Community shows support for veteran

The Liberty Hill community assisted the family of disabled veteran Ray Coffee (center) at a fundraiser Saturday. From left are Lana Henley, Margarita’s Restaurant owner Amin Berenji, Ray and Melanie Coffee, and Gary Henley of Henley Homes. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Moving from the Houston area to Liberty Hill could have been very difficult for the Coffee family. Instead, they are already feeling welcomed by the community after a fundraiser in their honor this past Saturday. “It’s tough moving away from family in Houston,” Melanie Coffee said. “But we already feel like we’re […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chesley’s articles provide some history of Durham Park

George Washington Glasscock, who once was a business partner of Abraham Lincoln, patented some 4,600 acres in western Williamson County in 1846 with that acreage including what is now the northwestern half of Durham Park. One of the main streets through Durham Park bears his name,  Glasscock Road. 
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By JAMES WEAR While glancing through some old copies of The Paper, a publication that served Liberty Hill briefly in the early 1980’s that was published by the Liberty Hill Community Education Advisory Council, I came across a pair of articles about the history of Durham Park, which was perhaps the first subdivision in the […]

Organizers share plans for LH Christmas Festival

By SHELLY WILKISON Christmas may be more than two months away, but dozens of volunteers are working now to “Shine the Light on Christmas” in Liberty Hill. The Liberty Hill Christmas Festival is Sunday, Dec. 7, at Lions Foundation Park and organizers are planning a weekend full of family-friendly activities and attractions. Organizers say the […]

Liberty Fit Health fair offers vendors, prizes, dynamic speakers

John Archibeque, Jr., is the keynote speaker at Liberty Fit Health, wellness and Safety Fair on Oct. 4. (Courtesy Photo)

Organizers for the community’s first health and wellness fair say the event is shaping up to be an entertaining educational experience for young people and their families. Liberty Fit Health, Wellness and Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Liberty Hill High School. The event is far more […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Former student shares memories of school days

Members of a Lady Panther varsity basketball team from the late 1960’s. Top row from left are Coach Cadmus Brown, Carolyn Ross, Paula Lane, Lori Lay, Carleene Wright, Sarah Jones and Connie Sue Foust. Second row from left are Bertha Reed, Teresa Williams, Denise Williams, Mary Parker, Sue Williams, Pam Williams, Debbie Mather and Effie Montgomery. Front row are Margot Lynn Wetzel, Donna Jay, Wanda Johnson and Sybil Brown. (Courtesy Photo)

By JAMES WEAR I’d just completed my last column when I mentioned to my wife one of the stories Billy Ray Guerin told me about students climbing out of windows for a ride down the fire escape. “Oh, yeah,” she said, “Those windows were open a lot, and sometimes the milkman, after making a delivery […]

Mother, daughter take fortuitous journey to LHISD

Well-credentialed and highly respected in their native Colorado, Mary Lou Lively (right) and her daughter Emily Lively (left)  joined Liberty Hill’s teaching finest this year, but only by a fortuitous turn of events. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Well-credentialed and highly respected in their native Colorado, Mary Lou Lively and her daughter Emily Lively joined Liberty Hill’s teaching finest this school year, but only by a very fortuitous turn of events. Emily Lively accepted a fourth grade position teaching reading, writing and social studies at Bill Burden Elementary School while […]

Liberty Fit fair hopes to turn Liberty Hill into health-conscious community

By DANA DELGADO Community leaders partnered with school district officials are preparing to launch a major undertaking that could dramatically affect the culture of the entire community. If all goes as organizers predict, it could be the beginning of something good, really good, for the community but especially for students. The event — Liberty Fit […]

Old Red Brick School House produced community leaders

The Liberty Hill sixth grade in 1947 included from front row left, Gene Landrum, Joe Ed Canady, Gerald Dickinson, Eugene Childers and David Williams. Second row are J.L. Smith, Tommy Pope, Earlene Inmon, Bessie Lee Dycus, Eloise Woods, Faye Kirk, Jimmy Wilson and Norman Bonnett. Third row are Ethelene Chandler, Letha Jo Mather, Beverly Speed, Betty Smith and Jean Ledbetter. Fourth row are Lois Williams, Edna Earle Jackson, Robert Berry, Alfred Gilmore and Frances Johnson. The fifth row includes Earl Inmon, Edward Odis, Kenneth Lane, George McAnnally, Miss Lock, Ruth Floyd and Gale Kauffman. (Courtesy Photo)

By JAMES WEAR The year was 1947. Two years earlier, atomic bombs had been dropped on Japan, bringing the Pacific conflict of World War II to an end. President Harry Truman, who issued the order to attack, was still in office in 1947, the year that would see Jackie Robinson break the color barrier in […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Chickens doomed Liberty Hill’s first incorporation attempt

Nathan Wetzel, pictured here with wife Margot, was among the proponents when Liberty Hill first attempted incorporation in 1984. Wetzel, who was later elected as Liberty Hill’s first mayor following a successful 1999 incorporation election, was among those seeking a post as city commissioner in 1984. Both have since passed away. (Courtesy Photo)

By JAMES WEAR It was about this time some 30 years ago that Liberty Hill was abuzz with talk of incorporation, and leading up to the August 11, 1984 election, there was plenty of controversy swirling as residents debated the issue. I’ve been unable to come up with the official number of votes regarding the […]

SHAC hopes fair will encourage healthy living

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By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill ISD, local businesses and non-profit organizations are working together to promote a healthy lifestyle and are hoping that a jointly-sponsored health fair in October will set a new standard for the community. The Liberty Fit Health, Wellness and Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, […]