Archives for 2011

Council rejects bonds to connect water wells

The Liberty Hill City Council said no Tuesday to a proposal to issue $2.28 million in revenue bonds that would have allowed the city to connect two new water wells, make improvements to the water system’s infrastructure, and refinance two higher interest loans incurred by the Liberty Hill Water Supply Corp. The bonds, which would […]

City customers will pay more for water

Most Liberty Hill water customers will see a $6-$11 per month increase on their water bills starting next month. The City Council voted 3-2 during a special meeting Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that included a water rate hike. City Manager Manuel De La Rosa said the new rate structure is needed because the 40-year-old […]

County lifts burn ban until Dec. 13

Williamson County Commissioners on Tuesday lifted the burn ban until Dec. 13. The following restrictions apply to citizens while burning: * Stay aware of current weather conditions, i.e. Red Flag Warnings * Fires must be attended at all times with a spotter * Fires need to be extinguished before dark * Residents need to report […]

EDC panel agrees it should help existing businesses

Citing a number of businesses that have closed their doors in Liberty Hill in recent weeks, members of the City’s Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday agreed that part of the organization’s mission should be to assist and help retain existing businesses. Meeting in a workshop Tuesday evening, the Board of Directors addressed a number of […]

EDITORIAL: Public’s best interest should include transparency in government

During Monday’s City Council meeting, Councilman Byron Tippie offered The Independent an apology, although he needn’t have. Earlier this year, Mr. Tippie questioned whether there was a conflict of interest between our newspaper and a local photographer who is married to a member of the City Council. On Monday, Mr. Tippie said he was mistaken […]

Council discusses changes to sign ordinance, ethics issues

The Liberty Hill City Council discussed sign ordinances and possible ethics and Code of Conduct violations on the part of appointees to city committees. In response to complaints from business owners in recent months, including a Town Hall meeting Nov. 7, Councilmember Byron Tippie brought an item to Monday’s regular agenda to discuss a moratorium […]

County soliciting input on development of Seward Junction

About 45 people attended the first in a series of open houses Tuesday to provide input and learn more about the future of a six-square-mile area around the Seward Junction intersection. On hand were engineers from Loomis Partners, the firm hired by Williamson County to conduct an Improvement Study of the area. They brought with […]

Food Wise — Cookie in a Jar Swap

By Chef Renee Morgan Well, it’s that time of year again and I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m already way behind on this whole Christmas shopping, gift-giving thing. I suppose it’s my own fault. I mean, I don’t really dig the whole “Black Friday” combat shopping thing. Plus, it seems like […]

Johnston, Turner headline District 25-3A Awards

  Many football players were recognized for their contributions as part of a successful and exceptional season for the Liberty Hill Panthers, headlined by a couple of MVPs. If there was one offensive player who clearly stood out as an MVP for the Liberty Hill Panther varsity football team this year, it was senior tailback […]

Lady Panthers win 3 games at Jack Frost Tourney

The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns were not the only teams playing over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Liberty Hill High School Lady Panthers varsity basketball squad participated in the 33rd annual Jack Frost Invitational Tournament Nov. 24-26 at Georgetown High School. The Lady Panthers ended the three-day tournament 3-2, earning Liberty Hill Coach Matt Kirschner […]