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 […]

City hears from property owners concerned about possible annexation

By SHELLY WILKISON It was standing room only inside the Liberty Hill City Council Chamber Monday as four people shared their concerns and questioned the City’s plan to annex their properties into the city limits. During the first of two scheduled public hearings on the City’s plan to annex 313 acres or 127 parcels of […]

Panther defense stops Wylie Bulldogs

By Lauren Jette There wasn’t much offense to celebrate, but there was enough to get the win at Panther Stadium last Friday night as Liberty Hill defeated Abilene Wylie 13-6 on Senior Night. “Beating Abilene Wylie is quite an accomplishment, it’s not the season,” said head coach Jerry Vance. “We played well against Connally (the […]

Coach follows father’s footsteps on court and in the classroom

By Lauren Jette It’s an interesting thing for a teacher to claim that they have taught the same students as their mother, father, sister and wife. For Liberty Hill High School boys junior varsity basketball coach and math teacher Blake Boren, that is a statement he can truthfully make. “What’s really cool is there’s kids […]

Hall puts his heart into insurance work

By Christine Bolaños After working for shipping company DHL for 22 years, Rick Hall decided to move to Texas and try something different. “I moved to Texas about four and a half years ago and I decided to retire from DHL and find something different to do,” Hall said. “I really wanted to get into […]

Smithsonian eyes Sculpture Park piece

By Christine Bolaños A reclining woman gazes out at the countryside. Her hands protect her eyes from the rays of the sun. Her skin, made of limestone, is worn from age and weather. Despite the years, people still look at her in awe. Once called “Under the Texas Sun” she is fondly referred to as […]

Panthers gash Connally Cadets in Homecoming game

By Lauren Jette The Panthers ran all over the visiting Waco Connally Cadets for the 47-7 win at Panther Stadium Friday night in Liberty Hill’s Homecoming game. Jon Shannon owned the night, scoring the Panthers’ first three touchdowns on 1-yard, 3-yard and 4-yard runs, to put Liberty Hill up 21-0. A 35-yard field goal by […]