Archives for September 2012

Robert ‘Dan’ Child

Robert “Dan” Daniel Child, 72, of Liberty Hill, Texas passed away on September 12, 2012 in Liberty Hill. Dan was born on February 25, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Robert and June Johnson Child. He is survived by his children, Carole D. Hicks and husband Marty, Chris Child and wife Becky, Travis Hofmann Child and […]

Senior running back seizes opportunity

By Joseph Garcia When the door was cracked open for senior tailback Jesse (JJ) Perez, he kicked it in and busted through, which also happens to be the way he runs the football. Perez patiently waits to let the play develop and when he sees the hole, there is no hesitation as he takes advantage […]

Freshman runner leads by example

By Joseph Garcia Just about two years ago, Liberty Hill freshman Danielle Rimann had no idea she liked cross country running until she trained for a few weeks and found her calling. She wanted to play volleyball like her older sister, Samantha, who is currently on the varsity team. Coaxed by her father and namesake, […]

P&Z stresses urgency in process of revising ordinances

By SHELLY WILKISON Anxious to revise “unfriendly” ordinances that the business community sees as restricting growth, the Planning & Zoning Commission told City Council members and their newly-hired administrator Tuesday that action is needed now. During an hour-long workshop, which was posted for the purpose of allowing the Council to outline its goals and expectations […]

FOOD WISE: Try Asian cooking for good health, delicious meals

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I don’t know what was going on in my neck of the woods last week but you would have thought we were celebrating Asian food week or something. Having spent part of my childhood in Okinawa, I fell in love with Asian food at an early age, but more about that […]

Panther Homecoming Royalty

Homecoming Queen Presley Walker (center) and her Court were escorted by their fathers to the field during halftime activities in last week’s football game against Smithville. Students from left are Mallory Dobias, Shelby Hart, Danielle Wolesensky, Miss Walker, Natasha Adkins, and Duchesses Kyndall Savage, Chelsey Weems and Alee Nix. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

GAME NIGHT PREVIEW: Liberty Hill vs Rockdale

Liberty Hill vs. Rockdale 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 21 Tiger Stadium, Rockdale  Rockdale High School Enrollment: 474 Coach: Jeff Miller Mascot: Tiger Colors: Royal Blue/Gold League: 18-3A (DI) While the Liberty Hill Panthers (2-1) come off back-to-back big wins over Hondo and Smithville, the Rockdale Tigers (2-1) will return home after being shut out on […]

ESD Board adopts tax rate, budget

By KATE LUDLOW The Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a $1,343,863 budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Commissioner Dana Ripley was absent from the meeting, where the Board also voted to maintain a tax rate of $0.10 per $100 property valuation, the highest tax rate allowed by […]

Council raises taxes by 20% in split vote

By SHELLY WILKISON After weeks of frustration, confusion, hurt feelings and short tempers, the Liberty Hill City Council voted 3-2 Monday to increase the tax rate by 20 percent to fund a $1 million budget for fiscal 2012. Mayor Jamie Williamson broke two tie votes to set the tax rate at $0.53 per $100 property […]

Pre-K Corral offers students individualized attention

By KATE LUDLOW For a small class size, hands on approach to learning, and curriculum based on kindergarten readiness, check out the newly opened Pre-K Corral. Located on RR 1869, Pre-K Corral offers children a model for their educational and spiritual success. “I very much believe in learning through play, through games, and through music. […]