Archives for January 2012

Despite ethics violations, appointees keep positions on P&Z Commission

After a lengthy discussion Monday, the City Council took no action to remove four members of the Planning & Zoning Commission, who some believe have violated the Code of Ethics and Conduct. Monday’s discussion was the second time the item has appeared on a Council agenda in recent months, and Mayor Michele “Mike” Murphy says […]

Lady Panthers win final non-district contest

By JOSEPH GARCIA It may have been the first game of the new year for the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers, but it was also their seventh game in seven days. And while Coach Matt Kirschner admits the team seemed a bit low on steam, the Lady Panthers pulled out their seventh win in as many […]

City hires former Council member’s husband for utility job

The City of Liberty Hill recently hired the husband of a former City Council member to serve as water utility operator. Brian Kirk, whose wife, Lisa Kirk, resigned from Place 5 on the City Council on Dec. 12, started to work Monday, Mayor Michele “Mike” Murphy confirmed this week. She said she was not aware […]

City, youth sports clubs at odds over water use at City Park

Leaders of two recreational youth sports organizations say they don’t believe they should be required to pay for water coming from a city-owned well to take care of city-owned soccer and football fields, but city officials have locked the well pump and want them to pay more than $2,200 before they use any more water. […]

Truck collides with tourist train on SH 29

By KATE LUDLOW Officials say 296 passengers were aboard the Burnet Flyer steam train Saturday morning when the train was struck by a tractor trailer truck as it crossed State Highway 29 in Liberty Hill. There were no fatalities and no injuries reported in the wreck that shut down the highway and County Road 200 […]

P&Z Commissioners disagree on need to overhaul sign ordinance

 Tuesday’s special meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission brought more debate on the City’s sign ordinance, but still no hard decisions on which recommendations the Commission will send to Council. Commissioner Wes Griffin, an Austin-based architect, submitted a revised list of ordinances to the panel — revised from  the document he submitted last week […]

Studies show future gravity flow sewer system will have no environmental impact

The City’s engineering firm presented plans during a public hearing Monday on the upcoming construction of a gravity flow wastewater system in the area of Seward Junction. Additional properties served by the system are on the east side of U.S. Highway 183 along State Highway 29. The public hearing, which was required by law, served […]