2009-11-05

Dr. MJ Schumacher

It is often easy to dismiss history because that is what history is - something that happened long ago that we think has no bearing on us now.

2009-11-05

By Judith Pannebaker

It was jumpin’ on Highway 16 South - 4333, to be exact - during the official grand opening of the Bandera Auto Center on Thursday, Oct. 29.

2009-11-05

Contributed

Thanks to a $15,000 donation secured by a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, wounded warriors with the Warrior Transition Battalion at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio are benefiting from equine-assisted therapy at Triple H Equitherapy Center in Pipe Creek.

2009-11-05

BCC Staff

As a Hollywood star and one of the most decorated combat veterans of World War II, Audie Murphy’s signature film was “To Hell and Back.”

2009-11-05

Texas Government InsiderÂ

George “Dee” Meador, CIO and IT division director for the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), was named Texas State Chief Information Officer of the Year at the recent Annual CIO Academy in Austin

2009-11-05

Contributed

Alumni from throughout the area and members of the honored classes from 1940 and all the years ending in zero through 2000 enjoyed the Medina School Homecoming on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24. Festivities began with the football game and the coronation and introduction of the 2009 royalty on Friday night.

2009-11-05

Contributed

There’s no better way to start out the Christmas holidays than a visit to the “Kingdom of Sweets” in the magical, mystical, production of the most popular ballet in the world, The Nutcracker!

2009-11-05

Contributed

The Texas State Railroad is headed to the North Pole - welcome aboard The Polar Expressâ„¢ Train Ride for an unforgettable journey. On selected dates, the special Christmas train departs the Palestine Depot beginning Friday, Nov. 13, through Sunday, Dec. 27.

2009-11-12

By Judith Pannebaker

This year’s fifth annual Bandera Honors Veterans ceremony, held Saturday, Nov. 7, on the lawn of the Bandera County Courthouse, was made all the more poignant - and relevant - by the recent massacre of soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood in Killeen.

2009-11-12

Contributed

If you’re dining at Brick’s River Café or making a local bank deposit, don’t be surprised to find a traveling exhibition of “Williams’ Wildlife.”

2009-11-12

Contributed

Beginning in January, Angelo State University will offer Hill Country residents a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing classes through its new office in the Kendall County Economic Development Corporation building at 1221 S. Main Street in Boerne.

2009-11-12

BCC Staff

Cowboy Capital fashionista Melissa Benge and her husband, Jim, celebrated the grand opening of their second retail store, Cowboy Calienta, across Cypress Street from Gunslinger, Thursday, Nov. 5.

2009-11-12

Contributed

To celebrate the season with an elegant meal, live dance music, auction, and raffle while raising money for a good cause, everyone is invited to the Tannenbaum Ball on Friday, Dec 11, in Fredericksburg.

2009-11-12

Contributed

Schreiner University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Charlie McCormick and Vermont Law School (VLS) Associate Dean Kathy Hartman recently signed an agreement that will guarantee admission to VLS to any Schreiner student who meets agreed upon criteria.

2009-11-12

Contributed

On Saturday, September 26, 2009, Bobbi Campbell was wed to Jesse Aleman in the Little Church at LaVillita in San Antonio.

2009-11-12

Contributed

Blayre Mozisek and Ryan Doyle were married on Friday, Oct. 30, at the beautiful Villa Antonia at Lake Travis.

2009-11-19

By Judith Pannebaker

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a de rigueur peek into preparing for the holiday in 19th century England.

2009-11-19

By Judith Pannebaker

“I’ve been involved in the dental profession since I was 16 years old and my family dentist trained me to be an assistant,” Rise´ Lyman, DDS, recently recalled. “I’ve always wanted to be a dentist since I was a little girl and literally have never had another job.”

2009-11-19

By Carol L. Smith

Melissa Checkovage is a self-proclaimed “pie queen” - complete with tiara. With her mother, Glenna Dethrow, the duo has formed a part time business they call “The Upper Crust.”

2009-11-19

By Julie Whitmore

Texas A & M University has published 44 volumes in the Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series. Most are in the nature of field guides for the Texas farmer or rancher, and many of them are available from the Bandera Public Library.

2009-11-19

Contributed

Bandera and Utopia students recently participated in the POWERHOUSE â„¢ energy-investigation program sponsored by Bandera Electric Cooperative. The program highlights learning good energy and water efficiency habits.

2009-11-19

By Randy Solis, Director

The Medina Community Library, 13948 Highway 16 North, in Medina, has broken ground on its Native Garden Improvement Project 2009.

2009-11-19

Contributed

Visitors can enjoy the history and holiday decor of nine never-before-viewed homes during this year’s Holiday Home Tour in Fredericksburg, part of the Gillespie County Historical Society’s Preservation Weekend

2009-11-26

By Carol Smith

The first annual Medina Lake Preservation Society (MLPS) 2009 Buoy Awards were presented at The Lakehills Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 14.

2009-11-26

By Carol Smith

Bandera’s newest restaurant is as true an Italian as Lucchese, but these boys don’t make boots. They don’t make pizza either - so don’t bother to ask

2009-11-26

By Julie Whitmore

The Dixie Dude Ranch is the oldest Bandera guest ranch continuously operated and owned by the same family.

2009-11-26

By Judith Pannebaker

The Cowboy Capital of the World has captured the imagination of another segment of the western population. The “Side Tracks” section of the November-December issue of “Western Shooting Horse” features an elaborate four-page spread on the numerous cowboy-centric festivities surrounding Celebrate Bandera.

2009-11-26

By Judith Pannebaker

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so it’s too late to offer a gaggle of groaning board recipes. However, it’s never too late to take a peek at past Thanksgiving feasts as described in old, long forgotten cookbooks.

2009-11-26

Contributed

For the past couple of weeks, some exceedingly large concrete poles have stopped traffic around noon on Main Street. After being toted up Main, the concrete poles have been stacked up around the Bandera Electric Cooperative facility on Highway 16 North.

2009-11-26

Contributed

“Destinations,” the Hill Country Arts Foundation’s latest exhibition, features artwork of emerging artists currently enrolled in a Texas college or university.

2009-11-26

Contributed

The public can now buy tickets to win one of three unique $2,500 prizes offered by the Gillespie County Historical Society - a new motor scooter from Scootique, VISA gift card or a custom painted gun.

2009-11-26

Contributed

Personnel at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park invite everyone to experience “Timeless Christmas at the LBJ Boyhood Home and the Johnson Settlement” on Saturday, Nov. 28.