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Women business leaders hear safety tips from police, firearms instructor

Liberty Hill businesswomen heard tips from local police and a gun safety instructor this week on how to protect themselves, their businesses and residences. Liberty Hill Police Chief Randy Williams and Cpl. James Savage were joined Tuesday by Judith Baker, an expert firearms instructor and owner of A Texas Girl’s Guns, at the Chamber of […]

WCESD #4 may contract with City for accounting

By Christine Bolaños The Williamson County Emergency Services District No. 4’s Board of Commissioners is considering partnering with the City of Liberty Hill on staff resources and accounting software. “We talked with the City of Liberty Hill Manager (Greg) Boatright. We’re looking into sharing a position with them for an accountant and some administrative services,” […]

Rodeo brings family fun, crowds to Liberty Hill

Robert Velasquez of Huntsville struggles to hold on in the bareback riding event Saturday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Matt McElhinney Last Friday at the 2015 Liberty Hill Open Rodeo, Cookies ‘N Cream, a 2,000-pound white bull marked with black spots, had its horns pointed at barrelman and rodeo clown Shotgun Rodney Gaston. Still raging after flinging aside its rider, the bull charged at Gaston. “Look out, Shotgun!” rodeo announcer Dave McMahon boomed […]

LHISD Trustees agree to waive tuition for transfer students

By SHELLY WILKISON With two new faces seated at the dais Monday, Liberty Hill school trustees voted unanimously to continue to allow students to transfer into the school district without paying tuition. After accepting the Oath of Office, newly-elected Trustees Greg Thrash and Anthony Buck took their seats at the dais, replacing 12-year trustee Leslye […]

Passion for science, love for teaching at heart of Cobb’s 45-year career

After 45 years of teaching -- 35 of which were spent in Liberty Hill ISD -- Carolyn Cobb is retiring next month. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Every person who has attended junior high or high school in Liberty Hill in the past three decades knows Carolyn Cobb. In fact, the shared experience of Mrs. Cobb’s science class is frequently a conversation starter among those who have passed through Liberty Hill schools over the years. “Former students and people […]

Liberty Parke asks City to create PID for financing

By SHELLY WILKISON Although the issue did not require any action Monday, the City Council listened to a lengthy presentation by developers of Liberty Parke subdivision, who want the City to consider creating a Public Improvement District (PID) for their neighborhood. State lawmakers adopted the Public Improvement District Assessment Act in 1987 giving cities and […]

Local honeybee farm offers much more than honey

Jodi Zachmann pulls a comb full of brood (bees that haven’t hatched yet) out of the concrete column at Legacy Vintage Store in Liberty Hill. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños  Honeybees do much more than produce sweet nectar. They are critical to the ecosystem and their honey can even be used for medicinal purposes. Jodi Zachmann, owner of Jackass Honey Farms in Liberty Hill, plans to begin selling honey locally and takes it a step further by offering free removal and relocation […]

Thrash, Buck elected to LHISD Board of Trustees

Liberty Hill school district voters elected a drug enforcement official and a state emergency management coordinator to the Board of Trustees last Saturday. In complete, but unofficial Liberty Hill ISD election returns, Greg Thrash and Anthony Buck were elected to Places 4 and 5, respectively. Thrash, who leads all Drug Enforcement Administration operations in the […]

Residents warned of area scams

By Christine Bolaños When Belva Cox received a call that appeared to be an automated recording telling her she owed money to the IRS or would be sued, she knew something was fishy. The Internal Service Revenue would not only not call, but not do so close to midnight. “I picked up the phone when […]

Local athletes shine at Special Olympics

The Liberty Hill Special Olympics team lines up in preparation to lead the Parade of Athletes at Area 13 Special Olympics Track Meet May 2 at Leander High School’s Bible Stadium.  From left are athletes, parents and volunteers, including Mary Mapel, Josh Sudekum, Bryan Mapel, Coach Christopher Klepper, Ashley Combs, Melva Dunan, Daniel Dunan, Jae Harris, Meghan Whitehead, Mark Poole, Makayla Allman-Solis, L.M., Karla Henriquez, Marcy Brooks, Jared Sudekum and Stacy Cox. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado LEANDER — The jubilant faces and unbridled excitement of countless athletes told the story at the Area 13 Special Olympics Track and Field Meet May 1-2 at Leander High School’s Bible Stadium. In the stands, an appreciative and supportive crowd enthusiastically cheered each participant. While medals and ribbons were awarded to the […]