Bertram Plaza home to laundromat, healing center

By Lauren Jette BERTRAM — Dr. Bruce Bottcher and Sandy Hall work together on two very different services at both ends of Bertram Plaza, located at 1460 W. State Highway 29 in Bertram. On the west end, Bottcher runs his chiropractic office, while Hall does massage therapy and Bowenwork therapy. At the other end of […]

Elena’s Mexican Restaurant to unveil bar, open at night

By Christine Bolaños  When Elena Soto arrived in the United States from Mexico she carried something special with her. A love and gift of authentic Mexican cooking that she passed on to her daughter Gracie Soto. “In the U.S. her first job was waiting tables at restaurants,” said Gracie Soto, who took over Elena’s Mexican […]

Panthers beat down Bulldogs to advance to area playoff

By Lauren Jette CEDAR PARK — The Panthers came up big when they needed to and defeated rival Burnet 47-28 Friday night at John Gupton Stadium to advance to the area round of playoffs. “It’s wonderful,” Coach Jerry Vance said of getting the win over the Bulldogs. “You look at their record and if it was […]

Liberty Hill-Burnet rivalry renewed in playoff game

By Lauren Jette Liberty Hill will see a familiar shade of green Friday night in a bi-district matchup with longtime rival Burnet at Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park. The District 14-4A champions will take on the Bulldogs in the post-season for the second year in a row. “It’s nice to be 5-0 and being the […]

Poor course conditions muddy Lady Panthers’ season

By Lauren Jette ROUND ROCK — The Lady Panthers cross country team has spent the last three months preparing for one race in particular by pounding courses that were usually dry, dusty paths over varied terrain. What they got for the final race of the season was two miles of flooded mud pit at the […]

Friday night lights don’t faze freshman Sanders

By Lauren Jette The stadium lights on Friday nights can be blinding for some football players, especially younger ones. Those lights make freshman utility player Reid Sanders nervous, but they haven’t prevented him from making an impact on the field for District 14-4A champion Liberty Hill. In four appearances, Sanders has accumulated 195 yards and […]

Panthers close successful fall season in regional semifinals tennis

By Lauren Jette The Panther tennis team made a statement at the regional tournament in Willis last weekend, knocking off a district champion before falling to the number one seed to finish their second fall season. In the first match, Liberty Hill defeated Groesbeck 10-9 in the quarterfinals. Tied at 9 all, Kerri Bunting won […]

Wilson looking for perfect record in district

By Mike Schoeffel With an expected win over Bandera this Friday, Liberty Hill lineman Justin Wilson will finish his varsity career with a 15-0 record against district competition. A win also guarantees Wilson will graduate as a three-time district champion. He’s proud of those numbers and accomplishments, but he’s certainly not satisfied, not while a […]

New home a good fit for Operation Liberty Hill

By Lauren Jette Operation Liberty Hill celebrated the move to its new location on Highway 183 North, just south of Seward Junction with a ribbon cutting on Monday. “Well, this is an awesome day. It’s been a long time coming and this is just the perfect time, because God’s timing was so great,” Operation Liberty […]

Heartbreaking end to Lady Panthers’ season

By Lauren Jette AUSTIN — The Lady Panthers volleyball season came to an unexpectedly early end in a heartbreaking match against the Wimberley Lady Texans in Austin Tuesday night. Liberty Hill lost 20-25, 25-27, 27-25, 25-18 and 9-15 at Toney Burger Center in a bi-district matchup. “When it is so close like that, they’re just […]