Valentin ‘Chivo’ E. Acevedo, Jr.

Valentin “Chivo” E. Acevedo, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at his home in Florence, Texas, surrounded by loving family. He succumbed to his courageous battle with cancer at the age of 61. Valentin was born to Valentin Sr. and Paula (Enriquez) Acevedo on September 13, 1950, in Newport, Arkansas. In 1985, Elena [...]

FOOD WISE: Choose a light menu for a summer picnic

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN What in the world is going on with July? Last week I told you about all the special food celebrations going on in July. Well, guess what? There is more food fun this month. Apparently, July is also National Picnic Month. Who comes up with this stuff? Don’t get me wrong, [...]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Two plants that can take the summer heat

By RICK BICKLING The extremely hot and dry summers of the past few years, along with the accompanying water restrictions, have made finding plants that not only survive but thrive the never ending quest of gardeners here in Central Texas. Let’s take a look at two plants that really fit the bill. Tecoma stans, also [...]

Mayor: Liberty Hill is on the right track

By SHELLY WILKISON What appears to be the early signs of a fruit basket turnover at Liberty Hill City Hall means city government “is on the right track,” according to the city’s mayor, who was elected in May as part of a pro-business slate of candidates. Mayor Jamie Williamson took office two months ago and [...]

Sculptures will find permanent home in Lions Foundation Park

Work crews from Bartlett Cock, the construction contractor for Liberty Hill ISD, used heavy equipment this week to move a sculpture from behind the Liberty Hill Junior High into Lions Foundation Park. The sculpture was moved to make way for a fire lane that is under construction behind the school, but eventually all of the [...]

Council changes vote on Loop 332

By KATE LUDLOW Two weeks after the Liberty Hill City Council voted to overturn a previous council’s decision to acquire Loop 332 from the State of Texas, two elected officials changed their votes Monday to let the original action stand. In a confusing change of position that was not explained in public meeting, Council members [...]

Michael Lewis Jacobs

Michael Lewis Jacobs, 64, of Liberty Hill, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012 after a courageous battle with Lung Cancer. Michael’s family gathered for visitation on Sunday, July 22, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown. Honoring Michael’s wishes he was cremated. Michael was born July 12, 1948 in Temple, Texas. Michael was raised [...]

CAPITOL RINGSIDE: 2012 Republican Primary and Runoff campaigns changed Texas

By CHARLEY WILKISON It’s true that if you’re looking at something every single day it’s hard to know if it’s changing. Kids get taller, dogs get older and things even happen to our own bodies that we don’t even notice because we’re too close to the subject. But, I can vouch that the Texas Republican [...]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Firewise landscaping in Central Texas

By RICK BICKLING With the rain we’ve had here in Central Texas the past week or two, last summer’s wildfires seem to fade ever farther into the recesses of our memory. But in the words of George Bernard Shaw, “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning [...]

FOOD WISE: Making memories with homemade ice cream

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I remember making ice cream with my grandpa on my grandparents’ breezeway as a little girl. He had an old fashioned hand crank style ice cream maker. We would make the ice cream with cream, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. He always made vanilla ice cream. The mixture was cooked, cooled [...]