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Austin Energy modifies rate proposal in two steps Austin Energy presented modifications to its rate proposal to address issues raised by the Austin City Council and members of the public and advocacy groups on Feb. 2. The utility, which has experienced large deficits in two of the last three years and projects a $77 million deficit this year, is seeking the first increase and restructuring of its base electric rates in more than 17 years. In its presentation to City Council, Austin Energy outlined modifications aimed at softening the impact of the rate increase while providing core revenues needed to operate the utility. Proposed modifications include the following: • Implement an 8.7% increase this year and a 3.8% increase in 2015 – to provide the overall 12.5% increase needed. This twostep approach would be achieved by deferring until 2015 revenues needed to fully rebuild reserves;

• Cap the General Fund Transfer at the current $105 million; • Reduce the General Fund Transfer factor for residential bills outside the City from the current 9.1% to 3%. The $6 million reduction in GFT revenue would be absorbed by the utility and would not change the rates of City of Austin residential customers; • The $12 fixed monthly Customer Charge will include 200 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy use for residential customers: - To reduce the impact on customers using small amounts of power which includes a number of low and fixed income customers - Further encourage energy efficiency and conservation; Remove the Demand Charge and Electric Delivery Charge for small worship facilities and small businesses with less than 10 kilowatts (KW) of peak demand; ENERGY, 4

Thirteen years, three minutes Not Angry Birds but tipsy birds flock to Four Points - rebuilding after the fires By RICH KEITH Four Points News

By RICH KEITH Four Points News It came down to thirteen years, and three minutes. Don and Shirley Dickson lived in Steiner Ranch for thirteen years in their home on Varner Court. After a busy week and Labor Day holiday weekend, Don was relaxing at home in front of his PC, and Shirley was taking a nap. Looking up, Don suddenly saw there was ash raining down and smoke racing by overhead. Running outside, Don’s neighbor indicated that a fire was a few hundred yards away and headed their way. At that moment a fire marshal appeared on their street and directed all of them to evacuate immediately. Three minutes later they were driving their cars away from their home. All they had with them was a weekly planner, purse, wallet and their dog, who seemed to enjoy going to the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, where neighbors waited to return home. Like most of the people there, the Dicksons expected the fire department to do what it does best and everything would get back to normal. But this was not a normal fire. The high winds and low huDICKSON, 4

Don and Shirley Dickson are rebuilding after the Steiner Ranch fires took their home of 13 years. They are adding features to their new home that they've wanted for years. The Dickson home hours after the Steiner Ranch fires destroyed it.

You may have noticed a large number of robins and cedar waxwings flying around and looking for worms on your lawn. But look more carefully and you may see a robin just fall right over, stumble around, or not be able to take off. Yes, that’s right, these birds are FWI right here in Four Points. But unlike your Super Bowl buddies, no man-made liquor is needed to make these birds party. Nature provides the means for intoxication this time of year. These birds are consuming fermented blackberries, pyracantha or juniper berries, crabapples or mountain ash fruits. “The robins and cedar waxwings are the most obvious vic-

tims due to their gregarious nature and their tendency to gorge on berries during the winter. They can succumb to alcohol poisoning,” said James Hall, a biologist with Plateau Wildlife in Dripping Springs. How does this happen? “Fermentation toxicity is most common in late winter and early spring when thawing of overwintered berries allows for yeast Robin fermentation of the sugars in the berries,” reports the National Wildlife HealthCenter. Translation: local berries subjected to freezing temperatures bring out the sugar, and then warm weather allows the natural yeast which is everywhere to begin fermenting while on the bush. Next, Mr. Robin comes along and has the equivalent of a two-

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Local Lego teams bring home regional titles By BECKY CARTER Coach Seven local Lego teams competed recently and two were awarded winners. More than 140 FIRST Lego League Teams participated in six qualifying tournaments in fall 2011. From those events, 60 were invited to compete in the Regional Invitational competition Jan. 21. Seven of those 60, were teams in the Four Points area and two of those were award winners. Spectrum won special recognition award for their project research, and they were also the 3rd highest score for the Robot Performance portion. The Cyber Knights took home the Strategy and Innovative Design trophy. Their propulsion technology really gave them that extra boost they needed to win.

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School folder company - Don’t Mess with Texas or Four Points After Four Points News’ lead story ran last week on an unauthorized school folder company that sold advertising to local businesses, local attorney Dan Adams did some research and offers more perspective in a Letter to the Editor this week. Last summer Four Points

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ative School Zones has “worked with some of our campuses in the past, but was not authorized to do so this year, with the exception of two campuses (not in Four Points).” “Our staff spoke with an employee of Creative School Zones in June of 2011,” Skoviera stated. “We followed up with the corporate office via e-mail in July of 2011, asserting that there was no agreement in place for that company to be selling advertising for student take-home folders, that the district was taking charge of the use of its name, that the company should cease selling ads using our name and should refund

any ads that they sold without authorization to do so.” But Creative School Zones asserted it had signed agreements with LISD campuses, which LISD asked for and did not not receive. The disctrict stated: “It is our understanding that the company continued to market advertising and we instructed our campuses not to accept delivery on any unauthorized folders.” Dear Editor I just read Leslee Bassman’s article regarding the school folder controversy (Feb. 2 edition can be read online at www. fourpointsnews.com.) As a resident of Four Points

and as a business owner this news really upset me so I thought I would do a little research and write you so our business owners will know the legal landscape for future reference as well as provide some more information on Creative School Zone Inc (CSZ). First, Texas has a consumer protection statute called the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). What many people don’t realize is that the DTPA protects business consumers whose assets are under $25 million. Because it is a consumer protection statute it can provide for up to three times actual damFOLDER, 4


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All options open: continuous improvement conference 2012 This week, Leander ISD staff came together for our 19th Annual Continuous Improvement Conference. To help our participants refocus their attention on our shared vision, this year, the conference highlighted our definition of student learning, the Seven Student Learning Behaviors. During my opening remarks, I reminded LISD that the Seven Student Learning Behaviors are here to stay. Seven years from now, we will achieve our vision that every student graduates with all options open, and we will do so by focusing on the Seven Student Learning Behaviors. These student behaviors are elemental in that they are a part of our efforts to close the achievement gap, to ensure all students are college- and career-ready and to

focus on the whole student. In LISD, we honor and celebrate that the majority of the sessions at Continuous Improvement Conference are run by LISD staff because we know that we learn best from each other. Countless LISD teachers shared their strategies for fostering the Seven Student Learning Behaviors in their classrooms. Whether they addressed how technology can be used to promote student collaboration or how to use differentiated instruction to keep students engaged, participants learned something new and practical to bring back to their schools and classrooms. In addition to the hundreds of LISD staff-led sessions, this year we were fortunate to have Stephen Barkley, Dr. Rich Allen and David Langford as some

of our featured speakers. These and horizontally collaborate, in top-rated educational profession- a collegial environment, teachers als addressed some of the pieces are focused on ensuring that evthat produce student ownership ery student in their class is ready of learning, the heart of the Seven for the next grade level or course Student Learning Behaviors, and and does their best to support pushed us to the grade level rethink the way or course that we do business. feeds theirs. A As the keycollegial school note speaker, district is where Stephen Barkeveryone beley challenged lieves they are the entire LISD responsible for system to beBRET CHAMPION every student come a collegial in the district. environment where professionals This type of system-wide colcome to work believing that the laboration is exactly what we are work of their colleagues impacts about in LISD. And this idea is the work they do each day. He en- what makes the Continuous Imcouraged everyone to have a true provement Conference such a team mentality. And while LISD beneficial experience for the enalready prides itself on being a tire district to be a part of. It is a district where teachers vertically powerful reminder that no mat-

to thank all of the presenters at this year’s Continuous Improvement Conference for sharing their insights into the Seven Student Learning Behaviors, and I would like to especially thank our special guests for offering their successful instructional practices. The LISD Continuous Improvement Conference would not have been the incredible learning opportunity that it was without their participation. The Seven Student Learning Behaviors are our blueprint for ensuring that every student graduates with all options open. It is my firm belief that by cultivating the Seven Student Learning Behaviors within our students, we will give them the skills to be lifelong learners today, tomorrow and beyond. Have a great week!

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Thank you Ms. Lisa Mallory Four Points Middle School wishes to thank Ms. Lisa Mallory, Leander ISD Board of Trustees Member, for visiting the school recently. This picture, with Freddie the Falcon, was taken during a pep rally on Jan. 30 during LISD Board Members Appreciation Week. She was also presented with a card signed by FPMS students. "We thank her and all the board members for their support and devoted service to our school and all of LISD," said Debra Cooney, Administrative Assistant to the FPMS Principal.

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ter what their job is, everyone in LISD comes to work to focus on student learning. Our professional development conference is how we come together to put more resources in our instructional tool belt. For almost two decades, this conference has been the keystone of the LISD learning culture. We are fortunate to have three days in February to learn, grow and continuously improve our processes, and return revived and ready to finish the year strong. Moreover, we are blessed to give staff a chance to interact with employees from different campuses and departments and to hear colleagues, as well as leading educational experts, address key practices that will improve student learning. On behalf of LISD, I would like

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Ski Week draws many locals to the mountains I’ve heard LISD’s Winter Break It had to be true. We is often called “Ski Week” but I knew just a handful but there had had no idea how true that really to be many more. is. And who could blame On Monday, we ran into five us! or six other Four Points families The sunny, crisp day on the slopes at Angel Fire, New made for a fantastic time on the LYNETTE outrageously beautiful slopes. Mexico. In line to rent skis, my 9-year- HAALAND Angel Fire has a base eleold recognized a classmate. Their vation of 8,600 feet and a summit family was right in front of us. Then after of 10,677 feet with over 500 acres of skiable a few runs and before getting on the quad terrain. It felt like we covered most of that lift my daughter saw another acquaintance thanks to my brother’s navigation skills! who rides the same school bus. My brother, sister-in-law and their five Right after lunch we were on the same children from Dalhart joined us on this ski slope “Heading Home” as a soccer team- trip. One of the reasons the trip has been mate of my 7-year-old daughter and her so fun is because my brother and I learned family from River Place. how to ski on that mountain and taking our While skiing down the mountain to- own families back to it nearly 30 years later gether, we came to the conclusion that LISD is very special. needs to keep Winter Break aka Ski Week, There was a brief moment that it dawned and take days from other one-day holidays on me how special it all was as I was riding like MLK Day to make it a full 5-day break up the lift solo looking down at my faminstead of three. ily skiing, smiling and waving back at me. As the day went on at the New Mexico They were really enjoying this great sport resort, we ended up boarding another lift for the first time. It will be something we right behind neighbors from down our can do together for many years to come. same street. For now the last crackle of the fire is dy Close to the end of the day, we met an- ing down at this peaceful cabin we rented. other Steiner Ranch family taking a break It is time to get some shut eye because near the lodge. They said they thought another day of skiing hits in a few hours. there was a huge percentage of skiers at I wonder if we will run into more Four Angel Fire that day from Leander ISD. Points neighbors tomorrow.

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My favorite thing about Valentine’s is that my dad always makes my sister and I a box of goodies even though we’ve been out of the house for years. It used to be candy, stickers and toys. Each year we each still get a box and love to find out what’s inside.

My favorite Valentine’s was after my one daughter had had surgery a few months before and we are all together, watching a movie and having pizza. We were surrounded by our munchkins who were all healthy. Nothing can top that.

My favorite Valentine was when my husband wrote me a poem. We had a dinner party and spouses wrote poems for each other. This Valentine’s, I want another poem.

This year I would like a nice dinner where my husband makes steaks and we have some nice wine and we stay away from the crowds.

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midity combined to create the perfect conditions for wildfire. Reflecting now on his US Navy duty on an aircraft carrier during the Viet Nam era, Don said, “I never thought I’d be more stressed than I was during wartime, but I was.” Over the next few days information was scarce, but ultimately they knew that their home was a total loss. First there was shock, and then there was sadness. All their personal items were gone, the most painful of which were the photos and family heirlooms. Their period of grieving over lost personal items lasted for awhile. Now it’s been replaced by planning activities to rebuild on their lot. Don and Shirley stayed with their son’s family in Cedar Park for a couple of weeks before moving into a rental in Steiner Ranch. Ironically, Don is an insurance professional and he has counseled others about loss of property.

“Loss of property is not that important. You can get by with a lot less,” he says. The outpouring of community support, both emotional and financial, has really touched them. Neighbors, churches and charitable organizations helped them get back on their feet. “Never has my life been so empty and so full at the same time,” Shirley says. Their new home aims to include the features they have wanted for years and will remove undesirable features from past homes. The master bedroom will be on the ground level. Shirley is creating her dream kitchen and master bath, and there will be an “outdoor man cave” which is a covered porch with a built-in BBQ, a television and seating for those warm Texas evenings. “We’re designing it for ourselves, and that’s a lot of fun,” Don says. They hope to move in by early summer.

concerning goods or services which was known at the time of the transaction. I further decided to research CSZ and it appears they are no longer allowed to do business in Texas. According to the Texas Secretary of State, CSZ Inc officially incorporated in Missouri on November 4th, 2005. Because they are an out of state entity that is “transacting business” in Texas they are required to file a registration form with the Texas Secretary of State. CSZ filed this form on August 30th, 2006. However as of July 25th, 2008 the Secretary of State revoked CSZ’s privilege to transact business in Texas

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FOLDER, FROM 1 ages and for attorney’s fees. Typically, a violation is an act that is prohibited by the “Laundry List”, a breach of an express or implied warranty, breach of the insurance code, or an unconscionable act. A few of the most common offenses in the Laundry List are: 1. Causing confusion or misunderstanding as to the source, sponsorship, approval, or certification of goods or services; 2. Representing that goods or services are of a particular standard, quality, or grade, or that goods are of a particular style or model, if they are of another; 3. Failing to disclose information

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because they either did not pay the proper franchise taxes with the Texas Comptroller or they did not bother to file a no tax due report. The Comptroller recommended a forfeiture and the Secretary of State complied. If the records are correct CSZ may have been unlawfully transacting business in the State of Texas for over 3 years. By the time this letter reaches our friends and neighbors’ doorsteps I will have contacted the Texas Attorney General’s office with the information I have discovered along with Four Points News’ original article. In addition to whatever measures our neighborhood businesses take, CSZ will no

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doubt have the Texas Comptroller and the Attorney General’s office to contend with. Head’s up Ne’er-Do-Wells. Don’t Mess With Texas. Don’t Mess With Four Points. Sincerely and with Best Regards, Dan R. Adams Jr. Attorney-at-Law Dan is a River Place resident and owns his own Business and Estate Planning legal practice and serves as pro bono legal counsel for Steiner Ranch Old Pros, a neighborhood children’s charity.

Editor’s note: In the last issue we highlighted that Leander ISD lost more than $360,000 last year the two days following Winter Break, a three-day LISD holiday. Ten percent more students are absent during that week than average. Dear Editor: Thank you for raising the awareness of how much the district loses money when we as parents do not act responsibly in getting our children to school. While extending it a week could be a solution, at what point does the district proceed further into the normal summer break to get those additional 2 days? Candidly, the calendar is published well in advance and we as parents need to show leadership in getting our kids to school when it's in session. While it's fun to cruise down the hill on 2222 in our fancy cars, most of us resist to be an example to our children who will be, or are already driving. As parents, we are culpable to inculcate responsibility and commitment so these values become a part of their work ethic for years to come. Let's extinguish the entitlement attitude to selective choice of when to do the right thing.

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Grandview Hills Elementary Third Grade: Ryan Banda, Mei Li Bonfils-Rasmussen, Ella Brown, Grace Cardwell, Cailey Chilek, Olivia Coleman, Tessa Collinson, Evan Deeny, Kayla Deherrera, Roarke Estrin, Andrew Fontana, Dylan Frazzell, Saxon Fryar, Holten Garrison, Spencer Haug, Madison Horne, Erin Houchins, Grace Hundley, Daniel Kasabov-Nouvion, Dani Kennedy, Landen Kerns, Rory Maxwell, Melissa McKelvy, Gabriela Moreno, Connor Murphy, Mackenzie Murray, Demetre Muto, Devan Patel, Avery Priddy, Ryan Rhea, Michael Rinkevich, Egadi Santos, Tracer Williams Fourth Grade: Duncan Alvarez, Melia Berry, Connor Bourque, Madison Burke, Shawn Burkhardt, Michelle Chen, Riley Corder, Owen Daugherty, Devan Dholakia, Gabriel Diaz, Kylie Diefenthaler, Declan Duggan, Anna Edwards, Kale Farone, Bernardo Garcia Santillan, Zachary Gillcrist, Avanti Gonzales-

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Steiner to host Chili Cook Off The Steiner Ranch Annual Chili Cook-off and Live Music event will be Feb. 18 featuring Chris Austin Martinez. Dust off your cookbooks, don your aprons, and get ready to impress your friends and neighbors with your own delicious version of a good ol’ Texas chili. For you folks not from around

these parts, show us how it’s done where you come from! Not a chili chef but got a willing stomach and a taste for the hot stuff? Come just to eat and vote on People’s Choice Award. Judges will award prizes to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Come enjoy this spicy hot competition, featuring some of

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the tastiest, tangiest and most original chili created by in the area. The event is Feb. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Towne Square Community Center and is free for those with a chili entry and $10 for those coming to eat.

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The Steiner Ranch Tennis Association is introducing a new court reservation system for tennis players. The existing website that tennis players used to reserve tennis courts at Bella Mar or Towne Square is no longer functioning, and has been replaced with a new site www.srcourts.com

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for making your court reservations. In order to reserve a tennis court with the new reservation system, you must register with the HOA and receive a username and password, which will give you access to the reservation site.

It was science projects as far as the eye could see at Canyon Ridge Middle School. The science projects were judged by over 60 volunteers from the community. The students (pictured left to right: Reid Marburger and Dale Kuykendall) explained their projects to the judges as the judges looked at each project. There were over 60 regional qualifiers from Canyon Ridge Middle School that will have a chance to present their projects at the Regional Science Fair on Thursday Feb 23rd, at the Palmer Event Center.

Canyon Ridge Middle School Talking About Tough Issues Naomi Drew speaker at 6:30 pm

Feb. 17 Four Points Chamber of Commerce Whataburger Ribbon Cutting at 10am

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Peace Lutheran Church Mardi Gras Celebration dinner & music: The Blues Specialists 5:30-9pm

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land Lakes that is the source of our present-day water supply,” said LCRA General Manager Becky Motal. “This supply has served us well for many years and will continue to do so, but we clearly need to continue to expand our water resources to deal with growing demand, especially during drought cycles. I am confident LCRA will be able to achieve this goal.” Motal said the most likely sources of additional water would be rain runoff and other river flows that currently flow into the Gulf of Mexico. “We could capture a small portion of these flows and store them for later use, while still keeping water in the river for the environmental health of the Colorado River and the bay and estuary system that depends on freshwater inflows from the river,” she said. LCRA is considering several options for storing the additional water, including building off-channel reservoirs or storing the water in aquifers. “Nothing is off the table,” she said. “But we need to explore all aspects of any option, including cost as well as environmental impact.” Last April the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) granted LCRA a permit to capture water from the Colorado River downstream of Austin during high flows. Currently, lakes Travis and Buchanan are at a combined 37 percent of capacity, the result of severe drought conditions that have reduced inflows into the Highland Lakes to historic lows as well as increased demand for water from LCRA’s customers. LCRA continues to manage its water resources under its state-approved Water Management Plan, as well as emergency measures that were approved by the TCEQ late last year. The plan and emergency measures provide for the possibility of a pro rata water curtailment to LCRA’s customers and the cutoff of “interruptible” water supplies for agriculture, possibly as early as this spring, if rains do not replenish the water in the lakes. “Eventually the rains will return and the drought will end, as it has in previous years,” Motal said. “But this drought has pointed out the need for us to add to our water resources, and we will do that.”

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Favorite part about being involved in Viper Soccer: We train hard and play hard. It pays off.

S W I M M i N G

Thursday

Lady Viper Basketball takes victory over Dripping Springs

vance further in playoffs. All the girls and myself are very excited to see what the district season will bring," said Jenifer Hardy, Vandegrift High School Head Girls Soccer. District play opens against Marble Fall at Marble Falls on Feb. 10.

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Dr. Cammie Teliha Exceptional Veterinary Medicine Personal Care

Full Service Care • Emergencies • Surgery X-Ray • Wellness • Geriatric

www. riverranchanimalhospital.com 331-7889 The Lady Vipers hosted the Lady Tigers from Dripping Springs in a district 25-4A contest on Friday night with playoff implications. The Lady Vipers led the entire game, winning by a score of 55-45. It was the first Senior Night for the Lady Vipers. The Lady Vipers wrap up district play Tuesday night when they travel to Marble Falls. With a win at Marble Falls, the Lady Vipers would take fourth place in the district and earn its first playoff berth.

John Lichtenberger John Lichtenberger

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Above: Emily Sears (#22, senior) knocking down two free throws and putting the game away for the Lady Vipers

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Above: Paige Lichtenberger (#11, senior and team co-captain) putting pressure on Dripping Springs in the back court

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Beautiful Custom Home With Incredible Lake Views!

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February 9, 2012  

Four Points News February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012  

Four Points News February 9, 2012

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