THROWBACK THURSDAY: Old newspapers provide interesting tidbits about Liberty Hill’s yesteryears

By JAMES WEAR A couple of weeks ago I noted that one way to learn about Liberty Hill’s past is to have coffee with oldtimers. Another, if you’re lucky enough to come across old newspapers, is to simply read through them and review the contents. Some time ago I came across a stack of The […]

Life-changing trip prompts church softball tourney

By Dana Delgado A life-changing mission trip to the Philippines recently has prompted Union Hall Baptist Church of Liberty Hill to action. Children destined for poverty, abandonment and abuse are at stake, explained Pastor Robert Butts. There was no turning away. “The mission trip was life-changing,” said Pastor Butts. “It really was, but it impacted […]

Junkin earns TGCA Softball All-State honors

By Taylor Grafft The Texas Girls Coaches Association selected the All-State teams for softball in conferences 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A on Tuesday morning. Liberty Hill’s junior pitcher Sam Junkin was named to the 3A All-State list after she helped lead the Lady Panthers to a Regional Quarterfinal Championship with a 16-6 record. Last […]

Cyclist in near-fatal crash begins recovery

By Dana Delgado It’s been just over six weeks since Samuel (Sam) Mills’ routine ride home from his Austin job ended with an unnerving almost deadly crash in Leander. “Our family and friends from Liberty Hill, to the Gulf Coast, to Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Hawaii were all praying for him and our prayers were […]

LHHS announces college acceptances

Students from the Liberty Hill High School graduating class of 2014 will represent the community at colleges and universities across the country next fall. LHHS recently provided The Independent with a list of graduates and the schools they will be attending. The list as presented appears below. Nicholas Barrios – Blinn College McKinley Baty – […]

New Council member looks forward to helping Liberty Hill grow

By SHELLY WILKISON Watching his hometown grow and develop is exciting for Troy Whitehead. He grew up in Liberty Hill and chose to build a life here for his two daughters because the small-town atmosphere was such a positive experience in his own childhood. Today, as a newly-appointed member of the Liberty Hill City Council, […]

City will consider mobile food vendors

By SHELLY WILKISON An increased number of inquiries from businesses looking to operate mobile food trailers in Liberty Hill has prompted the City to explore permitting and related rules. On Monday, the City Council voted unanimously to allow the City Manager and staff to study the policies of other cities in regards to mobile food […]

Helen Ruth Rowney Cantrell

Helen Ruth Rowney Cantrell, 78, of Liberty, Texas, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was born on March 2, 1936 to parents Fermon and Bertha Lane (Parker) Rowney and married her soulmate Charles Delbert (Punk) Cantrell on August 15, 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers. […]

Sharp commits to Texas State Track

By Taylor Grafft Senior Madi Sharp’s love for competition and hard work this season paid off last week as the track star signed her letter of intent for Texas State University. Sharp signed in the Liberty Hill High School Library on the last day of school Thursday in front of her friends, family and coaches. […]

Elmore joins Classic Bank as VP

By Dana Delgado These are good times for Roberta Elmore with good reason. The affable banking executive was named in mid-April as a Vice President and Loan Officer of the Classic Bank in Liberty Hill by Richard Earl Williams, Jr., President of Classic Bank. She started to work May 5. “I’m excited to be here,” […]