2009-11-05

By Julie Whitmore

Directors of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) voted unanimously late Friday, Oct. 30, to send proposed new rules governing well permitting and allowable pumping standards to the board’s outside attorneys for final screening.

2009-11-05

By Judith Pannebaker

Despite a SRO crowd and, at times, passionate rhetoric, in the end, a combination special meeting-public hearing of the City of Bandera Board of Adjustments was rendered moot.

2009-11-05

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Treasurer Kay Welch announced this week she will not seek another term.

2009-11-05

Contributed

Keynote speaker for the Bandera Honors Veterans commemoration, slated for Saturday, Nov. 7, will be retired United States Navy Commander Floyd Stanley Kunkel, a resident of Tarpley.

2009-11-05

Tuesday November 4, 2009 Election Results for Bandera Co. and the State.

2009-11-05

By Dan Wise,

Due to the generosity of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, headquartered in San Antonio, the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic is again open to patients three days a week and the clinic staff is singing “With a Little Bit of Help from Our Friends.”

2009-11-05

By Judith Pannebaker

Struggle into your best camo, folks. It’s time for another iconic celebration in Bandera - Hunters’ Opening Weekend, highlighted by the world famous Hunters Bar-B-Q & Outdoor Exposition, sponsored by the Bandera County Chamber of Com­merce.

2009-11-05

Contributed

Medical personnel with the Texas Department of State Health Services continue to order the state’s full allocation of the H1N1 vaccine as quickly as possible.

2009-11-12

By Judith Pannebaker

In the last three years, the Bandera County Convention and Visitors Bureau has promoted this area as a tourist destination to the tune of $861,382.

2009-11-12

By Judith Pannebaker

Apparently the whole town noticed the absence of a familiar figure from the streets of Bandera on Wednesday, Nov. 4

2009-11-12

By Judith Pannebaker

In a split second, lives change and what was before, will never be again.

2009-11-12

Contributed

Responding to inquiries, Toni Anne Dashiell, president of the Texas Federation of Republican Woman (TFRW) has announced a venue to help the victims and family members of the shooting that occurred at Fort Hood in Killeen last week.

2009-11-12

By Judith Pannebaker

After a protracted executive session on Thursday, Nov. 5, Bandera City Council emerged into open session and voted 3-2 not to accept Gay Guilott’s counter-offer to the city “concerning litigation or claims or settlement or possible settlement of litigation or claims.”

2009-11-12

Judith Pannebaker

In a closed executive session on Thursday, Nov. 5, Bandera County Commissioners interviewed five candidates for the position of Bandera County fire marshal.

2009-11-12

Texas Online Veterans Por

With the passage of HB 3613 during the 81st Texas Legislature, certain veterans are entitled to an exemption from taxation of the total appraised value of their residence homestead.

2009-11-12

Contributed

Medical personnel with the Texas Department of State Health Services continue to order the state’s full allocation of the H1N1 vaccine as quickly as possible, with about 2.5 million doses ordered last week.

2009-11-12

Contributed

US Senator John Cornyn appeared on “Meet the Press,” Sunday, Oct. 25. For readers who missed the program, the following highlights were excerpted from the interview.

2009-11-19

By Judith Pannebaker

The trial of former Lakehills resident, Karl Anthony Hodson, in the alleged 2007 murder of pizza deliveryman, Leon Poe, 27, of San Antonio, slated to begin Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Kerr County, has been continued.

2009-11-19

By Julie Whitmore

In a dramatic turn of events on Friday, Nov.13, the Bandera Country River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD), with a single vote, cancelled all 19 substantive items on its agenda. Additionally, the meeting was adjourned within 10 minutes of completing the Pledge of Allegiance.

2009-11-19

By Julie Whitmore

The Thursday, Nov. 12, trial in the City of Bandera Municipal Court evaporated during a morning of intense negotiations between attorneys for Gay Guilott and the City of Bandera.

2009-11-19

By Judith Pannebaker

A battle weary Wayne Gondeck, AIA, of San Antonio’s DRG Architects, stopped by Bandera County Commissioners Court on Thursday, Nov. 12, to give his monthly assessment of continued progress on the already officially “substantially completed” jail and justice center.

2009-11-19

By Judith Pannebaker

By a 3-1 vote on Thursday, Nov. 12, Bandera County Commissioners released nearly $233,670 of retainage fees previously held back for the new jail and justice center and road and bridge facility still under construction on Highway 173 North.

2009-11-26

By Judith Pannebaker

“This was the biggest seizure of animals to date in Bandera County,” said Jennifer Gaertner, community liaison for animal control issues.

2009-11-26

By Carol L. Smith

Larry Dale Hilsher, 39, of Houston, died in a one-person accident on FM 470, 2.8 miles west of Tarpley, on Saturday morning, Nov. 21.

2009-11-26

By Carol L. Smith

Bandera City Council went into executive session at 7:53 pm during a Thursday, Nov. 19, regular meeting to settle - once and for all - a situation that had been ongoing since January 2008.

2009-11-26

By Julie Whitmore

Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) General Manager David Jeffery refused to release a copy of the district’s proposed new rules to the public - despite the fact directors had approved the new rules during an open meeting as required by Texas law.

2009-11-26

By Judith Pannebaker

Although no closer to a finished document than when the process began with such high hopes in December 2007, the steering committee of the City of Bandera Comprehensive Land Use Plan held yet another in a series of Saturday workshops with the planning and zoning commission on Nov. 21.

2009-11-26

By Carol L. Smith

After over an hour of wrangling with the definition of “entirely enclosed,” Bandera City Council made a final decision on Cathy Clamon’s Peddlers Pass project. Whether she decides to go forward with her plan remains up in the air, however.

2009-11-26

By Judith Pannebaker

The website, www.letssaythanks.com, offers everyone an opportunity to send a free printed postcard to United States military personnel stationed overseas.

2009-11-26

Contributed

Medical personnel with the Texas Department of State Health Services continue to order the state’s full allocation of the H1N1 vaccine as quickly as possible.