McKinzey guiding Panthers’ offense

Senior setter Kelly McKinzey sets the ball during a Panthers sweep on Friday. Liberty Hill is 4-0 in District 25-4A play. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE Played well, volleyball is about speed – speed in transitioning from defense to offense, speed in setting and speed in attacking. It takes hitters to finish off the point and back-row players to start it. Between them is the setter, who needs to have eyes in the back of her head and […]

Kick starter

The Liberty Hill Youth Soccer Association has been growing in recent years. The organization has 29 total teams across eight age groups and two divisions. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Liberty Hill Youth Soccer Association is growing rapidly. The increase in the number of players might be easily dismissed by the rapid growth of Liberty Hill itself. And, yes, there are more children, which means more potential soccer players for the association. But it’s also the people in LHYSA, Larry Price […]

LHHS opens volleyball district play with sweeps over Taylor, Llano

Senior Jaycie Pluenneke (#15) spikes the ball to get a crucial point versus Taylor in a home district game Tuesday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft Liberty Hill’s bench players got a taste of District 25-4A action Tuesday night in a 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-8) win against Taylor. With the match in hand, Coach Gretchen Peterson put in some of the bench players that normally don’t get to play as much in the third game. She says that […]

Salon training opens door to career opportunities

Shane (right) and Tuesday (left) Wilson opened their palatial, state-f-the-art salon training facility, The salon Professional Academy, in September. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado It is the kind of professional quality that Shane and Tuesday Wilson had in mind when in September they opened their palatial, state-of-the-art training facility, The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA). “When you walk into our innovative academy, from the layout and the fixtures to the styling stations and pedicure units, you know […]

Runners ready for the toughest test of the season in Round Rock

The Liberty Hill Varsity girls finished first overall in the team standings with another perfect score of 17. Top row from left are  Chelsea Cole, Emma Hofmann, McKynzie King, Emhely Guzman and Danielle Rimann. Front row from left are Abbie Shelton, Courtney Peterson, Mikayla Stiles, Tabitha Bowles and Hannah Manning. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFT The Liberty Hill Cross Country team will experience its toughest test this season when it travels to Old Settlers Park Saturday for the McNeil Invitational. Coach Kim Holt said it will give her an idea of how Liberty Hill measures up with the competition moving forward into district, regional and state meets. […]

Footballs don’t fly in Liberty Hill

Junior tackle Lance Champion (#70) blocks for junior tailback Caleb Guerin (#7) downfield against Abilene Wylie. The Panthers fell to the Bulldogs 27-19 on Sept. 26. (Courtesy Photo)

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

Cyclists from across Central Texas met in Liberty Hill Saturday for the annual Rip Roar’n Ride bike race for charity.  (Kathy Canady Photo)

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

As the City of Liberty Hill Public Works Director, Wayne Bonnet is among those helping to acquire more water for a growing community.  (Kathy Canady Photo)

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

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 […]