THROWBACK THURSDAY: Liberty Hill has long been a popular live music venue

Teresa Garner takes a break from picking for friends on the front porch of The Stocktank in this photo from 1987. (James Wear Photo)

By JAMES WEAR Ask just about anybody that’s been in the Liberty Hill area for the past 30 or so years what they miss most…and there’s a good chance they’ll tell you they miss the street dances. Often held to raise money for the volunteer fire department, the dances drew huge crowds and, depending on […]

Parks Board discusses process for naming areas of City Park

Members of the City’s Parks & Recreation Board agreed Tuesday that a process should be developed for naming opportunities at City Park. Last fall, the Board was asked to consider naming City Park in memory of longtime city council member Charles Canady, who passed away in October 2014. Canady, who also served as Liberty Hill […]

Lady Panthers cut down the net and are state bound after defeating Brazosport

By TAYLOR GRAFFT KINGSVILLE–If we’ve learned one thing about the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers basketball team this season, it’s never to count them out. It didn’t look good for the Lady Panthers who were down 10 points with 5:29 left in the third quarter. But there’s just something about this team that’s special. They make […]

Lady Panthers get past Boerne to advance to Region IV finals

By TAYLOR GRAFFT KINGSVILLE — Survive and advance. At this point in the playoffs that’s all that matters to the Liberty Hill Lady Panther basketball team. A win doesn’t always have to be pretty (and at times on Friday it wasn’t), but the Lady Panthers aren’t concerned with winning margins or individual point totals. All […]

Brazosport stuns No. 4 Liberty Hill, 62-56

By BOB VARMETTE COLUMBUS – This time, the run never came. The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers were no strangers to slow starts. But they had always been able to survive their foibles and use a timely run to re-establish their dominance. But Class 4A No. 4 Liberty Hill picked a bad night to play one […]

Lady Panthers torch Bay City to advance to regional tournament

Senior Chelsea Cole (#10) sinks a contested shot from the left block against Bay City in the Lady Panthers’ 81-58 win over the Ladycats in the Region IV quarterfinals.
(Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft LA GRANGE — Going into the playoffs one of the keys for this team to succeed and go far was how consistently they could shoot the ball. When the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers basketball team hits a few three-pointers in a row, it becomes contagious and impossible to stop. On Tuesday, the […]

City bans hand-held devices while driving

By SHELLY WILKISON Beginning April 1, drivers in Liberty Hill can be fined up to $200 if they use a hand-held mobile communication device while driving a motor vehicle. The Liberty Hill City Council unanimously voted Monday to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the use of handheld electronic devices while driving in the city limits, which […]

After slow start, Panthers top Navarro 63-26

Coach Barry Boren’s 2015 Runnin’ Panthers are making their way toward State with a first round win over Navarro Tuesday. Team members are Carson Lowe, Conner Lowe, Callen Mikulencak, Tucker McMullan, Brady Lochte, Bryce Truslow, Riley LaDuque, Slater Foust, Clayton Oehrlein, Logan Gillentine, Josh Sudekum, Trey Jenkins, Zach Lord, Aeden Welch, Carter Ware and Clayton Kuhlman. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE KYLE – It was a battle of purple and gold Panthers Tuesday night at Lehman High School. And for the Liberty Hill Panthers, they got a little more of a battle than they bargained for from the Navarro Panthers in a Class 4A bi-district round game. Particularly in the first half. In […]

Passion for art sparked Bergmann’s teaching career

LHISD second grade teacher Donna Bergmann, affectionately called "Bergie" by her family and many of her colleagues, proudly poses in front of a gallery of art work produced by her students on display in the hallway at Bill Burden Elementary School.  Her passion for art spurred her career in education, but it’s been the love for and commitment to her students that has kept her teaching for 30 years. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado From an early age, art made Donna Bergmann’s world go round. It was a wonderfully imaginative world-within-a-world for this west Texas native growing up in dusty Eden near San Angelo where creativity was always the order of the day. She would make her own paper dolls and clothes and every color was […]

Miller ready to make impact as sophomore

Lily Miller helps her team to a second-place finish in the varsity girl’s 4 x 400 Meter Relay. Miller is also a black belt in karate. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Lily Miller has already proven to be a fierce competitor on the track for the Liberty Hill Panthers despite being an underclassman. Now, in her second year on the track team the sophomore is ready to prove she has what it takes to get to the next level. “This year I feel […]