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Cheer places 1st for fight song, 4th overall at state

Vandegrift cheerleaders placed 4th out of 22 teams in the coed division at the 2019 UIL competition in Fort Worth in mid January. The Vipers also placed 1st overall in the fight song category.

By CODI FARMER, Vandegrift Voice

The Vandegrift cheer team placed 4th out of 22 teams in the coed division at the 2019 state UIL competition in Fort Worth on Jan. 17. The Vipers also placed 1st overall in the fight song category.

The Vipers changed their strategy this year and competed in the coed division for the first time after adding four boys to their roster in November. The plan worked.

“We have been 6A for the past few years and, even though we had been doing really well, our results weren’t very reflective of the talent that we had, so we thought that changing our divisions would be able to showcase our skills better and have a higher probability of winning a state championship,” said Brianna Roughton, VHS head cheer coach.

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Viper Nation Education Foundation raises more than $1 million

Employees of security company SailPoint crowd the front entrance of their new building prior to the start of the Feb. 4 ribbon-cutting ceremonies marking the culmination of a three-year
project.

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

The Viper Nation Education Foundation surpassed a milestone at the 9th annual gala on Saturday night raising more than $1 million dollars over nine years for local education.

“I think it is a testament to our success that we have been able to raise over a million dollars since inception that was able to be put to work in our schools to enhance the educational experience and opportunity for our students,” said William Farrell, president of VNEF.

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SailPoint’s $20 million, global HQ opening soon at Four Points Drive

Employees of security company SailPoint crowd the front entrance of their new building prior to the start of the Feb. 4 ribbon-cutting ceremonies marking the culmination of a three-year
project.

By LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News

Surrounded by its local force of employees, CEO Mark McClain led SailPoint executives in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 4, celebrating the security company’s new $20 million headquarters located at 11120 Four Points Dr. The project was three years in the making.

Founded in 2006, SailPoint helps large enterprises determine who and how their employees access information and keep their databases secure, said Abby Payne, HR vice president. About half of the company’s 1,000 global staff members are based in Austin, she said.

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Parke 27 to add hotel, daycare, shops, car wash to RM 620/Grandview Hills tract

A mixed-use development, Parke 27, has received city of Austin approval for a site plan permit on 27 acres at RM 620 and Vista Parke Drive, near Home Depot and across RM 620 from Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q, Taco Bell and McDonald’s. The project includes a 100-room hotel, daycare, car wash and other facilities to be housed in 14 buildings.

By LESLEE BASSMAN , Four Points News

A site plan permit for a 14-building, mixed-use project, Parke 27, has been approved by the city of Austin Dec. 26, with the developer required to provide building plans for all 14 of its structures before construction can begin, said Sylvia Arzola, spokesperson for Austin’s Development Services Department.

According to filed documents, the Parke 27 project is slated to include a 100-room hotel, a day care facility, retail space, a tire store, a drive-in bank, restaurants including fast food with drive-through windows, and an automated car wash on a 27-acre tract at 7710 RM 620 at the intersection of Vista Parke Drive in the Four Points area. The project is scheduled to be complete in 2020, the documents state.

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