Player safety is top priority on field

By SEAN SHAPIRO Keeping student-athletes healthy can be the biggest difference between a winning and a losing season on the football field. And for a good team, staying healthy can be the difference between an early playoff exit and a trip to the state championship. “For us, in our league (Class 4A), injuries are brutal,” […]

LHISD employees return to school

By SHELLY WILKISON Seemingly energized and enthusiastic about the start of a new school year, hundreds of school district employees returned to work Tuesday marking the official end of summer vacation in Liberty Hill. The majority of the district’s 435 employees met in Liberty Hill High School’s Auditorium Tuesday morning where they learned that more […]

Disabled veteran surprised to receive mortgage-free home in Santa Rita Ranch

By SEAN SHAPIRO When Clifton “Ray” Coffee and his family arrived at Dell Diamond on Aug. 15, he knew he was going to be honored before the Round Rock Express game for his military service. But he had no idea that his family would be receiving a life-changing gift before the start of the third […]

City, EDC working to make Liberty Hill a destination

By SHELLY WILKISON Through its Economic Development Corp., the City of Liberty Hill is sending a message that the once-rural community now on the verge of a population explosion is finally open for business. As the promise of more rooftops in the school district changes the landscape, city leaders are anxious for commercial development to […]

Panthers taking the right steps leading to opener

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers Football team is inching closer and took another step forward in preparing for their season opener against LaGrange on August 29. The Panthers traveled to Stephenville August 15 for a preseason scrimmage to test some of the instructions and skills they had learned during practice. Stephenville provided a […]

Marshall VanZandt Whiteley

Marshall VanZandt Whiteley was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Monday, August 11 in Leander, TX. Born January 17, 1997 in Tulare, CA, Marshall moved with his mother, Brandee and brother, Wyatt, to Sweet Home, OR when he was 2 and started school there close to most of his maternal family until the age […]

Hilltop focuses on education, nutrition, while offering convenient extended hours

By SHELLY WILKISON Armed with a passion for healthy living and an education in child nutrition, the owner of Hilltop Children’s Center is hoping to fill a gap she sees in local child care offerings when her business opens next month. Pooneh Jahadi-Yazdi, a busy mother of two and office manager at Liberty Hill Pediatric […]

Acevedo is latest addition to Liberty Hill coaching staff

By Taylor Grafft Liberty Hill Panther Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Jerry Vance didn’t have to look very far to find the perfect fit for his recently vacant assistant coaching position left by Coach Heath Hohmann. Coach Rudy Acevedo, formerly a line coach at Leander High School, has joined the Liberty Hill football staff […]

Volleyball camp building future Lady Panthers

By Taylor Grafft Coach Gretchen Peterson hosted the 2014 Lady Panther Volleyball Camp this week and had a great turnout of girls eager to learn and improve. Coach Peterson was joined by her assistant coaches, the junior high volleyball coaches, and some of the current and former players on her varsity teams. The camp was […]

Vance’s summer camp sparks excitement for Panther Football

By Taylor Grafft Fall football practice is almost here, Panther fans. While we continue to countdown one of the most important times of the year, the Liberty Hill coaches and some of their younger Panthers took a quick three-day break from their summer vacations to participate in the 2014 Panther State Championship Football Camp. The […]