2007-12-06

By Judith Pannebaker

After a six-day search, Kansas law enforcement officers discovered the body of a missing 18-year-old former Bandera High School student.

2007-12-06

By Judith Pannebaker

A special committee, appointed by Bandera Mayor Denise Griffin, recently began evaluating nine proposals submitted by consulting firms interested in providing the municipality with a comprehensive land use (master) plan.

2007-12-06

By Judith Pannebaker

Break out the Christmas lights and bundle up in your warmest sweaters - Christmas has arrived in Bandera County. The recent cold snap put everyone in the mood for a rock ‘em, sock ‘em holiday season

2007-12-06

By David Arny

Several local citizens were recently dismayed after discovering the wording of the Bandera Independent School District calendar for the upcoming student, staff and faculty holiday schedule.

2007-12-06

The following individuals were handed true bills by the 216th District Grand Jury after convening Nov. 26.

2007-12-06

Contributed

Republican State Representative Nathan Macias submitted paperwork for the upcoming March 4 primary election on Monday, Dec. 3, making him one of the first elected officials to announce his candidacy.

2007-12-13

By David Arny

Shortly after midnight Monday, Dec. 10, a routine traffic stop by a deputy with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the recovery of a missing rental truck and an estimated $50,000 worth of stolen tools and appliances,

2007-12-13

By Judith Pannebaker

There’s no doubt a circus atmosphere reigned at the Thursday, Dec. 6, city council meeting; however, opinions may differ on who played the roles of ringmaster, clown, tightrope walker and tame lion.

2007-12-13

Contributed

My name is Steve Schaefer, and I’m running for county attorney.

2007-12-13

Contributed

United States District 25 Rep. Lamar Smith recently announced that the Pipe Creek Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $13,702 grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

2007-12-13

By Judith Pannebaker

A freight train-style development perceived as inexorably barreling down the track into Medina and Bandera counties was recently derailed by trustees with the San Antonio Water System.

2007-12-13

By David Arny

Bandera Police Chief James Eigner, a cadre of his officers and two local constables recently broke up a suspected marijuana ring operating a stone’s throw from Bandera Senior High School.

2007-12-13

By David Arny

A speeding motorcyclist evading law enforcement officers in the Lakehills area inadvertently helped deputies recover a stick of dynamite stolen over a year ago - the object of a search that had included federal agents.

2007-12-20

By Judith Pannebaker

If all goes according to Steve Ball’s calculations, the City of Bandera will have a new centerpiece in keeping with the city’s historical demeanor - perhaps as early as 2009.

2007-12-20

By Judith Pannebaker

Once again, Precinct 2 Commissioner Bobby Harris interrupted Bandera County Commissioners’ “business as usual” by tossing a Baby Ruth into their pre-holiday punchbowl on Thursday, Dec. 13.

2007-12-20

by David Arny

Pipe Creek EMTs Jennalee Teich and Gary Davis treated a motorist for minor injuries following a rollover accident on Highway 46 Friday, Dec. 14, just west of Red Bluff Creek.

2007-12-20

Contributed

My name is Richard Keese and I am announcing my candidacy for re-election as your Bandera County Commissioner for Precinct 3.

2007-12-20

By David Arny

Following a year-long effort to obtain a more “fair and equitable” property tax evaluation from the Bandera County Central Appraisal District, Scenic Harbor landowner JA “Tony” Gonzalez declared victory after settlement of his lawsuit in the 216th District Court.

2007-12-20

By Captain Ilene Stephens

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Senior Master Sergeant R. Luke Williams recently attended the Texas Wing Cadet Training and Education Program’s Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA) at Camp Mabry in Austin.

2007-12-27

By David Arny

Following the arrest of 50-year-old Stephen Zody on unrelated charges, more than $10,000 worth of stolen goods were found in the Pipe Creek resident’s possession on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

2007-12-27

By Judith Pannebaker

James Hannah and Robert Koimn received early Christmas presents from the Bandera City Council. Perhaps due, in part, to the absence of their chief antagonist, Mayor Pro Tem Monica Halsey, both were allowed to remain on the planning and zoning commission.

2007-12-27

By Judith Pannebaker

Israel Mireles, wanted in connection with the brutal slaying of a former Bandera Independent School District student, has been arrested in Mexico. His capture was credited to Mexican police officers working with the United States Marshal Service.

2007-12-27

By Judith Pannebaker

Eight families living along Red Bluff Ranch Road had reason to rejoice this holiday season. A bridge over the occassionally troubled waters of Red Bluff Creek is set for reconstruction.

2007-12-27

Contributed

Bruce Eliker of Pipe Creek has announced his bid for re-election for Bandera County Precinct 1 Commissioner.