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 [...]

Council will create ordinance to discount property tax values for elderly, disabled

By SHELLY WILKISON Although Monday’s two and one-half hour meeting was dominated by  frequent flareups between opposing candidates for office, the Liberty Hill City Council did take action to improve some roads and authorized the attorney to draft an ordinance discounting and freezing property value for elderly and disabled property owners. A unanimous vote authorized [...]

Workshop minutes adopted over Mayor’s objections

By SHELLY WILKISON Managing Editor The Mayor’s disagreement with how a public workshop was posted was disregarded Monday as the Council adopted minutes of a March 6 meeting showing a quorum of council members were present during a three-hour open house where they heard  input from citizens on the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Claiming the presence [...]

Marie Chisum Brooks

Marie Chisum Brooks passed away at the age of 88 on March 7, 2014 in Bertram, Texas. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Hope Cemetery in Henrietta, Texas under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home. Marie was born on October 27, 1925 in Montague County, Texas [...]

Jose Leonardo Hernandez

Our beloved brother, Jose Leonardo Hernandez, of Bertram, Texas, passed away March 10, 2014. His final days were spent surrounded by his family and friends. Jose (Joe) was born December 20, 1953 to Leonardo Hernandez and Teresa DeLaLuz Salinas in San Ygnacio, Texas. He attended school in San Ygnacio and then the family moved to [...]