Lower Colorado River Authority manages Lake Travis levels with floodgates at Mansfield Dam

Rainfall this month has pushed Lake Travis levels up 4 feet, and to manage the increased inflows and protect the area from flooding, the Lower Colorado River Authority opened two floodgates at Mansfield Dam.

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Official warns Central Texas could see greater risk of wildfire in late summer

Communities urged to remain vigilant about wildfire risk


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Although rain has been in the Austin-area forecast for weeks now, local and state officials assembled May 15 at River Place Country Club to inform residents that the regional danger for wildfires still exists later in the year.

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3M celebrating three decades in Four Points before move

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

As 3M Co. finalizes its move out of Four Points, the worldwide corporation hosted a farewell party this week, celebrating three decades at the 156-acre campus at 6801 River Place Blvd.     

Hundreds of local employees enjoyed live music and food trailers brought to the campus on May 7. On display was a time capsule, it was placed into the 3M kiosk when the center was built 33 years ago commemorating groundbreaking and inscribed “3M Groundbreaking March 4, 1986”.

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H-E-B awards $2,500 grant to LISD foundation

Inside the giant H-E-B shopping cart (left to right) are Dawn Flores, Tamra Jones, TJ Jaquez, Coleen Brighton, Kurt Greenacres, Gary Hestand, store director, Jack Barton, Joe Brune and Xavier Vasquez.

During H-E-B’s 20 year celebration in Four Points, the grocer awarded the Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation a $2,500 grant on May 7.

“LEEF is grateful for our partnership with H-E-B and their commitment to community and education,” said Coleen Brighton, LEEF board member and part-time employee of the foundation. “These grant funds will go back to directly benefit our Leander ISD students and teachers in books, teaching grants and college and career readiness programs.”

“LEEF was the only non-profit they were awarding the grant so it was really special,” Brighton said. “I think it’s a pretty big deal to be selected by HEB as their grant recipient.”

H-E-B hosted several events this past week to commemorate its two decades in Four Points including balloon twisting, juggling, treats, giveaways, raffles and a live taping with H-E-B’s celebrity chef Emily.