Archives for August 2012

Jamie’s Boutique offers high-end clothing, gifts, specialty items at lower prices

By KATE LUDLOW Jamie’s Boutique carries the same Chanel suits that you normally would find in larger cities, but the price tag reveals a difference. Located on the square in downtown Burnet, Jamie’s is the place for high-end designer clothing at a fraction of the cost. “We have everything from Quinceañera dresses, to bridesmaid dresses […]

Start of school brings big changes to LHJH campus

Liberty Hill Junior High School parents will encounter some changes while dropping off their students at school in the coming days. Ongoing construction has led to changes to the main entrance, parking and more. According to LHJS Principal Chad Pirtle, students will now enter the building on the sidewalk, where a wooden walkway has been […]

City property owners could see tax hike

By SHELLY WILKISON Blaming previous city councils for failing to do diligence to pay down the city’s debt on sewer construction, sitting Council members voted August 13 to hold public hearings to consider a $0.09 increase in property taxes. While the proposed city budget and tax rate discussion appeared at the top of Monday’s regular […]

Margot Wetzel

Margot Wetzel passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13th at Ramsey Funeral Home, in Georgetown, Texas. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14th at the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church, in Liberty Hill, Texas. Burial will follow at Liberty […]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: The ‘Court’-yard garden project

By RICK BICKLING After playing basketball for the past 45 years, I’ve come to the conclusion that my knees are much better off gardening than they are jumping and running around on a hard surface. With this realization in mind, and with the kids pretty much grown and done playing basketball, I now have a […]

FOOD WISE: Julia Child’s influence celebrated on her 100th birthday

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Happy birthday, dear Julia! Happy birthday to you! She would’ve been 100 years old on August 15th. Of course, I’m talking about the Grand Dame of the Kitchen, Our Lady of the Ladle, the great Julia Child. You knew I couldn’t let her 100th birthday go by without talking about her […]

Parks Board again recommends Council adopt restroom bid

The City of Liberty Hill’s Parks & Recreation Board voted during a special meeting last week to recommend the City Council approve a bid from North Shore Homes to build a restroom facility at City Park. It was the second time the Board has taken such a vote, and the second time North Shore Homes […]

Sculptor finds beauty, art, sense of community in Liberty Hill

By CHARLEY WILKISON When John VanCamp first arrived in Texas, he was a most disappointed young man. “I thought I’d see old swinging door saloons and herds of cattle running down the street,” he says shaking his head and smiling at distant memories of youth and naiveté. “My image of Texas came from TV,” he […]

Per Chance to Dream

Per Chance to Dream The 120-member Liberty Hill High School Marching Band started Summer Band last week in preparation for their fall marching show “Per Chance to Dream.” Musical arrangements in the show follow the theme of dreams. The high school band is under the direction of John Perrin. Drum Major is Margaret Krizan (front […]

Pay raise proposed for LHISD teachers, administrators, staff

By SHELLY WILKISON Teachers, administrators and hourly staff in the Liberty Hill school district may receive a pay increase in the new fiscal year if a $29,177,621  proposed budget is adopted by school trustees in the coming weeks. The pay increase, which will cost about $500,000, is the largest new expense in the proposed budget […]