WCESD #4: Employee used payroll system to take public funds

Tiffany Wells was arrested and charged with a third degree felony on Feb. 26.

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill fire officials say all of the checks and balances were in place, but an employee was still able to steal thousands of dollars in public funds through a web-based payroll system. Tiffany Wells, who worked as the administrative assistant for Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 since October 2012, was […]

LH girls rout Gateway, 11-0

By BOB VARMETTE It’s rare in a soccer match for a player to record a hat trick. Liberty Hill’s Alex Svetlik did that. It’s even rarer to see a player score four goals. Liberty Hill’s Payton Swieczkowski did that. The two Lady Panthers sophomores combined for seven goals Friday night to lead Liberty Hill to […]

Liberty Hill’s historic season ends in state semifinals

Ashlee Walker scores against Wylie in the Alamodome Friday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft SAN ANTONIO — If Liberty Hill was going to win their state semifinal round matchup against Abilene Wylie they needed to stick to the two keys that got them to their first final four appearance since 2012—shooting well from three, and limiting their opponent’s best player. On Friday, the Lady Panthers couldn’t […]

Born looks back on successful team and season

By BOB VARMETTE For the Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers, the season came to a premature end in Columbus with a 62-56 area-round loss to the Brazosport Exporters. They turned in their equipment Monday and it will be eight months before the returning players take the floor to start their 2015-2016 campaign. While the Liberty Hill […]

City ends contract to purchase downtown property

Hours before the Downtown Revitalization Summitt Feb. 26, records show the City terminated a contract to purchase downtown property that was discussed that evening as an important part of a downtown facelift for Liberty Hill. City Manager Greg Boatright explained this week that Mayor Connie Fuller signed a contract termination notice for the James Burnett […]

Larkin signs with Concordia

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Senior Skylar Larkin has been dedicated to the game of soccer since she was four years old. She’s traveled all across the state of Texas and around the country with her various teams, improving her skills through hard work and determination in hopes of one day fulfilling her dreams. So when the […]

Panthers post senior night shutout

Joey Kipfer (#20) watches as teammate Kale Sudderth (#6) wins a header during Liberty Hill’s 5-0 win against Lampasas Tuesday night. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Lucas Rizzotto might not have planned it, but the senior saved one of his best games for last, scoring three goals in his final home game for Liberty Hill. Those goals helped lift the Liberty Hill soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Lampasas, as the Panthers improved their district record to […]

Local Special Olympians make school district history

Top row from left are peer volunteers Neil Stephens, Victoria Stephens, Marcus Vega, Robert Simpson, Meghan Whitehead, Kaitlyn Wood and Brody Reynolds. Center row are Head Coach Christopher Klepper, volunteers Leo Rodriguez, Justin Wood and Brandon Wood, and Co-Coach Jarred Sudekum. Front row are student athletes Toby Knight, Mark Poole, Andrew Rimann, Robert Morris, Lucius Manchese, Karla Henriquez and Bryan Mapel. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado The final practice for Team Liberty Hill in preparation for their much anticipated inaugural entry in the Special Olympics couldn’t have gone any better. “It was our best practice,” said Christopher Klepper, designated Special Olympics Coordinator for the Liberty Hill Independent School District, as he directed the players through spirited basketball drills […]

Lady Panthers State bound

The Lady Panthers celebrate winning the Region IV finals, and booking their tickets to San Antonio for the state tournament in the Alamodome by cutting down the net in Kingsville. From left are Baylie Bevers, Chelsea Cole, Kaylie Potts, Shelby Whitten (cutting the net), Amanda Woodbury (#20). Ashlee Walker and Kandyn Faurie are on the right. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft KINGSVILLE — If we’ve learned one thing about the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers basketball team this season, it’s never to count them out. It didn’t look good for the Lady Panthers who were down 10 points with 5:29 left in the third quarter last Saturday. But there’s just something about this team […]

2 races in LHISD, no opponents for city incumbents

The City of Liberty Hill is cancelling a city council election for May 9 because none of the three incumbents garnered opposition. Elizabeth Branigan, Troy Whitehead and Liz Rundzieher each filed for re-election to the Council, but no one elese sought a position on the ballot. The deadline to file was Friday, Feb. 27. The […]