Zero Gravity dream come true for gymnast

Cathy Zeolla, who trained at the Olympic level in gymnastics, enjoys enjoys teaching beginner and recreational classes at Zero Gravity in Leander. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños LEANDER — At only 16 years of age, Cathy Zeolla knew she wanted to own her own gymnasium. It was at that point in her life that she began teaching children younger than her how to perfect their gymnastics skills. To Zeolla, gymnastics was more than a passion, it was a gift. She […]

Major’s Burger Company coming to Liberty Hill

Fred Hinze, owner of the new Major's Burger Company on SH 29 in Liberty Hill. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños Something major is coming to Liberty Hill and it’s not at a baseball diamond. Major’s Burger Company, a family-friendly restaurant with an outside play area, indoor and outdoor seating, spacious parking and a drive-thru window, is slated to open around May 1. Owner Fred Hinze said the restaurant will be much more […]

Reach more customers with Liberty Hill Living Magazine

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If your business is looking to reach Liberty Hill area customers, plan to be part of a special community marketing effort this spring. The Liberty Hill Independent and the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce are partnering to produce Liberty Hill Living 2015-2016, a biennial community guide for newcomers and visitors as well as an information source […]

Texas’ first underground winery to open in May in Liberty Hill

1,000-gallon tanks are located underground at Thirsty Mule Winery & Vineyard in Liberty Hill. The winery is scheduled to open to the public in May. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños The first underground wine tasting bar and winery in Texas is slated to open mid-May just outside Liberty Hill. The inspiration came after owner and wine-maker Dan Marek Jr. experienced the concept in California. Thirsty Mule Winery & Vineyard has been in the works for eight years and is coming to fruition […]

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists welcomes Menke to Liberty Hill clinic

Dr. Ben Menke is the new clinic director for Texas Physical Therapy Specialists in Liberty Hill. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños When then 11-year-old baseball pitcher Ben Menke suffered an elbow injury, little did he know his physical therapy visits would change his life. “I played a lot of sports. I’ve always been interested in the body and how it worked and how to heal from injuries. It just kind of naturally led […]

Life, Liberty Hill and the pursuit of Sticky Bunz

Sticky Bunz owner Amanda Baskin holds up a plate with a few freshly baked vanilla cupcakes topped with buttermilk icing. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños The sweet aroma of baked delights envelops customers as they walk through the doors. The wooden floors and rustic ambience provides an inviting home-like feel. The treats are neatly nestled into boxes adorned with a signature green gingham ribbon. This is the Liberty Hill storefront Amanda Baskin, a resident, nurse, wife and […]

Beck Chapels & Events celebrates Liberty Hill grand opening

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The ceremonial ribbon was cut last Thursday at the new Beck Chapels & Events in Liberty Hill. Members of the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted the ribbon cutting at the grand opening of Liberty Hill’s funeral home and special event center. Located at 170 CR 214, Beck Chapels & Events offers a chapel for […]

Caring for families is what Beck does best

Members of the Beck family and staff of the Liberty Hill location held a grand opening March 12. From left are Jan Beck Cleveland, Janelle Cleveland, Rex Cleveland, Ganelle Beck,
Gene Beck, Sue Dye,
Charla Alemán and
Blake Henderson. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON On the day that is likely to be the hardest day, having a caring team of professionals taking care of every detail can set the grief-stricken on a path to finding peace. At Beck Chapels & Events in Liberty Hill, caring for families on the most important days of their lives is […]

HRS Learning Center offers career training in medical billing

Cheri Freeman, president of  HRS Learning Center in Liberty Hill. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON As more people become insured as a result of the Affordable Care Act, there is a growing need for qualified medical insurance billers. And one Liberty Hill company has developed an online curriculum to educate and train future talent to meet the demand. The Liberty Hill-based HRS Learning Center offers an online […]

Illness inspires new studio wellness gym

After being bedridden for eight years with a multitude of illnessess, Holly Johnson is the picture of good health and devoted to running a budding specialty wellness and fitness program. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Tall and slender and committed to staying fit, Holly Johnson is the picture of good health and devoted to running a budding specialty wellness and fitness program. It is hard to imagine that only a few years ago, life was dramatically different for the Liberty Hill businesswoman. As a 15-year honor roll […]