Local honeybee farm offers much more than honey

Jodi Zachmann pulls a comb full of brood (bees that haven’t hatched yet) out of the concrete column at Legacy Vintage Store in Liberty Hill. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños  Honeybees do much more than produce sweet nectar. They are critical to the ecosystem and their honey can even be used for medicinal purposes. Jodi Zachmann, owner of Jackass Honey Farms in Liberty Hill, plans to begin selling honey locally and takes it a step further by offering free removal and relocation […]

Thrash, Buck elected to LHISD Board of Trustees

Liberty Hill school district voters elected a drug enforcement official and a state emergency management coordinator to the Board of Trustees last Saturday. In complete, but unofficial Liberty Hill ISD election returns, Greg Thrash and Anthony Buck were elected to Places 4 and 5, respectively. Thrash, who leads all Drug Enforcement Administration operations in the […]

Residents warned of area scams

By Christine Bolaños When Belva Cox received a call that appeared to be an automated recording telling her she owed money to the IRS or would be sued, she knew something was fishy. The Internal Service Revenue would not only not call, but not do so close to midnight. “I picked up the phone when […]

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. 
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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

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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, […]