LH girls blank Belton JV, 3-0

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill sophomore midfielder Alex Svetlik doesn’t find the back of the net a lot for the Lady Panthers. But given the opportunity, she can certainly capitalize. She made two shots count Tuesday night, scoring twice to lead the Lady Panthers past the Belton Lady Tigers junior varsity 3-0 in non-district girls […]

Maxine Margaret Lee

Maxine Lee Obit Pic

Maxine Margaret Lee (Strickland), 49, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at her home in Liberty Hill, Texas. Maxine was born June 3, 1965, to John H. Lee Jr. and Margaret (Owan) Lee in Williston, North Dakota. She attended Williston Senior High School and graduated in 1983. She then attended North Dakota State […]

Local runner places 2nd in Half Marathon

Liberty Hill’s John Nance runs in the 3M Half Marathon. Nance finished second in his age group, 64 to 69 years old, to claim a spot on the podium. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Sunday had all the makings of a good day to run for John Nance. The wind was at his back, the route was downhill, and the weather was gorgeous when he competed in the 3M Half Marathon in Austin. “It certainly had all the right conditions,” Nance said. “It was a fun […]

No sting as Panthers rout Jackets, 73-19

By BOB VARMETTE “Intensity from the start,” a Liberty Hill fan yelled out just prior to tip off. The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers obliged, and this time on both offense and defense. The Class 4A No. 5 Panthers held the Llano Yellowjackets to just a single point in the first quarter and ran away for […]

Bulldogs challenge early, but Panthers roll on

By BOB VARMETTE For The Independent   The final score belies the battle. The Burnet Bulldogs put up a fight, but the Class 4A No. 5 Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers, slowed at the start, kept their season perfect with a 65-40 win Friday night in District 25-4A boys basketball at Liberty Hill High School. “Burnet […]

Girls basketball outlasts Lampasas, moves to 4-0

Kandyn Faurie (#32) is fouled hard in the paint by two Lampasas Lady Badgers during a 50-39 victory in their fourth district game of the season. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft Despite winning their fourth district game of the season by a double-digit margin, the Liberty Hill Lady Panther basketball team had to earn every minute of their home victory over the Lampasas Lady Badgers on Tuesday. Senior point guard Shelby Whitten led the Lady Panthers in scoring with 14 points to help […]

Walter lifts LH into 1-1 draw with Vandergrift JV

Liberty Hill’s Tayler Walter heads the ball as Vandegrift’s Grace Andres (8) defends Tuesday night during a non-district girls soccer match at Panther Stadium. The teams played to a 1-1 draw. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE For the better part of 50 minutes, the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers were on the defensive. But in the second half, the Lady Panthers seemed to be a different team. Liberty Hill didn’t dominate the final 40 minutes, but they won more of the individual battles, and one of those individual wins […]

LHISD adds Pre-K teaching position

By SHELLY WILKISON School trustees approved funding this week for an additional pre-kindergarten teacher at Liberty Hill Elementary School. Just as enrollment is growing across the school district, the numbers in the Head Start pre-kindergarten program are also on the rise. Elementary Principal Melanie Herbst said enrollment in pre-kindergarten jumped from 45 at the beginning […]

Schwertner looking to lower taxes in new legislative session

By SEAN SHAPIRO The 84th Texas State Legislature first convened last week, but things really didn’t start rolling until after newly-elected Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick were sworn in at the Capitol Tuesday. “I think we’ll really get down to business after the inauguration,” said State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, on Monday. […]

EDC hires park consultant, discusses new executive director

By SHELLY WILKISON Directors of the City’s Economic Development Corp. approved a plan last week to pay $25,000 to a consultant who will seek grants and design a portion of Lions Foundation Park that will become home to sculptures. After much discussion Jan. 15 and in a previous meeting, the EDC Board voted unanimously to […]