2009-02-05

By Judith Pannebaker

Taking advantage of current volatile ground conditions, a firebug recently plied his deadly trade in Bandera County - and perhaps Bexar and Comal counties, as well - according to Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser.

2009-02-05

By Stephanie Parker

A vintage white Caddie that has been driven around the Cowboy Capital lately looking like a chicken with its head cut off has finally been reunited with its noggin.

2009-02-05

By Judith Pannebaker

During a conference call with reporters from across Texas and the United States on Thursday, Jan. 29, Senator John Cornyn expounded on the Democrats nearly $1 trillion dollar spending plan,

2009-02-05

By Judith Pannebaker

An item on the agenda for the Thursday, Feb. 5, meeting of Bandera City Council has left Police Chief Jim Eigner frankly “flabbergasted.” If approved, his department’s manpower would be reduced by 20 percent.

2009-02-05

By Stephanie Parker

A free house - what a dream come true! Who would be crazy enough to turn down a free house?

2009-02-05

By Stephanie Parker

The Margaret Alkek Community Center, home of the Bandera County Boys & Girls Club, received recent cosmetic surgery in the form of a much-needed facelift.

2009-02-05

By James E. Hamby Jr.

An e-mail is bouncing around cyberspace claiming the Tricare for Life benefit is about to be reduced or even eliminated

2009-02-12

By Stephanie Parker

County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser spent the second Friday in a row investigating intentionally set fires. In an eerily similar set of circumstances to last week’s conflagrations, three fires along two major highways again erupted at approximately 1:30 pm on Feb. 6.

2009-02-12

By Judith Pannebaker

The agenda item that engendered heated discussion at the Thursday, Jan. 5, meeting of Bandera City Council was Robert Koimn’s recommendation to amend the city budget and use a salary line for a patrol officer to fund a part-time assistant to the city administrator and secretary.

2009-02-12

Contributed

The cost of natural gas used to generate electricity has decreased dramatically, resulting in lower power costs to the member-owners of Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BEC), according to a cooperative spokesman.

2009-02-12

By Stephanie Parker

The Bandera County Sheriff’s Office is down another deputy.

2009-02-12

By Judith Pannebaker

Looking for some bon temps to go with your bon appetit? Then, put on your dancin’ shoes and bring your bon ami to Bandera this weekend for the sixth annual Cowboy Capital Mardi Gras celebration.

2009-02-12

Contributed

In January, 216th District Court Judge N. Keith Williams sentenced the following individuals in a Bandera County court session:

2009-02-12

Special to the Courier

Get ready for the squeals and spills of the 7th annual Wild Hog Explosion & All Bike Rally, set to kick-off the first weekend of spring break, Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14.

2009-02-19

By Stephanie Parker

For local drivers, Friday, Feb. 13, might have been unlucky, but Sunday, Feb. 15, proved deadly.

2009-02-19

By Judith Pannebaker

Not only did a federal judge dismiss Marie Yvette Trevino’s ongoing civil case against a Bandera law enforcement officer, but she also found herself under arrest last week in Boerne,

2009-02-19

By Judith Pannebaker

When discussing the ultimate disposition of a building at 515 12th Street, aka the Bandera County Jail, commissioners voted as a man to flatten it.

2009-02-19

By Judith Pannebaker

There was no doubt in anyone’s mind after the Bandera County Republican Women meeting on Friday, Feb. 13, voters in Texas House District 73 had picked themselves a winner.

2009-02-19

By Stephanie Parker

Following the Bandera County Courier’s warning last week to watch for a firebug operating in the county on Fridays at approximately 1:30 pm, no fires occurred on Friday, Feb. 13, begging the question - is the firebug triskaidekaphobic? Or, as Pipe Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Martin speculated, was he scared off by publicity?

2009-02-19

By Stephanie Parker

During a Thursday, Feb. 12 conference call with reporters from across Texas and the United States, Senator John Cornyn slammed the Democrat-written $789 billion economic stimulus legislation

2009-02-19

Contributed

United States District 21 Rep. Lamar Smith, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, and 19 of his Republican colleagues in the Texas Delegation recently called on President Barak Obama to keep Texas safe from Guantanamo Bay detainees.

2009-02-19

Contributed

The Texas Department of State Health Services recently ordered Peanut Corporation of America to recall all products ever shipped from its Plainview plant.

2009-02-26

By Stephanie Parker

Forty students from Pipe Creek Christian School were evacuated from their school on Tuesday, Feb. 24, when flames from a grass fire that burned 125 acres came within 400 yards of the school.

2009-02-26

By Judith Pannebaker

And the hits just keep on comin’ for beleaguered Bandera Police Chief Jim Eigner.

2009-02-26

By Judith Pannebaker

In a recent interview, Alex Donalson, general manager of Bandera Chevrolet, spoke about the current state of the economy as seen through the eyes of a local businessman.

2009-02-26

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser confirmed that the 1:20 pm Friday, Feb. 20, grass fire on FM 1283 across from Hill Country Drive was set by the person or persons who had previously been responsible for a total of 12 recent arson fires

2009-02-26

By Judith Pannebaker

Not content with requiring that pet dogs be leashed within the city limits, Bandera City Council members are now intent on muzzling their outspoken police chief.

2009-02-26

By Judith Pannebaker

As an employee with the City of Bandera, Christine Gentry wore many hats - including such divergent ones as those of utility clerk and animal control officer.

2009-02-26

By Judith Pannebaker

Everyone agrees the nation’s economy has tanked. Although Texas’ economy seems in less dire straits, elected officials are poised for the other fiscal shoe to drop

2009-02-26

By Stephanie Parker

While the eastern end of Bandera County was preparing for the newest attack by an arsonist, the western end of Bandera County experienced its own emergency.