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Viper entrepreneurs create Thursty Pool Care

By ALAINA MALONE, Four Points News

Cory Thurston and Austin Stelling — two young entrepreneurs who graduated from Vandegrift — started a pool maintenance company called Thrusty Pool Care.

The team are currently both attending Texas State University and successfully balance their business and school, working primarily out of the Four Points area and also include Westlake and Lakeway. They provide routine maintenance for customer’s pools, as well as taking care of the repairs on equipment.

“After brainstorming many ideas, we decided the pool industry was the right fit for us,” Thurston said.   Continue reading

Pumpkin Patch raises money for Dell Children’s






Photos by Ellie Seitzler, Lynette Haaland
By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Many families enjoyed the 8th Annual Steiner Ranch Pumpkin Patch on Sunday at John Simpson Park.

Hundreds of pumpkins served as the backdrop for many photo shoots. Also pumpkins of all sizes were sold with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

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Hand to Hold’s impact on one local family

Jocelyn and Bradley Brandt with their daughter Jessica, born in July, and their son Jason,
who was less than two pounds when he was born and spent the first 111 days of his life in
the hospital as a premature infant.

4th annual Hand to Hold fundraising baby shower Fri.

Four Points News

Jocelyn and Bradley Brandt are helping organize the Hand to Hold’s 4th annual Baby Shower event on Friday because it is the organization that helped them in their family’s time of need.

The Brandt’s son Jason was born on March 15, 2015, at 26 weeks and 1 day, weighing just 1 lb 10 oz. The Brandts visited the neonatal intensive care unit  twice a day for 111 days at St. David’s HealthCare while their baby was hooded up to ventilators and more for the breathing challenges he faced. When baby Jason got to go to his home in Steiner Ranch, he continued to struggle with feeding issues; feeding therapy was needed to strengthen his oral muscles. Continue reading

$18 million RM 620/RM 2222 bypass project is fully funded Community urged to attend public hearing Thurs. Oct. 26

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

After five years in the making, the $18 million RM 620 and RM 2222 bypass road project is officially funded: $10.5 million from Texas Department of Transportation and $7.5 million from the city of Austin, according to TxDOT.

“We’ve been pushing for a solution since 2012. The good news is that the funding is officially approved at the state level for this project,” said Brian Thompto, Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association chairman and resident advocate for the bypass project since day one.

The RM 2222 and RM 620/Bullick Hollow Road intersection experiences significant congestion. TxDOT has done the research and concludes that adding travel capacity in the form of a new bypass road along with road improvements will improve mobility. Projections show that travel times could be reduced by about 60 percent, and help maintain safe access to and from Vandegrift High School and Four Points Middle School.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, TxDOT is conducting a public hearing at Vandegrift to present the project information and gather public input on proposed improvements to RM 2222 and RM 620. Continue reading