Panthers win again, remain in first

By Joseph Garcia TAYLOR – Walks, base stealing, bunts and sacrifices are all part of the game of baseball. If you do those things, good things usually seem to happen. That’s what Liberty Hill baseball Coach Mike Kristan’s team is doing and doing well. “We just compete,” said Kristan. “We find ways (to win).” The [...]

Softball Roundup

From Staff Reports Over the last six days, the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers competed in tough district battles, splitting games with a 4-0 win at Salado and dropping their first district game of the season to Taylor 3-0. Starting pitcher Kourtney Bevers earned her ninth win of the season on Thursday, April 5, as she [...]

FOOD WISE: A whole article about salt? You betcha!

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Salt is amazing and my favorite seasoning. But it’s so much more than just a seasoning. You won’t believe all the ways salt can make your life better. Keep reading…I promise it’ll be worth it. First of all, there are many different types of salt, but with a caveat. Whether mined [...]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Rising food costs mean there’s gold in your garden

By RICK BICKLING Unless you haven’t eaten in the past several months, or you already grow all of your own produce, you’ve probably noticed that food prices have been rising dramatically. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index Data for March 2012, the Consumer Price Index for fresh vegetables purchased for [...]

Classic Bank ready to make a difference in its new location

For more than 100 years, Classic Bank has cared about more than its customers’ money – they have cared about the communities they serve. “We like to serve small communities. We like knowing your name,” says Jerry Rose, Senior Vice-President of Lending. “We intend to be a full part of this community.” Founded in 1889 [...]

Two citizens removed from Council meeting

By KATE LUDLOW Suggesting that a mayoral candidate was using the Public Comments portion of the City Council meeting as a “political platform,” Liberty Hill Mayor Michele “Mike” Murphy on Monday ejected Jamie Williamson from the building. Mrs. Williamson, owner and publisher of The Leader newspaper, was one of two people who were removed from [...]

Council approves bonds for sewer plant

By KATE LUDLOW In a split vote Monday, the Liberty Hill City Council approved the issuance of $3.75 million in revenue bonds to buy a wastewater treatment plant. The 3-2 vote came on the heels of the ejection of one mayoral candidate and a local realtor from the Council Chamber, and the anticipated official announcement [...]

183A Northern Extension opens

The $105 million northern extension to 183A opened last week amidst a host of dignitaries and project officials. U.S. Rep. John Carter provided the keynote address during a Grand Opening ceremony April 6. “People need greater mobility, and we’re working hard to make sure they get it,” Carter said. “By reducing federal red tape and [...]

Panthers get final tune-up before district meet

By Joseph Garcia With the 25-3A District Meet ahead of them, the Liberty Hill Panther track and field teams were afforded one more opportunity to fine tune their skills last weekend in McNeil versus stiff 5A competition. The meet was added due to the two previous rainouts and was not on the original schedule. Some [...]

LHHS basketball duo making an impact on the diamond

By Joseph Garcia After nearly five months of playing basketball this school year – that included a run to State – there are two seniors who have traded in their sneakers for cleats full time to try and help replicate Liberty Hill’s success from the hard court to the diamond. Outfielder Lorrie Potts and pitcher [...]