VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Volunteer fire fighter makes Liberty Hill a better place

By Lauren Jette Whenever there’s a fire, Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 responds to the call with a team of fire fighters ready to do whatever they can to save lives and property. Part of that team includes volunteer fire fighters like Amy Vanlandingham, a transplant from Colorado who volunteers with the department 48 […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering the pipeline blast of 1999

By JAMES WEAR It was August 10, 1999. President Bill Clinton found himself welcoming Lance Armstrong to the White House in recognition of Armstrong’s first victory in the Tour de France cycling race. Overseas, Vladamir Putin was being installed as acting prime minister in Russia. Around the water cooler in offices across America, many were […]

Lions Club is all about service to the community

By Dana Delgado Twice a month in the early morning usually before the sun rises, members of Liberty Hill’s Lions Club are busy discussing and planning upcoming events during their regular meeting. Meetings are remarkably short and sweet but focused, organized and productive as Lions members drum out ideas and cut to the chase for […]

Prosperity Bank holds School Supply Drive

Employees from Prosperity Bank held a school supply drive this summer and collected items from community members and customers to donate to Liberty Hill classrooms. From left are Sharon Munoz, Shelby Roffman, Amanda Benavides, Richard Waite, Janie Pattillo and Hallie Smith. The school supply drive is an annual community effort hosted by Prosperity Bank. (Lauren […]

Operation Liberty Hill finds new home

By SHELLY WILKISON With a growing client list and a need for more services, Operation Liberty Hill is moving to a larger facility and starting a fundraising campaign to make it usable. Executive Director Susan Baker announced this week that the local food pantry and clothes closet will move from its current location on State […]

Parks reflects on 50-year school career

By SHELLY WILKISON He started his career teaching seventh and eighth graders at Liberty Chapel — a 52-student rural school where he also served as principal. It was 1965. Although it was a much simpler time compared to today, 22-year-old Robert Parks had his hands full. Today, as he reflects on a 50-year career in public […]

Celebrate Recovery now servicing Liberty Hill

By Christine Bolaños A recovering alcoholic. A drug addict. An abuse victim who is closed off from the world. An emotional overeater. These are just some of the types of individuals who recognize their lives are not what they should be but have taken that first giant step toward bettering themselves. That step comes in […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Flowler, Nelson put Liberty Hill on the map in mid-1970s

By JAMES WEAR Both were artists, both used their hands, both wore their hair long and both left an impression on Liberty Hill back in the mid-1970’s that is still being felt to this day, although it could be argued with some conviction that Liberty Hill continues to reap benefits from sculptor Mel Fowler’s legacy […]

Spirit Reins breaking the cycle of abuse

By Dana Delgado A horrific 14 car pile-up involving an 18-wheeler left crash victim Rhonda Smith questioning why she was spared while others had suffered severe injuries and one had lost his life. Her small sports car had been a total loss; yet, she walked away without a scratch. Why she survived became a burning […]

Fellowship Church reaching out to Liberty Hill Spanish speakers

  By SHELLY WILKISON When Pastor Michael Wright realized the demographics of the community didn’t reflect the membership of Fellowship Church, he set out to make a change. “Liberty Hill is 40 percent Hispanic and our church didn’t reflect that,” Wright said. “As a church, we were failing to reach Spanish speakers. We (church leaders) […]