Raised in the fire service, Watson’s career choice was a given

A third generation firefighter, Travis Watson’s career in the fire service was a natural fit. Today, he is a Driver for Williamson County Emergency Services District #4. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado Liberty Hill firefighter Travis Watson didn’t have to look far for a career. The Central Texas native grew up at the Hudson Bend Fire Station where his father, Bruce Watson, also a former Liberty Hill fire chief, was a legend with over 35 years of service as Chief. His grandfather had also […]

Runnin’ Panthers prepare for Salado soccer tourney

Joey Kipfer clears the ball from the box with his head to prevent Fredericksburg from scoring off a corner kick. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Runnin’ Panthers Soccer team hosted Fredericksburg on Tuesday night in a scrimmage to help them prepare for their tournament in Salado this weekend. The tournament will be a good test for the Panthers who have been playing a tough scrimmage schedule against schools that are in higher classifications. “The tournament will […]

Warner ready for final tennis season

As one of only a few seniors on this year’s varsity spring tennis team, Liberty Hill High Senior Katy Warner says she is ready to “make something happen” in District 8-3A. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado Liberty Hill High School senior Katy Warner is sitting on top of the world these days. A letter of acceptance from Texas A&M University, which arrived shortly after school got underway last year, has had her floating on clouds for months. She says it has capped her school years and she is […]

Trustees hear report of student performance, post-graduation activity, school safety

By SHELLY WILKISON While much of the information presented to school trustees Monday regarding the academic performance of Liberty Hill students in 2012-2013 was already known, statistics about post-graduation activities and student discipline — subjects not as frequently shared — were also addressed. School districts are required annually to report to the public information about […]

Ladies want revenge against Brownwood

Allee Nix (#4) passes the ball to an open teammate underneath the basket against Lampasas Jan. 14. Against Llano on Tuesday, the girls dominated on both ends of the court and defeated the Yellow Jackets 82-39. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers return home to the Panthers’ Den on Jan. 24 to face a Brownwood team that defeated them earlier this month. Last week, Brownwood defeated Llano easily with a 56-23 victory and this week Brownwood wrapped up another district win to remain a perfect 6-0 in district this […]

Liberty Hill defeats Bandera in a nine-goal thriller

Alex Svetlik (#20) pulls the ball back away from her Bandera opponent to maintain possession in the midfield. The Lady Panthers scored six goals in a 6-3 victory on Tuesday night. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Lady Panthers Soccer team beat Bandera Tuesday night in a nine-goal thriller. The ladies will have a bye next week to work on a few fundamentals, but are preparing for Leander’s Junior Varsity team on Jan. 28. The scrimmage against Leander was originally scheduled for last Friday, but moved after a […]

Runnin’ Panthers gaining confidence

Sophomore guard Conner Lowe (#4) shoots a floater from the baseline against Lampasas on Jan. 14. Against Llano on Tuesday, Lowe hit five three-pointers to help his team to a 78-74 victory. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers are returning home on Friday to face a Brownwood team that is struggling to find wins in district this season. Brownwood played Gatesville in a close game, but still remains winless in district this season. “We cannot look past anyone at this point,” said Coach Barry Boren. […]

Hazel Katherine Harris

Harris Hazel

Hazel Katherine Harris, 92, of Burnet, Texas, passed away on January 18, 2014. She was born in Austin, Texas on July 15, 1921, to William and Annie Harris. Hazel attended Austin High School, graduating in 1939. She worked her entire career at General Telephone Electric (GTE); retiring after 39 years of service. She began as […]

Craftsman finds niche with mesquite

Craig Lagerstrom always loved art, but never imagined he would become a master furniture craftsman.  Today, Texas Mesquite Company in Bertram has become a premier furniture maker specializing in Mesquite woods and noted for quality craftsmanship.
(Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — Craig Lagerstrom never imagined he would become a Master Furniture Craftsman. The humble Bertram artisan and businessman had always held a strong affection for art and revered the blend of culture, arts and architecture in New Mexico where he spent many of his growing years. His dad’s career with the […]

Whitten challenges herself to play ‘Big’ for the Lady Panthers

Shelby Whitten (#3) is a major contributor to the success of the Lady Panthers. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Dana Delgado At 5’3”, there is little wonder why Shelby Whitten is called “Lil Bit” by Lady Panther varsity basketball Coach Matt Kirschner. Her friends as well as her father, Tad Whitten, call her “Shelbers.” But when she steps on the basketball court for Liberty Hill High School, Whitten needs no introduction and is […]