Volente mayor resigns, councilmember Connors speaks out about village divisiveness

After years of serving the village of Volente, councilmember Bill Connors cited concerns over a division in the city. The council called for his resignation in a resolution authorized last week. LESLEE BASSMAN

By LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News  

One day after the Volente City Council requested the resignation of both mayor David Springer and councilmember Bill Connors, Springer resigned. Councilmember Connors shares insights about the divisiveness at the small village on the north side of Lake Travis.

In a June 6 email to Volente city attorney Erin Selvera, mayor Springer resigned from his position, effective immediately. Mayor Pro Tem Chris Wilder accepted his resignation on June 7.

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River Place resident among 744 running for U.S. presidency

River Place resident Brian Newnan formally declared his candidacy for U.S. president when he  led for the position with the Federal Election Commission on May 23. LESLEE BASSMAN

By LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News

With his May 23 Federal Election Commission filing, Brian Newnan of River Place, formally declared his candidacy for the United States 2020 presidential election.

The 23-year River Place resident’s declaration lists his affiliation as a Democrat and Newnan joins 743 other candidates who have registered for the race as of June 3. Newnan has no previous experience holding a political office.

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Biking to River Place Elementary enjoyed by kids

Rowan Neville, Matt Richman, Caden Thornton, Will Orth, Jeremy Scheinberg, Aaron Silva, Susie Orth, Luke Gilbert

An annual event called Bike Ride to River Place Elementary was held recently and nearly 50 kids joined in the fun.

The ride was grown each year from a dozen kids to around 50 RPE students this year, said Diane McGaugh.

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VHS graduates 647 students, shines with academic high achievers

Nearly 650 Vandegrift students graduated on June 1 at 8 a.m. at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park.

Leander ISD graduated more than 2,500 students last weekend including 647 from the Vandegrift class of 2019.

“Is there a better time of year than graduation,” asked Dan Troxell, LISD superintendent. “I am truly inspired and honored to tell people that our current group of public school students – from kindergarten to this graduating class – is the finest collection of young people I have seen in my more than 30 years in education.”  

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