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Vandegrift student donates sculpture to Turtle Rescue Inc.

Vandegrift junior Essa Garrett created a statement environmental piece in her sculpture class. She recently donated the work to Turtle Rescue Inc. of South Padre Island.

Essa Garrett, a junior at Vandegrift, donated a sculpture to Turtle Rescue Inc. of South Padre Island. The project was part of a sculpture class assignment at VHS to produce something to educate the public about the environment.

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Axing education foundations first on Troxell’s list, booster clubs next

Many of you may be not aware, but our Four Point’s academic booster, Viper Nation Education Foundation, along with the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation, are currently fighting for their existence. These two organizations have only done great things for our students, but our relatively new Superintendent has determined that the Viper Nation Education Foundation has to cease operations as a stand-alone entity and operate as a single, district-wide foundation.

Dr. Troxell has stated that VNEF’s existence is raising “equity” issues within the district, which may open the district to potential legal liability. I believe this to be a fallacy. A false argument that Dr. Troxell is using as an excuse to abolish VNEF.

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Comanche Trail hosts first, community-wide fire drill

By JILL AMENT, Texas Standard

Comanche Trail, like other communities in Four Points, is surrounded by vegetation like cedar trees, which become flammable during dry spells. The neighborhood is also close to a couple of popular lakeside parks where the risk for recreational fires going wrong is high.

“We only have one way in and out if you want to get to the main streets. So, we’ve all kind of wondered forever, ‘What if?’” said resident Gary Maddox.

Another resident, Tom Hollingshead, also has been wondering. “I’m on the top of a hill, so I worry about a fire starting at the bottom,” he said.

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Majority of Steiner HOA board endorses permanent road, Many residents disagree with the board’s “quick” actions

Travis County is considering three evacuation routes out of Steiner Ranch, F is the only permanent road.

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The Steiner Ranch Master Association board took a step this week to support Travis County’s proposed permanent road connecting Steiner’s Flat Top Ranch Road to RM 620 between Mansfield Dam and Steiner’s main entrance at Quinlan Park Road.

An email sent to Steiner residents on March 5 shared that a majority of the seven-member board took a vote and decided to back the implementation of the permanent route F. This does not mean the decision for this road is final but is giving the county feedback from one board, which represents Steiner residents as the main homeowners association.

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