Celebrate Recovery now servicing Liberty Hill

Pastor Dave Amstutz shows his notes on a white board he focused on at a recent Celebrate Recovery session. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños A recovering alcoholic. A drug addict. An abuse victim who is closed off from the world. An emotional overeater. These are just some of the types of individuals who recognize their lives are not what they should be but have taken that first giant step toward bettering themselves. That step comes in […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Flowler, Nelson put Liberty Hill on the map in mid-1970s

Mel Fowler spoke during the 1987 dedication of the Liberty Hill International Sculpture Park. It was the last time he would be in Liberty Hill, as he died a few months later while in Italy. (James Wear Photo)

By JAMES WEAR Both were artists, both used their hands, both wore their hair long and both left an impression on Liberty Hill back in the mid-1970’s that is still being felt to this day, although it could be argued with some conviction that Liberty Hill continues to reap benefits from sculptor Mel Fowler’s legacy […]

Zero Gravity dream come true for gymnast

Cathy Zeolla, who trained at the Olympic level in gymnastics, enjoys enjoys teaching beginner and recreational classes at Zero Gravity in Leander. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños LEANDER — At only 16 years of age, Cathy Zeolla knew she wanted to own her own gymnasium. It was at that point in her life that she began teaching children younger than her how to perfect their gymnastics skills. To Zeolla, gymnastics was more than a passion, it was a gift. She […]

Philpott signs with Friends University for volleyball

Sarah Philpott signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Friends University. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT There was never a doubt in senior Sarah Philpott’s mind when she pondered whether to continue playing volleyball at the next level following her graduation in June. Deciding where to play was a different story, however. Philpott had several different schools in the state of Kansas and one from the state of […]

Liberty Hill’s first year ends short of State title for boys soccer

Senior Joey Kipfer (#20) uses a deft touch to bring the ball down in midfield. liberty Hill fell to San Elizario 4-2 in the boys 4A State Championship match on Friday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft GEORGETOWN–The San Elizario Eagles scored two second-half goals to crush Liberty Hill’s state title hopes and end the Panthers’ historic first season of varsity soccer. Liberty Hill’s senior midfielder Omar Perez was able to score a consolation goal in the 77th minute, but it was a little too late for the Panthers […]

Freshman wins district title in High Jump

Freshman Rachel Gallendar clears the bar on Wednesday. She won a district title in the varsity girls high jump with a best height of 5 feet. She advances to the Area Meet April 23 at Canyon Lake High School. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft In her first year of high school track and field Liberty Hill freshman Rachel Gallendar secured a district title in the varsity girls high jump Wednesday morning in Panther Stadium. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering many of Liberty Hill’s upperclassmen in various other field events weren’t as fortunate to win a title […]

Residents object to Highland Terrace’s high density zone change

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By SHELLY WILKISON Residents whose property backs up to the proposed Highland Terrace subdivision protested the City’s consideration of a zoning change Tuesday that if finally approved by the City Council would allow the developer to build up to 10 single family homes per acre without a buffer between the two neighborhoods. Despite the objections, […]

Zausch scores extra time goal to give Panthers shot at State Title

The Panthers celebrate the winning goal Wednesday by #19 Zachari Zausch that sent Liberty Hill to the State championship game at 2:30pm April 17. The Panthers play San Elizario for the title. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By Taylor Grafft GEORGETOWN — Liberty Hill senior Zachari Zausch sent the Liberty Hill Panther soccer team to the state finals with a last-grasp goal in extra time, and secured a 2-1 win over Center High School on Wednesday evening. The Panthers will play the San Elizario Eagles at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in […]

Panthers turn things around after loss

Lynsey Mitchell dives to tag out a runner during Liberty Hill’s win against Taylor on Tuesday. Mitchell and the Panthers have turned around their play after losing the prior week. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT A lot has changed for the Lady Panthers since last week’s 2-1 road loss to Burnet in extra innings. Liberty Hill is learning how to deal with adversity as the team looks to finish out their district schedule with nothing short of a title. The good news for Liberty Hill fans is […]

Major’s Burger Company coming to Liberty Hill

Fred Hinze, owner of the new Major's Burger Company on SH 29 in Liberty Hill. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños Something major is coming to Liberty Hill and it’s not at a baseball diamond. Major’s Burger Company, a family-friendly restaurant with an outside play area, indoor and outdoor seating, spacious parking and a drive-thru window, is slated to open around May 1. Owner Fred Hinze said the restaurant will be much more […]