Paradise Pools transforms a backyard into an oasis of family fun

By Brenda Young The rain has been a welcomed relief throughout the area recently, if only partially alleviating severe drought-like conditions, and the owners of Paradise Pools and Spas want to keep adding a splash to summer with their custom designed pool creations. “Everybody has their own idea of what paradise is like,” owner Peggy […]

Couple shares their love of life on the road at Cripple Creek RVs

By Brenda Young Owners Darell and Lori Aaron of the new Cripple Creek RV Consignment and Sales office in Liberty Hill know their business when it comes to recreational vehicles. The couple moved to Central Texas nearly seven years ago, and when it took almost two years to sell their home in Albuquerque, the couple […]

EDITORIAL: A message to the Class of 2014 on your graduation day — take a quiet moment before you walk

Did you know that great big high school that you are graduating from in a few days was once just an idea some of us kept talking and arguing about? Next, that idea became a sentence next to a box on a ballot that asked the voters to raise their own taxes. All that was […]

New Special Education Director steers Liberty Hill program toward inclusion

By Dana Delgado Elyse Tarlton, who was named Special Education Director for the Liberty Hill Independent School District in January, is so glad to be home. She’s got a life again. As Special Education Director at Waco ISD before moving to LHISD, she was tasked with overseeing special education programs at 26 schools. That and […]

Convenience, technology redefine home innovation at Santa Rita

By Brenda Young From smart phones to smart homes, Santa Rita Ranch is raising the bar on cutting edge technology and changing the way people think of home innovation. Nestled just north of State Highway 29 on Ronald Reagan Boulevard, the master-planned communities of Santa Rita Ranch South and the soon-to-be developed Santa Rita Ranch […]

Rozmiarek claims State title in Math

By Dana Delgado Shea Rozmiarek knew all along he had it in him to win it all. With a score of 294 out of a possible 360, the Liberty Hill High School senior claimed First Place in Mathematics at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Academic Meet for Conference 3A held May 19-21 at the […]

Courage camps offer children choices to be active this summer

Liberty Hill schools will dismiss for summer on June 5 and parents looking for opportunities to keep their children active and healthy might consider camps at Courage Cheer and Dance. The premier cheerleading and dance company, which moved into a new gym facility on Jonathan Drive some months ago, offers a variety of camps for […]

Coaches offer variety of summer camps to build strength, skills

Editor’s Note: All camp registration forms can be found online at By Taylor Grafft The Independent Sports It is an exciting time for young Liberty Hill Panthers as school ends and the new focus becomes summer fun and activities. The Liberty Hill High School coaches will be hosting several athletic camps this summer for […]

Army of angels ease pain for injured officer

By Dana Delgado  BERTRAM — A harrowing motorcycle accident Douglas (Doug) Wall was involved in on the early afternoon of April 26 is still pretty much a blur. What has become very clear to the Police Sergeant with the Bertram Police Department is that he has an army of angels he never knew he had. […]

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 […]