Hernandez loses leg, but won’t be defeated by diabetes

By SHELLY WILKISON Twenty years ago, he learned that he had diabetes. Immediately, doctors prescribed pills and insulin and Izzy Hernandez believed the medications were keeping the disease under control. As the years passed, most days he felt fine. Then last summer on a family vacation to El Paso, he noticed a blister on the […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Myers spread love throughout Liberty Hill

By JAMES WEAR Of all the folks I’ve met during my years in Liberty Hill, perhaps none impressed me more than Gloria Myers and her husband Jim. Gloria operated a tiny flower shop downtown next door to the cafe, and from there she, in her own special and unique way, touched many lives. She reminded […]

Hobbit Hollow artists find new creativity in retirement

By Brenda Young Deep within a wooded area of the Durham Park subdivision in Liberty Hill stands a studio where ideas and artistry come to life. In business only a few short months, Hobbit Hollow Workshop flows with the ideas of Roger Pierce and Michael Hubbard, both retired from earlier full-time careers. The collaboration began […]

A devoted husband, father, Canady helped shape the future for Liberty Hill

By SHELLY WILKISON Charles Canady grew up believing that self reliance, hard work, physical strength, family ties and lifelong relationships, along with an unshakable faith could be counted on to move successfully from one day to the next. He is a collector of clocks — old dilapidated ones, the ones he could repair — and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]