Connally gets caught in Liberty Hill’s speed trap

By BOB VARMETTE For The Independent WACO – They say speed kills. And sometimes, those old sayings have a lot of truth to them. But on Friday, Waco Connally wasn’t fast enough to run past Liberty Hill. Connally was loaded with speed on both sides of the ball, and Panthers coach Jerry Vance said he […]

Liberty Fit fair hopes to turn Liberty Hill into health-conscious community

By DANA DELGADO Community leaders partnered with school district officials are preparing to launch a major undertaking that could dramatically affect the culture of the entire community. If all goes as organizers predict, it could be the beginning of something good, really good, for the community but especially for students. The event — Liberty Fit […]

John Morelock of Bluebonnet Pride Insurance. The longtime Liberty Hill business is growing and moving to a larger location in Clark’s Commons. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

Community success sparks success for Bluebonnet Pride

By SEAN SHAPIRO By nature and business mission statements, insurance agencies are supposed to support and protect their clients. At Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency, the staff takes that a couple steps further and has become part of the Liberty Hill community since it first opened in 1996. “The citizens here pay for the rent, the […]

Pumpkin Soup served from a hollowed-out pumpkin. (Courtesy Photo)

FOOD WISE: Celebrate fall with pumpkin-y goodness

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I recently heard that this year’s largest pumpkin record holder weighs in at over 2,000 pounds. Can you imagine? The guy who grew it said he fed it fish and seaweed. That sounds funny, but those nutrients do come in a dehydrated form to use as plant food. It kinda makes […]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: Chickens are welcome in Liberty Hill

There is a new atmosphere around City Hall these days. Folks don’t seem to be as focused on gotcha politics, personal paybacks and replaying the same tired, old grudges from week to week. In fact, people seem to want to get things accomplished. That’s good news and it sure beats sitting around griping. Let’s hope […]

Travis Martin (center) portrays  Jesus in "Godspell".  In the back from left to right is Amanda Serra, Wendy Jo Cox and Brian Losoya as Judas. (Courtesy Photo)

Spellbound by ‘Godspell’

By ART RODRIGUEZ If you were like me as a child, Sunday School ran the gamut from exciting to the mundane. However, I was never taught the parables from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in quite the way “Godspell” by the Austin Theatre Project re-enacts them. First opened on Broadway in 1971, “Godspell” tells […]

Mark Sutherberg ate four bowls of oatmeal in one minute -- taking home the championship medal at the 37th Annual Oatmeal Festival's Oatmeal Eating Contest. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

37th Annual Oatmeal Festival draws crowds to Bertram

By SEAN SHAPIRO BERTRAM – Mark Sutherberg knows exactly how he likes his oatmeal. Instead of adding sugar or other fixings, Sutherberg prefers his oatmeal plain and simple. Otherwise, it becomes very difficult to scarf down in a speedy manner when you have less than a minute to eat as many bowls as possible. That […]

Today’s Headlines

After 32 years with LHISD, Tredemeyer announces retirement

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill Elementary School Principal Jan Tredemeyer will retire in December after 32 years with the Liberty Hill school … More

P&Z gives first nod to Morningstar

By SHELLY WILKISON Members of Liberty Hill’s Planning and Zoning Commission gave the first nod Tuesday to a new subdivision proposed for the … More

Liberty Trails Townhomes promises affordable rental opportunities

By SEAN SHAPIRO Right now, Liberty Trails Townhomes looks like your standard construction site. Large work vehicles spot the landscape of dirt, … More

Jo Ann Swahn (center) of Liberty Hill along with the head of mining for the Yuscaran area in Honduras (left) and a priest who oversees some of the programs for Honduras Good Works (right) inspect one of the river beds that will be a source of raw materials for the Tile Factory, a micro-business that has been established to help break the cycle of poverty in the Central American country. (Courtesy Photo)

Violence-torn Honduras becomes refuge for retiree

By Dana Delgado While hordes of Hondurans have fled to the southern U.S. border seeking safe harbor, Liberty Hill resident Jo Ann Swahn was drawn … More

Council amends parkland ordinance

By SHELLY WILKISON Over the objections of a developer, the Liberty Hill City Council voted unanimously Monday to amend an ordinance requiring … More

Liberty Hill Business

John Morelock of Bluebonnet Pride Insurance. The longtime Liberty Hill business is growing and moving to a larger location in Clark’s Commons. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

Community success sparks success for Bluebonnet Pride

By SEAN SHAPIRO By nature and business mission statements, insurance agencies are supposed to support and protect their clients. At Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency, the staff takes that a couple steps further and has become part of the Liberty Hill community since it first opened in 1996. “The citizens here pay for the rent, the […]

Business partners, Debra Brown (left) and Kaylene Vickers (right) pause to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Little People Learning Place, Liberty Hill’s longest running children’s care center. Ms. Brown walked away from a secure teaching position in 1999 to pursue her dreams of opening the business. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Little People celebrates 15 years of caring for Liberty Hill children

By Dana Delgado Her father did his best to talk her out of it. Leaving a secure job at Liberty Hill High School after teaching for six years seemed like a mighty big risk. But, Debra Brown had other thoughts and some very definite ideas about what she wanted to do with her life. Teaching […]

Jenna Mount (left) and her mother Patsy Irvin (right) stand in front of some of the unique items at their newly opened Ranch House Antiques on Loop 332 in Liberty Hill. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Unique collectibles, antiques available at The Ranch House

By Dana Delgado It’s been over 120 years in the making and owner Jenna Mount along with her mother Patsy Irvin can’t wait to share and offer their unique collection of vintage, primitive, antique and collectable items at their new business venture, The Ranch House Antiques, beginning today, Sept. 4. The Ranch House Antiques is […]