LHISD employees will see 2% raise

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday adopted a $36.19 million budget that includes a 2 percent pay increase for employees. Trustees voted unanimously to maintain the current tax rate of $1.54 per $100 property value. The rate will generate $22,659,868 — income that represents 64 percent of the district’s total projected revenue […]

Restaurant serves up more than fried chicken in first year in Liberty Hill

Chicken Express recently marked its first year in Liberty Hill. From left are employees J.T. Solis, Amanda McCuiston, Wendy Davis, Raeann Collier and General Manager Mitch Van Horn. (Lauren Jette Photo)

By Lauren Jette Just a little more than a year ago, Liberty Hill welcomed Chicken Express, and in its first year of operation, the restaurant has become a part of the community for more than just fried chicken. “We’re very happy to be here and very happy to make this our hometown and that’s something […]

PEC: Bertram office not closing

By Christine Bolaños BERTRAM — A Pedernales Electric Cooperative leader said its Bertram office is not closing in response to recent rumors stating otherwise. PEC President James Oakley said that during its July 21 meeting, the board agreed to close four walk-in offices in the future, but the Bertram office is not among those locations. […]

Chief urges drop in Liberty Hill speed limits

Signs prohibiting the use of hand-held mobile devices while driving are posted at all entrances to Liberty Hill. Officers are now enforcing the ordinance. (Staff Photo)

Liberty Hill Police Chief Randy Williams is recommending a change in the speed limit on State Highway 29, dropping it from 55 to 45 miles per hour. “There has been an increase in traffic crashes in and around our city,” Williams said. “The main cause of these crashes is driver inattention, but speed is almost […]

School Board hears district, campus ratings

By Lauren Jette The Liberty Hill Board of Trustees met Monday and heard a report on district and campus accountability ratings, set the tax rate and approved several additional agenda items. Curriculum Director Claudeane Braun presented a summary of the Texas Education Agency’s accountability report to board members. Currently, Texas schools are given a performance […]

Defense passes test against pass-heavy offense

The Liberty Hill defense worked on containing Stephenville’s passing attack in the scrimmage. (Alex Rubio Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE The Liberty Hill defense is used to lining up against offensive teammates and defending against the Slot-T style. After two weeks of practice, the Panthers finally went up against unfamiliar faces in a pass offense during a scrimmage against Stephenville on Saturday at Panther Stadium. “I thought we really played well on […]

Panthers impress in scrimmage with Stephenville

Stephenville and Liberty Hill clashed in a scrimmage this past Saturday at Liberty Hill’s Panther Stadium. (Alex Rubio Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE Panther fans got their first glimpse of the 2015 version of Liberty Hill football, while players got their first taste of game action during a scrimmage against Stephenville last Saturday at Panther Stadium. Although a score wasn’t kept and the game clock wasn’t on, both teams got the experience of running plays […]

Cheering on the Panthers

Liberty Hill High School Varsity Cheerleaders are, back row from left, Bree Watson, Captain Camila Montelongo, Captain Makenzie Moreno, Ashlee Perkkio, Kelby Jones and Sophia Garcia. Front row from left are Brooke Buescher, Shay Weathers, Amanda Marvin, Victoria Yarbrough, Courtney Smith, Shanese Stephens and Payton Swieczkowski. Mascot is Erin Goodson. (1st Photo Texas)

By LAUREN JETTE This is going to be a year of firsts for Liberty Hill High School Cheerleaders with a new coach, a class period built into the bell schedule, and a UIL competition to look forward to later this year. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams have already started working on the upcoming […]

Willliam Harlan Harris


William (Bill, Billy) Harlan Harris died Saturday, August 8th, 2015 following a short battle with cancer. He was born October 20, 1946 in Grants, NM to parents Lloyd Harris and Vivian Blankenship Harris. Bill grew up in West Texas with his brothers and sisters, enjoying a life of hunting, fishing and camping. He joined the […]

New coach leads tennis charge

The Liberty Hill Panther Tennis team is ready to start its second fall tennis season under first-year head coach Jacob Jones and assistant coach Monica Miller. Jones expects to have a strong varsity team and solid junior varsity team compete this season. (Lauren Jette Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE The start of a new fall tennis season brings new faces, both on the court and on the sideline. This year, first year head coach Jacob Jones takes the reins of the Liberty Hill High School tennis team, along with assistant coach Monica Miller. “I’m very, very excited,” Jones said. “It looks […]