District 6’s Flannigan wants new wildfire risk requirements in zoning

Jimmy Flannigan

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The Austin City Council is working on a rezoning request for 42 acres at the end of Milky Way Drive. As the request works its way through city council, Jimmy Flannigan of District 6 is trying to bring in new zoning requirements for projects in areas that are high risk for wildfire, like River Place.  

“We’ve gone through first and second readings and now we’re heading toward the third and final reading and vote on Oct. 31,” Flannigan said. In the past, council routinely ends early when meetings are on Halloween, so families can enjoy trick-or-treating, he added.

“A lot of work has gone into the first and second readings,” he said. 

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New LISD superintendent Gearing visits schools, outlines next steps for district planning

River Ridge Elementary first grade

By APRIL S. KELLEY, Hill Country News 

Bruce Gearing, Leander Independent School District’s superintendent as of Sept. 3, holds many titles — world educator, wind-surfer, musician, community member, father, husband, outdoor enthusiast, and self described future-thinker. 

But even with all of the titles, he calls himself a regular person “who has the same failings as everybody else, who has the same struggles as everybody else,” Gearing said. “I choose to be grateful for the opportunities and experiences that I’ve had. I choose to live today and choose not to worry too much about what’s happened before. I’m a future-thinker, so I do think a lot about the future, but it’s in an optimistic way.” 

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Rock House Bar & Trailer Park has new owners

On July 29, (L-R) Jeffrey Tobey, Ivan Cruz and Adrian Garcia bought the Rock House Bar and Trailer Park bar portion of the business.

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The Rock House Bar and Trailer Park near the intersection of RM 620 and RM 2222 has new owners. 

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