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)

Liberty Hill tops Boerne on homecoming

By BOB VARMETTE For The Independent 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 […]

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)

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

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 […]

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

Poster inspired Wild West Salon

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 […]

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 […]

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)

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

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 […]

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 […]

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)

Bows galore, clothing consignments at Bertram’s Kids Alley

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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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

Experienced directors guide LHJH Band

By DANA DELGADO Jared Clarkson was perfectly content in Wimberley when Liberty Hill came calling two years ago. His family was settled in, his … More

USPS suggests security tips after mail thefts

By SEAN SHAPIRO A Temple couple who plead guilty to stealing more than 50,000 pieces of mail, including mail from Liberty Hill, were sentenced … More

Firefly responds to concerns on rocket safety, water use

By SEAN SHAPIRO BRIGGS – Thomas E. Markusic wants to send things to space. His new neighbors, however, are more concerned about the dwindling … More

Local dentist promoting innovative treatment for ADD, ADHD

By SEAN SHAPIRO Friday was supposed to be Dr. Martin Denbar’s day off from work. While he didn’t see any patients, Denbar, a Liberty Hill … More

Students practice their brass instruments at Liberty Hill Intermediate School.  The emphasis at the sixth grade is “to get a good solid basis for being successful players,” said LHIS Band Director Kevin Baird. (Dana Delgado Photo)

In Liberty Hill, band success begins in 6th grade

By Dana Delgado The news was so exciting that the entire marching band jumped up out of their seats in celebration at the Vista Ridge High School … More

Liberty Hill Business

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

Poster inspired Wild West Salon

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 […]

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)

Salon training opens door to career opportunities

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 […]

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)

Classic Bakery brings delicious, healthy breads to downtown Liberty Hill

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 […]