Holbein driven by boundless imagination

By Dana Delgado If Tina Holbein, owner of Tina’s Cottage in Liberty Hill, had it her way, the world would have a neon glow and likely have another shape. That’s just her nature. With a boundless imagination and a palette of bold colors, Mrs. Holbein has crafted out an artistic niche in a world of […]

Immigration relief efforts in McAllen receives support from local volunteers

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill area volunteers opened their hearts in recent days to hundreds of Central American immigrants making their way through McAllen to destinations north. As part of the Salvation Army’s Williamson County canteen, nine area volunteers travelled to McAllen’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church and became part of a humanitarian effort to help […]

Council decisions impact future growth, city administration

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council made several far-reaching decisions on Monday that will impact how the community accommodates future development, as well as how city government conducts its business. After some discussion, the Council unanimously approved a $100,000 task order for the engineering firm of Steger Bizzell of Georgetown to design an […]

Luckadoo wins top solo honors

By Brenda Young Learning of another win that adds to an already accomplished high school career for Clayton Luckadoo was music to his ears. The Liberty Hill High School junior recently won the Fine Arts Concerto Solo competition for his clarinet performance at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, Mich. The 16-year-old […]

New beginnings for Fieldcamp, LH United Methodist Church

By Dana Delgado It’s another new beginning for Steve Fieldcamp who has had a life filled with new beginnings. Two weeks ago, Liberty Hill United Methodist Church (LHUMC), one of the area’s pioneer churches, welcomed him as their new pastor after being presented to church members in April. “New beginnings are always exciting,” he said. […]

‘Bowl’ members gear up for Oatmeal Festival

By Brenda Young BERTRAM — New faces continue to join the ranks of sponsors, vendors and volunteers who are working quickly to iron out all the details for the 37th Annual Oatmeal Festival in Bertram. The Oatmeal “bowl” members (as board members prefer to be called) met June 25 to update organizers and welcome some […]

Hernandez loses leg, but won’t be defeated by diabetes

By SHELLY WILKISON Twenty years ago, he learned that he had diabetes. Immediately, doctors prescribed pills and insulin and Izzy Hernandez believed the medications were keeping the disease under control. As the years passed, most days he felt fine. Then last summer on a family vacation to El Paso, he noticed a blister on the […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Myers spread love throughout Liberty Hill

By JAMES WEAR Of all the folks I’ve met during my years in Liberty Hill, perhaps none impressed me more than Gloria Myers and her husband Jim. Gloria operated a tiny flower shop downtown next door to the cafe, and from there she, in her own special and unique way, touched many lives. She reminded […]

Hobbit Hollow artists find new creativity in retirement

By Brenda Young Deep within a wooded area of the Durham Park subdivision in Liberty Hill stands a studio where ideas and artistry come to life. In business only a few short months, Hobbit Hollow Workshop flows with the ideas of Roger Pierce and Michael Hubbard, both retired from earlier full-time careers. The collaboration began […]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: The Independent earns awards in Better Newspaper Contest

For the third year running, your hometown newspaper has earned awards at the Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The Independent took Second Place in Editorial and Fourth Place for our website, www.LHIndependent.com. This year, 159 newspapers from across the state submitted 1,566 entries in The Texas Better Newspaper Contest. Of those, 103 were weekly […]