Panthers win first place at Bulldog Relays

By Taylor Grafft BURNET — Liberty Hill traveled to Burnet on Feb. 28 to compete in the 2014 Wells Fargo Burnet Bulldog Relays and came back with amazing results. Both the boys and girls teams finished in first place in the team standings and continued their efforts to build better form and conditioning with each [...]

Hofmann credits scouting, family for strong work ethic

Encouraged by his grandfather to learn more about the world around him, Grant Hofmann joined scouting in elementary school and along the way grew to understand the importance of being self-sufficient and tenacious, and the value of working hard to make a difference. As his experience at Liberty Hill High School winds down, the 18-year-old [...]

Organizers hope to bring Miss Heart of USA Pageant to Liberty Hill

Miss Heart of the USA Pageant is unlike most other pageants. It was founded on the premise of paying it forward and giving back to the community. One of its major emphasis is on addressing hunger in communities by collecting and donating food items to local food pantries wherever pageants are held. Suanne Clopton from [...]

Union Hall Baptist Church rededicates sanctuary

Finally, after several hundred hours of volunteer work over the last few weeks, the doors of the completely renovated sanctuary at the Union Hall Baptist Church in Liberty Hill will swing open for a formal re-dedication March 9. Pastor Robert Butts said the community is invited to their welcoming and rededication services at 11 a.m. [...]

CrossFit offers personalized, goal-oriented workout

By BECKY WYLIE   CrossFit. You may have heard of it and you may even know someone who attends CrossFit classes. But what exactly is it?  I myself know several people who have attended classes. I, however, have never taken a class, and I’m not going to lie. I had a lot of misconceptions going [...]

Covington, Bachman head to Powerlifting Regionals

By Dana Delgado Aubrey Covington and Rachel Bachman faced many challenges in their first year as powerlifters. They met them all. This week, the two junior athletes are feeling pretty accomplished representing Liberty Hill High School at the Regional Powerlifting Meet March 1 at Gatesville High School,  which gets underway at 9 a.m. “We had [...]

Stray Acres gives animals a second chance

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — It is said every person has a story. For Crystal and Steve Mitchell, their story is about the fate of homeless animals. Whether the animal be abandoned, lost or surrendered, the animal’s plight is the story behind the couple — founders of Stray Acres Sanctuary and Animal Rescue in Bertram. [...]

Liberty Hill Softball gaining momentum

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Softball team will travel to Georgetown to play in a tournament today through Saturday and the team has been building confidence over the last week as they rack up wins. Against Caldwell on Tuesday night, the Lady Panthers won a tight game, 7-6. They relied on clutch [...]

Long discusses growth with business community

By SHELLY WILKISON While growth seems to be the new buzz word in Liberty Hill, Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long put that in perspective for about 30 members of the business community Feb. 20. “Precinct 2 in 2000 was the fastest growing precinct in Williamson County, and it was again in 2010,” she said. “We’re [...]

Tennis player Svetlik takes the court

By Dana Delgado Don’t let that freshman classification fool you. Liberty Hill High School varsity tennis player Alex Svetlik is for real.  She’s not a sleeper by any definition but a legitimate contender and quite athletic. LHHS Tennis Coach Robert Headrick says “Alex is very skilled for such a young player.” “I feel Alex can [...]