WCESD #4 adopts tax rate, sets town hall meeting

By Christine Bolaños Commissioners of the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 adopted a 10 cent tax rate per $100 property valuation for the 2015-16 fiscal year. With two commissioners, Sandra Taylor and Todd Jackson, absent from the meeting, all votes were 3-0. Two community members attended the regular board meeting Tuesday, but no one […]

Second half mistakes cost Panthers

By Lauren Jette BROWNWOOD — Two second half fumbles and late penalties cost the Liberty Hill Panthers a one touchdown lead and the win at Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood Friday night, with the Lions coming back to win 38-28. Liberty Hill answered the Lions touchdown in the first quarter with a 3-yard run by […]

Freshman Ella Shipper makes the jump to varsity level for Liberty Hill volleyball team

By LAUREN JETTE The Lady Panther volleyball team started the season off fairly young, with three sophomores and a couple of juniors on the roster. The team got even younger with the recent addition of a freshman. Coach Gretchen Peterson is looking for Ella Shipper to strengthen a weak spot on the outside for the […]

Panther defense looks for repeat performance against Brownwood

By SEAN SHAPIRO The Liberty Hill defense showed up and shut down Brenham in Week 2. Brenham was held to 122 total yards and six first downs in Liberty Hill’s 41-14 victory last week. In addition, the Panthers recovered a fumble and sacked the quarterback five times, and the defense only allowed one touchdown. “I […]

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Volunteer fire fighter makes Liberty Hill a better place

By Lauren Jette Whenever there’s a fire, Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 responds to the call with a team of fire fighters ready to do whatever they can to save lives and property. Part of that team includes volunteer fire fighters like Amy Vanlandingham, a transplant from Colorado who volunteers with the department 48 […]

FOOD WISE: Quick, delicious solution to game-day hunger

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN What better way to spend a Saturday than at a bunch of little boys youth league football game? That’s exactly what I did last weekend and I can tell you that no little (ahem, excuse me – Big!) boys ever played more entertaining football. Nevermind the fact that I happen to […]

R&R Tires focuses on customer service, affordable prices

By Christine Bolaños After about eight months in the oil industry, Rob Rand decided it was time to try something he had always been good at and would allow him more time with his family. Using his eight years of experience working at other tire stores, Rand opened his very own shop in Liberty Hill […]

City sued by vendor for breach of contract

By SHELLY WILKISON Although city staff has complained for months about US Water’s contract overages, cost overruns and failure to provide accurate monthly reports, the provider that previously managed Liberty Hill’s wastewater treatment plant filed a lawsuit against the City last week for breach of contract. In a lawsuit filed in 26th District Court in […]

Summer snack program focuses on local children

By Lauren Jette Children in Liberty Hill didn’t have to worry about being hungry during the months in between school, thanks to the Summer Snack Program put on by Operation Liberty Hill. In its second summer, the snack program distributed 1,000 backpacks filled with 14,300 individual snacks to kids in the area, said coordinator Meredith […]

Liberty Hill Post Office adds new route

By Lauren Jette It’s a Monday afternoon and the Liberty Hill Post Office is busy. People wait in line to pick up deliveries and others box up items to send, all while a steady stream of people come in to pick up their mail from the post office boxes. Although it’s only August, it’s been […]