Fortis Academy opening at LifeSprings Church

Fifth grade students working on a math lesson in the classroom at Fortis Academy. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños  After moving around in the Austin area a few times, Fortis Academy staff hopes it has finally found a permanent home for the Christian-based school at LifeSprings Church in Liberty Hill. “We were coming from Austin and the location that we were at was too small for us. God was blessing us […]

Rancho Sienna will be home to next LHISD elementary school

Rancho Sienna land plan-web

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill’s newest elementary school will be constructed at Rancho Sienna, according to a contingency agreement developed between the school district and subdivision owner Newland Communities. Superintendent Rob Hart said this week that while the need will be there to open the school in fall 2017, a bond election would need to […]

Operation Liberty Hill finds new home

Operation Liberty Hill volunteers have already begun cleanup work at 1401 US Hwy 183 working toward a move-in date in October. The buildings, which formerly housed LifeSprings Church, have been vacant and unkept since 2010. A fundraising campaign is under way to make needed repairs. (Claire Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON With a growing client list and a need for more services, Operation Liberty Hill is moving to a larger facility and starting a fundraising campaign to make it usable. Executive Director Susan Baker announced this week that the local food pantry and clothes closet will move from its current location on State […]

Pharmacy opening in Liberty Hill

Whitney and Conor Brace are preparing for the soft opening of Liberty Hill Pharmacy & Compounding Center this summer. They look forward to offering individual customer care to Liberty Hill residents. (CHRISTINE BOLANOS PHOTO)

By Christine Bolaños Liberty Hill residents will soon have their very own hometown pharmacy when Liberty Hill Pharmacy and Compounding Center opens this summer. The locally-owned and independent pharmacy will be 1,850 square feet and is located at 13740 W. State Hwy. 29, Ste. 4. It is slated for a July 20 soft opening. “It […]

Liberty Hill graduates 231

Skylar Larkin (left) and Samantha Junkin were among the 220 Liberty Hill High School seniors who graduated June 5 at a standing-room-only Panther Stadium. (Claire Wilkison Photo)

Liberty Hill High School said farewell to its 2015 graduates June 5 before a standing-room-only crowd at Panther Stadium. Following speeches by Valedictorian Logan Hageman and Salutatorian Aubrey Covington, 231 students accepted their diplomas from Superintendent Rob Hart and were congratulated by Principal Bobby Mabry and school trustees. On June 3, the senior class received […]

Liberty Hill ends softball season in Region Final

Haylee Park hits a one run rbi single in game 2 of a series at the 2015 UIL 4A Softball Regional Finals between Liberty Hill  and Needville on May 30 in Mumford.  (PHILIP HAUSTEIN PHOTO)

By Taylor Grafft MUMFORD — The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers showed a lot of heart and fight last Friday night — characteristics they have carried with them all season. Unfortunately for Liberty Hill fans, that fight came just a little too late. The Needville Lady Jays completed the sweep and ended the Lady Panthers’ season […]

New law brings justice for Vinny

Landon and his therapy dog Vinny are shown together with a Certificate of Recognition presented by State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, the author of the bill.  (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños Eight-year-old Landon Pemberton of Liberty Hill fought a rare blood disorder most of his life until going in remission more than a year ago. In June 2013, circumstances would bring forth another battle that he, along with his family and supporters, finally won in May. Pemberton was playing in his backyard when […]

Liberty Hill families finding peace, blessings after the storms

From left, Rex Lane, Sharon Landry, Sheryl Carpenter and Nancy Lane. The three families were victims of an F1 tornado May 23, but they are counting their blessings and thanking the Liberty Hill community for support. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON In the seconds they were communicating with each other by phone and text, trying to figure out whether to take cover and where, three families at the end of Tomahawk Trail were slammed by an F1 tornado that destroyed their homes, but strengthened their faith. “We are so blessed,” said Sheryl Carpenter, […]

Student with genetic disorder celebrated at LH Elementary

Liberty Hill Elementary School staff and students celebrated student Palyn Melson on May 22. Palyn has the genetic disorder Williams Syndrome. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños At first glance, Palyn Grace Melson looks like any other kindergartner at Liberty Hill Elementary School. But there is something about the six-year-old that makes her a little different and a little special. She has a genetic disorder known as Williams Syndrome that affects one in 10,000 people worldwide. According to Williams-syndrome.org, […]

Liberty Hill, Leander agree on wastewater service

Mayor Connie Fuller reads a proclamation designating May as Motorcycle Safety Month. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council approved an agreement with the City of Leander Tuesday to provide that city with wholesale wastewater service in new Leander neighborhoods in the area of Ronald Reagan Blvd. and State Highway 29. The 40-year agreement, which becomes effective with the approval of the Leander City Council next […]