Fellowship Church reaching out to Liberty Hill Spanish speakers

Fellowship Church Pastors Angel Perez (left) and Michael Wright invite Liberty Hill's Spanish-speaking community to be part of a united church family. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

  By SHELLY WILKISON When Pastor Michael Wright realized the demographics of the community didn’t reflect the membership of Fellowship Church, he set out to make a change. “Liberty Hill is 40 percent Hispanic and our church didn’t reflect that,” Wright said. “As a church, we were failing to reach Spanish speakers. We (church leaders) […]

Liberty Hill EDC welcomes new executive director

Kirk D. Clennan, Photo, 2009-small

By Christine Bolaños There is a new leader in town who hopes to help set Liberty Hill on the path to growth and prosperity. Kirk Clennan officially took over as executive director of the Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation on April 1. He brings more than 20 years of experience in economic development to the […]

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists welcomes Menke to Liberty Hill clinic

Dr. Ben Menke is the new clinic director for Texas Physical Therapy Specialists in Liberty Hill. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños When then 11-year-old baseball pitcher Ben Menke suffered an elbow injury, little did he know his physical therapy visits would change his life. “I played a lot of sports. I’ve always been interested in the body and how it worked and how to heal from injuries. It just kind of naturally led […]

Veteran teacher’s passion is in the first grade classroom

Veteran first grade teacher Mary Davis said she is always looking for ways to improve her classroom.  “I just want the best for them and will fight for what kids need,” she said. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Every day, Mary Davis makes her way to her dimly lit and seemingly undersized work space surrounded by scores of essential materials in a uniquely arranged laboratory for the monumental task of preparing kids for school and life success. Her small desk overflowing with paper sits awkwardly turned and almost incidentally placed […]

Life, Liberty Hill and the pursuit of Sticky Bunz

Sticky Bunz owner Amanda Baskin holds up a plate with a few freshly baked vanilla cupcakes topped with buttermilk icing. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños The sweet aroma of baked delights envelops customers as they walk through the doors. The wooden floors and rustic ambience provides an inviting home-like feel. The treats are neatly nestled into boxes adorned with a signature green gingham ribbon. This is the Liberty Hill storefront Amanda Baskin, a resident, nurse, wife and […]

Liberty Hill defeats Salado in soccer shootout

Slade Cummns brings a loose ball under control and heads toward the Salado goal. The Panthers beat the Eagles 8-7. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By Taylor Grafft Despite being a first-year program, the Liberty Hill Panthers have proven to be a force in soccer and are looking to make some noise in the post season. Last Friday, the Panthers traveled to Salado to take on the Eagles in their final district game of the season and won in a […]

Future Chef Challenge draws healthy snacks

Winners of the Future Chef Challenge proudly wear their medals after being recognized for their specially prepared healthy snacks.  From left are Emma McAndrews, Montgomery Madison, Kendall Brown, Mackenzie Wood, Kristopher Kelley and Jordan Warren. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado This year’s Future Chef Challenge at the Liberty Hill Intermediate School turned out to be more of showcase of an emerging generation, Generation “H” as in healthy, than a contest; although there were plenty of notable winners at the March 13 event. MacKenzie Wood, a fourth grade student from Bill Burden Elementary, […]

Beck Chapels & Events celebrates Liberty Hill grand opening


The ceremonial ribbon was cut last Thursday at the new Beck Chapels & Events in Liberty Hill. Members of the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted the ribbon cutting at the grand opening of Liberty Hill’s funeral home and special event center. Located at 170 CR 214, Beck Chapels & Events offers a chapel for […]

Capstone Baptist looking to ‘do church’ in a healthy, simple way

Colin McGahey is a bi-vocational pastor for the new Capstone Baptist Church in Liberty Hill. In addition to his Master’s of Divinity degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary, he is degreed in natural resources management and is office director and project manager for the civil engineering firm Poznecki-Camarillo, Inc., in Georgetown. (Courtesy Photo)

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill’s new Capstone Baptist Church is working to “do church” in a healthy, simple way. “We’re seeking balances between a faithful purpose with God and what He wants us to do, and how we can impact the well-being of the community,” said Pastor Colin McGahey. Capstone Baptist Church, which meets Sundays […]

Lady Panthers’ historic season ends in state semifinals

The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers with their third place medals and trophy after a tough loss to Abilene Wylie in the state tournament last Friday. Standing from left are Athletic Director Jerry Vance, Lucy Miller, Andrea House, Sarah Buck, Madeline Cheney, Bridgett House, Amanda Woodbury, Amanda Boliek, Matt Kirschner, Allee Nix, Chelsea Cole, Abbi Shelton, Ashlee Walker, Jamie Junkin, Megan Huppee, Kim Holt and Tyler Kirschner. Kneeling from left are Mikayla Stiles, Autumn Lange, Kandyn Faurie, Kaylie Potts, Shelby Whitten, Bella Turek and Baylie Bevers. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft SAN ANTONIO — If Liberty Hill was going to win its state semifinal round matchup against Abilene Wylie they needed to stick to the two keys that got them to their first final four appearance since 2012—shooting well from three, and limiting their opponents’ best player. Last Friday in the Alamodome, the […]