Archives for 2012

White is inspiration to teammates, coaches

By Joseph Garcia Every now and again in the world of sports there comes to light an inspiring story that makes people take a step back and count their blessings and Liberty Hill senior basketball player Josh White’s account is one of those. Following the tragic loss of life and property during the Bastrop fires […]

Administrators reassure parents, students in wake of shooting

By KATE LUDLOW In the wake of last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Liberty Hill parents are looking to local school officials for reassurance that their children are safe. Details continue to emerge about the shooting, which took the lives of 20 children and six adults at the school on […]

LHISD will hire additional band director

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees voted unanimously Dec. 17 to create a new teaching position for a band director at Liberty Hill Intermediate School. With the growth in the band program, Superintendent Rob Hart said an additional director has been  needed for some time. However, concerns about funding last year put the issue […]

Crabtree appointed ESD Commissioner

Williamson County Commissioners Tuesday approved the appointment of James Crabtree to the Board of Commissioners of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4, which serves the Liberty Hill area. Crabtree replaces Dean Andrews, who chose not to renew his term on the Board. “I want to thank Dr. Andrews for his outstanding service to the […]

Lady Panthers turn corner, leave Salado with championship crown

By Joseph Garcia With holiday season afoot, the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers happily spread cheer to parents, fans and their coach after winning four games in a row to claim the Coach Smith Tournament title at Salado High School Dec. 6-8. The Lady Panthers varsity team has been competitive in most all of their games […]

Metzger a catalyst for Lady Panthers

By Joseph Garcia  In her third season on the varsity basketball squad, senior Maddie Metzger is seemingly the team’s most consistent player and was a chief reason the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers won last weekend’s tournament in Salado. She will likely be a big part of any future success the program has this year. Metzger […]

LHISD relieved that lawmakers will consider delay of EOC rule

By SHELLY WILKISON Texas school district administrators are anxious about the start of a legislative session that, like all the ones before it, opens the door to  more requirements without additional funding. But one month before the first gavel sounds, school officials in Liberty Hill and across the state are breathing a temporary sigh of […]

Runnin’ Panthers hobble Hippos after winning tournament crown

By Joseph Garcia A good coach always demands perfection from his or her team and especially if the coach is Liberty Hill’s Barry Boren. Following a dominating performance in the Coach Smith Tournament in Salado last weekend, in which the Runnin’ Panthers took the title, Liberty Hill hosted the 4A Hutto Hippos in a game […]

Council rejects Mayor’s pick to fill open seat

By SHELLY WILKISON A position on the Liberty Hill City Council vacated last month by Mike Crane remains vacant after an attempt to make an appointment failed by a 3-1 vote Monday. Mayor Jamie Williamson recommended the Council appoint Liz Branigan, a member of the Parks & Recreation Board. “I recommend we appoint the runner […]

Guy Anderson Thomas

Guy Anderson Thomas, 67, of Leander, Texas, passed away on November 28, 2012. He was born on October 10, 1945 in Tom Green County, Texas, to Mayo Gordon and Doris Genelle (Moser) Thomas. Guy grew up in New Braunfels, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mayo and Doris; brother, Butch; and sisters, […]