2007-11-01

By David Arny

A Bandera man was fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 26, three miles south of the Bandera-Kerr County line, on Highway 173 North.

2007-11-01

By David Arny

Already facing charges which could result in a lifetime behind bars, accused pedophile Marion Ray Heisler Jr. was indicted for indecency with a child with contact by a 216th District Grand Jury Monday, Oct. 22, in Bandera.

2007-11-01

By Judith Pannebaker

A controversial Bandera City Council decision to supply municipal water and sewer utility services to a proposed health care facility to be constructed at the intersection of Highway 173 South and FM 1077 may have hit a snag.

2007-11-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Anyone who doesn’t look forward to forking over cash to motor along roadways ostensibly already purchased by the fruit of Texas taxpayers’ labor should attend the Friday, Nov. 2 meeting of the Bandera County Republican Women.

2007-11-01

By David Arny

An unwillingness to take “no” for an answer has apparently secured Bandera County resident Thomas A. Bregel the road repairs he has sought from local authorities for over eight years.

2007-11-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Hang on to yer hats. It’s time for another of Bandera’s iconic celebrations, Hunters Opening Weekend, featuring the world famous Hunter’s Bar-B-Q & Outdoor Expo, sponsored by the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce.

2007-11-01

By Judith Pannebaker

The work of political cartoonist, Dennis Allyn, debuts in this edition of the Bandera County Courier. His political takes on local issues will be featured regularly on page 4, the editorial page, in the paper’s A section.

2007-11-08

By Judith Pannebaker

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice treaty signed in a drizzling rain in France’s Compiègne Forest signaled the end of “the war to end all wars.”

2007-11-08

By David Arny

Like playing the carnival game “Whack-a-Mole” - where every time an ugly pest’s head is smacked with a mallet, another pops up - two more clandestine methamphetamine labs in the county were recently put out of business

2007-11-08

By Judith Pannebaker

A civil lawsuit filed against the Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League and Executive Director Marlene Heavner has developed more twists and turns than Highway 16 wending its way north.

2007-11-08

Contributed

Texas voters approved all 16 constitutional amendments Tuesday, Nov. 6, according to unofficial results from the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

2007-11-15

By David Arny

Keeping Bandera County Sheriff’s Investigators busy until the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 10 and 11, the Lost Valley Ranch was the scene of two consecutive meth lab busts, followed by yet another seizure in Pipe Creek.

2007-11-15

By Judith Pannebaker

Nine parties privy to the installation of utility lines to serve the Bandera Skilled Nursing Center project saddled up and prepared to move out during a pre-construction meeting at Bandera City Hall, Wednesday, Nov. 7.

2007-11-15

By David Arny

A Bandera couple was killed and two Central Texas women injured in a Saturday, Nov. 10, collision on Highway 46 at Madrona Ranch Road in eastern Bandera County.

2007-11-15

Contributed

Frances Kaiser has authorized the announcement of her candidacy in the March Republican primary for Bandera County Sheriff and has designated Keith Mansfield as her campaign treasurer.

2007-11-15

By Judith Pannebaker

As the adage goes, “The wheels of justice grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine.”

2007-11-15

By Judith Pannebaker

Local grasses that grew “stirrup high” this year due to plentiful rain throughout the spring and summer have now turned into fire hazards, warned Bandera County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser.

2007-11-22

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County officials and employees, as well as 216th District movers and shakers, and, thrown in for good measure, a judge on the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals gathered at 3448 Highway 173 North for a long-awaited ceremonial groundbreaking for the Bandera County Jail and Justice Center.

2007-11-22

by Judith Pannebaker

In Tuna, Texas - purportedly the third smallest town in the state - denizen Harold Dean Lattimer delivered the daily weather report. As “radio personalities” Arles Struvie and Thurston Wheelis remarked, even though a water spout over Bumiller’s Pond picked him up and dropped Lattimer into Dewey County, “He still got that (weather) report in on time.”

2007-11-22

by David Arny

“Activist” is a term which conjures up images of a wild-eyed rabble-rouser with a much broader agenda than the cause du jour for which they fight. Striving to save the whales one day and holding candlelight vigils to end the death penalty the next, some folks seem to be born tilting at windmills, like Don Quixote and his obsessive quest.

2007-11-22

By Judith Pannebaker

On the advice of County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser, Bandera County Commissioners imposed a countywide burn ban effective immediately during a special Monday, Nov. 19, meeting.

2007-11-22

By Judith Pannebaker

“If anyone thinks my officers are going to come to a screeching halt at the city limit sign, they’re mistaken,” said Bandera Police Chief Jim Eigner, during a recent interview regarding the legal jurisdiction of his department.

2007-11-22

by David Arny

A standing room only crowd of students and parents attended the November meeting of the Bandera ISD Board of Trustees as some audience members voiced their displeasure over recent changes implemented by the board.

2007-11-29

By Judith Pannebaker

A story about a civil lawsuit filed against Bandera’s Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League and its Founder and Director Marlene Heavner led San Antonio’s KENS 5 10 pm television newscast, Tuesday, Nov. 20.

2007-11-29

By Judith Pannebaker

It didn’t take long for United States District 21 Congressman Lamar Smith and his fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives to respond to a nascent effort allowing states to issue drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants.

2007-11-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Developers attempting to launch an innovative subdivision in Bandera County found themselves in the middle of a Catch 22 situation during a recent meeting of Bandera County Commissioners Court.

2007-11-29

By Judith Pannebaker

“Buy local” was the mantra at the Monday, Nov. 19, meeting of Bandera County Commissioners Court.

2007-11-29

Contributed

Due to the skill and dedication of the members of their local volunteer fire department, Medina Lake residents have reason to feel safer these days.

2007-11-29

Contributed

A welder working on a trailer converted into a storage space accidentally sparked a fire which completely destroyed the structure north of Medina Nov. 16