Gary Norman Cooper

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Gary Norman Cooper of Liberty Hill, TX, 70, passed away April 9, 2015 at Bel Air Teravista under hospice care. He was surrounded with family by his side when he went on to meet the Lord after his courageous battle with Cancer. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Magdalene […]

JoAnn Dodd

JoAnn Dodd

JoAnn Dodd, 71, of Liberty Hill, TX passed away April 17, 2015 in Round Rock, TX. She was born August 10, 1943 in Leander, TX to Carl and Annie Collins. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, scrapbooking, gardening and music. JoAnn also enjoyed cooking for her family. JoAnn is survived by her daughters, Jena Ziebol and […]

Celebrate Recovery now servicing Liberty Hill

Pastor Dave Amstutz shows his notes on a white board he focused on at a recent Celebrate Recovery session. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños A recovering alcoholic. A drug addict. An abuse victim who is closed off from the world. An emotional overeater. These are just some of the types of individuals who recognize their lives are not what they should be but have taken that first giant step toward bettering themselves. That step comes in […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Flowler, Nelson put Liberty Hill on the map in mid-1970s

Mel Fowler spoke during the 1987 dedication of the Liberty Hill International Sculpture Park. It was the last time he would be in Liberty Hill, as he died a few months later while in Italy. (James Wear Photo)

By JAMES WEAR Both were artists, both used their hands, both wore their hair long and both left an impression on Liberty Hill back in the mid-1970’s that is still being felt to this day, although it could be argued with some conviction that Liberty Hill continues to reap benefits from sculptor Mel Fowler’s legacy […]

Zero Gravity dream come true for gymnast

Cathy Zeolla, who trained at the Olympic level in gymnastics, enjoys enjoys teaching beginner and recreational classes at Zero Gravity in Leander. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños LEANDER — At only 16 years of age, Cathy Zeolla knew she wanted to own her own gymnasium. It was at that point in her life that she began teaching children younger than her how to perfect their gymnastics skills. To Zeolla, gymnastics was more than a passion, it was a gift. She […]

Philpott signs with Friends University for volleyball

Sarah Philpott signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Friends University. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT There was never a doubt in senior Sarah Philpott’s mind when she pondered whether to continue playing volleyball at the next level following her graduation in June. Deciding where to play was a different story, however. Philpott had several different schools in the state of Kansas and one from the state of […]

Liberty Hill’s first year ends short of State title for boys soccer

Senior Joey Kipfer (#20) uses a deft touch to bring the ball down in midfield. liberty Hill fell to San Elizario 4-2 in the boys 4A State Championship match on Friday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft GEORGETOWN–The San Elizario Eagles scored two second-half goals to crush Liberty Hill’s state title hopes and end the Panthers’ historic first season of varsity soccer. Liberty Hill’s senior midfielder Omar Perez was able to score a consolation goal in the 77th minute, but it was a little too late for the Panthers […]

Freshman wins district title in High Jump

Freshman Rachel Gallendar clears the bar on Wednesday. She won a district title in the varsity girls high jump with a best height of 5 feet. She advances to the Area Meet April 23 at Canyon Lake High School. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft In her first year of high school track and field Liberty Hill freshman Rachel Gallendar secured a district title in the varsity girls high jump Wednesday morning in Panther Stadium. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering many of Liberty Hill’s upperclassmen in various other field events weren’t as fortunate to win a title […]

Residents object to Highland Terrace’s high density zone change

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By SHELLY WILKISON Residents whose property backs up to the proposed Highland Terrace subdivision protested the City’s consideration of a zoning change Tuesday that if finally approved by the City Council would allow the developer to build up to 10 single family homes per acre without a buffer between the two neighborhoods. Despite the objections, […]

Baseball drops pair of games to Taylor, Leander

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Liberty Hill baseball team dropped their district game to the Taylor Ducks on Tuesday in a 4-3 loss at home. The Panthers had a 2-0 lead in the third inning before the Ducks cut the deficit to one run in the fourth. Liberty Hill then extended their lead to 3-1 in […]