Friday Night at Viper’s Monroe Memorial

The Vandegrift Vipers student section during a high school football game between Vandegrift and Cedar Ridge on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Photos by Scott W. Coleman

The heavy rains in the late afternoon on Friday did not deter the dedicated Viper fans from coming out in droves to Vandegrift’s Ed W. Monroe Memorial Stadium for football and performances by band, dance and cheer. The student section came decked out for the stars and stripes theme, and hundreds of 8th graders from Canyon Ridge and Four Points middle schools joined VHS students on the field for band, dance and cheer entertainment. The football game went into overtime with the Vipers beating Cedar Ridge by a field goal kick, 17-14 with just over a minute left to play.

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Vandegrift swim posts strong performance in first meet

Photos by Yvonne Wong

Vandegrift swim and dive looked strong in its first official meet of the season. Both boys and girls teams raced hard to beat Westwood 705 to 515 overall at the dual meet with Westwood in Steiner Ranch on Sept. 8.

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Local couple builds drop-in daycare by Dr. Beemer

Drop-in childcare facility Austin Kids Retreat is expected to open its doors off RM 620 at the end of next month. The project is owned by Steiner Ranch residents Ketti (pictured) and Jeff Prout. LESLEE BASSMAN

By LESLEE BASSMAN , Four Points News

For California transplant Ketti Prout, having flexible childcare was essential in an area where she and husband Jeff Prout were without family. However, the young mother of two children was unable to find a program to meet her needs in the Four Points area so she and Jeff are creating a new environment for drop-in childcare.

Austin Kids Retreat, 6111 N. RM 620, Bldg. B, Austin, is slated to open at the end of October in a standalone structure between Southstar Bank and Dr. Beemer, adjacent to Steiner Ranch.

The daycare center, open seven days a week, will offer drop-in child care for children ages 8 weeks-12 years old as well as full-time care, Ketti said.

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Improvements coming to RM 620 North

Concrete barriers, Anderson Mill crossover

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Near-term improvements are coming to RM 620 N which include adding four stretches of concrete barriers to along the most dangerous stretches of the road. Additionally major improvements are coming to the Anderson Mill Road intersection, which will help provide relief for Four Points area traffic.

The new barriers were one of the main topics discussed at the Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association meeting on Sept. 11 in Steiner. Bruce Byron, Texas Department of Transportation project manager, presented upcoming RM 620 N changes to the 25 attendees. Representative Paul Workman, R-Austin was present and spoke at the meeting as well.

New concrete barriers will be placed where there are curves in RM 620 from Mansfield Dam to RM 2222.

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