2008-02-07

By David Arny

In a two-year criminal case that spanned three jurisdictions, Marie Trevino finally got back her muffin tins - but not $60,000 worth of jewels,

2008-02-07

By David Arny

The second half of the Pipe Creek Community Center candidates’ forum Saturday, Jan. 26 featured two local lawyers vying for the office of Bandera County Attorney.

2008-02-07

By Judith Pannebaker

Governor Rick Perry has declared fire emergencies in over half the counties in Texas, including Bandera, according to a letter forwarded from Secretary of State Phil Wilson.

2008-02-07

By David Arny

If the adage “practice makes perfect” is true, then the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office must have reached near-perfection at busting clandestine laboratories used in the illegal practice of manufacturing methamphetamines.

2008-02-07

By David Arny

Efforts are underway to transform the Bandera Cabaret on Main Street into a museum and multi-purpose facility that could become a major tourist magnet for Bandera.

2008-02-14

By Judith Pannebaker

Terri Hall, persistent opponent of the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) and the toll ways set to crisscross the state, recently expressed her concerns during a public forum in Bandera County.

2008-02-14

By Judith Pannebaker

For the first time in 20 years, voters in the 216th Judicial District, comprised of Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall and Kerr counties, will vote in a contested Republican Primary and elect their presumptive next district judge.

2008-02-14

By Judith Pannebaker

The Estate at Spires Crossing, a proposed Lakehills subdivision that would use a relatively new and state-of-the-art water supply system, recently edged a little closer to getting a nod of approval from Bandera County Commissioners Court.

2008-02-14

By David Arny

Bandera City Council and members of the City of Bandera Planning and Zoning Commission held a Thursday, Feb. 7 workshop as a first step in selecting a consulting firm to create a master plan for Bandera.

2008-02-21

By Stephanie Parker

Called a civil rights trial by prosecuting attorney Gregory Yates, the trial of shooting victim Bradley Ham verses Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker began in the San Antonio United District Court Western Division of Texas on Monday, Feb. 19, with Judge W. Royal Furgeson Jr. presiding

2008-02-21

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser recommended that county commissioners maintain the “status quo,” a 90-day countywide burn ban currently in place.

2008-02-21

By Judith Pannebaker

Caring for animals is what Samantha K. Yeltatzie, DMV, does for a living; this year, she plans to do it during her upcoming “vacation,” too.

2008-02-21

By Judith Pannebaker

Attempting to answer Precinct 2 Commissioner Bobby Harris’s question, “Where’s the jail?” Wayne Gondeck, AIA, of DRG Architects and J. Michael Hill of WG Yates and Sons Construction Company delivered a status report to Bandera County Commissioners Court on Thursday, Feb. 14.

2008-02-21

By Judith Pannebaker

First, Bandera County Commissioners Court had to grapple with the concept of water harvesting as a viable source of sustainable water, now they must contend with the role of green space within newly platted subdivisions.

2008-02-21

By Judith Pannebaker

Mary Jo Schaffer, Bandera County veteran’s service officer, reminded local veterans about recent changes enacted by the Texas Veterans Land Board to help them establish and improve their homesteads.

2008-02-21

By Judith Pannebaker

The Bandera County Republican Women sponsored a candidates’ forum at the Silver Sage Corral Senior Activity Center Saturday, Feb. 16 - as sort of a “last hurrah” before early voting began on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

2008-02-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Despite Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker’s prediction that the civil trial in which he is currently embroiled would be over “long before the (March 4) election,” the trial has now entered its second week in the United States District Court

2008-02-28

By David Arny

Brad Weldon Tucker, son of Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker, was arrested in Kerrville Tuesday, Feb. 19, only hours after he had been arraigned on a trio of charges stemming from a December 14, 2007, arrest.

2008-02-28

By Judith Pannebaker

The owner of a local ranch recently found himself in hot water with the government, according to United States Attorney Matthew G. Whitaker.

2008-02-28

By David Arny

The first sign that third-grader Connor Chesshir’s best friend Jesse Zinnel was in trouble was a tap on Connor’s shoulder as the pair left the lunch room at Hill Country Elementary School, Thursday, Feb. 21.

2008-02-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Since Feb. 5, once billed as “Super Dooper Tsunami Tuesday,” failed to produce a definitive Democratic presidential nominee, the Texas Primary Election on Tuesday, March 4, has assumed a far greater importance than previously expected.

2008-02-28

Special to the Courier

Cynthia Cox Payne was unanimously elected as incoming president of the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic Board of Directors during a recent board meeting. The clinic is associated with Bandera’s Helping Hand, 1116 12th Street.

2008-02-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Given his irascibility, it’s rare when Precinct 2 Commission Bobby Harris offers to second a motion prior to the motion being made, but on Thursday, Feb. 14, he appeared rarin’ to go.

2008-02-28

By Judith Pannebaker

The hearing was eerily familiar - a pack of dogs, injured goats and a recommendation from the county attorney that the canines be destroyed.