2009-06-04

By Judith Pannebaker

Deputies with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office appear to be dropping like proverbial flies.

2009-06-04

By Stephanie Parker

With only 10 days left in the 2008-2009 school year, Bandera High School Principal Theresa Keel has been terminated.

2009-06-04

By Judith Pannebaker

City resident Gail Denkhaus brought a recurring problem to Bandera City Council on Thursday, May 21 - the ability of city taps to run red with rust.

2009-06-04

By Judith Pannebaker

The City of Bandera’s Comprehensive Land Use Master Plan - aka simply “the master plan” - that’s been on the municipality’s backburner is heating up again.

2009-06-04

By Judith Pannebaker

Possible amendments to the Special Event Permit Ordinance No. 263 - aka the “noise ordinance” - has again surfaced on the agenda of the Thursday, June 4, meeting of Bandera City Council.

2009-06-04

The Bandera High School Bulldog Varsity Baseball Team finished their season with a record of 22-6-1 - good enough to garner the scrappy Dogs

2009-06-04

The May grand jury met on Friday, May 22, and considered 22 cases, handing down 18 true bills.

2009-06-04

By Judith Pannebaker

One of two lawsuits filed by Bandera County against the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has supposedly been settled - sorta.

2009-06-11

By Judith Pannebaker

Former Bandera County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mario Hernandez finally received his personnel request form - aka “pink slip” - from Bandera County.

2009-06-11

By Stephanie Parker

A San Antonio hospital apparently got the accident victim, but no one in Bandera County appears to have gotten the required informaiton.

2009-06-11

By Stephanie Parker

At least one possible criminal case investigated by the Bandera Police Department remains stalled in the office of 216th District Attorney Bruce Curry due to the indictment of Police Chief James Eigner on two felony charges.

2009-06-11

By Judith Pannebaker

“A secret veto beat us out,” offered Bandera County Judge Richard Evans during a Tuesday, June 9, interview about the unfortunate demise of HB 3265.

2009-06-11

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser reported on Wednesday, June 3, that a structure fire on Moffett Road in Medina had been accidental.

2009-06-11

Contributed

Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BEC) will begin exchanging existing meters with a superior AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) system later this month, according to a BEC spokesman.

2009-06-11

By Stephanie Parker

Utopia resident Lou Waters, 70, said it was a family decision to gift a portion of their ranch to “a great cause” and add a new jewel to Bandera County’s Lost Maples State Natural Area - an additional 700 acres.

2009-06-11

By Judith Pannebaker

After readily admitting she had not received any noise complaints lately, Bandera City Councilman Monica Halsey requested possible amendments to the municipality’s Special Event Ordinance - aka “the noise ordinance.”

2009-06-11

By Stephanie Parker

Most Bandera residents probably know Mary Kitchens best as Books and Blooms owner rather than as a militant children’s advocate intent on traveling 1,387 miles to testify for four minutes at an Federal Drug and Administration hearing in Washington DC.

2009-06-11

By Stephanie Parker

The lightning storm on Tuesday, June 2, kept Dan Anderson awake all night; however, the resident of Schmidtke Road had no idea that things were about to get worse.

2009-06-18

By Judith Pannebaker

After the Bandera County Courier broke a story on May 7 about the county’s increasingly controversial rescue boat, Precinct 2 Commissioner Bobby Harris launched an investigation of his own.

2009-06-18

By Stephanie Parker

Anyone with information about Christian Bacak, 15, is urged to call the Bandera Police Department at 830-796-3771. Bacak was last seen the evening of Saturday, June 13.

2009-06-18

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera Independent School District parents Ron and Lisa White went to the Tuesday, June 9 board of trustees meeting with two grievances on the agenda.

2009-06-18

By Stephanie Parker

In the past week, two motorcycle riders have died following motorcycle crashes in Bandera County and one person remains hospitalized after being air lifted to University Hospital.

2009-06-18

By Stephanie Parker

Department of Public Safety Trooper Damon Derr said that at 11:05 am on Friday, June 12, two vehicles were involved in a major accident on Highway 16 South and Krause Road.

2009-06-18

By Judith Pannebaker

Due to the generosity of a contractor, architect and stone mason, the new Bandera County Jail and Justice Center will sport an upgraded exterior - at no expense to local taxpayers.

2009-06-18

By Judith Pannebaker

When the final meeting adjourned on Thursday, June 11, attorney Cindy Payne remained seated in the City of Bandera Municipal Building asking incredulously, “Is it over? Did we get it? What happened?”

2009-06-18

By Stephanie Parker

When Jim Jackson, who lives off PR 37 across from Dancing Bear on the Bandera-Medina county line, shot a strange creature on May 26 at the water trough he keeps for the deer, Jim and wife Sandra were convinced that they had confirmed the existence of the ever-elusive chupacabra

2009-06-25

By Judith Pannebaker

Responding to a request by 216th District Attorney Bruce Curry, the office of the Texas Attorney General has agreed to investigate and prosecute allegations of misuse of Bandera County property by members of the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office.

2009-06-25

By Judith Pannebaker

It’s official. Another EEOC shoe has dropped in Bandera County - and it didn’t take long.

2009-06-25

By Stephanie Parker

Christian Bacak, a ninth grade student at Bandera High School, was found unharmed on Thursday, June 18, after a 90 minute search by a DPS helicopter. The 15-year-old had been missing for four days.

2009-06-25

By Stephanie Parker

Ricky and Lezlie Yurrita, parents of a student in the Bandera Independent School District, lost their level III appeal before BISD Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 18.

2009-06-25

By Stephanie Parker

The Bandera Independent School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to adopt a $12,062,716 budget at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 25, driven by a $1.21 per $100 property tax valuation - a two-cent decrease from last year’s tax.

2009-06-25

Contributed

Great, just when you thought it was safe to indulge in your secret food passion, medical personnel with the Texas Department of State Health Services are warning everyone to avoid eating any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough.

2009-06-25

By Judith Pannebaker

A workshop with the City of Bandera Planning and Zoning Commission and the municipality’s Comprehensive Land Use Master Plan steering committee was held the morning of Saturday, June 6, to discuss the master pla

2009-06-25

Contributed

To celebrate Independence Day in a patriotic way, coordinators of the April 15 Boerne TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party will hold a special rally from 10 am until noon, on Saturday, July 4, at Boerne’s Main Plaz