Keep your resolution by setting realistic goals

By BECKY WYLIE Goals. Everyone has at least one or two of them. The trick is how to achieve them. With the passing of New Year’s, many of us have set new ones or have vowed to achieve the resolution from last year. Again and again however, we fail. So the question becomes how do […]

Ladies complete sweep of Burnet

Junior guard Cera Dixon scores on a fast-break layup over a Burnet defender in Tuesday evening’s 47-24 win over the Lady Dawgs. Liberty Hill is now 6-0 in district play after completing the season sweep of Burnet. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia BURNET – With a gym full of rabid fans, the Lady Panthers of Liberty Hill were up for the challenge of beating the Burnet Lady Dawgs on their home court. The Burnet student body was wearing red in an attempt to psych out the Lady Panthers to remind them of last season’s […]

WCESD#4 Commissioners name veteran firefighter as interim chief

Mark McAdams named WCESD#4 Fire Chief.

A veteran firefighter has been named interim chief by the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Sandra Taylor, who was authorized by a Board vote last week to select an interim leader for the department, chose Mark McAdams for the position. McAdams replaces Bruce Watson, who was fired by the Board […]

Family creates Troy Joseph Memorial Scholarship

Troy Joseph with great-granddaughter Moxie Ludlow at a Panther football game in September 2010. (Courtesy Photo)

The family of Troy Joseph, Liberty Hill’s long-time town greeter who passed away in July, has announced that they are establishing a memorial scholarship in his honor, and tying it to an essay contest open to all Liberty Hill High School graduating seniors. In partnership with The Liberty Hill Independent, the family will award a […]

Liberty Hill Lions making a difference since 1980s

Liberty Hill Lions Club Charter members were honored at the organization’s 3rd Annual Appreciation Dinner on Jan. 22. From left are Hollis Baker, charter member Joyce Burden, 2nd Vice-District Governor Frank Kinald, 1st Vice-District Governor J. P. Kirksey, charter member Louine Noble, District Governor Gary Cocanougher and charter member Gary Spivey. (Courtesy Photo)

Since the Liberty Hill Lions Club’s first meeting in the late 1980’s, the organization has established itself as the frontrunner in civic contribution. At the club’s 3rd Annual Appreciation Dinner Jan. 22, Lion Larry Nicholson spoke on the importance of the organization, its past, and its future plans. The earliest minutes that the Lions Club […]

At LHJH, Goldsmith is shaping future Panthers

Liberty Hill Junior High School Athletic Coordinator Justin Goldsmith during a 2011 football practice.  (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia For Justin Goldsmith, coaching is not a hobby, it’s a way of life. And to the man in charge of shaping the future Liberty Hill High School Panthers, coaching the community’s youth means more than producing wins. Goldsmith, 33, is the Athletic Coordinator for Liberty Hill Junior High School and a social […]

Runnin’ Panthers bounce Burnet to control district

Junior point guard Shane LaCaille floats up a shot after dribbling through Burnet defenders in Liberty Hill’s 47-34 victory over the Bulldogs Tuesday night in Burnet. LaCaille led all scorers with 27 points to help lead the Runnin’ Panthers to a perfect 4-0 district record.

By Joseph Garcia BURNET — Liberty Hill and Burnet always have a reason to get up for a game with each other. But in a matchup of two teams with undefeated records (3-0) control of District 25-3A was on the line Tuesday night at the Dog House. Burnet came out full of energy and played […]

LHISD will fight City’s attempt to overturn TCEQ ruling on water

By SHELLY WILKISON After meeting with their attorney for 90 minutes in closed session Wednesday, Liberty Hill school trustees voted unanimously to authorize the superintdent and the district’s legal counsel to take whatever steps are necessary to fight the City’s appeal of the state’s decision to release the district from the City’s water and wastewater […]

Kociuba prepares for the physical, mental challenges of Death Race

Ella Kociuba, a 2011 graduate of Liberty Hill High School, stays tough at Tough Mudder competition in October 2011 in Paige. (Courtesy Photo)

By KATE LUDLOW It would seem hard to revolutionize competitive racing — a sport where it’s one foot, next foot, and over again until you reach the end. Obstacle racing seems to have done just that though, mixing running with a grueling series of obstacles, challenges and mind games. Participants are asked to not only […]

LHHS Culinary Arts class offers students opportunity to impress

LHHS Culinary Arts teacher Kathy Becker (first from left on second row) and students invited The Independent’s Food & Living Columnist, Chef Renee Morgan (front row, center) to enjoy the class’ Chinese New Year banquet this week. (Courtesy Photo)

By Chef Renee Morgan Happy Chinese New Year! Okay, so I’m a little late. I know it’s already past. It’s just that I received a very special party invitation for the big day. I was honored to attend a Chinese New Year banquet put on by Mrs. Kathy Becker’s Culinary Arts class at Liberty Hill […]