THROWBACK THURSDAY: Cowan’s passing jogs memories of fire station’s beginnings

By JAMES WEAR A few days ago I learned that Clyde Cowan had passed away after a long battle with cancer. I can’t recall exactly when I met Clyde, but over the years Clyde — a painter and drywall finisher by trade — helped me out a number of times on various jobs. Clyde, husband […]

UT students choose Liberty Hill as site for short film

By Dana Delgado A fictional gruesome discovery in the woods of Liberty Hill was the backdrop last Saturday for a student film crew from the University of Texas at Austin. As a project for an advanced film production class at UT and to enhance their individual film portfolios, 15 film crew members along with three […]

Liberty Hill 4-H opens doors for students

By Dana Delgado For generations, participating in 4-H has been a rite of passage. It was just that way for Liberty Hill resident Kelly James when she was growing up in Wood County, Texas and competing in public speaking at a local 4-H Club. “It helped open avenues to leadership and helped me gain a […]

Inspired by strength of injured teen, magician set to wow Liberty Hill

By SHELLY WILKISON If he could take away the pain and suffering of a Liberty Hill teen who was mangled when an intoxicated driver rammed barricades and struck her as she stood amidst a crowd of pedestrians, CJ Johnson would say the magic words. Johnson, a Liberty Hill magician who has built a 20-year career […]

Cultural trips abroad enrich high school learning experience

By Dana Delgado Suddenly, the world shrank and looked a lot different. A trip abroad changed many things but affirmed others. For a select group of Liberty Hill High School students on a school-organized cultural trip, international travel has been a trip of a lifetime and for many, the beginning of something wonderful. Last year, […]

Recalling the night Johnny Bush & the Bandeleros rode into town

By JAMES WEAR Nearly 24 years have passed, but I still remember the evening country music singer Johnny Bush came to Liberty Hill. It was April 28, 1990, and by the time Bush and his band, the Bandeleros, took the stage at the VFW Post Home, I was one tired fellow. It had been a […]

Music teacher seeks votes to obtain grant

By Dana Delgado Liberty Hill Elementary School Music Teacher Linda Downey is in the running for some much needed grant money and with the deadline quickly approaching, is looking for votes to support her proposal. The contest is part of Farmers Insurance “Thank a Million Teachers” program launched by The University of Farmers Education Foundation, […]

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 […]