Liberty Hill tops Boerne on homecoming

By BOB VARMETTE For The Independent This is how you beat a passing team with a Tennessee commit for a quarterback: You do it exactly the way Liberty Hill coach Jerry Vance drew it up. You keep the ball away from Boerne quarterback Quinten Dormady – a four-star quarterback who is rated the 14th-best pocket […]

Homecoming chat: Liberty Hill vs. Boerne

Live Blog Homecoming chat: Liberty Hill vs. Boerne  

Charles Canady

Charles Canady may have lost the battle against cancer but, he won the war on October 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm. He passed away in his room on his bed surrounded by his wife, children and friends. He was brought back home to his beloved Liberty Hill Thursday and passed with dignity surrounded by love […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Seward Junction got its name in the mid-1930s

By JAMES WEAR Back in the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, when the Liberty Hill Cafe was my second home, among my mother-in-law’s frequent customers were Mildred and W.K. Seward. W.K. never was much of a talker, but Mildred enjoyed visiting and for reasons that escaped me, took a liking to this long-haired country boy […]

EDITORIAL: ‘Charles Canady Park’ would be lasting tribute to leader’s legacy of service

Charles Canady could have been the hero of a big Hollywood movie. Picture the panoramic views from our surrounding hills, the sounds of an orchestra building to a crescendo like they used to in those old Westerns, the open sky, the San Gabriel River at Blue Hole. Then the camera would move to a shot […]

Poster inspired Wild West Salon

By Dana Delgado When Christal Alexander came across a fascinating framed poster at a thrift store, she jumped at what she thought was a bargain at $11.99. Later she would see that same poster priced at over $100 at another store making her find a real steal. But this was more than just an exciting […]

204 weeks for us, 27 years for The Independent

Please indulge us a very brief end zone celebration here at The Independent as we hit another milestone as your hometown newspaper. Four years ago, we bought your hometown newspaper with only three goals in mind. First, we wanted to report the news to you in a professional manner, to bring in qualified, degreed journalists […]

Experienced directors guide LHJH Band

By DANA DELGADO Jared Clarkson was perfectly content in Wimberley when Liberty Hill came calling two years ago. His family was settled in, his kids were happily enrolled in schools there, his wife, Callie Clarkson, was a teacher in the district, and he had made positive strides in building a program over nine years as the […]

Community shows support for veteran

By SEAN SHAPIRO Moving from the Houston area to Liberty Hill could have been very difficult for the Coffee family. Instead, they are already feeling welcomed by the community after a fundraiser in their honor this past Saturday. “It’s tough moving away from family in Houston,” Melanie Coffee said. “But we already feel like we’re […]

Defense comes up big in 21-17 win against Taylor

TAYLOR – The Liberty Hill Panthers are still undefeated in District 14-4A Division I. But just. It took another game-saving play from the defense to keep the Panthers’ perfect district mark intact, turning away the Taylor Ducks at the goal line to preserve a 21-17 lead Friday night at The Duck Pond. With the Ducks […]