2010-03-04

By Judith Pannebaker

A huge structure fire that erupted during the evening of Monday, March 1, decimated a large barn, the site of a sawmill in Vanderpool, according to Bandera County Fire Marshal John Stith. No one, however, was injured in the blaze.

2010-03-04

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.

2010-03-04

By Carol Smith

The Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) Directors met in a 9 am special session on Wednesday, Feb. 24, for a public hearing and ratification of new district rules.

2010-03-04

By Judith Pannebaker

Members of the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA) and San Geronimo Valley Alliance (SGVA) recently finalized a settlement agreement with BP Properties, Ltd., developers of the proposed Hills of Castle Rock subdivision.

2010-03-04

By Judith Pannebaker

It’s been a long time coming, but law enforcement officers with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office finally busted another methamphetamine laboratory - this one in the Pipe Creek area.

2010-03-04

By Judith Pannebaker

Law enforcement officers with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office were recently involved with their first mandatory drawing of a blood sample for alcohol testing, according to Chief Deputy Richard Smith. The blood draw occurred after a suspected inebriated motorist refused to participate in a so-called breathalyzer test.

2010-03-04

By Carol L. Smith

The reappointment of Bandera Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission members warranted little discussion at the Thursday, Feb.18, meeting of the Bandera City Council.

2010-03-11

By Judith Pannebaker

Investigators with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct recently concluded their review regarding last summer’s actions of Bandera County Judge Richard Evans.

2010-03-11

By Judith Pannebaker

Several years ago, officials with the United States Department of Agriculture came up with a scheme to tag, number and monitor electronically every farm animal, including cows, goats, sheep, horses and chickens, among others, in America.

2010-03-11

By Judith Pannebaker

When asked about the continuing kerfluffles surrounding the Bandera County Precinct 2 primary election on Tuesday, March 2, Chief Deputy Richard Smith noted, “Politics brings out the demons in all of us, doesn’t it?”

2010-03-11

By Carol L. Smith

Luckily for residents on Schmidtke Road, a brush fire reported earlier this week proved to be more smoke than flames.

2010-03-11

By Judith Pannebaker

By 5 pm, Monday, March 8, seven people had tossed their hats in the ring for the upcoming City of Bandera election, set for Saturday, May 8

2010-03-11

Contributed

Law enforcement personnel with the Texas Department of Public Safety are urging all Texas students planning to participate in spring break to avoid traveling to border cities in Mexico.

2010-03-11

By Carol L. Smith

City work crews are busy, busy, doing the drainage work and installing new sewer pipes that the City of Bandera received a stimulus grant to complete.

2010-03-11

By Judith Pannebaker

The cause of a Monday, March 1, blaze that destroyed a barn, several pieces of large equipment and a quantity of vintage lumber at a sawmill operation in Vanderpool remains undetermined.

2010-03-18

By Judith Pannebaker

Robert E. Tyler, president of The Terraces on Skyview, Ltd., presented Bandera County Commissioners Court with an “extremely preliminary” plan for a proposed manufactured home rental community in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

2010-03-18

By Judith Pannebaker

Sometimes in a rescue, everything comes together perfectly - with sufficient time to get the successful operation on the front page of the Bandera County Courier. Here’s a feel good article for animal lovers about an incident that occurred on Monday, March 12.

2010-03-18

By Judith Pannebaker

A short clip during the 10 pm KENS 5 news program on Monday, March 15, had Medina residents concerned that a second case of rabies in livestock had turned up in the area.

2010-03-18

By Carol L. Smith

Bandera Independent School District (BISD) Board of Trustees convened a regular meeting Tuesday, March 9.

2010-03-18

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchi

This March, as our nation celebrates Women’s History Month, a special group of women gathered in Washington, filling the massive Emancipation Hall of the new Capitol Visitors Center to receive long overdue recognition for their pioneering service to our nation during World War II.

2010-03-18

BCC Staff

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) is currently constructing a new turning lane on Highway 16 from Purple Sage road to just past the Hevenor Lumber Company.

2010-03-25

By Judith Pannebaker

Uncooperative spring weather might have cancelled the fundraising Wild Hog Explosion last Saturday, but politics continue to pop like a microwave filled with corn in Precinct 2.

2010-03-25

Contributed

Kyle and Austin Wilson certainly know how to bring the bacon back to Bandera County - even though their forte is beef.

2010-03-25

By Judith Pannebaker

One would think criminals would learn. If they’re carrying narcotics in their vehicle - and also have an appreciable amount in their home - perhaps they should not disobey traffic rules. But, what fun would that be?

2010-03-25

By Carol L Smith

In January, the SW Johnson Construction Company applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an air quality standard permit for the operation of a permanent rock and concrete crusher.

2010-03-25

By Carol L. Smith

Two recent motorcycle accidents in Bandera County might serve to point out the necessity of donning a helmet while riding outside the cage.

2010-03-25

By Judith Pannebaker

The drivers’ license office located at Mansfield Park on Highway 16 North has been temporarily closed, according to Department of Public Safety Supervisor Charlie Wells of San Antonio.