Archives for March 2013

Barrows owning senior season

By Joseph Garcia When Liberty Hill senior Tyler Barrows moved to Liberty Hill two years ago, he was not sure what to expect. The Deer Park, Calif. native fit right in, however, and has made a huge impact on the Panther baseball team over the past two seasons. Barrows, 18, is not excepting loans, he […]

Board hears park water use concerns from sports groups

By SHELLY WILKISON Members of the City’s Parks and Recreation Board listened to the concerns of two youth sports organizations Tuesday before voting to send their contracts for use of City Park back to the Mayor for revisions. Representatives of Liberty Hill Youth Soccer Association and Liberty Hill Youth Football & Cheer told Parks Board […]

Concerns at Castleberry Court focus of Bertram Council

By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — Controversy over zoning and traffic problems at Castleberry Court subdivision on State Highwy 29 eclipsed Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Bertram City Council. Several dismayed residents were present to voice their opinions at a public hearing about the lack of expedience on resolving the issues. The problem stems from concerns […]

Liberty Hill softball silences rival Burnet

By Joseph Garcia   BURNET – It was not pretty to begin with, but it turned out that way for Liberty Hill once the final out was recorded against the Burnet Lady Bulldogs on a cool and breezy Friday evening. It was cold outside and so were the bats for both teams in the District […]

LH Council says no to Loop 332, again

By SHELLY WILKISON In what may be the most voted on topic in recent memory, the Liberty Hill City Council voted Monday to undo a decision made last fall to take over Loop 332 from the Texas Department of Transportation. In a 3-1 vote, Council members Wendell McLeod and Sammy Pruett, who from the beginning […]

Family approves legal settlement three years after crash

By SHELLY WILKISON While questions remain unanswered three years after a Liberty Hill High School student lost his life in a car crash, his family says they have given up hope of finding evidence showing their son was not to blame. About 3:30 p.m. on March 13, 2010, E.J. Johnston was returning home from Saturday […]

Nellie Hays

Nellie Hays, 81, of Liberty Hill, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at a care facility in Pflugerville. Graveside services were held Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill, TX, with Pastor Neal Landry officiating. Visitation was held Saturday, March 23, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown. Nellie was born […]

Bertram Senior Center offers fellowship, fun

By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — The community may be growing, but there is one place in Bertram that keeps things slow and offers folks a respite from the ever-churning pace of the 21st Century. The Bertram Senior Center welcomes anyone 50 years or older into its doors for afternoons of games, conversations and memories. Housed […]

Cheer, gymnastics students gain courage, self-confidence

By Catherine Hosman According to the Webster’s Dictionary the word courage is defined as “the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand fear or difficulty.” It is this definition that gives Courage Cheer and Dance United in Liberty Hill the platform on which it helps to build children’s strength and confidence as they […]

Lady Panthers win district pitchers’ duel

By Joseph Garcia The lightning was just far enough away that Liberty Hill and Brownwood were able to finish a classic on Tuesday night. While there was a short delay in the action when the lights went out in left field, when they were on, both teams’ pitchers dealt lights-out performances with Liberty Hill’s Samantha […]