Archives for September 2013

Artist recycling toys into grand sculptures

By Dana Delgado  Accomplished and self-proclaimed “Pixilated Artist” Terry Parks (aka Terry Tunes) is onto something wildly new at his rural home studio in Liberty Hill.   That something, which has been two years in the making, amounts to a collection of amazing sculptures bordering bizarre but impressively creative. “It’s the ‘Keep Austin Weird’ in […]

Liberty Hill downs Wimberley in second half comeback

By TAYLOR GRAFFT WIMBERLEY – The Liberty Hill Panthers football team went into halftime with a three-point deficit following some confusing penalty calls that allowed the Wimberley Texans to kick a field goal with no time left on the clock to end the first half. The Panthers went on to score two second half touchdowns […]

Council takes steps to balance budget

By SHELLY WILKISON In an attempt to close a $76,325 gap between proposed expenses for fiscal 2013 and city income, the Liberty Hill City Council voted Monday to delay employee raises until 2014, increase its projected sales tax revenue, and take uncommitted money from utility funds. On Sept. 16, the Council voted to keep the […]

Cross country teams finish strong in Gatesville

GATESVILLE — The Liberty Hill Varsity and Junior Varsity Cross Country teams competed in the Gatesville meet Sept. 21st. The teams competed well and placed strong at the event. Head Coach Kim Holt was pleased with the team’s results and is looking forward to their meet in Fredericksburg this Saturday. “Everyone ran really well,” she […]

Panthers travel to Wimberley Sept. 27

Liberty Hill vs. Wimberley 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 27 Texan Stadium, Wimberley    About Wimberley High School Coach: Doug Warren Mascot: Texans State Championships: 2005, 2011 Colors: Red, Navy, White League: 3A Region IV District 27 The Wimberley Texans are sitting with a 2-2 record this season. After opening the season with two wins over […]

Lady Panthers pick up vital victory over Bangs

By Taylor Grafft With the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Varsity volleyball team a week away from opening District play against Lampasas, Head Coach Gretchen Peterson believes the team’s next few matches will play a vital role in preparing for bigger challenges down the road. “We’re really going to work on consistency,” said Coach Peterson. “We’ve […]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: Liberty Hill is losing two leaders who made a difference

After 18 years of teaching and inspiring Liberty Hill young musicians, Karen Dyre resigned as band director effective Sept. 30. Aside from the untold numbers of students she has influenced over the years to pursue an interest in music, Ms. Dyre wrote marching drills that helped lead the Panther Band to place 6th out of […]

Flawless offense gives Panthers third straight win

By TAYLOR GRAFFT It was the night of Homecoming and down on the field the Liberty Hill Panthers were scoring at will. The Panthers’ offense was almost perfect on Friday night against Rockdale on a wet and rainy turf. The Panthers scored on nearly every offensive possession. Their one miscue a fumble inside the red […]

Council sets tax rate, discusses 2013 budget

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council approved an ordinance Monday setting the 2013 tax rate at the current rate, and discussed ways to cut a proposed budget that they hope will bring expenditures more in line with revenue. On Sept. 9, the Council voted 3-1 to reject a 5 percent tax hike proposed […]

If you can’t find it at Winkley’s in Liberty Hill, you don’t need it

By DANA DELGADO Winkley’s in Liberty Hill has come a long way in only 10 years. Although those who know Chris Winkley would expect nothing less, his wife of 28 years, Maria Winkley, says it has been quite a surprise. “We didn’t expect it to grow this much,” she said, “but Chris had a dream […]