CAMPO gathers input for more Steiner roads

CAMPO’s Regional Arterials Study shows concepts for long range road improvements.

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization unveiled its Regional Arterials Study at its June 10 meeting and long range roadway ideas on the CAMPO maps show Steiner Ranch could be affected.

“There is a lot of confusion about this study. The confusion was on display at the CAMPO meeting June 10 when elected officials were trying to understand the maps that CAMPO plans to display at the open houses,” stated Brian Thompto, Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association chairman.

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Pole vaulter gains strength as only VHS girl wrestler

By DELILAH WOODS , Vandegrift Voice 

She clearly remembers walking into the large gym that smelled of metallic weights and sweat. The lump in her throat grew as her nerves kicked in, but not because of the gym’s aroma. She was the only girl in a gym full of male wrestlers.

Ina Edstrom’s drive to better herself led to her joining the all-male wrestling team this past school year. The recent Vandegrift graduate’s efforts paid off as she will go on to represent the University of South Alabama in pole vaulting in the weeks ahead.  

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Austin Viper Young Men’s Service League helps Down Home Ranch

The volunteer efforts of more than 80 high school boys and their mothers from the Austin Viper Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League have made a difference this summer at Down Home Ranch. 

The 410-acre Down Home Ranch is a working farm in Elgin, east of Austin, that has some 44 residents. 

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Janga wins national geography bee, sets new record

Narayana Janga (dad), Navya (sister) and Sushma (mom) congratulate Nihar after he became the national geography bee champion on May 22. Navya missed graduation events to be with Nihar in Washington, D.C. Also photoed is Athreya Mallanna (blue t-shirt), who was runner up, and his mom. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic

By ALEJANDRA BORUNDA, National Geographic

The two finalists stood quietly at their podiums at the front of a packed auditorium at the 2019 National Geographic Bee on May 22.

“My heart was pounding and felt like it would come out of my body during the sudden death rounds in the finals,” said Nihar Janga from Steiner Ranch.

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