THROWBACK THURSDAY: Market Days were a winner for Liberty Hill

Market Days were held in downtown Liberty Hill in Veterans Park as vendors sold their wares from a series of booths that lined the back portion of the property. (Courtesy Photo)

By JAMES WEAR It’s been many years, but a lot of folks remember Liberty Hill Market Days. Held the first Saturday of each month at Veterans Park downtown, Market Days brought droves of folks to the community as they would browse through the various booths that lined the back of the VFW property. Vendors offered […]

LH, Bandera have real reasons to play

Senior offensive lineman Matt McLeod (#60) watches senior halfback Logan Barnes (#8) score Liberty Hill’s opening touchdown in a 45-35 victory over the Fredericksburg Billies last Friday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Bandera Bulldogs need some help to make the playoffs. But first they need to beat the Liberty Hill Panthers in the teams’ District 14-4A Division I finale at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bandera High School Stadium. If they can accomplish that, and the Taylor Ducks can beat the Fredericksburg Billies, the […]

Living with battlefield disabilities, Coffey humbled by Liberty Hill support

From left, Lana Henley, Elizabeth Horne, Ray Coffey, Gary Henley, Melanie Coffey and Ed Horne stand in front of the Coffeys’ future home in Santa Rita Ranch. Henley Homes is building the house through Operation Finally Home, while Ed and Elizabeth Horne donated the lot. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO By the time his new home is move-in ready, Clifton “Ray” Coffey may have enough photos to make a flipbook of the builders’ progress. At each phase of the house, Coffey and his wife, Melanie, have made the trip to Santa Rita Ranch to check on the progress, take photos, and most […]

Best of the West hosts sharpshooter during International Firearms Festival

Best of the West Shooting Sports, Liberty Hill shooting range, Kirsten Joy Weiss, Texas International Firearms Festival. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Kirsten Joy Weiss is bringing her sharp-shooting skills to Liberty Hill. Weiss performs trick shots on a YouTube channel that has more than 32,000 subscribers. She also talks about gun safety and precautions, and she said she is looking forward to talking with other gun enthusiasts at the Texas International Firearms Festival […]

Hunters celebrate start of Deer Season

Glenn Jackson and his daughter Morgan Jackson during hunting season in 2013. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Friday is Halloween, but for Glenn Jackson it will feel like Christmas Eve. White tail deer general hunting season starts Saturday and Jackson, like many hunters around Texas, will be heading outside for the first day of the season. “Once (hunting) is in your blood, it’s like Christmas,” Jackson, a Liberty Hill […]

Liberty Hill clinches district title with victory against Fredericksburg

Liberty Hill's Christian Anderson (#23), Lucas Rizzotto (#1), and Chance Runnels (#21) celebrate Jason Reeves' (#20) 40-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Fredericksburg Billies on Friday. Twenty-one seniors played their final home game at a Panther Stadium in the 45-35 win. The win also secured the Panthers a District 14-4A Div. I title. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Liberty Hill Panthers are District 14-4A Division I champions. Beating back a second-half challenge, the Panthers held off the Fredericksburg Billies 45-35 Friday night on Senior Night at Panther Stadium, claiming their second straight district championship. Kyle Reeh, a junior backup and utility player for the Billies, started the game in […]

LHHS volleyball captures another District title

Seniors Kaley Nelson (left) and Jaycie Pluenneke (right) watch their senior teammate Peyton Redmond (center) finish off an attack with a powerful hit against the Burnet Bulldogs on Tuesday. The team finished with a perfect 10-0 district record for the third straight year. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft The Panthers’ volleyball match against the Burnet Bulldogs on Tuesday had all the storylines you can imagine. It would have been easy for the Panthers to get caught up in all the distractions, emotions and the atmosphere that surrounded the match—but not this team. This team is focused and has much bigger […]

Liberty Hill tops Boerne on homecoming

Liberty Hill junior tailback Caleb Guerin (#7) was a part of the Panthers’ offensive ground game that produced 415 yards against the Boerne Greyhounds in a 37-28 Panther victory on Homecoming Night at Panther Stadium. Liberty Hill improved to 3-0 in District 14-4A Div. I play and won their third straight game. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE This is how you beat a passing team with a Tennessee commit for a quarterback: You do it exactly the way Liberty Hill Coach Jerry Vance drew it up. You keep the ball away from Boerne quarterback Quinten Dormady – a four-star quarterback who is rated the 14th-best pocket passer in the […]

City officials, volunteers celebrate an improved City Park

Liberty Hill Parks & Recreation Board Chair Mary Lynn Jones and Mayor Connie Fuller (center) cut the ceremonial ribbon on the improved City Park on CR 200 Saturday. City Council members were present along with Parks Board volunteers and representatives from the youth recreational leagues and Chamber of Commerce members. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

Liberty Hill city officials, volunteers and dozens of families celebrated the official opening of City Park Saturday with a ribbon cutting and picnic. The 22-acre park on CR 200 has belonged to the City for more than a decade and has been mostly used by Liberty Hill Youth Soccer Association and Liberty Hill Youth Football […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Seward Junction got its name in the mid-1930s

Ellis Newton Seward and his wife, Mary, donated land in the mid 1930’s when US Highway 183 was being built. The couple were paid $100 for moving their house and fence line. Seward Junction as it looked in 1967. The building was torn down many years ago. (Courtesy Photo)

By JAMES WEAR Back in the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, when the Liberty Hill Cafe was my second home, among my mother-in-law’s frequent customers were Mildred and W.K. Seward. W.K. never was much of a talker, but Mildred enjoyed visiting and for reasons that escaped me, took a liking to this long-haired country boy […]