Council hears objections to proposed zoning change

By SHELLY WILKISON Residents opposed to a developer’s plans to allow businesses near the entrance of their subdivision aired their concerns to the Liberty Hill City Council Monday and won a temporary victory when elected officials voted to table action on the proposal. Prior to the vote, the Council held a public hearing on the […]

Icy roads force school closures

Arctic air and wintery precipitation found its way to the Liberty Hill area in recent weeks forcing the cancellation of school twice within five days. Liberty Hill ISD was among most Central Texas school districts that closed school on Jan. 24 and again Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions. Superintendent Rob Hart said closing school […]

Lady Panthers eye district title

Baylie Bevers (left) and Megan Huppee (#25) double team a Brownwood player during the Lady Panthers’ 48-47 win. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers now control their own destiny after defeating Brownwood 48-47 on Saturday to improve to 18-9 overall and 6-1 in district play. The Lady Panthers were tied with Brownwood in the district standings entering into their game with rival Burnet, which was rescheduled due to inclement weather on […]

Missing teen found in Austin

By Dana Delgado Christopher Seth Briggs, the missing North Texas teenager who ran away Nov. 14, 2013, from Meridell Achievement Center in Liberty Hill, has been found. The teen was found safe on Saturday, Jan. 25, in Austin by the Austin Police Department. The announcement was made by Liberty Hill Police Chief Randy Williams. “The […]

Texas Steelhorse Saddles founded on a prayer

Once a hell-bent biker outlaw, “Steelhorse Cowboy Bob” found himself at the intersection of US Highway 183 and State Highway 29 where his life took a major turn. Eight months ago, Bob Pena moved his specialized motorcycle accessory business to Liberty Hill from Georgetown to be closer to his church. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado   Six years ago, hell-raising and defiant but desperate Bob Pena slowly smoked one last joint after having a soul-searching phone conversation with his mother and mounted his Harley motorcycle in Georgetown for what he believed was likely his last ride. He didn’t know where else to turn. His fabled reputation as […]

When their paths crossed, dreams seemed possible

Vicky McCowan at a recent basketball game. 
(Photo by Dana Delgado)

  By Dana Delgado Arely Narvaez Sanchez has big dreams. The Liberty Hill High School senior hopes to earn a degree in nursing following graduation. But, coming from modest means and a humble background, she has had to deal with many obstacles. At times, it’s been overwhelming. Vicky McCowan is the dedicated Registrar at Liberty […]

Liberty Hill softball gears up for strong season

The catchers on the Liberty Hill softball teams practice lunges and other stretching exercises to prepare for the upcoming season. 
(Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Softball team is ready to step out on their brand new softball field and play their hearts out this season. Their goals and expectations will be lofty, but not impossible to attain. Those goals remain to get back to the state tournament, which the team achieved in […]

Bertram Hardware is haven for home improvements

Ray Simpson, co-owner of Bertram Hardware & Supply, along with his wife Libby, have built a Central Texas original that is meeting the varied needs of the community. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM –  A few weeks ago, it was a steady stream of people looking for relief or fixit remedies from the cold weather. Whether it was repairing a burst pipe or sealing up air leaks or routine home maintenance, Bertram Hardware & Supply was a haven for just about anything. With the […]

Liberty Hill finds success behind seasoned leaders

Junior point guard Callen Mikulencak (#5) scores a tough, contested layup against Lampasas and draws a foul for a free throw. Mikulencak, who leads the team in scoring, has shot over 200 free throws. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers basketball team has a history of success. They have district championships and countless school records to prove it. It would be hard not to achieve success with Head Coach Barry Boren, who runs the program like a well-oiled machine. But if you ask Coach Boren why that […]

Liberty Hill’s Two Brand It celebrates one year anniversary

Jennifer Ferrell (left) and Carrie VanMeeteren are partners in Two Brand It, a t-shirt printing shop in downtown Liberty Hill. The shop is celebrating its first anniversary in business this month. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado Their first anniversary of being in business as Two Brand It just kind of snuck up on Carrie VanMeeteren and Jennifer Ferrell, managing members of the business. So wrapped up in learning all the business details and still making it fun and meeting all the t-shirt printing needs of their customers has […]