Senior nutrition program serves Liberty Hill elderly, homebound

By BRAD STUTZMAN Contributor to The Independent Denise Schilli pulls her Meals on Wheels van into Helen Whitted’s driveway, delivering a hot lunch to the Liberty Hill woman who lives in a small cottage on family property. It’s late morning and Ms. Schilli is about halfway through her route, which began at the Bagdad Senior […]

LHHS Panthers in all sports gave memorable performances in 2013-2014

By Taylor Grafft The Independent Sports As the school year and athletic seasons for the Liberty Hill Panthers come to a close, The Independent  is reviewing all that the Panther teams accomplished this year and some of the key performers who helped them achieve success. Many of the returning athletes will contribute to an exciting […]

Baseball season ends at Regional Semifinals

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers baseball season ended last Saturday after a heartbreaking loss to Lubbock Cooper in the Regional Semifinal round. The matchup, which took place at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, was originally scheduled as a best-of-three series, but Friday’s game was cancelled due to inclement weather. The matchup then turned into […]

Motivated by faith, Steyer gives family land to build new church

By SHELLY WILKISON The recent flurry of activity on a nine-acre tract of land that for generations has been home to cattle, has Richard Steyer beaming with pride. For years, it has been the dream of the 92-year-old Liberty Hill rancher to have a church on his land — specifically a church that shared his […]

Floor outlet covers from top to bottom

By Brenda Young Jason Roman opened his newest retail franchise in Liberty Hill only three weeks ago, and he couldn’t be happier with the response he has received in his new hometown. A native of East Texas, Roman owns and operates the USA Flooring Outlet franchise he started 13 years ago. “We had kind of […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Notes reveal support for school

By JAMES WEAR Columnist for The Independent Over the years I’ve found myself often saving little scraps of paper on which I’ve written notes–some to myself as I pondered the meaning of life, others the beginnings of letters to friends or relatives that I never mailed. All of these, I believe, will someday (after I’ve […]

Norman Van Hill

Norman Van Hill, 72, of Leander, Texas passed away on May 14, 2014 with his family by his side after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Hearne, Texas on May 11, 1942 to Pauline and Van Edward Hill. After high school Norm joined the US Air Force. He spent 20 years […]

Trustees waive paid tuition for transfers

By SHELLY WILKISON Liberty Hill school trustees voted unanimously Monday to continue to waive tuition for students transferring in from outside the school district. Currently, 373 students are attending Liberty Hill schools but living outside the district boundaries. They comprise about 12 percent of the district’s 3,023 students. Superintendent Rob Hart recommended the Board continue […]

School enrollment may increase by 2371 in 10 years

By SHELLY WILKISON Housing starts and closings in the Liberty Hill ISD during the first quarter of 2014 are the highest in seven years, according to a demographic study released this week. Liberty Hill school Superintendent Rob Hart told trustees Monday that a study of housing activity produced by School District Strategies shows 62 new […]

Panthers move to Regional Semifinals vs Lubbock Cooper

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers baseball team is moving onto the Regional Semifinal round this weekend after sweeping Stephenville in a best-of-three series last week. The Panthers relied on clutch hitting in Game One and elite run scoring in Game Two to sink their opponents and move onto the next round. Liberty Hill […]