FOOD WISE: Try France for a romantic dinner

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN What a happy coincidence that Valentine’s Day should fall during the very week I’d decided to “visit” France on my year long culinary journey. Wink! Wink! Adorable hubby started it all. You see, John and I don’t go out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We used to, but one year I finally [...]

Community, athletes win with installation of synthetic turf

By Joseph Garcia While there is still much to be done toward the completion of the new Liberty Hill High School and its sports complex, local sports fans — and taxpayers, for that matter — should be excited about the installation of synthetic turf on the athletic fields. Construction at the 96-acre site west of [...]

Parent asks LHISD to consider marshals

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees were asked by a parent Monday to improve school security by placing a law enforcement officer at each campus or training employees as law enforcement officers so they could provide an armed response in case of an attack. During the public comments portion of Monday’s school board meeting, [...]

Home starts up in LHISD

By SHELLY WILKISON A report on the housing activity in the Liberty Hill Independent School District during the fourth quarter of 2012 reflects the renewed confidence of home builders in the area, district officials say. As more rooftops dot the landscape, school enrollment continues to climb. Current enrollment is 2,891 — an increase of 33 [...]

Bertram voters to decide MDD

By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — Seeking to grow the community and attract new business and jobs, the City of Bertram is considering the creation of a Municipal Development District that would be funded by a one-quarter percent increase in the sales tax. At the Feb. 12 regular meeting of the Bertram City Council, Mayor Dickie [...]

Lady Panthers’ basketball Lord

By Joseph Garcia The playoffs may be over for the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers, but there were many positives that emerged from the District 8-3A champs’ season, including fans witnessing the growth of many young players. One such youngster who blossomed this season was junior forward Blair Lord, whose toughness and tireless work ethic on [...]

Season over for Lady Panthers after narrow defeat at Area

By Joseph Garcia HAMILTON — After making the trek to Hamilton High School the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers became the objects of timely shooting from opponent Mineral Wells in the area round of the playoffs on Feb. 15. It looked as if Liberty Hill would decide the game’s outcome early on after jumping out to [...]

Liberty Hill baseball back on the diamond

By Joseph Garcia   The Liberty Hill Panthers baseball team is back on the diamond for what should be another exciting season, coming on the heels of a successful year in 2012. In 2012, Liberty Hill won the 25-3A district title with a 9-1 record, led by Coach of the Year Mike Kristan. The team [...]

Good showing for Liberty Hill at Panther Relays

By Joseph Garcia The city of Liberty Hill was host to the track and field season-opening meet Saturday, Feb. 16, with seven schools participating. It was the Panthers’ first taste of the 2013 track and field season, in which there will be several successes and plenty of growth. The Panthers had good showings on all [...]

WCESD Board approves fire station office remodel

By SHELLY WILKISON   By a 4-1 vote Feb. 19, the Board of Commissioners of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 approved a plan to remodel the administrative offices in the fire station. Fire Chief Chancy Bizzell said firefighters will provide the labor at no charge to the ESD. The Board approved the purchase [...]