2008-01-03

Contributed

The holidays are over, but, if you’re quick, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the winners of the annual Christmas Lighting Contest, sponsored by the Bandera Business Association.

2008-01-03

Contributed

The color guard of the Bandera County Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol participated in the Dec. 8 Christmas Parade

2008-01-03

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Megan Young of Bandera graduated Saturday, Dec. 15, from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science degree with Summa Cum Laude honors. Her degree was agricultural services and development.

2008-01-03

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Sonya Lee Adamson of Bandera was one of 11 Schreiner University students recently inducted into the Texas Alpha Sigma chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

2008-01-03

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The Bandera Middle School Student Council voted to donate $400 to Spirits of Christmas.

2008-01-03

Reviewed by Perry Lane

One of the most engrossing nonfiction books that I have ever read, “The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl,” is a historical account of the Dust Bowl told through the eyes of survivors.

2008-01-03

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At night, temperatures in the Hill County have recently dipped into the 20s. Responsible dog owners must pay special attention to their pet’s well-being during the winter season - especially for outdoor dogs.

2008-01-03

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will begin field operations for its annual Oral Rabies Vaccination Program (ORVP) bait drop Jan. 6 from the Zapata County Airport. The second portion of the drop begins about Jan. 11 from both Junction’s Kimble County Airport and Fort Stockton-Pecos County Airport.

2008-01-03

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The Medina Area Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 pm, Monday, Jan. 7, at the Medina Community Library on Highway 16 North.

2008-01-10

By Judith Pannebaker

The Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League Executive Director Marlene Heavner and General Counsel Carole Boyd might be back in court Friday, Jan. 11,

2008-01-10

Contributed

Banderans, dust off your Stetsons and polish up your roach-killers - it’s political season in the Hill County and you know what that means …

2008-01-10

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The second annual Bauble & Boots Celebration, hosted by the Bandera Independent School District Education Foundation, will take place from 4:30 pm to 7 pm, Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Flying A Lodge on Highway 173 South across from Alkek Elementary School.

2008-01-10

By Barbara Hover

The Lakehills Genealogy Society of Bandera County will begin the year with a program on “Writing Your Family’s History.”

2008-01-10

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Bandera ISD’s Ballet Folklorico Maya Spanish dance class will be accepting new students after the Christmas holidays. Dance classes will resume Wednesday, Jan. 16.

2008-01-10

By Judith Pannebaker

“I would like someone to write the truth just once,” declared Tyler Beard, preeminent authority on the West and things cowboy. “We’re bankrupt, I’m dying and we’re getting a divorce, but not necessarily in that order.

2008-01-10

By Judith Pannebaker

With the advent of the “greening” of America, Bandera County finds itself in the vanguard of a corporation’s effort to be “kinder and gentler to the environment.

2008-01-10

By Judith Pannebaker

“On Sunday afternoon, it’s the place to be,” declared Jeanne Beauxbeannie just before the December installment of the Winter Bull Riding Series at BR Lightning Ranch off FM 1283 in Pipe Creek. And, no one disagreed with her.

2008-01-10

By David Arny

Comprehensive Physical Therapy and Bandera Fitness is offering a new six point program for 2008, one which membership coordinator Liz Wall thinks will reap big dividends for participants.

2008-01-10

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Husband and wife team Pastor James Ennis and Music Director Jacki Ennis bring their Spirit-filled ministry to the Lakehills Baptist Church on FM 1283, across from the Lakehills Medical Center.

2008-01-10

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Local artist Peggy Clauson and grandson Christopher Tomilson of Ohio brought two of her oil paintings to be displayed the Bandera Bank lobby during January. After receiving an education in commercial art, Clauson took a hiatus to raise a family and work full time in an unrelated field. Now, after joining the Bandera County Artists Association early last year, she’s back at her easel creating vivid scenes on canvas from a variety of subjects.

2008-01-17

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The second annual Baubles & Boots Celebration is set for Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Flying A Lodge on Highway 173 South across from Alkek Elementary School. The gala event features “A Taste of Bandera County” and an auction from 4:30 pm to 7 pm.

2008-01-17

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The first meeting of the new year for the Madrona Garden Club will take place at 2 pm, Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Bandera United Methodist Church, 406 11th Street.

2008-01-17

By Judith Pannebaker

Sometimes stray animals in Bandera County find happy endings. This tale tells of one of them.

2008-01-17

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Leanne and Jeanne Beauxbeanne of Bandera announce the birth of their first granddaughter, cowgirl Avery Jane, born on Nov. 15,

2008-01-17

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Darrel and Jody Brown were married in Grace Episcopal Church, Chanute, Kansas on Dec. 23, 1977. 

2008-01-17

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Dr. Damon Waitt will be the featured speaker at the January meeting of the Texas Master Naturalist - Hill Country Chapter. His presentation, “A Tribute to Lady Bird,” will recount his personal experiences botanizing with Lady Bird Johnson.

2008-01-17

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Civil Air Patrol Senior Master Sergeant R. Luke Williams recently attended the Advanced Training Squadron (ATS), held concurrently with the Texas Wing Winter Encampment.

2008-01-17

By Cindy Stein

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization providing grocery relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States.

2008-01-17

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Husband and wife artists Pat and Johnette Brown display their paintings and sculpture at the Bandera Chevrolet showroom on Highway 16 during the month of January.

2008-01-24

By Judith Pannebaker

To taste something completely different this weekend, Bandera County residents are advised to mosey over to Grace Lutheran Church, 451 Highway 173 North, for the 20th annual Wild Game Dinner.

2008-01-24

by Medina Mikie

Medina happily welcomes our newest business in town, Texas Star Screen Door Factory.

2008-01-24

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Rebekah Elaine Quarles of Lakehills graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree Dec. 15 from Angelo State University in San Angelo.

2008-01-24

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The Adams family is proud to announce the arrival of their newest member, Elizabeth Nichole.

2008-01-24

By Judith Pannebaker

Taking a page from The Big Easy, Mardi Gras in the Cowboy Capital of the World means a round of les bon temps this weekend - from one end of Main Street to the other.

2008-01-31

By Judith Pannebaker

According to political staffer on the state level, the Bandera County Republican Women pulled off quite a coup when they secured Dr. Robin Armstrong, vice chairman of the Texas Republican Party

2008-01-31

By David Arny

A procession of cars made its way through Medina on Saturday, Jan. 12, and continued west on FM 337. The motorcade turned south on Coal Kiln Road two miles from town and proceeded to the entrance of the old West Prong Cemetery,

2008-01-31

By David Arny

As a first step towards adding the Chisholm and Western Trails to the National Trails System, United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson has introduced Senate Bill 2255.

2008-01-31

By Judith Pannebaker

Last weekend’s weather couldn’t have been better for celebrating Mardi Gras the Cowboy Capital way.

2008-01-31

Contributed

Don Carnes of Bandera gave his extended family of 16 an unforgettable 2007 Christmas gift.

2008-01-31

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Bandera County Judge Richard Evans served the guest of honor at the Thursday, Jan. 17,board meeting of the Bandera County Farm Bureau.