2009-10-01

By Judith Pannebaker

A deputy with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office was severely injured and his wife killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday, Sept. 26.

2009-10-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Attorney Vanessa A. Gonzalez of Allison, Bass & Assoc., LLP, has responded to complaints filed in a multi-million dollar civil lawsuit filed in federal court against Bandera County and members of the sheriff’s department.

2009-10-01

By Judith Pannebaker

District Judge Keith Williams has denied Karl Anthony Hodson’s - the so-called “pizza murderer” - request to suppress a statement taken by Lt. Louis Martinez of the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office in July 2007.

2009-10-01

By Judith Pannebaker

A Bandera County Grand Jury on Monday, Sept. 28, declined to indict a deputy in an accidental shooting that occurred at the new jail and justice center on Highway 173 North.

2009-10-01

By Susan Merrifield

What do a 1998 Chevy Astro mini van, a 2003 Ford Expedition and a 2007 Chevy Avalanche towing a box trailer have in common? A three-car accident that produced minor injuries.

2009-10-08

By Judith Pannebaker

On May 7, 2008, the Bandera County Courier asked the question: “Where’s the BCSO rescue boat.” At that time, the answer was “at Sheriff Weldon Tucker’s residence on a private ranch in Tarpley.”

2009-10-08

By Judith Pannebaker

Although originally charged with 40 counts of animal cruelty, Nancy E. Thomason, former resident of Bandera County, recently pled no contest to a single count of animal cruelty.

2009-10-08

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera City Councilman Robert Koimn brought another allegation of illegal activities to the Thursday, Sept. 17, city council meeting; however, this time his beef was with the economic development corporation.

2009-10-08

By Judith Pannebaker

A shift of operations and personnel to the new Bandera County Jail and Justice Center on Highway 173 North is not the only change taking place at the sheriff’s office.

2009-10-08

By Julie Whitmore

After considerable debate, Bandera County Commissioners voted to re-assume responsibility for septic system inspections within the county, removing it from control of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD).

2009-10-08

By Medina Mikie

Medina is just a tiny dot on the map. There are no national headlines here - simply an uncomplicated, cheerful way of life.

2009-10-08

Contributed

Personnel with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) of Texas recently warned members and the general public about a current telephone scam related to the organization

2009-10-08

Contributed

Administrators with Bandera Electric Cooperative have received reports of telephone callers trying to swindle electric co-op members in other areas and wanted local members to be aware of potential scams.

2009-10-08

Bandera County

The 216th Judicial District Bandera County Grand Jury met on Monday, Sept. 28, and handed down the following indictments:

2009-10-15

By Judith Pannebaker

The litigious hits just keep coming for beleaguered Bandera County and a trio of besieged law enforcement officers in its sheriff’s department.

2009-10-15

By Julie Whitmore

The Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAD) recently met from 7 pm until ll:30 pm without acting on any of the 27 major agenda items - except the Pledge of Allegiance, approval of previous minutes and public comment.

2009-10-15

By Judith Pannebaker

Describing the ongoing saga of the new Bandera County Jail and Justice Center, Judge Richard Evans said, “I feel like a mouse that doesn’t want the cheese anymore. I just want to get out of the trap.”

2009-10-15

Special to the Courier

KENS-5 TV has selected Bandera High School as the “Game of the Week” on Friday, Oct. 16, when the Bulldog gridironers face the Devine Warhorses at BHS Bulldog Stadium.

2009-10-15

By Judith Pannebaker

Taking on the role of ersatz peacemaker, Bandera County Attorney John Payne has made overtures to officials and administrators from the City of Bandera to facilitate interlocal cooperative agreements between the two governmental agencies.

2009-10-15

By Judith Pannebaker

An effort to improve relationships between the City of Bandera and Bandera County was nearly derailed during the Thursday, Oct. 1, city council meeting.

2009-10-22

By Judith Pannebaker

“This is truck country and over half the trucks parked on Bandera’s Main Street are Rams. There isn’t a better place than the Texas Hill County to launch the 2010 Dodge Ram pickup,” offered Kimberly Shults, southwest regional communications manager for Chrysler.

2009-10-22

By Judith Pannebaker

Don’t look now, merchants, but tourism in Bandera is set to get a goose, courtesy of one of the Lone Star State’s most popular travel magazines. And, with the economy still foundering, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

2009-10-22

By Judith Pannebaker

Amazingly, a meeting of Bandera City Council held on Thursday, Oct. 15, went without incident and was blessedly short - clocking in at under an hour - mirroring a meeting held earlier in the month.

2009-10-22

Contributed

A total of 142,400 doses of the H1N1 vaccine were earmarked for Texas in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s first weekly allocation to states. However, Texas had expected to receive 237,000 in the first allocation.

2009-10-22

Contributed

There’s going to be a hot time in Medina this weekend as the biggest little community in the Lone Star State celebrates its 2009 Homecoming with a parade, carnival and alumni ceremony.

2009-10-22

BCC Staff

Surrounded by family and friends, Ann de Montel Douglas, granddaughter of Charles de Montel, celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Boerne.

2009-10-22

By Judith Pannebaker

A discussion that started in an executive session on Sept. 3, apparently continued during the Thursday, Sept. 17, meeting of Bandera City Council - that of performance evaluations for appointed city employees.

2009-10-29

By Judith Pannebaker

A five-vehicle pile-up on Highway 46, at 7 am on Tuesday, Oct. 27, left two motorists dead and one injured, according to a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

2009-10-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Timothy Braaten, executive director of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Educations (TCLEOSE), has set an administrative hearing for 1 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Austin, regarding complaints filed by former Bandera County Sheriff’s Deputy Mario Hernandez against Sheriff Weldon Tucker.

2009-10-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Com­missioners Court recently became ground zero for a genteel tussle regarding the best use of the county’s hotel-motel tax - also affectionately referred to as the “butts in beds booty.”

2009-10-29

By Judith Pannebaker

In a move that apparently caused consternation within the 216th Judicial District, Texas Gov. Rick Perry appointed Kerr County Attorney Melvin “Rex” Emerson Jr., 49, to fill the unexpired term of 198th District Judge Emil Karl Prohl, who resigned last month.

2009-10-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Eschewing “selection by committee,” Bandera County Commissioners quickly winnowed nine applicants for the soon-to-be-vacant fire marshal position down to five during a Thursday, Oct. 22, regular meeting.

2009-10-29

By Judith Pannebaker

A proposed unveiling of the nascent City of Bandera Comprehensive Land Use Master Plan will not occur in the foreseeable future.

2009-10-29

Contributed

Culebra Meat Market has recalled three beef cuts it produced and distributed in the San Antonio area earlier this month because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7, a bacterium that can cause severe illness.

2009-10-29

Contributed

AT&T personnel have alerted their Internet service customers that an increased number of “phishing” emails have been reported recently.