By MIKE EDDLEMAN Temperatures may be approaching triple digits as summer bears down on Liberty Hill, but the Blizzards have arrived. Liberty Hill’s Dairy Queen opened its doors Wednesday, ready to satisfy the sweet tooth of locals eager for a treat since the initial announcement the restaurant was coming to town.
By WAYLON CUNNINGHAM At a time when emptied Masonic lodges across the country are being turned into movie theatres and apartments, a new generation of young men in Liberty Hill are helping keep alive one of its oldest downtown institutions. The uptick in young men that Masonic Lodge #432 has seen in recent years has […]
By Rachel Madison On Dec. 9, Lions Foundation Park will turn into a Christmas wonderland—complete with carriage rides, Santa and thousands of twinkling lights. Liberty Hill’s annual Christmas festival has been revamped this year to bring an even better event to the community. Fellowship Church Pastor Michael Wright, chair of the steering committee and spokesperson […]
BERTRAM — Mark Haag first opened the doors of his barbecue restaurant in Bertram three months ago. Since then it has attracted enough attention to develop two dinner rushes and a cast of regulars.
To the swell of first-timers coming through every day, something about Texas BBQ Masters makes it obvious as a cut above the rest. Something sets it apart.
It could be the dozens of trophies scattered around the dining area from barbecue competitions that Haag, who often goes by “Barbecue”, has won over the decades. Or perhaps it is the massive skull of a hippopotamus, sitting casually on a table. Maybe it’s the massive cast iron grill in the back that, at 8,000 pounds, weighs twice as much as the hippopotamus once did.
“All I know is,” Haag says, “I sell out every day.”
If you’ve ever driven down Ranch Road 1869 on the way to downtown Liberty Hill, then you’ve probably driven by the old white house near the railroad tracks with the broken windows and missing front door. You’ve probably wondered, what’s the history behind that house? And maybe you’ve even wondered that more so now that the home has undergone a major facelift and is open as a salon.