2009-09-03

By Julie Whitmore

Despite a week of flurried e-mails, a petition drive and adverse public comment, directors of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) voted 5-4 on Thursday, August 27, to purchase property at 440 FM 3240 as a proposed new office space.

2009-09-03

By Judith Pannebaker

Indicating hard economic times, law enforcement personnel with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office sifted through over 80 applications for 10 open jailer positions at the new 96-bed jail justice center on Highway 173 North.

2009-09-03

By Judith Pannebaker

In conjunction with an alleged dog mauling that occurred in October 2008, Rosalia Clarice Sclafani, 46, was found guilty Wednesday, August 26, of fabricating evidence

2009-09-03

By Judith Pannebaker

Rhetoric during the Thursday, August 20, meeting of Bandera City Council sometimes resembled a smackdown between nonprofits doing business within the municipality.

2009-09-03

BCC Staff

Shawn Kavaney, 24, of Lakehills was killed in a one-car accident late Thursday night, August 27, in Medina County.

2009-09-03

By Judith Pannebaker

By the accounts of all who’ve seen it, the 2009 Celebrate Bandera poster is sure to become a collector’s item.

2009-09-03

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera City Councilman Robert Koimn has created another brouhaha with an item he included on the agenda for the Thursday, Sept. 3, city council meeting.

2009-09-10

By Judith Pannebaker

Mario Hernandez, a former deputy with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office, has filed a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct - as well as with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - regarding the conduct of County Judge Richard Evans.

2009-09-10

Contributed

This photo and explanation were received in an email that asked: “… if there was anyway to get this into your paper to let the world know that ‘We have not forgotten’?” - well, of course. Even if the picture and explanation are apocryphal - and we’re hoping it’s not, the sentiment is genuine.

2009-09-10

By Judith Pannebaker

After reaching a consensus previously, Bandera City Councilmen voted unanimously to cease waiving and discounting water and wastewater utility fees for nonprofits located within the city limits. Free and discounted rides will be over Jan. 1.

2009-09-10

Contributed

In an effort led by Bandera resident Roy Dugosh, the United Water team, which operates the BexarMet Water Treatment Plant, has won an international award for innovation. Dugosh serves as an operations and maintenance technician for United Water.

2009-09-10

Contributed

The eighth annual Patriots Day Memorial & Honors Ceremony will take place Friday, Sept. 11, according to organizer JC Sanders.

2009-09-10

By Judith Pannebaker

Local “go green” enthusiasts recently discovered that trying to pry a substantial sum from the City of Bandera Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for an as-yet non-existent community garden was like, well, trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip.

2009-09-10

By Judith Pannebaker

Peter Tierney, administrator for the Bandera Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, recently reported that regulatory authorities with the State of Texas had given the state-of-the-art facility at 222 FM 1077 a stamp of approval.

2009-09-17

By Judith Pannebaker

Despite last week’s “Hail Mary” attempt by his attorney, Bandera Police Chief James Eigner went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Gillespie County for felony aggravated perjury and evidence tampering

2009-09-17

By Judith Pannebaker

A quick response averted a possible tragedy in Medina last week, according to Bandera County Fire Marshal Ralph Dresser.

2009-09-17

By Julie Whitmore

The Board of Trustees for the Bandera Independent School District voted to lower the district’s tax rate at a special hearing held Tuesday, Sept. 8, before the regular biweekly board meeting.

2009-09-17

By Judith Pannebaker

According to Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker, all county prisoners should now be present, accounted for and safely tucked away in the new jail and justice center on Highway 173 North.

2009-09-17

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera City Councilman Robert Koimn got his requested executive session during the Thursday, Sept. 3, meeting. However, it might not have been the closed session he had anticipated.

2009-09-17

By Julie Whitmore

The Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) approved its 2010 budget of $459,372 at a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, over the objections of Director Lee Kneupper.

2009-09-17

By Mary A. Schenk

The Bandera Music Hall of Fame reached from one end of the music entertainment spectrum to the other for this year’s award ceremony.

2009-09-24

By Judith Pannebaker

Whether characterized as a prank, practical joke or horseplay, a shooting at the new Bandera County Jail and Justice Center is no joke - although the incident may make the county the laughingstock of the Lone Star State - if not entire United States.

2009-09-24

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera Police Chief Jim Eigner, 66, was found not guilty of perjury and tampering with evidence after a three-day criminal trial in Gillespie County.

2009-09-24

By Judith Pannebaker

Opponents of a proposed cell phone tower set for construction in a residential neighborhood in Medina packed the Thursday, Sept. 10, meeting of Bandera County Commissioners Court.

2009-09-24

By Judith Pannebaker

United States District 21 Rep. Lamar Smith was clearly pleased to address members of Emerge Boerne, a forum comprised of young professionals and entrepreneurs, on Friday, Sept. 4, in Kendall County.

2009-09-24

Contributed

State District 73 Representative Doug Miller recently announced his reelection bid to serve in the Texas House of Representatives.