Archives for June 2012

Liberty Hill Soccer builds confidence, promotes fitness and community spirit

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on the Liberty Hill Youth Soccer Association.  By Joseph Garcia With over 3.5 billion fans worldwide, soccer is the most popular sport on the planet. In the United States, soccer has gained popularity over the past decade, especially among the country’s youth including those […]

Area rural schools helped set a course for LHISD success

By MILTON POGUE Special Contributor to The Independent The rural public schools of Texas contributed immeasurably to the development of our state and nation. We are concerned in this article about the development and growth of the city of Liberty Hill. Apparently, we now have one of the best small town schools in the state […]

Property values down in Liberty Hill

By JOSEPH GARCIA More than 55 percent of homeowners within the Liberty Hill Independent School District received appraisal notices this spring informing them their property dropped in value since 2011. The Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD) mailed 167,500 appraisal notices on April 2 with more than half signifying property values dropped in 2012. The numbers […]

Council adopts new sign ordinance, affirms water restrictions

By Joseph Garcia The Liberty Hill City Council adopted a new ordinance Monday outlining the rules for signage within the city limits. With Councilmember Byron Tippie absent and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Crane absent for the vote, the Council voted 3-0 in favor of the new  ordinance that allowed for a few changes from the […]

WIC services now available in Liberty Hill

Beginning June 15, the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) will offer WIC services to the citizens of Liberty Hill. Currently, Liberty Hill residents have to travel to WCCHD’s Georgetown and Cedar Park offices to receive WIC services. The expanded WIC services are a result of a partnership between WCCHD and the Community Resource […]

Irven Johns

Irven Johns, age 68, of Lampasas, formerly of Liberty Hill, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He was born on June 13, 1943 in Liberty Hill to parents Elmer Claud and Fanny Bell Johns. Preceding him in death are his parents and three brothers Elmer Johns, Clearence Johns and Raymond Johns and two sisters Edda […]

Kennith Ray Williams

Kennith Ray Williams, age 63, of Lampasas, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his home surrounded by the love of his family. Kennith was born April 18, 1949, in Brownwood, Texas, to Harold Ray Williams and Molly Pearlene (Bachman) Williams. He married Shelly Mason in Lampasas, Texas, on December 27, 2000. Kennith […]

FOOD WISE: Know the differences when cooking with chocolate

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN My oldest grandson, Nathaniel, is turning the big 1-0 this Sunday, or as he says, “double-digits.” I’m sure you are thinking, how could that young chef (that would be me) possibly be a grandmother at all, much less to a 10-year old? I know, right? How did this happen? If you’ve […]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: With increasing costs of water, consider rainwater harvesting

By RICK BICKLING In the first installment of this two part series, we examine the factors that are influencing how individuals, major corporations, and other countries, are rethinking the most basic, yet vital resource of all — water. In part two, we take a detailed look at an increasingly popular alternative to the municipal water […]

VIEW FROM THE HILL: State of Success

By Joseph Garcia The University Interscholastic League became accustomed to hosting Liberty Hill High School sports at the state level in 2011-2012. Liberty Hill’s most recent trip to a UIL State Tournament was the Lady Panther softball team, capping the eighth time this athletic year the school was represented at the top high school echelon. […]