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Mayor promotes city progress while candidates reach out to LH voters

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill is coming of age. That was the message delivered by Mayor Connie Fuller to local business leaders and their guests, along with some candidates for various public offices who campaigned Tuesday at Dahlia Cafe in Liberty Hill. It was the second day of early voting, and most of the 11 […]

Candidates share views in JP #2 race

By SEAN SHAPIRO Judge Edna Staudt and Dan Michael are vying for Williamson County Justice of the Peace in Precinct 2, which serves Liberty Hill, and both are interested in the job for similar reasons. They both want the job done the right way, and they both want to have a positive impact on the […]

Transportation, jobs, water are top issues in Commissioner’s race

By SEAN SHAPIRO Transportation, jobs and water. In the race for Williamson County Commissioner Precinct 2, those may be the three top issues. With the growth in Central Texas, all three have become hot-button topics the past couple years, and both Republican Cynthia Long, who has held the position since 2007, and Democratic challenger Eddie […]

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 […]