Through Salvation Army, local volunteers help during times of crisis

Sharon and Randy O'Dell find blessings in serving others through the Salvation Army. (Courtesy Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Looking for an opportunity to serve others during their times of greatest need, Liberty Hill real estate broker Randy O’Dell reached out to the Salvation Army and volunteered to help. After serving on committees at a local church he attended for many years, O’Dell said he came to realize two years ago […]

Bertram family finds respite in raising miniature donkeys

Patricia “Patsy” Oertli raises miniature donkeys at the family’s ranch near Bertram. 
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By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — Patricia “Patsy” Oertli is quite the charmer.  She just knows how to attract and captivate an audience. Her admirers attend to her every word and when she moves they follow her ever so closely. You can see their strong adoration for her in their eyes and Patsy, well, she is […]

Panthers banking on Vickers for leadership, playmaking

Senior varsity quarterback Tyler Vickers. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By DANA DELGADO To challenge archrival Burnet and contend in District 8-3A this football season, Liberty Hill High School will field a stout defense, another stable of strong runners and a surging offensive line. But, it is the player behind center, quarterback Tyler Vickers, they are banking on for leadership and playmaking. Despite not having […]

FOOD WISE: School lunch ideas that will keep children interested, eating healthy

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By CHEF RENEE MORGAN With Labor Day came the unofficial end of summer. Kind of our last hoorah weekend before school really starts in earnest. That means early mornings, full days of sports and band practices, youth club meetings and school lunches. I think many times it’s easy to get ourselves in a school lunch […]

Cross country teams finish strong at first meet in Llano

By Taylor Grafft   The Liberty Hill Varsity and Junior Varsity Cross Country team finished strong in their first meet of the season. The teams traveled to Llano on August 31 to compete and had multiple runners finish in the top three individual, while both the boys and girls varsity teams finished first overall. “All […]

Ladies dominate Harker Heights

Peyton Redmond rises high to spike the ball in the Panthers’ dominate 3-0 victory over Harker Heights on Tuesday. Redmond finished with a game-high 8 kills. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers Varsity volleyball team made quick work of Harker Heights on Tuesday night, sweeping the Knights in three games (25-15, 25-20, 25-20). Head Coach Gretchen Peterson was pleased with how her team worked together against Harker Heights and thinks they are building momentum as the season progresses. “We’re starting […]

Panthers’ tough defense, and Barrios earn Liberty Hill first win

By TAYLOR GRAFFT HONDO — The Liberty Hill Panthers picked up their first win of the season in a tough road contest against the Hondo Owls on Friday night. The Panthers’ defense sealed the victory with just under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter when they made a stop on fourth and one to […]

Catherine Ann Bebee

Eldon and Catherine Bebee

Catherine (Yeargin) Bebee left this world peacefully from her earthly home in Austin to her eternal home in heaven on September 3, 2013 with gratitude in her heart for the faithfulness of God, surrounded by her loving husband, Eldon, and her precious family and friends. She courageously fought a long battle with cancer with great […]

Bertram’s Hwy 29 BBQ offers German-style barbecue goodness

Customer Connie Heller (center) of Sunrise Beach along with daughters Deedee Denby (left) of Burnet and Bertie Denby (right) from Austin gave their mixed barbecue platter rave reviews on a recent visit to the Bertram eatery. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — If a full house of hungry and happy diners is any indication, Austinites Morgan Schott and his partner Corey Thibideaux may be well be on their way to establishing one of the region’s favorite eateries and hangouts. Located at 110 State Highway 29 in the heart of historic downtown Bertram, […]

EDITORIAL: Business owners have right to weigh in on the war between the Mayor, Boatright

This past week, some have complained that they have been put off by the yard signs placed around the city in support of interim City Manager Greg Boatright. The signs have been placed around town by area business owners who have also been circulating a petition in support of keeping the city manager. Some business […]