Commercial zone change approved over some residents’ objections

By SHELLY WILKISON Despite the objections of residents,  the Liberty Hill City Council voted Monday to rezone two lots in the Highway Twenty Nine Ranch Subdivision to General Commercial — a change residents say violates their deeds and restrictions. The Council heard from four property owners who opposed the change. However, City Attorney Art Rodriguez […]

District realignment puts hold on longtime rivalry

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The University Interscholastic League released the new district alignments for football and basketball on Monday morning and with the changes come a few big surprises for Liberty Hill. The Liberty Hill basketball teams will play in Class 4A Region 4 District 25 with Burnet, Lampasas, Llano, Salado and Taylor. Runnin’ Panthers Coach […]

Inspired students dedicated to deaf awareness

By Dana Delgado Many of the students who have registered for the American Sign Language class at Liberty Hill High School over the last three years probably did not realize the depth of the program and the richness of the curriculum when they first entered. They likely never met the likes of Erin Knapik either, […]

Boomer’s undergoing major renovations

The sign announcing “Renovations in Progress” on the front door of Boomer’s Convenience Store at 13801 W. State Highway 29 doesn’t begin to tell what’s planned for the longtime Liberty Hill business. It’s nothing short of getting a facelift. The store is going to be completely demolished making room for a brand new building that […]

Council hears objections to proposed zoning change

By SHELLY WILKISON Residents opposed to a developer’s plans to allow businesses near the entrance of their subdivision aired their concerns to the Liberty Hill City Council Monday and won a temporary victory when elected officials voted to table action on the proposal. Prior to the vote, the Council held a public hearing on the […]

Icy roads force school closures

Arctic air and wintery precipitation found its way to the Liberty Hill area in recent weeks forcing the cancellation of school twice within five days. Liberty Hill ISD was among most Central Texas school districts that closed school on Jan. 24 and again Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions. Superintendent Rob Hart said closing school […]

Missing teen found in Austin

By Dana Delgado Christopher Seth Briggs, the missing North Texas teenager who ran away Nov. 14, 2013, from Meridell Achievement Center in Liberty Hill, has been found. The teen was found safe on Saturday, Jan. 25, in Austin by the Austin Police Department. The announcement was made by Liberty Hill Police Chief Randy Williams. “The […]

Texas Steelhorse Saddles founded on a prayer

By Dana Delgado   Six years ago, hell-raising and defiant but desperate Bob Pena slowly smoked one last joint after having a soul-searching phone conversation with his mother and mounted his Harley motorcycle in Georgetown for what he believed was likely his last ride. He didn’t know where else to turn. His fabled reputation as […]

Trustees hear report of student performance, post-graduation activity, school safety

By SHELLY WILKISON While much of the information presented to school trustees Monday regarding the academic performance of Liberty Hill students in 2012-2013 was already known, statistics about post-graduation activities and student discipline — subjects not as frequently shared — were also addressed. School districts are required annually to report to the public information about […]

Council hires planner, city secretary, sets terms of P&Z members

By SHELLY WILKISON Following a 30-minute closed session Monday, the Liberty Hill City Council voted to hire a Planner and a City Secretary at salaries totaling $87,000. The Council voted unanimously to employ Amber A. Lewis as a Senior Planner at the annual salary of $45,000; and Barbara Zwernemann as City Secretary at a salary […]