Parks Board considers larger restroom facility for City Park

The City’s Parks & Recreation Board voted Tuesday to authorize member Elizabeth Branigan to consult with her son, a local builder, about the costs of constructing a restroom facility at City Park. Ms. Branigan, who offered to take a drawing to her son for his opinion, did not vote on the matter and noted that her […]

Council business stalled by lack of quorum

Needing a quorum to convene Monday’s Council meeting, City Manager Manuel De La Rosa (back center) communicates by text message with Mayor Pro Tem Mike Crane about his whereabouts as developer Tim Haynie (left), Councilman Charles Canady (standing back to camera), Attorney Art Rodriguez (third from left) and Engineer Perry Steger wait for news. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By SHELLY WILKISON Waiting almost two hours for an elected official to arrive at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Liberty Hill City Council cost taxpayers more than $700 — a price that likely would have gone unnoticed had the Council member arrived as promised. With a vacant seat on the Council, the body needed […]

Runnin’ Panthers win big in Salado

Senior Tyeler Greenstreet goes up for a basket after pulling down a rebound in Liberty Hill’s 73-44 win against the Salado Eagles on Tuesday. He finished with eight points on the night. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia SALADO — Playing in only their second district game of the season, the Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers concentrated on their defensive efforts Tuesday. The home team Eagles quickly found out that Liberty Hill is more that just an offensive machine. After watching the Lady Panthers take out the Lady Eagles in a […]

Newspaper’s columnist nominated for congressional recognition

The Food and Living columnist for The Independent has been nominated to receive congressional recognition through the Association of Private Colleges. Chef Renee Morgan, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin, was selected as the college’s Texas nominee for the Graduate Recognition for Excellence, Achievement and Talent (GREAT). It is […]

Eating healthy can be flavorful!

Healthy Turkey, Potato & Kale Soup

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about working towards a healthier Chef Reneé. It seems many of you are thinking along the same vein. I’ve received so many questions from folks in the community about it, I thought I’d just use this week’s column to address some of the things you are telling me […]

EDITORIAL: It’s all about the future

We are 19 days inside the new year and for those of us over 40 it will seem like just a few weeks and we will be hearing Christmas carols again. In just two weeks, candidate filing for Liberty Hill City Council races and the Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees positions open. The world […]

LHHS Spanish Club wins donation in local Facebook contest

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LHHS Spanish Club wins donation in local Facebook contest Liberty Hill Orthodontics made a $1,000 donation to the Liberty Hill High School Spanish Club this week. The club plans to use the donation to attend the PASF Convention in San Antonio. “I would love to have a little extra money to have them sight see […]

LHHS alum launches career as Young Adult novelist

Jodi Meadows in New York City where she attended meetings with her agent and editor. (Courtesy Photo)

By Kate Ludlow “It was four months of hard work, but it took three years to simmer.” That’s how author Jodi Meadows described the process of writing her first novel, Incarnate, in an exclusive interview with The Independent this week. What began as an idea and a chance to show a strong female main character […]

Candidate filing period opens Feb. 4 in municipal races

Candidates seeking a position on the Board of Trustees of the Liberty Hill Independent School District or the Liberty Hill City Council can file the necessary paperwork from Feb. 4 through March 5. Early voting is April 30-May 8. Election Day is May 12. There are three places up for election on the LHISD Board. […]

Ladies claw past Salado, remain undefeated

Maddie Metzger muscles her way up for a bucket against the Lady Eagles Tuesday. The junior was fouled on the play and sunk both of her much needed free throws in the Lady Panthers’ 40-35 win.  (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia SALADO — It is no longer a secret that the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers have a good basketball team. And as long as they keep winning there will be a target on their backs for the remaining six district games and will get opposing team’s best shot. The road trip to Salado […]