Bordelon continues tradition of service

Liberty Hill High School Cafeteria Manager Michele Bordelon and LHISD Child Nutrition Services Director Mary Sheffield are shown in the high school cafeteria as they prepare for the first day of school Tuesday. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños When Michele Bordelon took a job as a part-time French fry maker at Liberty Hill ISD in 1998 she had no idea it was the first step in a career spanning nearly two decades. As the cafeteria manager at Liberty Hill High School, Bordelon is charged with ensuring everything food-related runs smoothly. […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering the pipeline blast of 1999

Fuel from the ruptured pipeline continued to burn for hours after the initial explosion. (James Wear Photo)

By JAMES WEAR It was August 10, 1999. President Bill Clinton found himself welcoming Lance Armstrong to the White House in recognition of Armstrong’s first victory in the Tour de France cycling race. Overseas, Vladamir Putin was being installed as acting prime minister in Russia. Around the water cooler in offices across America, many were […]

Cross country teams sweep varsity and JV races at Temple

The Liberty Hill boys cross country team starts the race in Temple. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE Liberty Hill cross country kicked the season off in dominating fashion, sweeping the team finishes at the Temple Invitational Meet on Aug. 21. “All four teams did an awesome job at the first meet,” said head coach Kim Holt. “The kids competed hard. It is a great feeling to see all four […]

Lady Panthers claim 5-set thriller

Liberty Hill Volleyball Coach Gretchen Peterson (center) rallies her team before the fifth and deciding set of a match against Round Rock McNeil Tuesday night. The Lady Panthers won the set, 17-15. (Alex Rubio Photo)

By Lauren Jette The Lady Panthers volleyball team was given its first major test of the season Tuesday night against the visiting Round Rock McNeil Lady Mavericks, but were able to pull out the five-set win, 25-18, 25-22, 19-25, 19-25 and 17-15. “It was exciting. I’m so proud of them,” said head coach Gretchen Peterson. […]

Liberty Belles working on perfecting routines

The 2015 Liberty Belles are front row from left, Lindsey Miller, Maddy Glasgow, Social Officer Kendra McCoy, Kylie Castillo, Jr.  Lt. Brittney McKinney, Captain Madeline Brand, Social Officer Bailey Fife, Grace Bednarz, Haeven Gibbons, Carrie Haskell and Allison Itz.  In back are Social Officer Adrian Ussery, Sr. Lt. Ashlyn Brown, Social Officer Kassidy Strickland, Co-Captain Paige Roberts, Director Emily Pirtle, Jr. Lt. Sofia Miller, Maddie Eddings, Brittni McWilliams and Kendal James. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE The Liberty Belles are already hard at work learning and perfecting their dance routines for the upcoming season. The Belles went to a three-day dance camp to learn eight routines, said Captain Madeline Brand. “When I was a freshman, it was really difficult for me, so I feel like for the new […]

LHHS musicians to perform ‘Moments’ marching show

The 2015 Liberty Hill High School Panther marching band has been practicing its fall marching show since August 3. Under the direction of Band Director John Perrin and Assistant Directors Kevin Baird, Jared Clarkson and Andy Anker, the group will perform a marching program “Moments.” The first public performance is August 28 at Panther Stadium when the Panthers play La Grange. (1st Photo Texas)

By DANA DELGADO With another year at hand, Liberty Hill’s Band Director John Perrin who has built a respected and recognized program since he assumed its leadership in 2009 is ready and eager to strike up the band for yet another banner year. “We’re ready to go!” Perrin said. “We want to continue the high […]

LHASBC – Supporting all Panther teams

The Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club raises money throughout the year to support the Liberty Hill ISD Athletic Department. Funds raised are used to purchase equipment for student athletes in all sports, and provide scholarships for graduating seniors. The club is run by parent volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors. Above are members of the 2015 Board of Directors. Front row from left are Michele Stratton, Concessions Co-Chair; Stacy Oncken, Treasurer; Elaine Macias, Co-Merchandise; James Macias, President; and Bart Turek, Executive Vice President. In back are Christy Grant, Secretary; Kevin Vickers, Concessions Co-Chair; Julie Covington, Co-Merchandise; Tim Roberts, Executive Vice President 2. Not pictured is Christine Huppee, Membership. (Lauren Jette Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Like any of the fall sports teams at Liberty Hill High School, the Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club has goals for the 2015-16 school year. But instead of tracking down wins, the booster club is searching for new members. As of Tuesday, the club had 40 family memberships, while there were […]

Lions Club is all about service to the community

Front row from left are Ed Landry, Nelda Wiggers, Kathy Garnett and Lois Hellenga. In back from left are Hollis Baker, Susan Hopper, Larry Nicholson, Darwin Wiggers, Gary Spivey, Rusty Bristow, Billy Ray Guerin, Angie Nicholson and Mary Lyn Jones. For over 25 years, the Liberty Hill Lions Club has been in the trenches supporting a variety of worthy causes and helping out organizations and individuals while enriching the lives of those living in the community. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Twice a month in the early morning usually before the sun rises, members of Liberty Hill’s Lions Club are busy discussing and planning upcoming events during their regular meeting. Meetings are remarkably short and sweet but focused, organized and productive as Lions members drum out ideas and cut to the chase for […]

Erps embracing varsity role

Lady Panther Kingsley Erps bumps the ball over the net during a match at Marble Falls on Tuesday night. (Lauren Jette Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO AUSTIN — Kingsley Erps is well aware that she “has big shoes to fill” in her first season of varsity volleyball. Like her teammates, she’s well aware of the expectations at Liberty Hill — the team reached the UIL State Tournament last season — and even with nearly wholesale changes, the Panthers […]

Lady Panthers defeat Marble Falls in early season match

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By Lauren Jette MARBLE FALLS — The Lady Panther volleyball team was tested late in the match, but pulled out a straight-set win over the Marble Falls Lady Mustangs Tuesday night, 25-10, 25-16 and 25-22. “It was a good night for us all,” said head coach Gretchen Peterson. “We struggled to finish in set three, […]