Footballs don’t fly in Liberty Hill

By SEAN SHAPIRO It’s become a fact of life. Footballs don’t fly in Liberty Hill. Instead of embracing the pass-happy, spread-offense that has dominated the football landscape, Liberty Hill has bucked the trend. At Liberty Hill, the ball stays on the ground, misdirection is a way of life, and quarterbacks are expected to make the […]

Bikers raise funds for Lions’ charities

The Liberty Hill Lions Club annual Rip Roar’n Ride had another strong turnout this past weekend as the organization raised money for multiple causes. Greg Garnett said 236 riders biked the course that started and ended at Liberty Hill Elementary School. The course wound its way through Liberty Hill, into Bertram, then into Burnett before […]

Bonnet on front line of city water challenges

By SEAN SHAPIRO The rain the past two weeks has helped, but managing Liberty Hill’s water supply is not an easy task for Wayne Bonnet, the City’s new Director of Public Works. Bonnet was hired by the City two months ago, coming from the City of Florence where he held the same position. Bonnet said […]

Classic Bakery brings delicious, healthy breads to downtown Liberty Hill

By SHELLY WILKISON Flavia Barton looks for healthy foods that taste good together. Then, with a touch of spice and occasionally a little sweetness, she combines it all together and the result is scenting downtown Liberty Hill with the delightful aromas of fresh-baked bread, cookies, brownies and cinnamon rolls. Classic Bakery opened last week at […]

Bows galore, clothing consignments at Bertram’s Kids Alley

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — With a grand opening over Labor Day weekend during the Oatmeal Festival, Cynthia Anderson has been busy restocking her trendy, children’s clothing consignment resale boutique, Kids Alley. Located in the heart of Bertram’s historic downtown district at 165 S. Gabriel Street, Kids Alley carries both boys and girls clothes as […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Former student shares memories of school days

By JAMES WEAR I’d just completed my last column when I mentioned to my wife one of the stories Billy Ray Guerin told me about students climbing out of windows for a ride down the fire escape. “Oh, yeah,” she said, “Those windows were open a lot, and sometimes the milkman, after making a delivery […]

Smith returns to Panther O-line

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill senior offensive lineman Tyler Smith got to play two snaps in the Panthers’ 45-25 win last week at Waco Connally. It was just two plays for the 2013 all-district selection, who had been sidelined by a concussion suffered during Liberty Hill’s first scrimmage with Stephenville. But it was great. “I […]

Walker, Pluenneke commit to Paris Junior College

By TAYLOR GRAFT Liberty Hill seniors Payton Walker and Jaycie Pluenneke can breathe a sigh of relief after committtting to Paris Junior College this week. With their post-Liberty Hill futures secured, they can now fully focus on the volleyball season, the SATs, and their senior years. Walker’s recruitment started this summer at a softball tournament […]

Trading film is easy with new technology

By SEAN SHAPIRO Trading game film used to be a hands-on process, literally. After a Friday night football game, coaches would have to wait for the film to process, usually on location of the game, while the bus would start to head home. Then, with the processed film in hand, coaches would drive and meet […]

Mother, daughter take fortuitous journey to LHISD

By Dana Delgado Well-credentialed and highly respected in their native Colorado, Mary Lou Lively and her daughter Emily Lively joined Liberty Hill’s teaching finest this school year, but only by a very fortuitous turn of events. Emily Lively accepted a fourth grade position teaching reading, writing and social studies at Bill Burden Elementary School while […]