Briggs starts Pickin’ & Grinnin’

By Christine Bolaños BRIGGS — Music meets country meets comraderie with the new monthly Pickin’ & Grinnin’ event in the town of Briggs. The gathering at Briggs Community Center is held the fourth Friday of every month and involves singers and listeners who gather in a circle to share music and to socialize. The event […]

Haunted jail tour torments for a good cause

By Lauren Jette GEORGETOWN — With severed body parts, bloody handprints on the walls and other scary scenes, the Nightmare on Jail Hill at the historic Williamson County Jail in Georgetown offers a truly frightening experience, with all proceeds benefitting a good cause for another holiday: the Williamson County Brown Santa program. The idea to […]

Community theater offers entertainment, volunteer opportunities

By Lauren Jette LEANDER — Tucked away off West Farm to Market 2243 in Leander near the back of a shopping center is a warehouse that houses the Way Off Broadway Community Players theater. From the outside, it doesn’t look anything like a theater on Broadway, but inside is where transformations take place and characters […]

Duo emerges from the wilderness into songwriting scene

By Lauren Jette Texas is known for its music scene, with Austin being considered the “Live Music Capital of the World”, but breaking into that crowded scene can be tough. For one Liberty Hill music duo, their recognition will come on Sunday morning, when they are featured on the “Songwriters Across Texas” TV show. Bear […]

Janice Maynard & The Country Stardust Band to play Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance Dec.6

Liberty Hill will kick off the Christmas Festival weekend with the Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lions Foundation Park. The family-friendly event is open to the public at no charge. Janice Maynard, a traditional country singer straight from the heart of Texas has been likened to some […]

Spellbound by ‘Godspell’

By ART RODRIGUEZ If you were like me as a child, Sunday School ran the gamut from exciting to the mundane. However, I was never taught the parables from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in quite the way “Godspell” by the Austin Theatre Project re-enacts them. First opened on Broadway in 1971, “Godspell” tells […]

REVIEW: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is more than a free show

By Art Rodriguez Before we had Republicans vs. Democrats, before we had Texas vs. OU, indeed, before we had the Hatfields and McCoys, we had the Montagues and Capulets. The two fictional feuding families immortalized in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” is considered by some to be his best romantic tragedy.  The story of two […]

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 […]

Maynard releases second CD, debuts talent for songwriting

By SHELLY WILKISON   A short time ago, Janice Maynard was enjoying life as a Liberty Hill stay-at-home mom, singing in church from time to time, cutting demos and doing background vocals for a family band.  This week, she released her second CD and makes her debut as a songwriter. “I’ll Take My Chances” is […]

36th Annual Oatmeal Festival promises zany entertainment

By DANA DELGADO BERTRAM — With Labor Day weekend just over a week away, not much has been amiss on the quiet streets of Bertram except for some painters doing some touch-up work in preparation for the Oatmeal Festival. The streets may be quiet now in Bertram and Oatmeal, but come Labor Day weekend the craziness […]