THROWBACK THURSDAY: Mather’s fearless reputation included confrontation with bear during expedition

By JAMES WEAR Perhaps one of the most colorful individuals the Liberty Hill community ever produced was Andrew Mather, son of Gabriel Mills pioneer Samuel Mather. Samuel Mather came to the area in 1849 and established a water powered grist mill. Other settlers soon followed and over the next few years the community thrived, despite […]

The Market at Indian Mound Ranch readies for new season

By Dana Delgado With a successful launch and remarkable run this past spring and summer of The Market at Indian Mound Ranch, Susan Jones Anderson is gearing up for the opening of the Market’s unique second season beginning in November. The outdoor market, situated on 2.5 acres of the Jones family’s expansive 500-acre Indian Mound […]

Ballard changing lives one speech at a time

By Christine Bolaños The bell rings and the hustle and bustle in the hallways at Liberty Hill High School commence. Though it is only the second hour of the school day, longtime teacher Tammy Ballard has already completed her shift on duty in the cafeteria that morning, completed a conference meeting and still had time […]

ESD sales tax will impact cities

By SHELLY WILKISON City officials in Liberty Hill and Leander say they are concerned about the impact of a 1 cent sales tax for the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 as both cities grow their commercial base. Voters in the Liberty Hill fire district, which closely mirrors the school district, will decide in Tuesday’s […]

Lady Panthers clinch District with win over Burnet

By Lauren Jette The Lady Panthers clinched a district championship with a 25-19, 25-21, 18-25 and 25-13 win over district rival Burnet Tuesday night. “We’re going to enjoy this win tonight, the girls deserve it,” said head coach Gretchen Peterson. “We’re going to enjoy and then go back to work tomorrow and we’re going to […]

King setting a pace for LHHS cross country

By Mike Schoeffel Like mother, like daughter. Chloe King became a state champion runner when she was just a sophomore in high school. A generation later, her daughter nearly pulled off the same feat. Mckynzie King, now a junior at Liberty Hill High School, placed fourth at the state meet as a sophomore. That finish […]

Residents cite concerns amid roadway closure

By Christine Bolaños A roadway closure in the San Gabriel River Ranch subdivision has led to more than 100 residents to cite their concerns via signatures on a petition. The “Petition to Halt the Reconfiguration of San Gabriel River Ranch Subdivision by Williamson County Department of Infrastructure, Road & Bridge Division” protests what residents believe […]

Despite weather delays, Panthers outrun Greyhounds

By Lauren Jette After an hour lightning delay paused the game in the first quarter, the Panthers put up 20 points in the final 12 minutes to overcome the Boerne Greyhounds 37-21 in a rain-soaked Boerne late Friday night. With rain coming down, Justin Burkett got the Panthers on the scoreboard first, on a 1-yard […]

Panthers maul the Ducks, 51-21

By Lauren Jette The Liberty Hill Panthers crushed the Taylor Ducks 51-21 at Panther Stadium Friday night. On the first possession of the game, the Ducks went four and out. Liberty Hill wasted no time getting on the board with Jon Shannon breaking through the line for a 71-yard touchdown on the Panthers first offensive […]

Worm rancher welcomes locals to pumpkin patch

By Christine Bolaños BERTRAM — Locals searching for the perfect pumpkin for their jack-o’-lantern or fall decorations need look no further than the pumpkin patch at Texas Big Worm. Located in Bertram, the business specializes and prides itself in green waste recycling using vermicompost to process green waste into soil. The source that makes this […]