Bonnet on front line of city water challenges

By SEAN SHAPIRO The rain the past two weeks has helped, but managing Liberty Hill’s water supply is not an easy task for Wayne Bonnet, the City’s new Director of Public Works. Bonnet was hired by the City two months ago, coming from the City of Florence where he held the same position. Bonnet said […]

News of Tractor Supply sparks discussion about development

By SEAN SHAPIRO Major retail chains are starting to take notice of Liberty Hill’s rapid growth, and Tractor Supply Company may be the next business that wants to tap into the growing market. Liberty Hill City Manager Greg Boatright announced last week at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that Tractor Supply Company planned to […]

Classic Bakery brings delicious, healthy breads to downtown Liberty Hill

By SHELLY WILKISON Flavia Barton looks for healthy foods that taste good together. Then, with a touch of spice and occasionally a little sweetness, she combines it all together and the result is scenting downtown Liberty Hill with the delightful aromas of fresh-baked bread, cookies, brownies and cinnamon rolls. Classic Bakery opened last week at […]

Liberty Fit Health fair offers vendors, prizes, dynamic speakers

Organizers for the community’s first health and wellness fair say the event is shaping up to be an entertaining educational experience for young people and their families. Liberty Fit Health, Wellness and Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Liberty Hill High School. The event is far more […]

Bows galore, clothing consignments at Bertram’s Kids Alley

By Dana Delgado BERTRAM — With a grand opening over Labor Day weekend during the Oatmeal Festival, Cynthia Anderson has been busy restocking her trendy, children’s clothing consignment resale boutique, Kids Alley. Located in the heart of Bertram’s historic downtown district at 165 S. Gabriel Street, Kids Alley carries both boys and girls clothes as […]

Liberty Hill volleyball opens District 25-4A with a sweep against Llano

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill volleyball team opened district 25-4A with an easy road win against the Llano in 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-7) sweep Friday. Coach Gretchen Peterson was pleased with her team’s performance and how they set the precedent for the rest of the season. “We had some mental lapses and let down […]

Notes: Extended halftime stalls the action in loss to Wylie

By Taylor Graft ABILENE– No one wants to talk about the extended halftime from the Liberty Hill-Abilene Wylie non-district game Friday, where the Bulldogs came away with a close 27-19 victory. Not Liberty Hill coach Jerry Vance or Wylie Coach Hugh Sandifer. That might be a result of the extra 15 or 20 minutes it […]

Panthers fall to Bulldogs

By BOB VARMETTE For The Independent ABILENE – It was playoff football in September. The Liberty Hill Panthers didn’t come away with a win, falling 27-19 Friday night to the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs in nondistrict, But they got a taste of what they hope for the future and found out they belonged. “If you want […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Former student shares memories of school days

By JAMES WEAR I’d just completed my last column when I mentioned to my wife one of the stories Billy Ray Guerin told me about students climbing out of windows for a ride down the fire escape. “Oh, yeah,” she said, “Those windows were open a lot, and sometimes the milkman, after making a delivery […]

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