City, EDC working to make Liberty Hill a destination

This map of Liberty Hill Wastewater Service Area shows planned subdivisions and the number of LUE's or households that will become customers of Liberty Hill's Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Courtesy Graphic)

By SHELLY WILKISON Through its Economic Development Corp., the City of Liberty Hill is sending a message that the once-rural community now on the verge of a population explosion is finally open for business. As the promise of more rooftops in the school district changes the landscape, city leaders are anxious for commercial development to […]

Operation Liberty Hill tackles area hunger, adds summer snack program

Director Susan Baker holds some snack bags being distributed this summer. With schools not in session, the summer months can be trying times for many families. The “Kids Summer Snack Program” is in collaboration with Boy Scout Troop 196 and is supported by donations from individuals, local churches and the PTO.
(Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado There is no pause for Operation Liberty Hill Director Susan Baker. There can’t be. The humble mission of the non-profit organization to help those in the area who are struggling to make ends meet is simple and straightforward enough. It’s the scope and scale, which have become increasingly evident, that are unsettling. […]

Council adopts Comp Plan, approves Consent Agreement for MUDs

The Liberty Hill City Council on Monday adopted a Comprehensive Plan for the City, received a clean report on audits for fiscal 2013, and approved a Consent Agreement for two municipal utility districts. Following a one-hour workshop on goals and planning (see related story above), the Council a Comprehensive Plan for the City — a […]

Update on new rental developments raises discussion on water availability

By SHELLY WILKISON With the news that two rental communities are preparing to break ground in the coming months, City Manager Greg Boatright said Monday that water is available to service the additional 176 customers. Liberty Trails Townhomes has all of the permits in place to build 101 rental units on acreage across from Dahlia […]

Trustees vote to refinance bonds, close budget gap

Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday voted to refinance bonds issued in 2006, which administrators say should bring in the revenue needed to put the school district in the black for the upcoming fiscal year. Chief Financial Officer Frank Watson said budget projections, which could change as soon as next week when Williamson County certifies […]

Council decisions impact future growth, city administration

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council made several far-reaching decisions on Monday that will impact how the community accommodates future development, as well as how city government conducts its business. After some discussion, the Council unanimously approved a $100,000 task order for the engineering firm of Steger Bizzell of Georgetown to design an […]

Council tables permit on four-plexes, raises fees

By SHELLY WILKISON After hearing the concerns of neighborhood residents, the Liberty Hill City Council tabled consideration of a conditional use permit for three four-plexes planned for Stubblefield Lane. Although the Planning & Zoning Commission recommended Council approval of the permit, Councilmember Elizabeth Branigan made the motion to table consideration to give city staff more […]

WCESD #4 considers new fire station, sales tax

By Brenda Young Commissioners with the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 discussed Monday the possibility of assessing a sales tax to generate revenue to provide increased coverage for residents. According to Fire Chief Anthony Lincoln, the area has experienced tremendous growth since it was established in 2001. “We had a brief presentation from a […]

A devoted husband, father, Canady helped shape the future for Liberty Hill

The Canady family spent Father’s Day in ICU in Seton Williamson Hospital in Round Rock. From left are Brandon Canady, Charles Canady, Kristin Davis, Blair Canady, Paige Canady (kneeling), Laurie Nix (Mrs. Canady’s sister), and Kathy Canady. Not pictured are son-in-law Jason Davis and grandson Walker Davis, 3; and daughter-in-law Jessica Canady. (Courtesy Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Charles Canady grew up believing that self reliance, hard work, physical strength, family ties and lifelong relationships, along with an unshakable faith could be counted on to move successfully from one day to the next. He is a collector of clocks — old dilapidated ones, the ones he could repair — and […]

Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps training at LHHS

Musicians for Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps are selected after a series of auditions. Genesis musicians practice at Liberty Hill High School’s Panther Stadium. (Courtesy Photo)

By Dana Delgado Genesis, a nationally recognized Drum and Bugle Corps (DBC), has been camped out in Liberty Hill preparing for a nationwide tour and competitions. Founded in 2009, the Texas-based organization has evolved rapidly, drawing the interest of international musicians. It was named the most improved corps in 2013 from among 47 groups across […]