Spotted in The Hill...
At the heart of Liberty Hill are the people
who are willing to give of themselves
to make a difference.
Things you should know...
Do you know who represents you in local government?
Liberty Hill City Council
Mayor: Michele "Mike" Murphy, term expires 2012
Place 1: Glen Gavin, term expires 2011
Place 2: Jack Harkrider, term expires 2012
Place 3: Liz Rundzieher, term expires 2011
Place 4: Charles Canady, Mayor Pro Tem, term expires 2012
Place 5: Wendell McLeod, term expires 2011
Place I: Joe "Scooter" Lenox, Vice-President, term expires 2011
Place II: Clay Cole, term expires 2011
Place III: David Nix, term expires 2012
Place IV: Leslye Pogue, Secretary, term expires 2012
Place V: Alfie Perrin, term expires 2012
Place VI: Shawn Roberts, term expires 2013
Place VII: Tony Stephens, President, term expires 2013
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Celebrating the 4th helped LHHS
Liberty Hill area fireworks enthusiasts supported the Liberty Hill High School Band's flag corp prior to Independence Day by making purchases at the fireworks stand on the left side of CR 214 in Liberty Hill. Students worked the stand to raise money for uniforms. In the photo from left are Vannesa Bennett and Audrye Glosson.
Police Chief says he needs more officers
Chief Randy Williams told local business owners June 16 that the city needs more police officers. Property crime and drug use are on the increase in Liberty Hill and criminals have figured out when officers are on duty and when they are not, he said. (Photo by Claire Wilkison)
Liberty Hill Fire Department Shakeup
WCESD#4 Board of Commissioners joined by Attorney Ken Campbell (left) has come under fire from the community for its decision in April to take over the Liberty Hill Fire Department.
LHHS speech students learn skills from the masters
LHHS UIL students toured the State Capitol this spring and learned speaking skills from state lawmakers -- the masters at persuasive speaking. The students, who are sponsored by Speech Teacher Tammy Ballard, visited with State Rep. Dan Gattis, R-Georgetown, and State Sen. Steve Ogden, R-Bryan. Both lawmakers represent Liberty Hill in the Texas Legislature.
For several students in the group, it was their first trip to the Capitol.
Take a trip to the State Capitol
The Capitol Information and Guide Service is located in the restored Treasurer's Business Office on the first floor of the Capitol. Free Capitol tours are conducted daily beginning in the Capitol South Foyer and concluding in the Capitol Extension. This tour features the Capitol, Texas history, and the Texas Legislature. Tours are generally 45 minutes in length and are available during the following times:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday, Noon - 3:30 pm
Reservations for groups of 10 or more should be made in advance by calling 512.305.8400.
Shin Oaks common in The Hill
Liberty Hill, Texas, is located on what was once known as the Shin Oak Ridge for the prominence of Shin Oak trees that grow here.
The Vasey Shin Oak, which is prominent in the Liberty Hill area, is drought tolerant and grows individually or in clumps in semi-arid grassland on limestone or igneous soils. It has semi-evergreen, glossy lobed leaves and acorns up to 0.9 inches, and the bark is lighter in color than a Live Oak. When the tree grows individually, it generally does not grow taller than 30 feet. In Liberty Hill, it is more common to see the Shin Oak growing as a large shrub in thickets. The Shin Oak is lightly grazed by cattle, sheep, goats and white-tailed deer. In fact, the thickets provide escape and thermal cover for deer.