Future Chef Challenge draws healthy snacks

Winners of the Future Chef Challenge proudly wear their medals after being recognized for their specially prepared healthy snacks.  From left are Emma McAndrews, Montgomery Madison, Kendall Brown, Mackenzie Wood, Kristopher Kelley and Jordan Warren. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado This year’s Future Chef Challenge at the Liberty Hill Intermediate School turned out to be more of showcase of an emerging generation, Generation “H” as in healthy, than a contest; although there were plenty of notable winners at the March 13 event. MacKenzie Wood, a fourth grade student from Bill Burden Elementary, […]

Police, firearms instructor share views on proposed open carry gun legislation

By SHELLY WILKISON As the Texas Legislature considers proposals that would allow licensed gun owners to openly carry their weapons in public, law enforcement and firearms training instructors say they are concerned for the safety of the inexperienced gun owners. Earlier this week, the Texas Senate voted 20-11 to pass SB 17 and it now […]

Downtown Committee considers revitalization survey responses

By SHELLY WILKISON Surveys returned to the City of Liberty Hill following its Downtown Revitalization Summit showed the top priorities as parking, clean up, and improved traffic flow. And of the ideas for possible asthetic improvements to downtown, respondants spoke most favorably of the traffic circle concept at Loop 332 and CR 279. During a […]

City, Cassadys will go to mediation on wastewater plant expansion permit

By SHELLY WILKISON Residents who live along the South San Gabriel River say they won’t be satisfied with the City of Liberty Hill’s Wastewater Treatment Plant until the treated wastewater being dumped into the river is of drinkable quality. The City is seeking permission from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to expand the treatment plant […]

Council supports MUD 17 road powers, annexes wastewater plant

During a brief meeting Monday, the Liberty Hill City Council voted unanimously to support a resolution supporting MUD 17’s application to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to obtain road powers. City Manager Greg Boatright explained that the property known as the Kaufman tract — located on the northwest corner of Ronald Reagan Blvd. and State […]

Business, property owners get first look at City’s vision for downtown

An idea for a gateway to downtown at Loop 332 and CR 279 includes a landscaped round-about with The Guardian sculpture at its center. (City of Liberty Hill Graphic)

By SHELLY WILKISON A standing-room-only crowd of property owners, business owners and residents filled the City Council Chamber last Thursday to hear a City presentation on revitalizing downtown Liberty Hill — a planning project eight months in the making. “The City Council is moving in a positive direction to spur growth and encourage new business,” […]

WCESD #4: Employee used payroll system to take public funds

Tiffany Wells was arrested and charged with a third degree felony on Feb. 26.

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill fire officials say all of the checks and balances were in place, but an employee was still able to steal thousands of dollars in public funds through a web-based payroll system. Tiffany Wells, who worked as the administrative assistant for Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 since October 2012, was […]

City ends contract to purchase downtown property

Hours before the Downtown Revitalization Summitt Feb. 26, records show the City terminated a contract to purchase downtown property that was discussed that evening as an important part of a downtown facelift for Liberty Hill. City Manager Greg Boatright explained this week that Mayor Connie Fuller signed a contract termination notice for the James Burnett […]

Local Special Olympians make school district history

Top row from left are peer volunteers Neil Stephens, Victoria Stephens, Marcus Vega, Robert Simpson, Meghan Whitehead, Kaitlyn Wood and Brody Reynolds. Center row are Head Coach Christopher Klepper, volunteers Leo Rodriguez, Justin Wood and Brandon Wood, and Co-Coach Jarred Sudekum. Front row are student athletes Toby Knight, Mark Poole, Andrew Rimann, Robert Morris, Lucius Manchese, Karla Henriquez and Bryan Mapel. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado The final practice for Team Liberty Hill in preparation for their much anticipated inaugural entry in the Special Olympics couldn’t have gone any better. “It was our best practice,” said Christopher Klepper, designated Special Olympics Coordinator for the Liberty Hill Independent School District, as he directed the players through spirited basketball drills […]

2 races in LHISD, no opponents for city incumbents

The City of Liberty Hill is cancelling a city council election for May 9 because none of the three incumbents garnered opposition. Elizabeth Branigan, Troy Whitehead and Liz Rundzieher each filed for re-election to the Council, but no one elese sought a position on the ballot. The deadline to file was Friday, Feb. 27. The […]