About Lynette Haaland, Publisher & Editor
A Steiner Ranch resident since 2006, Lynette Haaland has been reporting for Four Points News since 2008.
The veteran journalist started her career before graduating from Texas Tech University with a Journalism degree in 1992.
Haaland worked for the Rochester Business Journal, a weekly business newspaper, for 12 years including nine years as a freelance writer. She has won several national reporting awards.
Her work has also been published in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and other publications. In the 1990s, she worked at the ABC affiliate in Lubbock, KAMC-TV 28, as a reporter and photographer.
In June 2011, Haaland and her company, Four Points News LLC, purchased Four Points News. The weekly community paper was started in June 2005 by Granite Publications LLC. In 2023, the newspaper shifted to a biweekly publication.
Also in 2023, Haaland launched Northwest Austin News. The monthly publication serves the Northwest Austin Civic Association community. NWACA was formed in 1970 and is said to be Austin’s first civic association.
In summer of 2023, the publisher became part of the Austin Monitor Strategic Advisory Council.
Previously Haaland was secretary of the Viper Nation Academic Booster, a foundation that gave over $1 million to local schools in Four Points over its decade-long history. She was also a board member of the Vandegrift Theatre Booster Club.
A charter member of the West Austin Chamber of Commerce, Haaland served on its board and believes business leaders and entrepreneurs are the backbone of our local community.
Haaland also volunteers with a mentoring mom group and at church with her husband — Bill Seitzler, a career journalist and market strategist. The couple has two daughters who are in college and the family has been very active in the Four Points community since 2006.