Panthers win in district opener

By Joseph Garcia Hits were scarce in Friday night’s district opener between Liberty Hill and Taylor, but hit batsmen were not. Each team combined for only six hits (LH-4, Taylor-2) Friday, but the Panthers capitalized on theirs for a 6-2 victory at home, capturing the district opener. After defeating Llano 14-1 on Tuesday, March 27, [...]

LHHS tennis team approaching district

By Joseph Garcia While the Liberty Hill baseball and softball teams continue to swing their bats, the varsity tennis team is doing the same with their rackets as they close in on the district tournament. Team members include Chesney Goza, Rachael Corona, Khoi Pham, Cameron Speegle, Malory Dobias, Margaret Krizan, Hannah Schaefer, Kaity Warner, Drake [...]

Strong start to district for Lady Panthers

By Joseph Garcia Once the rain cleared and the sun made an appearance, District 25-3A softball was finally ready to be played for the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers. Showers in Central Texas delayed the start of the district play last week, prompting the opener against Salado to be moved to Liberty Hill on Wednesday, March [...]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Soil — It’s not a dirty word

By RICK BICKLING Soil covers only 10 percent of the earth’s surface, but within this small area, all of the world’s crops are produced. It provides the anchor that allows plants to grow upright and is the primary source of water and nutrients for plants. Scientists have identified over 70,000 varieties of soil in the [...]

FOOD WISE: Don’t forget the deviled eggs for Easter

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN When my girls were little, we did all the things young parents and kids typically do to celebrate the Easter season. Easter always meant new dresses and shiny patent leather shoes, the girls complaining because I always wanted to dress them in pink. First time moms! Whattaya gonna do? One year, [...]

CBLA questions Chamber about Shop Local, member benefits

By KATE LUDLOW Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce President Valerie Zapien spoke to the Christian Business Leaders Association Tuesday about opportunities available to business members to utilize the Chamber’s services. During the open question session, Mrs. Zapien said that the Chamber has the responsibility to its member businesses, and that the organization’s focus is not [...]

State records show Liberty Hill police writing more citations than some area cities

A comparison of the number of traffic citations issued by city police departments in Williamson and Burnet counties show a decline in the number of tickets from 2010 to 2011, but Liberty Hill police activity continues to rank high. Information obtained by The Independent from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education [...]

De La Rosa finalist for Jonestown job

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill City Manager Manuel De La Rosa confirmed Wednesday that he is a finalist for the position of City Manager for the City of Jonestown. De La Rosa told The Independent this week that he applied and interviewed for the position after the Liberty Hill City Council took no action to [...]

Organizers turn up the heat to prepare for Liberty Hill’s big party

By KATE LUDLOW The annual Liberty Hill Livestock Association BBQ Cook-off and carnival kicks off in less than a month, and event organizers are turning the heat up on festivity planning. The three-day event feature a carnival, with everything from funnel cakes to face-painting, and over 100 cooking teams competing in what has become the [...]

City Manager incorrectly presents stats on tickets

By SHELLY WILKISON Information presented by the City Manager Monday as an important consideration for the City Council as it deliberates on whether to cut staff at the police department was partially incorrect. Citing a decline in traffic citations as a primary consideration for cutting the number of officers on patrol, City Manager Manuel De [...]