Freshmen Panthers lasso the Lions

By Joseph Garcia Looking to remain atop District 8-3A, the freshmen Panthers took on a solid Brownwood team with a proficient offense at Panther Stadium Oct. 18. The freshmen Panthers jumped out to an early lead as it was the Colton Cunningham show in the first series. After picking up two first downs on runs [...]

GAME NIGHT PREVIEW: Liberty Hill vs Burnet

Liberty Hill (1-1, 5-2) vs. Burnet (0-2, 2-5) 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 Bulldog Stadium, Burnet   Burnet High School Enrollment: 951 Coach: Kurt Jones Mascot: Bulldog Colors: Kelly Green/White League: 8-3A This is always the one matchup of the season in which you can throw out the records, but taking a look at them anyway, [...]

UIL considers splitting Class 3A

From Staff Reports AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council met this week to make decisions on proposed rule changes in UIL academics, athletics, music and policy. The Legislative Council approved a proposal to rename all conferences, creating a Conference 6A. The current Conference 1A Division II, comprised of six-man schools, to Conference 1A. [...]

Community organizations working together to plan Christmas Festival

Local organizations and businesses are coming together like never before to organize this year’s Liberty Hill Christmas Festival scheduled Sunday, Dec. 2. Big changes are under way for “The Spirit of Giving” event, including a location change, a new parade and Jingle Bell Run route, and new prize categories for parade entries and light poles [...]

Lady Panthers celebrate Senior Night

FOOD WISE: Liberty Hill school cafeterias serving healthy choices

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Anyone who knows me, knows how passionate I am about child nutrition. In fact, anyone who’s ever met me too, I imagine, since I hardly ever shut my pie hole about it. It’s why I do what I do in my everyday work and why that work is so important to [...]

Lady Panthers look to secure undefeated district title at home

By Joseph Garcia When the Lady Panther volleyball team defeated rival Burnet Tuesday night, there was no tickertape parade, the band did not play the Liberty Hill Fight Song and no trophy was in sight – purposely. Even though Liberty Hill (8-0, 23-17) secured at the very least a share of the District 8-3A championship [...]

EDITORIAL: A second milestone for your hometown newspaper

It’s been two years since we began our attempt at a newspaper bailout and rescue here at The Independent. In some ways it seems like only a few weeks and it has been 104 weeks to be exact. In college, there were these ancient looking professors (in their 50’s, no doubt) who claimed newspaper years [...]

Panthers fall to Lions at home

By Joseph Garcia The Brownwood Lions and their fans traveled nearly two hours to Panther Stadium Oct. 19 and witnessed a hard-fought, grind-out game, much to their pleasure. The Lions received the opening kickoff and started their drive form their own 46-yard line. Then just three plays later, Brownwood quarterback Chris Keesee found an open [...]

McAdams resigns, Bizzell named ESD #4 Fire Chief

By SHELLY WILKISON Raised in a family with three generations of firefighters, it was almost a given that Chancy Bizzell would follow in the family tradition and one day become a fire chief. Today, at age 35, he is the youngest fire chief in Williamson County and says he is excited to have the opportunity. [...]