Lady Panthers win big in home opener with Moulton

It’s been over a month since the Liberty Hill High School girls’ varsity basketball team played any sort of competition inside of the Panthers Den. Since a scrimmage in early November, the Lady Panthers and Head Coach Matt Kirschner have been on the road, preparing for the day when they finally get to show off […]

Stars shut out first place Checkers

  CEDAR PARK – Whether it is playing up to the competition or turning a corner, the Texas Stars were the ones who looked like the best team in the American Hockey league as they shut out the visiting Charlotte Checkers in a physical and often testy game in front of 5,601 fans Dec. 9. […]

Treat the family to gingerbread houses

Last Saturday, three of my grand-boys and I spent the morning at Le Cordon Bleu building gingerbread houses. It’s awesome! Every December, the school (my alma mater) hosts a holiday demonstration where kids and parents can build gingerbread houses together. Santa Claus even made the rounds to check out all the kids creative art work. […]

Community Angel Tree

Each church in Liberty Hill has an Angel tree with angel ornaments listing a child in need in our community. Two ways to pick up an ornament… – Come by Fellowship Baptist Church and grab one off of our tree located in the foyer. – Or if you attend a church here in Liberty Hill […]

Lady Panthers beat Shoemaker

KILLEEN — From start to finish, the varsity Lady Panthers executed the game plan presented by Liberty Hill Coach Matt Kirschner, boosting them past the Lady Grey Wolves of Shoemaker High School Tuesday.   Although Shoemaker came within striking distance in the third quarter, the defense stepped up and slowed down the Lady Grey Wolves’ […]

Food Wise — Holiday Dinner Countdown

I don’t know about you, but I find it easy to get overwhelmed when preparing for a big holiday gathering. I expect this year to be especially busy since Christmas Day falls on Sunday. Yikes! One thing I find tremendously helpful is preparing ahead as much as possible. I like to make lots of lists […]

Football helmets display players’ creativity, personality

Throughout the Liberty Hill Panthers’ 2011 football season, players displayed unique designs on their helmets with stickers that are rewarded for their efforts on the gridiron. Small gold football stickers are distributed to players to display on their helmets like a hunter’s skins or antlers on the wall. There are sets of goals, both team […]

LHHS earns Marble Falls Tournament crown

MARBLE FALLS — A few questions were answered last weekend about the 2011-12 Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers basketball team – and they were all positive. How would they respond from their first loss of the season (72-65 vs. Rouse last Tuesday)? By winning five straight games in a span of three days. How would they […]

Comptroller honors LHISD for efficient use of funds

  Texas Comptroller Susan Combs congratulated Liberty Hill ISD officials Wednesday for their success in combining high academic achievement with cost-effective operations. The results netted the school district the five-star rating, the highest rating, in the 2011 Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST). FAST ratings are updated annually using the most recent data from the […]

McLeod discharged from city job

Wendell McLeod, who ran the Liberty Hill Water Supply Corp. for more than 20 years, was fired Dec. 1 from his position as Water Utility Operator for the City of Liberty Hill. City Manager Manuel De La Rosa told The Independent this week that he had the support of the City Council when he made […]