Archives for October 2012

Rimann is enthusiastic senior volleyball leader

  By JOSEPH GARCIA As one of only three seniors on the 2012 Lady Panthers volleyball team, second year varsity player Samantha Rimann is often the vocal leader, encouraging teammates and always doing it with a smile. Rimann, who turns 18 on Oct. 20, is one of Liberty Hill’s finest all-around volleyball players who can […]

Growth, possible legislative changes will be Hart’s challenges in fifth year as LHISD Superintendent

 By SHELLY WILKISON More than 30 years ago, Liberty Hill’s top educator charted a course for a different kind of life that would have taken him to the faraway places he had learned about as a public school student growing up in the refinery towns in Southeast Texas. Looking back, Dr. Rob Hart admits that […]

Trustees hear of savings on utilities

The Liberty Hill Independent School District realized almost  $143,000 in savings on utility bills during the last fiscal year as a result of improvements to lighting and cooling systems. During their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 15, school trustees were briefed about the impact of an energy management system put in place at each campus […]

Mayor warns EDC of Open Meetings violations

By SHELLY WILKISON Although city officials allowed the meeting agenda to be posted, the Mayor and the City’s attorney warned the President of the Economic Development Corp. Oct. 16 that the description of items to be discussed was in violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act. The move set the stage for a contentious meeting […]

Panthers seize district opener on the road

By Joseph Garcia LLANO – For the second year in a row Liberty Hill traveled to Llano to take on the Yellowjackets at home, but the Panthers knew this was not going to be the team they shut out last season 38-0. Instead the new-look Llano team put together a good game plan crafted by […]

Council hires officer, takes no action on McLeod

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council reconvened from an 80-minute closed session Monday and hired a police officer, approved a 3 percent pay raise for a City Hall employee and took no action on the “conduct” of a Council member. The Council voted 4-1 to hire James Savage, a former Caldwell County deputy […]

Elected officials tour Liberty Hill’s wastewater treatment plant

By SHELLY WILKISON Members of the Liberty Hill City Council learned a bit about wastewater treatment during a tour of the City’s newly acquired  treatment plant on Tuesday. In May, the City closed on a $3.3 million purchase of the Liberty Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant from the Lower Colorado River Authority. The plant, which is […]

New leadership focused on Chamber member support

By SHELLY WILKISON The new Chairman of the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce believes his organization is on the right track for growth after years of ups and downs. Bob Calvisi, who was appointed in August by the Chamber’s Board of Directors to serve as Chairman after the resignation of longtime chair David Pope, said […]

Silent heroes work behind the scenes of Liberty Hill Panther athletics

By JOSEPH GARCIA and KATE LUDLOW No matter what athletic event it is, they are there waiting in the wings, sideline or bench hoping the competition is played with all participants coming out unscathed. But in the event someone does require medical attention, they are there on the spot ready to take action – even […]

Germann growing as runner, team leader

By Joseph Garcia As a sophomore last year, Liberty Hill High School cross country runner Mitchell Chase Germann was consistently the first finisher on the boys team. Germann, who finished sixth in the 2011 State Meet, helped lead the boys to the overall bronze medal that day as well. Now, Germann, who was born in […]