2007-02-01

By Stephanie Day

Trent Touch, 46, and Evelyn Touch, 49, of San Antonio were arrested by Texas Parks and Wildlife Saturday, Jan. 27 following the dumping of dead deer in the Medina River in Medina.

2007-02-01

By David Arny

State Representative Nathan Macias was the featured guest at the fourth annual Concerned Citizens of Bandera County (CCBC) membership meeting Saturday, Jan. 27, at the First Baptist Church. Macias represents District 73, of which Bandera County is part.

2007-02-01

Contributed

Bandera County law enforcement used a new tool that resulted in 14 drug-related grand jury indictments in January-money seized from drug dealers.

2007-02-01

By David Arny

A three-car collision Saturday, Jan. 27, near Pipe Creek resulted in two Bandera residents being transported to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

2007-02-01

By Stephanie Day

Most of the Jan. 25 Bandera County Commissioners Court meeting that was not spent giving accolades for the county’s emergency management personnel’s-especially volunteer Emergency Management Coordinator Ralph Dresser-handling of the Jan. 15-17 ice storm was spent on planning the county’s new $11.3 million jail.

2007-02-01

By Stephanie Day

With Bandera County Judge Richard Evans pointing out that incarcerating a juvenile costs the county $90 per day, it was easy to swing a unanimous vote for supporting youth, 4-H and other non-profit groups that use Mansfield Park. Commissioners agreed, at their Jan. 25 meeting, to waive Mansfield Park fees for non-profit groups including the 4-H horse project.

2007-02-01

By David Arny

In a closed-door session of the Bandera School Board meeting of January 23, Superintendent Dr. Kevin L. Dyes’ contract was extended from the current 2008-2009 school year to the 2009-2010 school year and he was given a 2 per cent salary increase, effective in 2008.

2007-02-01

Contributed

The Pipe Creek Christian School Civil Air Patrol Squadron 804 has announced the appointment of C/A1C Luke Williams as its first cadet commander. Cadet Williams is an eighth grade student. Also announced is the appointment of C/A1C Mark Zimmerschied, also an eighth grade student, as cadet deputy commander.

2007-02-08

By David Arny

A head-on collision involving two late-model pickup trucks resulted in SH 16, south of Pipe Creek at the Red Bluff Creek bridge, being shut down for approximately two hours on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 3,

2007-02-08

By David Arny

Bandera City Administrator Gene Foerster provided council members and the public with copies of the 2005-2006 annual financial report at the Bandera City Council meeting Thursday, Feb. 1.

2007-02-08

Contributed

The Downs at Bandera was closed for one day last week when state investigators came calling, but apparently it was a miscommunication and the game room was re-opened the next day.

2007-02-15

By Stephanie Day

Bandera County will finally have an up-to-date official list of county maintained roads thanks to a unanimous vote during the Feb. 8 Bandera County Commissioners Court meeting.

2007-02-15

by David Arny

Despite the new dollar-per-pack state tax on cigarettes which went into effect Jan. 1, local tobacco retailers have seen little to indicate a large-scale effort by smokers to kick the habit.

2007-02-22

By David Arny

A rock saw trenching machine being used to lay electrical lines for Bandera’s new streetlights cut into a 3-inch natural gas pipeline on SH 16

2007-02-22

By Stephanie Day

When 1,061 Bandera Independent School District students from fifth through high school (72 percent of the total student population) took a voluntary online student drug and safety survey, only 55 percent of Bandera High School students said they had never used alcohol, cigarettes or marijuana. The state average for the same survey was 58 percent.

2007-02-22

by Stephanie Day

A 17-year-old female Bandera High School student was injured in a traffic accident on SH 16 Monday, Feb. 19, at approximately 7:43 a.m. A vehicle was traveling on the inbound west lane with the student behind it in her truck.

2007-02-22

By Stephanie Day

The OST windows that have spent 86 years gazing out at the county’s history peeked out at intense excitement Friday, Feb. 16, as Bandera’s usually placid Main Street hosted first a gas leak, then a high speed chase.

2007-02-22

By David Arny

A 2003 Harley-Davidson Road King ridden by Vernon Goodpasture, 59, of San Antonio, struck the passenger side door of a 1996 Buick Skylark driven by Arnulfo Montalvan, 61, of Medina Lake, the afternoon of February 19, on SH 16 south near Polly Peak Drive. Goodpasture was thrown from the motorcycle on impact and came to rest approximately 25 feet from the point of collision.

2007-02-22

Contributed

A 2001 Dodge pickup driven by Mary Maltsburger of Bandera failed to negotiate a curve on Peaceful Valley Road Saturday, Feb. 17, and rolled once before coming to a stop next to a roadside fence.

2007-02-22

By Stephanie Day

Thanks to the untiring efforts of Chief Probation Officer Glenn Muennink and Probation Officer Susan Welsh, youth on probation in Bandera County go hiking, bike riding, canoeing, white water rafting, rock climbing and camping-but not for fun.

2007-02-22

Contributed

TAKS testing of students at Hill Country Elementary was postponed Tuesday, Feb. 20, after a failure of an air conditioner motor added smell and smoke to the atmosphere of the school.

2007-02-22

Contributed

Among items on the agenda for the Feb. 15 Bandera City Council meeting was approving the hiring of a new city secretary to take over duties from Sandra Hoyland, who is leaving the position after almost two years on the job. Linda Boshek, one of 12 applicants for the post, has previously worked for Electronic Data Systems Inc. and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Hoyland told the council members that she would still be available for “volunteer work” after her official departure Feb. 28.