3 contested races for City Council

Although there are no contested races for Liberty Hill school board and trustees are expected to cancel the election when they meet later this month, the race to fill three City Council seats will be the campaigns to watch this spring. The filing deadline was Feb. 28, and waiting until the last day to announce [...]

Long discusses growth with business community

By SHELLY WILKISON While growth seems to be the new buzz word in Liberty Hill, Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long put that in perspective for about 30 members of the business community Feb. 20. “Precinct 2 in 2000 was the fastest growing precinct in Williamson County, and it was again in 2010,” she said. “We’re [...]

Brewer questions city payroll discrepancies

By SHELLY WILKISON In response to questions from the Mayor and a Council member about payroll issues, City Manager Greg Boatright said Monday that “our finances are in good shape.” Boatright said the Mayor and Councilmember Vicki Brewer had been requesting information about “budget and salaries and payroll.” In response, he included in the meeting [...]

Trustees approve track for LHJH

Liberty Hill school trustees Monday approved construction of a track between Liberty Hill Junior High and Liberty Hill Intermediate schools at a cost of $265,229. The four-lane track, which will be constructed by Hellas Sports Construction of Liberty Hill, will be for non-competition use. Superintendent Rob Hart said the true price tag for the track [...]

Commercial zone change approved over some residents’ objections

By SHELLY WILKISON Despite the objections of residents,  the Liberty Hill City Council voted Monday to rezone two lots in the Highway Twenty Nine Ranch Subdivision to General Commercial — a change residents say violates their deeds and restrictions. The Council heard from four property owners who opposed the change. However, City Attorney Art Rodriguez [...]

District realignment puts hold on longtime rivalry

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The University Interscholastic League released the new district alignments for football and basketball on Monday morning and with the changes come a few big surprises for Liberty Hill. The Liberty Hill basketball teams will play in Class 4A Region 4 District 25 with Burnet, Lampasas, Llano, Salado and Taylor. Runnin’ Panthers Coach [...]

Inspired students dedicated to deaf awareness

By Dana Delgado Many of the students who have registered for the American Sign Language class at Liberty Hill High School over the last three years probably did not realize the depth of the program and the richness of the curriculum when they first entered. They likely never met the likes of Erin Knapik either, [...]

Boomer’s undergoing major renovations

The sign announcing “Renovations in Progress” on the front door of Boomer’s Convenience Store at 13801 W. State Highway 29 doesn’t begin to tell what’s planned for the longtime Liberty Hill business. It’s nothing short of getting a facelift. The store is going to be completely demolished making room for a brand new building that [...]

Council hears objections to proposed zoning change

By SHELLY WILKISON Residents opposed to a developer’s plans to allow businesses near the entrance of their subdivision aired their concerns to the Liberty Hill City Council Monday and won a temporary victory when elected officials voted to table action on the proposal. Prior to the vote, the Council held a public hearing on the [...]

Icy roads force school closures

Arctic air and wintery precipitation found its way to the Liberty Hill area in recent weeks forcing the cancellation of school twice within five days. Liberty Hill ISD was among most Central Texas school districts that closed school on Jan. 24 and again Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions. Superintendent Rob Hart said closing school [...]