Nationally recognized company wrapped around global industry

By Dana Delgado It is hard to put a handle on exactly what International Print and Packaging (IPP) does at their ever growing and evolving design and manufacturing plant in Northwest Liberty Hill. Off handedly, IPP President Bryan Scheible said, “We’re the company that prints stickers.” That may have been the case when the local [...]

Recalling the night Johnny Bush & the Bandeleros rode into town

By JAMES WEAR Nearly 24 years have passed, but I still remember the evening country music singer Johnny Bush came to Liberty Hill. It was April 28, 1990, and by the time Bush and his band, the Bandeleros, took the stage at the VFW Post Home, I was one tired fellow. It had been a [...]

GETI Alliance seeks to help returning veterans

By Dana Delgado After having served in the US Air Force, first as an enlisted serviceman and then as an officer, Len Swanson began suffering from the effects of what he suspected to be “Agent Orange” exposure during his deployment to Vietnam. Agent Orange is a blend of tactical herbicides the U.S. military sprayed in [...]

Soto built Atzimbas with authentic Mexican recipes

By Dana Delgado Elena Soto, the owner of Atzimbas Restaurante Mexicano in Liberty Hill for the last 13 years, has stepped away from her business due to sudden health issues. Her oldest daughter, 24-year-old Grecia Salazar, has taken over management of the day-to-day operations and is expected to assume ownership of the business. Ms. Salazar [...]

Mayor defends right to seek budget records

By SHELLY WILKISON Mayor Jamie Williamson, who two weeks ago was accused by council members of disrupting city government by overloading  staff members with requests for documents, read a lengthy prepared statement Monday defending her actions. “The documents I requested were within my official capacity as mayor,” she said, citing Attorney General’s Opinions and referencing [...]

Teens’ brush with death draws town support

By Dana Delgado Plans by five Liberty Hill High School students for a spring break filled with fun, friends, and music at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival turned into something they never imagined — a brush with death. Just past midnight on March 13, with the iconic event ramped-up and amped-up with music blaring [...]

Elliot leading charge for Liberty Hill Golf

By Taylor Grafft Junior Blake Elliot has achieved great success this season by finishing at the top of the leaderboard in every tournament he has played. His best round and lowest score came in at Brownwood Country Club, where he shot a 71 for second place. He has also had major success and won two [...]

Emma’s Treasures offers chic vintage items in downtown shop

By Dana Delgado Chic vintage designer Laurie Alkier has opened her newest business venture, Emma’s Treasures, in the heart of Liberty Hill’s historic downtown at 100 E. Myrtle Lane, Suite C. Actually, it’s more of a re-opening since she occupied the same space 10 years ago. At that time she had two business partners who [...]

Lady Panthers start district with perfect record

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Softball team and Coach Charice Hankins are starting off their district schedule right where they left off last season. Perfect. Now the Lady Panthers are focusing their attention on the Burnet Lady Bulldogs as they host their rivals on Friday, March 21 in their third district game. [...]

Music teacher seeks votes to obtain grant

By Dana Delgado Liberty Hill Elementary School Music Teacher Linda Downey is in the running for some much needed grant money and with the deadline quickly approaching, is looking for votes to support her proposal. The contest is part of Farmers Insurance “Thank a Million Teachers” program launched by The University of Farmers Education Foundation, [...]