Liberty Belles working on perfecting routines

By LAUREN JETTE The Liberty Belles are already hard at work learning and perfecting their dance routines for the upcoming season. The Belles went to a three-day dance camp to learn eight routines, said Captain Madeline Brand. “When I was a freshman, it was really difficult for me, so I feel like for the new […]

LHHS musicians to perform ‘Moments’ marching show

By DANA DELGADO With another year at hand, Liberty Hill’s Band Director John Perrin who has built a respected and recognized program since he assumed its leadership in 2009 is ready and eager to strike up the band for yet another banner year. “We’re ready to go!” Perrin said. “We want to continue the high […]

WCESD #4 calls sales tax election for Nov. 3

By Christine Bolaños Williamson County ESD #4 Commissioners in a 4-1 vote have called an election for Nov. 3 to ask voters to approve raising the local sales tax in the ESD 1 cent. If passed, the revenue would be used to help fund a new fire station. Eighteen months ago, the state comptroller estimated […]

Council sets tax rate, adopts LUE guidelines

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill City Council members voted unanimously Monday to set the tax rate for fiscal 2015 at $0.527842 per $100 property value — a rate that will generate $29,903 more than the current fiscal year. Chief Financial Officer Amber Lewis said the tax rate will mean an additional $7.43 for the owner […]

Faculty, staff welcomed back to school

By Lauren Jette More than 450 Liberty Hill Independent School District employees were welcomed back for the start of another school year Tuesday morning. Superintendent Rob Hart welcomed employees back after they were treated to breakfast prepared by the food service staff at Liberty Hill High School. “We are excited to kick the year off […]

LHISD employees will see 2% raise

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday adopted a $36.19 million budget that includes a 2 percent pay increase for employees. Trustees voted unanimously to maintain the current tax rate of $1.54 per $100 property value. The rate will generate $22,659,868 — income that represents 64 percent of the district’s total projected revenue […]

PEC: Bertram office not closing

By Christine Bolaños BERTRAM — A Pedernales Electric Cooperative leader said its Bertram office is not closing in response to recent rumors stating otherwise. PEC President James Oakley said that during its July 21 meeting, the board agreed to close four walk-in offices in the future, but the Bertram office is not among those locations. […]

Chief urges drop in Liberty Hill speed limits

Liberty Hill Police Chief Randy Williams is recommending a change in the speed limit on State Highway 29, dropping it from 55 to 45 miles per hour. “There has been an increase in traffic crashes in and around our city,” Williams said. “The main cause of these crashes is driver inattention, but speed is almost […]

School Board hears district, campus ratings

By Lauren Jette The Liberty Hill Board of Trustees met Monday and heard a report on district and campus accountability ratings, set the tax rate and approved several additional agenda items. Curriculum Director Claudeane Braun presented a summary of the Texas Education Agency’s accountability report to board members. Currently, Texas schools are given a performance […]

Governor selects ESD Commissioner Crabtree for appointment

By Christine Bolaños Governor Greg Abbott recently appointed a commissioner of the Williamson County ESD #4 to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Governor’s Council. Marine Maj. James Crabtree is the new Texas Ambassador of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. His responsibilities will almost be an extension of his current job as coordinator of […]