Building confidence starts with a smile

From left are Stacy Rose, Dr. Diana Drvostep and Kristen Jordan of Austin Children’s Dentistry.  (Photo by Kate Ludlow)

By KATE LUDLOW It was Diana Drvostep’s childhood dentist who first suggested that she follow in his career footsteps. “I got interested in dentistry…In college, I was going to go into medical school and then I met with my dentist, I had been going to him for probably 25 years, and he said, ‘You know, […]

Council anticipates shortfall, discusses revenue options

By SHELLY WILKISON The City of Liberty Hill could come up $150,000 short when the payment comes due in 2013 on $8 million in bonds for sewer construction that were issued in 2007. During a two and one-half hour budget workshop Tuesday, Mayor Jamie Williamson and Council member Vickie Brewer explained that the city council […]

MSgt. Donald James Nichols, Sr.

MSgt. Donald James Nichols, Sr.

MSgt. Donald James Nichols, Sr., 83, of Liberty Hill, passed away on  July 28, 2012, with his family by his side after a long courageous battle with cancer. Don was born in Denison, Texas on August 24, 1928 to the late Holmes and Lela Nichols. Don honorably served his country in the US Army for […]

LHISD student registration begins August 8

Registration for new and returning students in the Liberty Hill Independent School District begins Wednesday, August 8. Registration for students returning to LHISD in the 2012-13 school year is now on-line. The On-Line Registration System allows parents to complete the most common registration forms electronically, eliminating thousands of paper copies, saving parents time, and increasing […]

Football, volleyball campers prepare for fall sports

Seventh, eighth and ninth graders braved triple-digit temperatures during this week’s Panther State Championship Football Camp at Liberty Hill High School. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia By all means it is still summer, but this week Liberty Hill High School coaches held camps for two of the three fall sports – football and volleyball. Monday marked the first time since the 2011 season ended that Panthers head football Coach Jerry Vance supervised any sort of practice. Like many […]

No more parking in right of way at Blue Hole

Parking along the right of way near the San Gabriel River bridge on Bagdad Road is now prohibited. (Photo by Kate Ludlow)

Williamson County instated a No Parking Zone north and south of the San Gabriel River bridge on Bagdad Road near Liberty Hill this week. Visitors to the popular swimming spot commonly known as Blue Hole, will notice signs advising of the parking prohibition. According to a press release issued by the County, the decision was […]

Liberty Hill backs Tea Party candidate Cruz for US Senate

By CHARLEY WILKISON On a state runoff election night that was put in place by federal judges after lawsuits over state redistricting were settled by both major political parties, only 10 percent of Liberty Hill’s eligible voters cast ballots on Tuesday. In the two Williamson County voting precincts located in Liberty Hill — precincts 206 […]

GUEST COMMENTARY: Name new high school after Liberty Hill’s first teacher

Liberty Hill’s first known teacher
(Courtesy Photo)

By CHRISTOPHER LANDRUM Though my family has had deep roots in Liberty Hill for more than a century-and-a-half, being a son of Lampasas, I am an outsider. As a former grader for the written portion of TAKS exams, I’m also aware that the name of a school does not affect the scores of its students. […]

FOOD WISE: Pair wine with food for a delicious dining experience


By CHEF RENEE MORGAN What exactly is wine? Duh, you say…the elixir of the gods, of course! Yeah, you’re right. But more than that, it is an explosion of taste and flavor and when paired correctly with food can be the consummate fulfillment of the dining experience. The technical definition of wine is a beverage […]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Carrots – a complete planting guide

Fresh picked carrots (Photo by Rick Bickling)

By RICK BICKLING Carrots (Daucus carota) have been grown as a food crop for more than 2,000 years. They were brought to the early United States colonies in 1609. They are rich in carotene (a source of vitamin A) and high in sugar. Carrots are hardy cool-season biennials that are frost tolerant and can be […]