Mother, daughter take fortuitous journey to LHISD

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 Hill runs to third straight win over Waco Connally, 45-25

By Taylor Grafft WACO — The Liberty Hill Panthers defeated Waco Connally 45-25 on Friday night at Cadet Stadium. Junior fullback Jon Shannon carried the Panthers’ rushing attack for the third straight week, running for 225 yards. Shannon also rushed for four touchdowns, leaning heavily on the Panthers’ offensive line, which had another strong performance. “I thought […]

Panthers on the prowl

By TAYLOR GRAFT With cooler fall weather approaching, Liberty Hill cross country runners can start to expect better workouts and times. “The cooler weather does help with workouts in the morning,” Liberty Hill Coach Kim Holt said. “The kids seem to have better workouts when the weather gets cooler. We have yet to run in […]

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Hernandez leads the way against Lions

By BOB VARMETTE Nick Hernandez was the difference in the third quarter of Liberty Hill’s 43-36 victory against Brownwood last Friday. The senior quarterback was the catalyst in that pivotal quarter and rushed for a pair of touchdowns, which turned a 22-21 Liberty Hill deficit into a 36-22 advantage heading into the final 12 minutes. […]

It all starts up front for the Panthers

By BOB VARMETTE The game, of course, will be won on the line. They always are. It’s just even more of a point to make when a team is facing the Liberty Hill Panthers. Waco Connally Coach Mike Rabe talks about the discipline his defense will need when it goes up against the misdirection of […]

Coin flip ritual part of football since the beginning

By SEAN SHAPIRO It’s the last thing before the real action begins on Friday night. The two team captains, often three or four players per team, will meet at midfield with the officials for the coin toss. It’s a simple 50-50 chance — one that will determine which team gets the ball first and which […]

Violence-torn Honduras becomes refuge for retiree

By Dana Delgado While hordes of Hondurans have fled to the southern U.S. border seeking safe harbor, Liberty Hill resident Jo Ann Swahn was drawn to the interior of this country in strife for her own reasons. After living a corporate life in New York, Ms. Swahn found herself living in Liberty Hill to be […]

Community success sparks success for Bluebonnet Pride

By SEAN SHAPIRO By nature and business mission statements, insurance agencies are supposed to support and protect their clients. At Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency, the staff takes that a couple steps further and has become part of the Liberty Hill community since it first opened in 1996. “The citizens here pay for the rent, the […]

Old Red Brick School House produced community leaders

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 […]