Archives for 2013

LHHS prepares for first soccer season

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Girl’s Head Soccer Coach Kelsey Quinn was not sure if she would have enough interest or girls to fill a roster for the soccer program’s first scrimmage. “Right now I have 47 girls,” said Coach Quinn. “It surpasses all my expectations. I thought I was going to be hurting for players. I’m […]

Council approves job description for planner

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council approved a job description Monday for a city planner — a position that Manager Greg Boatright says is needed to help the city deal with rapid growth and development. Although the position was not funded in the current budget, Boatright said the Council will amend the budget […]

Panthers end exciting season as District 8-3A, Bi-district champs

By TAYLOR GRAFFT BROWNWOOD — The Liberty Hill Fightin’ Panthers’ fantastic season, which included a 10-2 record, a District 8-3A Title and Bi-District Championship, ended Saturday after the Panthers fell to a very physical and tough Vernon Lions team. Liberty Hill fans braved somewhat hazardous road conditions and cold  temperatures Saturday to cheer on the […]

EDC considers tax abatement for a new business

A shipping and fulfillment company is considering relocating from Cedar Park to Liberty Hill and is seeking a five year break on property taxes. Members of the Ecomomic Development Corp. Board of Directors discussed on Tuesday the possibility of granting a $50,000 tax abatement to Outlander Fulfillment and Logistics Worldwide. If approved by the EDC […]

Victoria Weise Tatro

Victoria Weise Tatro was enfolded in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Thursday morning, November 14, 2013. Vicki courageously battled multiple cancers for over two years and spent the last month at home with her family and the loving care of her hospice angels and caring neighbors and friends who looked […]

Runnin’ Panthers stomp Lehman

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers basketball team came out strong in their first home game at the Panthers’ Den Tuesday. Freshman Zach Lord and senior captain Tristian Heidelberg each finished with 11 points. Three other players, Callen Mikulencak, Austin Boliek and Josh Sudekum, added nine points each. Heidelberg hit three three-pointers in […]

Study: LHISD students could top 5,000 by 2023

By SHELLY WILKISON Growth within the Liberty Hill Independent School District has shown a steady increase in the past 12 months, according to a demographic study released this week. As new subdivisions increasingly dot the landscape throughout the school district, a study shared with school trustees Monday shows there were 42 residential closings in the […]

Local artist recognized for ceramic excellence

By DANA DELGADO If there ever was to be an ambassador for that magical place in the North Pole, Ruth Ann Jackson-Perkins would be a shoo-in. Her heavenly spirit and boundless energy has figuratively enlightened the world by illuminating the lives of many by giving them hope, belief, and a chance to be engaged and […]

Holiday giving helps local families

Students at Liberty Hill Junior High Food Drive collected more than 1,200 cans and non-perishable food items for Operation Liberty Hill this week. Sponsored by STRIVE classes, the annual Junior High food drive is a major contributor to the local food pantry. “There were so many donations on the first day, that one load has […]

JV basketball teams split wins to start the season

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Liberty Hill boys and girls Junior Varsity basketball teams split wins this week. The girls lost to Rouse 47-34 on Monday night. The girls were down 25-22 at halftime, but weren’t able to overcome the athleticism of the Rouse team in the second half. In the first quarter, the Lady Panthers […]