2010-10-07

By Judith Pannebaker

In what rapidly became another of Bandera County’s worst kept secrets, Chief Appraiser Ed Barnes resigned his position with the Central Appraisal District effective Friday, Oct. 15.

2010-10-07

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Russell Allen Sheedy, a Bandera County resident, was arrested last week by the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) on charges of burglary.

2010-10-07

By Judith Pannebaker

Motions continue to be filed in the ongoing criminal case of Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker. The State of Texas has charged him with felony “abuse of official capacity,” specifically, intentionally and knowingly misusing a county boat.

2010-10-07

By Judith Pannebaker

A suspicious structure fire occurred the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 3, in the 7000 block of Whartons Dock Road, according to Bandera County Fire Marshal John Stith.

2010-10-07

By Carolyn B. Edwards

A teenage driver flipped her vehicle and ended up braced on a fence post in a non-injury accident that occurred Friday, Oct. 1 at about 7:30 pm on FM 3240. The accident took place in the vicinity of the LH7 Ranch.

2010-10-07

Contributed

Members of the Bandera Music Hall of Fame apparently enjoyed voting for talented siblings this year. The Duo or Group category went to The Gibson Sisters and the Robison brothers, Charlie and Bruce, will take home the Vocalist and Songwriter honors on Sunday, Oct. 17.

2010-10-07

Contributed

Following the suspected murder of a United States resident on Falcon Lake, Texas law enforcement agencies are telling boaters on Falcon Lake to stay on the US side of the lake. Law enforcement officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety officials issued the same advisory in May.

2010-10-07

Contributed

For the sixth consecutive year, the American Legion’s Bandera Honors Veterans Committee will pay tribute to veterans and Bandera natives who currently serve in the armed forces.

2010-10-07

By Judith Pannebaker

In what became a busy docket, a newly seated Bandera County Grand Jury handed down the following indictments on Monday, Sept. 27:

2010-10-14

By Judith Pannebaker

The final chapter is almost concluded in the 2007 Kendall County murder of pizza deliveryman Leon Denver Poe.

2010-10-14

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Two accident victims were airlifted to area hospitals in what proved to be a busy weekend for law enforcement and emergency personnel.

2010-10-14

Contributed

A high-risk sex offender on civil commitment who fled a Houston halfway house has been designated as one of Texas’ Most Wanted Sex offenders - and a $5,000 cash reward is now available for information leading to his arrest.

2010-10-14

By Carolyn B. Edwards

During the Sept. 2 meeting of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, Director Lee Kneupper walked out rather than participate in what he claimed was an illegal executive session.

2010-10-14

Contributed

In a year of firsts, the Bandera Music History Project and Hall of Fame’s new voting membership will induct six musicians and one venue at 3 pm, Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Bandera County Public Library, which also houses the Hall of Fame.

2010-10-14

By Judith Pannebaker

It’s been a long time coming and a lot of cooks have come close to spoiling the broth.

2010-10-14

By Judith Pannebaker

The mid-term General Election, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 2, is less than three weeks away.

2010-10-14

By Carolyn B. Edwards

When a local governing entity, board, committee or commission calls a public hearing and no public show up, it’s generally for two reasons.

2010-10-21

By Judith Pannebaker

During a mildly contentious meeting last week, Bandera City Council approved eliminating the position of alternate-temporary-associate judge by a vote of 3-1

2010-10-21

By Judith Pannebaker

Anyone who didn’t enjoy the performances during the Bandera Music History Project Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday, Oct. 17, was either brain dead or tone deaf. It was that good.

2010-10-21

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Last month, the Courier compared the website of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) to those of similar districts in Region 9 GMA and found the BCRAGD’s site severely wanting - well, no more.

2010-10-21

By Judith Pannebaker

Despite convening two special meetings, members of the City of Bandera Planning and Zoning Commission have found it difficult to close the barn door after the horse has escaped.

2010-10-21

Contributed

Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue recently announced that the agency has published final rules to reduce further the time it takes to decide applications for disability benefits from those persons with the most severe disabilities. Currently, the process takes less than two weeks on average.

2010-10-21

Contributed

The Bandera Marching 100 outshined other regional marching bands in the UIL 3-A Regional Marching competition in Hondo.

2010-10-21

Contributed

The Texas Department of Public Safety is now making its traffic citation information available to Texas courts and precincts electronically, as well as on paper.

2010-10-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Thirteen months after a vehicular crash that claimed the life of the wife of a Bandera County Sheriff’s Office deputy, justice has been meted out.

2010-10-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Responding to a request by District Attorney Pro Tem David Glickler of the Office of the Texas Attorney General, 216th District Judge Keith Williams has recused himself from presiding over the criminal trial of Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker.

2010-10-28

Contributed

During the recent Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 1A State Cross Country Meet at the Bear Run Cross Country Course in Waco, Lauren Finley, a senior at Geneva School of Boerne was named TAPPS 1A State Cross Country Champion.

2010-10-28

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Dr. Gary Overmann walked into the office of the Bandera County Courier Tuesday, Oct. 12, with a tremendous offer. He proposed building a manufacturing facility in Bandera County that would produce electrical transformers and provide hundreds of well-paying jobs.

2010-10-28

By Judith Pannebaker

United States District 21 Congressman Lamar Smith dropped by Bandera for an up close and personal look at the new county jail and justice center.

2010-10-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Like mushrooms, strategically placed large cedar posts seemed to have popped up throughout the city overnight. However, as goes the adage, “No good deed goes unpunished.”

2010-10-28

By Judith Pannebaker

A collision last weekend between a motorcycle and automobile resulted in a biker being airlifted to a hospital with what were described as incapacitating injuries.

2010-10-28

Contributed

Bandera Honors Veterans Committee, a unit of American Legion Post 157, will sponsor a “Break Bread with a Veteran” campaign which runs from Saturday, Nov. 6, through Saturday, Nov. 13.