Steiner Ranch business owners can rest easier now. Defendant Frank Flores, who is linked to local break-in cases, entered guilty pleas on Monday to six counts of burglary of a building and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on each case.
“We are pleased with a result that will keep the defendant off the streets for a few years,” said James Booher, assistant Travis County District Attorney. “We trust these sentences will give our business owners in Steiner Ranch and around Austin some peace of mind and deter the defendant and others from similar conduct in the future.”
Crossing cattle guards to get to work and sending their children to school in Leander where they rode the school bus on country roads an hour each way was the way of life a half century ago in Four Points.
In 1957, Tom and Carole Greene bought their Lake Austin property — they had to drive through the Steiner Ranch to get to their house where there were no other houses, just land between them and the ranch.