Coin flip ritual part of football since the beginning

By SEAN SHAPIRO It’s the last thing before the real action begins on Friday night. The two team captains, often three or four players per team, will meet at midfield with the officials for the coin toss. It’s a simple 50-50 chance — one that will determine which team gets the ball first and which […]

Violence-torn Honduras becomes refuge for retiree

By Dana Delgado While hordes of Hondurans have fled to the southern U.S. border seeking safe harbor, Liberty Hill resident Jo Ann Swahn was drawn to the interior of this country in strife for her own reasons. After living a corporate life in New York, Ms. Swahn found herself living in Liberty Hill to be […]

Old Red Brick School House produced community leaders

By JAMES WEAR The year was 1947. Two years earlier, atomic bombs had been dropped on Japan, bringing the Pacific conflict of World War II to an end. President Harry Truman, who issued the order to attack, was still in office in 1947, the year that would see Jackie Robinson break the color barrier in […]

Carmen Jo Smalley

Carmen Jo Smalley, 66 of Leander passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Carmen’s family will gather for visitation on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Beck Funeral Home, 1700 FM 1431, Cedar Park, TX 78613. A service celebrating Carmen’s life will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1:00PM at […]

Valree Brooks

Valree Brooks, age 99, entered into eternal peace on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Wesleyan Nursing Facility in Georgetown. Visitation for family and friends was held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, 2900 Williams Drive in Georgetown. Funeral services will be […]

Bradley William Houtz

Bradley William Houtz, 43 years old from Liberty Hill, TX, died August 27, 2014. Bradley was born in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands on December 23, 1970 to David and Lorrie Houtz. His family resided in Cody, Wyoming until 1984 when his family moved to Austin, Texas. Bradley graduated from Westwood High School in 1989 […]

Little People celebrates 15 years of caring for Liberty Hill children

By Dana Delgado Her father did his best to talk her out of it. Leaving a secure job at Liberty Hill High School after teaching for six years seemed like a mighty big risk. But, Debra Brown had other thoughts and some very definite ideas about what she wanted to do with her life. Teaching […]

Panthers rush over Brownwood, 43-36

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers defeated the Brownwood Lions at Panther Stadium on a rainy Friday night by a score of 43-36. The Liberty Hill rushing attacked proved to be too much for the Lions to handle for four quarters as they totaled 391 yards on the ground. The Panthers and Lions are no […]

Panthers use ground game to stop Brownwood

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill senior quarterback Nick Hernandez scored three touchdowns rushing in the second half to rally the Panthers to a 43-36 win over the Brownwood Lions Friday night in non-district football at Panther Stadium. Hernandez scored on runs of five and 38 yards in the third quarter to lift Liberty Hill (2-1) […]

Ray a determined runner for LHHS Cross Country

By Taylor Grafft In his second season with the Liberty Hill Panthers varsity cross country team sophomore Ryan Ray is putting in more work and using his drive for success and love for competition as a means to get himself to the top. Ray has been competing and running since seventh grade and has found […]