2007-03-01

By David Arny

From an original list of 20 applications, pared down to four individuals when Bandera City Council members met in emergency session Wednesday, Feb. 21, retired San Antonio Police Department Sergeant James A. Eigner was selected as the new Chief of Police

2007-03-01

By Stephanie Day

Along with opening Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for the construction of Bandera’s new $11.3 million jail Feb. 22, Bandera County Commissioners took a sneak peek at the amended floor plan of the jail.

2007-03-01

By David Arny

New traffic signals being installed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) at the intersection of SH 16 and FM 1283 are expected to help minimize the number of vehicle collisions which are not uncommon at that location.

2007-03-01

By Stephanie Day

Thanks to the Texas taxpayer-funded Texas Commission on Environmental Control, Bandera County taxpayers will get squeezed for $14,000 to test and clean up 80 gallons of hazardous material that is not hazardous,

2007-03-01

By David Arny

Tarpley eatery Mac and Ernie’s, much-loved by local patrons for its gourmet dishes, was the location of a film shoot Sunday, Feb. 25, for an upcoming program on cable TV’s The Food Network.

2007-03-08

By Stephanie Day

A call to the Bandera County Sheriff’s Department at around noon on Tuesday, March 6, stating that two trees were on fire in Medina proved the predecessor of a harrowing blaze that pushed 13 Medina residents out

2007-03-08

By Stephanie Day

With drought continuing, the Great Southern Realty Company of Lakehills applied for a water use permit to maintain a dam and reservoir at Twin Lakes, 3.6 miles north of Bandera.

2007-03-08

By Stephanie Day

It was not the intended outcome, but a Feb. 21 summary by Attorney General Greg Abbott effectively closed down normal operations in the county and district clerks’ offices Wednesday, Feb. 21.

2007-03-08

Contributed

Bandera County is under a 15-day disaster declaration, a pro-active approach to preventing wild fires. Bandera County Judge Richard Evans has mandated an emergency order prohibiting outdoor burning.

2007-03-08

By Stephanie Day

Bandera County Commissioners Court took a field trip around the courthouse with County Extension Agent Warren Thigpen on Thursday, March 1, to determine which trees need to stay and which trees need to go.

2007-03-08

By Stephanie Day

Mulberry Street and Bandera Boulevard between 15th Street and Buck Creek will be closed for the reconstruction of Bandera Crossing starting March 12.

2007-03-08

By David Arny

A chance glance sent a Bandera County resident scurrying to find a paleontologist or archeologist in hopes of solving a millennium’s old mystery.

2007-03-15

By David Arny

Boots still wet from his and his family’s ordeal the night before, Ric Reyes watched the rear windshield wiper arc back and forth slowly on his Jeep Liberty as it rested at an angle atop a pile of debris

2007-03-22

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker suffered a legal setback recently when the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an earlier district court summary judgment in his favor.

2007-03-22

By David Arny

The Bandera City Council met in a special session Thursday, March 15, to consider several violations of the city’s Substandard Building Ordinance.

2007-03-22

By Judith Pannebaker

Taking a proactive approach to the growing requirements of the Hill Country’s graying population, administrators from the Alamo Area Council of Governments recently held a focus group at the Silver Sage Corral Senior Activity Center.

2007-03-22

Fresh from a weekend of backpacking at Lost Maples State Park, Boy Scout Troop 99 from St. Thomas More Catholic Church

2007-03-29

By David Arny

Multiple lines of thunderstorms moving across central Texas on Sunday and Monday, March 25 and 26, dumped four to six inches of rain on ground still damp from downpours the previous week . The storms made river and creek crossings in parts of Bandera County impassable for several hours Tuesday afternoon.

2007-03-29

by David Arny

A Bandera Volunteer Firefighter gathers his equipment after extricating a passenger injured in a two-car collision on SH 173 north of Bandera near Happy Hollow Roa

2007-03-29

By Judith Pannebaker

The world continues to change and evolve, and to remain competitive, traditional institutions, like newspapers, must follow suit.

2007-03-29

Contributed

“How the West Was Won,” a charity event to benefit the Bandera Sports Complex and Bandera Community Foundation, has been cancelled due to Bandera’s crammed social calendar, according Dan Wise, BCF president-elect.

2007-03-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Plans for the new Bandera County Jail and Justice Center on Highway 173 moved along as Bandera County Judge Richard Evans opened sealed requests for proposals for the position of construction manager at risk during the Thursday, March 22, meeting of commissioners court.

2007-03-29

By Lynn Cuny

A well-worn cliché holds canines to be “man’s best friend.” While dogs have shared our firesides for millennia, hunting and scavenging alongside us in our quest for survival, it may be the horse to whom our nation owes the deepest debt of gratitude.

2007-03-29

Contributed

Cold has become the hottest method used by naturopathic practitioners to treat certain inflammatory diseases. One of cryogenics foremost proponents is located here in the Hill Country.

2007-03-29

Contributed

Convinced that home foreclosures will rise dramatically in the next two years, Dr. Mark Dotzour, chief economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M, warned about a new scam threatening homebuyers seeking relief from financial problems