Liberty Hill sparks second-half comeback to edge Gatesville

Senior running back Will Fromme dives over the goal line on a 22-yard touchdown run to start the third quarter. Fromme also scored on a 32-yard touchdown run to help spark the Panthers’ comeback. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT GATESVILLE — The Liberty Hill Fightin’ Panthers overcame an early deficit and came out of halftime to score 17 unanswered points to defeat the Gatesville Hornets Nov 8 in the last game of the regular season. Junior running back Hunter Lindsay scored the go-ahead touchdown for the Panthers with 5:44 remaining in […]

Wilson’s big give to Liberty Hill will stand taller than a stadium

Michael Wilson stepped down as president of Liberty Hill Youth Football & Cheer this week, but his contributions will be long-remembered by a grateful community.  (Courtesy Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Some have referred to it as “the big give,” but for Michael Wilson, the gift of a football field to Liberty Hill five years ago was just something he could do to make things better for kids. “Just leave it better than you found it,” says Wilson, who admits that building a […]

Special season for three volleyball seniors

Seniors Kallie Perrin, Madi Sharp and Mason Sharp have led their team to a top-10 ranking in the state this season. They face Burkburnett tonight, Nov. 7, in the Area round of the playoffs. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT As the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers continue on the road to State, three seniors have poured their hearts and souls into the program on and off the court. With so much success coming to the varsity volleyball team — a ninth place ranking in the Texas Girls Coaches Volleyball Poll, an undefeated […]

White Table remembrance honors Veterans’ service

Bertram Library Director Ann Brock holds a Veterans Day Guest Book for veterans and or their families who visit the White Table exhibit at the Library. The exhibit continues through November. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado  BERTRAM — An idea proposed to honor military veterans moved Bertram Library Director Ann Brock to tears.   The idea, presented as a regional Veterans’ Day project by Marilyn Curtis representing the regional Alpha Chi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, revolved around a charming yet powerful children’s book. The […]

A lifetime of service for love of family, community

Gilbert Vickers played on the LHHS Panther squad of the early 1960’s but went on to become a champion on the field in a whole different way years later. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado Gilbert Vickers is not of those legendary athletes that is immortalized in record books, remembered for unforgettable sporting feats or whose name has lived eternally in Liberty Hill High School lore for unbelievable athleticism. Although, playing during some lean athletic years in the early 1960’s with only 12 teammates on a winless […]

Lady Panthers move to Area round

Jaycie Pluenneke (#15) and Peyton Redmond (#5) watch teammate Kallie Perrin (middle) joust for a ball over the net against Venus High School in the Bi-district playoff match Monday. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT ROBINSON — The Liberty Hill Varsity volleyball team came into their Bi-district matchup Monday against Venus High School with an enormous amount of confidence after winning their second District title in a row. The Panthers wasted no time showing their opponents why they were so successful in district this season (finishing undefeated […]

Lorena Hawkins

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Lorena Hawkins, 96, went to live with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 29, 2013. She was born Lorena Allie Hobbs in Spicewood, TX on January 15, 1917, to Harvey Dillard and Emma Frances Word Hobbs. She graduated as valedictorian from Liberty Hill High School in 1934. She was a retired kindergarten and […]

Expert training, knowledge makes this Texas girl the perfect fit for a gun shop

Noted military firearms instructor Judith Baker is owner of A Texas Girl’s Guns in Liberty Hill -- a one-stop gun shop that carries an extensive line of firearms and accessories and offers a variety of training classes.
(Photo by Dana Delgado)

By DANA DELGADO Individuals who first step into A Texas Girl’s Guns, a gun shop owned and operated by Judith Baker, are invariably surprised. But Mrs. Baker’s remarkable military background makes the business a natural fit, and the bonus comes when customers see the extent and quality of her store’s products and services. “We are […]

Veteran’s new home ends long struggle

Army veteran Shirley Wright stands in front of her new completely outfitted home awarded after being nominated for assistance under the Home Depot Foundation’s “Celebration of Service” program. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — This was a day Shirley Wright was beginning to think was never going to come. The Army veteran, who suffers from lupus, has had to huddle in small make-shift quarters with her two young adopted granddaughters and her daughter braving Texas’ brutally hot summers and the cold of winter for […]

Liberty Hill dedicates new high school

LHISD Board President Clay Cole reflects on the growth of the school district since he was a student in the 1970s.

By SHELLY WILKISON Two years ago, school district officials and the Liberty Hill community met on pasture land that for generations had raised crops and livestock, and spoke of a day when a new high school would be built there. On Sunday, many of the same people gathered in a new auditorium about 200 yards […]