EDC offers tools for realtors during roundtable

By Lauren Jette Local company MAXSUR treated area realtors to a drone demonstration on Wednesday as part of the first Economic Development Corp. Real Estate Roundtable. EDC Executive Director Kirk Clennan welcomed about 25 realtors and introduced them to various maps and information sheets that he is working on to offer realtors the most information […]

Navy Vet training dogs to protect, serve

By Christine Bolaños  His fur is black as night. His eyes exhibit a grace fitting of his namesake, the Greek god Zeus. He expresses his anticipation for playing a game that will lead him to a toy he can chew on. Little does the highly energetic and confident German Shepherd dog know he is training […]

WCESD #4 invites public to meeting on sales tax

Submitted by WCESD #4 Williamson County Emergency Services District No. 4 will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 to discuss your fire protection and how to pay for it. ESD4 is the grassroots government that funds the Liberty Hill Fire Department, which provides fire and emergency medical first-response in western […]

Local business closing its doors; owner cites Business Personal Property tax

By SHELLY WILKISON “Why is it right for me to pay taxes on what I don’t own just because I can?” For business owner Melissa Fiero, the recent decision to close her Liberty Hill business is about standing up against a tax she says is hurting small businesses in Williamson County. For the past two […]

EDC focuses on downtown Liberty Hill

By Christine Bolaños The Liberty Hill Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors recently approved a partnership with the City of Liberty Hill and Liberty Place to fund infrastructure improvements. EDC Executive Director Kirk Clennan describes the partnership as a three-way funding mechanism for improvements, particularly as it relates to water and wastewater service, at the […]

Council hears more opposition to involuntary annexation plan

By SHELLY WILKISON While many of the comments expressed at Monday’s public hearing on the City of Liberty Hill’s proposed annexation of 313 acres echoed those from the week prior, the tone had become more harsh. Don Bebee, a resident on Independence Drive that is proposed for inclusion in the city limits, said “involuntary annexation […]

WCESD #4 hopes for support of sales tax

By Christine Bolaños Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 Commissioners called a sales tax election for Nov. 3 in hopes of gaining voter approval to raise the local sales tax in the fire district by 1 cent. If passed, the revenue would be used to help fund a new fire station. Nineteen months ago, the […]

City hears from property owners concerned about possible annexation

By SHELLY WILKISON It was standing room only inside the Liberty Hill City Council Chamber Monday as four people shared their concerns and questioned the City’s plan to annex their properties into the city limits. During the first of two scheduled public hearings on the City’s plan to annex 313 acres or 127 parcels of […]

Report: Growth imminent for Liberty Hill school district

By Lauren Jette More growth is coming to Liberty Hill Independent School District, according to a demographic report presented to the Board of Trustees Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Rob Hart presented a demographic report for the second quarter of 2015 to board members. The report is prepared quarterly for the district by School District Strategies, […]

LHPD traffic stops top Bertram, most area small departments

In the first eight months of the year, Liberty Hill Police officers made more traffic stops than most small city departments in the area during 2014. According to Chief Randy Williams, Liberty Hill police recorded 985 traffic stops from January through August this year. During the month of August, the department reported 232 traffic violations. […]