FOOD WISE: Trip to Cajun country awakens taste for seafood, gumbo

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to Pascagoula to help my daughter, who has just moved there, get her new house settled. It was a great time of catching up with each other and playing with my youngest grandson, Carter, who walks around saying “Arrrgh” and feels compelled to [...]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Central Texans have options when choosing turf grass

By RICK BICKLING Just as important as choosing the right plants for your yard, is choosing the right type of turfgrass. The main choices available to our area are St Augustine, Bermuda, Buffalo, and Zoysia grasses. Each type has both positive and negative characteristics, and many varieties to choose from. When planning your home landscape [...]

New Mayor shares views on city government, vision for future

Newly-elected Liberty Hill Mayor Jamie Williamson recently agreed to an interview via email with The Independent. The questions asked and her responses appear unedited below. Q: What do you hope to accomplish for the City of Liberty Hill as Mayor? What issues do you consider a priority? JW: Based on the $14,000,000. (plus interest) debt [...]

Liberty Hill City officials take oath

The City of Liberty Hill’s new Mayor and three City Council members were officially sworn into office Monday. After receiving their Certificates of Elections, the four new officials took the Oath of Office. Jamie Williamson was elected Mayor May 12, earning 68 percent of the vote over Jack Harkrider. Mrs. Williamson received 112 votes to Harkrider’s [...]

Lady Panthers advance to Regional Finals

By Joseph Garcia LA GRANGE – They’re back. Two years ago a group of sophomores played their way to the 3A Regional Finals. Now, those Liberty Hill Lady Panthers are seniors and return to the finals with Coach Charice Hankins to attempt to complete what they started two years ago by competing for a state [...]

Liberty Hill Cemetery hosts 60th annual Homecoming

Submitted by The Liberty Hill Cemetery Association The Officers and Directors of the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association wish to invite the community to the 60th Annual Homecoming on June 3 at the park area of the cemetery. The annual homecoming continues to provide an opportunity for families to get together and enjoy a meal and [...]

School Trustees approve plan to reimburse City for some wastewater costs

By KATE LUDLOW On Monday, the Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees moved one step closer to reaching an agreement with the City of Liberty Hill for sewer service to the new high school, which is currently under construction. The Board unanimously approved a Reimbursement Agreement to help the City recoup expenses incurred for the [...]

Robert W. ‘Bob’ Allen

Robert W. “Bob” Allen, 64, passed away on May 19, 2012. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen. The graveside service is set for 12 Noon Thursday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at 11463 State Highway 195, Killeen. He was a [...]

John Robert Wiley

John Robert Wiley, 82 of Florence, TX., passed away at home May 11, 2012 surrounded by his family and friends. He fought a sudden courageous battle of cancer. He was born Dec. 24, 1929 in Florence. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marie Wiley; his sister, Dorothy Frist of Florence; three [...]

Kenneth Edward Vickers

Kenneth Edward Vickers, 39, of Liberty Hill, entered into rest May 8, 2012. Kenneth was born May 18, 1972 to Gilbert Stanley and Cleo Lore (Cox) Vickers in Georgetown. He grew up in Liberty Hill attending and graduating from Liberty Hill High School. Kenneth graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor [...]