Lee Austen and Emily Alyse Gonzales

Lee Austen and Emily Alyse Gonzales, of Liberty Hill, TX, were called home into the arms of their Lord on Thursday, March 28, 2013, side by side along with their unborn twin girls, Reese and Kaylee. They were born in Austin, TX; Lee on September 10, 1987, and Emily on February 2, 1988. Lee and […]

Thrills in The Hill

  The Thrill of the Hill 5K Run/Walk, an annual fundraising event for the Liberty Hill Lions Club, was a huge success, organizers say. On March 30, 75 runners and walkers took to the streets of Durham Park subdivision and the winner was McKynzie King, 14, who finished with a time of 18:44. The male […]

At Smokey Mo’s, BBQ is a family affair

By Catherine Hosman As Morris “Mo” Melchor and his crew add the finishing touches to the new location of what has become a Liberty Hill landmark, the Central Texas BBQ guru reflects on a family business years in the making. The hardwood floors and custom- built booths are finished, appliances are in place and menus […]

Miller siblings netting bright future

By Joseph Garcia The competitiveness gene runs high in the Miller family. Sawyer, Bo and Lucy Miller have all played tennis for Liberty Hill High School over the last few seasons. When the Miller family, headed by Kent and Nyla, moved from Norman, Okla., nearly three years ago, they quickly realized that Liberty Hill is […]

FOOD WISE: Decorate your own specialty cake

  By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Here’s the problem with being a chef…you never get to just be a guest at any party where food will be served. Family, friends, people who pretend to be your friends, they all need some free help when it’s time to party. It’s both a compliment and a curse. A […]

Enjoy unique recipes from the Quach family at Happy Wok

By SHELLY WILKISON Seeking a better life for his family, Tuong Quach left his native Vietnam four years after war’s end and started over. Sponsored by an American family, Quach left his home in a small rural community outside Saigon in 1979 and moved to Austin with a dream of someday owning a business. Across […]

Funding shortage forces Meals on Wheels to add waiting list for new clients

By SHELLY WILKISON Higher food prices combined with cuts in funding from government agencies and a drop in charitable giving has forced Meals on Wheels to limit the number of clients it can serve in the Liberty Hill and Bertram areas. “For the first time, we’ve had to initiate a waiting list for Liberty Hill […]

Lady Panther softball gets by Gatesville in extra innings

By Joseph Garcia   Midway through the District 8-3A schedule, the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers have learned to deal with the target on their backs and have received the best shots from every team. On March 28 against Gatesville, it was no different. The Lady Panthers found themselves in a 0-4 hole in the bottom […]

Panthers gash hornets

By Joseph Garcia Pitching, hitting and defense all came together in concert March 28 for the Liberty Hill Panthers, much to the dismay of the visiting Gatesville Hornets. Dating back to March 5, the Panthers have played 12 games and have come out on top 11 times, completely turning their season around after a 0-8 […]

Varsity takes 2nd place in Mustang Relays

By Joseph Garcia MARBLE FALLS — Liberty Hill High School’s track and field teams have brought home their share of medals this season and on March 28 those teams earned more accolades in Marble Falls’ Daybreak Rotary Club Mustang Relays. With a team score of 84, the varsity girls finished second behind Fredericksburg. And with […]