Liberty Hill clinches district title with victory against Fredericksburg

Liberty Hill's Christian Anderson (#23), Lucas Rizzotto (#1), and Chance Runnels (#21) celebrate Jason Reeves' (#20) 40-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Fredericksburg Billies on Friday. Twenty-one seniors played their final home game at a Panther Stadium in the 45-35 win. The win also secured the Panthers a District 14-4A Div. I title. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Liberty Hill Panthers are District 14-4A Division I champions. Beating back a second-half challenge, the Panthers held off the Fredericksburg Billies 45-35 Friday night on Senior Night at Panther Stadium, claiming their second straight district championship. Kyle Reeh, a junior backup and utility player for the Billies, started the game in […]

LHHS volleyball captures another District title

Seniors Kaley Nelson (left) and Jaycie Pluenneke (right) watch their senior teammate Peyton Redmond (center) finish off an attack with a powerful hit against the Burnet Bulldogs on Tuesday. The team finished with a perfect 10-0 district record for the third straight year. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft The Panthers’ volleyball match against the Burnet Bulldogs on Tuesday had all the storylines you can imagine. It would have been easy for the Panthers to get caught up in all the distractions, emotions and the atmosphere that surrounded the match—but not this team. This team is focused and has much bigger […]

Liberty Hill tops Boerne on homecoming

Liberty Hill junior tailback Caleb Guerin (#7) was a part of the Panthers’ offensive ground game that produced 415 yards against the Boerne Greyhounds in a 37-28 Panther victory on Homecoming Night at Panther Stadium. Liberty Hill improved to 3-0 in District 14-4A Div. I play and won their third straight game. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE This is how you beat a passing team with a Tennessee commit for a quarterback: You do it exactly the way Liberty Hill Coach Jerry Vance drew it up. You keep the ball away from Boerne quarterback Quinten Dormady – a four-star quarterback who is rated the 14th-best pocket passer in the […]

City officials, volunteers celebrate an improved City Park

Liberty Hill Parks & Recreation Board Chair Mary Lynn Jones and Mayor Connie Fuller (center) cut the ceremonial ribbon on the improved City Park on CR 200 Saturday. City Council members were present along with Parks Board volunteers and representatives from the youth recreational leagues and Chamber of Commerce members. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

Liberty Hill city officials, volunteers and dozens of families celebrated the official opening of City Park Saturday with a ribbon cutting and picnic. The 22-acre park on CR 200 has belonged to the City for more than a decade and has been mostly used by Liberty Hill Youth Soccer Association and Liberty Hill Youth Football […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Seward Junction got its name in the mid-1930s

Ellis Newton Seward and his wife, Mary, donated land in the mid 1930’s when US Highway 183 was being built. The couple were paid $100 for moving their house and fence line. Seward Junction as it looked in 1967. The building was torn down many years ago. (Courtesy Photo)

By JAMES WEAR Back in the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, when the Liberty Hill Cafe was my second home, among my mother-in-law’s frequent customers were Mildred and W.K. Seward. W.K. never was much of a talker, but Mildred enjoyed visiting and for reasons that escaped me, took a liking to this long-haired country boy […]

EDITORIAL: ‘Charles Canady Park’ would be lasting tribute to leader’s legacy of service

The funeral hearse carrying Charles Canady, owner of the Quick Service Garage in downtown Liberty Hill, made a final pass through the driveway of the landmark business on the way to Liberty Hill Cemetery Wednesday. The flags at Liberty Hill City Hall were lowered in honor of the former city official. Canady, 52, passed away Oct. 16 after a two-year battle with cancer. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

Charles Canady could have been the hero of a big Hollywood movie. Picture the panoramic views from our surrounding hills, the sounds of an orchestra building to a crescendo like they used to in those old Westerns, the open sky, the San Gabriel River at Blue Hole. Then the camera would move to a shot […]

Poster inspired Wild West Salon

The stylists of the Wild West Salon in Liberty Hill are Christi Ferraro, Hannah Liesmann and Christal Alexander. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

By Dana Delgado When Christal Alexander came across a fascinating framed poster at a thrift store, she jumped at what she thought was a bargain at $11.99. Later she would see that same poster priced at over $100 at another store making her find a real steal. But this was more than just an exciting […]

Experienced directors guide LHJH Band

LHJH Band Director Jared Clarkson is excited about leading an emerging program that includes 112 band students in grades 7 and 8. (Courtesy Photo)

By DANA DELGADO Jared Clarkson was perfectly content in Wimberley when Liberty Hill came calling two years ago. His family was settled in, his kids were happily enrolled in schools there, his wife, Callie Clarkson, was a teacher in the district, and he had made positive strides in building a program over nine years as the […]

Community shows support for veteran

The Liberty Hill community assisted the family of disabled veteran Ray Coffee (center) at a fundraiser Saturday. From left are Lana Henley, Margarita’s Restaurant owner Amin Berenji, Ray and Melanie Coffee, and Gary Henley of Henley Homes. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Moving from the Houston area to Liberty Hill could have been very difficult for the Coffee family. Instead, they are already feeling welcomed by the community after a fundraiser in their honor this past Saturday. “It’s tough moving away from family in Houston,” Melanie Coffee said. “But we already feel like we’re […]

Younger runners push toward success for cross country teams

Liberty Hill cross country freshman Courtney Peterson (back) helps push fellow teammate and senior Chelsea Cole (front) at the Battlin’ Badger Cross Country Invitational in Lampasas last Wednesday. Liberty Hill will return to Lampasas on Wednesday, Oct. 22, for the District Meet.
(Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT In four years, senior Chelsea Cole has never been far from the podium for the Liberty Hill cross country team. And that is a rarity for some senior girls. In a sport dominated by younger athletes, consistency from year to year can be the most difficult thing for female runners for a […]