Stephens reflects on public service after 12 years on LHISD Board

Longtime school Trustee Anthony Stephens is not seeking re-election after 12 years in public service. (Photo by Shelly Wilkison)

By SHELLY WILKISON At school board meetings, Anthony Stephens is  the calming voice of reason and order. Typically stoic and professional at the dais, the Liberty Hill alum has cast many votes over the past 12 years and before each one, he himself the same question. “Is it good for the kids? When the answer […]

Council rejects petition to annex land for townhomes, appoints Wise to EDC

By SHELLY WILKISON   A petition for voluntary annexation of 10.3 acres of land — the proposed site of townhome apartments — was rejected by the Liberty Hill City Council Monday. A motion made by Council member Vicki Brewer died for lack of a second. Council members Connie Fuller and Byron Tippie were not present […]

Bertram EDC Directors reappointed

By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — Four seats on the Bertram Economic Development Corp.’s Board of Directors have come to term and the Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to reinstate those existing board members. Directors whose terms were renewed include Pat Moore, LaDale Young, Mike Richardson and Georgina Hernandez. Their terms will expire in March 2015. “All […]

Still no Council decision on park sewer

By SHELLY WILKISON Visibly frustrated by ongoing council opposition, Liberty Hill Mayor Jamie Williamson adjourned Monday’s regular council meeting and loudly exclaimed “Unbelievable!” Once again hoping to change votes in favor of connecting City Park restrooms, which are nearing completion, to the sewer system, the Mayor filled Monday’s meeting packet with letters from engineers and […]

Sophomore Elliott swinging clubs for Liberty Hill

Then a freshman, Liberty Hill golfer Blake Elliott poses at hole 15 at the Crystal Falls Golf Course in Leander after his amazing, once in a lifetime hole-in-one. (Courtesy Photo)

By Joseph Garcia  The Liberty Hill High School golf season is, to use a bad pun, in full swing and a handful of golfers are gearing up for the district tournament to be held in the beginning of April. One of those golfers is sophomore Blake Elliott. Much like many future great golfers, Elliott began […]

Love for jewelry inspires Lucy Doo

Sandi Koele, formerly of Liberty Hill, displays her favorite necklace from her jewelry line Lucy Doo Jewelry available at Simply Home Decor. (Photo by Shelly Wilkison)

By SHELLY WILKISON At the heart of her jewelry company is the belief that a woman’s accessories do not have to be expensive to tastefully compliment her wardrobe. That’s why Sandi Koele hand-selects pieces for her Lucy Doo jewelry line that are sure to dazzle admirers, enhance any outfit, and appeal to the pocketbook. “I […]

Local family living with Angelman Syndrome

Nicolas Hurtado, 11, and his mother Fabiola Hurtado at Bill Burden Elementary School. 
(Photo by Shelly Wilkison)

By Catherine Hosman One of the first things you notice about Nicolas Hurtado, 11, is a smile that never seems to fade. Then there’s that twinkle in his eyes when he looks at his mother, Fabiola. Like most kids his age, he has a fascination with cell phones and holds one in his hands and […]

High winds topple new business

Melissa Fiero (right) and her assistant Sabrina Wills were surprised Tuesday to find the aftermath of this week’s high winds that downed an addition to Mrs. Fiero’s new business on Loop 332.  (Photo by Shelly Wilkison)

High winds roared through Liberty Hill Tuesday for the second time in as many weeks. With gusts as high as 45 mph overnight Monday, many  were awakened Tuesday to the sight of displaced lawn furniture, trash cans and other damage. But for one business working to expand its operations into Liberty Hill, the damage on […]

Only two contested races in May 11 local elections

A former member of the Liberty Hill City Council whose name will appear on the May election ballot for the Place 5 seat has withdrawn his candidacy. Jack Harkrider, who had filed to run against Liz Hanna Rundzieher, also a former member of the Council, submitted a letter at City Hall Friday announcing he would […]

City notifies landowners of opportunity to purchase capacity in wastewater system

The City of Liberty Hill is planning to break ground this summer on a wastewater collection system to serve properties primarily on the east side of US Highway 183. The project is funded by the Texas Water Development Board to only provide capacity to existing homes and businesses. The City is extending the opportunity for […]