A grandfather’s story collection finds a home in Western novels

By KATE LUDLOW One day, his granddaughter walked in and pitched him a copy of The Idiot’s Guide to Publishing.  “What do you want me to do with this?” he asked her, and she replied, “Write a book.” It was a challenge Alex Alexander readily accepted, and what was previously a collection of stories that […]

Last minute filings change dynamics in city, school races

Hours before the deadline to file for a place on the election ballot for Liberty Hill City Council, candidates jockeying for position moved from one place to another changing the dynamics of what is shaping up to be an interesting political season. In each of the four positions open on the City Council, there will […]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Now is the time to plan a spring garden

By Rick Bickling The How Do Gardener As we turn the calendar page from February to March here in Central Texas, signs of the approaching spring are becoming more and more evident. When I looked out the window this morning, I was delighted to see the first peach blossoms just starting to bloom. My fall […]

FOOD WISE: Celebrate Texas Independence with Tex-Mex

By Chef Renee Morgan John Steinbeck perhaps said it best when he said “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.” Tomorrow we celebrate our official state holiday, Texas Independence Day. March 2 is a day to celebrate Texas distinctiveness. Now […]

Leander economic development guru offers advice to Liberty Hill

By KATE LUDLOW “You’ve got a friend in Leander. You can count on Leander to be of service to Liberty Hill.” Kirk D. Clennan, CEcD, Economic Development Director for the City of Leander, spoke Tuesday to members of the Christian Business Leaders Association, reminding them that they were headed for the same growth and change […]

Council votes to ask three P&Z appointees to resign or be fired

Citing an unwillingness on the part of at least three, possibly four, members of the Planning & Zoning Commission to work with city staff, Manager Manuel De La Rosa on Monday recommended the Council remove their appointees. “I need a group willing to work with me, with city staff,” De La Rosa said. He said […]

EDITORIAL: Stop the fussin’ and come to the table to help Liberty Hill

The continuing flap in the seemingly never-ending saga between the City of Liberty Hill and the Liberty Hill Independent School District regarding water and sewer issues seems to be a local political example of the gridlock we so often see in Washington or Austin. We all like to point to the nation’s Capital and pontificate […]

Runnin’ Panthers headed to coast for regional semi-finals

By Joseph Garcia SAN MARCOS – The regional playoff game did not exactly begin the way Liberty Hill Coach Barry Boren would have preferred, but he got the result he was looking for. Liberty Hill (33-3) showed its resilience and fight on Tuesday, clawing its way back from an 11-point deficit, pouncing on the Hondo […]

Backyard chicken flocks ruffling some town feathers

By SHELLY WILKISON When she whistles for them, they come running. And when they see that she has the bowl of popcorn, it becomes a mad dash for the finish line. Lynn Cooper admits she has “spoiled” her chickens. Sir Reginald, the proud rooster of the flock who watches over the hens, “enjoys having his […]

Council rejects LHISD request for sewer at new high school

By SHELLY WILKISON After a 50-minute executive session Monday, the Liberty Hill City Council voted 3-2 against accepting the school district’s application for sewer service to the new high school. With Council members Byron Tippie and Mike Crane casting votes in support and Council members Jack Harkrider and Charles Canady voting no, Mayor Michele “Mike” […]