Hobbit Hollow artists find new creativity in retirement

Michael Hubbard (left) and Roger Pierce (right) display one of the custom-designed greeting cards they offer through their Hobbit Hollow Workshop. The cards can be found at Tina’s Cottage in Liberty Hill. (Brenda Young Photo)

By Brenda Young Deep within a wooded area of the Durham Park subdivision in Liberty Hill stands a studio where ideas and artistry come to life. In business only a few short months, Hobbit Hollow Workshop flows with the ideas of Roger Pierce and Michael Hubbard, both retired from earlier full-time careers. The collaboration began […]

Elmore joins Classic Bank as VP

Roberta Elmore, a native of Mahomet in Burnet County with over 30 years of banking experience, was named recently as a Vice President and Loan Officer of the Classic Bank in Liberty Hill. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado These are good times for Roberta Elmore with good reason. The affable banking executive was named in mid-April as a Vice President and Loan Officer of the Classic Bank in Liberty Hill by Richard Earl Williams, Jr., President of Classic Bank. She started to work May 5. “I’m excited to be here,” […]

Paradise Pools transforms a backyard into an oasis of family fun

Peggy and Carl Henry in the showroom of Paradise Pools in Liberty Hill. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By Brenda Young The rain has been a welcomed relief throughout the area recently, if only partially alleviating severe drought-like conditions, and the owners of Paradise Pools and Spas want to keep adding a splash to summer with their custom designed pool creations. “Everybody has their own idea of what paradise is like,” owner Peggy […]

Couple shares their love of life on the road at Cripple Creek RVs

Cripple Creek RV owners Darell and Lori Aaron enjoy matching customers with the recreational vehicle of their dreams at their new consignment and sales office in Liberty Hill. (Brenda Young Photo)

By Brenda Young Owners Darell and Lori Aaron of the new Cripple Creek RV Consignment and Sales office in Liberty Hill know their business when it comes to recreational vehicles. The couple moved to Central Texas nearly seven years ago, and when it took almost two years to sell their home in Albuquerque, the couple […]

Floor outlet covers from top to bottom

USA Flooring Outlet opened its newest retail location April 29 in Liberty Hill. Employees Nick Barrios and Michele Hohmann show some of the more popular items available in the store’s showroom at 13740 West Highway 29.  (Brenda Young Photo)

By Brenda Young Jason Roman opened his newest retail franchise in Liberty Hill only three weeks ago, and he couldn’t be happier with the response he has received in his new hometown. A native of East Texas, Roman owns and operates the USA Flooring Outlet franchise he started 13 years ago. “We had kind of […]

Calhoun opens Liberty Hill chiropractic practice

Born and raised on a farm in upstate New York, Dr. Lynn Emmett Calhoun along with his wife Amy operate a horse riding business. Both are heavily involved in their church and he looks forward to becoming more involved in the community now that he has moved his chiropractic business to Liberty Hill. (Courtesy Photo)

By Dana Delgado When Dr. Lynn Emmett Calhoun’s chiropractic practice went up in flames in March in Cedar Park, the veteran chiropractor decided to move his business closer to home in Liberty Hill. The move would provide more time with the family as well as allow greater time with his beloved horses. Furthermore, it would […]

Mahlon’s blends family values with business success

At Mahlon’s, everyone is family. From left, Dakota Gibson, Aspen Ponton and Christine Wolesensky take a break while working part-time for Mahlon’s Microcrafted Beef Jerky in Leander. (Courtesy Photo)

By Brenda Young LEANDER  — When Bob Wolesensky was growing up in Nebraska, he came across a delicious snack that would set the stage for a lifelong love of beef jerky and eventually turn into a successful business with his wife and three children. Wolesensky and his wife Tyree are the owners of Mahlon’s Microcrafted […]

D&L plants vineyard in Bertram

Erasmo Chavez, owner of D & L Landscaping and Nursery, proudly shows his new vineyard in Bertram.  Temperatures reached into the low 90s on May 4, but a crew of 10 planted nearly 1,500 grape vines over 36 rows on four gently sloped acres along Highway 29. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — D & L Landscaping and Nursery in the eastern end of Bertram got an exciting new addition to go with its already inviting array of plants, greenery, and complete supply of landscaping materials and services at 3429 State Highway 29. A vineyard! Yes, a vineyard. And why not? Texas, the […]

Monroe Insurance moves to new Liberty Hill location

By SHELLY WILKISON While many would say that insurance is a necessary evil, it’s the image of the agent in the cowboy hat walking through a hay field to shake hands with his customer that makes Texans want to feel differently about the industry. In Liberty Hill, that friendly insurance man is K. Linvel Baker […]

Trusted Guard combines martial arts with personal growth at new facility

Owner and lead instructor Drew Barrett (front) stands with assistant instructors Uriah Barrett and Christina Pevelka at the new Trusted Guard Martial Arts facility, while Pevelka’s children, Lucas and Alyssa, take a break after class. (Brenda Young Photo)

By Brenda Young As classes begin and the construction phase comes to an end, owner and lead instructor Drew Barrett takes the helm of his new business, Trusted Guard Martial Arts. The business celebrates its grand opening May 1. “This is a major build that started in February,” Barrett said. “We’ve been doing a soft […]