2010-02-04

By Judith Pannebaker

After overpowering a local deputy, a prisoner from Bandera County escaped from custody Thursday, Jan. 28, in Boerne. Although deputies from the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Boerne Police Department initiated a manhunt, Michael D. Konvicka, 40, of Pipe Creek, remained on the lam by press time.

2010-02-04

By Judith Pannebaker

A judicial hearing regarding the seizure of 61 animals at a location on FM 470 has been postponed until 2 pm, Monday, Feb. 21, to allow the defendant to engage counsel.

2010-02-04

By Judith Pannebaker

Convicted capital murderer Karl Anthony Hodson, a former Lakehills resident, has been transferred from the Kendall County Law Enforcement Center to the Texas Department of Corrections system to begin serving life without parole.

2010-02-04

By Carol L. Smith

Hard freezing temperatures on Friday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 10, caused residents of Lake Medina Shores and Wharton’s Dock Road to have problems with their water. Residents continue to have concerns about the quality and reliability of their water supply.

2010-02-04

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Commissioners have finally requested a fiscal accounting regarding proceeds from an illustrated book that honored the county’s 150th anniversary. However, lackadaisical record keeping rather than malfeasance has been attributed to the current confusion.

2010-02-04

Contributed

Barbara Arredondo of Lakehills has filed to run for the office of Precinct 2 County Commissioner.

2010-02-04

Contributed

Robert A. Nowotny has announced his candidacy for the office of Texas State Representative for District 73. This district comprises Bandera, Comal, Gillespie and Kendall counties.

2010-02-04

BCC Staff

An 18-wheeler tractor and trailer combo, loaded with round bales of hay, tipped over on its side, at approximately 9:30 am, Wednesday, Jan. 27, blocking all lanes of traffic on FM 1283 at the intersection of Highway 16.

2010-02-11

By Judith Pannebaker

In a true example of “news of the weird,” the mother of an 8-month-old baby was told she must obtain picture identification for her daughter before the little girl would be allowed to visit her inmate father again

2010-02-11

By Judith Pannebaker

Just when you think, people can’t sink any lower, you’re proved wrong. And, just when you think you’ve heard it all, something else - equally as reprehensible - occurs.

2010-02-11

By Judith Pannebaker

An arson that occurred at Bandera Middle School just before Christmas has been solved, according to Bandera County Fire Marshal John Stith. Since the alleged perpetrator is only 11 years old, however, his identity will be withheld.

2010-02-11

By Judith Pannebaker

A steady downpour failed to dampen the spirits of family and friends of standout Bandera High School Bulldog varsity quarterback, Cole Hubble, as he signed with the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) Roadrunners on “National Signing Day,” Wednesday, Feb. 21.

2010-02-11

By Judith Pannebaker

In yet another protracted meeting, on Thursday, Feb. 5, Bandera City Council discussed everything from garbage collection and paper recycling to attempting to change the make-up of the planning and zoning commission.

2010-02-11

By Judith Pannebaker

Former Texas Ranger Clete Buckaloo has been appointed to head up a new investigative unit with the Department of Public Safety. Unit personnel will focus on combating corruption among law enforcement officers and personnel. Buckaloo assumed his new post in Austin on Jan. 15.

2010-02-11

BCC Staff

Readers in Baltimore, Maryland, sent the Bandera County Courier this image of the most recent blizzard that hit the Northeast.

2010-02-18

By Judith Pannebaker

After a five-hour civil hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 10, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Lynn Holt awarded 61 seized animals to Bandera County and required Pat and Willard D’Spain to pay an unspecified amount of money for their care.

2010-02-18

By Judith Pannebaker

In the wake of complaints about arbitrarily enforced rules and the recent retirement of Della Baker, a panel of county law enforcement officers selected a former jailer as new administrator for the Bandera County Jail.

2010-02-18

By Carol L. Smith

Bandera County citizens stopped for suspected DWI might be able to beat the offense in court, but they aren’t going to beat an inevitable ride to the new Bandera County Jail and Justice Center.

2010-02-18

By Judith Pannebaker

After pleading guilty to criminal solicitation of a minor to commit capital murder, Allen Wayne Doelitsch, 20, has been sentenced to 25 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, according to 216th Judicial Assistant District Attorney Lucy Wilke.

2010-02-18

By Judith Pannebaker

The Bandera County Democratic Party hosted a get together Saturday, Feb. 13, and invited candidates running for state offices over for a “look see.”

2010-02-18

By Carol L. Smith

As the date for written public comments on the new Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District rules ends, a public hearing to receive verbal comments has been set for 9am, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the district office, 202 12th Street.

2010-02-18

By Judith Pannebaker

A reader has asked the Courier to alert other readers about a new telephone scam that’s currently making the rounds.

2010-02-25

By Carol L. Smith

Administrators with Allied Waste Services (AWS) came before the Bandera City Council on Thursday, Feb. 18, expecting to walk away with new long-term contract and a large rate increase.

2010-02-25

The following non-binding propositions are included on the Republican Primary ballot during the ongoing primary election:

2010-02-25

By Judith Pannebaker

A brush fire that broke out Sunday, Feb. 21, four miles north of Medina off Highway 16 North, devastated 100 acres before finally being brought under control.

2010-02-25

By Judith Pannebaker

United States District 21 Representative Lamar Smith hosted a packed meet and greet in Bandera on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Brick’s River Café. The unexpectedly large turnout obliged the Congressman to order more munchies.

2010-02-25

By Judith Pannebaker

Hitting the trail in her gubernatorial bid against incumbent Texas Gov. Rick Perry and a surprisingly strong Debra Medina, United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison blew into Boerne on Thursday, Feb. 18. Madame Senator played to a packed house at a local restaurant.

2010-02-25

By Cynthia Cox Payne, Esq

A case with far-reaching implications was argued last week before the Texas Supreme Court (TSC), Edwards Aquifer Authority and State of Texas v. Burrell Day and Joel McDaniel (EAA v. Day).

2010-02-25

By Judith Pannebaker

Only 16 dogs from the Jan. 27 D’Spain animal seizure on FM 470 remain at the Bandera County Animal Control Facility on Highway 16 North.

2010-02-25

By Judith Pannebaker

As ex-elected officials in the 198th Judicial District recently learned, they can retire but they can’t hide.

2010-02-25

By Carol L. Smith

A deputy with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to vehicle accident off Wharton’s Dock Road that involved a child who had been run over by a car on Tuesday, Feb. 9

2010-02-25

BCC Staff

To enhance traffic flow and improve access to local businesses, the following changes will be implemented on Monday, March 1, according to Bandera Police Chief Jim Eigner.

2010-02-25

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Rabies Control Officer Conrad Nightingale, DVM, recently reported that a horse from Medina has tested positive for rabies. “This is the first time in 37 years, that I’ve seen a rabid horse in this county,” he said in an interview on Wednesday, Feb. 24.