CC teams have solid first contest

Following the first cross country event of the season on Saturday, August 25, in Burnet, the entire Liberty Hill squad posed on a pier near the course. The girls and boys had great showings against 5A, 4A and 3A competition. (Photo by Doug Germann)

By Joseph Garcia The University of Texas Sport Management program hosted the Burnet Cross Country Relays at Reveille Peak Ranch on August 25 for high school cross country teams from around Central Texas. And both the boys’ and girls’ teams from Liberty Hill placed in their first race of the season. The race format was […]

One speaks against city property tax hike

By SHELLY WILKISON Only one person expressed opposition on Monday to a proposed 21 percent increase in the city property tax rate. The comments came during the first of two public hearings on the proposed tax increase. “If we do not take positive steps soon, Liberty Hill will be in severe economic straits when the […]

LH football gets final tune-up

Liberty Hill junior Austin Allison punches the ball into the end zone for six points against Sealy. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia CEDAR CREEK – To the observant eye it is seemingly not hard to tell that the scrimmages leading up to the Panthers’ season opener are for training only. Sure they are highly spirited and competitive, but they are more useful for coaches to help solidify personnel decisions and also give the players […]

Game Night Preview: Panthers vs Buffaloes

Liberty Hill vs. Giddings Friday, August 31 7:30 p.m. @ Buffalo Stadium, Giddings Giddings High School Enrollment: 657 Coach: Chris Jones Mascot: Buffalo Colors: Black/Vegas Gold League: 3A Region IV District 26 The Giddings Buffaloes enter the season with one of the deepest and most talented stables of running backs in the area. Joseph Glenn, […]

Liberty Hill goes back to school

Zane Cousins (third from left) was accompanied by his parents, Ben and Emily Cousins, and his younger sister, Pressly, for his first day of kindergarten at Liberty Hill Elementary School on Tuesday. 
(Photo by Kathy Canady)

Officials say 2,825 students attended Liberty Hill public schools August 28 — the first day of the 2012-2013 academic year. The first day enrollment climbed by 131 over the first day of school in 2011. Attendance comparisons by school showed increases on every campus except Liberty Hill Intermediate School, which stayed the same at 434 […]

Local Rodeo Hall of Fame to induct Foust

Elroy Foust, 87, will be the first inductee in the Liberty Hill Rodeo Hall of Fame this weekend during the Liberty Hill Pro Rodeo at Williamson County Cowboy Church’s Harvest Arena. (Photo by Kate Ludlow)

By KATE LUDLOW The Liberty Hill Rodeo Hall of Fame will be welcoming its first inductee this year — lifelong Liberty Hill resident Elroy Foust. Hall of Fame committee member Courtney Adair said that Foust was the perfect choice. “We wanted someone who had been around Liberty Hill for their life. With Elroy, you don’t […]

EDITORIAL: Is it deja vu all over again?

How did we go all the way from a promised political love fest and revolution at City Hall to elected officials walking out of meetings in anger and frustration? Last Spring, there seemed to be total agreement among local business owners that Liberty Hill needed new leadership. City government would run more efficiently and cost […]

FOOD WISE: Improve your understanding of dietary limitations when preparing meals for others

Black Bean and Goat Cheese Quesadilla with quacamole and salsa. (Courtesy Photo)

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Lately, I’ve been cooking quite a bit for folks with a variety of dietary limitations. I’m telling ya, it’s a new day for chefs everywhere. There is so much diet specific information to learn. I talk to people all the time who have questions about what some of these limitations, categories […]

Tempers flare as Council questions Mayor about proposed budget and need for tax increase

By SHELLY WILKISON City Councilman Byron Tippie walked out of a budget workshop last week after the Mayor threatened to leave because Tippie and other Council members were asking questions about proposed expenditures in her 2012 spending plan. “You are violating policy here,” Mayor Jamie Williamson told Tippie. “Why are we here if we can’t […]

FOOD WISE: Involve the kids when preparing healthy sack lunches for school

Gourmet tomatoes and chicken penne pasta in a pesto sauce. 
(Courtesy Photo)

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Moms of Liberty Hill….rejoice! It’s time for back-to-school. Join with me in song. “School days, school days. Good ‘ol golden rule days.” If you’re like me, you looked forward to the summer break. But now, we’ve all had our trips to the beach and maybe Grandma’s house. (Oh wait, that’s me!) […]