P&Z recommends UDC changes on duplexes, alcohol sales

By SHELLY WILKISON The City’s Planning & Zoning Commission paved the way Tuesday for more lenient permitting for duplexes within the city limits. Following a public hearing where no one addressed the body, the Commission voted unanimously to recommend the City Council allow duplexes as a permitted use in the C-2 downtown district. Currently, duplexes […]

Officials visit BBE to see success of math program

From left are Reasoning Minds representatives Steven Gaudino and James Talarico, Bill Burden Elementary Principal Terrie Chambers, LHISD Superintendent Dr. Rob Hart, State Rep.  Marsha Farney, Leander ISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Champion, Aaron Gibson with Rep. Farney’s office, Amy Rister Holloway from State Rep. Tony Dale’s office of Cedar Park, Burden Math Intervention teacher Caryl Simpson, and Math Intervention para-professional Carolyn Bahr. (Courtesy Photo)

Bill Burden Elementary School welcomed state officials and special guests Jan. 6. State Rep. Marsha Farney, R-Georgetown, and a representative of State Rep. Tony Dale, R-Cedar Park, along with Leander ISD Superintendent Dr. Bret Champion visited the school to learn more about Reasoning Minds. Reasoning Minds is a web-based math program sponsored by a state […]

Team Realty formed to promote home ownership

With a single goal to help support and inform individuals seeking homeownership, Team Realty of Texas Group has been established in Liberty Hill.  From their offices at 1201 Loop 332, Suite 100 are Janet Widmer, a recognized loan officer, David Widmer, owner of Widmer Construction and Development, and realtor Amy Whitmeyer.  
(Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado When Amy Whitmeyer, Janet Widmer and David Widmer recently formed Team Realty of Texas Group in Liberty Hill, the achievement of home ownership got a lot easier and far less complex. “Our goal is to help people feel more invested in the community through home ownership,” said Amy Whitmeyer, realtor and owner of […]

EDITORIAL: Newspapers, reporters should stay on the sideline and report the news

At different times through the years we have expressed our dismay when we see hometown reporters from another publication engaged in political activity that slants news in a certain direction. This week, we witnessed this happening again when The Liberty Hill Leader became fully engaged in a political action, and then showed up to report […]

At age 86, Hollis Baker comes of age

Hollis Baker, with all his country charm, has come of age as an author and entertaining columnist.   Baker recently published a compilation of his columns in the book “Shin Oak Ridge and Other Stories.” (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Homer Baker was quite the role model for his naïve but rather inquisitive and attentive son, Hollis, a typical country boy reared in the heart of Burnet County. The elder Baker, in a what-in-the-world was he thinking move, pinned his hopes on a small grocery store that he dared to open as […]

Girls basketball rolls in district opener

By Taylor Grafft While the weather outside was frightful, the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers were inside playing ever so delightful. How delightful? Coach Matt Kirschner’s team used a big second quarter to jump out to an early lead and never looked back, and eventually cruised to a 93-25 win over the Llano Lady Yellowjackets on […]

J.L. Baker


J L Baker, 97, passed away in the early morning hours of January 3, 2015. J L was a resident of Liberty Hill, Texas for his entire life. Born to parents, W.O. Baker and Minnie (Smith) Baker in Williamson County, Texas on October 22, 1917, J L became the best rancher and farmer around. J […]

Wesley O. Foust

Foust, Wesley

Wesley O. Foust, age 88, a lifelong resident of Liberty Hill, Texas passed away on January 5, 2015. He was born September 30, 1926 in Liberty Hill to Durwood and Ollie (Myers) Foust. He married Nina Imogene Roberts on December 20, 1944 in Liberty Hill. Wesley was a member of Union Hall Baptist Church in […]

Lady Panthers challenge, but fall to East View

Emma Hofmann (#7), a left defender, passes the ball up the left line to her mid-fielder in the Lady Panthers match with Hutto Tuesday. Liberty Hill tied the game 1-1. Liberty Hill Men’s soccer fell to Hutto 1-0 on Tuesday. LHHS soccer teams are in their first official season of competition. The ladies play in the Marble Falls Tournament this weekend, while the men play at the Temple Tournament. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE So, here’s what we know about the Liberty Hill girls soccer team after its second scrimmage of the pre-season, which took place late Friday afternoon at a raw and drizzly Panther Stadium: the Lady Panthers are competitive, even against a bigger, more established program, proving that in a 1-0 loss to Class […]

Council rejects Williamson’s petition for tax rollback

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council rejected a petition Monday that would have forced a special election on a tax rollback. The petition, which contained the signatures of 66 Liberty Hill voters — or 10 percent of the 647 registered voters — was submitted to City Hall on Dec. 19, 2014, by former […]