Coach follows father’s footsteps on court and in the classroom

By Lauren Jette It’s an interesting thing for a teacher to claim that they have taught the same students as their mother, father, sister and wife. For Liberty Hill High School boys junior varsity basketball coach and math teacher Blake Boren, that is a statement he can truthfully make. “What’s really cool is there’s kids […]

Smithsonian eyes Sculpture Park piece

By Christine Bolaños A reclining woman gazes out at the countryside. Her hands protect her eyes from the rays of the sun. Her skin, made of limestone, is worn from age and weather. Despite the years, people still look at her in awe. Once called “Under the Texas Sun” she is fondly referred to as […]

Council sets budget, creates jobs, makes appointments

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council adopted a $16,897,969 budget for fiscal 2015 on Monday that includes a 3 percent pay raise for most city employees. The budget projects total revenues at $17,348,166. The Council adopted the spending plan by a unanimous vote following a public hearing where no one addressed the Council. […]

WCESD #4 adopts tax rate, sets town hall meeting

By Christine Bolaños Commissioners of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 adopted a 10 cent tax rate per $100 property valuation for the 2015-16 fiscal year. With two commissioners, Sandra Taylor and Todd Jackson, absent from the meeting, all votes were 3-0. Two community members attended the regular board meeting Tuesday, but no one […]

Summer snack program focuses on local children

By Lauren Jette Children in Liberty Hill didn’t have to worry about being hungry during the months in between school, thanks to the Summer Snack Program put on by Operation Liberty Hill. In its second summer, the snack program distributed 1,000 backpacks filled with 14,300 individual snacks to kids in the area, said coordinator Meredith […]

Liberty Hill Post Office adds new route

By Lauren Jette It’s a Monday afternoon and the Liberty Hill Post Office is busy. People wait in line to pick up deliveries and others box up items to send, all while a steady stream of people come in to pick up their mail from the post office boxes. Although it’s only August, it’s been […]

Bordelon continues tradition of service

By Christine Bolaños When Michele Bordelon took a job as a part-time French fry maker at Liberty Hill ISD in 1998 she had no idea it was the first step in a career spanning nearly two decades. As the cafeteria manager at Liberty Hill High School, Bordelon is charged with ensuring everything food-related runs smoothly. […]

Food truck craze hits Liberty Hill cafeteria

By Christine Bolaños The food truck phenomenon that has become an integral part of Austin culture has extended to the outskirts of town and into the suburbs, including, this fall, to Liberty Hill. Liberty Hill High School students will have new options as they make their way through the cafeteria line this week with food-truck-like […]

EDC Board approves new budget for fiscal 2015

By Christine Bolaños The Liberty Hill Economic Development Corp. Board unanimously approved the 2015-16 operating budget at its Aug. 20 meeting. According to data provided by Chief Financial Officer Amber Lewis, the EDC’s total expenditures in the adopted budget total $678,350. This includes $97,350 for personnel costs, $164,500 for contractual services, $1,500 for materials and […]

Council reviews balanced budget proposal, approves development plats

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill City Council members reviewed Monday what could be the final draft of a proposed budget for fiscal 2015. The Council has met every week this month and a portion of each meeting has been a budget workshop. The Council heard from department directors regarding their wish lists for the coming […]