Lady Panthers get past Boerne to advance to Region IV finals

By TAYLOR GRAFFT KINGSVILLE — Survive and advance. At this point in the playoffs that’s all that matters to the Liberty Hill Lady Panther basketball team. A win doesn’t always have to be pretty (and at times on Friday it wasn’t), but the Lady Panthers aren’t concerned with winning margins or individual point totals. All […]

LHISD second grade teacher Donna Bergmann, affectionately called "Bergie" by her family and many of her colleagues, proudly poses in front of a gallery of art work produced by her students on display in the hallway at Bill Burden Elementary School.  Her passion for art spurred her career in education, but it’s been the love for and commitment to her students that has kept her teaching for 30 years. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Passion for art sparked Bergmann’s teaching career

By Dana Delgado From an early age, art made Donna Bergmann’s world go round. It was a wonderfully imaginative world-within-a-world for this west Texas native growing up in dusty Eden near San Angelo where creativity was always the order of the day. She would make her own paper dolls and clothes and every color was […]

Cheri Freeman, president of  HRS Learning Center in Liberty Hill. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

HRS Learning Center offers career training in medical billing

By SHELLY WILKISON As more people become insured as a result of the Affordable Care Act, there is a growing need for qualified medical insurance billers. And one Liberty Hill company has developed an online curriculum to educate and train future talent to meet the demand. The Liberty Hill-based HRS Learning Center offers an online […]

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 […]

EDITORIAL: Newspapers, reporters should stay on the sideline and report the news

At different times through the years we have expressed our dismay when we see hometown reporters from another publication engaged in political activity that slants news in a certain direction. This week, we witnessed this happening again when The Liberty Hill Leader became fully engaged in a political action, and then showed up to report […]

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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 […]

John Solis stands in front of his latest honor, Grand Champion Reserve won last fall at the National Cook-Off Championship in Buda. Solis recently opened the restaurant John Beere Bar-B-Q in Bertram. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Solis fires up the pits in Bertram

By DANA DELGADO BERTRAM — Over the years, John Solis has made a good living with his hands as a mason, but now finds himself savoring a whole new success. A few years ago, the Bertram native turned an ordinary weekend ritual into an extraordinary new venture for himself. With close attention to detail and […]

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Report shows record-breaking housing activity

By SHELLY WILKISON School district officials say 2014 was a record-breaking year for growth in Liberty Hill’s housing market, and projected … More

LHISD planning for new elementary school

By SHELLY WILKISON With enrollment at both elementary schools inching up to capacity, Superintendent Rob Hart told school trustees Monday that … More

Council approves EDC job description, agreement with Tractor Supply

The Liberty Hill City Council unanimously approved a job description Feb. 13 for the position of Executive Director of the Liberty Hill Economic … More

City staff, Council members discuss Liberty Hill’s future needs at planning session

City of Liberty Hill staff met informally with Council members during an day-long retreat Feb. 12 to share updates on ongoing projects and discuss the … More

Tractor Supply eyes January 2016 opening

By SEAN SHAPIRO and SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill’s first large retail chain store is expected to open in January 2016, and the City Council took … More

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Cheri Freeman, president of  HRS Learning Center in Liberty Hill. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

HRS Learning Center offers career training in medical billing

By SHELLY WILKISON As more people become insured as a result of the Affordable Care Act, there is a growing need for qualified medical insurance billers. And one Liberty Hill company has developed an online curriculum to educate and train future talent to meet the demand. The Liberty Hill-based HRS Learning Center offers an online […]

After being bedridden for eight years with a multitude of illnessess, Holly Johnson is the picture of good health and devoted to running a budding specialty wellness and fitness program. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Illness inspires new studio wellness gym

By Dana Delgado Tall and slender and committed to staying fit, Holly Johnson is the picture of good health and devoted to running a budding specialty wellness and fitness program. It is hard to imagine that only a few years ago, life was dramatically different for the Liberty Hill businesswoman. As a 15-year honor roll […]

John Solis stands in front of his latest honor, Grand Champion Reserve won last fall at the National Cook-Off Championship in Buda. Solis recently opened the restaurant John Beere Bar-B-Q in Bertram. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Solis fires up the pits in Bertram

By DANA DELGADO BERTRAM — Over the years, John Solis has made a good living with his hands as a mason, but now finds himself savoring a whole new success. A few years ago, the Bertram native turned an ordinary weekend ritual into an extraordinary new venture for himself. With close attention to detail and […]

LH Chamber offers networking for women

The Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce is working to provide area business women networking opportunities through its new Women in Business committee. The committee, chaired by Sabrina Jordan, Independent Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, meets monthly at locations hosted by local businesses. “There are so many businesses here without storefronts that most don’t know […]