Briggs community looks forward to Homecoming

By Christine Bolaños BRIGGS — The Briggs community is preparing for its annual Homecoming event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, at Briggs Community Center. The event gives graduates of the now defunct Briggs School an opportunity to socialize and catch up with each other, reminisce about their time at school, enjoy a potluck, music, awards […]

New church looks to bring Peace to community

By Lauren Jette For those looking for a worship place to call home, the doors of Peace Lutheran Church are open. The church is located at 719 Highway 183 North in Building B, Suite 102, and has been meeting since July. Pastor Stephen Apt has been leading the church. Originally from Illinois, Apt and his […]

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 […]

Free bicycle helmets for small children

Bicycle helmets will be provided to children (ages 4-11) on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9am to 1pm at the front of Liberty Hill Junior High School, 13125 W Hwy 29. Any child can receive a helmet until the supply is exhausted. The helmet giveaway is part of a statewide effort – Hard Hats for Little […]

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 […]