Vegan chocolatiers mix candy for healthy snack alternatives

No Cow No How owners Scott and Sandy Phillips make vegan chocolates in their Liberty Hill-based business. (Brenda Young Photo)

By Brenda Young When Scott Phillips decided to give his wife dairy-free chocolates last year as a gift, he had no idea the occasion would go beyond simply satisfying her sweet tooth–it would also open the door to a new business for the husband and wife duo. Since she is allergic to dairy products, Scott […]

Survival store outfits for camping fun to living off the grid

Sharon Kuhlman and her son, Austin Kuhlman, with a display of camping and survival gear at their new store, The Bunker. (Brenda Young Photo)

By Brenda Young In consideration of natural disasters occurring throughout history, it’s not uncommon for modern day consumers to think about survival skills in the wake of a crisis. This could range from major power outages to catastrophic weather events that leave large populations wondering how they will weather the storm. The Bunker, located at […]

Liberty Tax Service offers year-round solutions

Mauro Amador (left), owner of Liberty Tax Service of Georgetown, is shown being honored at the 2013 Liberty Tax Service National Convention by John Hewitt (right), founder of Liberty Tax.  (Courtesy Photo)

By Dana Delgado GEORGETOWN — Mauro Amador is a numbers guy, a serious numbers guy whose interest dates back to childhood. The owner of Liberty Tax Service in Georgetown grew up in a family that was always crunching numbers. His mother was the Chief Auditor for the equivalent of the IRS as well as the […]

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 […]