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Travis County buys 94-acre tract in Grandview for preserve land, visitor center for $19.5 million

Former SAS site off Wilson Parke  to host exhibits, educational programs

A year ago, SAS Institute Inc. had rezoned about 94 acres of its undeveloped property off Wilson Parke Avenue near RM 620 to make it more attractive for potential buyers. Travis County ended up buying the property recently and will make it into a Visitor Center for the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.

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. 

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Turkey Trot brings together hundreds on Thanksgiving

By SARAH DOOLITTLE, Four Points News

The 2019 Steiner Ranch Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run hosted nearly 500 runners this Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. 

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Former Vandegrift student finds success in NASCAR Truck Series

Austin Wayne Self, who grew up in the Four Points area, is a professional stock car racer who drives No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado for AM Racing.

By CARSON FIELD, Four Points News

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. 

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Four Points’ ZIP codes among wealthiest in Austin

By CASSIE MCKEE, Four Points News

While the downtown Austin zip code of 78701 now holds the top spot as the wealthiest zip code in Austin, two Four Points zip codes are not far behind.

According to 5-year data from the U.S. Census’ 2017 American Community Survey, the downtown 78701 zip code had a median family income of $209,515. Westlake’s 78746 zip code held the second place with a median family income of $191,342.

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