Candidates in contested Council race share priorities, offer solutions

As early voting begins Monday in local school board and city council elections, candidates in Liberty Hill’s only contested council race recently provided written responses to questions by The Independent regarding various issues. In Place 3, an open seat vacated by former Council member Byron Tippie, candidates Elizabeth Branigan and Rodney Ingram are seeking election. […]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: A remembrance of the world’s best, smartest and most faithful friend

Clyde Barrow Wilkison

By Charley Wilkison When you stare into a nest of tri-colored baby Bassett Hounds it’s hard to know what you’re looking at. It’s like a pile of watermelons, or long counter of different flavors of ice cream or a row of brand new pickup trucks. But the decision was not to be mine. I had […]

Lady Panthers begin playoff preps

Lynsey Mitchell (#12) and the Lady Panthers will attempt to make a return trip to the state tournament, but this time with a better outcome. 
(Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia The regular season is finished and as was their goal, the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers ended as undefeated (10-0) District 8-3A Champions. Now, the much-anticipated second season has arrived for the Lady Panthers – the playoffs. This is what Liberty Hill has been preparing for since softball camp. The postseason is where […]

LHISD reaches out to West in aftermath of explosion

In response to the tragic explosion at a West fertilizer plant last Wednesday, the Liberty Hill Independent School District delivered 25 reams of white copy paper to West ISD on Tuesday. LHISD Assistant Superintendent Robert Parks said the district is asking the community to contribute unopened reams of copy paper through this week. So far, […]

Business groups plan to unite to organize community festival

Board members from the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Christian Business Leaders Association say they are working together to bring unity to the business community. Front row from left are Valerie Zapien, Chamber President Bob Calvisi, Cheryl New, Annie Pogue and Alma Jellison. Back from left are David Polser, Greg Haley and John Johnston. (Photo by Shelly Wilkison)

Leaders of the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Christian Business Leaders Association say they are joining together to bring some unity to the business community and plan to host a town festival in April 2014. While the presidents of both groups say the two organizations will remain separate, they anticipate holding more joint […]

Track and Field athletes headed to Lubbock

Will Fromme churns his way to a qualifying spot in the 300-meter hurdles in Stephenville last Thursday.
 (Photo by Doug Germann)

By Joseph Garcia One step away from the top of the mountain that is the State Track and Field Meet, Liberty Hill’s team competed hard and came away with a plethora of positive outcomes at Area Meet April 18 in Stephenville. In cold and windy conditions, the Liberty Hill track and field athletes had their […]

Floyd’s focus is on state tournament

Sophomore slugger Kallen Floyd leads the team in batting average, RBIs and home runs. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia   No sophomore slump here for Liberty Hill slugger Kallen Floyd. The 16-year old has played like a seasoned veteran in her second year on varsity. In the field she made the move from second base to third. She also is the third batter in the lineup and has produced an MVP-type […]

Panthers look to finish district strong

By Joseph Garcia  The playoffs draw nearer for the Liberty Hill baseball Panthers, but there is still work yet to be done. Following their 8-7 loss at Gatesville April 19, the Panthers will want to wrap up their District 8-3A Championship on a high note when they travel to Llano Friday, April 26, for the […]

Danielak picks Drake

Liberty Hill senior Blake Danielak took his official visit to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa this week after announcing his decision to play basketball for the Bulldogs last Thursday.
(File Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Joseph Garcia Over the course of this past basketball season, Liberty Hill senior Blake Danielak went from a Texas Tech University commit, to being a free agent with a wealth of options. On April 18, the 6-7 forward announced on his Twitter page that, “After 8 long months of recruiting…I have committed to play […]

FOOD WISE: A fiber-rich diet doesn’t have to taste bad

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center Dietitian Jerrine Grey (left) and Chef Renee Morgan (right) spoke with Leander ISD parents April 19 about the importance of fiber in children’s diets. (Courtesy Photo)

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN There’s nothing quite as interesting and invigorating as a good, in depth, conversation about dietary fiber. Yes, I said fiber, and I’m not just talking about that terrible, powder stuff you mix with a drink in hopes of avoiding or remedying one of those unmentionable problems, shall we say….sluggishness, we all […]