Former SAS site off Wilson Parke to host exhibits, educational programs
By LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News
Last month, Travis County purchased the former SAS Institute property located off RM 620 at Wilson Parke Avenue, with plans for the grounds to serve the public.
According to Public Information Officer Hector Nieto, part of the tract’s existing 3-story office building will be transformed into a Visitor Center for the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, or BCP, which is partly managed by Travis County.
The Strawberry Hill neighborhood has emerged over the last several decades to what it today — a close-knit and caring community where many residents have expansive Lake Travis views.
Located west of Steiner Ranch and adjacent to St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church, Strawberry Hill has roughly four dozen lots with 26 homes and some under construction now. The community erected a sign in January 2017 at its entrance off of RM 620.
On Nov. 25, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against Brett Pittsenbargar, a Texas-based external sales agent for Woodbridge Group of Companies LLC, and his wholly-owned alter ego company, for illegally selling Woodbridge securities and other securities in unregistered transactions to retail investors while acting as an unregistered broker.
Though Texas is most often known as a high school football powerhouse, one former Vandegrift and Canyon Ridge student found another calling — stock car racing.
Austin Wayne Self lived in Austin for the first 18 years of his life before moving to North Carolina to pursue his racing career. He attended Vandegrift for his freshman year in high school, then switched to homeschool.