2008-06-05

By David Arny

Calling the proposed random drug testing program for district students “not written in stone,” Bandera Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Kevin Dyes hosted a meeting at Bandera Middle School Library Thursday, May 22.

2008-06-05

By Judith Pannebaker

As the banners proclaiming Strzelce Opolskie week in Bandera County were installed, details of the impending visit to the area by dignitaries from Bandera’s sister city-county in Poland unfolded.

2008-06-05

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera Chief of Police Jim Eigner recently responded to an article published in the Thursday, May 29, edition of The Bandera County Courier entitled, “The night Bandera’s music almost died.”

2008-06-05

By David Arny

The Memorial Day weekend proved a busy one for law enforcement and emergency medical personnel all across Bandera County.

2008-06-05

Contributed

Two newly elected Bandera City Council officials - and one returning incumbent - will take their places on the dais at Bandera City Hall Thursday, June 19. On Wednesday, May 21, City Secretary Linda Boshek

2008-06-05

Contributed

The Bandera ISD Board of Trustees approved a new teacher pay scale for the 2008-2009 school year. Beginning teachers with a bachelors degree at Bandera ISD will earn $40,000 per year

2008-06-05

Contributed

Kerrville’s getting an institution of higher learning and, as part of the “greater Kerrville area,” Bandera residents will be eligible to attend.

2008-06-05

Am I the only person wondering who is running that nuthouse in Austin that we know and loathe as TxDOT?

2008-06-05

Contributed

Bandera High School was evacuated Friday, May 30, at approximately 8 am after an electrical panel shorted out, causing smoke to emanate into one of the hallways in the main building.

2008-06-05

By Steve Golemon,

Every year in each Texas University Interscholastic League Sport, teams throughout Texas begin the season with a dream of being district, regional and state champions.

2008-06-12

By David Arny

Medina resident and owner of TLI Racing, Ty Lofstrom, 31, was arrested Tuesday, May 27, and booked in the Bandera County Jail on charges of felony theft between $20,000 and $100,000.

2008-06-12

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera horsewoman Dusty Drouin, who just turned 15, has been riding horses half her life, and her dedication and perseverance have paid off. In August, she will compete in the American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Championshi

2008-06-12

By Ed Barnes

Personnel with the Central Appraisal District of Bandera County (CAD) began mailing 2008 property appraisal notices last week, noted Chief Appraiser Ed Barnes in a prepared statement.

2008-06-12

By Judith Pannebaker

“A lot of people have asked me why Bandera County hasn’t re-imposed a burn ban,” said Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser in a recent interview. “I just tell them people have been burning responsibly and there’s been no need yet.”

2008-06-12

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Commissioners Court recently took advantage of a light agenda to clean up some of the county’s flotsam and jetsam - most notably Phase Three of the Valentine Ranch - that has apparently been on the county’s back burner for years.

2008-06-19

By David Arny

A new opportunity for Bandera County residents to earn a college degree from a prestigious Texas-based university system is in the planning stages.

2008-06-19

By Judith Pannebaker

Pet owners are being warned that a dog killer could be plying his deadly trade in Bandera County.

2008-06-19

By Stephanie Parker

Louis Edward Vannatter, 71, of Medina died Saturday, June 7, leaving behind a legacy of community service and love for his fellow man.

2008-06-19

By Judith Pannebaker

Don’t look yet, but work on a new Bandera County Road and Bridge facility to replace the one destroyed by the devastating floods of 2002 is apparently slated to start shortly.

2008-06-19

Contributed

Just when residents thought it was safe to answer their phones, another problem pops up.

2008-06-19

By Judith Pannebaker

Although the order was deemed “toothless at best,” Bandera County Commissioners nevertheless approved a ban on the sale and use of “certain fireworks” - namely “rockets with sticks” and “missiles with fins” - in unincorporated portions of the county, on the advice of County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser.

2008-06-19

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera Commissioners stuck to their guns - and Article 8 of the county subdivision rules and regulations - forcing would-be developers to go back to their drawing board and come up with a Plan B.

2008-06-19

By Judith Pannebaker

According to Bandera County EMS Director Cindy Martin, May 2008 went down in the books as “the busiest month ever. Sometimes we had four and five calls going on simultaneously.”

2008-06-19

By Judith Pannebaker

Workshops designed to elicit input from city and county residents for Bandera’s proposed comprehensive land use master plan are coming to a close.

2008-06-26

By David Arny

The attempted burglary of a home on Bottle Springs Road south of Bandera ended when the suspect turned a rifle on himself and pulled the trigger, according to investigators with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office.

2008-06-26

By Judith Pannebaker

Popular columnist Medina Mikie (Baker) did the Bandera County Courier proud as a first place award-winner in the Texas Press Association’s 2008 Better Newspaper Contest.

2008-06-26

Contributed

One of Bandera’s most popular celebrations is RiverFest, hosted by the Bandera Business Association and sponsored by Sonic Drive In of Bandera.

2008-06-26

By George Hatt

Former Narcotics Enforcement Team member David Vaught was arrested in Llano County early Thursday morning (June 5), on charges of driving while intoxicated..

2008-06-26

By Judith Pannebaker

The City of Bandera is beginning a major sewer project and city officials are asking residents not to get "sore" about the on-going construction.

2008-06-26

By Judith Pannebaker

While the residents attending the Bandera River Ranch Homeowners Association meeting didn't brandish pitchforks and torches, they might have been excused if they had. After all, some had been without water for eight days.

2008-06-26

Special to the Courier

President George Bush recently announced he is prepared to lift an executive order on offshore exploration for oil once Congress lifts its own moratorium.

2008-06-26

Special to the Courier

The House Judiciary Committee recently approved the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008, a bill to extend the federal DNA backlog processing program through 2014.

2008-06-26

By Judith Pannebaker

A civil lawsuit filed against the Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League and its Executive Director Marlene Heavner is set to go forward at 9 am, Wednesday and Thursday, July 2 and 3, in the 216th Judicial District in Kerrville.

2008-06-26

By Judith Pannebaker

City and county residents reported for duty the morning of Saturday, June 21, for a final workshop with personnel with Austin's Urban Design Associates, consultants formulating the City of Bandera's proposed comprehensive land use master plan.