Archives for April 2014

Liberty Hill unites to show ‘grace for Mace’

By SHELLY WILKISON More than 500 people filled seats at Liberty Hill High School Auditorium April 18 and donated generously to support the family of senior Mason Endres, who was seriously injured by an intoxicated driver during SXSW in March. While the story of Miss Endres’ crippling injuries and her continued recovery has become national […]

Panthers clinch District title with extra-inning comeback

By Taylor Grafft It’s a story that writes itself. With a District title on the line for the Liberty Hill Panthers baseball team, a senior stepped up on Senior/Parent Night against Llano Tuesday and delivered in the biggest moment of his career by hitting a walk-off single in extra innings to give his team a […]

Softball finishes district with perfect record

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panther Softball team, ranked third in the latest 2014 Texas Girls Coaches Association Softball Poll, traveled to Temple Junior College on April 22 to take on the Alvarado Lady Indians in Game One of the Bi-district round and returned with a 7-3 victory. The Lady Panthers will play […]

LHISD Board approves design for administration building

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees on Monday approved the design of the new administration building — the final construction project in an $86 million bond package that was approved by voters in 2010. Central administrative offices, which are currently housed in a two-level building on State Highway 29. will move to what was […]

WCESD #4 names Lincoln Chief

By a unanimous vote of commissioners Monday, the Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 has a new Fire Chief. Anthony Lincoln, who earlier this month was appointed interim chief,  received the full support of the ESD Board. Commissioner James Baker said the Board did not post the position or conduct a search for applicants. Lincoln […]

Sue R. Metcalfe

Sue R. Metcalfe, 77, most recently of Tow, Texas, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Visitation was held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown, Texas. A service celebrating Sue’s life and her unending […]

Freshman Tudyk making her mark in LHHS Track

By Taylor Grafft Freshman Avery Tudyk has had quite a bit of success since moving to Liberty Hill in February of last year. In eighth grade, she broke the Liberty Hill Junior High Long Jump record and last week, broke the high school Girls Long Jump school record at the District Meet with a jump […]

EDITORIAL: Liberty Hill, your future is calling

The wildflowers, prom dresses and baseball games out here along the Shin Oak Ridge tell us we’ve been blessed to make it to another Spring. New baby goats cavort in green pastures and our community’s former little babies prepare for graduation and the exciting world beyond Liberty Hill. As has become common practice at this […]

Joseph family, newspaper offer college scholarship

The family of Troy Carl Joseph, Liberty Hill’s longtime town greeter who passed away in 2011, will continue to award an annual memorial scholarship in his name, again tying it to an essay contest open to all Liberty Hill High School seniors. In partnership with The Liberty Hill Independent, the family will award a $1,000 […]

Council approves contract with sewer plant operator

By SHELLY WILKISON A glance around the room at those present for Monday’s City Council meeting was indicative of a growth pattern that in recent months appears to be defining Liberty Hill. Residential and commercial developers took seats on the front row of the Council Chamber alongside representatives of a company hired this week to […]