CrossFit offers personalized, goal-oriented workout

The gym at CrossFit Liberty Hill is referred to as the box. (Becky Wylie Photo)

By BECKY WYLIE   CrossFit. You may have heard of it and you may even know someone who attends CrossFit classes. But what exactly is it?  I myself know several people who have attended classes. I, however, have never taken a class, and I’m not going to lie. I had a lot of misconceptions going […]

Deep Waters Therapeutic Massage joins San Gabriel Family Chiropractic team

By Dana Delgado When Dr. Mariska Visser left her successful chiropractic business and beautiful farm in Massachusetts a year or so ago, she not only found herself at home in Liberty Hill, but has zealously set out to build community within the community. “For me it’s about community and networking, education, healthy foods and exercise,” […]

Drought spurs water collection systems

Peggy Leatherman stands by a water tank on her property as she explains her own water collection system. (Dana Delgado photo)

By Dana Delgado In recent years, there has been much said, some vociferously, about the water situation and its diminishing supply. Many have reacted in disbelief, others with dismay and still others believe the rains will soon return to Central Texas. And then there are those, armed with research data, who profess this is only […]

D&L Landscaping opens gardening center in time for spring

After years of working out of his truck as a landscaping contractor, Erasmo Chaves now proudly calls Bertram home with the opening of his complete gardening and landscaping business, D & L Landscaping. With planting season fast approaching, the former semi-professional soccer player invites everyone to visit his 10-acre complex. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado   BERTRAM — After 15 years of essentially living and working out of his truck at an exasperating pace across Central Texas, Erasmo Chaves with a restrained sigh of relief, is dropping roots. “I always wanted to have my own place,” he said. “I’m so glad to be here in Bertram.” A […]

A father’s puzzles led to innovative engineering enterprise

Joe Pieczynski stands in his Liberty Hill business where he takes on challenges, imagines a solution, and creates “extremity positioning devices” for medical purposes.  In seven years, his business has thrived into a major manufacturing and engineering design enterprise. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado Joe Pieczynski made his mark early in life and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, but that was only the beginning. His career has been chock-full of  pinnacle moments with the best yet to come. In his twenties in 1984, the New Jersey native built a huge wooden […]

Bertram Hardware is haven for home improvements

Ray Simpson, co-owner of Bertram Hardware & Supply, along with his wife Libby, have built a Central Texas original that is meeting the varied needs of the community. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM –  A few weeks ago, it was a steady stream of people looking for relief or fixit remedies from the cold weather. Whether it was repairing a burst pipe or sealing up air leaks or routine home maintenance, Bertram Hardware & Supply was a haven for just about anything. With the […]

Liberty Hill’s Two Brand It celebrates one year anniversary

Jennifer Ferrell (left) and Carrie VanMeeteren are partners in Two Brand It, a t-shirt printing shop in downtown Liberty Hill. The shop is celebrating its first anniversary in business this month. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado Their first anniversary of being in business as Two Brand It just kind of snuck up on Carrie VanMeeteren and Jennifer Ferrell, managing members of the business. So wrapped up in learning all the business details and still making it fun and meeting all the t-shirt printing needs of their customers has […]

Tucked away in downtown Bertram is unique boutique Sew Envious

From nostalgic play stick horses to vintage pillows and unique clothing for infants, children, men and women -- all are handcrafted and designed for fun and practical use. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado  BERTRAM — The minute Polly Allen peered through the dusty windows of the renovated old wooden frame building now encased with metal siding, she knew she had found the perfect home for her enterprising business, Sew Envious. “I could imagine it all,” she said.  “It was perfect.” While the building offered many […]

Liberty Hill has new real estate partnership in Tudyk-Huggins

The new real estate partnership of Kelli Tudyk and Charlie Huggins represent Century 21 HSK & Associates in Liberty Hill. (Courtesy Photo)

Their partnership made sense. Kelli Tudyk has 17 years of experience in the real estate business and Charlie Huggins, a native of Williamson County, knows the area extremely well. Huggins moved to the Liberty Hill area 12 years ago. Together, they represent Century 21 HSK & Associates of Georgetown in Liberty Hill. Tudyk and Huggins […]

For some, hypnosis may be a key to wellness

Dr. Ron Mottern has opened a practice in Liberty Hill that specializes in hypnosis. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado  At the beginning, Ron Mottern was pretty skeptical. So was his wife.   Once more informed, research-rich and formally-educated Mottern knew that this less-traveled, alternative path to wellness — hypnosis — produced impressive results. His wife only needed one session from her husband to realize the benefits.  It took him three sessions. […]