FOOD WISE: Serve some devilishly delightful treats on July 4th

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I love July 4th! I love everything about it. I love what the day stands for. What better reason to celebrate than to celebrate the independence of our country? It’s a time to reflect on and remember all the sacrifices that have been made to give us the freedoms we so [...]

Wehlman realized big dreams in a small-town pharmacy

By CHARLEY WILKISON When Larry Wehlman was 10 years old in downtown Rowena, Texas, he decided to become a pharmacist. But it wasn’t the root beer floats or the limeades of Schiller’s Pharmacy on Main Street that prompted his career choice. Instead, it was an important job helping sick people get better. Besides that, Larry [...]

The Independent earns awards in state contest

HOUSTON — The Texas Press Association presented The Liberty Hill Independent with several awards for excellence at its annual meeting in Houston last week. The Texas Better Newspaper Contest awards were presented to daily, semi-weekly and weekly newspapers across the state for work published in 2012. This was the 134th annual meeting of TPA member [...]

Permitting process draws sparks from July 4th picnic organizers

By SHELLY WILKISON Organizers of a community picnic say they are disappointed in the way the City of Liberty Hill handled an application for an event permit, but are pleased that the final hurdle was resolved clearing the way for a public Independence Day celebration. The Liberty Hill Community Picnic, promoted to the public as [...]

Attorney’s legal opinion delays purchase of police camera systems

By SHELLY WILKISON  A request from the Liberty Hill Police Department to utilize monies from the Municipal Court’s Technology Fund to purchase in-car video equipment was tabled Monday.  For the second time in two weeks, the Council tabled the request after the City’s Attorney claimed the Technology Fund can not be used for law enforcement [...]

Cathy Ann ‘Cookie’ Clark

Cathy Ann “Cookie” Clark of Liberty Hill passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the age of 61. Cookie was born October 24, 1951 in Austin, Texas to Floyd and Lorene Walker Clark. After graduating from John H. Reagan High School in 1970 she obtained a B.A. from Southwestern University in Georgetown and went [...]

Clara Corinne Bass

Clara Corinne Bass, 87 of Georgetown, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013. Lovingly known by most as Corinne, she will be laid to rest next to her husband on Monday, June 17, 2013 at IOOF Cemetery in Georgetown. Corinne was born February 4, 1926 in Amarillo, Texas to the late Comer and Dona Doreen [...]

Maurice Dilling Hawbaker

Maurice Dilling Hawbaker of Liberty Hill, Texas passed away on Sunday June 9, 2013 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. He is survived by his children Marcia (Elliot) Gross and Martin (Caroline) Hawbaker, grandchildren Josh Gross, Jake (Kristin) Gross, Jessica (Dustin) Shea and Brad Hawbaker, four great-grandchildren, sister Eileen Souder and brother Lyle(Carol) Hawbaker. [...]

Clifton Baucom

Clifton (Cliff) Baucom of Liberty Hill, TX, died June 13, 2013 at the age of 78 years. Mr. Baucom was born February 7, 1935 in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Baucom graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1953. He was a 30-year Navy veteran, stationed at NAS Miramar, San Diego, CA, serving two tours in Vietnam aboard [...]

Liberty Hill family wants justice for Vinny

By CHARLEY WILKISON The Leander Police Department is  responding to a firestorm of criticism this week after one of its officers shot a dog while attempting to serve a warrant for a felony parole violation near Liberty Hill Tuesday. The incident turned into a public relations nightmare for the department after it was discovered the [...]