Soccer Coach Kelsey Quinn has accepted a position at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock. (LHI File Photo)

Quinn leaves LHHS soccer

By Taylor Grafft For the second time this month the Liberty Hill community is losing one of their star coaches. Girls soccer coach Kelsey Quinn announced her resignation June 17, and then accepted a job at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock. Quinn will serve as the girls soccer coach and junior varsity volleyball […]

Operation Liberty Hill volunteers have already begun cleanup work at 1401 US Hwy 183 working toward a move-in date in October. The buildings, which formerly housed LifeSprings Church, have been vacant and unkept since 2010. A fundraising campaign is under way to make needed repairs. (Claire Wilkison Photo)

Operation Liberty Hill finds new home

By SHELLY WILKISON With a growing client list and a need for more services, Operation Liberty Hill is moving to a larger facility and starting a fundraising campaign to make it usable. Executive Director Susan Baker announced this week that the local food pantry and clothes closet will move from its current location on State […]

Whitney and Conor Brace are preparing for the soft opening of Liberty Hill Pharmacy & Compounding Center this summer. They look forward to offering individual customer care to Liberty Hill residents. (CHRISTINE BOLANOS PHOTO)

Pharmacy opening in Liberty Hill

By Christine Bolaños Liberty Hill residents will soon have their very own hometown pharmacy when Liberty Hill Pharmacy and Compounding Center opens this summer. The locally-owned and independent pharmacy will be 1,850 square feet and is located at 13740 W. State Hwy. 29, Ste. 4. It is slated for a July 20 soft opening. “It […]

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 […]

EDITORIAL: State budget negotiations gives our Sen. Schwertner a chance to prove himself

State Sen. Charles Schwertner has been given a real Texas-sized opportunity by being appointed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick as one of the Senate Conferees who are meeting daily with their House counterparts in an effort to reconcile the differences in the two chambers’ budgets in order to pass a state appropriating act. It’s commonly […]

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Janice Maynard & The Country Stardust Band to play Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance Dec.6

Liberty Hill will kick off the Christmas Festival weekend with the Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lions Foundation Park. The family-friendly event is open to the public at no charge. Janice Maynard, a traditional country singer straight from the heart of Texas has been likened to some […]

John Solis stands in front of his latest honor, Grand Champion Reserve won last fall at the National Cook-Off Championship in Buda. Solis recently opened the restaurant John Beere Bar-B-Q in Bertram. (Dana Delgado Photo)

Solis fires up the pits in Bertram

By DANA DELGADO BERTRAM — Over the years, John Solis has made a good living with his hands as a mason, but now finds himself savoring a whole new success. A few years ago, the Bertram native turned an ordinary weekend ritual into an extraordinary new venture for himself. With close attention to detail and […]

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Fifth grade students working on a math lesson in the classroom at Fortis Academy. (Courtesy Photo)

Fortis Academy opening at LifeSprings Church

By Christine Bolaños  After moving around in the Austin area a few times, Fortis Academy staff hopes it has finally found a permanent home for … More

City ends contract with US Water group

By Christine Bolaños The Liberty Hill Council voted unanimously Monday to terminate within 45 days the city’s contract with US Water Utility … More

City Council asks staff to continue PID negotiations

By Christine Bolaños The Liberty Hill City Council on Monday asked staff to continue negotiations with Liberty Parke developers and opted not to … More

Professional reporting of The Independent recognized in state contest

For the fifth straight year, your hometown newspaper has been recognized for excellence in reporting by the Texas Press Association in its Texas … More

WCESD #4 prepares for 2015 budget season

By Christine Bolaños The Williamson County Emergency Services District No. 4 Board of Commissioners is preparing for budget season. Fire Chief … More

Liberty Hill Business

Whitney and Conor Brace are preparing for the soft opening of Liberty Hill Pharmacy & Compounding Center this summer. They look forward to offering individual customer care to Liberty Hill residents. (CHRISTINE BOLANOS PHOTO)

Pharmacy opening in Liberty Hill

By Christine Bolaños Liberty Hill residents will soon have their very own hometown pharmacy when Liberty Hill Pharmacy and Compounding Center opens this summer. The locally-owned and independent pharmacy will be 1,850 square feet and is located at 13740 W. State Hwy. 29, Ste. 4. It is slated for a July 20 soft opening. “It […]

Cathy Zeolla, who trained at the Olympic level in gymnastics, enjoys enjoys teaching beginner and recreational classes at Zero Gravity in Leander. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

Zero Gravity dream come true for gymnast

By Christine Bolaños LEANDER — At only 16 years of age, Cathy Zeolla knew she wanted to own her own gymnasium. It was at that point in her life that she began teaching children younger than her how to perfect their gymnastics skills. To Zeolla, gymnastics was more than a passion, it was a gift. She […]

Fred Hinze, owner of the new Major's Burger Company on SH 29 in Liberty Hill. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

Major’s Burger Company coming to Liberty Hill

By Christine Bolaños Something major is coming to Liberty Hill and it’s not at a baseball diamond. Major’s Burger Company, a family-friendly restaurant with an outside play area, indoor and outdoor seating, spacious parking and a drive-thru window, is slated to open around May 1. Owner Fred Hinze said the restaurant will be much more […]

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Reach more customers with Liberty Hill Living Magazine

If your business is looking to reach Liberty Hill area customers, plan to be part of a special community marketing effort this spring. The Liberty Hill Independent and the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce are partnering to produce Liberty Hill Living 2015-2016, a biennial community guide for newcomers and visitors as well as an information source […]