Council adopts Comp Plan, approves Consent Agreement for MUDs

The Liberty Hill City Council on Monday adopted a Comprehensive Plan for the City, received a clean report on audits for fiscal 2013, and approved a Consent Agreement for two municipal utility districts. Following a one-hour workshop on goals and planning (see related story above), the Council a Comprehensive Plan for the City — a […]

Update on new rental developments raises discussion on water availability

By SHELLY WILKISON With the news that two rental communities are preparing to break ground in the coming months, City Manager Greg Boatright said Monday that water is available to service the additional 176 customers. Liberty Trails Townhomes has all of the permits in place to build 101 rental units on acreage across from Dahlia […]

LH Chamber members learn tools, tips to boost business

By Brenda Young Helpful tools, tips and tricks were on the menu Wednesday at the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Margarita’s Restaurant. Bridget L. Brandt, director of the Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce, was the guest speaker. About 30 business leaders joined the lunch and learn session and received valuable information regarding how […]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: Chickens are welcome in Liberty Hill

There is a new atmosphere around City Hall these days. Folks don’t seem to be as focused on gotcha politics, personal paybacks and replaying the same tired, old grudges from week to week. In fact, people seem to want to get things accomplished. That’s good news and it sure beats sitting around griping. Let’s hope […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chickens doomed Liberty Hill’s first incorporation attempt

By JAMES WEAR It was about this time some 30 years ago that Liberty Hill was abuzz with talk of incorporation, and leading up to the August 11, 1984 election, there was plenty of controversy swirling as residents debated the issue. I’ve been unable to come up with the official number of votes regarding the […]

SHAC hopes fair will encourage healthy living

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill ISD, local businesses and non-profit organizations are working together to promote a healthy lifestyle and are hoping that a jointly-sponsored health fair in October will set a new standard for the community. The Liberty Fit Health, Wellness and Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, […]

With a powerful voice and gutsy attitude, Cousins making her way in music industry

By SHELLY WILKISON Driven by a passion for music and blessed with a deep, bluesy and soulful sound, Emily Cousins never had a hard and fast plan for her career. Instead, she explored opportunities and discovered that sometimes — even in the music industry — not having a plan is a good thing. “I didn’t […]

Trustees vote to refinance bonds, close budget gap

Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday voted to refinance bonds issued in 2006, which administrators say should bring in the revenue needed to put the school district in the black for the upcoming fiscal year. Chief Financial Officer Frank Watson said budget projections, which could change as soon as next week when Williamson County certifies […]

Holbein driven by boundless imagination

By Dana Delgado If Tina Holbein, owner of Tina’s Cottage in Liberty Hill, had it her way, the world would have a neon glow and likely have another shape. That’s just her nature. With a boundless imagination and a palette of bold colors, Mrs. Holbein has crafted out an artistic niche in a world of […]

Immigration relief efforts in McAllen receives support from local volunteers

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill area volunteers opened their hearts in recent days to hundreds of Central American immigrants making their way through McAllen to destinations north. As part of the Salvation Army’s Williamson County canteen, nine area volunteers travelled to McAllen’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church and became part of a humanitarian effort to help […]