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By LYNETTE HAALAND Four Points News Three River Place homes were burglarized during open houses on Sunday. The suspect Hector Guzman, 38, was caught on Sunday just after 2 p.m. because a realtor recognized him from another open house she

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hosted in Westminster Glen last fall where a necklace worth more than $20,000 was missing. “(Guzman) has two charges of Theft, State Jail Felony, that have been filed so far and detectives are investigating to determine if other charges are warranted,” said Roger Wade, Public Information Officer Travis County Sheriff ’s Office. Sources say nine people at this point are pressing charges against Guzman and investigators are trying to see if he is related to a case

in Westlake where property, mostly jewelry, worth more than $100,000 was stolen. He also has a conviction for robbery in another state. On Sunday afternoon, Amy Brossette, a Keller Williams Realtor, was just opening the doors to an open house on China Garden when she recognized Guzman from a different open house in Westminster Glen where a $24,000 necklace was stolen in October. BURGLARY, 7

Hector Guzman, 38, is suspected in burglarizing open houses in River Place.

Rezoning limits number of new units in Steiner SRNA petition influenced the ruling, Memorandum of Understanding entered By LESLEE BASSMAN Four Points News The density of future development on one tract at the front of Steiner Ranch is limited to 54 units. The recent Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association petition drive, which had over 1,100 signatures, helped achieve the rezoning limits at last week’s City of Austin Zoning and Platting Commission meeting. MU-14 Investments’ Taylor Woodrow Communities re-

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vised its request for rezoning the Steiner tract located at 4925 ½ N. Quinlan Park Road, Bear Creek West Watershed. The request passed unanimously May 1 by consent agenda. The granted request limits the density of the Steiner tract to 54 units, prohibits multi-family structures and ensures that only townhomes and duplexes will be built on the property. The rezoning limits came about after some meetings that challenged the density of Steiner. Less than 24 hours prior to the Commission’s vote, an agreement - Memorandum of Understanding - had been entered into between the SRNA’s President Brian Thompto and SRNA’s De-

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velopment Committee members, Steiner Ranch Community Association’s Scott Selman, and Taylor Woodrow, represented by Vice President Adib Khoury and agent Sarah Crocker. “Initially, there were no restrictions on development,” said Thompto following last week’s hearing at City Hall. “We agreed to identify some criteria for limiting the negative impact the additional houses would bring such as traffic and school overcrowding. Our goal was to avoid having to bus kids out of the area due to the overflow.” The Memorandum of Understanding will alleviate some concerns Steiner residents have expressed over the increase in traffic, safety issues and school

overcrowding if hundreds and hundreds of new apartments are built in Steiner. Both Cindy Thompson and Greg Milligan, SRNA Development Committee Co-Chairs, felt that this resolution would preserve property values and safety in the neighborhood and credited the two-week old petition with being a factor in the negotiations. Thompson, along with Milligan, drafted the petition which had over 1,100 signatures penned as of last week’s hearing date. “Having those kinds of numbers shows that there’s widespread interest among

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Steiner woman hospitalized after being bit by rattlesnake By Staff Reports A rattlesnake bite sent a Steiner Ranch woman to the hospital on Saturday. Keith Zabalaoui's 49-year-old wife was was bitten on her hand when she was getting something in their garage. Zabalaoui told KVUE News that this was the first snake they have seen on their property. They cancelled the party they planned and were thankful no kids got hurt. Recovery was expected to be at least three days in the hospital. Rattlesnakes have been out this season in Four Points. A few

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months ago in Steiner a dog was bitten and killed. Last month Steiner’s Home Owner's Association held a meeting for homeowners, to teach them about snake awareness.

Mother-daughter teams volunteer for local causes By LYNETTE HAALAND Four Points News This Mother’s Day, three Mitchell sisters are thankful for the volunteer opportunities they have shared with their mom Lisa. “We all have such busy lives and it is incredible to be able to work together for a common cause,” said Lisa Mitchell, president of the Austin-based Capital of Texas Chapter of the National Charity League Inc.

“I find that my daughters are a role model for me each time we volunteer together and I have the opportunity to see their leadership and compassion for others,” Lisa said. They have lived in Four Points for 14 years and, Lisa also works full time and helps care for her live-in mother-in-law. The Mitchells are among dozens of local mother-daughter teams who volunteer with the CHARITY, 5


Viperbots rank 18th in world championship Event had over 2,100 teams from 24 countries By RICH KEITH Four Points News The Vandegrift High School’s robotics team, the Viperbots, finished in 18th place at the US First Robotics World Championships in St. Louis on April 29. The two-year old team placed 18th at the event which featured over 2,100 teams from 24 countries.

“We actually led the entire competition and were in first place for the first 3 rounds, but then we had a few mishaps,” said Jasen Ritter, team mentor, following a long 18hour bus ride home to Austin. After the disappointing 4th round, mentors Rad Allen and Ritter told the students before going to sleep, “We are still in it; we need 3 wins the next day.” On Sunday the Viperbots stepped up, beating the existing world record of 591 match points with a 667, after which the team broke their own new record with scores of 728, 788, and an 863 in the finals. But a loss in the final

match dropped the Viperbots to their final ranking of 18th. Ritter said, “There was quite a funny moment when one of the robots lifted the crate so high, they brought Karim Abdul-Jabar over to measure the height!” The video may be seen on YouTube “For a second year team, we have accomplished what few others have accomplished in 10 years of competition,” Ritter said. Earlier in March, the Viperbots won first place in the First Technical Challenge (FTC) at ROBOTICS, 2

The Austin-based Capital of Texas Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. was selected from over 163 chapters nationwide for the “2012 Outstanding Chartered Chapter” award presented in San Antonio last month. Pictured left to right: Sharon Crawford, VP of Ticktockers; Lisa Mitchell, 2011-12 President and Four Points resident; Kim White, VP of Philanthropy and Zibby Crawford, 2012-13 President.

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Former First Lady Laura W. Bush visiting Bush Elementary 10th anniversary events on Friday By Staff Reports Students and staff of Laura Welch Bush Elementary will celebrate their 10th Anniversary with an Outdoor Education

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Community leaders continue the education conversation Last week, the district celebrated the graduates from our seventh Leadership Leander ISD class. For the last eight months, Leadership LISD participants have been getting a behind-thescenes look into the goals and operations of the second-fastest growing school district in Texas with populations greater than 20,000 students. From understanding the STAAR, serving as a principal for a day, learning about LISD’s advanced programs, to getting an overview of our budget and growth challenges, these community members have seen first-hand what we do. We thank the Leadership Leander ISD “Class of 2012” for their involvement, guidance and commitment to education: Laura Balla, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center; Heather Bonham, Cedar Park/Leander Statesman; Alfredo Bouchot;

Cory Dirkson, Austin Toros; Alicia Fermin; Misti Dwyer; Dominic Giarratani, Texas Association of School Boards; Trisha Greenway, PTA; Brian Haulotte, Dunn Construction/ LEEF; Gabriel Hernandez, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union; Debbie Hoffman, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County; Sherry Huffman, Huntington School; Chris Hurta, Hill Country Bible Church- Steiner Ranch; Sallie Spradlin Jett, Spradlin Music; Jeff Johnson, Hill Country Bible Church- Leander; Tim Mattox, Dell, Inc.; Sheri McKim, Benchmark Mortgage; and Tammy Morrow, Chick-filA Cedar Park. We enjoyed getting to know each of you. (If you are interested in joining the next Leadership LISD class, please visit and select the Community tab). Leadership Leander ISD is an

effective engagement tool that is invited to attend the district’s continues our tradition of fos- anti-bullying mini-conference tering amazing on Thursday, volunteerism. May 10, at Deer And not only Creek Elemendoes this protary, from 6 – gram welcome 9 p.m. Please community visit www.leleaders into our to campuses and RSVP and be depar tments, BRET CHAMPION an active part it also invites of our Learning feedback from valued stakehold- Model. ers to help us improve, because The conference will include when it comes to doing what’s a keynote address by Meagan best for students, we understand Flowers with No Place for Hate, the importance of bringing our and breakout sessions that will community into the conversa- focus on the following: undertion. standing facts about bullying We believe our schools are – such as current bullying legstrengthened by such partner- islation and district processes; ships so much that our Learn- Bullying 101 – what parents ing Model identifies parent and need to know; and Bright Spots community involvement within within LISD – understanding the our educational processes. For anti-bullying programs already instance, the LISD community in place at our schools. Feedback

Anti-Bullying Steiner Ranch student Mini Conference receives community service award Thursday The Leander ISD community is invited to attend the district’s anti-bullying miniconference on Thursday, May 10th, at Deer Creek Elementary, from 6 – 9 p.m. The mini-conference is designed to foster dialogue among parents, students and district staff regarding bullying and prevention issues. The event will feature a keynote speaker and three rotations where participants will have the opportunity to learn more about anti-bullying strategies currently in place at LISD campuses; general bullying prevention strategies and awareness issues, with an emphasis on educating parents; and discuss how the district can improve its programs to foster a sustainable change on a campus’ culture. Feedback from this session will be incorporated into the district’s anti-bullying programs and initiatives. To learn more about LISD’s anti-bullying programs, please visit, select parent and students tab and click bullying prevention.

In April, Hailey Derrickson, a fifth-grade student in Mary Palmer's class at Steiner Ranch Elementary, received one of the Five Kids Who Care community service awards. Last year, she spearheaded a charity golf tournament that helped to provide bicycles to needy children. The tournament, Birdies for Bikes, raised more than $3,200 for the Bikes for Kids Holiday Fundraiser. In addition to the golf tournament, she has volunteered at local thrift shops, ministries and an animal shelter. Congratulations, Hailey, for exemplifying LISD's 10 Ethical Principles.

Hailey Derrickson, a fifth-grade student in Mary Palmer's class at Steiner Ranch Elementary, received one of the Five Kids Who Care community service awards.

will be gathered throughout the conference to help us better understand where we are as a community and where we want to be. The closing session will bring participants together to evaluate feedback captured during the sessions, which we will use to drive LISD’s next steps. We hope that you will attend and be involved in the dialogue about this important issue. Another opportunity for parents and community members to get involved and support education will be taking place once the school year concludes. For the last several summers, two district libraries have opened their doors on select days so that students can keep their minds active during the long break. This summer, the libraries at River Ridge Elementary, at 12900 Tierra Grande Trail in Austin, and Four Points Middle

School, 9700 McNeil Drive in Austin, will be open on select days. (More detailed information will be coming soon.) The district is currently seeking a few volunteers to support these summer reading programs. If you are interested, please contact Becky Calzada, LISD Library Coordinator, at 512-570-0273. Indeed, community engagement is an important piece of the puzzle that makes LISD the vibrant learning environment that it is. Leadership LISD and our summer library program, along with forums like the upcoming anti-bullying mini-conference, are just some of the ways we invite you to join the conversation to help make our school district the best place for students to receive a quality education. Have a great week!

CRMS Book Drive for Bastrop It was very sad to learn that Bastrop Middle School burned to the ground last fall. The students at Canyon Ridge Middle School have started a book drive to rebuild their library. We are asking the wonderful people of our community to help us in this endeavor by donating used or new books. We will load up our "ship" with books for middle school students and deliver them on Saturday, May 19. Books may be dropped off at the office at CRMS.

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Publisher’s Point of View Mother’s Day poems shower local moms with praise Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society! Our talented, local children recognize how important mom is and have put their thoughts into poetry. Here is a sampling from our recent Mother’s Day Contest: My Mom is special because she always takes care of me. Like when I need milk and stories she just does it for me. Ava Hilleque, 4, Steiner Ranch. My Mom is special because she loves me and cares for me and makes my yummy food. And she is the only mother I want. She makes me happy and laugh every day. And loves me with all of her heart. She is the best mom I could ever have! Leilani Youmans, 7, Steiner Ranch

I like Mommy because she helps us and takes care of us and because she’s a good cook and she buys things. I love Mommy. Henry Koonce, 6, River Place My Mom is special to me because she does a lot for me without asking for anything in return. Connor Gray, Steiner Ranch My Mom’s so special because she lets me jump from the top of the stairs into her arms. Also she makes me laugh which means she is

F our Points of V iew Mother’s Day is on Sunday, why is mom so special?

I love you! You are the best! Things I like about you, caring, sweet, snuggly, lots of other things. Molly Penwell, Steiner Ranch My mom is an angel who came down from heaven. She’s not perfect but a great chef and gardener. She never gives up on things she’s aiming for and keeps going. She is the best friend anyone could ever have. I love my mama and don’t know what I would do without her. Michelle Patanella, Steiner Ranch

My mom is special to me because she is a giver. She gives and doesn’t expect anything in return. She can make your day go from bad to great. Jordan Freeman, Steiner Ranch

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Here is a poem I found from a daughter for her incomparable mother by Joanna Fuchs: I often contemplate my childhood, Mom. I am a mother now, and so I know Hard work is mixed together with the fun; You learned that when you raised me long ago. From a mother’s perspective, these poems warm my heart. What jumps out are some of the little things that they notice, stories, laughing, cooking and simply giving their time. There is no better, more rewarding experience than being a mom!

received donations from other SLE parents, SLE staff, friends and many others. I feel really lucky and blessed to have these children. I feel they came in the right family. They have taught me so many things and literally changed my life. My little one, Giulia, is not verbal but she is now using an alphabet board to communicate and the

I am glad you decided to run an article explaining the differences in the Preserve trails in SR as opposed to the new trail through the Preserve in RP that was closed. I think that it was pretty informative however there were a couple items that I had questions about. The article mentions that no new trails can ever be created in Steiner Ranch - I think this should be rephrased to no new trails can ever be created in the Steiner Ranch Preserve lands (we can still create trails in the other greenbelt areas in Steiner). Also, I would like further explanation of the statement that the conservation easement agreement was in place before the first Steiner house was ever built. I have heard this before but am a bit confused since the BCCP was not in place until 1996 and there were several hundred homes (my original home included) here before then. In fact

the first homes in Steiner were built in 1988. Thanks, Nathasha Collmann Ms. Collmann, I welcome the points you raised concerning our recent article and checked with my source for the original story, Rose Farmer, Travis County’s Natural Resources Manager. I addressed your new trail creation question to Ms. Farmer who agreed that no new trails can be created in the Steiner Ranch preserve lands but certainly can be built in other greenbelt areas of the development. Regarding your comments about Steiner Ranch homes which preexisted the creation of the BCCP, Ms. Farmer explained that “prior to 2000, there were already some areas built in Steiner Ranch but the developer wished to build new subdivisions within endangered

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My mom plans all of our My mom is special because She does a lot of things nice trips and she takes care of she is very patient with me for me like takes me to Mcwhen I ask a bunch of ques- Donalds or buys me toys. me and my sister. tions.

Mother of autistic daughter donates to LWB Special Needs program Dear Editor, The Principal of Laura W. Bush Elementary Terri Breaux was presented a check for $529.64 last week. The money was raised for the Structured Learning Environment classroom in LWBE through a garage sale at my home in Steiner Ranch Community. I am the SLE parent representative and the sale

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species habitat so (he) needed to do mitigation for that new clearing of habitat. The BCCP Participation Agreement was signed in November of 2000 between the Steiner Ranch developer (Taylor Woodrow Communities/Steiner Ranch, Ltd.) and the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP). Therefore, the Participation Agreement allowed the new areas to be built in Steiner Ranch, and required that the 819 acre Steiner Ranch Preserve tract be set aside as mitigation for the loss of habitat due to that development. Taylor Woodrow then entered into a Conservation Easement Agreement with Travis County so the County would manage the Steiner Ranch Preserve land as part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve under the terms and conditions of the BCCP permit issued to the City of Austin and Travis County in 1996.” Leslee Bassman Associate Editor Four Points News

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Welcome to Darn it! That makes me mad!, a new column appearing in the Four Points News. Is there is something that is making you mad? Send it to us and you will get a response. Email your angst to DarnIt.FourPoints@

Darn it, Why did the stupid developer build a sidewalk only on my side of the street? Now the rude dog owners on my block refuse to clean up after their dogs have appeared. Worse, where did the developers get the idea I wanted a “mow strip?” That’s quadruple the lawn edging for me. Darn it that makes me mad! Signed, Concrete

Darn it, Yesterday I went to the new grocery store for a couple of items. I thought it would be different at the new grocery store but no! I see people shuffling into the express checkout lane with shopping carts filled over the top. Don’t they know that “express” means “10 or less,” and not “I’d like to get out of here quicker.” Darn it that makes me mad! Signed, That makes Checked out Dear Checked out, Are we supposed to excuse those who cannot count? Where have people’s manners gone? The store should make a policy where anyone who goes through the express lane with a full basket is required to bag groceries at the next counter for the mother of triplets under the age of three.

Dear Concrete, The developers know that China needs all the concrete it can get in order to build the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest dam which has obliterated me mad thousands of villages, dried up large lakes and caused to earth to wobble on its axis. So that’s why Four Points neighborhoods have sidewalks on only one side of the street. Yes it’s hard to believe but there are still dog owners who believe that the landscapers hired by the HOA pick up the poop.


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Most US human rabies deaths are caused by bats Dear Editor, I wanted to comment on your recent article regarding the three boys who are receiving the rabies vaccinations after coming into contact with a dead bat. In the article you mentioned that the families had called several physicians and urgent care clinics but none of them had the vaccine available. This is because there is a national shortage of rabies vaccine and all of it has been sent to the emergency rooms around the country to ensure it is available to everyone, not just the patients of one physician. Rabies is a viral infection that affects the central nervous system initially causing fever and either pain or burning and tingling at the wound site. It progresses to agitation, irritability, drooling and fear of swallowing/water (hence the term hydrophobia) or less commonly paralysis and coma. It is almost 100 percent fatal once symptoms appear. The incubation period is usually one to three

months after exposure but can be as short as a week or longer than a year. According to the World Health Organization,

40 percent of all bites by suspected rabid animals affect children under 15 years old. The virus is transmitted by a bite or scratch most commonly, but can also be transmitted by contact of infected material (like saliva) to any open wound or mucous membrane (like eye, mouth, etc.).

Worldwide, most rabies is found in dogs, but wild animal that is excessively tame, with no fear thankfully, due to vaccinations, dogs rarely carry of humans should also be avoided. the rabies virus in the United States. Likewise, a normally nocturnal animal found The most common source of human rabies in daylight in a public place should be assumed to deaths in the US is bats. It is important to note be possibly rabid. Do not attempt to remove a bat that the bite of a bat is small and causes very little found dead on your property yourself, call animal discomfort, which is why it is recommended that control for assistance. anyone who has been asleep in a room where a bat Luckily the vaccine is extremely effective if givis found, even with no known bat contact, receive en soon after exposure. More information can be the vaccine. found and We should all be reassured to know the Humane Society estimates that less than 0.5 percent of bats Elizabeth Bartlett, M.D. are infected. Hill Country Pediatrics All children should be taught to avoid any animal behaving unusually. For example, an agitated animal, often biting or snapping at things real and imaginary, especially if it is drooling, should never be approached. But the Complete Drywall Services

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REZONE, FROM 1 Steiner Ranch residents and the surrounding areas (in development),” Thompson said. “It shows that people are concerned.” Tract MU-14 was the sole subject of Taylor Morrison’s rezoning request before last week’s Zoning and Platting Commission hearing since the parcel is contained within the City of Austin’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). The Austin City Council is set to vote on the rezoning recommendation and approval at its meeting on May 24. In addition to the City ruling and the Memorandum of Understanding, both Taylor Morrison representatives and another local neighborhood organization, the Steiner Ranch Development Panel, recently agreed to the following conditions for future residential development of the parcel: • Traffic from MU-14 will be restricted from turning south along Quinlan Park Road; • A new turn lane will be created to allow southbound cars along Quinlan Park Road to turn left into MU-14 without interfering with other traffic flow; • Taylor Morrison will build duplex units as opposed to the apartments originally planned for MU-14 (reflected in the hearing language as limiting development to “54 units”); and • Steiner Ranch’s architectural review board will approve the design of the MU-14 site plan to be consistent with the current standards of the neighborhood.

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CHARITY, FROM 1 National Charity League. Members of the local chapter dedicated more than 8,000 volunteer hours in the Austin community last year. They volunteer with 19 philanthropies including preparing meals for families at Ronald McDonald House; tutoring clients at Any Baby Can; decorations, bingo and dancing with the elderly at Austin Group for the Elderly; art projects at ARC of the Capital Area; and delivering meals for Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Megan Mitchell, 8th grader at Four Points Middle School who is involved in volleyball, basket-

ball and track, especially enjoys working with Arc for the Arts and Mobile Loaves and Fishes. “I love spending time with my Mom and making a change in my community,” Megan said. The local Capital of Texas Chapter of NCL was selected from over 163 chapters nationwide for the “2012 Outstanding Chartered Chapter” award presented in San Antonio on April 27. Founded more than 50 years ago, NCL has more than 45,000 active members - women and their daughters in grades 7 through 12 - volunteering in

hundreds of community organizations throughout the United States. The mission of the organization is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. It is working at the local level. “I love waking up in the morning to volunteer at various charities with my Mom. The time we spend together serving others are memories that I will cherish forever,” said Kendall Mitchell, Vandegrift High School junior and Legacies Drill Team head

manager. Caitlin, 7th grader at FPMS who is involved in volleyball and basketball, loves sharing community service time with her mom and sisters. “I love the feeling that you get when you are helping other people,” Caitlin said. Across the board, NCL members feel privileged to be involved in their local group. “We've spent quality time with our daughters modeling a commitment to community service that will inspire them for the rest of their lives,” Lisa said.

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LISD ALL “A” HONOR ROLL - 5TH 6 WEEKS Canyon Ridge Middle School Sixth Grade: Kartik Akkihal, Haley Alfaro-Kim, Sabah Ali, Cameron Alonzo, Evan Andre, Grace Andres, Hannah Aune, Victor Bacarreza Turner, Noah Balarbar, Shruthi Balasubramanian, Hannah Barnard, Kathryn Bartlett, Lauren Barton, Katiana Battiste, Travis Beck, Ava Bell, Abigail Bergey, Chase Binner, Blake Birdwell, Brianna Borgelt-Gonzales, Elaine Bravo, Nicholas Brocklesby, Hunter Brown, William Bryan, Rachel Campbell, Lydia Carriere, Michael Carvalho, Zarek Cole, Christopher Conner, Madison Conner, Grace Conroy, Alexandra Cook, Adriana Cordova, Erica Corinaldi, Kendall Cuddy, Alexandra Cuellar, Joshua Decaro, Antonia Denison, Winston Djonli, Weston Dopson, Benson Drablos, Natalie Duffield, Haley Dulak, Riley Durbin, Evan Durrill, Nathaniel Edelheit-Rice, Audrey Elliott, Dylan Essad, Nicholas Evans, Sara Everitt, Tyler Fambrough, Sabina Federlin, Neha Fernandes, Ysela Fernandez, William Fisher, Anna Fletcher, Cole Foster, 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Spencer Sharp, Greta Shields, Alexander Smith, Joshua Stelling, Charles Stevens, Bailey Stone, Chloe Stringer, Mollie Stringer, Arvind Sundar, Sophie Swearengin, Dylan Tauras, Breanna Vann, Kellie Walker, Hope Waters, Brittany Whiting, Daniel Willoughby, Alexis Woelffer, Ethan Young Eighth Grade: Luke Amundson, Savannah Andres, Kira Bees, Alexander Boley, Jessica Bowman, Reese Bryars, Zachary Burky, Dillon Busker, Mariana Caldas, Elliot Charland, Cierra Clark-Jacobsen, Marisa Collmann, Antonio Cordova, Joseph Dean, Cooper Dossey, Alex Dulak, Ethan Earp, Miles Eldred, Victor Floyd, Kaitlin Fuqua, Ashley Gallagher, Nicholas Gallarda, Ethan Gordon, Sophia Guerrero, Sandeep Guggari, Sarah Hickey, Brendan Hollaway, Maile Hooten, David Hussey, Alexander Jiang, Austin Jiang, Alec Laplace, Benjamin Martinez, Rachel Menajovsky, Sanjana Mohanty, Renee Morton, Megan Mowad, Elizabeth Nelson, Tobin Niblett, Kameron Noorbakhsh, Shivani Pandya, Vrinda Patel, Jessica Pronga, Sarah Robertson, Lila 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May 17 Four Points Chamber of Commerce May Luncheon hosts Dr. Thomas Cedel, president of Concordia University Texas. River Place Country Club from 11:30 - 1 p.m.

May 19 3rd annual Viperpalooza. Community is invited Games, Food, Events, Spring Football Game. Vandegrift High School from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

May 20 Kids in a New Groove fundraiser with five kid bands at Carlos n’ Charlie’s from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

ACTS Church Lakeway becomes an official congregation and celebrates two years in its Mountain Top Facility. ACTS Church Lakeway is proud to announce a milestone move from “mission church” to “official congregation” of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). ACTS now joins with over 6,000 other local churches around the world. “The LCMS is a strong fit for ACTS since it is theologically conservative yet missionally active”, says Peter Mueller, Pastor at ACTS Church Lakeway. Since 2001, ACTS Church Lakeway, formerly Crossbridge Community Church, has been worshipping in the Lake Travis area growing through five different locations in seven years. In 2009, ACTS purchased and renovated the Mountain Top Plaza in Lakeway at Debba Drive and RR 620. This May, ACTS celebrates two years in its Mountain Top facility. “ACTS feels so blessed to be an active member of the Lakeway community. Lakeway has embraced us and supported our ministry in so many ways”, says Lisa Candido, Business Manager at ACTS Church Lakeway. ACTS Church Lakeway is made up of four key values – Adventure, Community, Transformation. Sending. These powerful concepts guide ACTS’ mission of “sending changed people into a changing world.” Worship gathering 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and 10:00 a.m. Sundays. For more information, visit


Notice is hereby given pursuant to Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 395, that the Board of Directors of Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 17 will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting, open to the public, on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at the Travis County Water Control and Improvement District office, located at 3812 Eck Lane, Austin, Travis County, Texas 78734. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the amendment of land use assumptions and a capital improvements plan, and the imposition of the wastewater impact fee for the Steiner Ranch Wastewater System Wastewater Impact Fee Service Area. Any member of the public has the right to appear at the hearing and present evidence for or against the update. A copy of the proposed land use assumptions and the capital improvements plan, including the amount of any proposed impact fee per service unit, is available for public viewing at the District’s office.




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Four Points communities have different watering schedules. Steiner Ranch Water Control & Improvement District 17 The former odd/even schedule has been modified to assign specific days for certain address numbers to spread the usage out more evenly. WCID 17 customers have a mandatory watering schedule from May 1 through September 30 for automated irrigation. Hours of watering are midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight. Monday and Thursday residences with an address ending in 0,1,2 and 3 can water, Tuesday and Friday HOAs, commercial sites and residences ending in 4,5 and 6 are allowed to water, Wednesday and Saturday residences ending in 7, 8 and 9 can water. Garden hose watering can happen on Sunday and Wednesday. River Place Municipal Utility District

According to Severn Trent Services, River Place’ management company, Stage 2 Water Restrictions are in effect as follows: Even numbered addresses: Watering allowed on Thursday and/ or Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. Odd numbered addresses: Watering allowed on Wednesday and/ or Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. Grandview Hills Austin Water Utility Stage 2 Water Restrictions once a week watering are still in effect for Austin Water Utility customers because the combined levels of Lakes Buchanan and Travis remain less than half full. Lake Travis is 31 feet below its normal for April. Austin entered Stage 2 in September when the Lower Colorado River Authority requested mandatory water restrictions of its wholesale customers. Automatic Irriga-

tion Systems can be done before 10 a.m. Residential odd number addresses can water on Saturday, residential even number addresses on Sunday. Commercial odd number addresses can water on Tuesday and commercial even number on Friday. Violations of mandatory watering restrictions will result in an official warning followed by a citation if the violation is not corrected. Violators can be fined up to $475. Lower Colorado River Authority General Manager Becky Motal at briefing recently said that Central Texans need to continue to use water as wisely as possible. “As Central Texans turn their attention to their lawns and landscaping, we urge everyone to follow approved watering schedules and conserve water wherever they can,” Motal said.

BURGLARY, FROM 1 Guzman was the first one to arrive on Sunday and fortunately Brossette’s husband, David, had stopped by at that time too. “I recognized (Guzman) and turned to my husband and mouthed ‘call 9-1-1’ and then I followed him,” Amy Brossette said. She followed Guzman upstairs. He only had 10 to 20 seconds in the master bedroom before Brossette came in, but he went right into the master closet and took two necklaces in that time, as later confirmed. Guzman kept looking out the windows while touring the house. Brossette was worried that the police would pull up and he would have her trapped in the house. “I came into the house half way through my 911 conversation to make sure she was OK. Then I went back outside to continue to give police info on the suspect,” David Brossette said. Guzman left the house and minutes later Travis County Sheriff ’s pulled him over on River Place Boulevard. A search was done and they

found more personal property tied to two other open houses on James Ryan Way in River Place held earlier on Sunday. Gary Nunes’ River Place home was one of those. “Our next door neighbor was having an open house at the same time. This guy took stuff from both homes and both realtors thought the guy was acting strange and they both wrote down his license plate and took a picture of his car,” Nunes said. “I was very surprised. This person goes after anything they can put inside his pockets. What was taken from our master bedroom area was an iPod and some collectible Disney coins,” Nunes said. More jewelry was also taken by Guzman on Sunday and was retrieved the next day. “In these cases the suspect took items that were quickly and easily accessible. People should be aware that if you are going to have an open house you should secure your valuables,” TCSO

Wade said. “People have to hide their jewelry, put all small valuables away and prescription drugs too,” Amy Brossette said. She was “scared me to death” after she found out what Guzman did last fall during one of her open houses. Since then she started putting up a sign at the front door asking people to show a photo ID before entering an open house. In the case on Sunday, she was just getting out her sign when Guzman showed up and didn’t ask for his ID. Brossette’s husband thinks she is a hero. “She stayed cool, and probably unwisely, followed the guy around so that he had little or no chance to take property from her client. This guy would still be out there if she did not recognize him and react so fast,” David Brossette said. “Great job by the Sheriff ’s department,” Nunes said. Although Nunes said they won’t be having anymore open houses, he wants to get the word out to neighbors and real estate agents so this type of thing does not happen again.

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How Do You Roll? ‘rolls’ out Volente site Petition circulating for Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s in Four Points By Staff Reports

How Do You Roll? will open a fifth restaurant in the Austin market this week with grand opening celebrations scheduled for May 12 at 11521 FM 620 Suite 1500 in the Plaza Volente shopping center. Local entrepreneur Yuen Yung of Grandview Hills started the How Do You Roll? chain in 2008 with his brother Peter. “This location in particular is very family friendly,” Yuen Yung said, chief executive. “I plan on bringing my kids often.” The How Do You Roll? at Plaza Volente distinguishes itself by being the first to have a playground. Dennis Wen, franchise owner, felt this was important as

the area caters primarily to families. Offering a modern twist to the traditional Japanese cuisine, consumers follow a line and build their own sushi rolls picking from a wide variety of ingredients. Non-sushi eaters can choose from options including grilled chicken and beef. How Do You Roll? also offers glutenfree and vegetarian ingredients and prides itself on furthering cultural fusion, encouraging consumer creativity and offering a variety of healthy foods. The Asian fast-casual franchise has grown to eleven locations nation-wide. Future franchise sites include one more in the Austin area.

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Chocolate, Texas wine and photography gallery - new at Oasis Texas By LYNETTE HAALAND Four Points News

Three new retailers at Oasis Texas bring specialty shops to the Four Points shopping scene. Longhorn Balls, a specialty chocolate shop, Lakeview Winery, a Texas wine and gift shop, and Crawshay Gallery, a fine art photography gallery, are in various stages of opening at 6550 Comanche Trail. Longhorn Balls, owned by Cindy and Matt Barber of Austin, is a specialty chocolate and candy shop. A Longhorn Ball is a chocolate-covered, Texas Hill Country pecan in dark, milk and white chocolate and rolled in a variety of toppings. There are 10 flavors so far and the Barbers, along with their children and fans, have had fun naming them. The Tarballs are rolled in chocolate cookies, Skunk balls are rolled in dark and white chocolate, and Campfire balls are rolled in graham crackers. The store also sells “Longhorn

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Although Randalls grocery store is only a few months old, some Four Points residents are hopeful to add even more competition to the neighborhood with an organic, natural and responsible foods choice. Organizer Matthew Duggan is at the helm of a petition which has already garnered over 900 signatures in support of pushing one of two companies currently reviewing a site at the new Trails at 620 development , Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s, into the area. In his petition cover letter, Duggan states that “the Trails at 620 is a perfect location for such a store, to serve the communities of River Place, Steiner Ranch, Grandview Hills and Canyon Creek.” Four Points residents, like Denise Isenhour, seem eager to welcome another market to the community.

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Concordia Tornados baseball heads to NCAAs Viper Tennis faces stiff competition at state tourney On April 30, three members of Josh Minor (right) Won ASC championship on Sunday Vandegrift’s varsity tennis squad took and John Jacob to the court at the 4A state tournament with boys doubles partners John Jacob and Josh Minor facing Montgomery’s Brad Hinkle and Hunter Ward in Round 1 (6-2, 6-0) followed by Highland Park’s Luke Steinback and Hunter Holman (2-6, 6-3, 5-7) in semi-finals. Viper Dillon Launius fell to McKinney’s Jordan Hart in the first round of competition (0-6, 6-1, 3-6).

The By Staff Reports The #9 Concordia University Texas baseball team won a 7-2 victory over McMurry University at its second straight American Southwest Conference championship on May 6 at Tornado Field. The Tornados punched their ticket to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the third time in school history. Concordia (36-9), which set a school record for victories, will be one of 56 schools invited to compete in the NCAA Division III Tournament when the brackets are released on May 13. Linfield College will be the host of the West Regional, which will take place in McMinnville, Oregon from May 16-20. The Concordia baseball team became the local university’s third squad to win an ASC title during the 2011-12 academic year after the women's cross country and women's basketball teams accomplished the feat in the fall and winter, respectively.

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Chamber Luncheon May 17 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at River Place Country Club

Featuring Dr. Thomas Cedel President of Concordia University Texas

Dr. Cedel will update us about the role the university has in the Four Points business community. Event is open for members and future members! RSVP at:

Don’t miss The Amazing Four Points Race to the Taste! June 9th from noon to 6pm @ the Four Points Home Depot.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specializing in Adult and Pediatric Care of the Jaws and Facial Structures Wisdom Teeth - Dental Implants - TMJ - -Injuries - Reconstruction

Serving Austin since 1984 12210 Pecan Street - Austin - 78727

Phone 512 258-1636

May 10, 2012  
May 10, 2012  

Four Points News May 10th, 2012 Issue