Council meeting erupts into shouting match over proposed billboard

By SHELLY WILKISON An accusation that a city committee failed to properly scrutinize a proposed electronic billboard before recommending council approval resulted in a public shouting match  between the Mayor and the committee chairman disrupting Monday’s regular council meeting. “This is just a stonewall,” said P&Z Chairman Clyde Davis, talking over Mayor Jamie Williamson as […]

Panthers step up to competition at Chap Relays

Liberty Hill’s Will Fromme leaps a hurdle during the 300-meter hurdle race at the Chap Relays, in which he earned a silver medal. (Photo by Doug Germann)

By Joseph Garcia In only the second track and field meet of the season, the Liberty Hill Panthers showed vast improvement in a multitude of areas on both the girls’ and boys’ teams. On Feb. 23, the Panthers traveled south to Westlake High School for the Chap Relays and fared well against top competition from […]

Late rally comes up short for baseball Panthers

Liberty Hill catcher Colby Schmidt (#14) steals home plate to give the Panthers a 4-2 lead vs. Rouse Tuesday night. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia LEANDER — The Liberty Hill varsity baseball team is young and somewhat inexperienced, but they are a group with grit, will and heart. Seeking their first win of the season, the Panthers traveled to Leander to take on 4A Rouse on Tuesday and the result was indicative of how the season has […]

Mikulencak wins District Newcomer of Year Award

Sophomore Callen Mikulencak had a solid year for the Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers and was named District 8-3A Newcomer of the Year. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia He just wrapped up his sophomore season on the Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers’ varsity basketball team and will return next season as the program’s most seasoned veteran. Much is expected of young Callen Mikulencak, who at 16 years old has already experienced more than most varsity players do in a career. After […]

Lady Panthers Softball Roundup

Varsity Heading into the weekend of March 1, the varsity Lady Panthers held a 10-2 record with a great deal of softball to be played ahead. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Liberty Hill prevailed over old district foe, Salado with a 13-5 victory before moving on to its first tournament of the season in Marble Falls. […]

Bertram Council considers park land acquisition

By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — The Bertram City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to acquire a 2.81 acre right-of-way at 725 W. Vaughan Street from the Texas Department of Transportation that is adjacent to the city swimming pool. The land will be added as city park property. This is a transfer of ownership between the two […]

Runnin’ Panthers’ season ends against hot-shooting Burkburnett

By Joseph Garcia BURLESON – When it was announced last year that Liberty Hill would be moved to Region I, there figured to be a change with longer travel and tougher competition. On Friday night, both those aspects held true when the Panthers and their followers made the 163-mile trek to Burleson High School to […]

Historic Union Hall Baptist Church welcomes Robert Butts as new pastor

By Catherine Hosman  Last October, the Union Hall Baptist Church in Liberty Hill welcomed Robert Butts as its new pastor. Pastor Butts comes from a family of spiritual leaders including his father, Richard, the founding pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Katy,  and his maternal grandfather, Carl Hodges, who has served for more than 60 […]