Smith returns to Panther O-line

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill senior offensive lineman Tyler Smith got to play two snaps in the Panthers’ 45-25 win last week at Waco Connally. It was just two plays for the 2013 all-district selection, who had been sidelined by a concussion suffered during Liberty Hill’s first scrimmage with Stephenville. But it was great. “I […]

Council adopts budget, sets tax rate

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council adopted a $1.8 million budget for fiscal 2014, which includes a 3 percent pay increase for employees, while keeping the tax rate at the current $0.53426 per $100 of property value. Because of increased property values within the city boundaries, the current tax rate is expected to […]

Magdalene ‘Lynn’ Cooper

Magdalene (Lynn) M. Cooper was a devoted wife and mother. Lynn Cooper, of Liberty Hill, TX. 64, was born October 18, 1949, and passed away on September 18, 2014 at Austin Hospice Christopher House with her family by her side. Lynn worked as an administrative assistant for TG (Texas Guaranteed). Lynn had achieved many awards […]

Walker, Pluenneke commit to Paris Junior College

By TAYLOR GRAFT Liberty Hill seniors Payton Walker and Jaycie Pluenneke can breathe a sigh of relief after committtting to Paris Junior College this week. With their post-Liberty Hill futures secured, they can now fully focus on the volleyball season, the SATs, and their senior years. Walker’s recruitment started this summer at a softball tournament […]

Trading film is easy with new technology

By SEAN SHAPIRO Trading game film used to be a hands-on process, literally. After a Friday night football game, coaches would have to wait for the film to process, usually on location of the game, while the bus would start to head home. Then, with the processed film in hand, coaches would drive and meet […]

Mother, daughter take fortuitous journey to LHISD

By Dana Delgado Well-credentialed and highly respected in their native Colorado, Mary Lou Lively and her daughter Emily Lively joined Liberty Hill’s teaching finest this school year, but only by a very fortuitous turn of events. Emily Lively accepted a fourth grade position teaching reading, writing and social studies at Bill Burden Elementary School while […]

Connally gets caught in Liberty Hill’s speed trap

By BOB VARMETTE WACO – They say speed kills. And sometimes, those old sayings have a lot of truth to them. But on Friday, Waco Connally wasn’t fast enough to run past Liberty Hill. Connally was loaded with speed on both sides of the ball, and Panthers  Coach Jerry Vance said he was particularly concerned […]

Liberty Hill runs to third straight win over Waco Connally, 45-25

By Taylor Grafft WACO — The Liberty Hill Panthers defeated Waco Connally 45-25 on Friday night at Cadet Stadium. Junior fullback Jon Shannon carried the Panthers’ rushing attack for the third straight week, running for 225 yards. Shannon also rushed for four touchdowns, leaning heavily on the Panthers’ offensive line, which had another strong performance. “I thought […]

Panthers on the prowl

By TAYLOR GRAFT With cooler fall weather approaching, Liberty Hill cross country runners can start to expect better workouts and times. “The cooler weather does help with workouts in the morning,” Liberty Hill Coach Kim Holt said. “The kids seem to have better workouts when the weather gets cooler. We have yet to run in […]

Liberty Fit fair hopes to turn Liberty Hill into health-conscious community

By DANA DELGADO Community leaders partnered with school district officials are preparing to launch a major undertaking that could dramatically affect the culture of the entire community. If all goes as organizers predict, it could be the beginning of something good, really good, for the community but especially for students. The event — Liberty Fit […]