Navy Vet training dogs to protect, serve

By Christine Bolaños  His fur is black as night. His eyes exhibit a grace fitting of his namesake, the Greek god Zeus. He expresses his anticipation for playing a game that will lead him to a toy he can chew on. Little does the highly energetic and confident German Shepherd dog know he is training […]

Diagnosis alters doctor’s path, but not his passion for helping

By Dana Delgado When Dr. Dewayne Nash was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago, he promptly closed his family practice. He had been seeing patients for 25 years, the last 10 years at Austin Regional Clinic in Cedar Park. First attracted to the medical field while in middle school, the native of rural Arkansas completely […]

Authentic recipes await at Pueblo Antiguo

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — A new and unique dining experience, Pueblo Antiguo Mexican Grill, offering authentic Mexican food is now open in Bertram. Restaurant business associate Javier Leon said the eatery, located at 102 Castleberry Ct. and State Highway 29, brings together the best of the rich cultures and diverse flavors of his native […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Union Hall pastor credited with giving Andice its name in 1899

By JAMES WEAR Let’s take a short road trip this week over to Andice, a small community a few miles northeast of Liberty Hill. Many Liberty Hill citizens attend Mass in Andice, home of Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, and I’m sure many locals have eaten a hamburger at the small general store that’s […]

Quarterback and center lead Panthers’ offense

By LAUREN JETTE When Garrett Wright and Kyle Huppee took their positions as quarterback and center, respectively, on Liberty Hill’s seventh grade football team, neither player had a thought that they would still be in those exact positions together five years later. Now the duo leads the Panthers varsity underneath the Friday night lights. “You […]

Liberty Hill Garden Club celebrates 40 years of community service

By Dana Delgado Forty years ago, the Liberty Hill Garden Club embarked on an ambitious venture to enrich a small country community with the knowledge and beauty of plants while developing community bonds. This October, the group celebrates its anniversary with a special tribute to past presidents and long-time members while celebrating its long list […]

Bull Creek Brewing offers local taste and brews

By Lauren Jette In recent years, craft beer brewing has taken off, with several breweries opening up in the surrounding area to cater to the more discerning beer drinkers. Now Liberty Hill residents have hometown brews to call their own thanks to Bull Creek Brewing — a new brewery that recently opened off FM 3405. […]

Local business closing its doors; owner cites Business Personal Property tax

By SHELLY WILKISON “Why is it right for me to pay taxes on what I don’t own just because I can?” For business owner Melissa Fiero, the recent decision to close her Liberty Hill business is about standing up against a tax she says is hurting small businesses in Williamson County. For the past two […]

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 […]

WCESD #4 hopes for support of sales tax

By Christine Bolaños Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 Commissioners called a sales tax election for Nov. 3 in hopes of gaining voter approval to raise the local sales tax in the fire district by 1 cent. If passed, the revenue would be used to help fund a new fire station. Nineteen months ago, the […]