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,” […]

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 […]