Liberty Hill crushes Brenham 41-14

Panthers defeat Class 5A Brenham tonight in Panther Stadium. (Alex Rubio Photo)

By Lauren Jette The Panthers offense exploded for 41 points to defeat the visiting Brenham Cubs 41-14 Friday night at Panther Stadium. Jon Shannon ran the ball in from the one-yard line with four minutes left in the first quarter to put the Panthers on the scoreboard early. In the second quarter, the offense blasted […]

Another gold for LH cross country

The boys cross country team finished third at the Belton Invitational last week. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE The Lady Panthers Cross Country team built on their first place finish in the first meet of the season with another top finish on Aug. 28 at the Belton invitational, while the Panthers took third place. “A lot of the runners had a better time this week,” said head coach Kim Holt. […]

Tennis team looking to senior leaders

Devrie Duncan is a senior leader on the Liberty Hill tennis team. (Lauren Jette Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE While almost every sport offered at Liberty Hill High School has established a bar for success, the Panther Tennis program is still looking for its first big achievement. The fall team tennis season is still new at Liberty Hill, with the Panthers competing in this season for just the second time, but […]

Panthers find success up the middle

Liberty Hill quarterback Garrett Wright hands the ball off to Jon Shannon against La Grange in Week 1. The trap play was Liberty Hill’s best weapon in the loss. (Alex Rubio Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO It’s hard to decipher Liberty Hill’s offense. For opponents used to preparing for quick-moving, pass-heavy offenses, the Slot-T offense is a throwback that can confuse and disorient defenders. Need proof? Take a look at the Panthers track record under Jerry Vance, where they’ve won seemingly more games than passes completed. So, if […]

Bordelon continues tradition of service

Liberty Hill High School Cafeteria Manager Michele Bordelon and LHISD Child Nutrition Services Director Mary Sheffield are shown in the high school cafeteria as they prepare for the first day of school Tuesday. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños When Michele Bordelon took a job as a part-time French fry maker at Liberty Hill ISD in 1998 she had no idea it was the first step in a career spanning nearly two decades. As the cafeteria manager at Liberty Hill High School, Bordelon is charged with ensuring everything food-related runs smoothly. […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering the pipeline blast of 1999

Fuel from the ruptured pipeline continued to burn for hours after the initial explosion. (James Wear Photo)

By JAMES WEAR It was August 10, 1999. President Bill Clinton found himself welcoming Lance Armstrong to the White House in recognition of Armstrong’s first victory in the Tour de France cycling race. Overseas, Vladamir Putin was being installed as acting prime minister in Russia. Around the water cooler in offices across America, many were […]

Sophomores embracing varsity experience

By LAUREN JETTE Earning a spot on a varsity team can take years of putting in lots of hard work and sweat on the sub-varsity levels. Finally getting that opportunity to perform at the highest level in high school athletics can be daunting as the intensity and pace of play is much higher and faster […]

Food truck craze hits Liberty Hill cafeteria

By Christine Bolaños The food truck phenomenon that has become an integral part of Austin culture has extended to the outskirts of town and into the suburbs, including, this fall, to Liberty Hill. Liberty Hill High School students will have new options as they make their way through the cafeteria line this week with food-truck-like […]

Cross country teams sweep varsity and JV races at Temple

The Liberty Hill boys cross country team starts the race in Temple. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE Liberty Hill cross country kicked the season off in dominating fashion, sweeping the team finishes at the Temple Invitational Meet on Aug. 21. “All four teams did an awesome job at the first meet,” said head coach Kim Holt. “The kids competed hard. It is a great feeling to see all four […]

EDC Board approves new budget for fiscal 2015

By Christine Bolaños The Liberty Hill Economic Development Corp. Board unanimously approved the 2015-16 operating budget at its Aug. 20 meeting. According to data provided by Chief Financial Officer Amber Lewis, the EDC’s total expenditures in the adopted budget total $678,350. This includes $97,350 for personnel costs, $164,500 for contractual services, $1,500 for materials and […]