to all Resident and to Kyle ELECTION DAY--MAY 3, CITY HALL Political Ad Paid for by Chris Nieto, 1-48 J. Maryes Ln., Kyle, TX 78640