LHISD Trustees agree to waive tuition for transfer students

By SHELLY WILKISON With two new faces seated at the dais Monday, Liberty Hill school trustees voted unanimously to continue to allow students to transfer into the school district without paying tuition. After accepting the Oath of Office, newly-elected Trustees Greg Thrash and Anthony Buck took their seats at the dais, replacing 12-year trustee Leslye […]

Passion for science, love for teaching at heart of Cobb’s 45-year career

After 45 years of teaching -- 35 of which were spent in Liberty Hill ISD -- Carolyn Cobb is retiring next month. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Every person who has attended junior high or high school in Liberty Hill in the past three decades knows Carolyn Cobb. In fact, the shared experience of Mrs. Cobb’s science class is frequently a conversation starter among those who have passed through Liberty Hill schools over the years. “Former students and people […]

EDITORIAL: State budget negotiations gives our Sen. Schwertner a chance to prove himself

State Sen. Charles Schwertner has been given a real Texas-sized opportunity by being appointed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick as one of the Senate Conferees who are meeting daily with their House counterparts in an effort to reconcile the differences in the two chambers’ budgets in order to pass a state appropriating act. It’s commonly […]

Liberty Hill softball sweeps Columbus, set for regional tournament


By Taylor Grafft SAN MARCOS–Win each battle, and then you win the war. On offense it means thinking about one hit at a time. On defense it means working for every out. On Friday in San Marcos the Liberty Hill Lady Panther softball team used that mindset to sweep the Columbus Cardinals in a best-of-three […]

Liberty Parke asks City to create PID for financing

By SHELLY WILKISON Although the issue did not require any action Monday, the City Council listened to a lengthy presentation by developers of Liberty Parke subdivision, who want the City to consider creating a Public Improvement District (PID) for their neighborhood. State lawmakers adopted the Public Improvement District Assessment Act in 1987 giving cities and […]

Evelyn Marie Keithley

Evelyn Marie Keithley, age 93, of Liberty Hill, Texas, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Bertram Nursing Home. She was born on November 24, 1921 to Edgar Maurice Wiley and Essa Viola Giddens in Leander, Texas. After graduating from high school, Evelyn attended Durham’s Business College, graduating in July of 1941. She worked at […]

Margie Stapp Myers

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ARLINGTON — Margie Stapp Myers, 100, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Arlington. Graveside Service is 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Andice Cemetery, Andice, Texas. Margie was born on August 21, 1914 in Andice to Charles Matthew Stapp and Ethel Morris Stapp. She was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church […]

Raymond ‘Ray’ Smyth III


Raymond “Ray” Smyth III, 73, of Liberty Hill passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 with his loving wife, Carol, by his side. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH 35 EF, Pflugerville, TX 78660. The funeral service was at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 […]

Local honeybee farm offers much more than honey

Jodi Zachmann pulls a comb full of brood (bees that haven’t hatched yet) out of the concrete column at Legacy Vintage Store in Liberty Hill. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños  Honeybees do much more than produce sweet nectar. They are critical to the ecosystem and their honey can even be used for medicinal purposes. Jodi Zachmann, owner of Jackass Honey Farms in Liberty Hill, plans to begin selling honey locally and takes it a step further by offering free removal and relocation […]

Thrash, Buck elected to LHISD Board of Trustees

Liberty Hill school district voters elected a drug enforcement official and a state emergency management coordinator to the Board of Trustees last Saturday. In complete, but unofficial Liberty Hill ISD election returns, Greg Thrash and Anthony Buck were elected to Places 4 and 5, respectively. Thrash, who leads all Drug Enforcement Administration operations in the […]