ESD Board fires Chief

By SHELLY WILKISON Fire Chief Bruce Watson was fired by a unanimous vote of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 Commissioners Tuesday. Following a one-hour executive session, Commissioner Emory Martin made a motion to terminate Watson from the Chief’s position effective immediately with his last day being Friday. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Dana Ripley, [...]

Williamson County deputy involved in serious collision at Seward Junction

Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-car collision involving a Williamson County deputy sheriff that occurred about 1 p.m. Monday at the intersection of State Highway 29 and U.S. Highway 183 in Liberty Hill. The intersection was closed for almost three hours this afternoon and traffic was re-routed as emergency officials treated the [...]

FOOD WISE: Homemade pasta

By Chef Renee Morgan Last Friday, I had a really great day. Most people would not consider my day very fun, but culinary people, admittedly, have a somewhat odd idea of fun. You see, I spent most of the day making homemade ravioli with another chef friend named Cheryl. We made several hundred ravioli of [...]

Liberty Hill outlasts Lehman, eyes district

By Joseph Garcia When the Runnin’ Panthers’ offense is clicking, opposing teams are in for a long night. That was the case on Monday, Jan. 9, when the Lehman Lobos were in town for Liberty Hill’s final game before District 25-3A competition opens. The Lobos have a good team of their own coached by Thomas [...]

Commission approves variances, makes more revisions to sign ordinance

Members of the Planning & Zoning Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to grant three variances to developers of a proposed residential neighborhood behind the existing Stonewall Ranch subdivision. The proposed gated community, The Estate at Stonewall Ranch, which is outside of the city limits but inside the City’s extra-territorial jurisdiction, requested variances from a required tree [...]

City of Georgetown may acquire Chisholm Trail water system

GEORGETOWN — The City of Georgetown and the Chisholm Trail Special Utility District have taken the first steps toward an acquisition of Chisholm Trail water district by the City’s water utility. Following an executive session at their Dec. 13 meeting, the Georgetown City Council approved a motion that authorizes City staff to work on the [...]

EDITORIAL: Mayor Murphy was not laughing with us

Ever had that neighbor, classmate or relative who always thought they were just a little bit better than everyone else? Remember those folks who seem one way when they’re with you, but then you catch them making fun of you or trashing you behind your back? Liberty Hill took another hit in the Austin media [...]

Junior High boys split in District openers

Gold The Liberty Hill Junior High boys’ basketball teams opened up district play Thursday, Jan. 5, when Burnet rolled into town. And as always – even at this level – the games are intense when the Panthers play the Bulldogs. Down 6-0 to start the game in front of a rowdy crowd, the boys’ gold [...]

Lady Panthers best Burnet in District 25-3A opener

By Joseph Garcia The high school football season is over, but a game seemingly broke out at the Panthers Den Friday night between the Lady Panthers of Liberty Hill and their principal foe, the Burnet Lady Dawgs. As is tradition, the Liberty Hill vs. Burnet matchup produced a tough and very physical clash. For every [...]

Mayor describes column as humorous, positive publicity for Liberty Hill

Liberty Hill Mayor Michele “Mike” Murphy, who was featured in an Austin American-Statesman  humor column last weekend, said Tuesday that she wanted to clarify for Liberty Hill readers that some “negative” things included in the column were not her idea. The column, “Liberty Hill mayor ruffling some small-town feathers” written by Statesman columnist John Kelso, [...]