Classic Bakery brings delicious, healthy breads to downtown Liberty Hill

Classic Bakery opened last week in downtown Liberty Hill, 100 Myrtle Lane, Suites D & E. The bakery, owned by Flavia and Robert Barton is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Shelly Wilkison Photo)

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

Cynthia Anderson holds a special occasion dress at her children’s clothing consignment resale boutique, Kids Alley. The Bertram store is located in the shadow of the city’s water tower. (Dana Delgado Photo)

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

Members of a Lady Panther varsity basketball team from the late 1960’s. Top row from left are Coach Cadmus Brown, Carolyn Ross, Paula Lane, Lori Lay, Carleene Wright, Sarah Jones and Connie Sue Foust. Second row from left are Bertha Reed, Teresa Williams, Denise Williams, Mary Parker, Sue Williams, Pam Williams, Debbie Mather and Effie Montgomery. Front row are Margot Lynn Wetzel, Donna Jay, Wanda Johnson and Sybil Brown. (Courtesy Photo)

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

Senior offensive lineman Tyler Smith had been out with a concussion suffered in the Stephenville scrimmage until he got in for two plays against Waco Connally. (Bob Varmette Photo)

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

Senior co-captains Payton Walker (#3) and Jaycie Pluenneke (#15) committed to Paris Junior College this week. Both will play volleyball for the Dragons, while Walker also committed to play softball. (Kathy Canady Photo)

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

Technology has made trading film a much easier process for Liberty Hill Coach Jerry Vance. (Kathy Canady Photo)

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

Well-credentialed and highly respected in their native Colorado, Mary Lou Lively (right) and her daughter Emily Lively (left)  joined Liberty Hill’s teaching finest this year, but only by a fortuitous turn of events. (Dana Delgado Photo)

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 […]

Liberty Hill runs to third straight win over Waco Connally, 45-25

Liberty Hill coach Jerry Vance address his team after the win. (Taylor Graft photo)

By Taylor Grafft WACO — The Liberty Hill Panthers defeated Waco Connally 45-25 on Friday night at Cadet Stadium. Junior fullback Jon Shannon carried the Panthers’ rushing attack for the third straight week, running for 225 yards. Shannon also rushed for four touchdowns, leaning heavily on the Panthers’ offensive line, which had another strong performance. “I thought […]

Panthers on the prowl

The Liberty Hill boys and girls varsity cross country teams had dominant performances at the Division 2 race at the Pflugerville Invitational. The boys had 51 points, while the girls posted a perfect score with 15 points. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFT With cooler fall weather approaching, Liberty Hill cross country runners can start to expect better workouts and times. “The cooler weather does help with workouts in the morning,” Liberty Hill Coach Kim Holt said. “The kids seem to have better workouts when the weather gets cooler. We have yet to run in […]

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