Neighbors will oppose planned sewage plant

By SHELLY WILKISON Six months ago, Joe Schram  bought his dream home on 11 acres and moved from the bustle of Round Rock to the country where he could raise goats, enjoy the breezes and retire amidst the pristine Central Texas landscape. He never imagined that he would suddenly find himself in a fight to […]

Absence of quorum delays Boatright employment

By SHELLY WILKISON An attempt by the majority of the City Council to seat an interim city manager was thwarted by the absence of the Mayor and the Mayor Pro Tem at a special called meeting Monday.  Mayor Jamie Williamson and Mayor Pro Tem Vicki Brewer did not attend Monday’s special meeting called by Council […]

Dee W. Scott

Scott, Dee

Dee W. Scott, age 93, a longtime resident of Georgetown, Texas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. He was born on July 27, 1919, to his loving parents George and Mary (Risner) Scott in Terrell, Texas. However, Dee was raised by his beloved Aunt Tippa and Uncle Ollie Whitehead in the Strickland Grove […]

An artist’s legacy withstands test of time

Mike Fowler shares stories about his father, Mel Fowler, during Saturday’s dedication of a new sculpture to the International Sculpture Park. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By SHELLY WILKISON The short trip from Hutto to Liberty Hill stirs fond memories of a time when Mike Fowler’s father was close enough to share a glass of wine and good conversation. From his studio in the old Stubblefield Building on Main Street, Mel Fowler created an unknown number of sculptures and inspired the […]

Dedication ushers in new era for Liberty Hill’s Sculpture Park

John VanCamp unveils his sculpture “Frozen Dance”, which was donated to the International Sculpture Park in Liberty Hill on Saturday. 
(Photo by Kathy Canady)

By SHELLY WILKISON An artist who says he was “rescued” by his hometown after a fire destroyed his livelihood more than 20 years ago, unveiled a gift to the community Saturday — the first addition to Liberty Hill’s International Sculpture Park in more than 30 years.    “Frozen Dance”, which was sculpted over three years […]

Local friends bringing new life to historic Globe Theatre

Lance Regier (left) and Zach Hamilton are renovating the historic Globe Theatre at 132 W. Vaughn Street in Bertram. They found the original marquee sign in a goat barn outside of the city. (Courtesy Photo)

By Catherine Hosman BERTRAM — When the historic Globe Theatre in Bertram closed its doors in 1982, it stood dormant for decades until Lance Regier and Zach Hamilton got the idea to return it to its original art deco splendor. Friends since childhood, they purchased the theater in 2008. Now when they are not working […]

1976 sculpture symposium united local families with international artists

The Liberty Hill Development Foundation, which is spearheading an effort to relocate the International Sculpture Park into Lions Foundation Park, received a gift of original drawings from the last local member of the Liberty Hill Cultural Affairs Council. The drawings by American artist Catchi depicted the sculptors who participated in Liberty Hill’s International Sculpture Symposium in 1976. The last remaining funds from the Council and the artwork were donated by Dorothy Klein, who served as the committee’s secretary-treasurer. Seated from left are Mrs. Klein, Don Cunningham and Bob McCullough. Standing from left are Mary Morris, Larry Nicholson, Gary Spivey and Dean Klein. The group is displaying a Catchi drawing of the late Mel Fowler. 
(Courtesy Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON At age 86, Dorothy Klein can remember the fall of 1976 like it was yesterday. Mrs. Klein’s family was one of more than a dozen local families who housed sculptors during the Liberty Hill International Sculpture Symposium that year. Organizers credited their generosity for the success of the three-month event, which brought […]

Durity-Boatright only Panther to qualify for state

Lone Liberty Hill representative at the UIL Track and Field State Meet will be senior triple jumper Jadon Durity-Boatright, who was last year’s bronze medalist in the event. (File Photo by Doug Germann)

By Joseph Garcia LUBBOCK — Liberty Hill High School took 15 track and field athletes to Lubbock last week to compete in the Region I Meet to attempt to qualify for state. The Panthers put up some good showings, but there was just one left standing when it was all said and done — senior […]

Catching success

Sophomore catcher Payton Walker has been one of the most consistent players for the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers this season.
(Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia   In her second year on varsity, Liberty Hill sophomore Payton Walker has seemingly been a steadfast fixture behind the plate for the Lady Panthers in yet another successful season. As a freshman last season, Walker was the starting catcher for over 70 percent of Liberty Hill’s games while incumbent and senior […]

Schmidt is the Panther behind the mask

Liberty Hill junior Kolby Schmidt has been the catcher for the district champion-Panthers the past two seasons and is confident his team will make a solid playoff run. 
(Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia It takes a certain type of person to be a baseball catcher. Grit, smarts and toughness are all attributes of a good catcher and Liberty Hill’s Kolby Schmidt possesses them all. The 17-year-old junior has been one of the Panthers’ most consistent players this season and helped lead Liberty Hill to back-to-back […]