EDC acts on restaurants’ funding requests

By SHELLY WILKISON After a lengthy discussion that has continued for months, directors of the city’s Economic Development Corp. voted last week to reject a request by the Marble Falls-based Bella Serra Restaurant for $163,000 in public funds to help pay for infrastructure and other start-up costs. The business, which has purchased property on Brown […]

Liberty Hill welcomes first pediatric practice

The staff at Liberty Hill Pediatrics is available to see patients beginning this week. From left are Amber Barba, CMA; (front) Rosalba Gonzalez, receptionist; Dr. Tiffany Scott; and Estella Alejo, CMA. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Dr. Tiffani Scott knew she had chosen the right community for her pediatrics practice when she saw firsthand how Liberty Hill enveloped the Crystal Draper family after the tragic death of her two children in a car crash in April. New to Liberty Hill, a patient told her about a fundraising event […]

Kuhn heads to national championship

Justin Zuhn at track meet earlier this summer. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO At times, Justin Zuhn is a typical teenager on summer vacation. He enjoys hanging out with his family, hunting, fishing and golfing with his grandfather — all somewhat common activities during a student-athlete’s summer vacation. “I just like to relax with my family,” the soon-to-be sophomore at Liberty Hill High School said. […]

Liberty Hill students tackle problem solving at leadership summit in Europe

The LHHS entourage stopped for a photo on the way to the leadership summit. From left are Colt Spencer, Joely Williamson, Chris Turner, Courtney Smith, Candra Gonzalez, Tabitha Bowles, Madeline Strickland, Emma Hofmann, Carley Maples, McKynzie King, Park Collie, Brianna Edwards, Alec Brand and Justin Henry. (Courtesy Photo)

By Lauren Jette Some Liberty Hill High School students got the experience of a lifetime during an educational tour through part of Europe last month. LHHS Spanish teacher Jennifer Gonzalez took 15 students on a Global Student Leaders Summit through Barcelona, the French Riviera, Lake Como and Davos, Switzerland June 19-29. At the culmination of […]

Boatright continues talks on Liberty Parke PID

By SHELLY WILKISON Although no action was taken Monday, the City Council was updated by staff on various projects that could significantly impact city coffers. City Manager Greg Boatright told the Council that after meeting last week with developers of Liberty Parke and the adjacent Liberty Meadows, he is leaning toward a recommendation that the […]

Sun Devils looking to bring home national softball title

From opening ceremonies in Houston, Liberty Hill’s Sun Devils are competing this week in the PONY World Series. Front Row from left are Ireland Sargent, Kaylyn Revere, Lauren Macias, Ashlyn Revere, Mack Goertz, Taylor Swieczkowski and Aubrey Kauper. In back are Olivia King, Abby Covington, Mia Hernandez, Sam Robison, Maddie Schutze and Brooke McKinney. (Courtesy Photo)

By Lauren Jette If the success of the Liberty Hill 14-and-under Sun Devils softball team is any indication, the future of Lady Panther softball looks promising. The team of all-stars is competing in the PONY World Series this weekend at Crosby Sports Complex in Houston. The team went undefeated on its way to the Central […]

Bauer set to coach both soccer teams

Darren Bauer will coach the boys and girls soccer teams this upcoming season. (FILE PHOTO)

In Liberty Hill’s first season of varsity soccer, Darren Bauer led the boys team to the Class 4A championship game. Now entering year two, Bauer will be aiming for both the boys and girls state tournaments in Georgetown. It was first reported and then later confirmed this week by The Independent that Bauer will be […]

Liberty Hill finishes third in Lone Star Cup standings

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Liberty Hill capped a banner year with a third-place finish in the UIL’s Lone Star Cup Standings. Teams compile points in the competition through athletic, academic, and musical achievement in UIL-sanctioned events. And after sending teams to state in football, volleyball, girls basketball, boys soccer and girls cross country — Liberty Hill […]

County, state officials address Liberty Hill business leaders

By Christine Bolaños Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce members gathered June 24 to hear their county, state senate and house representatives talk about accomplishments during the last legislative session. Commissioner Cynthia Long, Rep. Marsha Farney and Sen. Charles Schwertner’s Chief of Staff Thomas Holloway addressed the audience at Beck Chapels & Events. Williamson County Long […]

Fortis Academy opening at LifeSprings Church

Fifth grade students working on a math lesson in the classroom at Fortis Academy. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños  After moving around in the Austin area a few times, Fortis Academy staff hopes it has finally found a permanent home for the Christian-based school at LifeSprings Church in Liberty Hill. “We were coming from Austin and the location that we were at was too small for us. God was blessing us […]