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Vandegrift band & Vision Dance are Grand National Champions

Photos by Jennifer Lin Craven

By KRISTEN HILL, Contributor

The Vandegrift Viper band and Vision Dance Company was named the Bands of America Grand National Champions last weekend in Indianapolis with its 2019 field production, “Aria Queen of the Night”. 

“Their culminating performance at the Grand National finals was one of the most outstanding displays by high school students that I have ever witnessed,” said Mike Howard, VHS director of bands. “Being named Bands of America National Champions was just icing on the cake of an already terrific season.”

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Lender for the former 3M site pushes for foreclosure sale

A third foreclosure sale date has been set for Dec. 3 on the former 3M campus at RM 2222 and River Place Boulevard. WORLD CLASS HOLDINGS

Staff Reports

The latest foreclosure sale for the former 3M site at 6801 River Place Blvd. is set for Dec. 3, according to sources.

World Class avoided a previous foreclosure sale that had been scheduled for Oct. 1 and another that was set for Nov. 5.

“Lender Tuebor REIT Sub LLC has once again engaged the substitute trustee to sell the former 3M campus in northwest Austin at a foreclosure auction Dec. 3,” Jan Buchholz posted on Monday. She is an Austin real estate journalist who researches details and publishes them at ATX Real Estate News (  

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Biology teacher gets Change Our School award


The Vandegrift Viper football players swelled in the hallway, a strained murmur jumping from person to person. The hall went quiet at the coach’s request, but when Troy Bruce stepped out of his classroom, it exploded with cheers.

The football team honored Bruce, AP biology teacher at VHS, with the Change Our School Award on Oct. 28. Bruce collected the most votes this year from both players and coaches as the best example of an involved teacher.

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