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Greater Austin Allergy expands, is now even greater

Local doctors from Greater Austin Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (L-R) Ronald Cox and Eric Schultz join Lynette Haaland, Four Points News, and Carlos Henderson with West Austin Chamber of Commerce, and Paul Helm Jr., CEO of Greater Austin Allergy at the clinic’s new offices last week. Deborah Reinhard Photography

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Greater Austin Allergy, Asthma & Immunology hosted a grand opening event last week featuring its new and expanded offices. It moved from the third floor to a bigger footprint on the first floor at 6611 River Place Blvd, Suite 100.

“We are celebrating the new Four Points location,” said Paul Helm Jr., CEO. “ We recently moved into a larger more prominent space on the first floor of our current building.”

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Vandegrift named one of the top 100 high schools in Texas

By SETH LUSTER, Hill Country News

Antonia Denison looks into the crowd at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park during the 2018 Vandegrift graduation ceremony last June while Anna Fletcher looks on. Vandegrift is one of the top high schools in Texas. COURTESY LEANDER ISD

Vandegrift High School is one of the top 100 high schools in Texas and part of the top 1,000 in the nation, according to a newly released ranking of high schools. The list, created by U.S. News & World Report, placed Vandegrift at 74 out of 2,059 charter, magnet, and traditional high schools in Texas. Nationally, the school was placed 509 out of over 17,000 high schools across the country.  

“It’s an honor and source of pride to be recognized by their program,” said Charlie Little, VHS principal.

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Lady Viper golf places 7th at 6A state tourney

The Vandegrift girls golf team advanced to the UIL 6A State Golf Tournament May 13 -14 at the Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown.

Tee times started at 8 a.m. with Hailey Derrickson and subsequently hit every 10 minutes after with Abby Zoller,  Kaylee Vesely, Nicole Vivier and Jensen Jalufka.

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Vipers place in four track & field events at state

Vandegrift junior Anthony Monte placed at state in both the 1600-meter and 3200-meter races on May 11 and broke school records in both. Photos by Katherine Mathis

Three Vandegrift athletes placed within the top 10 in four events at the UIL State Track and Field Meet on May 10 – 11 at the University of Texas Mike A. Myers Stadium. Vandegrift junior Anthony Monte competed in 3200-meter race at 9:40 a.m. and then about 12 hours later at 9:35 p.m. he competed in the 1600-meter race on May 11. He broke school records in both, placing 4th at state in the 3200 and 8th in the 1600. “Anthony has been on quite a roll ever since he qualified for Nike Nationals back in November,” said VHS coach Colin Sully. Vandegrift senior and Abilene Christian pledge Kyla Peeples returned to the state meet a er a one-year absence, qualifying with a jump of 5 feet, 6 inches. Peeples placed 7th in the high jump on Saturday morning. Jordan Mathis, junior, ran in the 3200-meter run for the Vipers at state and placed 9th on May 11. “Jordan and Kyla weren’t too pleased with their performance, but they represented us well and we are very proud of them,” Sully said. Other Leander ISD athletes from 5A Cedar Park, Glenn and Rouse high schools also competed in the state meet, which included thousands of students.

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