Welding class teaches life lessons, career skills

Mike Rempe (left) helps students (from left) Alexander McLean, Brandon Jarrell and Chris Miller find necessary screws and materials for a class project. Liberty Hill High School welding students are learning skills for the workplace as part of this vocational program. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Life on a small family farm in Oklahoma taught Mike Rempe a lot. He was handling hay and working on machines and in his words, “loved it.”  It was so rewarding that when his high school Agriculture teacher approached him about becoming a part of the vocational program, saying “no” never crossed […]

Lord is shining light in ladies’ spectacular basketball season

Senior Blair Lord (center) is emotional after her teammates surprise her on Parents Night with roses to celebrate her leadership and courage this season. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft   The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers’ basketball season has been a great success this year and a large part of it has been because of Blair Lord’s senior leadership on and off the court. When Lord went down with an ankle injury in the Lampasas game on Jan. 14, she didn’t let […]

LHHS tennis talent is champ in hearts of many

Graham Vaandrager is a talented junior who is a serious state tennis  hopeful. Last year, he was a regional qualifier as an alternate. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado This year, Graham Vaandrager will be carrying the torch for the Liberty Hill High School varsity tennis team. As Coach Robert Headrick’s No. 1 player, the junior single’s player says he is ready to win so he can go to the state tournament in April at Texas A & M. “It killed […]

Marks will play football for South Nazarene

Surrounded by his friends, River Marks signs his letter of intent to play football at South Nazarene University. Seated at the table from left are Darrel Turnell, Brooklynn Jones, Darren Jones, Edwina Jones, River Marks, Page Marks and Kendall Rybarski. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft River Marks’ journey with the sport of football has been filled with surprises, adversity and triumph. After signing his letter of intent to play football for South Nazarene University on Monday, Marks will continue to pursue a dream that he didn’t think would have been possible a few years ago. Marks was […]

D&L Landscaping opens gardening center in time for spring

After years of working out of his truck as a landscaping contractor, Erasmo Chaves now proudly calls Bertram home with the opening of his complete gardening and landscaping business, D & L Landscaping. With planting season fast approaching, the former semi-professional soccer player invites everyone to visit his 10-acre complex. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado   BERTRAM — After 15 years of essentially living and working out of his truck at an exasperating pace across Central Texas, Erasmo Chaves with a restrained sigh of relief, is dropping roots. “I always wanted to have my own place,” he said. “I’m so glad to be here in Bertram.” A […]

Alex Fuller

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Alex Fuller, also known as A.J., was born Sept. 3, 1932 in Houston, Texas to Chester A. and Mary Stevens Fuller, the middle of their five children. As a child he lived in Houston, then in Tucson, Ariz.  The family returned to Houston after the death of his father. Alex married his high school sweetheart, […]

Commercial zone change approved over some residents’ objections

By SHELLY WILKISON Despite the objections of residents,  the Liberty Hill City Council voted Monday to rezone two lots in the Highway Twenty Nine Ranch Subdivision to General Commercial — a change residents say violates their deeds and restrictions. The Council heard from four property owners who opposed the change. However, City Attorney Art Rodriguez […]

Junkin, Theim pitch five-inning shutout against Wimberley in season opener

Despite frigid temperatures Monday, the Lady Panthers opened the 2014 softball season by freezing out the Wimberley Lady Texans.  Kelly McKenzey (#10) steals third base in the team’s 10-0, five-inning victory over Wimberley. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Softball team battled the cold weather on Monday night to defeat the Wimberley Texans in their season opener and start their season off with a bang — literally. The Lady Panthers had two homeruns and some dominate pitching by both Sam Junkin and Nicole Theim to start […]

LHHS alum returns as popular author

LHHS alum Jodi Meadows (right), formerly Jodi Lawrence, and Utah author Brodi Ashton (left) teamed-up to talk to LHHS English students Jan. 30 about writing, being authors and their published sci-fi trilogies.
(Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado Jodi Meadows, formerly Jodi Lawrence, a Liberty Hill High School graduate from the Class of 2001, spoke to LHHS English students Jan. 30 about being a published author. “It’s quite exciting any time we have an author visit our school, but to have a former student who has a successful career as […]

Mosby Hamilton, June Hamilton

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Mosby “Moe” Pharr Hamilton of Liberty Hill, Texas, born February 12, 1935, passed away on Wednesday January 29, 2014. His wife of 49 years, June Eloise Hamilton, born December 13, 1941 followed her husband in passing on January 30, 2014. Moe and June were married in April of 1964 and will be greatly missed by […]