LH Chamber, LHISD present Progress Report to Austin Chamber

The Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty Hill ISD produced the first Education Progress Report for Liberty Hill and presented it during a luncheon of the Austin Chamber of Commerce last week. Each year, the Austin Chamber leads efforts to track school district performance in the region and determine the number of students […]

At Smokey Mo’s, BBQ is a family affair

By Catherine Hosman As Morris “Mo” Melchor and his crew add the finishing touches to the new location of what has become a Liberty Hill landmark, the Central Texas BBQ guru reflects on a family business years in the making. The hardwood floors and custom- built booths are finished, appliances are in place and menus […]

Local family celebrates 16th year of Cat Trax

By SHELLY WILKISON Sixteen years have passed since Brian Butler bought a used Bobcat, parked it on State Highway 29 and hung a “Rent Me” banner from it. As Butler greeted his 30,000th customer on Saturday at Cat Trax Rentals, he presented Sergio Delacanal  with a gift certificate and realized how fast the years had […]

Love for jewelry inspires Lucy Doo

By SHELLY WILKISON At the heart of her jewelry company is the belief that a woman’s accessories do not have to be expensive to tastefully compliment her wardrobe. That’s why Sandi Koele hand-selects pieces for her Lucy Doo jewelry line that are sure to dazzle admirers, enhance any outfit, and appeal to the pocketbook. “I […]

Liberty Hill Auto Center cares for customers while repairing vehicles

By SHELLY WILKISON With the promise of a growing community often come entrepreneurs and dreamers seeking opportunities and good fortune. Such was the case with Don McFerren when 14 years ago, he moved to Liberty Hill from Cedar Park and sought to start an auto repair business. Very quickly, however, he discovered there were bigger […]

Growing Hwy 29 Veterinary Hospital begins the new year in new facilities

By SHELLY WILKISON BERTRAM — For the doctors and staff of Highway 29 Veterinary Hospital, the move from a small cinder block building to a 6,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art animal hospital is about being able to provide better care for more animals — the passion that’s at the heart of the growing practice. Drs. Trampus and Kelli […]

AAA Storage expands business to include shipping services, mailbox rental, packing supplies

By KATE LUDLOW AAA Storage has been storing Liberty Hill’s stuff since the 1960’s, but recent additions to the business have turned AAA Storage into the premier place to ship things. “We are an official USPS (U.S. Postal Service) center, though not a post office. We also ship with FedEX, and DHL for international shipping. […]

Hillman shares career highlights, encourages business leaders

By KATE LUDLOW Los Angeles Dodgers Bench Coach Trey Hillman, a Liberty Hill resident, gave a leadership presentation to a combined luncheon Tuesday of the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Christian Business Leaders Association. Hillman, who has made a name for himself as a manager and baseball coach, imparted his leadership techniques for […]

New leadership focused on Chamber member support

By SHELLY WILKISON The new Chairman of the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce believes his organization is on the right track for growth after years of ups and downs. Bob Calvisi, who was appointed in August by the Chamber’s Board of Directors to serve as Chairman after the resignation of longtime chair David Pope, said […]

Latest trends in home decor can be found at Simply Home

By KATE LUDLOW Just in time for holiday decorating and gift-giving, Simply Home Décor & More is open and offering a tasteful array of home décor items, wedding and baby shower gifts, kitchenware,  collegiate items and more. “I’ve always been crafty, and I’ve always loved home items,” says Tami Spearman, owner. “I love my home […]