2007-07-05

By Judith Pannebaker

Approximately 25 months after a Lakehills man, in a fit of temper, nearly killed his girlfriend’s then-5-month-old son, little Dalton Oliver finally received justice.

2007-07-05

By David Arny

The September 24, 2006, arrest of Bandera County Attorney Kerry Schneider’s 22-year-old son, Wesley Michael Schneider, will not be prosecuted according to a Special Prosecutor for the Bandera County Attorney.

2007-07-05

By Hana Manal

To inspire young students’ interest in computer science, software genius Bill Gates founded the five-year-old Imagine Cup, a competition based on students’ abilities in program design.

2007-07-05

By Judith Pannebaker

Not being shown on its maiden voyage, we repeat, not being shown on its maiden voyage was the new-to-the-Bandera County Sheriff’s Office 2002 model Sea Fox

2007-07-12

By Judith Pannebaker

Two hot button issues will be discussed during the quarterly directors’ meeting of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, set for 7 pm, Thursday, July 12, at 202 Twelfth Street in the Old County Jail - alleged violations of Rule 15 and drilling a monitor well for the City of Bandera.

2007-07-12

By David Arny

Two local men facing similar charges over two separate incidents involving dead dogs were scheduled for hearings Tuesday, July 10, at the Bandera County Courthouse.

2007-07-12

By David Arny

An early afternoon crash Saturday, July 7, may have badly damaged both light-duty pickup trucks involved, but drivers Louis Thaler of Pipe Creek and Margaret Norman managed to escape serious injury in the accident.

2007-07-12

By Judith Pannebaker

To work with Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker on “law enforcement issues and policies,” Bandera County Commissioners have hired San Antonio attorney George E. Hyde of Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, PC - to the tune of $150 per hour.

2007-07-12

By Judith Pannebaker

During their first official “tour de duty,” Bandera Police Department Reserve Officers Chris Flores and Andy Adam caused quite a stir as they patrolled the annual Fourth of July Pet Parade.

2007-07-12

Contributed

Administrators with Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital in Kerrville recently announced the appointment of Milton L. Dare, FACHE, as director of development.

2007-07-12

By Judith Pannebaker

“Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet …”

2007-07-19

By Judith Pannebaker

County River Authority and Groundwater District Directors tackled a trio of sticky agenda items, punctuated by somewhat emotional commentary. At the end of the evening, all three items will be back on the agenda for action at a special-called meeting to be scheduled within 30 days.

2007-07-19

By Judith Pannebaker

District 73 State Rep. Nathan Macias provided the Bandera County Republican Women with a succinct and timely legislative update during the group’s Friday, July 13, meeting. Macias represents 150,000 citizens inBandera, Comal, Gillespie and Kendall counties.

2007-07-19

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County will be getting more residential units after county commissioners recently approved a pair of subdivision final plats.

2007-07-19

Contributed

District 21 US Representative Lamar Smith is making strides to obtain $200,000 for Bandera County’s three community libraries. 

2007-07-19

Contributed

After recent heavy rains and flooding, standing water has become a prime breeding ground for illness-causing mosquitoes

2007-07-26

By David Arny and Judith

Deputies with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office apprehended an alleged capital murderer in Lakehills at 8:17 am on Wednesday, July 25, after an all-night manhunt, according to Sheriff Weldon Tucker.

2007-07-26

By David Arny

A San Antonio man hiking with several family members on the rugged back trails of the Lost Maples State Natural Area was killed instantly when lightning struck a tree the group had sought refuge beneath during a heavy thunderstorm.

2007-07-26

By Judith Pannebaker

The third time proved the charm for Smithers Merchant Builders, LP, whose request for city utility extensions across the Medina River to serve a proposed nursing home utility was finally approved by Bandera City Council.

2007-07-26

Contributed

Motorists involved in a two-vehicle collision the afternoon of Friday, July 20, were fortunate to escape serious injuries. During what was described by one of the drivers as a “blinding downpour” on FM 1283 at Red Bluff Creek, a 1999 Honda Accord was hit head-on by a 1996 Ford F250 pickup as the driver of the Honda attempted to turn west onto Red Bluff Ranch Road.

2007-07-26

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera City Council recently discovered the high price of “24/7” law enforcement protection for city residents.

2007-07-26

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera City Council’s wish for a water report was finally answered, confirming an oft-repeated belief that a monitoring well in the city would provide the groundwater district with necessary critical data.

2007-07-26

By Judith Pannebaker

A recent decision of the United States Western District Court of Texas makes it likely several native pecan trees along Highway 16 North toward Kerrville will be removed in the name of public safety, according to a press release issued by the Texas Department of Transportation. However, unwilling to let the trees come tumbling down quietly, John Payne, attorney for plaintiff Medina resident Jacquelynn R. Kyle, indicated he planned to file an appeal with the US Fifth Circuit Court in New Orleans.

2007-07-26

By John C. Payne

Editor’s note: This is Bandera attorney John Payne’s complete response to the recent ruling by the United States Western District Court of Texas which ostensibly “sealed” the fate of two pecan trees along Highway 16 North. Payne serves as attorney for plaintiff Medina resident Jacquelynn R. Kyle in continuing litigation aimed at saving the grove.

2007-07-26

Contributed

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has urged Texas consumers to heed instructions issued in a nationwide recall of hot dog sauces and other products manufactured by Castleberry Food Products, Augusta, Georgia.