Riley Dayton Conner

Riley Dayton Conner, age 91 formerly of Briggs, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the Oaks Nursing Center in Burnet, Texas. Graveside services were held at the Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty Hill, Texas on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 2:00PM. He was born July 17, 1924 to William Riley and Dora Conner. He was […]

Wendell Lynn Hays

Wendell Lynn Hays died September 15, 2015 in Burnet Texas after a lengthy illness. Wendell was born in Austin, Texas December 1, 1951 to D.W. and Nellie Hays. Wendell was preceded in death by both sets of Grandparents and his Mother and Father. Wendell is survived by his sons Wendell Hays Jr., Keith Hays, brother […]

Community theater offers entertainment, volunteer opportunities

By Lauren Jette LEANDER — Tucked away off West Farm to Market 2243 in Leander near the back of a shopping center is a warehouse that houses the Way Off Broadway Community Players theater. From the outside, it doesn’t look anything like a theater on Broadway, but inside is where transformations take place and characters […]

WCESD #4 hopes for support of sales tax

By Christine Bolaños Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 Commissioners called a sales tax election for Nov. 3 in hopes of gaining voter approval to raise the local sales tax in the fire district by 1 cent. If passed, the revenue would be used to help fund a new fire station. Nineteen months ago, the […]

City hears from property owners concerned about possible annexation

By SHELLY WILKISON It was standing room only inside the Liberty Hill City Council Chamber Monday as four people shared their concerns and questioned the City’s plan to annex their properties into the city limits. During the first of two scheduled public hearings on the City’s plan to annex 313 acres or 127 parcels of […]

Panther defense stops Wylie Bulldogs

By Lauren Jette There wasn’t much offense to celebrate, but there was enough to get the win at Panther Stadium last Friday night as Liberty Hill defeated Abilene Wylie 13-6 on Senior Night. “Beating Abilene Wylie is quite an accomplishment, it’s not the season,” said head coach Jerry Vance. “We played well against Connally (the […]

Report: Growth imminent for Liberty Hill school district

By Lauren Jette More growth is coming to Liberty Hill Independent School District, according to a demographic report presented to the Board of Trustees Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Rob Hart presented a demographic report for the second quarter of 2015 to board members. The report is prepared quarterly for the district by School District Strategies, […]

LHPD traffic stops top Bertram, most area small departments

In the first eight months of the year, Liberty Hill Police officers made more traffic stops than most small city departments in the area during 2014. According to Chief Randy Williams, Liberty Hill police recorded 985 traffic stops from January through August this year. During the month of August, the department reported 232 traffic violations. […]

Coach follows father’s footsteps on court and in the classroom

By Lauren Jette It’s an interesting thing for a teacher to claim that they have taught the same students as their mother, father, sister and wife. For Liberty Hill High School boys junior varsity basketball coach and math teacher Blake Boren, that is a statement he can truthfully make. “What’s really cool is there’s kids […]

Hall puts his heart into insurance work

By Christine Bolaños After working for shipping company DHL for 22 years, Rick Hall decided to move to Texas and try something different. “I moved to Texas about four and a half years ago and I decided to retire from DHL and find something different to do,” Hall said. “I really wanted to get into […]