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Experienced directors guide LHJH Band

By DANA DELGADO Jared Clarkson was perfectly content in Wimberley when Liberty Hill came calling two years ago. His family was settled in, his kids were happily enrolled in schools there, his wife, Callie Clarkson, was a teacher in the district, and he had made positive strides in building a program over nine years as the […]

USPS suggests security tips after mail thefts

By SEAN SHAPIRO A Temple couple who plead guilty to stealing more than 50,000 pieces of mail, including mail from Liberty Hill, were sentenced last week in Waco. Charles Hattenbach, 39, was sentenced to six years and nine months in federal prison and fined $6,000. Kathryn Hubbert, 29, received a four-year sentence and was fined […]

Firefly responds to concerns on rocket safety, water use

By SEAN SHAPIRO BRIGGS – Thomas E. Markusic wants to send things to space. His new neighbors, however, are more concerned about the dwindling water supply here on earth. Markusic’s company, Firefly Space Systems, purchased 200 acres of land in Burnet County to test rocket engines near the small community of Briggs just north of […]

Local dentist promoting innovative treatment for ADD, ADHD

By SEAN SHAPIRO Friday was supposed to be Dr. Martin Denbar’s day off from work. While he didn’t see any patients, Denbar, a Liberty Hill resident, was busy at his office, smoothing out some of the details while he transitions to a process he said is going to fill a growing need in Central Texas. […]

In Liberty Hill, band success begins in 6th grade

By Dana Delgado The news was so exciting that the entire marching band jumped up out of their seats in celebration at the Vista Ridge High School Invitational Band Contest this past weekend. The Liberty Hill High School Marching Band had just been recognized and got to perform under the lights where they reaped a […]

Education, safety top priorities for local gun dealer

By SEAN SHAPIRO There is a wide and vast selection of items at A Texas Girl’s Guns, but one of the most important things The Gun Shop in Liberty Hill sells does not fit into a holster. That’s the education Judith and Dennis Baker provide in the classroom in the back of the shop near […]

Hunters gear up for deer season

By SEAN SHAPIRO Deer hunting season started last week in Williamson County, but rifles are not coming out yet and gunshots will not be heard until Nov. 1. Instead, hunters executing a more primitive and difficult task started hunting with bows and arrows on Sept. 27. The archery-only season runs until Oct. 31, and during […]

Bonnet on front line of city water challenges

By SEAN SHAPIRO The rain the past two weeks has helped, but managing Liberty Hill’s water supply is not an easy task for Wayne Bonnet, the City’s new Director of Public Works. Bonnet was hired by the City two months ago, coming from the City of Florence where he held the same position. Bonnet said […]

News of Tractor Supply sparks discussion about development

By SEAN SHAPIRO Major retail chains are starting to take notice of Liberty Hill’s rapid growth, and Tractor Supply Company may be the next business that wants to tap into the growing market. Liberty Hill City Manager Greg Boatright announced last week at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that Tractor Supply Company planned to […]

Council adopts budget, sets tax rate

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council adopted a $1.8 million budget for fiscal 2014, which includes a 3 percent pay increase for employees, while keeping the tax rate at the current $0.53426 per $100 of property value. Because of increased property values within the city boundaries, the current tax rate is expected to […]