2015 Panther volleyball team replacing nine seniors

Varsity Panther Volleyball 2015
Following a trip to the Class 4A state semifinals, the Liberty Hill volleyball team is looking for a return trip to Garland. 
In back from left are Andi Graves, Carson Yarbrough, Hailey Barrows, Allee Nix, Kingsley Erps, Tori Graves. In front are Brooklyn Jones, Betheny McLeod, Savannah Stanley, Carley Moples, Peyton Phifer. Not pictured is Allie Child. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO When coach Gretchen Peterson passed out uniforms it was a bit of a free-for-all. Players had their pick of almost any jersey available, except for numbers 1, 6 and 16. That’s because those were reserved for Allee Nix, Peyton Pfifer, and Tori Graves — the three returning members of the varsity team. […]

Pirtle ‘livin’ the dream’ in new LHISD administrative role

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By SHELLY WILLKISON Livin’ the dream. That’s the only answer that Chad Pirtle has these days to the age-old, break-the-ice question as to how he’s doing. The words may sound trite, but for Pirtle, who was recently promoted to Liberty Hill ISD Assistant Superintendent, his life these days really is a dream come true. “I’ve […]

Panthers’ new quarterback was born to run the Slot-T

Garrett Wright is quarterback for the 2015 LHHS Fightin' Panthers. (Photo Illustration Sean Shapiro)

By SEAN SHAPIRO For five years Garrett Wright has practiced, and mastered, the art of the Slot-T. And the Slot-T isn’t a paint-by-number charade. It’s a behemoth of a system for a quarterback. One that breaks the rules of today’s contemporary offense — what spread? — and forces the quarterback to blend different elements at […]

Offensive and defensive lines set to lead charge for Liberty Hill


By LAUREN JETTE In football, the players who rack up the most yards, make an outstanding defensive play or score touchdowns get the most attention. But, before a running back can break away for a long run or a defensive back can make a drive-stopping interception, a block had to be made or a hold […]

Hart: Liberty Hill is the place to be

In his eighth year as Superintendent in Liberty Hill ISD, Dr. Rob Hart says confidently that Liberty Hill is the place to be. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON To be at the helm of a fast-growing school district in Texas is a pretty good place to be. For Dr. Rob Hart, now in his eighth year as Liberty Hill’s school superintendent, the story of the district’s growth and success is one he tells proudly, as often as he can, and […]

Council approves design of new city hall building downtown

The City of Liberty Hill is moving forward with design and construction of a new city hall downtown. The graphic above is a representation of the design for the building. The City Council considered several variations of the elevation Monday before voting unanimously to approve the design.

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill City Council members on Monday authorized an architect to move forward on plans to construct a new City Hall downtown. Earlier this year, the City purchased the Holloway building on Loop 332 that was to be renovated and expanded for use by city administrative staff. In recent weeks, however, it […]

Liberty Hill welcomes first pediatric practice

The staff at Liberty Hill Pediatrics is available to see patients beginning this week. From left are Amber Barba, CMA; (front) Rosalba Gonzalez, receptionist; Dr. Tiffany Scott; and Estella Alejo, CMA. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Dr. Tiffani Scott knew she had chosen the right community for her pediatrics practice when she saw firsthand how Liberty Hill enveloped the Crystal Draper family after the tragic death of her two children in a car crash in April. New to Liberty Hill, a patient told her about a fundraising event […]

Liberty Hill students tackle problem solving at leadership summit in Europe

The LHHS entourage stopped for a photo on the way to the leadership summit. From left are Colt Spencer, Joely Williamson, Chris Turner, Courtney Smith, Candra Gonzalez, Tabitha Bowles, Madeline Strickland, Emma Hofmann, Carley Maples, McKynzie King, Park Collie, Brianna Edwards, Alec Brand and Justin Henry. (Courtesy Photo)

By Lauren Jette Some Liberty Hill High School students got the experience of a lifetime during an educational tour through part of Europe last month. LHHS Spanish teacher Jennifer Gonzalez took 15 students on a Global Student Leaders Summit through Barcelona, the French Riviera, Lake Como and Davos, Switzerland June 19-29. At the culmination of […]

Sun Devils looking to bring home national softball title

From opening ceremonies in Houston, Liberty Hill’s Sun Devils are competing this week in the PONY World Series. Front Row from left are Ireland Sargent, Kaylyn Revere, Lauren Macias, Ashlyn Revere, Mack Goertz, Taylor Swieczkowski and Aubrey Kauper. In back are Olivia King, Abby Covington, Mia Hernandez, Sam Robison, Maddie Schutze and Brooke McKinney. (Courtesy Photo)

By Lauren Jette If the success of the Liberty Hill 14-and-under Sun Devils softball team is any indication, the future of Lady Panther softball looks promising. The team of all-stars is competing in the PONY World Series this weekend at Crosby Sports Complex in Houston. The team went undefeated on its way to the Central […]

Fortis Academy opening at LifeSprings Church

Fifth grade students working on a math lesson in the classroom at Fortis Academy. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christine Bolaños  After moving around in the Austin area a few times, Fortis Academy staff hopes it has finally found a permanent home for the Christian-based school at LifeSprings Church in Liberty Hill. “We were coming from Austin and the location that we were at was too small for us. God was blessing us […]