Panthers headline district honors

By Joseph Garcia The boys and girls 25-3A All-District honors were released recently and Liberty Hill is well represented, including a sweep of the MVP title. For the girls, senior Jessica Green won the MVP award, while Kourtney Bevers took home the Defensive MVP. Green averaged 12 points, 6.6 assists, 4.5 steals and 3.1 rebounds […]

LIVE HEALTHY LIBERTY HILL: Prepare for racing season

By BECKY WYLIE Racing season is under way. Whether you are a novice runner looking for your first 5k or an elite athlete training for another marathon, you will find a race just for you in Central Texas. With the trend of obstacle races, you can take your pick of not so difficult ones like […]

HOW DO GARDENER: Use raised garden beds to battle deer, dirt

This photo shows the tools used to install a raised bed and raised beds in various stages of being installed. A raised bed placed on ground. A raised bed leveled and with the grass under it removed. Raised beds installed with weed blocker fabric attached. (Photo by Rick Bickling)

By Rick Bickling Here in the Liberty Hill area, March 15 is the proverbial “D-Day” of the gardening world as it marks our official “Last Freeze Date.” This date was not mystically divined from a few magic tealeaves by a fortuneteller, nor have the folks in Washington proclaimed it as the law of the land. […]

FOOD WISE: Cooking with the kids during Spring Break

Grandma's easy peach cobbler

By Chef Renee Morgan Oh Lordy, help us! It’s the time of year anticipated by all school-aged kids in our country. Spring Break! What in the world to do with all those little (and big) rug rats? They’re gonna be out of school the whole week and you’ve got to find something to keep them […]

Liberty Hill drops close game to St. Andrews

Shane Terry slides into home plate for the Panthers’ first run Tuesday evening. (

By Joseph Garcia The wind could have blown either team’s way on Tuesday night. Gusts over 20 mph were blowing out to left-center field, which seemingly had an impact on the outcome of the game of evenly matched opponents. However, the winds blew St. Andrews’ way in the final inning as the Crusaders crept past […]

Liberty Hill Softball Roundup

Georgetown Tournament March 1-3   Thursday, March 1 – Liberty Hill’s varsity team played in a tough bracket against all 4A and 5A schools. But the Lady Panthers fought hard and hit well, coming close in game No. 1 to knocking off McNeil (tournament champions in 2012). However, Liberty Hill lost 7-8, but had 13 hits […]

Liberty Hill’s Great Trail Horse Farm offers champion bloodline

Leo, World Champion Missouri Fox Trotter in 2009. (Courtesy Photo)

  It all started one day when a hard-headed “horse girl” decided she wanted a foal from one of her best mares, a Missouri Foxtrotter named Dolly. Kirsten Klindworth-Dahlke, who grew up with a love for horses and trail riding, has spent the past 14 years in a wheelchair as a result of a spinal […]

Ivy Nails & Spa opens new salon to pamper Liberty Hill in time for spring

Tuanh Luong has been doing manicures for almost 20 years. (

Ivy Nails & Spa is open for business at its new location just in time for spring break. Warmer temperatures mean it’s time for manicures and pedicures, facials and waxing. At the salon’s second Liberty Hill location, owner Henry Ngo and his wife Tuanh Luong offer the same fast, friendly service that has kept them […]

Runnin’ Panthers upset in overtime of regional finals

Junior Blake Danielak scores two of his team-high 19 points in Liberty Hill’s final game of the season against Corpus Christi Miller. (

By Joseph Garcia CORPUS CHRISTI – Once the Runnin’ Panthers reached the Region IV-3A Final; the opponent waiting for them was seemingly one of destiny. Just the night before, Corpus Christi Miller backup guard Jesse Franco made a layup at the buzzer over San Antonio Sam Houston for a 72-71 win, advancing the Bucs to […]

Lady Panthers fall to Wylie

After a 22-game winning streak, Lady Panthers Taylor Russell, Kourtney Bevers and Jessica Green talked about their exceptional season during a press conference after the State Semi-final game last Thursday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The players were joined by Coach Matt Kirschner. (

By Joseph Garcia AUSTIN – It may have been déjà vu for the Lady Panthers of Liberty Hill after Abilene Wylie ended their season for the second time in three years Thursday at the Frank Erwin Center. Just 17 hours earlier, the University of Texas men defeated Oklahoma to keep its NCAA tournament dreams alive. […]