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 […]

Report: Growth imminent for Liberty Hill school district

By Lauren Jette More growth is coming to Liberty Hill Independent School District, according to a demographic report presented to the Board of Trustees Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Rob Hart presented a demographic report for the second quarter of 2015 to board members. The report is prepared quarterly for the district by School District Strategies, […]

LHPD traffic stops top Bertram, most area small departments

In the first eight months of the year, Liberty Hill Police officers made more traffic stops than most small city departments in the area during 2014. According to Chief Randy Williams, Liberty Hill police recorded 985 traffic stops from January through August this year. During the month of August, the department reported 232 traffic violations. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Council sets budget, creates jobs, makes appointments

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council adopted a $16,897,969 budget for fiscal 2015 on Monday that includes a 3 percent pay raise for most city employees. The budget projects total revenues at $17,348,166. The Council adopted the spending plan by a unanimous vote following a public hearing where no one addressed the Council. […]

WCESD #4 adopts tax rate, sets town hall meeting

By Christine Bolaños Commissioners of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 adopted a 10 cent tax rate per $100 property valuation for the 2015-16 fiscal year. With two commissioners, Sandra Taylor and Todd Jackson, absent from the meeting, all votes were 3-0. Two community members attended the regular board meeting Tuesday, but no one […]

Summer snack program focuses on local children

By Lauren Jette Children in Liberty Hill didn’t have to worry about being hungry during the months in between school, thanks to the Summer Snack Program put on by Operation Liberty Hill. In its second summer, the snack program distributed 1,000 backpacks filled with 14,300 individual snacks to kids in the area, said coordinator Meredith […]

Liberty Hill Post Office adds new route

By Lauren Jette It’s a Monday afternoon and the Liberty Hill Post Office is busy. People wait in line to pick up deliveries and others box up items to send, all while a steady stream of people come in to pick up their mail from the post office boxes. Although it’s only August, it’s been […]