2008-05-01

By Judith Pannebaker

After a relatively short deliberation, a jury in the 216th District Court of Bandera County recently voted to terminate the parental rights of Tara Robben Giblin-Cowley, 33 of Pipe Creek, from her 11-month old son.

2008-05-01

By David Arny

After ingesting prescription drugs given to them by a fellow student, a group of Bandera Middle schoolers were transported to an emergency facility on Wednesday, April 23.

2008-05-01

By Judith Pannebaker

On Wednesday, April 23, a picture was posted on the Internet of a horse in distress in Polly Peak. Subsequently, county officials were deluged with an avalanche of email and telephone enquires about the appalling condition of the paint mare.

2008-05-01

Contributed

With their hard fought 10-9 win against Llano on Tuesday, April 22, the Bandera High School Bulldogs won the District 25-AAA championship and earned a bye before the state play-offs begin next week.

2008-05-01

By David Arny

Two couples visiting from Corpus Christi and a local woman were involved in a late afternoon traffic accident Friday, April 25, at the entrance to the Enchanted River subdivision off Highway 16 South.

2008-05-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Unwilling to take “no” for an answer, District 73 Rep. Nathan Macias recently asked the Third Court of Appeals in Austin to reverse Judge James Clawson’s decision not to recuse himself from a contested election trial.

2008-05-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Not only did the British entrepreneur purchase Hackberry Lodge, 1005 Hackberry Street, in anticipation of transforming the 1880s mansion

2008-05-01

By Judith Pannebaker

An ongoing battle has been renewed between residents who complain that live entertainment makes their houses rock, and owners of local venues who insist they are just giving tourists what they want - music, music and more music.

2008-05-01

Contributed

The Supreme Court of the United States recently upheld an Indiana law requiring state voters to present valid photo identification to prevent voter fraud.

2008-05-01

Contributed

Child Protective Services needs additional foster and adoptive families throughout the Hill Country to care for abused and neglected children on a temporary or permanent basis.

2008-05-08

By David Arny

In a wanton criminal act of malicious cruelty, a three year-old bull was recently shot and left to die near Moffett Road outside Medina.

2008-05-08

By David Arny

The conference room usually utilized by Bandera County Commissioners Court was the site of an unusual hearing Wednesday, April 30.

2008-05-08

Contributed

I have enjoyed serving the community on the Bandera Independent School District Board of Trustees, said Laurie Neff, who is seeking another term on the board

2008-05-08

Contributed

“I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.”

2008-05-08

By Judith Pannebaker

The March closing of the fun and gambling games at 777 Vegas Games Bandera Downs, 2303 Highway 16 South had ramifications beyond those endured by employees of the ersatz casino

2008-05-08

Contributed

Two years ago, I was elected to serve on the Bandera City Council. Since that time, I have learned a great deal about city government and working with the citizens of Bandera, offered John Hegemier as he announced his candidacy for another term on city council.

2008-05-08

By Judith Pannebaker

In a move even a presiding judge described as “unusual,” Marlene Heavner, executive director of the Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League, recently dismissed attorney Carole Boyd shortly before the beginning of a civil trial.

2008-05-15

By David Arny

By David Arny

2008-05-15

By Judith Pannebaker

Just a little over a year after its feted groundbreaking ceremony last May, the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic, located at the Helping Hand Village of Hope, 1116 12th Street in Bandera, began seeing patients at 1 pm, Monday, May 12.

2008-05-15

By Judith Pannebaker

Once again, Bandera has received recognition on a national scale.The occasion was American Cowboy magazine’s 2008 Reader’s Choice Awards. According to the June-July issue, the Cowboy Capital of the World finished

2008-05-15

By Judith Pannebaker

Although it’s been more than two months since the primary election, residents of District 73 - comprised of Bandera, Comal, Gillespie and Kendall counties

2008-05-15

By David Arny

Bradley W. Tucker, 24-year-old son of Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for violating terms of his parole following a 2007

2008-05-15

By David Arny

A motorcyclist visiting from Creve Cour, Missouri, failed to negotiate a curve approximately three miles west of Medina, Saturday, May 10,

2008-05-15

By David Arny

Bandera County Public Library board members, including Secretary Robert Clayton, Library Director John Hegemier, President Billy Walker

2008-05-15

By David Arny

Bandera County Commissioners voted unanimously to keep the current burn ban in place at their Thursday, May 8, meeting and gave thumbs down to a proposal to adopt a precinct-by-precinct approach to regulating outdoor fires.

2008-05-15

By Judith Pannebaker

In answer to the oft-heard cry ringing from Bandera City Hall, “the master plan, the master plan, the master plan,” the Bandera Planning and Zoning Commissio

2008-05-15

Contributed

R&R Alsatian Sausage and Products is recalling beef jerky sold in bulk quantities at its Castroville location on April 25 and later, according to a press release issued by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

2008-05-15

By Camille White

Referring to a letter circulated on Saturday, May 3, at the annual Medina River Cleanup barbecue in Bandera’s River Park, one participant observed, “When somebody called it ‘politically incorrect,

2008-05-22

By Judith Pannebaker

A brouhaha brewed recently regarding the rehabbing of Bandera’s water tower. Specifically, the town was divided as to exactly what was to be painted on it this November.

2008-05-22

By Ashley Jennings

“Extra curricular activities are a privilege, not a right.”

2008-05-22

By Judith Pannebaker

Citing monetary considerations, District 73 Rep. Nathan Macias recently announced he had dropped a civil lawsuit contesting the Republican Primary Election.

2008-05-22

By Judith Pannebaker

Robin Abrams of Austin’s Urban Design Associates got the ball rolling on the Bandera Comprehensive Land Use Master Plan during a special meeting of the city’s planning and zoning commission, Tuesday, May 13.

2008-05-22

By David Arny

Precinct 1 Commissioner Bruce Eliker recently offered a Power Point presentation documenting repairs made on Valley View Drive in the county’s far eastern region.

2008-05-22

Contributed

Bandera County 4-H photography members participated in the District 10 Photography Competition on Saturday, April 26, at Texas State University in San Marcos.

2008-05-22

By Judith Pannebaker

During a recent road trip to Abilene’s high-tech museum, Frontier Texas!, Steve Ball revealed further details of his latest entrepreneurial enterprise in the Cowboy Capital of the World.

2008-05-29

By David Arny

A Bandera Middle School student was struck and killed by a hit and run driver the evening of Saturday, May 24, between Bandera and Mansfield Park.

2008-05-29

By Judith Pannebaker

In an initial article on the arrest of local western artist Bill Stevens for public intoxication, he offered philosophically, “I guess the moral of this story is, ‘Don’t drink in Bandera County on your own property’.”

2008-05-29

By Judith Pannebaker

“To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time a bar has been cited for violating the sound ordinance in Bandera,” said James McGroarty, owner of the 11th Street Cowboy Bar.

2008-05-29

Contributed

Electricity is just the latest utility to experience a price hike, according to personnel with the Bandera Electrical Cooperative (BEC), and electricity rates for members will increase next month.

2008-05-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Approximately 200 business owners and associates participated in the Thursday, May 22, community workshop on the City of Bandera

2008-05-29

by Judith Pannebaker

Peggy Ashmore, surrounded by friends and well-wishers, celebrated the grand re-opening of Shoe Biz on Thursday, May 22.

2008-05-29

By Judith Pannebaker

While grappling with a new ordinance that would purportedly re-establish the Bandera Board of Adjustments, the faces of Bandera City Councilmen reflected perfect pictures of puzzlement.

2008-05-29

By Judith Pannebaker

San Antonio’s firebrand attorney David Van Os gave the keynote speech at the opening of Bandera County’s Democratic Party Headquarters on Saturday, May 17.