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Christian Business Leaders coordinate family helping project for the holidays

By Dana Delgado Nothing transcends the essence of the holidays than the spirit of sharing and giving. That’s what motivated “CHRISTmas Blessings, Love Abounds” (Christian Business Leaders Association) board members to organize and coordinate a project that assists persons in need within the community, said CBLA President Eric Van Natter. “It was determined through much discussion that Christmas […]

LH Police: Nothing unusual about recent burglaries

By SEAN SHAPIRO Nacona McDowell is still waiting for answers after a break-in at Hobo Junction last week. Sometime between 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 7 a.m. the following morning someone broke in through the window near the bathroom of the restaurant at 3000 Ranch Road 1869. “That’s a pretty tall window, so they […]

Council agrees to MUD 19 plan to annex land, postpones wastewater discussion

The Liberty Hill City Council postponed discussion on two of the most important issues on Monday’s regular meeting agenda, but did adopt a resolution agreeing to the inclusion of additional land into MUD 19. With all members present Monday, the Council delayed discussion on an infrastructure plan for water and wastewater. The Council agreed to […]

Panther Stadium will host playoff game, generate funds for LHISD

By SEAN SHAPIRO Liberty Hill’s varsity football team may be headed to Copperas Cove on Friday, but Panther Stadium will still be part of the bi-district playoff action. Waco La Vega and Canyon Lake, one of Liberty Hill’s district rivals, will play their first-round neutral site game at Panther Stadium, which opened in 2013. Frank […]

LHISD on fast track for first Special Olympics

Christoper Klepper, a newly-hired adapted physical education teacher, has been appointed as the school district’s Special Olympics coordinator.  Coach Klepper is a native of Austin and is a former collegiate All-American tennis player. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado For the first time ever, local special needs athletes will have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics as part of Team Liberty Hill. Entry into the Special Olympics by the Liberty Hill Independent School District is a major victory for local special needs students with intellectual disabilities. Previously, interested local […]

Liberty Hill follows state voting trends to elect Republicans with 35% turnout

During heavy voting periods Tuesday, Liberty Hill residents waited in slow-moving lines at Liberty Hill High School to cast their ballots. Voters re-elected Republican incumbents for county and legislative offices. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO The lines started early Tuesday morning as voters waited to cast their ballots in the midterm elections. At Liberty Hill High School, the line weaved out the door and down the long sidewalk throughout the day. That steady flow of voters was the norm across the county. It continued into the evening. […]

The Independent will serve as publication for student journalists

Journalism students from Liberty Hill High School will become the newest contributors this month to their community newspaper under a unique arrangement between the school district and The Liberty Hill Independent. Beginning Nov. 13, The Independent will begin publishing the stories, photographs, graphics and video generated by the 24 students in the school’s first journalism […]

Festival offers gun enthusiasts chance to try products

By SEAN SHAPIRO Gun enthusiasts from all over Central Texas, and likely the state, will make their way to Liberty Hill on Saturday and Sunday for the Texas International Firearms Festival. The event is a consumer-driven event, which will put company representatives face-to-face with potential customers. Those in attendance will be able to test the […]

Living with battlefield disabilities, Coffey humbled by Liberty Hill support

From left, Lana Henley, Elizabeth Horne, Ray Coffey, Gary Henley, Melanie Coffey and Ed Horne stand in front of the Coffeys’ future home in Santa Rita Ranch. Henley Homes is building the house through Operation Finally Home, while Ed and Elizabeth Horne donated the lot. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO By the time his new home is move-in ready, Clifton “Ray” Coffey may have enough photos to make a flipbook of the builders’ progress. At each phase of the house, Coffey and his wife, Melanie, have made the trip to Santa Rita Ranch to check on the progress, take photos, and most […]

Council raises water, wastewater rates

By SHELLY WILKISON The Liberty Hill City Council voted 4-1 Monday to increase rates for water and wastewater service effective Dec. 1. With Councilmember Liz Rundzieher voting no, the panel responded to a rate study that showed water rates should be increased by 5 percent and wastewater rates should increase 7 percent. Water and wastewater […]