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 [...]

Brooks to perform Saturday at LHUMC

The Liberty Hill United Methodist Church’s Summer Concert Series is back, and Danny Brooks will be August’s entertainment. This self-described Southern Soul singer is bringing his mix of blues, country, soul, gospel and mountain music to town this weekend and will play his old classics as well as songs off his new album, “Texassippi Hill [...]

Saddle up for the Liberty Hill Pro Rodeo

By KATE LUDLOW Saddle up for the Liberty Hill Pro Rodeo and Bull Riding coming up on Labor Day weekend. The Williamson County Cowboy Church is hosting the event, which begins Thursday, August 30. Co-sanctioned by the Cowboy Pro Rodeo Association and the United Pro Rodeo Association, the event  features everything from Mutton Busting to [...]

Allen Hurt & The Mountain Showmen bring bluegrass at its finest to Liberty Hill

By KATE LUDLOW There exists a group of musicians today, who continue to produce new music, and who just can’t identify with modern country music, try as they might. Allen Hurt is one of those musicians. “I can’t say I like the new country, the pop country. It’s almost rock and roll. A lot of [...]

Leona Williams sees renaissance of ‘real country roots music’ just over horizon

By CHARLEY WILKISON If you’ve ever dropped a tear for “Yes Ma’am, he Found me in a Honky-Tonk,” or wondered who is singing backup on Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am” then you’re not only a bonafide country music aficionado, you’re already a Leona Williams fan. Leona doesn’t mind talking about the past as long [...]

Many nearby choices for July 4th fireworks, family-friendly celebrations

Though Liberty Hill is not hosting a community Fourth of July celebration, several surrounding communities will be hosting special events, so fireworks are just a short drive away. BERTRAM will celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show at the baseball fields in the 600 block of E. FM 243. The fireworks show will start at [...]

LHUMC announces summer concert series

The Liberty Hill United Methodist Church announces its all-new LHUMC Summer Concert Series, showcasing big town stars and small town camaraderie. The first of the three events, sponsored by The Word FM, will feature award-winning country star Pauline Reese and the Texas Eagle Dirt Band on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Liberty Hill United [...]

Local musician keeping the beat for Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone

By KATE LUDLOW Mark Allan Atwood has been making music for over 30 years, but feels his newest band, Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone offers something different. “Even on a bad night, it’s still pretty good,” he said. “This band feels more solid than anything I’ve ever done. We do this crazy thing called rehearse, [...]