Runnin’ Panthers drop game to Shoemaker

By Lauren Jette The Panthers basketball team dropped its first game of the season to Killeen Shoemaker 71-52 at home Tuesday night. “We got beat by a better team tonight. It’s just how it is,” said head coach Barry Boren. “They’re very good, they won their district last year. They got them all back but […]

After mid-season vow, JV finishes as co-district champs

By Mike Schoeffel Junior varsity teams don’t get much love. That’s just the nature of the high school football beast. The varsity team grabs headlines and adulation, while JV players go about their business without much recognition, biding their time until the day arrives to shine in front of pulsing crowds on Friday nights. The […]

Panthers rush to area championship

By Lauren Jette Spurred by four touchdowns in the first quarter, the Panthers ran all over the Gonzales Apaches to win the Area championship 51-3 Friday night at Canyon Lake. “I thought our kids played pretty well,” said head coach Jerry Vance. “It’s always real nice to have that breathing room.” Jon Shannon took off […]

Two Brand It brings local flair with boutique

By Lauren Jette Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Highway 29, at the end of a row of older buildings in the heart of downtown Liberty Hill is Two Brand It. Mostly known for screen printing T-shirts, the locally-owned business recently expanded and now houses a boutique in the front of their store. […]

Athletes compete at Special Olympics Bowling event

By Dana Delgado For Liberty Hill Special Olympics, it was another milestone last weekend as a large delegation of athletes competed in their first ever bowling competition in Georgetown. “It was such a successful bowling competition,” said Coach Christopher Klepper who has been piloting the development of the Liberty Hill program now in its second […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sam Mather played big role in shaping local history

By JAMES WEAR In our last column we shared information with readers regarding Andy Mather, a Gabriel Mills native who during his lifetime would gain acclaim for his association with the Texas Rangers. This week we’ll devote some space to his father, Samuel Mather, an early settler of the area who, while perhaps not as […]

James Michael McDonald

James “Jim” Michael McDonald, 56, passed away November 12, 2015 at his home in Florence, TX. Jim was born January 20, 1959 in San Jose, California. His interests were spending time with family, traveling and adventure, science fiction films, and doting on his three loving dogs. He knew no strangers and was best known for […]

Gardening, new activities help bring purpose, joy to Hope House residents

By Christine Bolaños Helping build a garden, making a candle or soap can be therapeutic for anyone. For the residents of Hope House it is an opportunity to find purpose, joy and a sense of accomplishment in everyday life. The nonprofit offers a permanent nurturing and understanding residence for the mentally and physically disabled. Some […]

Trustees approve architect contract

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees took another step Monday in the process of developing a bond proposal for the construction of a new elementary school. With Trustees Greg Thrash, Shawn Vickers and Shawn Roberts absent, the Board voted unanimously to approve a contract with Huckabee & Associates for architectural services. The firm played […]

Liberty Hill churches, community unite for Thanksgiving feast

By Christine Bolaños Six Liberty Hill churches, their pastors, Operation Liberty Hill and the community are uniting for a feast on Thanksgiving Day. It is the first of what coordinators hope will become an annual event. Anyone from the community is invited to take part in a spread featuring turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet […]