Lady Panthers outlast La Vernia

By Joseph Garcia SAN MARCOS – Veteran pitcher and postseason virtuoso Kourtney Bevers did not have the kind of start she was hoping for in Liberty Hill’s area playoff game versus La Vernia Thursday. But the Lady Panthers’ concerns were assuaged with the help of freshman Samantha Junkin’s arm. Making her high school playoff debut, […]

Finance reports show minimal activity since April 12

During the campaign period ending eight days prior to Saturday’s municipal elections, candidates for Liberty Hill City Council reported some activity since their last required report April 12. Campaign finance reports were provided to The Independent this week in response to an Open Records Request. In the race for Liberty Hill Mayor,  Jack Harkrider reported […]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Maybe there’s no free lunch, but there’s free mulch

Glass and bark mulch in the landscape. (Photo by Rick Bickling)

  By RICK BICKLING Applying mulch around your trees, shrubs, garden, and landscape beds is one of the easiest and most effective ways of not only keeping plants healthy, but also reducing water usage, preventing weeds, minimizing mowing, and just plain making your yard look better. According to a North Carolina State University study, a […]

FOOD WISE: Fresh ideas for wedding menus

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN It’s that time of year again. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, love is in the air! Yep, it’s the time of year referred to in the “biz” as wedding season. I know many brides and grooms are deciding these days, wisely so, to celebrate their special day at […]

LHHS Track & Field makes run to State

By Joseph Garcia Five athletes will represent Liberty Hill High School this weekend at the UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin, when the best of the best Texas has to offer compete for a chance to claim glory on the medal stand. Four seniors and one junior will make the short voyage south […]

Yoakum awaits baseball Panthers

By Joseph Garcia With the District Championship and two warm-up games behind them, the Liberty Hill Panthers are ready to take their game up a notch and make a playoff run. Liberty Hill’s opponent will be the Yoakum Bulldogs (9-3, 20-6) who are coming off a three-game series win over the Hondo Owls. The Owls […]

Ricky Don Turner

Ricky Don Turner

Ricky Don Turner came into this world on October 7, 1965 and returned to his Heavenly Father on May 2, 2012. He was born to Odell Stidham Turner and Edward Don Turner in Austin, Texas. Rickey graduated from Liberty Hill High School in 1984. In February 22, 1985 he married Karen Ann Adams and they […]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: Open for Business?

Open for Business? Is Liberty Hill ready for a boom in business? Probably not. But can it get ready in time to be a player? Interestingly enough this week Forbes Magazine listed its top 200 cities in America for business and careers. Texas was well represented with Austin coming in at number 7 nationally. Further, […]

Local musician keeping the beat for Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone

Rich Tulp and Mark Allan Atwood

By KATE LUDLOW Mark Allan Atwood has been making music for over 30 years, but feels his newest band, Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone offers something different. “Even on a bad night, it’s still pretty good,” he said. “This band feels more solid than anything I’ve ever done. We do this crazy thing called rehearse, […]

Local man working to boot incumbents from Congress

Tim Cox of Liberty Hill

By SHELLY WILKISON Fed up with the partisan bickering in Washington, and convinced that elected officials entrenched in the political system were partly to blame, a Liberty Hill man started an organization to clean House. The U.S. House of Representatives to be exact. While it may seem an overwhelming challenge, Tim Cox believes it can […]