Council approves MUD wastewater rates, adopts budget ordinance

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council approved agreements Oct. 28 with two companies that will operate lift stations in multiple municipal utility districts that are now wastewater customers of the City.  To facilitate a smooth transition, the Council approved a wastewater rate and fee schedule for MUDs 12, 13, 19 and 19A that […]

Lady Panthers win District

Payton Walker (#3) and Mason Sharp (middle) watch Madi Sharp (#8) spike the ball for an important kill for the Panthers in game one. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Liberty Hill Varsity Volleyball team finished their District 8-3A schedule with key wins over Burnet on Oct. 25 and Llano on Oct. 29. The Varsity Lady Panthers have been so impressive over the month of October and are looking to carry that confidence and momentum into the post season. The Lady […]

Karilyn M. Larlee

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Karilyn M. Larlee, 50, of Liberty Hill, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013. She was born April 30, 1963, in Staten Island, New York. Karilyn was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Christopher J. Larlee; father, Edward Swanson Sr.; and brother, Eddie Swanson Jr. She is survived by her mother, […]

Despite $10,000 increase, Hart’s salary lower than some area superintendents

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees gave Superintendent Rob Hart a $10,000 pay raise this year, but his salary still falls behind other area school superintendents. According to a Schools FIRST report presented to trustees Monday, Hart will earn $154,600 this fiscal year — a salary that includes compensation for vehicle […]

American Legion hosts Arts & Crafts Fair

From left, Terry Hale and Lane Shipp run the snack bar at the monthly Arts and Crafts Fair at the American Legion Post in Bertram. 
(Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — For an enchanting weekend of shopping, explore and discover some handcrafted treasures Saturday, Nov. 2 at the American Legion Post 607 in Bertram. Some are destined for giving with the holidays on the horizon while others are meant to keep. Either way, Post 607 welcomes visitors to its monthly Arts […]

Yodeling cowgirl, taxidermist making dreams come true

Evelyn Billington, known as the Yodeling Cowgirl, is also a nationally recognized taxidermist. 
(Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado ANDICE — Evelyn (Mills) Billington defies description. Born in Germany, the Williamson County resident spent the first few years of her life in an orphanage before being adopted. Noises bothered her then and to this day she has to sleep with ear plugs to keep out all noises including the chirps of […]

Liberty Hill defeats Burnet in defensive battle

Defensive lineman Will Smith (#66) and Dylan Liesman (#88) help the Liberty Hill defense make a goal line stand against Burnet quarterback Derek Kiser (gray uniform, #7). The Panthers’ defense held the Dawgs to 32 yards rushing. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

Junior linebacker Jason Reeves intercepted the ball with 38 seconds left in the game to seal the Fightin’ Panthers’ 14-7 win over rival Burnet on Friday. The Burnet Bulldogs came into the game averaging 36.4 points per game on offense, but the Liberty Hill defense shut them down all night and held the Bulldogs scoreless […]

LHHS volleyball clinches Championship after sweeping Gatesville

Payton Walker (#3) and Mason Sharp (#7) watch as their teammates Madi Sharp (#8) and Peyton Redman (#5) jump to block a Lady Hornet attack. The Lady Panthers swept Gatesville 3-0 to remain undefeated in district and clinch the District 8-3A Title. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Liberty Hill Varsity Volleyball team came into their home match against Gatesville red hot and left District 8-3A Champions. The Lady Panthers have only lost one set in district this season and are still an unbeaten 8-0 after a 3-0 sweep of Gatesville on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Ironically, the last set […]

FOOD WISE: Celebrate fall with pumpkin-y goodness

Pumpkin Soup served from a hollowed-out pumpkin. (Courtesy Photo)

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I recently heard that this year’s largest pumpkin record holder weighs in at over 2,000 pounds. Can you imagine? The guy who grew it said he fed it fish and seaweed. That sounds funny, but those nutrients do come in a dehydrated form to use as plant food. It kinda makes […]

Liberty Hill downs Brownwood to top District 8-3A standings

Liberty Hill is now sitting alone at the top of the District 8-AAA standings after traveling to Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood Oct. 18 and coming out with a 31-20 victory over the Lions. Place kicker Lucas Rizzotto’s 24-yard field goal with 5:33 remaining in the first quarter put the Panthers up 3-0. Two minutes […]