Junkin earns TGCA Softball All-State honors

By Taylor Grafft The Texas Girls Coaches Association selected the All-State teams for softball in conferences 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A on Tuesday morning. Liberty Hill’s junior pitcher Sam Junkin was named to the 3A All-State list after she helped lead the Lady Panthers to a Regional Quarterfinal Championship with a 16-6 record. Last […]

Nathan Wetzel, pictured here with wife Margot, was among the proponents when Liberty Hill first attempted incorporation in 1984. Wetzel, who was later elected as Liberty Hill’s first mayor following a successful 1999 incorporation election, was among those seeking a post as city commissioner in 1984. Both have since passed away. (Courtesy Photo)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chickens doomed Liberty Hill’s first incorporation attempt

By JAMES WEAR It was about this time some 30 years ago that Liberty Hill was abuzz with talk of incorporation, and leading up to the August 11, 1984 election, there was plenty of controversy swirling as residents debated the issue. I’ve been unable to come up with the official number of votes regarding the […]

LH Chamber members learn tools, tips to boost business

By Brenda Young Helpful tools, tips and tricks were on the menu Wednesday at the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Margarita’s Restaurant. Bridget L. Brandt, director of the Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce, was the guest speaker. About 30 business leaders joined the lunch and learn session and received valuable information regarding how […]

Pumpkin Soup served from a hollowed-out pumpkin. (Courtesy Photo)

FOOD WISE: Celebrate fall with pumpkin-y goodness

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I recently heard that this year’s largest pumpkin record holder weighs in at over 2,000 pounds. Can you imagine? The guy who grew it said he fed it fish and seaweed. That sounds funny, but those nutrients do come in a dehydrated form to use as plant food. It kinda makes […]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: Chickens are welcome in Liberty Hill

There is a new atmosphere around City Hall these days. Folks don’t seem to be as focused on gotcha politics, personal paybacks and replaying the same tired, old grudges from week to week. In fact, people seem to want to get things accomplished. That’s good news and it sure beats sitting around griping. Let’s hope […]

Ryan Crowder is Romeo and Julie Lorenz-Olson plays Juliet in the Penfold Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy. 
(Kimberley Mead Photo)

REVIEW: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is more than a free show

By Art Rodriguez Before we had Republicans vs. Democrats, before we had Texas vs. OU, indeed, before we had the Hatfields and McCoys, we had the Montagues and Capulets. The two fictional feuding families immortalized in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” is considered by some to be his best romantic tragedy.  The story of two […]

Oatmeal Festival “bowl” members are from left, Fidelia Salinas, Evan Milliorn, Allison Milliorn, Otto Pfahl, Jim Karolik, Allen Rodgers, Dorris Allen, Bonnie Porterfield, Janet Habermehl, Karen Lester, Brandie Pogue, April Baladez and Kayla Schreiber. Not pictured is Rachael Shaw. (Brenda Young Photo)

‘Bowl’ members gear up for Oatmeal Festival

By Brenda Young BERTRAM — New faces continue to join the ranks of sponsors, vendors and volunteers who are working quickly to iron out all the details for the 37th Annual Oatmeal Festival in Bertram. The Oatmeal “bowl” members (as board members prefer to be called) met June 25 to update organizers and welcome some […]

Today’s Headlines

Trustees vote to refinance bonds, close budget gap

Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday voted to refinance bonds issued in 2006, which administrators say should bring in the revenue needed to put the … More

Council decisions impact future growth, city administration

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council made several far-reaching decisions on Monday that will impact how the community accommodates … More

Council tables permit on four-plexes, raises fees

By SHELLY WILKISON After hearing the concerns of neighborhood residents, the Liberty Hill City Council tabled consideration of a conditional use … More

WCESD #4 considers new fire station, sales tax

By Brenda Young Commissioners with the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 discussed Monday the possibility of assessing a sales tax … More

The Canady family spent Father’s Day in ICU in Seton Williamson Hospital in Round Rock. From left are Brandon Canady, Charles Canady, Kristin Davis, Blair Canady, Paige Canady (kneeling), Laurie Nix (Mrs. Canady’s sister), and Kathy Canady. Not pictured are son-in-law Jason Davis and grandson Walker Davis, 3; and daughter-in-law Jessica Canady. (Courtesy Photo)

A devoted husband, father, Canady helped shape the future for Liberty Hill

By SHELLY WILKISON Charles Canady grew up believing that self reliance, hard work, physical strength, family ties and lifelong relationships, along … More

Liberty Hill Business

LH Chamber members learn tools, tips to boost business

By Brenda Young Helpful tools, tips and tricks were on the menu Wednesday at the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Margarita’s Restaurant. Bridget L. Brandt, director of the Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce, was the guest speaker. About 30 business leaders joined the lunch and learn session and received valuable information regarding how […]

Tina Holbein stands in her Liberty Hill business, Tina’s Cottage, which specializes in creative, mostly one-of-a-kind personal and home pieces as well as being the go-to store for Panther merchandise. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Holbein driven by boundless imagination

By Dana Delgado If Tina Holbein, owner of Tina’s Cottage in Liberty Hill, had it her way, the world would have a neon glow and likely have another shape. That’s just her nature. With a boundless imagination and a palette of bold colors, Mrs. Holbein has crafted out an artistic niche in a world of […]

Michael Hubbard (left) and Roger Pierce (right) display one of the custom-designed greeting cards they offer through their Hobbit Hollow Workshop. The cards can be found at Tina’s Cottage in Liberty Hill. (Brenda Young Photo)

Hobbit Hollow artists find new creativity in retirement

By Brenda Young Deep within a wooded area of the Durham Park subdivision in Liberty Hill stands a studio where ideas and artistry come to life. In business only a few short months, Hobbit Hollow Workshop flows with the ideas of Roger Pierce and Michael Hubbard, both retired from earlier full-time careers. The collaboration began […]