Festival offers gun enthusiasts chance to try products

By SEAN SHAPIRO Gun enthusiasts from all over Central Texas, and likely the state, will make their way to Liberty Hill on Saturday and Sunday for the Texas International Firearms Festival. The event is a consumer-driven event, which will put company representatives face-to-face with potential customers. Those in attendance will be able to test the […]

LH, Bandera have real reasons to play

Senior offensive lineman Matt McLeod (#60) watches senior halfback Logan Barnes (#8) score Liberty Hill’s opening touchdown in a 45-35 victory over the Fredericksburg Billies last Friday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Bandera Bulldogs need some help to make the playoffs. But first they need to beat the Liberty Hill Panthers in the teams’ District 14-4A Division I finale at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bandera High School Stadium. If they can accomplish that, and the Taylor Ducks can beat the Fredericksburg Billies, the […]

Living with battlefield disabilities, Coffey humbled by Liberty Hill support

From left, Lana Henley, Elizabeth Horne, Ray Coffey, Gary Henley, Melanie Coffey and Ed Horne stand in front of the Coffeys’ future home in Santa Rita Ranch. Henley Homes is building the house through Operation Finally Home, while Ed and Elizabeth Horne donated the lot. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO By the time his new home is move-in ready, Clifton “Ray” Coffey may have enough photos to make a flipbook of the builders’ progress. At each phase of the house, Coffey and his wife, Melanie, have made the trip to Santa Rita Ranch to check on the progress, take photos, and most […]

Best of the West hosts sharpshooter during International Firearms Festival

Best of the West Shooting Sports, Liberty Hill shooting range, Kirsten Joy Weiss, Texas International Firearms Festival. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Kirsten Joy Weiss is bringing her sharp-shooting skills to Liberty Hill. Weiss performs trick shots on a YouTube channel that has more than 32,000 subscribers. She also talks about gun safety and precautions, and she said she is looking forward to talking with other gun enthusiasts at the Texas International Firearms Festival […]

Hunters celebrate start of Deer Season

Glenn Jackson and his daughter Morgan Jackson during hunting season in 2013. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Friday is Halloween, but for Glenn Jackson it will feel like Christmas Eve. White tail deer general hunting season starts Saturday and Jackson, like many hunters around Texas, will be heading outside for the first day of the season. “Once (hunting) is in your blood, it’s like Christmas,” Jackson, a Liberty Hill […]

Grace Daly Runyan

happy Grace

Grace Daly Runyan passed away quietly, in her home, on October 25, 2014. She was born on August 8, 1925 in Presidio Texas, the third of five children for Fernando and Lupe Daly. Growing up, Grace was an athlete who especially enjoyed tennis and roller skating. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Incarnate Word […]

Ray W. Anderson


Ray W. Anderson, 65, of Liberty Hill, died October 21, 2014. Ray, son of Robert and Helen Anderson, loving husband of Joyce Anderson, passed away on October 21, 2014. He is survived by wife Joyce and his son Jeremy and son Jason with his wife Ally and grandchildren Quinn and Aaron. He is also survived […]

Council raises water, wastewater rates

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council voted 4-1 Monday to increase rates for water and wastewater service effective Dec. 1. With Councilmember Liz Rundzieher voting no, the panel responded to a rate study that showed water rates should be increased by 5 percent and wastewater rates should increase 7 percent. Water and wastewater […]

EDC will help create sculpture park

At its meeting Oct. 23, the Liberty Hill’s Economic Development Corp. agreed to enter a partnership with the Liberty Hill Development Foundation Board to create a sculpture garden in Lions Foundation Park. The Development Foundation oversees the park. The agreement, which will be drafted by the City’s attorney, will be presented for EDC approval in […]

Liberty Hill clinches district title with victory against Fredericksburg

Liberty Hill's Christian Anderson (#23), Lucas Rizzotto (#1), and Chance Runnels (#21) celebrate Jason Reeves' (#20) 40-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Fredericksburg Billies on Friday. Twenty-one seniors played their final home game at a Panther Stadium in the 45-35 win. The win also secured the Panthers a District 14-4A Div. I title. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Liberty Hill Panthers are District 14-4A Division I champions. Beating back a second-half challenge, the Panthers held off the Fredericksburg Billies 45-35 Friday night on Senior Night at Panther Stadium, claiming their second straight district championship. Kyle Reeh, a junior backup and utility player for the Billies, started the game in […]