LHISD Board honors UIL students, adopts policy updates

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday recognized elementary-age children who participated in this year’s UIL academic contests. For the eleventh year, second through fifth graders attending Bill Burden Elementary and Liberty Hill Intermediate schools have brought home the district championship in the UIL elementary division. Students who participated in the January event […]

Local families ask lawmakers to pass school marshal bill

From Staff Reports A Liberty Hill parent, who asked the local school board in February to support the concept of armed school marshals, took her plea to state lawmakers last week. Melanie Kriewaldt-Roth and Cara Windsor brought their children to the Capitol last Thursday to testify in support of House Bill 1009, a bill that […]

Lafferty is loud leader for Lady Panthers

Senior shortstop Paige Lafferty is the vocal leader for the Lady Panthers. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia The No. 2 ranked Liberty Hill Lady Panthers have been on a roll this season, picking up where they left off last year after a historical run to the State Tournament with a team full of senior leaders. Now a new crop of seniors are leading this team, including senior shortstop Paige […]

Skinner making most of final track season

Liberty Hill senior Jordan Skinner plans to make one last push for glory as part of Liberty Hill’s track and field team. (Photo by Nick Forrester)

By Joseph Garcia Liberty Hill senior Jordan Skinner is making the most of this final athletic season wearing Panther purple and gold while preparing for a new chapter in his young adult life. Skinner was athletic defensive end for the varsity football team and he has already played his final down for the Panthers. But […]

FOOD WISE: Try Moussaka for a taste of Greek Isles

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By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I’m in desperate need of a vacation. I’m sure you can relate. Between the job, the housework, running mom’s taxi service, helping kids with homework and breaking up their fights, my most hated chore – grocery shopping, and don’t even get me started on tax season….I’m ready for a break! Let’s […]

Liberty Hill baseball laces Lago Vista

Kyle Marshall is waved around third base by Coach Mike Kristan to score a run for Liberty Hill vs. Lago Vista.  (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia   It was spring break for the Liberty Hill Panthers, but they hardly gave a break to visiting Lago Vista on Thursday, March 14, when the Vikings came to town for a 3A vs. 2A tilt that began in the morning and ended in the afternoon. The first inning was telling of […]

JV Ladies becoming well-rounded force in District 8-3A softball

Megan Huppee (left) looks to make a tag on a Brownwood runner for an out. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia It was like clockwork for the JV Purple Lady Panthers on Tuesday evening against visiting Brownwood, proving that Liberty Hill’s softball program is solid from top to bottom. In a blink of an eye Liberty Hill was leading Brownwood 10-0, heading into the top of the fourth inning. Then the JV Lady […]

Liberty Hill history represented at Williamson Museum

Relda Parks McConnell wore these shoes on her wedding day in the late 1800s.  (Photo by Catherine Hosman)

By Catherine Hosman   GEORGETOWN — Preserving Williamson County’s past is the culmination of photographs, documents and artifacts collected by the Williamson County Historical Commission over the years, said Curator Ann Evans. She said as the collection grew, so did the need for a museum to showcase the treasures, and in 1997 The Williamson Museum […]

Weber is new voice of Liberty Hill athletics

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By Joseph Garcia This past football season there was a changing of the guards for the voice of Thursday night football at Panther Stadium. Moving on from announcing Thursday night football in Liberty Hill was teacher Shawn Lockett, who often reminded fans to get their “eats and treats from the concession stands.” This season Liberty […]

Williamson Museum preserves County’s past for future generations

Williamson Museum Curator Ann Evans. (Photo by Catherine Hosman)

By Catherine Hosman Ann Evans, curator of the Williamson Museum, unlocks the door to the archive room that holds some of the museum’s treasures of the past. Inside the room she rotates a handle on one of the portable walls and a trove of artifacts is revealed. She dons a pair of protective gloves and […]