Solis fires up the pits in Bertram

John Solis stands in front of his latest honor, Grand Champion Reserve won last fall at the National Cook-Off Championship in Buda. Solis recently opened the restaurant John Beere Bar-B-Q in Bertram. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By DANA DELGADO BERTRAM — Over the years, John Solis has made a good living with his hands as a mason, but now finds himself savoring a whole new success. A few years ago, the Bertram native turned an ordinary weekend ritual into an extraordinary new venture for himself. With close attention to detail and […]

LH Chamber offers networking for women

The Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce is working to provide area business women networking opportunities through its new Women in Business committee. The committee, chaired by Sabrina Jordan, Independent Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, meets monthly at locations hosted by local businesses. “There are so many businesses here without storefronts that most don’t know […]

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 […]

Area’s development attracts leading insulation company

Garland Insulating, one of the state’s’ largest locally-owned insulating businesses and among the industry’s leaders, has opened a facility in Liberty Hill to better serve central Texas home and business owners.  The company offers a wide range of services with a host of high quality materials at affordable prices and has built a reputation of quality workmanship over 66 years.  Standing in front of the business from left are employees Jonathan Heathington,  Shiloh Shorten, Eduardo Gutierrez, Patty Gilmore, Chase Lutke, Juan Sanchez, John Bazemore and Issac Delgado. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado When Garland Insulating Ltd., a leading insulating company in the southern states and one of the largest locally owned and operated insulation companies in Texas, went looking for a central Texas location, Liberty Hill, primed for growth, was a logical choice. “The projected growth statistics on Williamson County mean more families moving […]

Drones take flight in Liberty Hill

UAV Direct Tech Manager Eric Davis explains the capability and operational process of drones at their Liberty Hill facility.  Located at 14365 W. State Hwy 29, UAV Direct has established itself as a leader in selling custom, high performance, reliable, and easy-to-operate small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for commercial and recreational use.  (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado While small drones have been all the rage across the country for their unlimited potential, UAV Direct in Liberty Hill is in on the ground floor and has been drawing a stream of customers to its full-sales, service, manufacturing and training facility. “This industry will be huge,” said UAV Direct Technology Manager […]

Liberty Hill’s Stocktank serves up southern food, live music

After hosting some of the area’s still talked about live music events in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Teresa Garner and her husband Pete of The Stocktank are offering live music and dancing but have added southern style cooking in a laid-back, family environment reminiscent of granny's house. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Teresa Garner says she’s not much for smiling but just put a guitar in her hand or let her loose in the kitchen and the unassuming southern girl beams brightly and gives everyone around her reason to celebrate. After hosting some of the area’s still talked about live music events with the […]

Poster inspired Wild West Salon

The stylists of the Wild West Salon in Liberty Hill are Christi Ferraro, Hannah Liesmann and Christal Alexander. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By Dana Delgado When Christal Alexander came across a fascinating framed poster at a thrift store, she jumped at what she thought was a bargain at $11.99. Later she would see that same poster priced at over $100 at another store making her find a real steal. But this was more than just an exciting […]

Salon training opens door to career opportunities

Shane (right) and Tuesday (left) Wilson opened their palatial, state-f-the-art salon training facility, The salon Professional Academy, in September. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado It is the kind of professional quality that Shane and Tuesday Wilson had in mind when in September they opened their palatial, state-of-the-art training facility, The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA). “When you walk into our innovative academy, from the layout and the fixtures to the styling stations and pedicure units, you know […]

Classic Bakery brings delicious, healthy breads to downtown Liberty Hill

Classic Bakery opened last week in downtown Liberty Hill, 100 Myrtle Lane, Suites D & E. The bakery, owned by Flavia and Robert Barton is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Flavia Barton looks for healthy foods that taste good together. Then, with a touch of spice and occasionally a little sweetness, she combines it all together and the result is scenting downtown Liberty Hill with the delightful aromas of fresh-baked bread, cookies, brownies and cinnamon rolls. Classic Bakery opened last week at […]

Bows galore, clothing consignments at Bertram’s Kids Alley

Cynthia Anderson holds a special occasion dress at her children’s clothing consignment resale boutique, Kids Alley. The Bertram store is located in the shadow of the city’s water tower. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — With a grand opening over Labor Day weekend during the Oatmeal Festival, Cynthia Anderson has been busy restocking her trendy, children’s clothing consignment resale boutique, Kids Alley. Located in the heart of Bertram’s historic downtown district at 165 S. Gabriel Street, Kids Alley carries both boys and girls clothes as […]