Drip Drop opens in Medical Tower, Offers IV vitamin infusion

3 Drip Drop IV Lobby

By KIM ESTES, Four Points News

A new wellness service offering intravenously delivered vitamin therapy recently opened in the Medical Tower at Riverplace.

Owned by Adam Metcalf, pharmacist and owner of Hill Country Apothecary, Drip Drop is an IV vitamin bar offering vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids through IV infusion.

IV infusion introduces the specially mixed solutions directly into the client’s bloodstream, unlike oral vitamins that pass through the digestive system. The IV treatments have a 90 percent absorption rate, according to the Drip Drop website.

“A wide variety of individuals benefit from IV vitamin therapy including athletes, parents, general health and wellness enthusiasts, professionals, everyday folks that are engaged in daily activity and want a vitamin boost,” said Shannon Cohen, wellness program coordinator and consultant.

Drip Drop services does not include medical diagnoses or treatments.

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Local couple opens new private school in Steiner

4Points Academy, a new private school at the IQuest Enrichment Center, opens Sept. 6. Members of the Academy’s team are (left to right) Annie Canosa, Spanish language specialist, Nesia Isidore, founder and executive director, and Linda Gold, English language arts/social studies specialist.

4Points Academy, a new private school at the IQuest Enrichment Center, opens Sept. 6. Members of the Academy’s team are (left to right) Annie Canosa, Spanish language specialist, Nesia Isidore, founder and executive director, and Linda Gold, English language arts/social studies specialist.

By KIM ESTES, Four Points News

A new private elementary and middle school called 4Points Academy will open on Sept. 6 at the IQuest Enrichment Center in Quinlan Crossing by a Steiner Ranch couple.

Its three-part mission is to provide a robust academic curriculum with small class sizes, full integration of technology and teacher-guided instruction that meets and enhances each child’s academic abilities.

School founders Eustace and Nesia Isidore have lived in Four Points for more than 12 years, first in River Place and now in Steiner. They have two children, a 4th grader and 7-year-old, Etienne, and a 1st grader and 5-year-old, Naome.

The couple is “passionate” about education, said Eustace, who has taught 7th grade and, in college, tutored math and chemistry students. He is now a patent attorney with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. Continue reading

Austin Baptist makes $10.5 million expansion, Opens education building Aug. 28

While finishing touches are made inside, Austin Baptist Church staff members stand outside ABC’s new education building scheduled to open on Aug. 28. L-R in front is Cathy Smith, minister to children and their families; Dodie Morris, music and worship associate; and Kati Dobbs, children’s ministry assistant. In back is John Parker, associate pastor of music and worship; Gary Dyer, senior pastor; David Procter, executive pastor; and Matt Gillum, minister to students and their families.

While finishing touches are made inside, Austin Baptist Church staff members stand outside ABC’s new education building scheduled to open on Aug. 28. L-R in front is Cathy Smith, minister to children and their families; Dodie Morris, music and worship associate; and Kati Dobbs, children’s ministry assistant. In back is John Parker, associate pastor of music and worship; Gary Dyer, senior pastor; David Procter, executive pastor; and Matt Gillum, minister to students and their families.

By KIM ESTES, Four Points News

Austin Baptist Church will open its 33,686-square-foot, two-story education building on Aug. 28. The expansion is a result of growth and future growth projections.

The building provides 17,847-square-feet on the first floor for 13 children’s rooms and children’s worship space. The second floor will house a dozen adult classrooms in 15,839-square-feet.

Opening of the education building, marks completion of the first phase of ABC’s expansion. The next phase, a building to be named Heritage Hall, is currently underway and scheduled to open in February.

Last October, the church broke ground on its 35-acre property with plans to add more than 52,000-square-feet of structural space, complementing its original 81,660-square-foot building.

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Former Steiner Ranch board member questions working capital fee

By CASSIE MCKEE, Four Points News

A Steiner Ranch realtor and former HOA board member asks why residents have to continue to pay a $600 flat fee known as the working capital assessment upon purchasing a home in Steiner Ranch.

Brian Conroy

Brian Conroy

Brian Conroy has lived in Steiner since 2002, and has been helping buyers and sellers there since 2004. He was the first developer-appointed resident to the SRMA board several years ago. Conroy said the working capital assessment was added in the last 10 years as a closing cost fee upon transfer of ownership to a buyer.

“Initially, it was equal to three months of HOA regular assessments – a common formula followed by many HOA’s,” Conroy said. “It was designed to help with big picture development expenses, and not necessarily as part of the operating expenses budget.”

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