LHHS Band students take state honors

Five members of the Liberty Hill High School Band recently placed in the top tier of student musicians from across Texas earning them the distinction of performing next month at the Texas Music Educators Association convention. Among the recognized musicians are Joe Lingren and Josh Reus, both of whom were named First Chair in percussion […]

Council appoints former mayor to fill Place 1 vacancy

By SHELLY WILKISON Following a 15-minute executive session Monday, members of the Liberty Hill City Council, who earlier this month said they would not make an appointment to fill an open seat,  voted to appoint former Mayor Connie Fuller. Although no explanation was given publicly, Council members Sammy Pruett and Byron Tippie, who on Jan. […]

Lady Panthers level Lampasas

By Joseph Garcia LAMPASAS – With a win Tuesday night, the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers could do wonders for both their place in the District 8-3A standings and their confidence. They got both. The Liberty Hill defense did not let down from the opening tip and powered the Lady Panthers’ efforts to one of their […]

Council leaves Place 1 seat vacant

By SHELLY WILKISON A special meeting called last week for the purpose of filling a vacant seat on the City Council ended with elected officials divided on the matter and the seat unfilled. The meeting Jan. 3 was the third attempt by Mayor Jamie Williamson to appoint someone to fill the seat vacated in November […]

Growing Hwy 29 Veterinary Hospital begins the new year in new facilities

By SHELLY WILKISON BERTRAM — For the doctors and staff of Highway 29 Veterinary Hospital, the move from a small cinder block building to a 6,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art animal hospital is about being able to provide better care for more animals — the passion that’s at the heart of the growing practice. Drs. Trampus and Kelli […]

Panthers plunder Pirates in thrilling comeback

By Joseph Garcia After a disappointing tournament loss to Fredericksburg in the championship game a week before, the Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers were pitted against the No. 19 ranked Waco La Vega Pirates Jan. 4 and were in jeopardy of losing back-to-back games for the first time in recent history. A comeback victory seemed to […]

Brownwood edges Liberty Hill’s Lady Panthers

By Joseph Garcia  Coming off their district-opening victory over Llano, the Lady Panthers returned home Tuesday to take on a tough Brownwood team looking for its first 8-3A win. The teams appeared evenly matched, but the Lady Lions leapt out to a 5-0 lead, which ultimately Liberty Hill could not completely overcome. The Lady Panthers […]

JV Panthers pounce on Pirates

By Joseph Garcia Just weeks ago, Liberty Hill junior varsity basketball Coach Blake Boren said that when district play rolled around, his team should be ready and judging from Friday’s outcome, he was right. The JV Panthers had one final contest last week against visiting Waco La Vega before District 8-3A play opens up and […]

Eyre easing into system, community

By Joseph Garcia Anyone who has ever moved knows the transition is not always easy, but it can be a pleasant surprise, which is apparently true for Liberty Hill senior basketball player Tyler Andrew Eyre. Last season as a junior, Eyre played on a senior-laden Vandegrift team that made the 4A playoffs. The Vipers did […]

FOOD WISE: Try Spanish cuisine for Mediterranean flare

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Yea me! I’ve stuck with my New Year’s resolution for two whole weeks so far. No comments from the peanut gallery please. See, that’s the beauty of my pick-something-you-already-like-to-do-resolution plan. Since I’m having fun, so far, so good. Last week we visited the coastal region of Mexico, complete with homemade margaritas. […]