Vandegrift rallies late to beat Round Rock, stay undefeated

The Vipers converted three 4th downs on the game-winning drive, including the game-winning touchdown run

Vandergrift quarterback Dru Dawson (4) in the pocket against Round Rock at Dragon Field on October5, 2018.

By ZACH SMITH, Four Points News

Photos by GREGG CESTARO

The home side of Dragon Stadium was packed Friday night and the cowbells were out in force. A maroon wall of noise thundered towards the Vandegrift sideline and was at its loudest three times in the final five minutes of the game.

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River Place mulls non-members trail fee, Limited District passes first tax rate, HOA lowers dues for FY 2018-19

The River Place Limited District considers charging an admission fee for non-residents to hike its popular River Place Nature Trail. Photo by Livitup.com

By LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News

River Place Limited District board members discussed the idea to charge admission for those who are not residents but who want to use the popular River Place Nature Trail. That was one of the key topics at the Sept. 25 board meeting where also the entity’s first tax rate was passed and community projects were lined out.

The district was created December 2017, when the city of Austin annexed the River Place neighborhood, making its first fiscal period about nine-and-a-half months — from Dec. 15 until Sept. 30.

River Place Homeowners Association members (from left) President Scott Crosby, Certified Management of Austin employee Peggy Kuhns and Treasurer Ivar Rachkind discuss decreasing member fees for the coming fiscal year during the board’s Sept. 25 meeting. LESLEE BASSMAN

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UT Golf votes to form its own association

The University of Texas Golf Club community in Steiner Ranch votes to become its own homeowner association. The steering committee is taking steps to make that a reality by Jan. 1.

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The University of Texas Golf Club community in Steiner Ranch is taking steps to create its own association and separate from being controlled by the Steiner Ranch Master Association.  

“SRMA is in charge of approving if we can spend our own money,” said Linda Messer, a member of the UTGC steering committee. “We’re interested in making sure things are going right and making things better.”

The goal of the community of nearly 520 homes is to start business on Jan. 1. There was a vote taken in September where a majority of the homeowners who voted want the change.  

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Viper volleyball in 3-way tie for first

Vandegrift volleyball beats Vista Ridge Friday night putting the team in a three-way tie for first place in the district. BRADY WUNSCH

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The Vandegrift varsity volleyball team pulled out a thrilling victory against Vista Ridge on Friday night at home putting the Lady Vipers in a three-way tie in district standings with VRHS and Round Rock. The team is 7-2 in district while VRHS and RRHS are 8-2, since VHS had a first-round bye.

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