Lady Panthers win district title

Liberty Hill Lady Panthers’ elder statesman Cera Dixon (#5) and her teammates have secured another district title and a first-round bye as well. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia Saying goodbye is never easy and that held true on Friday night as well when the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers played their final home game of the season and last ever at the old Panthers Den. For seniors Cera Dixon, Erin FitzGerald, Shelby Hart, Maddie Metzger and Danielle Wolesensky, it was their […]

Bertram residents to pay more for sewer, trash pick-up

By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — Bertram residents will see an increase in their sewer and trash rates beginning with their March bill. Sewer will increase from a base rate of $18 for the first 2,000 gallons, to $22.50. The additional usage fee of $1.85 per 1,000 gallons will not change. Trash service will increase from […]

Multi-sport Durity-Boatright signs with UNM

Jadon Durity-Boatright was one of thousands of high school seniors around the county participating in National Signing Day on Wednesday. The athlete officially singed his letter of intent to play football and compete in track and field for the University of New Mexico Lobos. Many of Durity-Boatright’s friends took part in his special day. His immediate family joining him are pictured from left wearing UNM shirts include his sister Dani, niece Joslyn, mother Melissa, Jadon and father Randy. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia He has signed on the dotted line and the ink has dried, finally making it official: Liberty Hill senior Jadon Durity-Boatright is now a Lobo. Along with thousands of other high school seniors around the country partaking in national signing day (the first Wednesday of February), the multi-sport star signed his letter […]

Judge advocates for elimination of DPS surcharge

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Edna Staudt says she favors pending legislation that would abolish the Texas Driver Responsibility Program. The program, which was instituted by the Legislature in 2003, “insinuates the goal is to make Texas citizens more responsible with their driving habits, thus making our highways safer,” she said. However, the unintended […]

Soccer ball drive benefits orphans in Ethiopia

By Catherine Hosman Rick and Jessica Hogge of Liberty Hill have partnered with children from Liberty Hill to collect soccer balls for students at the West Sands Primary School in Adama, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Already the parents of two, the Hogges are on a waiting list to adopt an Ethopian child through the West Sands […]

Marie ‘Me-Me’ Wiley

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Marie Wiley, lovingly known as “Me-me” to all those who loved her, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013. A service celebrating Me-me’s life was held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Florence. Interment followed at Florence City Cemetery. Honoring Me-me as pallbearers were Andy Sellars, Danny Sellars, Glenn Patterson, Steven Patterson, […]

Jesse John Chabolla

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Jesse John Chabolla, age 48, of Littleton, Colorado, passed away suddenly on January 28, 2013, in Liberty Hill, Texas. He was born February 22, 1964 in Houston, Texas to Jesse Luna and Gloria (Castillo) Chabolla. Jesse married the love of his life, Michelle Dobson, in Houston, Texas on August 19, 1989. He was blessed with […]

Hart brings heart to the Lady Panthers

Liberty Hill senior Shelby Hart (#22) is one of the key reasons the Lady Panthers have come together of late to make a run at a district championship. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia On successful sports teams there is often a player who is respected and very well-liked by their teammates for the effort, support and love they spread throughout the team and locker room. Quite simply, that player makes the team better without being a statistical leader in any category, unless they keep stats […]

FOOD WISE: If you cook it, they will come

Chef Renee's pulled pork sandwiches are crowd pleasers. (Courtesy Photo)

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Last week was moving day at the Morgan house. Getting a new house….exciting. Moving…not so much. If you’ve ever moved, you know what I’m talking about. Oh, you start out with the best of intentions. You vow to yourself that you will weed out your closet and unfinished craft projects from […]

Bertram names new police chief

Bertram Police Chief Tracy Weems.
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By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — The City of Bertram has hired a University of Texas police officer as its new police chief. Bertram Mayor Dickie Allen said the Council selected Tracy Weems as Police Chief on Jan. 22. He will be sworn in Feb. 1. In his new position, Weems will face some challenges beginning […]