2010-04-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Disappointed taxpayers must wait a little longer to participate in a celebratory “show and tell” at the Bandera County Jail and Justice Center after county commissioners failed to agree on a date for the facility’s formal public opening.

2010-04-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Last August, after being caught with the severed heads of two bucks in their vehicle in Helotes, two youths from the Houston area were cited for poaching in the City of Bandera.

2010-04-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera High School senior Tyler Stevens has placed fourth in the State of Texas in power lifting during a Saturday, March 27, competition. The meet was held at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene.

2010-04-01

By Genie Strickland

The weather had been beautiful and hopes were high the Wild Hog Explosion would come off without a hitch, but thunder booms and hail hit Bandera hard in the hours prior to the event

2010-04-01

By Paul Schattenberg,

Personnel with the Texas Water Resources Institute will present a Texas Watershed Planning Short Course, slated for May 10 through May 14 in Bandera

2010-04-08

By Judith Pannebaker

Recently, Bandera County has seen a spate of arrests, indictments and a sentencing for sexual crimes. Local problems run a continuum from sexual assault of a child to randy writing on the walls of public bathrooms.

2010-04-08

Contributed

A leisurely kayak trip on the Medina River last week turned up what appears to be a trash dumpsite on the riverbed and banks across from Enchanted River Estates.

2010-04-08

By Carol L. Smith

At approximately 6:30 pm, Friday, April 2, City of Bandera residents were surprised to learn that when they turned on their taps, little or no water came out. Water service wasn’t restored to most residents until about 3 am Saturday morning.

2010-04-08

By Carol L. Smith

Although Bandera County hasn’t yet adopted a local fire code, state fire codes are in place and currently being enforced.

2010-04-08

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Road and Bridge Superintendent John Andrade told commissioners that roadwork within the county could shortly be underway.

2010-04-08

Contributed

Nancy Montgomery has thrown her cowgirl hat in the ring of Bandera politics and she is aiming for a position on city council.

2010-04-08

Contributed

My name is Robert L. Koimn and I am announcing my candidacy for the office of Mayor of the City of Bandera.

2010-04-15

By Carol L. Smith

A San Antonio physicians group, Kellum Family Practice Associates (KFPA), who recently re-opened a satellite office in Lakehills, is currently embroiled in several civil lawsuits and criminal investigations of medical fraud.

2010-04-15

By Judith Pannebaker

After an extremely nasty lead-up to the Tuesday, April 13, run-off election for Bandera County Precinct 2 Commissioner, for a while, things got even nastier on election night.

2010-04-15

By Agnes Pospiszyl

Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, along with scores of other officials and dignitaries, were killed in a plane crash on Saturday, April 10, in Russia. The crash occurred at 10:56 am, Moscow time.

2010-04-15

By Judith Pannebaker

A shooting that occurred last week in Tarpley has been described as the culmination of a quarrel over a pack of cigarettes, according to Bandera County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Richard Smith.

2010-04-15

By Judith Pannebaker

An autopsy by medical personnel with the Bexar County Medical Examiner is pending to determine the cause of death of a Lakehills infant.

2010-04-15

By Judith Pannebaker

Police officers with the City of Bandera responded to a rollover accident that occurred at 4:51 pm, in the 1400 block of Hackberry Street, Thursday, April 15.

2010-04-15

By Carol L. Smith

Five motorcycle accidents have occurred in Bandera County in just two weeks, including one that resulted in a fatality.

2010-04-15

By Julie Whitmore

After years of wrangling, directors with the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater Board (BCRAGD) voted on Thursday, April 1, to hold regular monthly, rather than quarterly, meetings

2010-04-22

By Judith Pannebaker

City of Bandera resident Gino Gambino-Andolini - aka Gino Gambino and Daniel Andre Hamilton - has been indicted by a federal grand jury for bank fraud and aiding and abetting bank fraud

2010-04-22

By Carol L. Smith

To be fair, the headline should have read Mother Nature 3.0, BC festivals 1.0.

2010-04-22

By Judith Pannebaker

A “Rise of the Machines” moment arrived in Kerrville on Monday, April 12, when members of the local media were invited to step behind the fence - literally - for an up close and personal look at the demolition of the old Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital.

2010-04-22

By Judith Pannebaker

Discussions continued at Bandera City Council about changing parking to parallel only on 11th Street between Cedar and Cypress streets and on Cedar Street between Main and 11th Street. However, no decision was reached.

2010-04-22

Contributed

Recent rain and flooding increased the flow rate of the Medina River and may actually make it more attractive to canoe groups throughout the state, resulting in a full slate of paddlers covering the 50 miles of river within Bandera County on the Saturday, May 1, cleanup day.

2010-04-22

City of Bandera Mayor Horst Pallaske has announced he is running for a second term of office, releasing the following statement:

2010-04-22

Contributed

With recent upticks in flu activity in the southeastern United States, medical personnel with the Texas Department of State Health Services continue to encourage people to get the H1N1 flu vaccination now to protect themselves.

2010-04-29

By Judith Pannebaker

After his successful prosecution of Alfedo Ramirez Jr., 198th Assistant District Attorney Brad McCullouch offered, “This man is a habitual sexual predator and is not a candidate for rehabilitation.”

2010-04-29

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Brent Mansfield celebrated his 33rd birthday Sunday. He didn’t get to eat the barbecue brisket he had planned on.

2010-04-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Local residents are still reeling over a pair of shootings that occurred in the county last week - one in Medina and the other in Bandera River Ranch.

2010-04-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Members of the Bandera Business Association hosted a candidates’ forum Tuesday, April 20, for hopefuls vying for city council and mayor for the City of Bandera.

2010-04-29

By Judith Pannebaker

A Bandera County Grand Jury has indicted Rocky Lee Acosta, former manager of the Bandera Saloon and Grille, on felony sexual assault and indecency with a child.

2010-04-29

By Judith Pannebaker

With a unanimous vote on Thursday, April 22, Bandera County Commissioners added another 106.5 acres to the county holdings.

2010-04-29

By Judith Pannebaker

In an ongoing effort to schedule a grand open for the new jail and justice center, the third time proved the charm for Bandera County Commissions.

2010-04-29

By Dianna Condry

Personnel with the Bandera County Division of Emergency Management will conduct an exercise on Saturday, May 22, at Mansfield Park on Highway 16 North.

2010-04-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera City Council recently approved amending the utility fund budget in the amount of $30,000 to fund repairs of the Dallas Street well.