City will consider mobile food vendors

By SHELLY WILKISON An increased number of inquiries from businesses looking to operate mobile food trailers in Liberty Hill has prompted the City to explore permitting and related rules. On Monday, the City Council voted unanimously to allow the City Manager and staff to study the policies of other cities in regards to mobile food […]

New Special Education Director steers Liberty Hill program toward inclusion

By Dana Delgado Elyse Tarlton, who was named Special Education Director for the Liberty Hill Independent School District in January, is so glad to be home. She’s got a life again. As Special Education Director at Waco ISD before moving to LHISD, she was tasked with overseeing special education programs at 26 schools. That and […]

Convenience, technology redefine home innovation at Santa Rita

By Brenda Young From smart phones to smart homes, Santa Rita Ranch is raising the bar on cutting edge technology and changing the way people think of home innovation. Nestled just north of State Highway 29 on Ronald Reagan Boulevard, the master-planned communities of Santa Rita Ranch South and the soon-to-be developed Santa Rita Ranch […]

Rozmiarek claims State title in Math

By Dana Delgado Shea Rozmiarek knew all along he had it in him to win it all. With a score of 294 out of a possible 360, the Liberty Hill High School senior claimed First Place in Mathematics at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Academic Meet for Conference 3A held May 19-21 at the […]

Motivated by faith, Steyer gives family land to build new church

By SHELLY WILKISON The recent flurry of activity on a nine-acre tract of land that for generations has been home to cattle, has Richard Steyer beaming with pride. For years, it has been the dream of the 92-year-old Liberty Hill rancher to have a church on his land — specifically a church that shared his […]

Trustees waive paid tuition for transfers

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees voted unanimously Monday to continue to waive tuition for students transferring in from outside the school district. Currently, 373 students are attending Liberty Hill schools but living outside the district boundaries. They comprise about 12 percent of the district’s 3,023 students. Superintendent Rob Hart recommended the Board continue […]

School enrollment may increase by 2371 in 10 years

By SHELLY WILKISON Housing starts and closings in the Liberty Hill ISD during the first quarter of 2014 are the highest in seven years, according to a demographic study released this week. Liberty Hill school Superintendent Rob Hart told trustees Monday that a study of housing activity produced by School District Strategies shows 62 new […]

Council gives nod to townhome site development permit

The  Council moved seamlessly through Monday’s  regular agenda and with a series of unanimous votes, approved a site development permit application for Liberty Trails Townhomes and  awarded a bid to a company that will bore a water line under State Highway 29. In the absence of Mayor Jamie Williamson, the Council took no action on […]

Voters elect Fuller, Rhea, McLeod

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill city voters changed the makeup of the city council Saturday when they rejected incumbents Jamie Williamson and Vicki Brewer and elected Connie Fuller as Mayor, Dr. Ron Rhea to Place 2 and re-elected Wendell McLeod in Place 4. Voters also extended a 1/4 cent sales tax for street maintenance. The […]

Carter interacts with students on issues, government

U.S. Rep. John Carter gave Liberty Hill Intermediate School students an abbreviated lesson in government Monday. Fifth and sixth grade students filled the bleachers in the school gym to hear Carter, R-Round Rock, give a condensed version of the differences between state and federal government, as well as the process for passing legislation at the […]