Board Members

Board of Trustees

President - Burt Bull
Burt Bull Mr. Burt Bull has served as a Trustee since 2012. He is a native of Riviera, a graduate of Kaufer High School, and attended Texas A & I University, Kingsville. Mr. Bull is a rancher and a business investor. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Kleberg Kenedy County Junior Livestock Show, and on the Board of the Texas A&M University Equine Initiative. 

Mr. Bull currently serves as President of our Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Linda, have two sons; Dillard (22) and Bryson (18)

Vice President - Billy Colston
Billy Colston Picture
Mr. Billy Colston, III is in his second term as a Trustee, and is currently serving as our Board Vice President. He was raised in Riviera and is a graduate of Kaufer High School. Mr. Colston graduated from Texas A&M University, College Station, receiving a degree in Business and Management. He is currently the Operations Manager of the Riviera Telephone Company, Inc. Mr Colston and his wife, Michelle, have three children, Austin, Jake, and Piper.

Secretary - Pedro "Pete" Guevara
Pedro Pete Guevara Picture Mr. Pedro "Pete" Guevara is in his first term as a Trustee. He was raised in Riviera and is a graduate of Kaufer High School. He attended Texas A&I University, Kingsville and Naval Aviaton Electronics School, becoming an aviation electronics technician. Mr. Guevara served four years in the U.S. Navy and did three Persian Gulf Tours during Operation Southern Watch. Currently he is the outside plant supervisor for the Riviera Telephone Co. Mr. Guevara and his wife, Victoria, have four children, Clarissa, Peter, Zachary, and Hadley.

Member - Becky Cantu Gutierrez

Ms. Becky Gutierrez is in her 14th year as a Trustee. A life-long resident of Riviera, she is a graduate of Riviera ISD and attended Texas A & I University -Kingsville. Ms. Gutierrez is employed with Neessen Automotive in Kingsville. She has three children; Heston, Katy, and Dean. And, five grandchildren; Charlotte, Major, Trent, Mason, and Lincoln

Member - DeAnna Hamblin

Dr. DeAnna Hamblin was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. As a military child, she grew up in Kingsville and graduated from H.M. King.  Dr.Hamblin earned her B.A. in Psychology in 1995, a M.S. in Reading Specialization in 2007, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in 2015 from Texas A & M -Kingsville. 

Dr. Hamblin has resided in Riviera for 18 years. Her time as a parent volunteer for reading led her back to college to be a reading specialist and become a certified teacher. During her time in Riviera, she has also been a member of the PTO and a Girl Scout leader. DeaAnna and her husband Ty have two daughters; Devyn who is currently enrolled at TAMUK, and Sara who attends H.M. King and will graduate in 2020.

Member - Rodney Malin
Mr. Rodney Malin was born and raised in Riviera. A graduate of Kaufer High School, he graduated from Texas A & I University with a B.S. in Agriculture. 

Mr. Malin has been employed with Celanese for over 29 years. His position is as a Senior Laboraory Technician. Rodney is also co-owner of Malin Ranch, LLC along with his two sisters, and currently serves as the Ranch Manager.

​Member - Teresa May
Teresa May Picture Mrs. Teresa May was elected to our School Board in November 2012. She was born and raised in McAllen, graduated from Sharyland ISD, and attended Texas A & I University in Kingsville. 

Mrs. May is a homemaker, and a school, community, and church volunteer.She is an active member of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, the Woman's Club of Kingsville, and the Riviera Beautification Association. Teresa is married to Paul C. May who works at Celanese in Bishop. Mrs. May and her husband have three children who attend Riviera ISD; Hannah, Meagan, and Paul Craig May, Jr.

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