Archives for April 2012

Lady Panthers remain undefeated in district

By Joseph Garcia The Lady Panther softball team has completed its first half of district play with a perfect 5-0 record. But Coach Charice Hankins and her girls had to scrape and fight in their last two games to get there. On March 30, Liberty Hill (17-6, 5-0) traveled to Lampasas for what is seemingly […]

Paynter running race to raise awareness, funds for Chron’s, Colitis research

By KATE LUDLOW Mo Paynter decided to start running, in hopes of completing a marathon before her 30th birthday. She soon realized it could have another result – fundraising. This July, she will travel to Napa Valley, to compete in the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, as part of Team Challenge, the training […]

Skunk found at child care center tested for rabies

By KATE LUDLOW A potentially rabid skunk was found behind a local child care center Monday, prompting new concern about the rabies epidemic in northwest Williamson County. Liberty Hill Police Chief Randy Williams commended the child care facility staff for their actions saying, “they did great. They kept the kids indoors. They did everything correctly. […]

Jonestown City Council votes to hire De La Rosa

Officials with the City of Jonestown confirmed Wednesday that Liberty Hill City Manager Manuel De La Rosa has been offered the position of City Administrator. In a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, the Jonestown City Council authorized Mayor Deane Armstrong to finalize an employment contract with De La Rosa. Jonestown City Secretary Linda Hambrick confirmed to […]

Use natural food dyes for edible Easter eggs

By KATE LUDLOW Easter weekend is here, and it’s no secret that children (and adults) love to dye Easter eggs. Some commercial dyes, however, render the egg inedible, besides being pricey. With ingredients found in your kitchen, you can not only create amazing Easter egg effects, but you can enjoy a nice hard-boiled egg when […]

HOW DO GARDENER: A complete planting guide for green beans

By RICK BICKLING Snap Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), also called “green beans” or “string beans,” have been grown as a food crop since ancient times, 5,000 – 6,000 B.C. They are a good source of vitamins A, C, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), as well as calcium, phosphorous, and iron. Snap beans can be tall-growing pole-type beans, […]

FOOD WISE: Save money in the kitchen and eat well!

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Whatever the reason, it seems like a lot of folks are getting back to basics. Maybe it’s the higher prices at the grocery store, or maybe the higher prices all over. Practically every week someone asks me about money saving ideas for […]

Busy weekend for Liberty Hill track

By Joseph Garcia AUSTIN – From the Capitol city to the Highland Lakes, Liberty Hill High School track and field athletes competed last weekend in their final tune-ups before the upcoming district meet in mid-April. Some Panthers competed on the same track on the same day as Olympic medalists at the Texas Relays in Austin, […]

Panthers win in late inning comeback

By Joseph Garcia “That’s how we planned it,” said Liberty Hill baseball Coach Mike Kristan jokingly, after his team came from behind by the skin of their teeth to win Tuesday night. All joking aside, the Panthers were in a serious dilemma when they found themselves down 4-0 after the first inning after giving up […]