City hears from property owners concerned about possible annexation

By SHELLY WILKISON It was standing room only inside the Liberty Hill City Council Chamber Monday as four people shared their concerns and questioned the City’s plan to annex their properties into the city limits. During the first of two scheduled public hearings on the City’s plan to annex 313 acres or 127 parcels of […]

Panther defense stops Wylie Bulldogs

By Lauren Jette There wasn’t much offense to celebrate, but there was enough to get the win at Panther Stadium last Friday night as Liberty Hill defeated Abilene Wylie 13-6 on Senior Night. “Beating Abilene Wylie is quite an accomplishment, it’s not the season,” said head coach Jerry Vance. “We played well against Connally (the […]

Coach follows father’s footsteps on court and in the classroom

By Lauren Jette It’s an interesting thing for a teacher to claim that they have taught the same students as their mother, father, sister and wife. For Liberty Hill High School boys junior varsity basketball coach and math teacher Blake Boren, that is a statement he can truthfully make. “What’s really cool is there’s kids […]

Hall puts his heart into insurance work

By Christine Bolaños After working for shipping company DHL for 22 years, Rick Hall decided to move to Texas and try something different. “I moved to Texas about four and a half years ago and I decided to retire from DHL and find something different to do,” Hall said. “I really wanted to get into […]

Smithsonian eyes Sculpture Park piece

By Christine Bolaños A reclining woman gazes out at the countryside. Her hands protect her eyes from the rays of the sun. Her skin, made of limestone, is worn from age and weather. Despite the years, people still look at her in awe. Once called “Under the Texas Sun” she is fondly referred to as […]

Panthers gash Connally Cadets in Homecoming game

By Lauren Jette The Panthers ran all over the visiting Waco Connally Cadets for the 47-7 win at Panther Stadium Friday night in Liberty Hill’s Homecoming game. Jon Shannon owned the night, scoring the Panthers’ first three touchdowns on 1-yard, 3-yard and 4-yard runs, to put Liberty Hill up 21-0. A 35-yard field goal by […]

Panthers look to correct mistakes in Homecoming bout with Connally tonight

By LAUREN JETTE Coming off a loss at Brownwood last week, the Liberty Hill Panthers are looking to even out the season with a second win over Waco Connally at Panther Stadium Friday night. “Connally is really, really athletic,” head coach Jerry Vance said. “They’ve got three or four kids that can just simply fly.” […]

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day!

By RENEE MORGAN Time to fire up the grill and ice down the beer! Friday, Sept. 18th is what could only be described as the Holy Grail of all food holidays, featuring an All-American favorite of carnivores everywhere. It’s National Cheeseburger Day! Boy, did I enjoy the research for this article. There is nothing that […]

Inside Texas’ first underground winery

By Christine Bolaños When Dan Marek Jr.’s great grandfather migrated from Czechoslovakia to Galveston to begin a new life in the United States, he began a family tradition that has become Marek’s lifelong passion and work. “They didn’t go to New York because they said they didn’t have money to go that far so they […]

PEC assures citizens that Bertram office not closing

By Lauren Jette BERTRAM — Pedernales Electric Cooperative CEO John Hewa assured concerned citizens packed into the Bertram City Council Chamber Sept. 3 that their local office would not be closing. “We do plan to keep the Bertram office open,” Hewa told the audience at last week’s town hall meeting. He explained that the PEC […]