The Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club raises money throughout the year to support the Liberty Hill ISD Athletic Department. Funds raised are used to purchase equipment for student athletes in all sports, and provide scholarships for graduating seniors. The club is run by parent volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors. Above are members of the 2015 Board of Directors. Front row from left are Michele Stratton, Concessions Co-Chair; Stacy Oncken, Treasurer; Elaine Macias, Co-Merchandise; James Macias, President; and Bart Turek, Executive Vice President. In back are Christy Grant, Secretary; Kevin Vickers, Concessions Co-Chair; Julie Covington, Co-Merchandise; Tim Roberts, Executive Vice President 2. Not pictured is Christine Huppee, Membership. (Lauren Jette Photo)

LHASBC – Supporting all Panther teams

By SEAN SHAPIRO Like any of the fall sports teams at Liberty Hill High School, the Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club has goals for the 2015-16 school year. But instead of tracking down wins, the booster club is searching for new members. As of Tuesday, the club had 40 family memberships, while there were […]

Front row from left are Ed Landry, Nelda Wiggers, Kathy Garnett and Lois Hellenga. In back from left are Hollis Baker, Susan Hopper, Larry Nicholson, Darwin Wiggers, Gary Spivey, Rusty Bristow, Billy Ray Guerin, Angie Nicholson and Mary Lyn Jones. For over 25 years, the Liberty Hill Lions Club has been in the trenches supporting a variety of worthy causes and helping out organizations and individuals while enriching the lives of those living in the community. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Lions Club is all about service to the community

By Dana Delgado Twice a month in the early morning usually before the sun rises, members of Liberty Hill’s Lions Club are busy discussing and planning upcoming events during their regular meeting. Meetings are remarkably short and sweet but focused, organized and productive as Lions members drum out ideas and cut to the chase for […]

Chicken Express recently marked its first year in Liberty Hill. From left are employees J.T. Solis, Amanda McCuiston, Wendy Davis, Raeann Collier and General Manager Mitch Van Horn. (Lauren Jette Photo)

Restaurant serves up more than fried chicken in first year in Liberty Hill

By Lauren Jette Just a little more than a year ago, Liberty Hill welcomed Chicken Express, and in its first year of operation, the restaurant has become a part of the community for more than just fried chicken. “We’re very happy to be here and very happy to make this our hometown and that’s something […]

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 […]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: The Lunch Ladies never really liked me much

By CHARLEY WILKISON When folks talk about their education experience and they turn weepy eyed over their philosophy professor or their football coach, they consistently leave out the real educators who mold, develop and shape chaos into order. Nobody ever thanks the lunch ladies. There’s probably a reason for that. Standing in a ragged row […]

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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 […]

PEC: Bertram office not closing

By Christine Bolaños BERTRAM — A Pedernales Electric Cooperative leader said its Bertram office is not closing in response to recent rumors stating otherwise. PEC President James Oakley said that during its July 21 meeting, the board agreed to close four walk-in offices in the future, but the Bertram office is not among those locations. […]

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The 2015 Liberty Belles are front row from left, Lindsey Miller, Maddy Glasgow, Social Officer Kendra McCoy, Kylie Castillo, Jr.  Lt. Brittney McKinney, Captain Madeline Brand, Social Officer Bailey Fife, Grace Bednarz, Haeven Gibbons, Carrie Haskell and Allison Itz.  In back are Social Officer Adrian Ussery, Sr. Lt. Ashlyn Brown, Social Officer Kassidy Strickland, Co-Captain Paige Roberts, Director Emily Pirtle, Jr. Lt. Sofia Miller, Maddie Eddings, Brittni McWilliams and Kendal James. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

Liberty Belles working on perfecting routines

By LAUREN JETTE The Liberty Belles are already hard at work learning and perfecting their dance routines for the upcoming season. The Belles … More

The 2015 Liberty Hill High School Panther marching band has been practicing its fall marching show since August 3. Under the direction of Band Director John Perrin and Assistant Directors Kevin Baird, Jared Clarkson and Andy Anker, the group will perform a marching program “Moments.” The first public performance is August 28 at Panther Stadium when the Panthers play La Grange. (1st Photo Texas)

LHHS musicians to perform ‘Moments’ marching show

By DANA DELGADO With another year at hand, Liberty Hill’s Band Director John Perrin who has built a respected and recognized program since he … More

WCESD #4 calls sales tax election for Nov. 3

By Christine Bolaños Williamson County ESD #4 Commissioners in a 4-1 vote have called an election for Nov. 3 to ask voters to approve raising the … More

Council sets tax rate, adopts LUE guidelines

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill City Council members voted unanimously Monday to set the tax rate for fiscal 2015 at $0.527842 per $100 property … More

Faculty, staff welcomed back to school

By Lauren Jette More than 450 Liberty Hill Independent School District employees were welcomed back for the start of another school year Tuesday … More

Liberty Hill Business

Chicken Express recently marked its first year in Liberty Hill. From left are employees J.T. Solis, Amanda McCuiston, Wendy Davis, Raeann Collier and General Manager Mitch Van Horn. (Lauren Jette Photo)

Restaurant serves up more than fried chicken in first year in Liberty Hill

By Lauren Jette Just a little more than a year ago, Liberty Hill welcomed Chicken Express, and in its first year of operation, the restaurant has become a part of the community for more than just fried chicken. “We’re very happy to be here and very happy to make this our hometown and that’s something […]

The staff at Liberty Hill Pediatrics is available to see patients beginning this week. From left are Amber Barba, CMA; (front) Rosalba Gonzalez, receptionist; Dr. Tiffany Scott; and Estella Alejo, CMA. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

Liberty Hill welcomes first pediatric practice

By SHELLY WILKISON Dr. Tiffani Scott knew she had chosen the right community for her pediatrics practice when she saw firsthand how Liberty Hill enveloped the Crystal Draper family after the tragic death of her two children in a car crash in April. New to Liberty Hill, a patient told her about a fundraising event […]

Whitney and Conor Brace are preparing for the soft opening of Liberty Hill Pharmacy & Compounding Center this summer. They look forward to offering individual customer care to Liberty Hill residents. (CHRISTINE BOLANOS PHOTO)

Pharmacy opening in Liberty Hill

By Christine Bolaños Liberty Hill residents will soon have their very own hometown pharmacy when Liberty Hill Pharmacy and Compounding Center opens this summer. The locally-owned and independent pharmacy will be 1,850 square feet and is located at 13740 W. State Hwy. 29, Ste. 4. It is slated for a July 20 soft opening. “It […]

Cathy Zeolla, who trained at the Olympic level in gymnastics, enjoys enjoys teaching beginner and recreational classes at Zero Gravity in Leander. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

Zero Gravity dream come true for gymnast

By Christine Bolaños LEANDER — At only 16 years of age, Cathy Zeolla knew she wanted to own her own gymnasium. It was at that point in her life that she began teaching children younger than her how to perfect their gymnastics skills. To Zeolla, gymnastics was more than a passion, it was a gift. She […]