WCESD approves budget, proposes tax rate

By Christine Bolaños Commissioners of Williamson County ESD #4 will hold a special meeting to discuss a new sales tax on Monday, August 17. This comes after months of waiting on the part of the ESD to hear about a contract to run a political campaign for a sales tax election in November. Fire Chief […]

Hart: Liberty Hill is the place to be

In his eighth year as Superintendent in Liberty Hill ISD, Dr. Rob Hart says confidently that Liberty Hill is the place to be. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON To be at the helm of a fast-growing school district in Texas is a pretty good place to be. For Dr. Rob Hart, now in his eighth year as Liberty Hill’s school superintendent, the story of the district’s growth and success is one he tells proudly, as often as he can, and […]

Council approves design of new city hall building downtown

The City of Liberty Hill is moving forward with design and construction of a new city hall downtown. The graphic above is a representation of the design for the building. The City Council considered several variations of the elevation Monday before voting unanimously to approve the design.

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill City Council members on Monday authorized an architect to move forward on plans to construct a new City Hall downtown. Earlier this year, the City purchased the Holloway building on Loop 332 that was to be renovated and expanded for use by city administrative staff. In recent weeks, however, it […]

WCESD approves agreement with City for accounting services

By Christine Bolaños Commissioners of the Williamson County Emergency Service District #4 approved an agreement Monday with the City of Liberty Hill to fund a senior accountant position that would service both governmental bodies. Per the agreement, the ESD would utilize the city’s financial software known as Incode and participate with the city in the […]

Council hears city department budget requests, proceeds with involuntary annexation plans

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill City Council members have begun the process of working through funding requests from city department heads for fiscal 2015, and are considering an 8 percent increase in the tax rate for maintenance and operations. The proposed rate of $0.527842 per $100 property value will add $7.43 to the tax bill […]

EDC acts on restaurants’ funding requests

By SHELLY WILKISON After a lengthy discussion that has continued for months, directors of the city’s Economic Development Corp. voted last week to reject a request by the Marble Falls-based Bella Serra Restaurant for $163,000 in public funds to help pay for infrastructure and other start-up costs. The business, which has purchased property on Brown […]

Liberty Hill welcomes first pediatric practice

The staff at Liberty Hill Pediatrics is available to see patients beginning this week. From left are Amber Barba, CMA; (front) Rosalba Gonzalez, receptionist; Dr. Tiffany Scott; and Estella Alejo, CMA. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Dr. Tiffani Scott knew she had chosen the right community for her pediatrics practice when she saw firsthand how Liberty Hill enveloped the Crystal Draper family after the tragic death of her two children in a car crash in April. New to Liberty Hill, a patient told her about a fundraising event […]

Kuhn heads to national championship

Justin Zuhn at track meet earlier this summer. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO At times, Justin Zuhn is a typical teenager on summer vacation. He enjoys hanging out with his family, hunting, fishing and golfing with his grandfather — all somewhat common activities during a student-athlete’s summer vacation. “I just like to relax with my family,” the soon-to-be sophomore at Liberty Hill High School said. […]

Liberty Hill students tackle problem solving at leadership summit in Europe

The LHHS entourage stopped for a photo on the way to the leadership summit. From left are Colt Spencer, Joely Williamson, Chris Turner, Courtney Smith, Candra Gonzalez, Tabitha Bowles, Madeline Strickland, Emma Hofmann, Carley Maples, McKynzie King, Park Collie, Brianna Edwards, Alec Brand and Justin Henry. (Courtesy Photo)

By Lauren Jette Some Liberty Hill High School students got the experience of a lifetime during an educational tour through part of Europe last month. LHHS Spanish teacher Jennifer Gonzalez took 15 students on a Global Student Leaders Summit through Barcelona, the French Riviera, Lake Como and Davos, Switzerland June 19-29. At the culmination of […]

Boatright continues talks on Liberty Parke PID

By SHELLY WILKISON Although no action was taken Monday, the City Council was updated by staff on various projects that could significantly impact city coffers. City Manager Greg Boatright told the Council that after meeting last week with developers of Liberty Parke and the adjacent Liberty Meadows, he is leaning toward a recommendation that the […]