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 […]

Despite traffic concerns, P&Z recommends approval of permit for four-plexes

By SHELLY WILKISON A request by a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission to obtain a conditional use permit to place three four-plexes on Stubblefield Lane was approved by his fellow commissioners Tuesday over the objections of two residents who said neighborhood roadways cannot handle the increased traffic. After hearing the concerns of residents, […]

Mosquito prevention program expands testing in county

By Brenda Young In an effort to stop the occurrence of West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) has expanded its testing program and is focusing efforts on alerting and educating citizens about personal protection and disease prevention. “We are expanding our testing to try to locate […]

LHISD passing rates stable on STAAR

A report presented to school trustees Monday showed passing rates of Liberty Hill students on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) this spring remained stable with previous years. While passing rates in math, reading and writing fluctuated by one to two points from previous years, overall the scores remained competitive with those […]

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 […]

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 […]