Liberty Hill completes district play undefeated against Bandera

BANDERA – It may be expected at Liberty Hill and It may have been forecast before the start of this season. But a second-straight 5-0 district season is still pretty cool. The Panthers capped their regular season, including another unblemished district campaign, with a 42-23 win against the Bandera Bulldogs Friday night in the District […]

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Liberty Hill follows state voting trends to elect Republicans with 35% turnout

During heavy voting periods Tuesday, Liberty Hill residents waited in slow-moving lines at Liberty Hill High School to cast their ballots. Voters re-elected Republican incumbents for county and legislative offices. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO The lines started early Tuesday morning as voters waited to cast their ballots in the midterm elections. At Liberty Hill High School, the line weaved out the door and down the long sidewalk throughout the day. That steady flow of voters was the norm across the county. It continued into the evening. […]

The Independent will serve as publication for student journalists

Journalism students from Liberty Hill High School will become the newest contributors this month to their community newspaper under a unique arrangement between the school district and The Liberty Hill Independent. Beginning Nov. 13, The Independent will begin publishing the stories, photographs, graphics and video generated by the 24 students in the school’s first journalism […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Market Days were a winner for Liberty Hill

Market Days were held in downtown Liberty Hill in Veterans Park as vendors sold their wares from a series of booths that lined the back portion of the property. (Courtesy Photo)

By JAMES WEAR It’s been many years, but a lot of folks remember Liberty Hill Market Days. Held the first Saturday of each month at Veterans Park downtown, Market Days brought droves of folks to the community as they would browse through the various booths that lined the back of the VFW property. Vendors offered […]

Festival offers gun enthusiasts chance to try products

By SEAN SHAPIRO Gun enthusiasts from all over Central Texas, and likely the state, will make their way to Liberty Hill on Saturday and Sunday for the Texas International Firearms Festival. The event is a consumer-driven event, which will put company representatives face-to-face with potential customers. Those in attendance will be able to test the […]

LH, Bandera have real reasons to play

Senior offensive lineman Matt McLeod (#60) watches senior halfback Logan Barnes (#8) score Liberty Hill’s opening touchdown in a 45-35 victory over the Fredericksburg Billies last Friday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Bandera Bulldogs need some help to make the playoffs. But first they need to beat the Liberty Hill Panthers in the teams’ District 14-4A Division I finale at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bandera High School Stadium. If they can accomplish that, and the Taylor Ducks can beat the Fredericksburg Billies, the […]

Living with battlefield disabilities, Coffey humbled by Liberty Hill support

From left, Lana Henley, Elizabeth Horne, Ray Coffey, Gary Henley, Melanie Coffey and Ed Horne stand in front of the Coffeys’ future home in Santa Rita Ranch. Henley Homes is building the house through Operation Finally Home, while Ed and Elizabeth Horne donated the lot. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO By the time his new home is move-in ready, Clifton “Ray” Coffey may have enough photos to make a flipbook of the builders’ progress. At each phase of the house, Coffey and his wife, Melanie, have made the trip to Santa Rita Ranch to check on the progress, take photos, and most […]

Best of the West hosts sharpshooter during International Firearms Festival

Best of the West Shooting Sports, Liberty Hill shooting range, Kirsten Joy Weiss, Texas International Firearms Festival. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Kirsten Joy Weiss is bringing her sharp-shooting skills to Liberty Hill. Weiss performs trick shots on a YouTube channel that has more than 32,000 subscribers. She also talks about gun safety and precautions, and she said she is looking forward to talking with other gun enthusiasts at the Texas International Firearms Festival […]

Hunters celebrate start of Deer Season

Glenn Jackson and his daughter Morgan Jackson during hunting season in 2013. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Friday is Halloween, but for Glenn Jackson it will feel like Christmas Eve. White tail deer general hunting season starts Saturday and Jackson, like many hunters around Texas, will be heading outside for the first day of the season. “Once (hunting) is in your blood, it’s like Christmas,” Jackson, a Liberty Hill […]