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 […]

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 […]

Floor outlet covers from top to bottom

By Brenda Young Jason Roman opened his newest retail franchise in Liberty Hill only three weeks ago, and he couldn’t be happier with the response he has received in his new hometown. A native of East Texas, Roman owns and operates the USA Flooring Outlet franchise he started 13 years ago. “We had kind of […]

Panthers move to Regional Semifinals vs Lubbock Cooper

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers baseball team is moving onto the Regional Semifinal round this weekend after sweeping Stephenville in a best-of-three series last week. The Panthers relied on clutch hitting in Game One and elite run scoring in Game Two to sink their opponents and move onto the next round. Liberty Hill […]

Calhoun opens Liberty Hill chiropractic practice

By Dana Delgado When Dr. Lynn Emmett Calhoun’s chiropractic practice went up in flames in March in Cedar Park, the veteran chiropractor decided to move his business closer to home in Liberty Hill. The move would provide more time with the family as well as allow greater time with his beloved horses. Furthermore, it would […]

Mahlon’s blends family values with business success

By Brenda Young LEANDER  — When Bob Wolesensky was growing up in Nebraska, he came across a delicious snack that would set the stage for a lifelong love of beef jerky and eventually turn into a successful business with his wife and three children. Wolesensky and his wife Tyree are the owners of Mahlon’s Microcrafted […]