Archives for March 2014

Chicken Express breaks ground in Liberty Hill

By SHELLY WILKISON If all goes according to plan, Liberty Hill could be enjoying fried chicken and all the fixins by the end of July. Restaurant Owner Clay Jones and his wife, Wendy, of Brady, joined General Manager Mitch Van Horn in Liberty Hill Wednesday at the site of the long-anticipated Chicken Express. Construction crews […]

For the love of running

By DANA DELGADO For distance runners, the race can be grueling, physically punishing and a brutal mind game. But for most, it is the challenge of a mountain to climb and to conquer. At Liberty Hill High School, it is no different except LHHS has established a tradition of successful distance runners. “It really stems […]

Walker’s passion for the game shows on the field

By Taylor Grafft Few can argue that there is a more natural leader at Liberty Hill than junior Payton Walker when she steps on the field to compete. The Liberty Hill Lady Panther Softball catcher pours her heart and soul into every game and every play. Perhaps the best example of that passion came on […]

Nationally recognized company wrapped around global industry

By Dana Delgado It is hard to put a handle on exactly what International Print and Packaging (IPP) does at their ever growing and evolving design and manufacturing plant in Northwest Liberty Hill. Off handedly, IPP President Bryan Scheible said, “We’re the company that prints stickers.” That may have been the case when the local […]

Recalling the night Johnny Bush & the Bandeleros rode into town

By JAMES WEAR Nearly 24 years have passed, but I still remember the evening country music singer Johnny Bush came to Liberty Hill. It was April 28, 1990, and by the time Bush and his band, the Bandeleros, took the stage at the VFW Post Home, I was one tired fellow. It had been a […]

GETI Alliance seeks to help returning veterans

By Dana Delgado After having served in the US Air Force, first as an enlisted serviceman and then as an officer, Len Swanson began suffering from the effects of what he suspected to be “Agent Orange” exposure during his deployment to Vietnam. Agent Orange is a blend of tactical herbicides the U.S. military sprayed in […]

Soto built Atzimbas with authentic Mexican recipes

By Dana Delgado Elena Soto, the owner of Atzimbas Restaurante Mexicano in Liberty Hill for the last 13 years, has stepped away from her business due to sudden health issues. Her oldest daughter, 24-year-old Grecia Salazar, has taken over management of the day-to-day operations and is expected to assume ownership of the business. Ms. Salazar […]

Mayor defends right to seek budget records

By SHELLY WILKISON Mayor Jamie Williamson, who two weeks ago was accused by council members of disrupting city government by overloading  staff members with requests for documents, read a lengthy prepared statement Monday defending her actions. “The documents I requested were within my official capacity as mayor,” she said, citing Attorney General’s Opinions and referencing […]

Teens’ brush with death draws town support

By Dana Delgado Plans by five Liberty Hill High School students for a spring break filled with fun, friends, and music at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival turned into something they never imagined — a brush with death. Just past midnight on March 13, with the iconic event ramped-up and amped-up with music blaring […]

Elliot leading charge for Liberty Hill Golf

By Taylor Grafft Junior Blake Elliot has achieved great success this season by finishing at the top of the leaderboard in every tournament he has played. His best round and lowest score came in at Brownwood Country Club, where he shot a 71 for second place. He has also had major success and won two […]