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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 […]

Little People celebrates 15 years of caring for Liberty Hill children

By Dana Delgado Her father did his best to talk her out of it. Leaving a secure job at Liberty Hill High School after teaching for six years seemed like a mighty big risk. But, Debra Brown had other thoughts and some very definite ideas about what she wanted to do with her life. Teaching […]

Panthers rush over Brownwood, 43-36

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers defeated the Brownwood Lions at Panther Stadium on a rainy Friday night by a score of 43-36. The Liberty Hill rushing attacked proved to be too much for the Lions to handle for four quarters as they totaled 391 yards on the ground. The Panthers and Lions are no […]

Panthers use ground game to stop Brownwood

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill senior quarterback Nick Hernandez scored three touchdowns rushing in the second half to rally the Panthers to a 43-36 win over the Brownwood Lions Friday night in non-district football at Panther Stadium. Hernandez scored on runs of five and 38 yards in the third quarter to lift Liberty Hill (2-1) […]