Evelyn Marie Keithley

Evelyn Marie Keithley, age 93, of Liberty Hill, Texas, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Bertram Nursing Home. She was born on November 24, 1921 to Edgar Maurice Wiley and Essa Viola Giddens in Leander, Texas. After graduating from high school, Evelyn attended Durham’s Business College, graduating in July of 1941. She worked at […]

Margie Stapp Myers

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ARLINGTON — Margie Stapp Myers, 100, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Arlington. Graveside Service is 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Andice Cemetery, Andice, Texas. Margie was born on August 21, 1914 in Andice to Charles Matthew Stapp and Ethel Morris Stapp. She was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church […]

Raymond ‘Ray’ Smyth III

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Raymond “Ray” Smyth III, 73, of Liberty Hill passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 with his loving wife, Carol, by his side. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH 35 EF, Pflugerville, TX 78660. The funeral service was at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 […]

Local honeybee farm offers much more than honey

Jodi Zachmann pulls a comb full of brood (bees that haven’t hatched yet) out of the concrete column at Legacy Vintage Store in Liberty Hill. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños  Honeybees do much more than produce sweet nectar. They are critical to the ecosystem and their honey can even be used for medicinal purposes. Jodi Zachmann, owner of Jackass Honey Farms in Liberty Hill, plans to begin selling honey locally and takes it a step further by offering free removal and relocation […]

Thrash, Buck elected to LHISD Board of Trustees

Liberty Hill school district voters elected a drug enforcement official and a state emergency management coordinator to the Board of Trustees last Saturday. In complete, but unofficial Liberty Hill ISD election returns, Greg Thrash and Anthony Buck were elected to Places 4 and 5, respectively. Thrash, who leads all Drug Enforcement Administration operations in the […]

La Vernia’s explosive offense in doubleheader knocks off Liberty Hill

By Taylor Grafft Three different La Vernia players hit home runs in Saturday’s doubleheader, as the Bears outscored Liberty Hill 25-to-6 in the final two games of the bi-district championship series, and ended the Panthers’ season. After La Vernia managed to tie the series 1-1 following their impressive, 18-3, win in Game Two, the Bears […]

Residents warned of area scams

By Christine Bolaños When Belva Cox received a call that appeared to be an automated recording telling her she owed money to the IRS or would be sued, she knew something was fishy. The Internal Service Revenue would not only not call, but not do so close to midnight. “I picked up the phone when […]

Local athletes shine at Special Olympics

The Liberty Hill Special Olympics team lines up in preparation to lead the Parade of Athletes at Area 13 Special Olympics Track Meet May 2 at Leander High School’s Bible Stadium.  From left are athletes, parents and volunteers, including Mary Mapel, Josh Sudekum, Bryan Mapel, Coach Christopher Klepper, Ashley Combs, Melva Dunan, Daniel Dunan, Jae Harris, Meghan Whitehead, Mark Poole, Makayla Allman-Solis, L.M., Karla Henriquez, Marcy Brooks, Jared Sudekum and Stacy Cox. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado LEANDER — The jubilant faces and unbridled excitement of countless athletes told the story at the Area 13 Special Olympics Track and Field Meet May 1-2 at Leander High School’s Bible Stadium. In the stands, an appreciative and supportive crowd enthusiastically cheered each participant. While medals and ribbons were awarded to the […]

Parks reflects on 50-year school career

Superintendent Rob Hart (left) and Assistant Superintendent Robert Parks (right) have worked side by side to prepare Liberty Hill for growth. Parks, 73, is retiring in June after a 50-year career in Texas public schools. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON He started his career teaching seventh and eighth graders at Liberty Chapel — a 52-student rural school where he also served as principal. It was 1965. Although it was a much simpler time compared to today, 22-year-old Robert Parks had his hands full. Today, as he reflects on a 50-year career in public […]

Mighty Fine will be first food truck under new ordinance

Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes launched its food truck in February and will be making stops in Liberty Hill on Wednesdays in May. 
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By Christine Bolaños  The food truck phenomenon that has taken the Central Austin area by storm for several years is making its way to Liberty Hill. Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes unveiled its food truck in February and has been making the rounds throughout various local communities. Liberty Hill will be added to that […]