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School community grieving loss of Draper children

While an Austin man remains in the Williamson County Jail charged today with two counts of intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of two Liberty Hill siblings, school officials say they are working with students and staff to help them with the grief. John Canche Alvarado of Austin was charged on two counts of intoxication manslaughter […]

Residents object to Highland Terrace’s high density zone change

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By SHELLY WILKISON Residents whose property backs up to the proposed Highland Terrace subdivision protested the City’s consideration of a zoning change Tuesday that if finally approved by the City Council would allow the developer to build up to 10 single family homes per acre without a buffer between the two neighborhoods. Despite the objections, […]

Council says yes to plan for Tractor Supply

By SHELLY WILKISON A site plan for Tractor Supply received the City Council’s unanimous approval Monday. Tractor Supply will begin construction very soon on its newest store on Loop 332 in Liberty Hill. A building permit has already been approved. The main entrance to the site will be on Loop 332, and the plan calls […]

Lack of signage delays enforcement of hands-free ordinance

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An ordinance prohibiting use of mobile communication devices while driving in Liberty Hill will not be enforced until the appropriate signage is posted. The Liberty Hill City Council adopted the hands-free ordinance in February setting an effective date of April 1. However, the correct signage was not purchased by the City in time for the […]

Liberty Hill EDC welcomes new executive director

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By Christine Bolaños There is a new leader in town who hopes to help set Liberty Hill on the path to growth and prosperity. Kirk Clennan officially took over as executive director of the Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation on April 1. He brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development to the […]

New teaching positions added at high school

By Christine Bolaños Liberty Hill High School will have new teachers in health science, family consumer science and English beginning in the fall. The Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the positions during its March 25 meeting. The action is a result of changes in high school graduation requirements brought on by House […]

EDC Board approves interim contract for Clennan

Directors of the City’s Economic Development Corp. voted unanimously last week to approve an interim employment contract for Kirk Clennan, who was hired as its Executive Director. Clennan, who attended the March 26 EDC meeting, will be paid $6,000 plus mileage for the first 30 days of his employment as he awaits a final contract […]

City of Liberty Hill hands-free ordinance

PUBLIC NOTICE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL – CITY OF LIBERTY HILL APPROVED AN ORDINANCE ON FEBRUARY 23, 2015 banning the use of wireless communication devices while operating a motor vehicle. fines for violation will be up to $200.00.   chapter 12: traffic and vehicles – Article 12.02: OPERATION OF VEHCILES Sec. 12.02.002     Regulating the use […]

Accountant gives City clean audit report

By SHELLY WILKISON An audit report presented Monday shows the City of Liberty Hill has enough money in its fund balance to operate city government for 10 months. The $764,061 unassigned fund balance was an accomplishment celebrated by staff and elected officials at Monday’s regular Council meeting. “This is huge for our city,” said Chief […]

WCESD#4 Board tables action on audit

By Christine Bolaños The Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 Commissioners officially contracted with Alliance Payroll of Austin to process payroll for an estimated annual cost of $2,941.75. Monday’s decision comes three weeks after commissioners retained Municipal Accounts & Consulting of Austin to handle all bookkeeping. Both decisions were in direct response to discrepancies in […]