2009-08-06

By Stephanie Parker

An apparent leak in a propane line ignited a fire at 1004 Scenic Drive in Lake Medina Shores, Wednesday, July 29, destroying a 14-foot by 68-foot mobile home and displacing a couple and their two young children. No injuries were reported.

2009-08-06

By Stephanie Parker

Rae Beth Montez, 19, was airlifted to University Hospital with incapacitating injuries following a two-vehicle collision at 5:33 pm Thursday, July 30, on Wharton’s Dock Road.

2009-08-06

By Judith Pannebaker

After water tests revealed numerous nasty bacteria in the slow-moving Medina River, Bandera City Park has been closed for recreational water activities, such as swimming, canoeing and kayaking until further notice.

2009-08-06

By Stephanie Parker

Firefighters with the Bandera Volunteer Fire Department responded to Super S Grocery Store at 7 pm, Tuesday, August 4 after a customer reported a suspected natural gas leak to the sheriff’s department.

2009-08-06

By Judith Pannebaker

“We want to be a part of this great community,” said Peter Tierney, administrator of the new Bandera Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 222 FM 1077. “We’re excited to be here and plan on staying.”

2009-08-06

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Dean Jacob Brotzman, 33, of Bandera was indicted Monday, July 27, of the aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than six-years-old and the continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than 14 years

2009-08-06

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera City Council recently agreed to continue providing free water and wastewater utilities to the Silver Sage Corral Senior Activity Center. Councilmen Robert Koimn, John Hegemier and Binky Archer voted in favor of the motion.

2009-08-06

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A storm that blew through much of the area served by the Bandera Electric Cooperative around 2 pm, Thursday, July 30, caused a number of power outages - some of which were not resolved until after 1 am Friday morning.

2009-08-06

By Judith Pannebaker

Apparently the trickle down theory - if given sufficient time - really works. Recently, the City of Bandera received its small slice of the $787 billion stimulus pie.

2009-08-06

Contributed

Cpl. (E-4) Gary Galland of the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, was injured in an IED explosion the morning of Monday, August 3, while serving in Iraq.

2009-08-06

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United States Marine Corps Captain Luke Parker, formerly of Bandera, assumed command of Headquarters and Service Company, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Company, Camp Johnson North Carolina on July 17.

2009-08-13

By Judith Pannebaker

Ask first responders who have kicked around Bandera County for a couple of years about a fire that occurred in the back of a BFI garbage truck in 2005 and you’ll get a knowing laugh.

2009-08-13

By Judith Pannebaker

Deputies with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sgt. Richard Smith, head of the Criminal Investigation Division, made short shrift of two groups of Bandera County marauders

2009-08-13

By Judith Pannebaker

It should come as no surprise that, like other governmental entities, the City of Bandera is facing a budget crunch. To alleviate some of the red, Councilman John Hegemier suggested taking all non-ordinance city citations and arrests to Bandera County for dispensation or prosecution

2009-08-13

Contributed

Dan Anderson of Diamond A Financial Services was recently nominated for a community leadership award for his philanthropic contributions to the Boys & Girls Club of Bandera County.

2009-08-13

By Stephanie Parker

Bandera’s Super S Grocery Store closed just after 7 pm on Tuesday, August 4, after a customer called the sheriff’s office to report a suspected natural gas leak.

2009-08-13

By Vicki Wolf

Water supplies are dangerously low in the Hill Country, but as hydrologist Raymond Slade noted, it’s not just because of the drought.

2009-08-20

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser credits quick reactions by both area firefighters and an observant neighbor with preventing a fire from completely destroying a manufactured home. Flames, however, made short shrift of a storage shed on the property.

2009-08-20

By Judith Pannebaker

“In the last 12 months, we’ve had five animals test positive for rabies - four of them since Jan. 1,” said Conrad Nightingale, DVM, Bandera County rabies control officer.

2009-08-20

By Judith Pannebaker

In January 2008, Bandera County Commissioner Precinct Bobby Harris asked pointedly, “Where’s the jail?” His question was finally answered during the Thursday, August 13, meeting of commissioners court.

2009-08-20

Contributed

“Wild Conversion” - aka “Boon” - owned by Tim and Carla Brady of Pipe Creek will compete in the Junior Cutting event at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Nov. 6 through Nov. 21.

2009-08-20

By Judith Pannebaker

Chief Appraiser Ed Barnes of the Central Appraisal District of Bandera County appeared before commissioners court on Thursday, August 13, with the 2009 certified values.

2009-08-20

By Judith Pannebaker

Like the cavalry riding to the rescue, Chief Appraiser Ed Barnes of the Central Appraisal District apparently came up with an additional windfall in property taxes.

2009-08-20

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera City Council met Tuesday, August 11, to hash out the budget for fiscal year 2009-2010, scrutinizing line items with proverbial fine tooth combs and attempting to make every penny count in a still recalcitrant economy.

2009-08-27

By Judith Pannebaker

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the case that former Bandera County Deputy Scott Sharp recently filed a federal lawsuit for wrongful and retaliatory termination and for violations of his civil and constitutional rights.

2009-08-27

Contributed

The quick response of several employees with the Bandera Electric Cooperative recently saved the life of a man found unconscious and not breathing in his vehicle.

2009-08-27

By Judith Pannebaker

After being caught with the severed heads of two bucks in their vehicle, two youths from the Houston area were cited for poaching in the City of Bandera.

2009-08-27

By Julie Whitmore

There will be no changes for Bandera-area customers of Austin-based Guaranty Bank.

2009-08-27

By Judith Pannebaker

In what many perceived as yet another attempt to wrest control of the agenda, City of Bandera Councilman Robert Koimn placed an admittedly obscure item on the Thursday, August 6, agenda.

2009-08-27

By Judith Pannebaker

Pity the City of Bandera’s poor Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) currently pending before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

2009-08-27

By Judith Pannebaker

“This project has been scheduled since last summer,” noted Michael Boyd, transportation engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation in Kerrville.