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2118 Scenic Drive, Georgtown
Downtown Liberty Hill
Proprietor: Diana Kipfer
Jewelry and art studio offering classes in jewelry making and painting.
1402 Chisholm Trail Road, Suite D
Round Rock, TX 78681
Proprietors: Karen Holrath, Twylia Baker
Band instrument repair with pick-up and delivery to Liberty Hill schools.
Liberty Hill, TX
Proprietors: Gene and Jennifer Pollastro
One-on-one tutoring in your home. Grades K-12. All subjects. Free Consultation.
12701 W. SH 29, Suite 3
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Proprietor: David Pope
An Independent Agency
specializing in Personal, Commercial, Health and Life Insurance.
PO Box 238
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Proprietor: Darryl Lee
Van charter transportation.
Offering airport shuttles, day trips for groups and families, special events, shopping excursions and Hill Country winery tours.
10610 SH 29
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Proprietor: Richard Tulp
Printing and copying services.
Call or stop by for a free quote.
14251 W. SH 29, Suite B
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Proprietor: Shelly Wilkison
Professional website development.
Designing websites that are making a difference in our community by helping local businesses and organizations reach more of our neighbors.
Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce
"The Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce exists to promote the development of the Liberty Hill business community and to enhance the economic well being of our community and citizens."
Growing Tree Montessori offers children
individualized learning environment
(Posted: June 7, 2011)
With an emphasis on independent development, Liberty Hill’s only Montessori school offers an alternative to the traditional classroom environment allowing its students to learn at their own pace.
At Growing Tree Montessori School, students from age two and one-half years to age five are learning and developing at their own pace in an oversized classroom full of educational tools. Read More
Liberty Hill Orthodontics offers friendly
atmosphere, latest technology
(Posted: May 21, 2011)
For almost 15 years, Central Texas dentists have been referring patients to Orthodontists Scot and Barbara O’Donnell. Within a short time of being around them, it’s easy to see why the professionals trust them and why parents and children feel at ease. Read More
Tiller keeps sense of humor when it comes to 'poo haulin'
(Posted: Feb. 19, 2011)
“I’m a morally obligated and ethical poo hauler.”
This is how local septic man Chris Tiller describes himself. He believes that his 25,000-gallon septic truck is meant to do more than just pump septic tanks. With it, he helps restore your household. Read More
Gillespie's approach to patient care makes it easy to visit the dentist
(Posted: Jan. 13, 2011)
Pay a visit to Liberty Hill Dental on any Friday and everyone will be clad in purple.
But, the Panther attire isn’t just a football thing for the dentist and his staff -- it’s about community pride and for Dr. Thad Gillespie, hometown spirit means a lot. Read More
Amin's Pesto Sauce is a hit at Margarita's Restaurant
Margarita's Owner Amin Berenji (left) and customer Don Bebee.
(Posted: Jan. 7, 2011)
Conversations with Amin Berenji are often interrupted. When someone walks in the door of his restaurant, Margarita’s, Berneji heads over, says hello and asks about their day. He is on a first name basis with many of his customers and knows their families. The smile he greets them with is genuine, and just watching him interact with them is a joy. Read More
Ms. Shelly's Bakery celebrates first year
of making downtown a little sweeter
(Posted: Nov. 20, 2010) It's been a year since Shelly Armstrong opened the doors to a renovated historic downtown building and began filling the collective sweet tooth of Liberty Hill.
“It’s been a great year,” she says as customers stop in for breakfast, coffee, and some lively conversation. Her regular customers and her downtown business neighbors have become good friends, and over an untold number of cups of coffee, some homemade kolaches and cinnamon rolls, they have discovered they can solve most of the world’s problems from right here in Liberty Hill.
Local dematologist opens practice in Georgetown
(Posted: Nov. 15, 2010)
Texas Dermatology Center is a solo physician dermatology practice that opened Oct. 1 in Georgetown.The office is run by Dr. Mary Evers, a Board Certified Dermatologist. Prior to starting Texas Dermatology Center, Dr. Evers worked at Austin Diagnostic Clinic in Austin and King’s Daughters Clinic in Temple. Learn More
New Business in The Hill!
Members of the Liberty Hill City Council and firefighters from the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 celebrated the Grand Opening recently of Sunny's Food Mart downtown. Pictured from left are Ryan Stark and J.J. Kondoff of WCESD #4, Councilmember Wendell McLeod, former owner of Allman's Grocery Umir Makani, Mayor Michele "Mike" Murphy, Sunny's Food Mart owner Sunny Ali, Mark Rosenbusch of WCESD #4, Councilmember Jack Harkrider, Mayor Pro Tem Charles Canady, Councilmember Glen Gavin and James Oshel of WCESD #4. Sunny's Food Mart was formerly Allman's Grocery. (Photo Courtesy Thunderstruck Photos)
Liberty Hill's sales tax revenue down 3.79% from June 2009
(Posted: July 9, 2010)
A report issued June 8 by the Texas State Comptroller shows sales tax revenue for the City of Liberty Hill during the month of June is down 3.79 percent compared to June 2009, a trend the Comptroller says is impacting cities across the state.
The City of Liberty Hill received a check this month for $33,952.18, down 3.79 percent from June 2009. But year-to-date totals for 2010 are up by 1 percent from this time last year -- $252,831.69 compared to $250,311.55.
So far this calendar year, Comptroller Susan Combs reports city sales tax allocations statewide are still down 2.9 percent from this time period last year. However, state sales tax revenue during the same time period saw a 2.2 percent increase. State sales tax revenue in June and local sales tax allocations in July represent sales that occurred in May.
“Total sales tax collections have now slightly exceeded year-ago levels for a third consecutive month,” Combs said. “Net collections in the oil and gas and manufacturing sectors expanded, but collections from the all-important retail sector were down from the year-ago level. While overall economic activity is no longer contracting, a resumption of solid growth in sales tax collections is not yet in evidence.”
Poised for growth, Liberty Hill could learn a lot from Cedar Park
(Posted: 9 a.m. June 9, 2010)
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
That's the question the City of Cedar Park asked its residents in the late 1990s as city officials sought to develop a plan for managing the community's rapid growth. The answer wasn't as simple as the question, but for the past 12 years it has guided city government on a path to providing the infrastructure, services, parks, and appropriate zoning for commercial and residential development that has helped make the city one of the top 10 places to live in the country.
Sales tax revenue up statewide, but down in Liberty Hill
(Posted: May 13, 2010)
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced the state collected $1.68 billion in sales tax revenue in April, up 1.4 percent compared to April 2009, but sales tax revenues for Liberty Hill dropped during the same period.
According to a report issued May 12 by the Comptroller's Office, sales tax revenue dropped by 0.98 percent in Liberty Hill from $42,995.38 in April 2009 to $42,571.80 last month. So far this year, the City has collected $179,944.62 in sales tax revenue compared to $180,267.51 in 2009.
“This modest increase is welcome after 14 consecutive months of year-over-year declines,” Combs said. “Retail trade saw a nearly 5 percent increase in collections, and gains also occurred in the manufacturing sector. Offsetting this were remittances from the oil and natural gas production sector and construction, which continued to decline, but at rates moderating substantially from those seen earlier this fiscal year. April may signal the beginning of a recovery in sales tax collections, although further declines may occur as the sales tax gradually returns to growth.”
Combs will send May sales tax allocations of $385.2 million to Texas cities, up 5 percent compared to May 2009. Calendar year-to-date, city sales tax allocations remain down 4.4 percent compared to the same period last year. Texas counties will receive sales tax payments of $33.7 million, up 3.8 percent compared to one year ago. Calendar year-to-date, county sales tax allocations are 9.4 percent lower than last year.
May’s sales tax allocations to local governments represent March sales that were reported to the Comptroller in April by monthly tax filers and January, February and March sales reported to the Comptroller in April by quarterly tax filers.
LH Chamber of Commerce receives donation from PEC
(Posted: April 21, 2010)
The Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce
accepted a $1,000 donation from Pedernales Electric Coop during the Chamber's monthly membership meeting Tuesday. PEC representatives presented the donation to Chamber President Rich Tulp (center).
Natural Ear Music School is turning kids
into rock stars in The Hill
(Posted: April 4, 2010)
She grew up in a different kind of family, and describes her parents as "free-spirited and independent thinkers." She tells a story about a day when the sky turned dark over their Houston area home, and as radio announcers warned residents to take cover, her father ordered the family to the roof where they could see an approaching tornado.
As a child, Michele Murphy spent a lot of time playing on the roof of her family's home so going there to watch a funnel cloud didn't seem all that unusual at the time. Her mother was a tap dancer and professional acrobat, so Michele didn't worry so much about climbing too high or even falling down. She was comfortable wherever she managed to find herself, whether it be on a rooftop, on a stage, in a recording studio, or in a small building in downtown Liberty Hill where today she is turning kids into rock stars.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Cedar Park
could bring 1,000 jobs to area
(Posted: Jan. 29, 2010)
The Cedar Park City Council Thursday approved a development agreement and a plan to extend sales tax revenues for infrastructure around a proposed 95-acre Schlitterbahn Waterpark on RM 1431 between US 183 and IH-35. The project could create more than 1,000 jobs and construction will be complete in 2012.
Heavily traveled highways through The Hill may be best lure for new business
(Posted: Nov. 29, 2009)
Liberty Hill's location may be its biggest asset when it comes to attracting new business.
At a recent meeting of the City's Economic Development Corporation, members brainstormed about how to entice new businesses to the area and discussed the type of businesses they would like to see here. The discussion was prompted by questions from the EDC Board's newest appointed member, George Nassour.
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Council hears proposal for downtown parking lot
(Posted: 10 p.m. Nov. 23, 2009)
The Liberty Hill City Council authorized the Planning & Zoning Commission to continue negotiations with AT&T for the development of a parking lot on a strip of property the corporation owns adjacent to FM 1869. The proposal would add 25 parking spaces for downtown businesses.
Learn More | See the proposed parking lot