2009-07-02

By Stephanie Parker

In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 28, a fire of undetermined origin destroyed A three-story iconic home that had perched above the Pebble Beach II subdivision for more than 30 years.

2009-07-02

By Stephanie Parker

Former Bandera High School Principal Theresa Keel wants her job back as high school principal. She has been reassigned as principal to the Alternative Education Placement program and as liaison to parents in the English as a Second Language program.

2009-07-02

By Stephanie Parker

The vacant home of late Lakeshore Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Bob Rucker was damaged by fire at 4 pm Friday, June 26. A witness reported hearing fireworks immediately before the fire was discovered.

2009-07-02

By Stephanie Parker

This year’s Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association’s PRCA Memorial Weekend Rodeo was dedicated to World Champion roper, Clay Billings of Tarpley, 52, who died Tuesday, June 30, after a long and hard-fought battle against cancer.

2009-07-02

BCC Staff

Just in time to celebrate America’s 233rd birthday, Thuy Thi "Tina" Nguyen, owner of Gail’s Nails, received a letter on Friday, June 16, informing her she has passed all required tests and interviews and will become an American citizen

2009-07-02

By Judith Pannebaker

Faster than the proverbial speeding bullet, during a meeting on Thursday, June 18, Bandera City Council increased the municipality’s square mileage - by nearly an acre.

2009-07-02

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera Independent School Board of Trustees met on Thursday, June 25, to consider a Level III appeal hearing and grievance filed by parents Ron and Lisa White on behalf of their daughter, a freshman twirler.

2009-07-02

Contributed

The Bandera Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new teacher payscale for the 2009-2010 school year.

2009-07-09

By Judith Pannebaker

When things occur in the water district, they apparently move at warp speed.

2009-07-09

By Judith Pannebaker

In their latest utility bill, city residents also received word that the City of Bandera had entered Stage 3 water restrictions.

2009-07-09

By Stephanie Parker

Fireworks sparked a blaze that completely destroyed this home on Elmhurst Road and 20th Street in Lakehills, according to Bandera County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser.

2009-07-09

By Judith Pannebaker

Those supporting Lee Kneupper in his bid for a seat on the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) elected a director capable of generating fireworks similar to those that occurred on the Fourth of July,

2009-07-09

By Judith Pannebaker

Another joint meeting of the City of Bandera Planning and Zoning Commission and the steering committee for the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Master Plan

2009-07-09

By Judith Pannebaker

Standing in for his superior, Sheriff Weldon Tucker, Chief Deputy - or as County Judge Richard Evans referred “the assistant sheriff” - Don Berger asked Bandera County Commissioners

2009-07-09

Contributed

Executives with the Kerrville-based H-E-B chain have issued a voluntary recall of some beef products sold in their grocery stores.

2009-07-16

By Judith Pannebaker

Apparently deciding to “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead,” Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District Directors approved - by a vote of 6-3 - purchasing a one-acre tract on FM 3240 for $225,000. Directors with the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater district

2009-07-16

By Julie Whitmore

Former Bandera High School Principal Theresa Keel, speaking at the onset of the regular Tuesday, July 14, meeting of the Bandera Independent School District, announced her resignation.

2009-07-16

By Judith Pannebaker

A chance meeting apparently led to an increasingly controversial conversation between County Judge Richard Evans and Bandera City Administrator Gene Foerster regarding the current professional status of former Bandera County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mario Hernandez.

2009-07-16

By Stephanie Parker

Mary Catherine Kryzer, 56, of Kerrville was killed in a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Highways 16 and 46 in Bandera County.

2009-07-16

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Commissioners received word during the Thursday, July 9, meeting, that will, no doubt, have an adverse impact on the county’s coffers. Or, as one commissioner aptly put it, “The free lunch is over.”

2009-07-16

By Judith Pannebaker

According to architect Wayne Gondeck, AIA, of San Antonio’s DRG Architects, drop dead date for the completion of the Bandera County Jail and Justice Center has been pushed back slightly.

2009-07-16

By Judith Pannebaker

The Great Summer of ’09 Bandera City Council Retreat took place Friday, June 19, at the Silver Sage Corral Senior Activity Center to “discuss issues facing the City of Bandera over the next two years.”

2009-07-16

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera County River Authority and Ground Water District (BCRAGD) directors have sent a case involving a violation of their rules and “what looks like an intent to deceive” to BCRAGD Attorney Mary Sahs for advice on possible action.

2009-07-16

Contributed

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently announced that due to increased funding from the state legislature and current rules modifications, inspections of the state’s 1,735 high and significant-hazard dams is proceeding lickety-split.

2009-07-16

BCC Staff

During the June 22 through June 26 court session, 216th District Judge Keith Williams handed down the following sentences:

2009-07-23

Contributed

Often referred to as the “Mighty Mite” of rodeo’s calf ropers, Bandera’s Ray Wharton was the 1956 Rodeo Cowboy Association (RCA) World Champion Calf Roper.

2009-07-23

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera County Emergency Operations Coordinator Ralph Dresser said that National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Yura confirmed that the outflow boundaries of a brief rainstorm that blasted through Bandera County at 5:43 pm on Monday, July 20, contained winds of up to 70 mph.

2009-07-23

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker indicated to a local newspaper published Wednesday, July 1, that “the (Bandera County rescue) boat has been utilized on three separate occasions for lake searches.”

2009-07-23

By Stephanie Parker

More than 100 Lakehills and Mico residents banded together on Tuesday, July 14, at the Lakehills Civic Center to discuss the how, when, where and why of incorporating the Lakeplex to protect it from the northward-marching city limits of San Antonio.

2009-07-23

By Judith Pannebaker

These days, the best show in town is Bandera City Council that - for the uninitiated - meets at 6 pm, the first and third Thursdays of the month at the city municipal building on Main Street.

2009-07-23

By Judith Pannebaker

It’s always fun when celebrities from the Big Apple hit the Cowboy Capital of the World. A bit of a buzz never seems to hurt anyone.

2009-07-23

By Ashleigh Whaley

More than 1,000 Burnet County residents have signed a petition opposing rules that have been proposed by the Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District.

2009-07-30

By Stephanie Parker

Officials with Dallas-based Guaranty Bank, which has more than 150 locations in Texas and California, have announced the bank is “critically under-capitalized” and may fold.

2009-07-30

By Stephanie Parker

Medina resident Ara Keese Barnes, who lives in downtown Medina just two blocks from the post office, was relaxing in her backyard at approximately 8 pm, Friday, July 24, when a rabid raccoon ran across the yard and bit her on the back of her left leg.

2009-07-30

By Judith Pannebaker

Sheriff Weldon Tucker appeared before Bandera County Commissioners on Thursday, July 23, asking them to approve daily rates for housing out-of-county prisoners at the new Gray Bar Inn set to open soon at the jail and justice center on Highway 173 North.

2009-07-30

By Stephanie Parker

Sixteen months after losing her husband Wesley to death after 58 years of marriage, Jacquelynn “Jackie” Kyle, 78, of Pipe Creek joined him. That does not surprise daughter Kathryn, who said that family ties were extraordinarily important to her mother.

2009-07-30

Contributed

Law enforcement officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety have urged Texas residents to make sure that any alarm salesperson, company or alarm installer that they hire is licensed by the Private Security Bureau.

2009-07-30

By Judith Pannebaker & St

Discussions during a workshop on the City of Bandera’s so-called “noise ordinance” seemed slightly less rancorous than those emerging from previous meetings on the controversial subject.

2009-07-30

BCC Staff

Dave Burrell, member of the Bandera County Historical Commission, assisted with the dedication of a historical marker for the Western Trail at Quihi Pass.

2009-07-30

By Judith Pannebaker

In a seemingly never-ending process, another workshop of the City of Bandera Planning and Zoning Commission and the steering committee of the municipality’s Comprehensive Land Use Master Plan