Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps training at LHHS

By Dana Delgado Genesis, a nationally recognized Drum and Bugle Corps (DBC), has been camped out in Liberty Hill preparing for a nationwide tour and competitions. Founded in 2009, the Texas-based organization has evolved rapidly, drawing the interest of international musicians. It was named the most improved corps in 2013 from among 47 groups across […]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: A plea to help Liberty Hill’s longtime public servant

By CHARLEY WILKISON Co-owner of The Independent  One of the first people we met in Liberty Hill 15 years ago was Charles Canady. He leaned in under the hood of my 1960 Chevy pickup listening to it run, took a screwdriver out of the pocket of his blue overalls and followed my finger to the […]

Despite traffic concerns, P&Z recommends approval of permit for four-plexes

By SHELLY WILKISON A request by a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission to obtain a conditional use permit to place three four-plexes on Stubblefield Lane was approved by his fellow commissioners Tuesday over the objections of two residents who said neighborhood roadways cannot handle the increased traffic. After hearing the concerns of residents, […]

Mosquito prevention program expands testing in county

By Brenda Young In an effort to stop the occurrence of West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) has expanded its testing program and is focusing efforts on alerting and educating citizens about personal protection and disease prevention. “We are expanding our testing to try to locate […]

LHISD passing rates stable on STAAR

A report presented to school trustees Monday showed passing rates of Liberty Hill students on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) this spring remained stable with previous years. While passing rates in math, reading and writing fluctuated by one to two points from previous years, overall the scores remained competitive with those […]

REVIEW: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is more than a free show

By Art Rodriguez Before we had Republicans vs. Democrats, before we had Texas vs. OU, indeed, before we had the Hatfields and McCoys, we had the Montagues and Capulets. The two fictional feuding families immortalized in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” is considered by some to be his best romantic tragedy.  The story of two […]

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 […]