2009-05-07

By Judith Pannebaker

An incident that occurred on Medina Lake may have created some uncomfortable ripples for law enforcement personnel with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office.

2009-05-07

By Stephanie Parker

Documents provided to the Bandera County Courier from Bandera County Information Officer Laurie Blanchard show that special prosecutor Therese Huntzinger received $350, seven hours billed at $50 an hour, for prosecuting former Bandera County Attorney Kerry Schneider’s son Wesley Schneider in 2007.

2009-05-07

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County real estate mogul Gary Johnston held his eighth annual “economic summit” - as the gathering was dubbed by one wag - on Friday, April 24.

2009-05-07

By Judith Pannebaker

If you did a double take last month at the Flying L Golf Course, you have a good excuse. Who, after all, would expect to see Clint Black, county music star - and participant in Donald Trump’s latest incarnation of “Celebrity Apprentice” - hitting the local links?

2009-05-07

Contributed

District 73 Rep. Doug Miller made a whistle stop at the Bandera Soil & Water District Friday, May 1, on his way back to Austin. He discussed the new Edwards Aquifer Water Enhancement Project and met landowners involved with the new brush control program.

2009-05-07

Contributed

Ray Marion Heisler, who was arrested in April 2007 on charges of sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography, is set to go to trial on Tuesday, May 26

2009-05-14

By Judith Pannebaker

Underscoring Bandera County’s reduced tolerance for animal cruelty and neglect, Nancy Thomason, 44, of Bandera was arrested in San Antonio on Tuesday, May 5, and charged with more than 39 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

2009-05-14

By Judith Pannebaker

For the most part, the Saturday, May 9, election didn’t bode well for incumbents - unless, of course, they ran unopposed

2009-05-14

By Dave Allen

Remember when the some folks went wild over the Patriot Act and the former administration’s supposed efforts to circumvent the FISA Court - “Oh, my gosh, they’re listening in on our cell phone conversations!” Well, I’ve recently developed some empathy.

2009-05-14

By Stephanie Parker

Twenty-nine hardbound volumes of J. Marvin Hunter’s “Frontier Times” magazines ended their pilgrimage on Wednesday, May 6, when they arrived home at the Bandera County Public Library.

2009-05-14

Contributed

Pandora Marcelina Peavy, 44, of Bandera pled guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to four years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;

2009-05-14

By Stephanie Parker

One person attending the standing room only public hearing at the Thursday, May14, meeting of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) requested a chair - explaining that as a 77-year-old, he needed to sit down.

2009-05-14

By Stephanie Parker

Medina Lake Game Wardens Jorge Tamayo and Mark Dorrough have access to a rescue boat that they hope they will not need to use at Medina Lake over the Memorial Day Weekend or the long summer ahead.

2009-05-14

By Stephanie Parker

Former 216th District Judge Steve Ables sentenced Dean Robert Cardella to 10 years probation, a $2,000 fine and 300 hours of community service for his October 2008 jury conviction for deadly conduct. Sentencing took place on Thursday, May14.

2009-05-21

By Judith Pannebaker

Circumventing Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker’s denial of an obligatory grievance hearing after his termination on April 22, former Deputy Mario Hernandez aired his complaints during the Thursday, May 14, meeting of commissioners court.

2009-05-21

By Stephanie Parker

After receiving a letter from the Secretary of State Elections Division regarding the May 9 election, directors with Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District met on Tuesday, May 19, and canvassed votes, seating Don Kruckemeyer as Precinct 1 director.

2009-05-21

By Stephanie Parker

During the Tuesday, May 12, Bandera Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting, 11 individuals at the heavily attended assembly signed up to address board members about a perceived problem with a scheduled cheerleading tryout for a new team.

2009-05-21

By Judith Pannebaker

To get out their respective dumps of the red and into the black, Bandera County Commissioners recently approved raising rates for citizens truckin’ their junk to the various solid waste disposal centers and recycling stations.

2009-05-21

Contributed

To honor one of Bandera County’s great cowboys, the Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association dedicated the 2009 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Memorial Weekend Rodeo to Clay Billings.

2009-05-21

By Stephanie Parker

A local man was arrested last week after law enforcement personnel discovered methamphetamine and chemicals used to make the illegal drug in his apartment.

2009-05-21

By Julie Whitmore

This is a story about World War II. But it begins in the mid-1930s in Sugar Land, when a 12-year old boy named Ennis Charles Smith received a Kodak Box camera and discovered a love of photography that helped win the war.

2009-05-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Usually the number “13” is considered inauspicious. However, on Friday, May 15, 13 very lucky horses were seized on suspicion of animal cruelty from a residence on Forest Trail in Bandera County.

2009-05-28

By Judith Pannebaker

District Judge Stephen Ables recently denied Karl Anthony Hodson’s - the so-called “pizza murderer” - request to suppress a statement taken by Texas Ranger Sgt. Kyle Dean in July 2007.

2009-05-28

By Stephanie Parker

When the Bandera County Courier carried a story about the Tuesday, May 12, Bandera Independent School Board of Trustees meeting, the focus of the story was that out of 11 BISD taxpayers who signed up at the meeting to speak, only four were allowed to voice their complaints.

2009-05-28

By Stephanie Parker

Bruce Hough LeStour­geon died on Sunday, May 17, at the age of 99. He left behind a legacy in stone that spans the Texas Hill County.

2009-05-28

By Judith Pannebaker

By a vote of 3-2, Bandera City Councilman Robert Koimn got his “Kumbaya-esque” retreat, designed, in the words of municipal attorney Monte Akers, “to discuss issues facing the City of Bandera over the next two years.”

2009-05-28

Contributed

Personnel with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) have announced that a second animal has tested positive for rabies in Bandera County.

2009-05-28

Contributed

City of Bandera Administrator Gene Foerster has announced that Stage 2 of the municipality’s drought contingency plan - Moderate Water Shortage Condition