Tanner Vrabel recovers a fumble. (Kathy Canady Photo)

Liberty Hill falls to Navasota in Class 4A, Division I semifinals

By Bob Varmette WACO – The Liberty Hill Panthers played a flawless first half offensively against the Navasota Rattlers. The question was whether they could keep it up. They couldn’t – and after a three and out on their first drive of the night, the Rattlers unleashed their offense and rallied from a 14-0 deficit […]

Market Days were held in downtown Liberty Hill in Veterans Park as vendors sold their wares from a series of booths that lined the back portion of the property. (Courtesy Photo)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Market Days were a winner for Liberty Hill

By JAMES WEAR It’s been many years, but a lot of folks remember Liberty Hill Market Days. Held the first Saturday of each month at Veterans Park downtown, Market Days brought droves of folks to the community as they would browse through the various booths that lined the back of the VFW property. Vendors offered […]

UAV Direct Tech Manager Eric Davis explains the capability and operational process of drones at their Liberty Hill facility.  Located at 14365 W. State Hwy 29, UAV Direct has established itself as a leader in selling custom, high performance, reliable, and easy-to-operate small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for commercial and recreational use.  (Dana Delgado Photo)

Drones take flight in Liberty Hill

By Dana Delgado While small drones have been all the rage across the country for their unlimited potential, UAV Direct in Liberty Hill is in on the ground floor and has been drawing a stream of customers to its full-sales, service, manufacturing and training facility. “This industry will be huge,” said UAV Direct Technology Manager […]

Pumpkin Soup served from a hollowed-out pumpkin. (Courtesy Photo)

FOOD WISE: Celebrate fall with pumpkin-y goodness

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I recently heard that this year’s largest pumpkin record holder weighs in at over 2,000 pounds. Can you imagine? The guy who grew it said he fed it fish and seaweed. That sounds funny, but those nutrients do come in a dehydrated form to use as plant food. It kinda makes […]

The funeral hearse carrying Charles Canady, owner of the Quick Service Garage in downtown Liberty Hill, made a final pass through the driveway of the landmark business on the way to Liberty Hill Cemetery Wednesday. The flags at Liberty Hill City Hall were lowered in honor of the former city official. Canady, 52, passed away Oct. 16 after a two-year battle with cancer. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

EDITORIAL: ‘Charles Canady Park’ would be lasting tribute to leader’s legacy of service

Charles Canady could have been the hero of a big Hollywood movie. Picture the panoramic views from our surrounding hills, the sounds of an orchestra building to a crescendo like they used to in those old Westerns, the open sky, the San Gabriel River at Blue Hole. Then the camera would move to a shot […]

Janice's Band pic 1-color

Janice Maynard & The Country Stardust Band to play Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance Dec.6

Liberty Hill will kick off the Christmas Festival weekend with the Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lions Foundation Park. The family-friendly event is open to the public at no charge. Janice Maynard, a traditional country singer straight from the heart of Texas has been likened to some […]

Cynthia Anderson holds a special occasion dress at her children’s clothing consignment resale boutique, Kids Alley. The Bertram store is located in the shadow of the city’s water tower. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Bows galore, clothing consignments at Bertram’s Kids Alley

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — With a grand opening over Labor Day weekend during the Oatmeal Festival, Cynthia Anderson has been busy restocking her trendy, children’s clothing consignment resale boutique, Kids Alley. Located in the heart of Bertram’s historic downtown district at 165 S. Gabriel Street, Kids Alley carries both boys and girls clothes as […]

Today’s Headlines

City will make offer on 2 downtown properties

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council authorized city staff Monday to begin negotiations for the possible purchase of two downtown … More

Melanie Herbst spent Monday touring Liberty Hill Elementary School, meeting staff and students. Ms. Herbst was hired last week as Principal filling a position currently held by Jan Tredemeyer, who is retiring in December. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

Herbst to fill principal’s office at LHES in 2015

By SEAN SHAPIRO Melanie Herbst got the grand tour of Liberty Hill Elementary School on Monday morning. She attended the morning assembly, … More

New utility rates clarified, water agreement adopted

By SHELLY WILKISON City Manager Greg Boatright said Monday that some residents are being misinformed about the increase in water and wastewater … More

Christian Business Leaders coordinate family helping project for the holidays

By Dana Delgado Nothing transcends the essence of the holidays than the spirit of sharing and giving. That’s what motivated … More

LH Police: Nothing unusual about recent burglaries

By SEAN SHAPIRO Nacona McDowell is still waiting for answers after a break-in at Hobo Junction last week. Sometime between 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 and … More

Liberty Hill Business

UAV Direct Tech Manager Eric Davis explains the capability and operational process of drones at their Liberty Hill facility.  Located at 14365 W. State Hwy 29, UAV Direct has established itself as a leader in selling custom, high performance, reliable, and easy-to-operate small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for commercial and recreational use.  (Dana Delgado Photo)

Drones take flight in Liberty Hill

By Dana Delgado While small drones have been all the rage across the country for their unlimited potential, UAV Direct in Liberty Hill is in on the ground floor and has been drawing a stream of customers to its full-sales, service, manufacturing and training facility. “This industry will be huge,” said UAV Direct Technology Manager […]

After hosting some of the area’s still talked about live music events in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Teresa Garner and her husband Pete of The Stocktank are offering live music and dancing but have added southern style cooking in a laid-back, family environment reminiscent of granny's house. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Liberty Hill’s Stocktank serves up southern food, live music

By Dana Delgado Teresa Garner says she’s not much for smiling but just put a guitar in her hand or let her loose in the kitchen and the unassuming southern girl beams brightly and gives everyone around her reason to celebrate. After hosting some of the area’s still talked about live music events with the […]

The stylists of the Wild West Salon in Liberty Hill are Christi Ferraro, Hannah Liesmann and Christal Alexander. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

Poster inspired Wild West Salon

By Dana Delgado When Christal Alexander came across a fascinating framed poster at a thrift store, she jumped at what she thought was a bargain at $11.99. Later she would see that same poster priced at over $100 at another store making her find a real steal. But this was more than just an exciting […]