Hankins named Centex Coach of the Year

By Joseph Garcia “I LOVE SOFTBALL” are the words inscribed on Charice Hankins’ lanyard keychain. And after devoting 20 years to Liberty Hill High School, the Women’s Athletic Coordinator and head softball coach is finally being recognized on a state level for her efforts. Recently, she was named the All-Central Texas Coach of the Year […]

LHHS’ Mabry named TASSP Principal of Year for Region 13

By SHELLY WILKISON He had only been on the job a short time when students at Liberty Hill High School got their first glimpse of their new principal in action. It was a school assembly where the varsity football players were being presented with their state championship rings. Mabry said he looked up into the […]

Council bans outdoor watering

By Joseph Garcia With the first week of recorded triple-digit temperatures on the books and the unlikelihood of rain in the forecast, the Liberty Hill City Council voted 4-1 Monday to implement a no watering restriction until further notice. Councilman Wendell McLeod voted no. City Utility Supervisor Brian Kirk said the City’s wells were tested […]

ESD Commissioners address new spending needs, strategic plan

By SHELLY WILKISON As emergency services commissioners anticipate proposed expenditures for the new fiscal year that begins this fall, they learned last week that total expenditures through May are at 69.6 percent of the amount budgeted for the current year. “That’s really close,” said Dean Andrews, president of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4, […]

EDITORIAL: Leadership begins with being there

Real baseball fans remember Cal Ripkin Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles. He won’t go down in history as the greatest hitter or even as a top shortstop. Instead he is known for having played in 2,632 consecutive games. Ripkin made baseball history by simply coming to work every day. When the City Council’s budget workshop […]

Many nearby choices for July 4th fireworks, family-friendly celebrations

Though Liberty Hill is not hosting a community Fourth of July celebration, several surrounding communities will be hosting special events, so fireworks are just a short drive away. BERTRAM will celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show at the baseball fields in the 600 block of E. FM 243. The fireworks show will start at […]

Death Race: A game they want you to lose

By KATE LUDLOW “It’s a game, and they want you to lose.” That’s how Ella Kociuba describes her experience at the recent Death Race, a grueling two-day event that is part-obstacle course, part-mental challenge, and the pinnacle of extreme racing. Ella traveled to Pittsfield, VT, to compete in the race, where she was one of […]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Urban forestry is good for environment, pocketbook

By RICK BICKLING Urban Forestry. The term itself appears to be either a typo by the author, or an oxymoron. At first glance, it seems to make about as much sense as Rural Mass Transit, or Underwater Skydiving. So just what is Urban Forestry? The U.S. Census Bureau defines an urban area as having a […]

FOOD WISE: Recipes, decorating ideas to celebrate the 4th!

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing! Our country’s birthday is coming up and I am excited and ready for the celebration. You know me…any excuse to celebrate! For you purists, of course we know that July 4th wasn’t named the country’s official Independence Day […]

Camp check-in: Weights and conditioning

By Joseph Garcia Championships are not lost in the offseason, but with hard work they certainly can be won which is good news for the Liberty Hill Panthers. Liberty Hill athletes in grades 7-12 are hard at work in preparation for the upcoming sports seasons by participating in the Summer Weights and Conditioning Program led […]