Elliot leading charge for Liberty Hill Golf

By Taylor Grafft Junior Blake Elliot has achieved great success this season by finishing at the top of the leaderboard in every tournament he has played. His best round and lowest score came in at Brownwood Country Club, where he shot a 71 for second place. He has also had major success and won two [...]

Emma’s Treasures offers chic vintage items in downtown shop

By Dana Delgado Chic vintage designer Laurie Alkier has opened her newest business venture, Emma’s Treasures, in the heart of Liberty Hill’s historic downtown at 100 E. Myrtle Lane, Suite C. Actually, it’s more of a re-opening since she occupied the same space 10 years ago. At that time she had two business partners who [...]

Lady Panthers start district with perfect record

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Softball team and Coach Charice Hankins are starting off their district schedule right where they left off last season. Perfect. Now the Lady Panthers are focusing their attention on the Burnet Lady Bulldogs as they host their rivals on Friday, March 21 in their third district game. [...]

Music teacher seeks votes to obtain grant

By Dana Delgado Liberty Hill Elementary School Music Teacher Linda Downey is in the running for some much needed grant money and with the deadline quickly approaching, is looking for votes to support her proposal. The contest is part of Farmers Insurance “Thank a Million Teachers” program launched by The University of Farmers Education Foundation, [...]

Trustees approve new teaching positions, hear report on growth

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday created four new teaching positions at the high school that administrators say are needed to meet new graduation requirements and accommodate growth in enrollment. Passed by state lawmakers in 2013, the omnibus education bill, House Bill 5, made sweeping changes to the Texas Education Code (TEC) [...]

Claude A. Cantrell

Claude A. “Dobin” Cantrell, 78, of Liberty Hill passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  A graveside service celebrating his life was held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill, Texas, with Pastor J.W. Hicks officiating. Mr. Cantrell was born on September 12, 1935 in Leander, Texas to Henry and Floy [...]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Wanda Lane – a Liberty Hill treasure

By JAMES WEAR It’s the words inscribed on her tombstone out in the Liberty Hill Cemetery that perhaps sum up the life of Wanda Lane: “A mother to many, a friend to all.” Wanda is widely regarded as one of the most influential persons to ever have called Liberty Hill home, and today, 19 years [...]

From historic downtown, Free Masons seek opportunities to make a difference

By Dana Delgado The stately, old limestone building yearns to tell its tale. Its aged limestone blocks towering two stores are blackened at the top. Beneath those darkened age spots one can faintly see, etched in stone, the numbers 1883, the year the building was completed. Resting in the middle of seven buildings in Liberty [...]

LHHS offering students health services curriculum tract

By Dana Delgado Christine McCloskey has had to tend to many an injury, sprain, or other physical issue as an athletic trainer over the years. It’s been a career in progress that has seen her travel about the state serving several different school districts. The Houston area native got her start as a student trainer [...]

LHHS track finishes strong in Lampasas

By Taylor Grafft LAMPASAS — The Liberty Hill Track and Field team competed in the Lampasas High School Badger Relays March 7, and each of the varsity and junior varsity teams finished at the top of the team standings. All four of Fredericksburg’s teams (varsity boys and girls, and junior varsity boys and girls) finished [...]