James ‘Jim’ Lee Burns

James “Jim” Lee Burns passed away in the early morning on Wednesday, October 8th, at his home in Liberty Hill at the age of 44 after a hard fought battle with cancer. James was born on July 21, 1970 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and moved to Leander, Texas in 1980. He graduated from Leander High […]

Notes: Pink game a huge success, raises funds for breast cancer research

The first pink game for Liberty Hill football was a huge success for students, parents, and, most importantly, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research. Liberty Hill High School’s Project Graduation raised about $2,500 selling pink T-shirts for the District 14-4A Division I game between the Panthers and the Hawks. The effort, first organized […]

Local dentist promoting innovative treatment for ADD, ADHD

By SEAN SHAPIRO Friday was supposed to be Dr. Martin Denbar’s day off from work. While he didn’t see any patients, Denbar, a Liberty Hill resident, was busy at his office, smoothing out some of the details while he transitions to a process he said is going to fill a growing need in Central Texas. […]

Liberty Hill makes statement at McNeil invite

By TAYLOR GRAFT There was a sense of relief for the Liberty Hill girls cross country team as they proved to be the top Class 4A team at the McNeil Invitational, which was held Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The competition at the meet featured some of the top runners and teams […]

Elliott sets school record with 64

By SEAN SHAPIRO Blake Elliott was feeling “it” at the Manor Tournament last week at Blackhawk Country Club. Now, he couldn’t describe exactly what “it” was, but after he rolled in a long putt on the first hole, he knew he was in for a good day. “I probably shouldn’t have made that putt,” Elliott […]

Liberty Hill defense holds strong against Canyon Lake

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill coach Jerry Vance wasn’t wrong earlier this week when he said his team wouldn’t take the Canyon Lake lightly. The Hawks, in fact, are a very good football team. It took the Panthers defense to preserve a 19-14 win Friday night at Panther Stadium in the District 14-4A Division, Division […]

Christopher Keith Churchill

Christopher Keith Churchill, known to the world as Kit (or Kittles) passed away peacefully on Friday, October 3, 2014. He was born in Austin, Texas on February 29, 1980. He graduated from Liberty Hill High School and The University of Texas. He is the beloved son of Keith Churchill and Deborah McGehee West, and brother […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chesley’s articles provide some history of Durham Park

By JAMES WEAR While glancing through some old copies of The Paper, a publication that served Liberty Hill briefly in the early 1980’s that was published by the Liberty Hill Community Education Advisory Council, I came across a pair of articles about the history of Durham Park, which was perhaps the first subdivision in the […]

In Liberty Hill, band success begins in 6th grade

By Dana Delgado The news was so exciting that the entire marching band jumped up out of their seats in celebration at the Vista Ridge High School Invitational Band Contest this past weekend. The Liberty Hill High School Marching Band had just been recognized and got to perform under the lights where they reaped a […]

Organizers share plans for LH Christmas Festival

By SHELLY WILKISON Christmas may be more than two months away, but dozens of volunteers are working now to “Shine the Light on Christmas” in Liberty Hill. The Liberty Hill Christmas Festival is Sunday, Dec. 7, at Lions Foundation Park and organizers are planning a weekend full of family-friendly activities and attractions. Organizers say the […]