Four break-ins affect Viper concessions at Monroe Memorial

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The concession stands at Ed W. Monroe Memorial Stadium have recently been broken into four separate times, resulting in losses and property damage.

The first break-in happened the last weekend of September.

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Emergency-only route B in preliminary design phase

In July, Travis County commissioners voted to create route B as an emergency-only, evacuation route between Steiner Ranch and Montview. The project is now in the preliminary design phase. TRAVIS COUNTY

By LYNETTE HAALAND , Four Points News

Travis County is in the preliminary design phase with the near-$1 million route B evacuation project which will run between the Steiner Ranch and Montview communities. Travis County Commissioners Court approved moving forward with the gated, emergency-only road on July 9. 

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Discourage vaping now, local doctor urges

It looks like an ink pen but it is a vaping device.
Photo courtesy of American Academy of Pediatrics

By DEBORAH COUNTIE, Pediatrician

On Aug. 30th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a health advisory urging people to avoid e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. The CDC states there has been an outbreak of severe lung disease related to vaping resulting in severe illness and death in the US. The American Academy of Pediatrics joins the CDC in its efforts to get the word out and reminds parents that e-cigarette use is never safe for youth or young adults.

We don’t have time to wait for lawmakers and public health officials to regulate or investigate e-cigarettes. Kids will continue getting injured. They will continue to die as a result of vaping. 

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Hot temps, billing cycle, excessive watering contribute to high WCID 17 water bills

Jason Homan, general manager of Travis County Water Control and Improvement District 17, explains how a water meter operates in a  le photo from a previous Leslee Bassman report.

UPDATED Oct. 10, 2019

Follow up questions to WCID 17 general manager Jason Homan

Q: How do high temperatures correlate with more water usage? Most irrigation systems are set at the same amount so in an average situation without a leak or wrong setting, the homeowner would use the same amount of water each time regardless of the high temps?

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