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Report shows record-breaking housing activity

By SHELLY WILKISON School district officials say 2014 was a record-breaking year for growth in Liberty Hill’s housing market, and projected annual increase in enrollment of 7.5 percent, which translates to a possible enrollment of 6,429 students by 2024. Superintendent Rob Hart informed school trustees Monday that a report on the school district’s demographics for […]

LHISD planning for new elementary school

By SHELLY WILKISON With enrollment at both elementary schools inching up to capacity, Superintendent Rob Hart told school trustees Monday that administrators are working on a plan for another bond election to build a new elementary school. Hart presented numbers showing that Liberty Hill Elementary School, which houses pre-kindergarten through first grade, is only 51 […]

Council approves EDC job description, agreement with Tractor Supply

The Liberty Hill City Council unanimously approved a job description Feb. 13 for the position of Executive Director of the Liberty Hill Economic Develop Corp. The job description was approved by the EDC Board of Directors on Feb. 12. The position is currently held by City Manager Greg Boatright, who shares his time with the […]

City staff, Council members discuss Liberty Hill’s future needs at planning session

City of Liberty Hill staff met informally with Council members during an day-long retreat Feb. 12 to share updates on ongoing projects and discuss the city’s future needs. Although no action was taken at the Strategic Planning Session, which was held at Cimarron Hills, City Manager Greg Boatright said the purpose of the meeting was […]

Tractor Supply eyes January 2016 opening

By SEAN SHAPIRO and SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill’s first large retail chain store is expected to open in January 2016, and the City Council took the first step to welcome the new business on Feb. 13 by approving a development agreement that approves the removal of trees at the building site. It was announced in […]

EDC discusses park agreement, incentives

By SHELLY WILKISON Although no vote was taken, directors of the City’s Economic Development Corp. had another frank discussion last week about the possibility of the City taking over the ownership and maintenance of Lions Foundation Park. The issue of park ownership has in recent months become important to EDC directors who are being asked […]

Hightower named Investigator of the Year

Melissa Hightower (left), chief investigator for the Williamson County Attorney’s Office, received statewide recognition last week from the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. County Attorney Dee Hobbs (right) shared the news with Williamson County Commissioners on Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo)

By CHARLEY WILKISON Last Thursday, Melissa Lietz Hightower was sitting in the audience in Galveston applauding as elected officials and county attorneys from across the state were being recognized. Little did she know that backstage her boss, Williamson County Attorney Dee Hobbs and several of her coworkers were waiting to honor her as the recipient […]

City may soon prohibit use of hand-held devices while driving

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill elected officials agreed Monday to have the City’s attorney draft an ordinance that would prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving in the city limits. “The dangers of texting while driving are at the forefront now, and this is a public safety issue,” said City Manager Greg Boatright. […]

Harrison earns Academic All-State Cheer

Senior Cheerleader Paige Harrison (left) and LHHS Assistant Principal D’Onda Kristan, who also serves as Cheer Coach. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON There’s nothing typical about Liberty Hill High School senior Paige Harrison. She recently celebrated her 17th birthday and is four months away from graduating near the top of her class after only three years in high school. It’s her commitment to academic achievement that this week caught the attention of the Texas […]

Coffey family finally home

From left, Ray and Melanie Coffey, and Operation Finally Home founder Dan Wallrath. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO It was a cool morning, but the rain held off just long enough for a perfect day as Operation Finally Home held the home dedication for Ray Coffey and his family in Santa Rita Ranch. Cars started filling the subdivision around 8 a.m. – two hours before the event was scheduled to […]