Eloisa Mireles, a longtime BISD parent volunteer at Burns Elementary and Vela Middle School, was recognized by the Board of Trustees and Superintendent at the October 1, 2013 meeting.  Ruben Cortez, Jr., the State Board of Education member from Brownsville, read a proclamation signed by Governor Rick Perry honoring Mireles and 16 other Texas school volunteers who were recently named Heroes for children.