Archives for July 2013

Cut-N-Edge stylists bring contemporary edge to Liberty Hill hairstyling

For Liberty Hill’s newest trio of professional hair stylists, every client presents an opportunity to make a difference. “Being able to see a client come in and see them get excited about the way they look makes me feel wonderful,” said Kim King, co-owner of Cut-N-Edge Salon. “Having people feel wonderful about themselves when they […]

Bertram landmark evolving with Ware family

By SHELLY WILKISON BERTRAM —  Although closed since February, people still stop by the Hungry Moose Restaurant from time to time hoping for the smells of freshly made pizza and the friendly company of Les Ware Jr. The recent presence at the restaurant of Ware’s oldest sister, Mary Lou Wells, has the community and travelers […]

Board members offer input into City’s Comprehensive Plan

By SHELLY WILKISON Brought together to brainstorm about Liberty Hill’s future development, members of the City’s appointed boards and commissions met for the first time with City Council members Monday and offered ideas that may be incorporated into a Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan typically serves as a foundation for future growth and development of […]

State awards housing tax credits to Liberty Trails Townhomes

Construction could begin this fall on a 100-unit townhome apartment complex in Liberty Hill. Liberty Trails Townhomes, a project of Picerne Development of Altamonte Springs, Florida, received news this week that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has awarded federal housing tax credits to the development. The credits will be used to help […]

LHVFD will dissolve after reaching settlement in lawsuit against attorney

The Liberty Hill Volunteer Fire Department has reached an out-of-court settlement in its lawsuit against Austin Attorney Ken Campbell, who previously represented the LHVFD and the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4. With its business concluded, the LHVFD will dissolve itself and distribute any remaining assets according to the wishes of the remaining board members. […]

Despite objections of ousted law firm, City’s new attorney takes seat at dais

After charges and counter-charges last week that the City Council had violated state law when it fired its law firm and hired another, it was the newly-appointed attorney who took the position at the dais Monday. Art Rodriguez of the Russell & Rodriguez law firm of Georgetown was hired as City Attorney in a 3-2 […]

FOOD WISE: Monitor warnings for safe food products

  By CHEF RENEE MORGAN There was a full moon this week. You know what that means. A lot of hinky stuff is going on in the world and it’s no different in the food world. Here are a few of the most interesting studies and recalls on a national level. First up, tree nuts. […]

EDITORIAL: Liberty Hill needs a motto!

Maybe if Liberty Hill had a motto, the City Council could move past this herky-jerky governing style of constant political and personal payback and move on toward goodness and mercy, and live and let live. After last week when we all witnessed another 3-2 vote to fire the new law firm and hire back the […]

FOOD WISE: Celebrating French cooking on Bastille Day

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I first came to know of Bastille Day while I was a student at Le Cordon Bleu. There, Bastille Day was celebrated with all pomp and circumstance, and every manner of French delicacy. This, of course; was due to the French origin and traditions of the school. Last Sunday, July 14th […]

Attorney claims Council vote did not remove him from job

By SHELLY WILKISON Disregarding warnings they were violating state law, the majority of the Liberty Hill City Council faced down angry opposition Monday to oust the City’s law firm. But two days after the decision was made as city officials were meeting with the newly-hired attorney, Alan Bojorquez told The Independent that the vote taken […]