Archives for 2011

Panthers football season filled with highlights, senior leadership

  The 2011 season for the Liberty Hill Panthers varsity football team was led by a special class of seniors who helped make the year exciting and successful for the program and its fans. This season, Liberty Hill played a tough non-district schedule, as it was battle tested during road games against 4-A Leander Rouse, […]

Starburger damaged in early-morning fire

Fire officials say they are investigating a fire at Starburger Restaurant that appears to have started in the attic before 4 a.m. Monday. Captain Mark Rosenbusch said no one was present at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. He said firefighters fought the blaze about 20 minutes before it was under […]

Petition stops City from issuing bonds to expand water supply

Two hours before the City Council was set to vote on an ordinance to  issue certificate of obligation bonds that would allow two more wells to be brought on line, a petition was filed that stopped the process. “It is a setback, and it isn’t in the public’s best interest, but we do have other […]

LHISD, City in standoff over water, sewer service

The Liberty Hill City Council may have drawn a line in the sand last week when it adopted an ordinance that requires the school district to annex its new high school site into the city limits and become a water customer before it can obtain wastewater service. Contractors for the new $71 million high school […]

Cross Country teams fare well at State

ROUND ROCK – It may not have been the team results they were looking for, but the Liberty Hill cross country teams had a very good showing at the UIL State Championships Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Liberty Hill, like all the other schools, had to contend with winds over 20 mph […]

Senior runner is new State Champ

Liberty Hill is now the home to a new state champion. Liberty Hill High School senior Susie Kemper made the Panther-nation proud by taking the gold medal at the state cross country meet Nov. 12  after a season that saw her strengthen with every race. “It’s so awesome,” said Liberty Hill Coach Kim Holt. “Not […]

Clearing up myths about the first Thanksgiving(s)

By Charley Wilkison My mother told me the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by God-fearing people at Plymouth Rock and all the pilgrims from England and all the Indians ate turkey, sang the some good old gospel revival songs and the Indians accepted the Lord and we’ve been doing it that way ever since. My daddy […]

EDITORIAL: Government should resist conflicts of interest from those with ‘skin in the game’

In recent months we’ve heard complaints that the City of Liberty Hill is not pro-business enough. This is being said even after the turnover earlier this year that sent a slate of new council members to City Hall. At a recent town hall meeting, there were those who raised their voices loud against ordinances, rules, […]

Ordinance links city water, wastewater, annexation

Following a 20-minute executive session Monday, the Liberty Hill City Council voted unanimously to authorize the Mayor to issue a certificate of no action on a plat for a proposed subdivision on RR 1869. Despite the objections of the City Manager, the City’s Planning & Zoning Commission in October voted to recommend the Council approve […]

New EDC Board elects officers, discusses strategy to grow tax base

Meeting Tuesday for the first time since their appointments to the Economic Development Corp., the Board of Directors elected new officers and strategized about how to move forward to attract new business to Liberty Hill. After hearing from both candidates for president of the EDC Board, directors chose business owner Frank Spinosa over incumbent Cathy […]