Police investigating vandalism at Liberty Hill High School

Police are looking for the person or persons who vandalized school property this week. (LHPD Photo)

Liberty Hill police are investigating vandalism at Liberty Hill High School that occurred during the overnight hours May 8, which school officials now say are lyrics to songs. Police Chief Randy Williams said  school officials notified police of the damage about 7 a.m. Wednesday. When an officer arrived shortly thereafter, employees were already in the […]

One child’s love for life not weakened by rare disorder’s signs of aging

The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Softball team dedicated a recent game to Adalia Williams. Adalia (back row center) has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, progeria, that is characterized by conditions commonly found in the elderly. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By KATE LUDLOW Adalia Williams’ family worries that she will have a stroke or a heart attack. They deal with her vision problems, a few hip dislocations, her hair loss and arthritis. While the conditions are common for the elderly, Adalia is only five years old. While a child shouldn’t have to worry about the […]

City finalizes purchase of sewer plant

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Liberty Hill Mayor Michele “Mike” Murphy signed closing documents this week making official the City’s purchase of a $3.3 million sewer treatment plant. The City purchased the plant from the Lower Colorado River Authority using bonds issued by Council action April 9. Mayor Murphy said the City has been involved in negotiations with LCRA for […]

Panthers win warm-up, pitching key for playoffs

Senior Matt Parks delivers a strike. He’s struck out 94 batters so far this season. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia Pitching for Liberty Hill’s district champion baseball team has seemingly carried the Panthers most of the year and will in all likelihood be the staple of success if they are to make a deep playoff run. Most recently, in a warm-up game Monday, April 30, Liberty Hill pitching faced off against one […]

EDC Board recommends Council reduce alcohol permitting fees

By SHELLY WILKISON Although prefacing a discussion with an admission of a potential conflict of interest, two members of the City’s Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors cast votes Tuesday to recommend the City Council reduce or remove a permitting fee required from establishments that sell alcoholic beverages in Liberty Hill. EDC Board President Frank […]

City says sales tax revenues up, State’s numbers are an ‘approximation’

 Liberty Hill city staff say information regarding the City’s sales tax revenue, which is available on the State Comptroller’s website, does not tell the whole story when compared to actual checks received monthly from the state. In last week’s edition, The Independent reported information obtained from the Comptroller showing sales tax revenue for the City […]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: Native plants save water, time, money, energy

New Dawn Rose on Trellis (Photo by Rick Bickling)

By RICK BICKLING Native plants are flowers, plants, trees, shrubs, vines and grasses that have grown and adapted naturally over time in a particular area based on that area’s soil conditions, typical rainfall, elevation, general climate and weather conditions. They are an excellent way of introducing color, texture and variety into your home landscape with […]

FOOD WISE: Methodist Men serve up delicious game dishes, raise money for charities

The Liberty Hill United Methodist Church's Methodist Men served hundreds at the annual Wild Game Dinner April 28 at Liberty Hill High School. (Photo by Renee Morgan)

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN You know, there’s nothing better than having a bunch of big, strong, handsome men cooking up a fabulous dinner and serving it to you, attending to your every need like a queen. Last Saturday night, I had the great pleasure of just such an experience at the Annual Wild Game Dinner […]

Voters stay home while candidates meet and greet

Most of those who attended a Meet & Greet hosted by the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce April 30 were candidates. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By KATE LUDLOW The Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce drew thoughtful positions from city council and school board candidates, but few listeners at their Candidate Meet & Greet Monday evening. Originally intended to be a chance for candidates to meet privately with voters to answer questions, low turnout caused Chamber Board Director David Pope to […]

Lady Panthers set for Playoffs

Liberty Hill pitcher Samantha Junkin has been a steady arm for the Lady Panthers and now serves as the team’s closer. (www.ThunderstruckPhotos.com)

By Joseph Garcia With the regular season in the books and a district championship in their pockets, the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers are primed for a quality postseason run beginning Thursday, May 3, when they take on La Vernia in San Marcos. The Lady Bears (10-2, 19-14) are the champions of District 28-3A and head […]