2007-08-02

By David Arny

According to information from Bandera and Kendall County Sheriff’s investigators, a couple accused of murdering a Pizza Hut deliveryman near Boerne on the evening of July 20 may also be implicated in the late night mugging of a female tourist visiting the San Antonio Riverwalk on July 12.

2007-08-02

By Hana Manal

Marion Ray Heisler Jr., 37, of Lakehills, was recently indicted on four counts of possession of child pornography and one count of aggravated sexual assault. After his indictment on Monday, May 21, Heisler was true-billed Monday, June 18, by a 216th Judicial District Grand Jury.

2007-08-02

Contributed

House Republicans recently introduced legislation to help law enforcement officials combat violent crime, prevent terrorism and protect America’s children from sexual predators.

2007-08-02

By Judith Pannebaker

United States District 21 Representative Lamar Smith recently endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as Republican nominee in the 2008 presidential election, joining his House colleague Mike Conaway and former Congressman Henry Bonilla.

2007-08-02

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Tax Assessor and Collector MaeVion Meyers brought a suggestion to county commissioners that could eventually reduce residents’ current property tax rates

2007-08-02

Contributed

The United States House of Representative Committee on the Judiciary recently passed HR 1908, the Patent Reform Act of 2007, sponsored by District 25 Rep. Lamar Smith. According to Smith, ranking member on the committee, the bill represents the most significant update to patent law since the act was written in 1952.

2007-08-09

By Judith Pannebaker

John Heinen of Bandera was arrested Thursday, August 2, by Lt. Neil McLean of the Bandera Police Department on four charges - a felony motion to revoke probation and a misdemeanor warrant from an outside agency, as well as two capias pro fine warrants.

2007-08-09

By David Arny and Judith

According to a source speaking on the condition of anonymity, Texas Department of Transportation personnel, assisted by private contractors, including armed security guards, removed two increasingly controversial pecan trees during the night of Wednesday, August 1.

2007-08-09

By Judith Pannebaker

Concerned and inquisitive citizens are costing Bandera County a passel of money, County Judge Richard Evans indicated recently.

2007-08-09

By Judith Pannebaker

Marlene Haevner, director of the Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League, made an impassioned plea to Bandera County Commissioners for increased assistance - both fiscal and physical - at the county animal shelter.

2007-08-09

By Judith Pannebaker

It looks like more canned goods will be flying off shelves in local Texas kitchens and pantries after H-E-B recalled one of their house brand products, adding to the botulism brouhaha.

2007-08-09

Contributed

Repairs continue on Old Medina Highway at the intersection with Dallas Street, where a collapsing roadbed next to a manhole cover continues to cause problems.

2007-08-09

Contributed

Get out the binoculars and telescopes and crank back the lounge chairs. The height of the Perseid Meteor shower will occur the night of Sunday, August 12, and continue until dawn the next morning.

2007-08-09

Contributed

Local law enforcement officers with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office and Bandera Police Department are planning events to celebrate National Night Out,

2007-08-16

By Judith Pannebaker

Being cowboy-centric, most residents of Bandera County are used to working around livestock. Horses are ridden, broncs bucked, calves roped and steers wrestled without a murmur. However, the so-called high-diving mules, currently on exhibition at a local dude ranch, have left local animal lovers crying, “Foul.”

2007-08-16

By Judith Pannebaker

A Kendall County Grand Jury recently indicted a Bandera County resident and his girlfriend on capital murder charges stemming from last month’s murder and robbery of a pizza delivery man near Boerne.

2007-08-16

By David Arny

An afternoon outing on Lake Medina turned tragic for the family and friends of Alverto C. Alverado Jr. of San Antonio, Sunday, August 12.

2007-08-16

Contributed

A one-vehicle accident that occurred shortly after 5 pm Monday, August 13 claimed the life of local resident Curtis Rose, 88. While returning from Kerrville and traveling east on FM 3240, a 1996 Chevy pickup truck driven by Daria Rose, the deceased man’s wife, reportedly drifted partially onto the highway shoulder.

2007-08-16

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater Directors called a special meeting on Tuesday, August 14, to discuss and take action on a trifecta of vexing problems.

2007-08-16

Contributed

Penny-pinching parents listen up. This weekend you can shop till you drop for your progeny’s school clothes, shoes and even backpacks without paying a cent of state and local sales taxes.

2007-08-16

By David Arny

Eleven 90-gallon storage bins containing approximately $175 worth of donated recyclable aluminum cans were taken by thieves from the Bandera County dump station at Pipe Creek between 5 pm Wednesday, August 15, and the morning of Saturday, August 18.

2007-08-16

By Judith Pannebaker

Recently, 216th Assistant District Attorney Lucy Cavazos Wilke discussed the probable prosecution of capital murder suspects, Karl Anthony Hodson, 20, of Lakehills, and Jenilee Ann Sheppard, 22, of San Antonio.

2007-08-23

By Judith Pannebaker

An ill-starred attempt to cross an overflowing creek traversing the Bandera River Ranch subdivision nearly ended in tragedy for the driver of a pickup truck and his two passengers on the rain-soaked evening of Thursday, August 16.

2007-08-23

By Judith Pannebaker

A Bandera County Grand Jury recently passed for indicting Bandera resident John Heinen on intoxication manslaughter, a charge that stemmed from an April vehicular accident in which his brother was killed.

2007-08-23

By Judith Pannebaker

In response to Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District directors’ perceived non-action regarding installation of a monitoring well within the city, Bandera City Council members and Mayor Denise Griffin plan to attend a special BCRAGD meeting scheduled for 7 pm, Thursday, August 30.

2007-08-23

Contributed

District 73 State Representative Nathan Macias opened his district office at 160 Creekside Park, Suite 206 in Bulverde on Monday, August 20.

2007-08-23

By Judith Pannebaker

It’s not goose-hunting season in Texas, but, even if it were, hunters wouldn’t be allowed to bag the pet geese waddling happily by and paddling in the Medina River. Yet, that’s just what one dunderhead attempted to do recently.

2007-08-23

By David Arny

Already plagued with water quality which one resident deemed “horrible,” a scheduled rate increase of approximately 87 percent has residents in the Holiday Village and Medina Lake Shores subdivisions crying foul and circulating a petition in hopes of state intervention.

2007-08-23

Contributed

A late-afternoon accident, involving two motorcyclists from San Antonio, took place Tuesday, August 14, 2.5 miles north of Medina on Highway 16. Kevin Garza, 21, was transported by Life Flight to University Medical Center in San Antonio following the mishap.

2007-08-30

By Judith Pannebaker

Flames decimated half a block of historic buildings housing businesses on Bandera’s Main Street earlier this week. The conflagration came just four days before Labor Day weekend’s “Celebrate Bandera,” one of the year’s biggest tourist-drawing events.

2007-08-30

By David Arny

A Bandera Country Grand Jury indicted a former teacher of gifted and talented students at Alkek Elementary School for possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone - a third degree felony.

2007-08-30

By Judith Pannebaker

An apparent “eyes only” memo from Bandera Mayor Denise Griffin and Municipal Attorney Monte Akers to members of the city planning and zoning commission recently resulted in the rolling eyes of confused commissioners.

2007-08-30

By Judith Pannebaker

An apparent “eyes only” memo from Bandera Mayor Denise Griffin and Municipal Attorney Monte Akers to members of the city planning and zoning commission recently resulted in the rolling eyes of confused commissioners.

2007-08-30

By Judith Pannebaker

Financial woes are seemingly relative because what’s bad for investors in the New York Stock Exchange seems to be good for Bandera County, saving it “some serious coin,” noted the county’s financial advisor.