Panthers look to replicate 2014 area game against familiar opponent

By Lauren Jette The road to the state championship is the same as it was last year, but two rounds into the playoffs, Liberty Hill’s opponents are all too familiar. After dispatching rival Burnet in the bi-district round last week, the Panthers will have another area rematch against Gonzales, the team they beat last year […]

Former receiver Joiner leading way on Panther defense

By Lauren Jette When junior cornerback Dylan Joiner moved to Liberty Hill from Leander before his sophomore year, he thought he was going to contribute to the Panthers as a wide receiver. After seeing the number of running backs and lack of receivers on the team, Joiner realized he was going to have to find […]

Hoopoe ready to continue softball at next level

By Lauren Jette Years of hard work and dedication paid off in a big way for Liberty Hill senior Megan Huppee when she signed a letter of intent to play softball for Tennessee State University on Nov. 13. “I know this has been my dream,” Huppee said. “People would ask me ‘oh, what do you […]

Volunteerism a calling for the Marshalls

By Christine Bolaños Tara and Rick Marshall are the type of people who would rather sing praises of others or each other than themselves. Each has made a huge difference in the Liberty Hill community and hope their calling to volunteerism is carried onto their children. Mrs. Marshall is serving for the fifth year on […]

Bertram Plaza home to laundromat, healing center

By Lauren Jette BERTRAM — Dr. Bruce Bottcher and Sandy Hall work together on two very different services at both ends of Bertram Plaza, located at 1460 W. State Highway 29 in Bertram. On the west end, Bottcher runs his chiropractic office, while Hall does massage therapy and Bowenwork therapy. At the other end of […]

Elena’s Mexican Restaurant to unveil bar, open at night

By Christine Bolaños  When Elena Soto arrived in the United States from Mexico she carried something special with her. A love and gift of authentic Mexican cooking that she passed on to her daughter Gracie Soto. “In the U.S. her first job was waiting tables at restaurants,” said Gracie Soto, who took over Elena’s Mexican […]

New coach set to lead Lady Panther basketball

By Lauren Jette It’s a new season, a new team and a new coach for the Lady Panthers basketball team, which will tipoff at Georgetown East View Tuesday. Head Coach Chris Lange takes over for Matt Kirschner, who left to coach at Melissa ISD after last season’s run to the state semifinals, where Liberty Hill […]

Runnin’ Panthers ready to storm the court

By Lauren Jette After graduating only one senior after last year’s 32-1 season, the Runnin’ Panther basketball team looks to go deeper in the playoffs this season. Liberty Hill shocked many after hitting a 31-game win streak to claim the District 25-4A championship before falling early in the playoffs, losing to Brazosport 62-56 in the […]

Panthers beat down Bulldogs to advance to area playoff

By Lauren Jette CEDAR PARK — The Panthers came up big when they needed to and defeated rival Burnet 47-28 Friday night at John Gupton Stadium to advance to the area round of playoffs. “It’s wonderful,” Coach Jerry Vance said of getting the win over the Bulldogs. “You look at their record and if it was […]

Liberty Hill-Burnet rivalry renewed in playoff game

By Lauren Jette Liberty Hill will see a familiar shade of green Friday night in a bi-district matchup with longtime rival Burnet at Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park. The District 14-4A champions will take on the Bulldogs in the post-season for the second year in a row. “It’s nice to be 5-0 and being the […]