Chicken Express breaks ground in Liberty Hill

From left, Chicken Express owners Clay and Wendy Jones joined General Manager Mitch Van Horn of Bertram, local real estate broker Clyde Davis and the construction manager for a site visit March 26. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON If all goes according to plan, Liberty Hill could be enjoying fried chicken and all the fixins by the end of July. Restaurant Owner Clay Jones and his wife, Wendy, of Brady, joined General Manager Mitch Van Horn in Liberty Hill Wednesday at the site of the long-anticipated Chicken Express. Construction crews […]

Nationally recognized company wrapped around global industry

Standing outside the International Printing and Packaging plant in Liberty Hill are President Bryan Scheible, Mary Scheible (CFO), Simon Diver (COO) and Shelly Armstrong (Digital Solutions Specialist & Digital Division Head). (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado It is hard to put a handle on exactly what International Print and Packaging (IPP) does at their ever growing and evolving design and manufacturing plant in Northwest Liberty Hill. Off handedly, IPP President Bryan Scheible said, “We’re the company that prints stickers.” That may have been the case when the local […]

Soto built Atzimbas with authentic Mexican recipes

Elena Soto, the owner of Atzimba’s Restaurante Mexicano in Liberty Hill, says she is stepping away from her business after 13 years for health reasons. Beside her is Alex Campos, the restaurant’s well-known cook whom she personally trained 15 years ago. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Elena Soto, the owner of Atzimbas Restaurante Mexicano in Liberty Hill for the last 13 years, has stepped away from her business due to sudden health issues. Her oldest daughter, 24-year-old Grecia Salazar, has taken over management of the day-to-day operations and is expected to assume ownership of the business. Ms. Salazar […]

Emma’s Treasures offers chic vintage items in downtown shop

Laurie Alkier has just opened Emma’s Treasures featuring a collection of jewelry, hats and chic gifts in time for Mother’s Day and spring special occasions. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Chic vintage designer Laurie Alkier has opened her newest business venture, Emma’s Treasures, in the heart of Liberty Hill’s historic downtown at 100 E. Myrtle Lane, Suite C. Actually, it’s more of a re-opening since she occupied the same space 10 years ago. At that time she had two business partners who […]

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 […]