Archives for July 2013

Firefighters hold housing ceremony for new Engine 1

Williamson County’s Emergency Services District #4 placed its new Engine 1 into service Tuesday following a traditional housing ceremony dating back to the 19th Century. The ceremony involved carefully transferring water from the former fire Engine 1, washing the tires, blessing the apparatus and pushing it into the station. Fire Chief Chancy Bizzell said it […]

Boatright brings ideas to boost local economic development

By SHELLY WILKISON Determined to end the City’s dependence on economic development revenue they say has been used as a “slush fund” for  city expenses, Economic Development Corp. directors set in motion last week a series of projects designed to grow Liberty Hill’s business community. “We need to have a presence and become more involved, […]

Harley Doyce Rankin

Harley Doyce Rankin, 95, of Wichita Falls, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Don Pellikan, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. A son of the late John and Bonnie […]

Community comes together to ‘Give Bella Strength’

By SHELLY WILKISON It wasn’t that long ago that 10-year-old Bella Herman was dancing on tip toes and moving easily to the cadence of hip hop tunes. But weeks away from the beginning of another school year, she is now in a wheelchair and undergoing rigorous physical therapy to restore strength to her legs and […]

Council keeps Bojorquez law firm, but rejects attorney’s advice on police camera equipment purchase

By SHELLY WILKISON Immediately after the Liberty Hill City Council voted 3-2 Monday to keep doing business with an Austin law firm, elected officials questioned then disregarded the City Attorney’s legal advice. In June, the Council met in closed session to discuss the performance of the Bojorquez Law Firm, which was retained last year to […]

Liberty Hill reaches agreement with City of Leander to access water in Lake Travis

By SHELLY WILKISON Triple-digit temperatures returned to Liberty Hill this month amid reports of ever-declining water levels in city wells. However, the City of Liberty Hill inched its way closer to long-term relief Monday when the City Council approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Leander. The agreement, which takes effect pending the approval […]

Creative ideas for your July 4th picnic leftovers

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Okay. I’ll admit it. By some people’s standards, I may, or may not, depending on who you talk to, have overdone it just a tad on the Fourth of July goodies. In my defense, we were headed over to our friends, Rodney and Betti’s, who were cooking briskets, chickens, burgers and […]

LHLA Board finalizes plans for BBQ Cook-off July 26-27

Volunteers on the Board of Directors for the Liberty Hill Livestock Association are busy preparing for the upcoming BBQ Cook-off. The Board met last week to finalize plans with owners of the cook-off’s new venue — End of the Trail Ranch in Briggs. The BBQ Cook-off, a fundraiser for FFA and 4-H students in Liberty […]

Union Hall congregation celebrates 125 years of faith, family and community

By CHARLEY WILKISON On that first summer Sunday morning of 1888, the Union Hall Missionary Baptist Church of Christ congregation gathered and worshipped in song, sermon and prayer. And Sunday, July 7, it will be no different as the Union Hall Baptist Church celebrates 125 years of continuous services. Imagine there is no five-lane State […]

Liberty Hill home to new San Gabriel Family Chiropractic

Dr. Mariska Visser is proud to announce the opening of her new practice called San Gabriel Family Chiropractic located at 13740 W. SH 29 at the intersection of FM 1869. Dr. Mariska has over 16 years of experience in treating patients ranging from 5 days old to 98 years old.  She relocated from Massachusetts where […]