Emma’s Treasures offers chic vintage items in downtown shop

Laurie Alkier has just opened Emma’s Treasures featuring a collection of jewelry, hats and chic gifts in time for Mother’s Day and spring special occasions. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Chic vintage designer Laurie Alkier has opened her newest business venture, Emma’s Treasures, in the heart of Liberty Hill’s historic downtown at 100 E. Myrtle Lane, Suite C. Actually, it’s more of a re-opening since she occupied the same space 10 years ago. At that time she had two business partners who […]

Lady Panthers start district with perfect record

Lynsey Mitchell (#12) beats the throw at first base to help spark a big fourth inning for the Lady Panthers over Llano March 14. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Softball team and Coach Charice Hankins are starting off their district schedule right where they left off last season. Perfect. Now the Lady Panthers are focusing their attention on the Burnet Lady Bulldogs as they host their rivals on Friday, March 21 in their third district game. […]

Music teacher seeks votes to obtain grant

Liberty Hill Elementary School Music Teacher Linda Downey leads Mrs. Christa McCoy’s first grade class in song. Ms. Downey is in the running for grant money with her proposal for a mobile computer unit through a Farmers Insurance “Thank A Million Teachers” program. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Liberty Hill Elementary School Music Teacher Linda Downey is in the running for some much needed grant money and with the deadline quickly approaching, is looking for votes to support her proposal. The contest is part of Farmers Insurance “Thank a Million Teachers” program launched by The University of Farmers Education Foundation, […]

Trustees approve new teaching positions, hear report on growth

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday created four new teaching positions at the high school that administrators say are needed to meet new graduation requirements and accommodate growth in enrollment. Passed by state lawmakers in 2013, the omnibus education bill, House Bill 5, made sweeping changes to the Texas Education Code (TEC) […]

Claude A. Cantrell

Cantrell, Claude

Claude A. “Dobin” Cantrell, 78, of Liberty Hill passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  A graveside service celebrating his life was held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill, Texas, with Pastor J.W. Hicks officiating. Mr. Cantrell was born on September 12, 1935 in Leander, Texas to Henry and Floy […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Wanda Lane – a Liberty Hill treasure

A Lane family portrait from the mid-1980s. At left is Wanda Lane with daughter Paula and sons James (front) and Johnny “Bud”. (Courtesy Photo)

By JAMES WEAR It’s the words inscribed on her tombstone out in the Liberty Hill Cemetery that perhaps sum up the life of Wanda Lane: “A mother to many, a friend to all.” Wanda is widely regarded as one of the most influential persons to ever have called Liberty Hill home, and today, 19 years […]

From historic downtown, Free Masons seek opportunities to make a difference

John Brengle, past Master of the Lodge, stands in the upstairs room of the Masonic Hall where members conduct their rituals and ceremonies that have been passed down for centuries.  Brengle says members are sworn to secrecy. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado The stately, old limestone building yearns to tell its tale. Its aged limestone blocks towering two stores are blackened at the top. Beneath those darkened age spots one can faintly see, etched in stone, the numbers 1883, the year the building was completed. Resting in the middle of seven buildings in Liberty […]

LHHS offering students health services curriculum tract

By Dana Delgado Christine McCloskey has had to tend to many an injury, sprain, or other physical issue as an athletic trainer over the years. It’s been a career in progress that has seen her travel about the state serving several different school districts. The Houston area native got her start as a student trainer […]

LHHS track finishes strong in Lampasas

Allee Nix competes in the Girls Long Jump at the Lampasas High School Badger Relays March 8. The Lady Panthers varsity team finished in second place in team standings. (Doug Germann Photo)

By Taylor Grafft LAMPASAS — The Liberty Hill Track and Field team competed in the Lampasas High School Badger Relays March 7, and each of the varsity and junior varsity teams finished at the top of the team standings. All four of Fredericksburg’s teams (varsity boys and girls, and junior varsity boys and girls) finished […]

Council will create ordinance to discount property tax values for elderly, disabled

By SHELLY WILKISON Although Monday’s two and one-half hour meeting was dominated by  frequent flareups between opposing candidates for office, the Liberty Hill City Council did take action to improve some roads and authorized the attorney to draft an ordinance discounting and freezing property value for elderly and disabled property owners. A unanimous vote authorized […]