JV, 9th Ladies defeat Lampasas, Burnet

Mikayla Stiles (#4) receives a pass from her teammate and protects the ball from a Burnet defender in the JV Lady Panthers’ win. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Taylor Grafft The junior varsity and freshman Lady Panthers picked up two huge district wins against Lampasas and Burnet in recent days. It was clear from the tip-off that the Lady Panthers’ opponents were outmatched on both ends of the court. The average margin of victory for the junior varsity team in the wins […]

Ruth Luka

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Ruth Luka, 79, of Liberty Hill, Texas, passed away on January 10, 2014 in Leander, Texas. She was born to Forest and Sylvia Fiebrantz in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ruth was living in Liberty Hill with her husband, Jerome Luka, enjoying life with a smile every day no matter what. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, […]

John David Tomme

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John David Tomme, aged 72, passed away at his home January 9, 2014, after a brief illness. David was born February 28, 1941, in Valley Spring, Texas, to Earnest B. Tomme and Letha Hope Cowand Tomme. They moved to Llano, Texas, when he was four years old where he attended Llano High School, playing tuba […]

Melissa K. (Marcom) Cunningham

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  Melissa K. (Marcom) Cunningham passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Visitation was held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in  Georgetown, Texas. A service celebrating her life was held on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church in Liberty Hill, […]

Council hires planner, city secretary, sets terms of P&Z members

By SHELLY WILKISON Following a 30-minute closed session Monday, the Liberty Hill City Council voted to hire a Planner and a City Secretary at salaries totaling $87,000. The Council voted unanimously to employ Amber A. Lewis as a Senior Planner at the annual salary of $45,000; and Barbara Zwernemann as City Secretary at a salary […]

Search continues for missing teen

By Dana Delgado Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) along with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has conducted a second search for 16-year Christopher Seth Briggs who ran away Nov. 17, 2013, from Meridell Achievement Center, a residential treatment center in Liberty Hill. “We performed a follow up search of some areas on Saturday, Jan. 11th, […]

Panthers split wins vs Lampasas, Burnet

Aedan Welch (#33) watches his teammate Austin Boliek (#22) make a layup against Burnet in the Panthers’ heartbreaking loss on Jan. 10. (Photo by Kathy Canady)

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers basketball team defeated an athletic Lampasas team with solid execution by the players and great coaching on Tuesday. Last week, the team dropped a district game against fierce rival Burnet at home. Against Burnet, the Panthers relied heavily on junior guard Callen Mikulencak to try and shoulder […]

LHHS soccer seeking refs

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Liberty Hill High School soccer programs are continuing efforts to find adult-certified referees that might be able to assist Coaches Darren Bauer and Kelsey Quinn this season. The soccer program does not have a budget in its inaugural season to pay referees to officiate the teams’ scrimmages, but they are still open […]

Filing opens Jan. 29 in school, city elections

The filing period is approaching for individuals interested in seeking a position on the Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees and the Liberty Hill City Council. Individuals may file applications for a position on the May election ballots from Jan. 29-Feb. 28. On the Liberty Hill school board, Places 1 and 2 are up for […]

Police shifting focus from traffic to community patrols

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill police are writing fewer traffic citations and directing more attention to community patrols and crime prevention. Police Chief Randy Williams said the number of traffic citations has dropped in recent months as officers are spending more time on patrol in the community. Police activitiy reports provided to The Independent for […]