No-huddle offense increasing Panthers’ productivity

Sophomore Brandon Wells has quarterbacked the Panthers to a 3-1 record and is at the helm of Liberty Hill’s no huddle offense.  (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia Ever since Liberty Hill Athletic Director and Head Coach Jerry Vance accepted the position in Liberty Hill, Panther fans have become accustomed to a Slot-T offense that chews up the clock with the team breaking from a huddle after most every play. In 2012, that has changed as Coach Vance and his […]

WCESD #4 Commissioners vote to purchase new pumper engine

By SHELLY WILKISON Commissioners of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase a $510,200 pumper truck they say will enable firefighters to better serve the community. For several months, the Board of Commissioners has been discussing the need for an additional pumper truck, and the fiscal 2012 budget adopted last […]

Panthers off to fast start in volleyball district play

Samantha Rimann (#12) dives to get a dig in Tuesday’s 3-0 sweep of Llano. The Lady Panthers worked together to set up the ball that Emily Philpott (#1) sent over the net. From left are Jaycie Pluenneke (#15), Madi Sharp (#8), Kallie Perrin (#10), Philpott (#1) and Rimann (#12).   (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia The level of volleyball played in Liberty Hill’s district (8-3A) this season might be the highest the Lady Panthers and Coach Gretchen Peterson have faced in some time – but they are right near the top. Their district opener on the road against the No. 6 ranked team in the Texas Girls […]

Panthers take on State Champ Wimberley

Liberty Hill (3-1)  vs. Wimberley (2-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28  Panther Stadium, Liberty Hill   Wimberley High School Enrollment: 699 Coach: Weldon Nelms Mascot: Texan Colors: Red/Navy/White League: 27-3A (DII)   Still the reigning state champions, Wimberley (2-2) lost a plethora of talent to graduation. But, the Texans have 13 starters back this season, […]

JV Panthers remain undefeated

Jamychel Johnson stiff-arms a Rockdale defender on his way to the end zone for a touchdown in the Junior Varsity Panthers’ 57-3 win last Thursday.

By Joseph Garcia While the varsity Panthers continue to improve each week with a 3-1 record, the JV squad is not to be overlooked as the team is now a perfect 4-0 on the season with six games remaining on the schedule. Their latest victims were the Rockdale Tigers who came to Panther Stadium Sept. […]

LHHS cross country continue to look strong

Varsity girls cross country got off to a strong start and took first place in the Bill Bradley Invitational meet in Gatesville last weekend. Liberty Hill varsity boys brought home the bronze medal. (Photo by Doug Germann)

By JOSEPH GARCIA Midway through their season, the Liberty Hill High School cross country teams are where they want to be physically and mentally leading up to the District Meet Oct. 24 in Lampasas. “We’ve got about four weeks until the district meet. We still want to get better, but I think we are pretty […]

FOOD WISE: Try kale for healthy eyes

Baked kale chips. (Courtesy Photo)

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Last week, I dutifully trotted into my optometrist’s office for my yearly eye checkup. Oh, nothing’s wrong, per se. You know, other than the usual for a woman of a certain age, as they say. I’m just pretty particular about caring for my eyes because of a weird injury to my […]

Liberty Hill flattens Rockdale 76-35

JJ Perez (#21) snags his first of two touchdown receptions on the night vs. Rockdale. The senior tailback also rushed for 199 yards. (Photos by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia ROCKDALE – The term “barn burner” does not do justice to describe the game between the Liberty Hill Panthers and the Rockdale Tigers Sept. 21. Fortunately for the Panthers, their fire burned twice as fierce as the home team Tigers. In what seemed to be the longest first quarter in high school […]

School trustees hear construction update

With each passing month the Liberty Hill Independent School District and its Board of Trustees eagerly await updates on the construction of the new high school, its athletic facilities and the renovations to the other buildings in the district. At its regular meeting Monday, the Board was presented with a slide show from architect Huckabee […]

Wade Madison ‘Bud’ Barrington

Wade Madison 'Bud' Barrington

Wade Madison “Bud” Barrington, age 86, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Harker Heights, Texas. He was born on April 15, 1926 in Taylor, Texas to Wade and Emma (Vaughn) Barrington. In 1951, he married the love of his life, Vivian Scales, in Liberty Hill, Texas. Bud was a rancher for the 808 […]