LH Police: Nothing unusual about recent burglaries

By SEAN SHAPIRO Nacona McDowell is still waiting for answers after a break-in at Hobo Junction last week. Sometime between 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 7 a.m. the following morning someone broke in through the window near the bathroom of the restaurant at 3000 Ranch Road 1869. “That’s a pretty tall window, so they […]

Janice Maynard & The Country Stardust Band to play Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance Dec.6

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Liberty Hill will kick off the Christmas Festival weekend with the Trail of Lights Cowboy Christmas Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lions Foundation Park. The family-friendly event is open to the public at no charge. Janice Maynard, a traditional country singer straight from the heart of Texas has been likened to some […]

Liberty Hill’s Stocktank serves up southern food, live music

After hosting some of the area’s still talked about live music events in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Teresa Garner and her husband Pete of The Stocktank are offering live music and dancing but have added southern style cooking in a laid-back, family environment reminiscent of granny's house. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado Teresa Garner says she’s not much for smiling but just put a guitar in her hand or let her loose in the kitchen and the unassuming southern girl beams brightly and gives everyone around her reason to celebrate. After hosting some of the area’s still talked about live music events with the […]

Lady Panthers sweep their way to State

LHHS volleyball is on the way to State after defeating Sealy on Saturday, Nov. 15, in San Antonio. (Miguel Castro Photo)

By Miguel A. Castro SAN ANTONIO — Liberty Hill is going to the state volleyball tournament, and if Saturday’s performance is any indication, the Panthers may just return home as the Lone Star State’s Class 4A champion. Liberty Hill put on a dominating performance in the Region IV-4A final at the Blossom Athletic Center, easily […]

Panthers take first step, claw Cougars 51-22

The Fightin' Panthers are headed to Area round after defeating China Spring Friday. (File Photo by Kathy Canady)

By BOB VARMETTE COPPERAS COVE – Running never gets old for the Liberty Hill Panthers. But it must have been tiring for Jon Shannon. The Panthers junior fullback rushed 38 times for 263 yards and a career-high five touchdowns Friday night, leading the Panthers past the China Spring Cougars 51-22 in a Class 4A Division […]

Lady Panthers will play for Regional title Saturday

By Miguel A. Castro Special to the Independent SAN ANTONIO — Liberty Hill endured a wild rollercoaster ride of a match Friday to move one step closer to reaching the state tournament. The Panthers defeated familiar foe Fredericksburg 27-25, 21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-8 in the Region IV-4A semifinals at the Blossom Athletic Center. It was […]

Council agrees to MUD 19 plan to annex land, postpones wastewater discussion

The Liberty Hill City Council postponed discussion on two of the most important issues on Monday’s regular meeting agenda, but did adopt a resolution agreeing to the inclusion of additional land into MUD 19. With all members present Monday, the Council delayed discussion on an infrastructure plan for water and wastewater. The Council agreed to […]

Live chat: Liberty Hill vs. China Spring

Live Blog Live chat: Liberty Hill vs. China Spring  

Panthers miss podium by one runner at State Meet

The Liberty Hill girls cross country team came in fourth place at State Meet. (Courtesy Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFT ROUND ROCK — Liberty Hill missed the podium by the slimmest of margins at the UIL Class 4A state meet. Once the top five runners from each team were added up, Liberty Hill and Dalhart both finished with 128 points putting them in a tie for third place. In that situation, a […]

Panther Stadium will host playoff game, generate funds for LHISD

By SEAN SHAPIRO Liberty Hill’s varsity football team may be headed to Copperas Cove on Friday, but Panther Stadium will still be part of the bi-district playoff action. Waco La Vega and Canyon Lake, one of Liberty Hill’s district rivals, will play their first-round neutral site game at Panther Stadium, which opened in 2013. Frank […]