Liberty Hill diver will compete in Pan American Games

Tarrin Gilliland with her three gold medals from the United States Diving Junior Nationals. (Courtesy Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT She may only be 10 years old, but Tarrin Gilliland has already proven she has what it takes to be a champion diver. Fresh off her sweep of the three events she dominated at the United States Diving Junior Nationals, Gilliland is confident that she can have success again at the Pan […]

Liberty Hill goes back to school

All employees of the Liberty Hill ISD met August 21 in the new auditorium at Liberty Hill High School  for the opening day convocation. 
(Photo by Kathy Canady)

  “Notice anything different?” The first question of the school year from the Superintendent was answered Wednesday with cheers and applause from the 428 employees of the Liberty Hill ISD. Teachers and staff met for the first time in the new auditorium at the new Liberty Hill High School — a 900-seat facility that was […]

109 sign petition to keep Boatright as City Manager

By SHELLY WILKISON Business owners and Liberty Hill residents are signing a petition urging the City Council to keep Greg Boatright employed as City Manager. Boatright, a former Williamson County Commissioner, was hired by the City of Liberty Hill in May and given an employment contract that expires at the end of September. He was […]

FOOD WISE: Respect wait staff by tipping appropriately

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN A few weeks ago, adorable hubby and I were out to dinner with a big group of folks. It promised to be a fun and relaxing evening in the company of good friends. Lots of laughs, good food, a night off from cooking, maybe even an adult beverage or two since […]

Panthers look to leaders Fromme, Spurgeon as they prepare for Giddings

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Liberty Hill Panthers Football team will look to seniors Will Fromme and John Spurgeon to lead them by example this season as they gear up for their August 30 season-opener against Giddings. Both players bring invaluable experience to the Panthers’ Varsity team and Head Coach Jerry Vance hopes the other players […]

Liberty Hill makes history with opening of new and expanded facilities

Outside the new Liberty Hill Intermediate School are from left, Principal Kathy Major, Counselor Margaret Wofford, Assistant Principal Scott Copeland and Receptionist Jane Serrato. (Photo by Shelly Wilkison)

The Liberty Hill Independent School District is making history this month as it begins school August 27 with new academic and athletic facilities, and renovations to existing buildings that were approved by voters in an $86 million bond package three years ago. The new Liberty Hill High School, which includes a 300,000-square-foot academic building and […]

Excellence in academics, personal attention to students is driving LHISD growth

By SHELLY WILKISON From the last day of school June 7 until last Friday, 354 new students had enrolled in Liberty Hill schools. While it will take several weeks to determine the number of students the school district is losing this fall, which would bring the total enrollment to a more realistic number, a school […]

Find fresh goodies on Fridays at Bertram’s Farmer’s Market

Loy Ogden (left) and Dickie Allen (right) display their fresh vegetables for sale at the Farmer’s Market in Bertram. In only its second year, the Farmer’s Market has become a happening place and couldn’t have found a more apt location than under the shade of a grove of mature oak trees. (Photo by Dana Delgado)

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — Under an expansive canopy from a grove of mature oak trees, Bertram hosts a hearty, all locally-grown Farmer’s Market every Friday from 3-6:30 p.m. In only its second year, the Market in Bertram has become a happening place and couldn’t have found a more apt location with ample room for […]

Leadership starts here — the place of new beginnings

Liberty Hill High School student leaders spoke with The Independent this week on their expectations for a new school year in a new school. From left are Mitchell Germann of cross country, Austin Kranz of Student Council, Payton Walker from Lady Panther Volleyball, Morgan Ferrell of the Liberty Belles, Rachel Johnston of the student athletic trainers, Aile de la Houssaye of the Liberty Belles and Holly Bowles, the drum major of the Panther Band. On the back row are Gary Denson from the football team, mascot Dustin Taylor and senior Cheerleader Baylee Bishop. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

For months, the excitement has  been building among students as they have watched the buildings grow taller and change the landscape of their hometown. The new Liberty Hill High School may soon be the most talked-about high school campus in Central Texas as it towers over the pastureland west of town. No doubt, the school […]

Council approves 5% tax hike

By SHELLY WILKISON In a 3-2 vote Monday, the Liberty Hill City Council voted to approve a 5 percent increase in the property tax rate — an increase that will generate revenue that supporters say is needed to pay debt service in fiscal 2013. Although Mayor Jamie Williamson is not able to vote except to […]