Archives for June 2011

Board votes to restrict McLeod’s job duties

Wendell McLeodAlthough presented with the caveat that it was not meant to be “punitive” against General Manager Wendell McLeod, the Board of Directors of the Liberty Hill Water Supply Corp. voted Saturday to limit his job to assisting with the transfer of the water system to the City of Liberty Hill. In a 3-2 vote […]

Failure to post meeting notice delays transfer of water operations

Failure to post proper notice of a meeting that was scheduled for Friday, June 24, by vote of the Board of Directors of the Liberty Hill Water Supply Corp. has delayed the transfer of operations of the water system to the City of Liberty Hill. In a special called meeting Tuesday, the City Council voted […]

Durham Park residents divided over Bylaws, neighborhood amenities

Some residents in the Durham Park subdivision want the Property Owners Association to insure a neighborhood swimming pool and clubhouse so that it can be used by residents this summer. However, members of the governing board and their supporters say it isn’t that simple and they disagree with some of the tactics being used by […]

Project engineers say US Hwy 183 construction three months away from completion

Traffic along US Highway 183 switched again Wednesday as the newly-completed southbound lanes opened near Seward Junction. As contractors replaced and activated traffic signals, Libery Hill police officers directed traffic through the intersection with SH 29. Project engineers say when construction is complete on the roadway in three months, the intersection will be similar to […]

Committee engages LCRA, PEC to help develop economic plan

A newly-formed advisory committee to the City’s Economic Development Corp. will utilize the expertise of planning professionals from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Coop to develop a strategic economic plan for the City. David Pope, chairman of the Public/Private Partnership Committee, said the LCRA and PEC typically offer planning services to local […]

Montes injured protecting father from attacking bull

By KATE LUDLOW “This one of the first times I could help him…I could help my father. But that’s the way it happens…you end up helping anybody,” said Richard Montes. Richard Montes is a well-known Liberty Hill character. He’s a regular at Friday night football games, he’s been a dedicated volunteer at the fire department […]

Council affirms previous vote on water transfer agreement to qualify for loan assumption

The Council voted 4-1 Monday to adopt a resolution affirming a May 2010 Council decision to take over the Liberty Hill Water Supply Corp. making the City the provider of water services to city residents. The Council and the LHWSC approved the transfer agreement one year ago, but the resolution adopted Monday was needed to […]

LHWSC Will Disconnect Meters Of LHYC And Others Who Violate Outdoor Watering Schedule

The Liberty Hill Water Supply Corp.’s General Manager said Wednesday he will disconnect water service to the Liberty Hill Youth League every night if necessary to “send a message” that all customers must adhere to a watering schedule. Wendell McLeod told The Independent that the holding tank at Carson Acres “went dry” Tuesday. He said […]

‘Looking Back’ chronicles some highlights in Liberty Hill’s history

While signs of change all around us make it seem as though Liberty Hill is just another growing bedroom community of Austin, images of the past brought together on a recently-produced video offer a refreshing reminder that our hometown on the Shin Oak Ridge has a rich history. Every Thursday morning, the “Old Pecker Gang” […]

Residents reminisce about the past while sharing hope for future of Liberty Hill

The Liberty Hill Cemetery Association held its annual Homecoming celebration June 5. It was a time to share memories, learn about the history of the cemetery and raise funds to help with its maintenance. For 52 years, Homecoming at the Cemetery has a been an anticipated event every summer for Liberty Hill residents and families […]