Liberty Hill native earns posthumous Cowboy award

By Brenda Young  Born on a ranch in Liberty Hill in 1925, Roy Lee “Preacher” Turner will be one of four nominees inducted into the Liberty Hill Cowboy Hall of Fame May 9 as part of the three-day Liberty Hill Pro Rodeo hosted by the Williamson County Cowboy Church.  As a cutting horse trainer by […]

Cowboy events ‘just a way of life’ for Mather

By Brenda Young An informal gathering of friends with common interests many years ago in the Liberty Hill Roping Club set the stage for a lifelong love of individual and team roping events for James Mather. On May 9, he will see the fruits of his labor with his induction into the Liberty Hill Cowboy […]

Career with kids, horses leads rancher to Cowboy Hall of Fame

By Brenda Young With a lifetime devoted to a career in juvenile law enforcement and a love of ranching, Steve Robinson said he is very pleased to be honored as one of four inductees into this year’s Liberty Hill Cowboy Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame began two years ago for the purpose of […]

Cowboy Hall of Fame names Mather first female inductee

By Brenda Young Carrying the torch of family tradition, Connie Sue Foust Mather recently learned she is the first female inductee into the Liberty Hill Cowboy Hall of Fame. The presentation of her award is set for Saturday, May 10 during the Liberty Hill Pro Rodeo. Connie Sue’s father, Elroy Foust, was the first recipient […]

Fellowship Church’s mission field reaches beyond Liberty Hill

By SHELLY WILKISON More than 50 people donated blood April 19 as part Fellowship Church’s annual Easter blood drive. “Jesus shed his blood for us. The least we can do is share our blood with others,” said Pastor Michael Wright. Wright said the annual blood drive with the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas  […]

Hernandez is National Super Chef Semi-finalist

By Dana Delgado The seemingly long wait for Noelia Hernandez ended last Thursday in an emotional surprise announcement at Liberty Hill Intermediate School. Before a gym filled with students and staff, Miss Hernandez was named as a regional finalist in the Future Chef Contest sponsored by Sodexo, the food service management company that oversees the […]

Liberty Hill unites to show ‘grace for Mace’

By SHELLY WILKISON More than 500 people filled seats at Liberty Hill High School Auditorium April 18 and donated generously to support the family of senior Mason Endres, who was seriously injured by an intoxicated driver during SXSW in March. While the story of Miss Endres’ crippling injuries and her continued recovery has become national […]

Joseph family, newspaper offer college scholarship

The family of Troy Carl Joseph, Liberty Hill’s longtime town greeter who passed away in 2011, will continue to award an annual memorial scholarship in his name, again tying it to an essay contest open to all Liberty Hill High School seniors. In partnership with The Liberty Hill Independent, the family will award a $1,000 […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Cowan’s passing jogs memories of fire station’s beginnings

By JAMES WEAR A few days ago I learned that Clyde Cowan had passed away after a long battle with cancer. I can’t recall exactly when I met Clyde, but over the years Clyde — a painter and drywall finisher by trade — helped me out a number of times on various jobs. Clyde, husband […]

UT students choose Liberty Hill as site for short film

By Dana Delgado A fictional gruesome discovery in the woods of Liberty Hill was the backdrop last Saturday for a student film crew from the University of Texas at Austin. As a project for an advanced film production class at UT and to enhance their individual film portfolios, 15 film crew members along with three […]