Passion for art sparked Bergmann’s teaching career

LHISD second grade teacher Donna Bergmann, affectionately called "Bergie" by her family and many of her colleagues, proudly poses in front of a gallery of art work produced by her students on display in the hallway at Bill Burden Elementary School.  Her passion for art spurred her career in education, but it’s been the love for and commitment to her students that has kept her teaching for 30 years. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado From an early age, art made Donna Bergmann’s world go round. It was a wonderfully imaginative world-within-a-world for this west Texas native growing up in dusty Eden near San Angelo where creativity was always the order of the day. She would make her own paper dolls and clothes and every color was […]

Miller ready to make impact as sophomore

Lily Miller helps her team to a second-place finish in the varsity girl’s 4 x 400 Meter Relay. Miller is also a black belt in karate. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Lily Miller has already proven to be a fierce competitor on the track for the Liberty Hill Panthers despite being an underclassman. Now, in her second year on the track team the sophomore is ready to prove she has what it takes to get to the next level. “This year I feel […]

Report shows record-breaking housing activity

By SHELLY WILKISON School district officials say 2014 was a record-breaking year for growth in Liberty Hill’s housing market, and projected annual increase in enrollment of 7.5 percent, which translates to a possible enrollment of 6,429 students by 2024. Superintendent Rob Hart informed school trustees Monday that a report on the school district’s demographics for […]

Panthers rack up medals at season-opening meet

Lucas Risotto takes off and lands during the triple jump at the Panther Relays on Saturday. Risotto won first place int he varsity boys Triple Jump with a leap of 41' 8.5". (Sean Shapiro Photo Illustration/Kathy Canady Photos)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT While the season has just begun for the Liberty Hill Track and Field team, the Panthers already brought plenty of excitement to their home meet last Saturday that should entice fans to keep watching. Nothing was more exciting than the varsity boy’s 4 x 800 Meter Relay team’s finish. After the team […]

LHISD planning for new elementary school

By SHELLY WILKISON With enrollment at both elementary schools inching up to capacity, Superintendent Rob Hart told school trustees Monday that administrators are working on a plan for another bond election to build a new elementary school. Hart presented numbers showing that Liberty Hill Elementary School, which houses pre-kindergarten through first grade, is only 51 […]

Council approves EDC job description, agreement with Tractor Supply

The Liberty Hill City Council unanimously approved a job description Feb. 13 for the position of Executive Director of the Liberty Hill Economic Develop Corp. The job description was approved by the EDC Board of Directors on Feb. 12. The position is currently held by City Manager Greg Boatright, who shares his time with the […]

City staff, Council members discuss Liberty Hill’s future needs at planning session

City of Liberty Hill staff met informally with Council members during an day-long retreat Feb. 12 to share updates on ongoing projects and discuss the city’s future needs. Although no action was taken at the Strategic Planning Session, which was held at Cimarron Hills, City Manager Greg Boatright said the purpose of the meeting was […]

Foust thinks defense-first for Panthers

Slater Foust grabs a rebound under the basket against Taylor on Tuesday. Foust has been a defensive stopper for the Panthers this season. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill junior Slater Foust times his toss perfectly – and knocks a teammate’s shot attempt off its intended trajectory. It falls harmlessly to the floor instead of finding the bottom of the basket. Getting in some extra work after practice, Foust is still more about stopping someone else from scoring than […]

Tractor Supply eyes January 2016 opening

By SEAN SHAPIRO and SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill’s first large retail chain store is expected to open in January 2016, and the City Council took the first step to welcome the new business on Feb. 13 by approving a development agreement that approves the removal of trees at the building site. It was announced in […]

Lady Panthers swat La Vernia, move to Area round

AUSTIN — The Liberty Hill girls basketball team had to overcome a rough first half shooting the ball to beat La Vernia, 73-39, in the bi-district playoffs on Tuesday. La Vernia opened the game with an aggressive zone defense that Coach Matt Kirschner and his players hadn’t faced yet this season. “(La Vernia) was a […]