Mayoral, council candidates share ideas on issues facing Liberty Hill

Voters residing within the City of Liberty Hill will decide May 10 who should represent the community on the City Council. In addition to the position of Mayor, there are contested races in Place 2 and Place 4. For Mayor, incumbent Jamie Williamson is being challenged by Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Connie Fuller. In […]

LHISD Board approves design for administration building

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday approved the design of the new administration building — the final construction project in an $86 million bond package that was approved by voters in 2010. Central administrative offices, which are currently housed in a two-level building on State Highway 29. will move to what was […]

WCESD #4 names Lincoln Chief

By a unanimous vote of commissioners Monday, the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 has a new Fire Chief. Anthony Lincoln, who earlier this month was appointed interim chief,  received the full support of the ESD Board. Commissioner James Baker said the Board did not post the position or conduct a search for applicants. Lincoln […]

Council approves contract with sewer plant operator

By SHELLY WILKISON A glance around the room at those present for Monday’s City Council meeting was indicative of a growth pattern that in recent months appears to be defining Liberty Hill. Residential and commercial developers took seats on the front row of the Council Chamber alongside representatives of a company hired this week to […]

Lincoln named interim Fire Chief

By SHELLY WILKISON Emergency Services Commissioners last week appointed Battalion Chief Anthony Lincoln as interim Fire Chief to replace Chancy Bizzell, who resigned March 26. After serving 17 months as Fire Chief of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4,  Bizzell announced Friday he is stepping down to pursue a career in fire equipment sales. […]

GETI Alliance seeks to help returning veterans

By Dana Delgado After having served in the US Air Force, first as an enlisted serviceman and then as an officer, Len Swanson began suffering from the effects of what he suspected to be “Agent Orange” exposure during his deployment to Vietnam. Agent Orange is a blend of tactical herbicides the U.S. military sprayed in […]

Mayor defends right to seek budget records

By SHELLY WILKISON Mayor Jamie Williamson, who two weeks ago was accused by council members of disrupting city government by overloading  staff members with requests for documents, read a lengthy prepared statement Monday defending her actions. “The documents I requested were within my official capacity as mayor,” she said, citing Attorney General’s Opinions and referencing […]

Teens’ brush with death draws town support

By Dana Delgado Plans by five Liberty Hill High School students for a spring break filled with fun, friends, and music at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival turned into something they never imagined — a brush with death. Just past midnight on March 13, with the iconic event ramped-up and amped-up with music blaring […]

Trustees approve new teaching positions, hear report on growth

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday created four new teaching positions at the high school that administrators say are needed to meet new graduation requirements and accommodate growth in enrollment. Passed by state lawmakers in 2013, the omnibus education bill, House Bill 5, made sweeping changes to the Texas Education Code (TEC) […]

Council will create ordinance to discount property tax values for elderly, disabled

By SHELLY WILKISON Although Monday’s two and one-half hour meeting was dominated by  frequent flareups between opposing candidates for office, the Liberty Hill City Council did take action to improve some roads and authorized the attorney to draft an ordinance discounting and freezing property value for elderly and disabled property owners. A unanimous vote authorized […]