Undefeated district champs look to playoffs

By Joseph Garcia The Lady Panthers of Liberty Hill made history Tuesday by completing the District 25-3A girls basketball gauntlet with an undefeated 10-0 record. With their first goal being to win the district, Coach Matt Kirschner told the new champs they had achieved yet another goal in running the table and going undefeated, but […]

Berkley brings big-city medicine to Liberty Hill Physician Associates

There’s no reason to go to Georgetown, Austin and points beyond when Liberty Hill now has the medical expertise and experience to handle most any health concern. “This is big-city medicine with the heart of a small town,” said Dr. W. Gregory Berkley of Liberty Hill Physician Associates. Dr. Berkley’s medical practice opened two weeks […]

Liberty Hill Police searching for robbery suspect

Liberty Hill Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the person who robbed the CEFCO convenience store on State Highway 29 about 4 a.m. Feb. 7. Police Chief Randy Williams said the male suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans, and his nose and mouth were covered by a handkerchief. Williams said […]

Panthers undefeated in tight district race

By Joseph Garcia Two more down, two to go. Trying to emulate what the Lady Panthers just pulled off – finishing the regular season as undefeated district champs – the Runnin’ Panthers still have their work cut out for them with 6-2 Burnet and 5-3 Lampasas standing in the way. Most recently, Liberty Hill (8-0) […]

Operation Liberty Hill ready to serve those in need

Operation Liberty Hill will hold its grand opening ceremony next week, and it’s the perfect opportunity for people to learn more about the services available and the opportunities for giving and volunteering. “We’re offering food, clothing, toiletries and more. There’s a lot of stuff,” says Susan Baker, one of the organization’s lead volunteers. “We’re not […]

Dispute continues over sewer service to new school

By SHELLY WILKISON As administrators of the school district and the City of Liberty Hill plant their heels firmly in a utility turf battle that has many scratching their heads in confusion, the question of who should provide sewer service to the new high school has become a political hot potato just in time for […]

FOOD WISE: Before making cheese, visit the dairy

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Remember those commercials with the happy cows from the California Dairy Board? As someone who owns an annoying rooster, my favorite is the one where the cows hit the snooze button, a.k.a. annoying rooster. If you don’t know the one I’m talking about, you can check it out out on You […]

‘Cooking Market Fresh’ offers foodies fantastic meals spiced with local flavor

This week, The Independent reveals the first in a series of cooking programs featuring the culinary talents of our own Food & Living Columnist Chef Renee Morgan. Cooking Market Fresh was filmed at Parker’s Corner Market last week as curious onlookers watched videographers turn Madja Parker’s kitchen into a film set. Chef Renee, who spent […]

TEXAS EATS: We tried Dahlia’s breakfast and here’s what we think…

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN It was like the taste of sunshine kissed by liquid gold. No, I’m not talking about my husband’s Valentine’s gift. I’m talking about the Eggs Benedict at Dahlia Cafe. Ok, so I’m being a little melodramatic, but this was a seriously good breakfast. I just love how the egg yolk mixes […]

Junior High athlete excels despite physical obstacles

By Joseph Garcia It is rare to find a young athlete as driven as Liberty Hill Junior High student Bass Hamilton. Carl William Bass Hamilton, 13, just completed his final basketball season at LHJH helping the 8th grade Purple team to a 10-3 record. Hamilton, who turns 14 on Feb. 13, competes with the best […]