LHJH player selected for elite football camp

By Joseph Garcia Liberty Hill Junior High seventh grader Jeffery Paul Madison Jr. is making the jump to a University – Football University. Football University (FBU) reaches and teaches thousands of the nation’s youth and high school players throughout the camp’s 40-city annual tour. The camp travels the country to train players hand-picked by the [...]

Statesman names Bevers ‘All-Central Texas Athlete of Year’

By Joseph Garcia After earning three trips to State in her senior year and helping earn the Lady Panthers the same number of Regional Championships, Liberty Hill’s Kourtney Bevers was named the All-Central Texas Athlete of the Year for 2011-12 by The Austin American-Statesman. Bevers has made headlines in Liberty Hill since she was a [...]

Allen Hurt & The Mountain Showmen bring bluegrass at its finest to Liberty Hill

By KATE LUDLOW There exists a group of musicians today, who continue to produce new music, and who just can’t identify with modern country music, try as they might. Allen Hurt is one of those musicians. “I can’t say I like the new country, the pop country. It’s almost rock and roll. A lot of [...]

Council hires new attorney firm for City

By KATE LUDLOW Following a 60-minute executive session, the Liberty Hill City Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Monday to terminate the contract with Russell and Rodriguez, LLC, the current City Attorney firm. Byron Tippie was not present Monday when the Council voted to terminate the contract, and to allow no more than 15 [...]

Missing Leander teen found safe in New Mexico

The Leander Police Department reported Friday that two Leander teens who were missing last week were found safe late Thursday in Roswell, New Mexico. Roswell police found Alexis Collins, 16, a former Liberty Hill student, and Joshua Plourde, 17, together in a Ford Explorer about 9 p.m. Thursday. The teens were unharmed and their families [...]

LHISD officials remain hopeful for 2012 as tax rolls expected next week

By SHELLY WILKISON While Liberty Hill school district officials will not receive the certified property tax roll until July 25, Business Manager Frank Watson told trustees Monday that he anticipates good news. During their regular meeting Monday, Watson told the Board that things are “looking good with the numbers we have.” Watson said he has [...]

Three resign from City staff in one week

Three employees of the City of Liberty Hill resigned in recent days creating vacancies in the Police Department, the Municipal Court and at City Hall. Officer George Nassour, a six-year veteran of the Liberty Hill Police Department who previously held the rank of Captain, submitted notice of his resignation Monday. His last day on patrol [...]

Liberty Hill welcomes first full-time Lutheran minister

By KATE LUDLOW Mission Liberty Hill Lutheran Church is installing its first full-time pastor on Sunday, and Pastor Paul Frerichs says it couldn’t have come at a better time. “This is Vacation Bible School week. It’s the best week of the year. There is so much life in the church. The kids are all here. [...]

Summer bird watching in Liberty Hill

Black-chinned hummingbirds feeding late one afternoon at the home of Jimmy and Janet Oliver. They are very aggressive, but this group decided to stop fighting for a little while and feed, Oliver said. The Independent staff selected the photo as this week’s First Place entry in our Summer Vacation Photo Contest. “Great job stopping the [...]

Council overturns decision to acquire Loop 332

By Joseph Garcia It has been just over a year since the previous Liberty Hill City Council voted to move forward with the acquisition of Loop 332 from the State of Texas. On June 27, 2011, the City Council headed by former Mayor Michele “Mike” Murphy voted 3-2 to take over Loop 332 with opposition [...]