EDITORIAL: Running for public office is the right of all citizens

Fast approaching are filing deadlines for those who are considering becoming a candidate for the Liberty Hill City Council or the Liberty Hill Independent School District Board of Trustees, or the school board as we Texans prefer to call it. These offices are widely misunderstood, often relegated to obscurity and many times turn into a […]

LHISD grades 3-8 out-perform area schools on STAAR

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill students in grades three through eight out-performed their counterparts in District 8-3A, Region 13 and topped state averages on the spring 2012 administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Although it’s been almost a year since Texas students took the STAAR exams for the first time […]

Council offers support for two multi-income rental communities

A conceptual elevation of the proposed Liberty Trails Townhomes, a 100-unit mixed income development. 
(Courtesy Graphic)

By SHELLY WILKISON  The Liberty Hill City Council adopted resolutions Monday supporting two proposed multi-family rental communities that developers say will help grow the city’s economy. Both residential developments are seeking approval from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to earn federal housing tax credits. A property that qualifies for housing tax credits […]

Bertram eliminates city cell phones, will repair railroad crossings

By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — No more bumpy railroad crossings in Bertram. Residents here can look forward to smoother railroad crossings in the future. At Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Bertram City Council, members voted unanimously to repair all four railroad crossings after lengthy discussion debating the closing of two of those crossings. Chris […]

Runnin’ Panthers lock up championship

In the last game to be played at the old Panthers Den, senior Josh White (#3) lays up two of his 22 points in Tuesday’s win over Brownwood, which earned Liberty Hill the district title. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia The “Star-Spangled Banner” sounded throughout the old Panthers Den for the final time as the Liberty Hill faithful saluted the American Flag in anticipation for what they hoped would be a memorable evening with a championship on the line. To make for an even more emotional parents’ night, the Liberty Hill home […]

Super sophomore Whitten produced excellent season

Liberty Hill sophomore Shelby Whitten had an outstanding campaign in her first full year on the Lady Panthers’ varsity team. 
(Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia Liberty Hill’s starting point guard, Shelby Whitten, had a superb sophomore season on the Lady Panthers’ varsity squad this year. She ranked at the top or near it in multiple statistical categories in her first full year on varsity, after being a part of last season’s state-bound playoff team. The energetic 5-3 […]

Heidelberg’s team-first approach breeds success for Panthers

Liberty Hill junior guard Tristan Heidelberg (#24) is a defensive specialist for the Runnin’ Panthers who puts the team first. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia “Tristan (Heidelberg) is the consummate ‘team player’,” says Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers basketball Coach Barry Boren. But that’s just where his team-first approach begins. The two-sport (basketball and baseball) athlete does not turn 17 until Feb. 19, but the junior guard is one of the most mature, professional-mannered and appreciated players on […]

FOOD WISE: Feel better with soup this flu season

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Last Tuesday, I was tooling around town, doing my errands and minding my own business. Quite suddenly, late in the afternoon, I began to notice a little tickle in the back of my throat. A momentary thought flashed through my head… “Oh, no! I hope I’m not getting sick.” I quickly […]

LHISD officials pleased with Judge’s ruling in school finance lawsuit

By SHELLY WILKISON While Liberty Hill ISD did not join the 600 public school districts in their lawsuit against the state over school funding, local officials say they supported the cause and are waiting to see what the Legislature will do in response to a District Judge’s ruling Monday that the system is unconstitutional. District […]

Runnin’ Panthers seize first place

Shane LaCaille (#15) and others look on after the Liberty Hill point guard launches a half-court shot that changed the game’s momentum against Lampasas Friday. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia With a little bit of help from their neighbors to the north, the Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers now sit in first place of the District 8-3A standings. On Tuesday night, power officially shifted in the Runnin’ Panthers’ favor as Lampasas defeated Burnet 40-26, while Liberty Hill won a tough game on the […]