2009-01-01

Contributed

In what surely must be the initial fundraiser of 2009, the first annual Cowgirl Roundup and Showdeo will begin at noon Saturday, Jan. 3,

2009-01-01

Contributed

“Take it off…for charity” is the theme of the Stationary Marathon to be hosted by Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Bandera Fitness during the month of February.

2009-01-01

By Stephanie Parker and J

Twenty-six-year-old Lamanda “Mandy” Barton, a 1994 graduate of Medina High School, started her own trucking business, Barton Logistics Freight Transport, from scratch in her parents’ living room in 1997.

2009-01-01

By Julie Whitmore

Under a new program offered by Friends of the Bandera County Library (FOL) “a gift for a friend” may be turned into “books for the community.”

2009-01-01

By Stephanie Parker

In 1969, concerned citizens met with then-county judge Roy H. Adams to advance Medina Lake property owners’ quest to stop water waste from the irrigation lake and abolish unsanitary conditions

2009-01-01

By Judith Pannebaker

To the delight of their newfound friends, Bandera County residents have sent Christmas wishes across the Atlantic Ocean and through the European Union to Poland.

2009-01-01

Contributed

Membership drives the good works of the Helotes Humane Society and January brings the organization’s 2009 membership drive.

2009-01-08

By Stephanie Parker

“Outside the Cage” Bandera County Courier columnist Ed Longhurst fulfilled a 37-year-old dream this year when he opened Hole in the Wall Motorcycle Stop behind Silver Saddle Realty in Pipe Creek.

2009-01-08

By Stephanie Parker

As parents, Shawna and Henry Frerich strive to build champions on two fronts - their children and their children’s 4-H projects.

2009-01-08

Contributed

The Singing Cadets, the “Voice of Aggieland,” will perform a concert in Kerrville at 7 pm, Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Cailloux Theater.

2009-01-08

By Ingrid Newkirk

For most of us, New Year’s resolutions made with the best of intentions will be tossed out faster than the holiday fruitcake.

2009-01-08

By Judith Pannebaker

After consulting with directors of the Bandera County Federated Library System, last month, commissioners finally divvied federal funds earmarked for county bibliothèques.

2009-01-08

By Judith Pannebaker

According to Bandera County EMS Director Cindy Martin, local paramedical personnel spent the month of November attending classes and workshops, keeping themselves abreast of the latest life-saving techniques.

2009-01-08

Contributed

To build awareness and understanding of the vital role school boards play in their communities, Governor Rick Perry proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month.

2009-01-08

Contributed

Iconic Hill Country DJ and radio personality Roy Holley has signed on to promote two major fundraising events for Bandera’s Arthur Nagel Community Clinic.

2009-01-08

By Judith Pannebaker

The 10th - or maybe ninth, but who’s countin’? - annual Bandera County Chamber of Commerce Taco Sale will take place Friday, Jan. 9.

2009-01-09

Contributed

One member of voting delegates from the Bandera County Farm Bureau who recently participated in the 75th annual Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) convention in Corpus Christi received a special honor.

2009-01-15

By Stephanie Parker

Conrad Nightingale, a 1968 Olympic steeplechase contestant, and a Bandera veterinarian since 1973, was inducted into the Halstead High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 5

2009-01-15

Exclusive to the Courier

Never thought you’d do it! Wouldn’t even consider doing it! You’re even shocked when your son or daughter talks about getting one!

2009-01-15

Contributed

Pipe Creek resident Kathleen McKenzie Owen, who was Governor Rick Perry’s appointee to the Texas A&M Real Estate Center,

2009-01-15

By Robert Brischetto

One of the most perplexing problems in our nation today is how to provide healthcare for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

2009-01-15

Contributed

The second annual Baubles & Boots Celebration, hosted by the Bandera Independent School District Education Foundation, will take place from 4:30 pm to 7 pm, Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Flying A Lodge

2009-01-15

Contributed

This month, Bandera Grace Lutheran Church will celebrate its 21st annual Wild Game Dinner. The good eating takes place from 4 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, Jan. 31.

2009-01-15

Contributed

With the height of the Texas flu season approaching, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) officials are reminding people that getting the flu vaccine

2009-01-22

By Stephanie Parker

First grader Frederick Wolford thought he was going to lunch as usual at Alkek Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 16, but instead of making the expected selection between fish and baked chicken, Frederick found his mother waiting for him. He chose her!

2009-01-22

By Stephanie Parker

Robert and Dixie Cohn made a big move recently even though they remain at the same Lakehills location where Robert opened up an insurance office 10 years ago.

2009-01-22

Contributed

Administrators of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation recently announced the appointment of General Michael W. Hagee, USMC (Ret) as its new executive director.

2009-01-22

Contributed

Arthur Nagel Community Clinic Board President Cindy Payne recently announced not only the election of a vice president and five new board members, but also several major initiatives that will be undertaken in 2009.

2009-01-22

Contributed

In these uncertain economic times, taxpayers should not have to pay a fee for preparation of their 2008 Federal Income Tax returns. And, according to AARP, they won’t.

2009-01-22

By Stephanie Parker

From 7 to 9 pm on every first and third Thursday, Lakehills-area youth plan to converge on the Lakehills Civic Center on Park Road 37 for free food, games and entertainment.

2009-01-22

Contributed

Bandera Grace Lutheran Church will celebrate the 21st consecutive year of its famous Wild Game Dinner from 4 pm to 7 pm, Saturday, Jan. 31.

2009-01-22

Contributed

The Texas German Society will convene its 26th annual state convention, Saturday, March 7, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3845 Interstate 10 West, in Columbus, Texas.

2009-01-22

Juraluck “Best” Songsangkhan, the daughter of Noi and Robert Reeder of Bandera, has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Texas A&M University

2009-01-29

By Judith Pannebaker

“Always … Patsy Cline” - the subject was outstanding; the casting, sublime and the premise, perfect for an afternoon of theater in the Cowboy Capital of the World - which, not coincidentally, is also one of Texas’ premiere music destinations.

2009-01-29

By Stephanie Parker

Be it his wife, Lydia, or woodworking, Bandera’s Oscar Trevino, 78, has discovered that it is never too late for love and no one ever grows too old to love. In a sad way, love brought him to Bandera County.

2009-01-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Horsemen and women with the Cowboy Capitol Trail Riders are gearing up for the group’s 40th annual trail ride to the world famous San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo,

2009-01-29

Contributed

In May of 2009, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life will celebrate 25 years of community presence and action in the fight against cancer.

2009-01-29

Contributed

As part of the 2009 Optimist International Essay Contest, members of the Optimist Club of Bandera are asking local students to develop the theme, “The Power of Youth.”

2009-01-29

By Judith Pannebaker

An anonymous benefactor recently donated a 1927 Model AA Chevrolet Roadster to boost the coffers of the Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League for construction of a no kill shelter in Bandera County.

2009-01-29

By Robert Brischetto

How can a community foundation in the middle of a global economic crisis address local needs and help donors achieve their charitable goals?

2009-01-29

By Judith Pannebaker

According to Special Ambassador Elenora Dugosh Goodley, it’s time to update your passports, pack your bags and hop on board the “2009 Poland Express.”

2009-01-29

Contributed

Mr. And Mrs. William Townley - aka Dusty and Cristi Britches - surprised everyone and tied the knot on Oct. 25