2 races in LHISD, no opponents for city incumbents

The City of Liberty Hill is cancelling a city council election for May 9 because none of the three incumbents garnered opposition. Elizabeth Branigan, Troy Whitehead and Liz Rundzieher each filed for re-election to the Council, but no one elese sought a position on the ballot. The deadline to file was Friday, Feb. 27. The […]

‘Stoss Boss’ announces retirement, reflects on career

LHHS Assistant Principal Robert Stoss is retiring at the end of the school year after 32 years in public education. He played defensive end for Texas A&M University and proudly displays Aggie football memorabilia in his office. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON It’s one of the nicknames that followed him for decades from the football locker room at Texas A&M University to the hallways of Liberty Hill High School. Stoss Boss, or Stoss the Boss, is the perfect nickname for Robert Stoss, who at 6-feet 4-inches is a towering presence at LHHS. But in […]

Parks Board discusses process for naming areas of City Park

Members of the City’s Parks & Recreation Board agreed Tuesday that a process should be developed for naming opportunities at City Park. Last fall, the Board was asked to consider naming City Park in memory of longtime city council member Charles Canady, who passed away in October 2014. Canady, who also served as Liberty Hill […]

City bans hand-held devices while driving

By SHELLY WILKISON Beginning April 1, drivers in Liberty Hill can be fined up to $200 if they use a hand-held mobile communication device while driving a motor vehicle. The Liberty Hill City Council unanimously voted Monday to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the use of handheld electronic devices while driving in the city limits, which […]

Report shows record-breaking housing activity

By SHELLY WILKISON School district officials say 2014 was a record-breaking year for growth in Liberty Hill’s housing market, and projected annual increase in enrollment of 7.5 percent, which translates to a possible enrollment of 6,429 students by 2024. Superintendent Rob Hart informed school trustees Monday that a report on the school district’s demographics for […]

LHISD planning for new elementary school

By SHELLY WILKISON With enrollment at both elementary schools inching up to capacity, Superintendent Rob Hart told school trustees Monday that administrators are working on a plan for another bond election to build a new elementary school. Hart presented numbers showing that Liberty Hill Elementary School, which houses pre-kindergarten through first grade, is only 51 […]

Council approves EDC job description, agreement with Tractor Supply

The Liberty Hill City Council unanimously approved a job description Feb. 13 for the position of Executive Director of the Liberty Hill Economic Develop Corp. The job description was approved by the EDC Board of Directors on Feb. 12. The position is currently held by City Manager Greg Boatright, who shares his time with the […]

City staff, Council members discuss Liberty Hill’s future needs at planning session

City of Liberty Hill staff met informally with Council members during an day-long retreat Feb. 12 to share updates on ongoing projects and discuss the city’s future needs. Although no action was taken at the Strategic Planning Session, which was held at Cimarron Hills, City Manager Greg Boatright said the purpose of the meeting was […]

Tractor Supply eyes January 2016 opening

By SEAN SHAPIRO and SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill’s first large retail chain store is expected to open in January 2016, and the City Council took the first step to welcome the new business on Feb. 13 by approving a development agreement that approves the removal of trees at the building site. It was announced in […]

EDC discusses park agreement, incentives

By SHELLY WILKISON Although no vote was taken, directors of the City’s Economic Development Corp. had another frank discussion last week about the possibility of the City taking over the ownership and maintenance of Lions Foundation Park. The issue of park ownership has in recent months become important to EDC directors who are being asked […]