Accountant gives City clean audit report

By SHELLY WILKISON An audit report presented Monday shows the City of Liberty Hill has enough money in its fund balance to operate city government for 10 months. The $764,061 unassigned fund balance was an accomplishment celebrated by staff and elected officials at Monday’s regular Council meeting. “This is huge for our city,” said Chief […]

WCESD#4 Board tables action on audit

By Christine Bolaños The Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 Commissioners officially contracted with Alliance Payroll of Austin to process payroll for an estimated annual cost of $2,941.75. Monday’s decision comes three weeks after commissioners retained Municipal Accounts & Consulting of Austin to handle all bookkeeping. Both decisions were in direct response to discrepancies in […]

LH girls soccer blast Taylor, 8-1

By BOB VARMETTE GEORGETOWN – Tayler Walter scored five goals for the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Thursday night – the first time the senior has ever accomplished the feat, not counting a match against a junior varsity squad. It turned out only two of those goals were actually needed. The other three just made the […]

Veteran teacher’s passion is in the first grade classroom

Veteran first grade teacher Mary Davis said she is always looking for ways to improve her classroom.  “I just want the best for them and will fight for what kids need,” she said. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Every day, Mary Davis makes her way to her dimly lit and seemingly undersized work space surrounded by scores of essential materials in a uniquely arranged laboratory for the monumental task of preparing kids for school and life success. Her small desk overflowing with paper sits awkwardly turned and almost incidentally placed […]

Life, Liberty Hill and the pursuit of Sticky Bunz

Sticky Bunz owner Amanda Baskin holds up a plate with a few freshly baked vanilla cupcakes topped with buttermilk icing. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños The sweet aroma of baked delights envelops customers as they walk through the doors. The wooden floors and rustic ambience provides an inviting home-like feel. The treats are neatly nestled into boxes adorned with a signature green gingham ribbon. This is the Liberty Hill storefront Amanda Baskin, a resident, nurse, wife and […]

Liberty Hill defeats Salado in soccer shootout

Slade Cummns brings a loose ball under control and heads toward the Salado goal. The Panthers beat the Eagles 8-7. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By Taylor Grafft Despite being a first-year program, the Liberty Hill Panthers have proven to be a force in soccer and are looking to make some noise in the post season. Last Friday, the Panthers traveled to Salado to take on the Eagles in their final district game of the season and won in a […]

Future Chef Challenge draws healthy snacks

Winners of the Future Chef Challenge proudly wear their medals after being recognized for their specially prepared healthy snacks.  From left are Emma McAndrews, Montgomery Madison, Kendall Brown, Mackenzie Wood, Kristopher Kelley and Jordan Warren. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado This year’s Future Chef Challenge at the Liberty Hill Intermediate School turned out to be more of showcase of an emerging generation, Generation “H” as in healthy, than a contest; although there were plenty of notable winners at the March 13 event. MacKenzie Wood, a fourth grade student from Bill Burden Elementary, […]

Police, firearms instructor share views on proposed open carry gun legislation

By SHELLY WILKISON As the Texas Legislature considers proposals that would allow licensed gun owners to openly carry their weapons in public, law enforcement and firearms training instructors say they are concerned for the safety of the inexperienced gun owners. Earlier this week, the Texas Senate voted 20-11 to pass SB 17 and it now […]

Beck Chapels & Events celebrates Liberty Hill grand opening

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The ceremonial ribbon was cut last Thursday at the new Beck Chapels & Events in Liberty Hill. Members of the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted the ribbon cutting at the grand opening of Liberty Hill’s funeral home and special event center. Located at 170 CR 214, Beck Chapels & Events offers a chapel for […]

Panthers enter District 25-4A as favorites

By TAYLOR GRAFT Fun in the sun is over for the Lady Panthers who are cutting their spring break a few days short this week to play softball. Liberty Hill will be back in action on Friday at home against the Llano Yellowjackets to open district play at 6:30 p.m. The matchup should be pretty […]