When their paths crossed, dreams seemed possible

  By Dana Delgado Arely Narvaez Sanchez has big dreams. The Liberty Hill High School senior hopes to earn a degree in nursing following graduation. But, coming from modest means and a humble background, she has had to deal with many obstacles. At times, it’s been overwhelming. Vicky McCowan is the dedicated Registrar at Liberty [...]

Raised in the fire service, Watson’s career choice was a given

By Dana Delgado Liberty Hill firefighter Travis Watson didn’t have to look far for a career. The Central Texas native grew up at the Hudson Bend Fire Station where his father, Bruce Watson, also a former Liberty Hill fire chief, was a legend with over 35 years of service as Chief. His grandfather had also [...]

Liberty Hill welcomes Palmer to Public Library

By DANA DELGADO  Despite her circuitous science career path that included a Master’s Degree in Biological Anthropology and a move to Texas from Illinois to get her Ph.D., Angela Palmer is very much at home as Liberty Hill’s new Public Library Director. “I’ve had that deer in the headlights feeling, but it’s a new challenge [...]

Local artist on a heartfelt mission to enrich lives through art

By DANA DELGADO  Renae Kingsley is on a heartfelt mission. The Liberty Hill resident who relocated from Round Rock is peddling as fast as she can because she knows that for someone it is a stormy day or worse, a lasting troubled life. She knows the pain because she has felt it. Her father died [...]

Family events promise to spark holiday spirit

Holiday events within a short driving distance of Liberty Hill offer local families plenty of opportunities to get into the spirit of the season. On Sunday, Liberty Hill celebrates Christmas with its annual Christmas Festival and Parade, Jingle Bell 5K Run and 1K Walk, and the Trail of Lights at Lions Foundation Park. The Jingle [...]

Best-selling authors: ‘Nobody could be this lucky’

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — Books unlocked the world of a young Susan Wittig growing up in mid-eastern Illinois among the mines and many factories of Danville. Her father, who was a great detective reader, especially enjoying Agatha Christie, pointed her to mysteries which have been an enduring love. Equally inspiring were her readings of [...]

Ancient City of Bethlehem comes alive in Burnet

By Dana Delgado BURNET — The unequivocally captivating, living and breathing recreated biblical community that is Main Street Bethlehem in Burnet opens its rustic gates for the 21st year the first Friday in December. Presented by the First Baptist Church of Burnet, the ancient city likeness of Christ’s birth comes to life for two consecutive [...]

Local artist recognized for ceramic excellence

By DANA DELGADO If there ever was to be an ambassador for that magical place in the North Pole, Ruth Ann Jackson-Perkins would be a shoo-in. Her heavenly spirit and boundless energy has figuratively enlightened the world by illuminating the lives of many by giving them hope, belief, and a chance to be engaged and [...]

Holiday giving helps local families

Students at Liberty Hill Junior High Food Drive collected more than 1,200 cans and non-perishable food items for Operation Liberty Hill this week. Sponsored by STRIVE classes, the annual Junior High food drive is a major contributor to the local food pantry. “There were so many donations on the first day, that one load has [...]

Walkers, runners hit the trail for fellowship, fitness

By SHELLY WILKISON On a cold and blustery evening, the faithful arrived at Lions Foundation Park determined to stay the course. Earlier this fall, they made a commitment to themselves and to each other to don the yellow t-shirts and take a walk or run at least once each week. Now in its fifth year, [...]