Panthers cage Tigers 49-13

By Joseph Garcia With 1:32 left on the clock, the lights on the home side of Panther Stadium went out and the game was called then and there. But from the onset, Liberty Hill played lights out on both sides of the ball against a Smithville team looking to stay perfect on the season. Unfortunately [...]

New coach leading freshmen volleyball to success

By Joseph Garcia In case you have not made it to the smaller gym at Liberty Hill High School to catch the freshmen volleyball team play, do yourself a favor and check them out for at least a set. They are a fun, energizing group that takes care of business on the court and can [...]

Mum’s the word this Homecoming Weekend

By KATE LUDLOW Tina’s Cottage has been a blur of purple and gold, ribbons and bows, as Homecoming weekend approaches. Store owner Tina Holbein has been hard at work making approximately 300 mums to be delivered to all campuses in Liberty Hill Independent School District. A longtime Texas tradition, fresh chrysanthemums were given to young [...]

Late-night workshop ends with larger city budget

By SHELLY WILKISON While an after-hours budget workshop Monday appeared to be a last attempt by elected officials to find areas to cut costs before they consider raising taxes on Sept. 17, they adjourned the workshop at 12:07 a.m. Tuesday with a higher bottom line. It was the third budget workshop for the Liberty Hill [...]

Liberty Hill celebrates Homecoming Week

The Liberty Hill High School Homecoming Court are back row from left Seniors Mallory Dobias, Cameron Speegle, Natasha Adkins, Joshua Reus, Presley Walker, Zachary Stiles, Danielle Wolesensky, Kody Kindle, Shelby Hart and Joseph Dudgeon. Front from left are Duchesses Kyndall Savage, junior; Alee Nix, freshman; and Chelsey Weems, sophomore. The Homecoming Queen and King will [...]

Tensions high among City Council members

By SHELLY WILKISON As frustrations continue to mount among City Council members on budget and tax issues, other items on Monday’s agenda were also a source of disagreement. A representative of the Texas Department of Transportation told city officials Monday that the state will continue the repair work started last year on Loop 332. It [...]

Businessman offers alternatives to tax increase

By SHELLY WILKISON As the Liberty Hill City Council prepares to consider a 20 percent increase in the tax rate Monday, one business owner says he is disappointed in the Mayor and Council members that he and other local business owners helped put into office. Randy O’Dell, broker/owner of Shin Oak Realty, shared his concerns [...]

Local school bus mechanic receives Texas Best Award

  Chase Roberts, a mechanic with the Liberty Hill ISD, won the Texas Best Competition, a statewide contest held by Texas Association of School Bus Technicians. Roberts will be presented with the award on Sept. 13, and later this month, will head to Rocky Mount, North Carolina, for the national competition. There, he will face [...]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: Want to help the Liberty Hill band program?

Want to help the Liberty Hill band program score the extra cash to help offset the costs of many things that our tax dollars don’t actually cover? Concert trips, instruments and repairs for kids whose parents don’t have extra cash laying around, band scholarships? We do. That’s why The Independent is sponsoring the Liberty Hill [...]

Billie J. Maner

Billie J. Maner, age 81, of Leander, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012. She was born in Holland, Texas, on September 18, 1930 to parents Earl Herrin and Edna (Miller) Herrin. Preceding her in death were her parents Earl and Edna Herrin, husband Grant Maner Sr., sister Bonnie Cantwell, daughter Brenda Joyce Maner and [...]