Senior point guard leads Runnin’ Panthers

By Joseph Garcia   Much like in football where teams live and die by a good quarterback, so do a basketball teams and their starting point guards. Thankfully for the Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers, they have one in  senior Shane LaCaille. En route to helping Liberty Hill reach the regional finals last season, as a junior [...]

LHISD earns top rating on financial reporting

By Shelly Wilkison Liberty Hill Independent School District scored a superior rating on the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) — an announcement that was made during a public hearing Monday. The purpose of the rating process is to promote accountability for the quality of the school district’s financial management practices. School FIRST [...]

Capital Metro reveals strategy for ad campaign

By KATE LUDLOW Capital Metro unveiled an advertising campaign this fall aimed at rail safety in Liberty Hill and surrounding communities. While the number of collisions between trains and automobiles has not increased, Erica Macioge, spokesperson  for Capital Metro says that the number of “near-misses” is on the rise. The June death of a 59-year-old [...]

Luckadoo earns place in All-State Jazz Band

Dray Luckadoo, a junior at Liberty Hill High School, was recently selected second chair alto saxophone player in the All-State Jazz Band. Son of Ray and Sheri Luckadoo, Dray will represent Liberty Hill at the Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio in February. “Dray has really lit on fire about jazz in the last [...]

FOOD WISE: Make-ahead snacks for game-day entertaining

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Considering how much I’ve written on the subject, it’s no secret how much I love fall. I love everything about it. The colors, the cool, crisp air, boots and cute sweaters, gorgeous fall veggies like kale, chard, pumpkin and butternut squash, and those cooler weather foods I’ve been craving. This time [...]

Lady Panthers host home basketball opener

By Joseph Garcia It is official, the basketball season is here. The Lady Panthers hosted their first basketball game of the season at the Panthers Den Tuesday when 4A Vista Ridge came to town. Liberty Hill was down 7-0 before junior Blair Lord scored the Lady Panthers’ first points. Liberty Hill then hit back-to-back three [...]

Germann finishes 10th in State Meet

By Joseph Garcia   The Liberty Hill Panthers’ cross country season finished Saturday as they competed against the highest possible level of competition at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock for the state meet. Last season, the LH boys’ team took to the medal stand with a bronze around their necks and Susie Kemper outright won [...]

All Lady Panthers earn district honors

By Joseph Garcia All 10 players from the 2012 Liberty Hill Lady Panthers’ 10-0 District 8-3A Champion volleyball team were honored by the district for their outstanding play this season, led by MVP Samantha Rimann. Rimann, a senior, is still undecided about where she will be attending college, but she aims to play volleyball at [...]

Mike Crane resigns from City Council

By Joseph Garcia The Liberty Hill City Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Crane on Monday, but tabled a proposal to appoint Liz Branigan as his replacement. A brief letter was hand-written by Crane and dated Wednesday, Nov. 7, but a second version was given to Liberty Hill officials on Monday, reaffirming his [...]

VFW, Fellowship Baptist Church enter partnership for use of Post building

VFW Post 8200 and Fellowship Baptist Church have entered into a partnership that will allow the church to use the VFW building for a non-denominational youth center. The VFW Post will retain control of the facility and the adjacent parking area, and the church will pay utility costs and insurance in exchange for being able [...]