Sweep of Burnet leads to state finals for Lady Panthers

The Lady Panthers celebrate after receiving the trophy in Corpus Christi Saturday. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia CORPUS CHRISTI – Liberty Hill’s path to the state finals in Austin could not have been any sweeter. For the rights to play at the regional tournament Corpus Christi, the Lady Panthers slayed the district opponent who knocked them out of the 2011 playoffs in Salado. After the victory, Coach Matt Kirschner […]

Running the Austin Half Marathon

Live Healthy Columnist Becky Wylie displays her medal from the Austin Half Marathon.

By BECKY WYLIE    So just like that the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon are over. I have another medal to add to my collection. My time was not what I wanted it to be and I never really felt like I had a good pace. As I criticize myself about how I could have […]

FOOD WISE: Try something special during ‘Hot Breakfast Month’

Breakfast Bread Pudding

By Chef Renee Morgan Happy National Hot Breakfast Month, everybody! I know it’s totally dorky that I keep track of this kind of stuff. It’s just that I think it’s hilarious that someone somewhere in time thought it was important to actually decide to celebrate hot breakfast for an entire month. Furthermore, we already have […]

High hopes for Liberty Hill baseball

Liberty Hill head baseball Coach Mike Kristan is looking forward to the 2012 season in which his team is favored to win the district. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia Entering his 13th year at Liberty Hill (nine as head baseball coach), Coach Mike Kristan is encouraged that this year could be a special one. The team got off to a good start after defeating Bourne 5-3 Tuesday night in its season opener. The Panthers (1-0) were led by a Colby Schmidt […]

Lady Panthers breeze past Sam Houston Hurricanes

Jessica Green scores on a fast break opportunity in Liberty Hill’s 98-41 playoff win over Sam Houston of San Antonio. The senior scored 22 points in the victory. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia WIMBERLEY — Last Friday, Central Texas experienced a much-needed downpour, making travel from Liberty Hill to Wimberley a slow and soggy one. And once finally in the gym, the faithful Liberty Hill fans witnessed another storm as the Lady Panthers made it rain buckets, scoring nearly a hundred points in their second-round […]

Two Liberty Hill men charged with burglary of concession stand

Liberty Hill police arrested two local men about 1:20 a.m. Wednesdayand charged them with the burglary of a concession stand at Panther Stadium. Ryan Andrus, 18, and Samuel Foster, 20, both of Liberty Hill, were arrested and booked into the Williamson County Jail on the charge of burglary of a building. Liberty Hill Police Chief […]

Contested race for LHISD Place 4

With just more than a week remaining until the filing deadline March 5 for three positions on the school board and four on the city council, there was only one contested race at press time Wednesday. So far, the contest is for the Place 4 seat on the Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees where […]

For Chamber, ‘Shop Local’ means Shop Chamber

Community and economic development facilitators say when people spend money in their hometowns, 68 percent of those funds stay in the community. During a presentation to members of the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, representatives of the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Co-op shared a quote from a marketing company regarding the […]

Third time’s a charm

Following their  54-35 win over Salado, the Lady Panthers celebrated the win on Taylor’s home court. Top row from left are Maddie Metzger, Jordan Redmond, Blair Lord, Brittany Beach, Coach Matt Kirschner, Stephanie Metzger, Shelby Whitton, Shelby Hart and Taylor Russell. Center row from left are Cera Dixon, Chandler Christianson, Lauren Jackson, Macy Floyd, Kourtney Bevers, Jessica Green. Kneeling are Kaitlyn and Tyler Kirschner. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia TAYLOR – It is never an easy task to beat the same team three times in a season in any sport, especially a quality team like Salado. But with the burning desire to not let a relapse of last year’s playoff matchup with Salado, in which Liberty Hill took a 43-38 loss, […]

Bertram family changes life for Haitian boy after earthquake

The French family from left are Allen, Smider, Kimberly, Kirk, and front row is Jared. (Photo by Kate Ludlow)

By KATE LUDLOW BERTRAM — In January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean country of Haiti. The already turbulent nation suffered the loss of approximately 316,000 lives, while approximately 300,000 more were injured. At least 1 million people were left homeless as a result of the earthquake and subsequent flooding. As the world […]