2009-03-05

By Stephanie Parker

Judge N. Keith Williams of the 216th Judicial District set a Nov. 2 jury trial in Kendall County for former Bandera County resident Steven Shannon Veselka, 36, who is charged in the Oct. 12, 2001, battering murder of Cheriko Ressler, age 22 months.

2009-03-05

By Stephanie Parker

According to Chief Deputy Don Berger of the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office, April Otwell and Re-nita Moore were seriously injured in an ATV acciden

2009-03-05

By Judith Pannebaker

It’s a sad business when a watering hole closes in Bandera, but especially so when the temporary closure was due to a TABC violation.

2009-03-05

By Stephanie Parker

Susan Cooke Queen, 50, of Bandera, former office manager of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD), pled guilty to credit card abuse in the 216th District Court on Thursday, Feb. 26.

2009-03-05

By Stephanie Parker

The body of Lakehills resident David Thomas Hadley, 46, was found in the H-E-B parking lot at 1302 South General McMullen Drive and Castroville Road at 4:34 pm on Sunday, March 1.

2009-03-05

By Stephanie Parker

For some, turning 100 years old might be a long hard journey, but Medina’s Sam Quaid found the trip has its highlights ­- like lots of parties and cakes and having a day of the week named after you.

2009-03-05

By Judith Pannebaker

Considering the disparate members that comprised a committee appointed by County Judge Richard Evans to overhaul the county's rabies and animal control order, it seemed a minor miracle when all signed off on the document’s updated version Wednesday, Feb. 25.

2009-03-05

By Judith Pannebaker

Recently Bandera City Council unanimously voted to disallow their police chief to share his personal opinions about law enforcement and judicial matters with the local press.

2009-03-12

By Stephanie Parker

Persistent drought and high winds fanned flames from a fire on Monday, March 9, sending it burning across 800 acres of rugged terrain off Clark Creek and Elam Creek roads.

2009-03-12

Contributed

Soooooie! Get yer hog caller ready ‘cause its time for the seventh annual Wild Hog Explosion and All Bike Rally, which rounds out the second weekend

2009-03-12

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera Police Chief Jim Eigner reported that a burglary had occurred at Texas Square, 703 Main Street, around 11:30 pm, Sunday, March 8

2009-03-12

By Judith Pannebaker

The economic depression that holds the rest of the county in its grip has finally reached Bandera, according to alarming statistics quoted recently by James McGroarty, owner of the 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Or has it?

2009-03-12

By Judith Pannebaker

“I don’t know why you continue to reinvent the wheel,” commented Linda James to Bandera City Councilmen during their at-times acrimonious exchanges on city law enforcement.

2009-03-12

Contributed

United States District 21 Rep. Lamar Smith, ranking Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, recently called on House Democrats to hold a hearing on a surge in drug-related violence on the United States-Mexico border.

2009-03-12

By Judith Pannebaker

By a 3-2 decision, Bandera City Council approved hiring a new police officer at a regular Thursday, March 5, meeting, bringing the department of Police Chief Jim Eigner up to speed.

2009-03-19

By Stephanie Parker

Forty live and three dead animals were removed from 414 Skyline Drive in Wharton’s Dock on Tuesday, March 17. Owner Nancy Thomason, who called her animal rescue organization “Sanctuary Station,” could be charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty

2009-03-19

By Stephanie Parker

A 4-year-old boy, who had playfully run away from his grandmother, attempted to cross FM 1283 near Leibold Sports Complex on the afternoon of Sunday, March 15,

2009-03-19

By Judith Pannebaker

“It was nice to change focus from fires to flood in just 24 hours,” said Bandera County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser explaining his rapid gear-switching to commissioners court Thursday, March 4.

2009-03-19

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser announced on Friday, March 13, that a reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment

2009-03-19

By Stephanie Parker

Just when you thought you were safe from the political process, it’s that time again. Local elections are back and set for May.

2009-03-19

By Judith Pannebaker

“We have the money. It’s just hard to give the okay to spend that much,” said County Judge Richard Evans after hearing a presentation on the proposed Bandera County Road and Bridge Facility

2009-03-19

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera County’s 90-day burn ban was lifted on Thursday, March 11, at 11 pm and reinstated Sunday evening, March 15, after the county received more than 600 calls for controlled burns.

2009-03-19

By Judith Pannebaker

“If 500 people turn up for an event in 75 cars and you ask me to put in 75 parking spaces, that’s not going to happen,” entrepreneur and local real estate magnate Steve Ball emphatically told the City of Bandera

2009-03-19

Contributed

A spaghetti luncheon fundraiser for former City of Bandera employee Christine Gentry, shown above with Mayor Horst Pallaske, will be held from 11 am until 2 pm, Friday, March 20, at American Legion Post 157 in Bandera.

2009-03-26

By Stephanie Parker

Two Bandera County residents were arrested on Wednesday, March 18, after a methamphetamine lab was discovered at their Lakehills home.

2009-03-26

By Judith Pannebaker

Beleaguered Bandera Police Chief Jim Eigner’s legal woes are becoming wider and deeper.

2009-03-26

By Judith Pannebaker

In the aftermath of one of the largest animal cruelty seizures in Bandera County, charges are still pending against Nancy Thomason

2009-03-26

By Judith Pannebaker

Traditionally, seniors have been the targets of scams and frauds. In these economically perilous times, con artists are becoming increasingly more adept at separating seasoned citizens from their hard-earned cash.

2009-03-26

By Judith Pannebaker

If you’re like us at the Bandera County Courier, for the last 10 days or so, you’ve been inundated with emails warning of an impending tax disaster for Texas senior citizens. “Senior” is defined as anyone 65 years of age or older.

2009-03-26

By Judith Pannebaker

The meeting of Bandera City Council on Thursday, March 19, was almost as long as a community theater production of “Hamlet,” but not nearly as amusing.