2008-11-06

By Stephanie Parker and J

A one-vehicle wreck that occurred late Tuesday, Nov. 3, on the road to Hondo resulted in four deaths.

2008-11-06

By Stephanie Parker and J

A former Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) employee, Susan Cooke Queen, 50, of Pipe Creek

2008-11-06

By Judith Pannebaker

The younger half of a father and son team of methamphetamine manufacturers was recently sentenced - a little over a year since his arrest at a local motel.

2008-11-06

By Stephanie Parker and J

Dean Robert Cardella, a 2006 candidate for Bandera County Judge, failed to tip the scales of justice in his favor by shedding tears on the witness stand

2008-11-06

By Cpt. Luke Parker

We have finally reached our halfway point in the deployment, spirits still remain high and time is flying by more quickly than expected.

2008-11-06

By Stephanie Parker and J

Ken Daniels said the sight of a torn, bleeding woman laying in a ditch along Polly Peak road with two Rottweiler dogs dragging and jerking her around while a third stood guard was “the ugliest sight I’ve ever seen in my life.”

2008-11-06

By Stephanie Parker and J

Artist John Warren Hunter graduated from Bandera High School, an accomplishment for the daydreaming youth who preferred drawing to academics

2008-11-13

By Judith Pannebaker

The Bandera County Courier is investigating rumors that a Bandera County Sheriff’s Office deputy had been alerted about four intoxicated males who were later involved in a fatal traffic accident.

2008-11-13

By Judith Pannebaker

The most succinct assessment of the City of Bandera’s current “battle of the bands” was unexpectedly overheard during a reception at the Frontier Times Museum on Saturday, Nov. 8.

2008-11-13

By Judith Pannebaker

Keynote speaker for the fourth annual Bandera Honors Veterans ceremony, held Saturday, Nov. 8, was United States Army Brig. Gen. Victor M. Ortiz Jr.

2008-11-13

Contributed

It’s been seven lean years since the Bandera High School Bulldogs clinched a district championship, but 2008 became the Dogs’ year to howl.

2008-11-13

By Judith Pannebaker

In the manner of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Lakehills resident Tom Ray has been on a quest for the last several years - a quest that has taken him down winding paths and presented myriad frustrations.

2008-11-13

By Stephanie Parker

Some parents worried that the sudden proliferation of Confederate Flag flying at Bandera High School on Friday, Nov. 7, was a direct protest against the outcome of the Tuesday, Nov. 4 General Election,

2008-11-13

By Cpt. Lucas Parker, USM

Sept. 1, 2008, was a day that will grace the pages of history. Though the rest of the world hardly noticed, Al Anbar Province was officially signed over to the Iraqis in a much-anticipated and historical ceremony.

2008-11-20

By Stephanie Parker

A special-called Gillespie County Grand Jury on Wednesday, Nov. 19, returned a true bill against City of Bandera Police Chief James Eigner for aggravated perjury during the recent John Heinen trial.

2008-11-20

By Judith Pannebaker

Former Bandera County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Christopher Wilson won’t be returning to patrol duty, according to Sheriff Weldon Tucker.

2008-11-20

BCC Staff

Chris Lenamond, 36, of Houston was killed on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10:12 am when a deer ran into the front of his motorcycle on Highway 16 North, 7.7 miles from Bandera.

2008-11-20

By Judith Pannebaker

A special session of Bandera County Commissioners Court has been scheduled at 10 am, Friday, Nov. 21, to discuss the continued hot button issue of animal control.

2008-11-20

By Stephanie Parker

Constructed in 1947, Bandera’s 125-high, 50,000-gallon water tower is receiving a facelift that should protect both its structure and its dignity as the city’s welcoming landmark for the next eight to 12 years.

2008-11-20

By Stephanie Parker

The Medina Community Library just made remembering the Alamo easier by opening its standing exhibit, “Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience,”

2008-11-20

By Judith Pannebaker

Lakehills entrepreneur and art enthusiast Tom Ray first became involved in a challenge to authenticate a “lost and unknown Old Master oil painting” in 2005.

2008-11-20

By Stephanie Parker

Over the past week, questions have resounded from Lakehills residents concerning the whereabouts of the vegetable man, “Mr. Poley,” who has been missing from his mobile fruit and vegetable stand at the corner of PR 37 and FM 1283 in Lakehills.

2008-11-20

Contributed

This following information would be helpful to include on speed dial in any telephones, both cell and land lines. However, the service only works when contacting a business telephone number.

2008-11-27

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Scott Sharp said that an investigation is underway and a person of interest is being sought in the 7:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 23, stabbing of 61-year-old Charles Thompson.

2008-11-27

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera City Police Chief James Eigner said he has retained an attorney following his Wednesday, Oct. 15, grand jury indictment for aggravated perjury

2008-11-27

Contributed

For the second time, the Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association (CCRA) Memorial Weekend Rodeo has made the top five short list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) 2008 Small Rodeo of the Year.

2008-11-27

By Judith Pannebaker

A protracted committee report regarding possible changes to Bandera County’s current animal control order took place Friday, Nov. 21, then spilled over to a special Nov. 24,

2008-11-27

By Stephanie Parker

During a Thursday, Nov. 20 workshop, Bandera City Council members agreed to require city licensing and registering for contractors. The non-action agenda item will be presented for a vote at a future meeting.

2008-11-27

By Judith Pannebaker

If Bandera County Commissioners have anything to do with it, the future of the county will look a lot greener. No, the Boys on the Bench haven’t hired a rainmaker, but they are exploring an expansion of a budding recycling effort.

2008-11-27

By Capt. Luke Parker, USM

My several tours of duty have taught me about the many interesting cultural nuances of Iraq.

2008-11-27

By Judith Pannebaker

Lakehills artist and entrepreneur Tom Ray and his wife, Judy, often discuss their current project, substantiation of a “lost and unknown Old Master oil painting.”