Distribution of bibles at school spurs complaint

By SHELLY WILKISON Twin fifth grade sisters say they found themselves trying to explain their Jewish faith when they refused to accept bibles being distributed in the Liberty Hill Intermediate School May 4. The students’ mother, Evelyn Pereira, said she believes the school violated her daughters’ civil rights when it allowed the Gideons to distribute […]

Future plans uncertain for Liberty Hill family injured in crash

The remnants of Todd Floyd’s vehicle after a serious collision May 10 in Cedar Park. (Courtesy Photo)

By KATE LUDLOW Despite an accident that has his family’s future shaken up with uncertainty, Todd Floyd is remaining calm. Two days before he and his wife, Kim, were to be remarried, the Liberty Hill family was in a car accident May 10 that left the wedding date uncertain, his daughter’s college education unsure, and […]

Walk-off sends Lady Panthers to semis

The Lady Panthers share a moment on the field before beating the Fredericksburg Billies 2-1 in extra innings. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia MARBLE FALLS – It was not exactly the way Liberty Hill Coach Charice Hankins drew it up. But her Lady Panthers came through in the clutch in a tied game, capped with a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to complete back-to-back come-from-behind playoff wins for Liberty Hill. With […]

Hernandez retiring after 32 years of helping migrant students

Bertha Hernandez retiring after 32 years in LHISD. (Photo by Kate Ludlow)

By KATE LUDLOW Like many children, Bertha Hernandez’ parents were adamant that she receive a good education. What made her family unusual, however, is that neither her father nor mother spoke English. Her father did not attend school beyond the first grade. So, during Mrs. Hernandez’ childhood, she and her six brothers served as translators […]

Kemper’s silver best for Liberty Hill in State Meet

Susie Kemper earns the silver medal for LHHS in the State Meet. (Photo by Doug Germann)

By Joseph Garcia AUSTIN – The state’s best pure athletes flocked to Mike A. Myers Stadium over the weekend to obtain the same goal: to win. Winning is something Liberty Hill’s track and field athletes have done all season long. And with competition at its peak, three of the five Panthers medaled at the UIL […]

Wildcat basketball making community impact

Amanda Woodbury fights for a rebound for the Liberty Hill Wildcats. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia The basketball season is seemingly never over in Liberty Hill. From April 20-22, basketball teams from as far as China Spring flocked to Liberty Hill to participate in a three-day tournament hosted by the Liberty Hill Wildcats AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Boys and Girls Basketball Club. The event was held in the […]

Panthers baseball season comes to an end

Liberty Hill catcher Colby Schmidt tags out Yoakum’s Adam Hunter at the plate. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia BASTROP – Just a few weeks ago the Liberty Hill baseball Panthers were celebrating their 25-3A District Championship on Burnet’s field. But after their first-round bye, the Panthers met a strong Yoakum team with momentum on its side and ended Liberty Hill’s season, perhaps, prematurely. Played at Cedar Creek High School in […]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Much ado about nothing, a Texas lawn tale

Lantana from a pot. (Photo by Rick Bickling)

By RICK BICKLING If you’ve been waiting, and hoping, for your lawn to start growing this spring and return to its former lush green splendor, it’s probably safe to say that if it hasn’t started growing yet then it’s just not going to happen. Last summer’s record breaking temperatures, the severe drought we are still […]

FOOD WISE: The demise of Coq au Vin

Julia Child's Coq au Vin

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I figure I’m safe telling this story to all of you. Most of us in Liberty Hill are country folk, understand the cycle of life and where the hamburger, steak or fried chicken we eat comes from. If you are sensitive to this kind of thing, or are a member of […]

Williamson elected Mayor with 112 votes

In complete, but unofficial returns Saturday, Jamie Williamson was elected Mayor of Liberty Hill earning 68 percent of the vote over Jack Harkrider. Mrs. Williamson received 112 votes to Harkrider’s 52. Only 27 percent of the 602 people registered to vote in city council races cast ballots in the race. Also Saturday, incumbent school trustee Leslye […]