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 […]

Mighty Fine will be first food truck under new ordinance

Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes launched its food truck in February and will be making stops in Liberty Hill on Wednesdays in May. 
(Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños  The food truck phenomenon that has taken the Central Austin area by storm for several years is making its way to Liberty Hill. Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes unveiled its food truck in February and has been making the rounds throughout various local communities. Liberty Hill will be added to that […]

Liberty Hill copes with grief after horrific crash kills Draper siblings

Mother Crystal Draper with her children Koty (top right), Koby (front left), Kirsten and Kristopher. Koby and Kirsten were killed by a drunk driver April 23 and their funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Georgetown. (Courtesy Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON and CHRISTINE BOLANOS Heartbroken by the loss of two children in a car crash last week, the Liberty Hill community is grieving as the family prepares for a funeral service Friday. The service for 15-year-old Koby and 10-year-old Kirsten Draper will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, at First Baptist Church […]

Council approves high density zone change

By SHELLY WILKISON Two weeks after residents of a small neighborhood protested a decision by the Planning & Zoning Commission to recommend a high density zone change for an adjacent subdivision, an agreement was reached with the developer and all returned peacefully to the City Council to support the change. During a public hearing Monday […]

Studio owner making hits in Liberty Hill

Merel Bregante operates his recording studio, Cribworks Digital Audio in Liberty Hill. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños Merel Bregante has the culture, passion and experience in music that would likely allow him to successfully operate a recording studio wherever he chooses. But he chose County Road 200 in Liberty Hill. “My wife (musician Sarah Pierce) and I moved to Liberty Hill not really knowing what to expect. We found […]

School community grieving loss of Draper children

While an Austin man remains in the Williamson County Jail charged today with two counts of intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of two Liberty Hill siblings, school officials say they are working with students and staff to help them with the grief. John Canche Alvarado of Austin was charged on two counts of intoxication manslaughter […]

Residents object to Highland Terrace’s high density zone change


By SHELLY WILKISON Residents whose property backs up to the proposed Highland Terrace subdivision protested the City’s consideration of a zoning change Tuesday that if finally approved by the City Council would allow the developer to build up to 10 single family homes per acre without a buffer between the two neighborhoods. Despite the objections, […]

Council says yes to plan for Tractor Supply

By SHELLY WILKISON A site plan for Tractor Supply received the City Council’s unanimous approval Monday. Tractor Supply will begin construction very soon on its newest store on Loop 332 in Liberty Hill. A building permit has already been approved. The main entrance to the site will be on Loop 332, and the plan calls […]

Lack of signage delays enforcement of hands-free ordinance

phone sign

An ordinance prohibiting use of mobile communication devices while driving in Liberty Hill will not be enforced until the appropriate signage is posted. The Liberty Hill City Council adopted the hands-free ordinance in February setting an effective date of April 1. However, the correct signage was not purchased by the City in time for the […]

Liberty Hill EDC welcomes new executive director

Kirk D. Clennan, Photo, 2009-small

By Christine Bolaños There is a new leader in town who hopes to help set Liberty Hill on the path to growth and prosperity. Kirk Clennan officially took over as executive director of the Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation on April 1. He brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development to the […]