Liberty Hill sends droves of Panthers to Area Meet

By Joseph Garcia  LAMPASAS – It was always going to be a tall task for either of Liberty Hill’s track and field teams to win the District 8-3A Meet, but there was never any doubt that the school would be represented in the next step – the Area Meet. The Area Meet, set today, April [...]

Lady Panthers secure share of District 8-3A title

By Joseph Garcia   To be a great team, greediness is an essential trait. Currently, the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers find themselves sharing the District 8-3A Championship with the Gatesville Hornets following a hard-fought win over Lampasas Tuesday night. But the Lady Panthers do not like to share. It was a lot tighter of a game [...]

LHISD Board recognizes students, adopts calendar

Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday adopted the 2013-2014 school calendar, were informed of pending legislation impacting public schools and recognized students who participated in this year’s UIL academic contests. The Board met at Liberty Hill Junior High so that it might recognize students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades who participated this year in [...]

LH Chamber, LHISD present Progress Report to Austin Chamber

The Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty Hill ISD produced the first Education Progress Report for Liberty Hill and presented it during a luncheon of the Austin Chamber of Commerce last week. Each year, the Austin Chamber leads efforts to track school district performance in the region and determine the number of students [...]

A changing of the guard at Bertram Elementary School

By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — When Principal Carla Denison retires from Bertram Elementary School at the end of the school year after 30 years of service, she leaves behind a legacy that began when she was a first grade student at the school. “I am very excited about change, the new opportunities for me to [...]

In split vote, Council approves personnel changes at City Hall

By SHELLY WILKISON Following a two-hour closed session Monday, the Liberty Hill City Council voted to create the position of City Treasurer and appointed the current City Secretary to fill it. After a 3-2 vote naming Tammy Kirk Treasurer — a lateral move that Mayor Jamie Williamson said does not include a pay increase — [...]

FOOD WISE: How to throw a wedding in a week

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Ain’t love grand? A few weeks ago, I met a couple named David and Danielle, who are just the cutest! They are young, in love and made for each other. Like many young couples just starting out these days, money is pretty tight. So even though they were engaged and wanting [...]

Marshall’s Law

By Joseph Garcia Liberty Hill senior shortstop Kyle Marshall has stepped into a leadership role this season and he lives and leads by one law: Playing as a team. Marshall, 18, is in a natural leadership position at shortstop and is the captain of the infield. He said that playing as a team is the [...]

Softball a lifestyle for Weems

By Joseph Garcia  Liberty Hill senior Courtney Weems has seemingly been a fixture on the Lady Panthers softball team for years. But softball is more than just a game to her; it is a way of life. The Austin native, known as “Big Red,” has lived in Liberty Hill most her life. Weems, 18, began [...]

Tippie removed from Council agenda

Liberty Hill City Councilman Byron Tippie, who has missed more than three consecutive Council meetings, was not present for Monday’s regular meeting. The Council agenda distributed before the meeting showed an empty space where Tippie’s name previously appeared in a listing of city elected officials. Tippie, who was elected in 2010 to the Place 3 [...]