Bulldogs challenge early, but Panthers roll on

By BOB VARMETTE For The Independent   The final score belies the battle. The Burnet Bulldogs put up a fight, but the Class 4A No. 5 Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers, slowed at the start, kept their season perfect with a 65-40 win Friday night in District 25-4A boys basketball at Liberty Hill High School. “Burnet […]

Hollis Baker, with all his country charm, has come of age as an author and entertaining columnist.   Baker recently published a compilation of his columns in the book “Shin Oak Ridge and Other Stories.” (Dana Delgado Photo)

At age 86, Hollis Baker comes of age

By Dana Delgado Homer Baker was quite the role model for his naïve but rather inquisitive and attentive son, Hollis, a typical country boy reared in the heart of Burnet County. The elder Baker, in a what-in-the-world was he thinking move, pinned his hopes on a small grocery store that he dared to open as […]

John Solis stands in front of his latest honor, Grand Champion Reserve won last fall at the National Cook-Off Championship in Buda. Solis recently opened the restaurant John Beere Bar-B-Q in Bertram. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Solis fires up the pits in Bertram

By DANA DELGADO BERTRAM — Over the years, John Solis has made a good living with his hands as a mason, but now finds himself savoring a whole new success. A few years ago, the Bertram native turned an ordinary weekend ritual into an extraordinary new venture for himself. With close attention to detail and […]

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 […]

EDITORIAL: Newspapers, reporters should stay on the sideline and report the news

At different times through the years we have expressed our dismay when we see hometown reporters from another publication engaged in political activity that slants news in a certain direction. This week, we witnessed this happening again when The Liberty Hill Leader became fully engaged in a political action, and then showed up to report […]

Janice's Band pic 1-color

Janice Maynard & The Country Stardust Band to play Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance Dec.6

Liberty Hill will kick off the Christmas Festival weekend with the Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lions Foundation Park. The family-friendly event is open to the public at no charge. Janice Maynard, a traditional country singer straight from the heart of Texas has been likened to some […]

John Solis stands in front of his latest honor, Grand Champion Reserve won last fall at the National Cook-Off Championship in Buda. Solis recently opened the restaurant John Beere Bar-B-Q in Bertram. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Solis fires up the pits in Bertram

By DANA DELGADO BERTRAM — Over the years, John Solis has made a good living with his hands as a mason, but now finds himself savoring a whole new success. A few years ago, the Bertram native turned an ordinary weekend ritual into an extraordinary new venture for himself. With close attention to detail and […]

Today’s Headlines

LHISD adds Pre-K teaching position

By SHELLY WILKISON School trustees approved funding this week for an additional pre-kindergarten teacher at Liberty Hill Elementary … More

Schwertner looking to lower taxes in new legislative session

By SEAN SHAPIRO The 84th Texas State Legislature first convened last week, but things really didn’t start rolling until after newly-elected Gov. … More

EDC hires park consultant, discusses new executive director

By SHELLY WILKISON Directors of the City’s Economic Development Corp. approved a plan last week to pay $25,000 to a consultant who will seek … More

City will make offer on second downtown property

By SHELLY WILKISON Following a 45-minute closed session Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to make an offer to purchase the Bell property … More

Council approves plan for treatment plant expansion

By SHELLY WILKISON City Council members approved a preliminary plat Monday for a new subdivision of duplexes within the city limits, and took the … More

Liberty Hill Business

John Solis stands in front of his latest honor, Grand Champion Reserve won last fall at the National Cook-Off Championship in Buda. Solis recently opened the restaurant John Beere Bar-B-Q in Bertram. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Solis fires up the pits in Bertram

By DANA DELGADO BERTRAM — Over the years, John Solis has made a good living with his hands as a mason, but now finds himself savoring a whole new success. A few years ago, the Bertram native turned an ordinary weekend ritual into an extraordinary new venture for himself. With close attention to detail and […]

LH Chamber offers networking for women

The Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce is working to provide area business women networking opportunities through its new Women in Business committee. The committee, chaired by Sabrina Jordan, Independent Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, meets monthly at locations hosted by local businesses. “There are so many businesses here without storefronts that most don’t know […]

With a single goal to help support and inform individuals seeking homeownership, Team Realty of Texas Group has been established in Liberty Hill.  From their offices at 1201 Loop 332, Suite 100 are Janet Widmer, a recognized loan officer, David Widmer, owner of Widmer Construction and Development, and realtor Amy Whitmeyer.  
(Dana Delgado Photo)

Team Realty formed to promote home ownership

By Dana Delgado When Amy Whitmeyer, Janet Widmer and David Widmer recently formed Team Realty of Texas Group in Liberty Hill, the achievement of home ownership got a lot easier and far less complex. “Our goal is to help people feel more invested in the community through home ownership,” said Amy Whitmeyer, realtor and owner of […]

Garland Insulating, one of the state’s’ largest locally-owned insulating businesses and among the industry’s leaders, has opened a facility in Liberty Hill to better serve central Texas home and business owners.  The company offers a wide range of services with a host of high quality materials at affordable prices and has built a reputation of quality workmanship over 66 years.  Standing in front of the business from left are employees Jonathan Heathington,  Shiloh Shorten, Eduardo Gutierrez, Patty Gilmore, Chase Lutke, Juan Sanchez, John Bazemore and Issac Delgado. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Area’s development attracts leading insulation company

By Dana Delgado When Garland Insulating Ltd., a leading insulating company in the southern states and one of the largest locally owned and operated insulation companies in Texas, went looking for a central Texas location, Liberty Hill, primed for growth, was a logical choice. “The projected growth statistics on Williamson County mean more families moving […]