Gardening, new activities help bring purpose, joy to Hope House residents

By Christine Bolaños Helping build a garden, making a candle or soap can be therapeutic for anyone. For the residents of Hope House it is an opportunity to find purpose, joy and a sense of accomplishment in everyday life. The nonprofit offers a permanent nurturing and understanding residence for the mentally and physically disabled. Some […]

Trustees approve architect contract

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees took another step Monday in the process of developing a bond proposal for the construction of a new elementary school. With Trustees Greg Thrash, Shawn Vickers and Shawn Roberts absent, the Board voted unanimously to approve a contract with Huckabee & Associates for architectural services. The firm played […]

Liberty Hill churches, community unite for Thanksgiving feast

By Christine Bolaños Six Liberty Hill churches, their pastors, Operation Liberty Hill and the community are uniting for a feast on Thanksgiving Day. It is the first of what coordinators hope will become an annual event. Anyone from the community is invited to take part in a spread featuring turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet […]

Sidewalk construction to begin in January

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council selected a local company to construct sidewalks in the downtown area during its regular meeting Monday. Capitol Concrete Contractors Inc. of Liberty Hill submitted the low bid of $278,828 to construct 4,700 linear feet of concrete sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalk striping, erosion control and other related items. […]

New home a good fit for Operation Liberty Hill

By Lauren Jette Operation Liberty Hill celebrated the move to its new location on Highway 183 North, just south of Seward Junction with a ribbon cutting on Monday. “Well, this is an awesome day. It’s been a long time coming and this is just the perfect time, because God’s timing was so great,” Operation Liberty […]

Floods displace townhouse residents

By Christine Bolaños Two Liberty Hill families remain displaced after their units at Liberty Trails Townhome Apartments were flooded last weekend. One family is wondering when they can return home while the other may soon be looking for a new place to call home. “There were seven units total that flooded, but two of them flooded […]

Voters give nod to ESD sales tax increase

By Christine Bolaños In a close vote Tuesday, voters approved increasing the sales tax by 1 cent to help fund the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4. Voters within Liberty Hill city limits were not eligible to vote in the ESD election as they were already at the sales tax maximum. Fire officials have said […]

Ballard changing lives one speech at a time

By Christine Bolaños The bell rings and the hustle and bustle in the hallways at Liberty Hill High School commence. Though it is only the second hour of the school day, longtime teacher Tammy Ballard has already completed her shift on duty in the cafeteria that morning, completed a conference meeting and still had time […]

Council adopts economic development program

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council adopted a resolution Monday authorizing a Chapter 380 Economic Development program for the city. City Manager Greg Boatright explained a Chapter 380 agreement would allow the city to provide economic incentives to large businesses or industries creating a significant number of jobs along with facilities. He said […]

ESD sales tax will impact cities

By SHELLY WILKISON City officials in Liberty Hill and Leander say they are concerned about the impact of a 1 cent sales tax for the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 as both cities grow their commercial base. Voters in the Liberty Hill fire district, which closely mirrors the school district, will decide in Tuesday’s […]