2008-09-04

By Judith Pannebaker

During a significant trial held last week, 216th Assistant District Attorney Steven Wadsworth asked a Bandera County jury to send a strong message to drug manufacturers and dealers operating within the county.

2008-09-04

By Stephanie Parker

The Groundwater Management Area 9 (GMA 9) meeting on Friday, August 29, packed the house.

2008-09-04

By Judith Pannebaker

By Judith Pannebaker

2008-09-04

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera County Commissioners Court met on Thursday, August 28 and held a public hearing on the proposal to increase the total tax revenues of Bandera County from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 8.341969 percent.

2008-09-04

By Stephanie Parker

Whether it is a medical procedure they have never heard of before - like urodynamics or cryosurgery - or just a place to park and inside space to wait, Bandera residents can receive the medical treatment they need without leaving town thanks to Dr. Saleh Jaafar’s new 6,000-square foot medical clinic.

2008-09-04

By Judith Pannebaker

As it turned out, Bandera City Council devoted a goodly amount of time to “waste” of all kinds during their Thursday, August 21, meeting.

2008-09-04

By Judith Pannebaker

Without a barbecued chicken cook-off that needed judgin,' the city was fairly quiet in July, according to Bandera Police Chief Jim Eigner. Even so, the local constables on patrol - or COPs - in his department stayed busy throughout July.

2008-09-04

By Judith Pannebaker

The seventh annual Patriots Day Memorial and Honors Ceremony, “Do You Remember,” which commemorates events of Sept. 11, 2001, will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Bandera Volunteer Fire Department on Main Street.

2008-09-04

By Stephanie Parker

Ken and Karen Clark serve as the bake sale chairmen for the Friends of the Library

2008-09-11

By Stephanie Parker

Guaranty Bank Real Estate Developer Jeff Edwards said that Guaranty Bank will move front and center on Main Street to the lot next to Super S Foods.

2008-09-11

By Judith Pannebaker

“Every year, people come to the Cajun Festival from all over the county. The first question they ask when contacting us is ‘What bands are you going to have?’”

2008-09-11

By Judith Pannebaker

Tim Zradicka, manager of Mansfield Park, appeared before the Bandera County Commissioners Court in August requesting that fees for renting the park and rodeo arena be increased.

2008-09-11

By Judith Pannebaker

A complete list of new rental fees for Mansfield Park can be obtai

2008-09-11

By Stephanie Parker

Steven Veselka, 36, of Kerrville was booked into the Bandera County Jail on Wednesday, Sept. 3, for capital murder, charged with the 2001 murder of 22-month-old Cheriko Ressler of Bandera.

2008-09-11

By Meg Tucker

Lt. Gov. Richard D. La Rochelle will attend the Thursday, Sept. 11, meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Bandera County. During the program, officers for the coming year will be installed.

2008-09-11

By Judith Pannebaker

City of Bandera staff and appointed and elected officials spent a long Thursday, Sept. 4, evening grappling with proposed additions to the city’s zoning ordinance.

2008-09-18

By Stephanie Parker

At the Texas-Louisiana coast, Category 2 Hurricane Ike blasted ashore, throwing water into streets and knocking the power out for three million customers

2008-09-18

By Judith Pannebaker

Although she’s only 10 years old, Whitley Whitewood is carrying on a family tradition - winning in the rodeo arena.

2008-09-18

By Judith Pannebaker

The first portion of the Thursday, Sept. 11, meeting of Bandera County Commissioners Court was devoted to one of life’s two inevitable certainties - taxes.

2008-09-18

Contributed

With the grand opening of the Crawford Super S Pharmacy, 907 Main Street, on Saturday, Sept. 20, Bandera becomes a part of a 15-year tradition of community pharmacies located throughout South Central Texas.

2008-09-18

By Judith Pannebaker

During the recent “Celebrate Bandera” festivities around the courthouse on Labor Day weekend, no one failed to notice the spectacularly non-partisan red, white and blue booth placed prominently in front of the courthouse.

2008-09-18

By Stephanie Parker

Frances Torres, 70, of Bandera-with her husband as a passenger-was leaving Braun Drug Store on Monday, Sept. 17, when she hit the accelerator

2008-09-18

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County EMS Director Cindy Martin recently told commissioners court that an ambulance had been sent from Bandera County to assist San Antonio EMS with evacuees from Hurricane Gustav.

2008-09-18

By Judith Pannebaker

Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams blew into Boerne recently and, without stopping to take a breath, exhorted those attending the Kendall County Republican Women’s annual “Back to School”

2008-09-18

By Stephanie Parker

The Bandera Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, Sept. 9, and adopted a tax rate of $1.23 for the 2008-2009 school year, the same tax rate as last year - and under the 1.234 that would trigger a rollback election.

2008-09-25

Stephanie Parker

For the next six months, Bandera traffic will be disrupted along Highway 173 North from 12th Street, 13th Street and Sycamore up to FM 2828. The southbound lane of 173 has already been closed in Bandera between Main Street and FM 3240.

2008-09-25

By Judith Pannebaker

The first unveiling of a “90 percent complete” Bandera Comprehensive Land Use Master Plan - aka simply the master plan - occurred Tuesday, Sept. 16 - to decidedly mixed reviews.

2008-09-25

By Judith Pannebaker

Wayne Gondeck AIA of San Antonio’s DRG Architects recently provided the Bandera County Commissioners Court with his obligatory monthly account of the progress on construction of county facilities located along Highway 173 North

2008-09-25

By Judith Pannebaker

The sign said it all as Helen Hults and a truckload and van filled with supplies headed out from Bandera to help with Hurricane Ike relief operations in Galveston.

2008-09-25

By Stephen Williams

Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BEC) responded to calls for help from two East Texas electric cooperatives after the damaging impact of Hurricane Ike.

2008-09-25

By Stephanie Parker

After an outpouring of public requests to include drought of record water decreases in the local groundwater availability model (GAM), members of Groundwater Management Area

2008-09-25

By Judith Pannebaker

Anticipating that an application for a Special Use Permit would shortly be brought before them, Bandera City Council recently mulled over what to charge for such an application.

2008-09-25

Contributed

Members of the Pipe Creek Volunteer Fire Department (PCVFD) moved into their new 10,200-square foot, $385,000 fire station on August 31.

2008-09-25

By Judith Pannebaker

Police Chief Jim Eigner recently expressed disappointment that the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” incentive program had ended on Labor Day with his officers apprehending only one DWI.

2008-09-25

Contributed

United States District 21 Representative Lamar Smith sharply criticized the Democratic majority recently for ignoring the call of the American people calls for an “all of the above” energy plan to help lower gas prices.