Archives for June 2013

Donald Tucker

Donald Tucker, 68, of Jarrell, formerly of Liberty Hill, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at MD Anderson Hospital. He was born March 4, 1945, in Andice, Texas to Hugh and Vivian Sarah (Person) Tucker. Donald married Debbie Bobbitt on February 10, 1967. He worked as a Union carpenter for 20+ years until he […]

Eyre signs with William Penn

By Joseph Garcia An abundance of finalities took place on Tuesday when senior Tyler Eyre put pen to paper in the Liberty Hill High School Library to play basketball for William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was the final Liberty Hill senior to sign his national letter of intent to play college basketball from […]

Lady Wildcats will play in Tournament for Hope

By Joseph Garcia The Liberty Hill Lady Wildcats basketball team, along with other teams from across the state, will be doing their part to help raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer when they participate in the Tournament for Hope June 8-9 at donated school gyms in south Austin and Hays. All proceeds from […]

Residents object to City’s plan to increase wastewater discharge

By SHELLY WILKISON Helpless, trapped, cheated, angry and sad. Those are the words Sharon Cassady used to describe how she and her family feel about the City of Liberty Hill’s plans to increase the amount of treated sewage they pump into the South San Gabriel River behind their house. Mrs. Cassady and her husband, Terry […]

Williamson, Brewer blame business owners for their reversal of political fortune

By SHELLY WILKISON In a stunning reversal of fortune, Mayor Jamie Williamson and Council member Vicki Brewer are no longer managing the daily business of the City of Liberty Hill. They say they became the political targets of businessmen who were looking out for their own interests when they influenced other council members in recent […]

Coach Peterson says farewell to seniors, but is optimistic about 2013

By Joseph Garcia Some things in life are just more important. That is what Liberty Hill volleyball and track coach Gretchen Peterson, who dearly missed her athletes and students, feels when taking her three month maternity leave to bring her second child into the world, daughter Mason Faye Peterson on March 14. “(Mason’s) doing really […]

Council votes to lower sewer connection fees

The Liberty Hill City Council voted unanimously Monday to reduce wastewater connection fees by as much as $3,000 for both residential and commercial customers. Currently, residential customers pay $6,000 to connect to city sewer while commercial customers pay $7,500. Those fees will drop to $3,500 and $4,500 respectively. “In the past two to three years, […]

Breakfast of Champions

By Joseph Garcia In the final high school ceremony at the old Panthers Den, Liberty Hill athletes and trainers were recognized for their outstanding championship efforts this school year. Hosted by the Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club, Friday morning was the culmination of the 2012-2013 athletic seasons with a breakfast followed by an awards […]

Liberty Hill Fighters baseball to compete nationally this summer

By Joseph Garcia Liberty Hill baseball is going national. The Fighters select baseball team, based in Liberty Hill, is gearing up for the Baseball Youth Nationals Tournament in Elizabethtown, Ky., just south of Louisville, June 21-27, to compete in the 13U division in what will likely be a 24-team pool. In their fourth year of […]

Council directs Mayor to vacate office at City Hall

By SHELLY WILKISON Further limiting the Mayor’s influence after restricting her powers and duties two weeks ago, a divided City Council voted Monday to direct Mayor Jamie Williamson to vacate the office she has occupied at City Hall for the past year. City staff confirmed that the Mayor cleared her office at City Hall early […]