2010-05-06

By Carol L. Smith

The Gunn Oil Company headquartered in Wichita Falls currently operates the Carter #1 natural gas compressor station located on Elm Pass Road.

2010-05-06

By Carol L. Smith

Senior United States Western District Judge Harry Lee Hudspeth refused to dismiss the whistleblower lawsuit against Kellum Family Practice Associates (KFPA) of San Antonio.

2010-05-06

By Judith Pannebaker

In a continuation of cases that have been covered by the Bandera County Courier, both retired 198th Judicial District Attorney Ron Sutton and former District Judge E. Karl Prohl recently pleaded guilty to varying degrees of fiduciary misconduct while in office.

2010-05-06

By Judith Pannebaker

According to Bandera County Judge Richard Evans, all power and services were restored to the new jail and justice center on Highway 173 North on Tuesday, May 4. “As far as I know, everything is back to normal,” he said.

2010-05-06

Contributed

Bandera High School Junior Kelsey Dyes will compete in Informative Speaking at the Academic UIL State meet to be held Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7, in Austin.

2010-05-06

Contributed

As of Saturday, May 1, all applicants for concealed handguns are able to complete the entire application form, as well as schedule their digital fingerprint appointments online.

2010-05-06

Contributed

On the heels of his recent visit and briefing on border violence in El Paso, United States Senator John Cornyn recently introduced legislation to help keep border communities safe, strengthen the morale and effectiveness of state and local law enforcement officers and send a message to drug cartels that Americans will not give in to violence.

2010-05-06

Contributed

The second phase of the 2010 Census began last Saturday as 635,000 census takers trekked to households that did not return their census form through the mail.

2010-05-06

By Carol L. Smith

An April 13 accident in Bandera County involving two pickup trucks injured Dawn Hess, 30 of Kerrville.

2010-05-13

By: Carol L. Smith

The Medina High School drama class wowed the judges and audience alike at the University of Austin’s Hogg Memorial Auditorium in Austin last Saturday, May 8 at 7:30 pm. Out of the 412 District 1-A schools who competed from all over the state of Texas in the 84th Annual One Act Play event, the Medina High School troupe walked away with the first place honors.

2010-05-13

By Judith Pannebaker

Last year’s dishonorable discharge of former Bandera County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Sharp was recently overturned by the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

2010-05-13

By Judith Pannebaker

An incident that began Sunday, April 25, continued on Thursday, May 6, when Patrick McGroarty, 57, was arrested and charged with felony injury to a child. However, neither an arrest nor a subsequent indictment indicates that an individual is guilty of the charge.

2010-05-13

By Judith Pannebaker

Despite what has been described as running an “extensive, expensive and intensive” campaign, mayoral challenger Robert Koimn got a good old-fashioned shellacking by incumbent City of Bandera Mayor Horst Pallaske.

2010-05-13

By Julie Whitmore

At its April 29 called meeting, the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) board heard a presentation on the Desired Future Condition (DFC) of water within its authority.

2010-05-13

Contributed

The Senate on the evening of Wednesday, May 5, unanimously passed legislation authored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator John Cornyn to make further improvements to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the nation’s premier open government law.

2010-05-13

Contributed

Two Bandera County high school seniors were among the 18 from the Hill Country who have received scholarships from the Floyd A. and Kathleen C. Cailloux Foundation of Kerrville.

2010-05-13

By Carol L. Smith

James L Henry, age 54 and his wife, Barbara, age 55, were involved in a motorcycle accident on May 8, at approximately 11 am. The San Antonio couple where traveling on FM 470, just north of Seco Creek when their motorcycle went off the roadway.

2010-05-13

Contributed

Independent candidate Eddie Traylor has withdrawn from the United States District 21 race and has thrown his support behind Representative Lamar Smith.

2010-05-20

By Carol L. Smith

A River Bend resident has been charged with one count of evading arrest and a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault on a peace officer, after twice ramming his truck into a Bandera County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) vehicle.

2010-05-20

By Judith Pannebaker

Along with newspaper correspondents from Houston, Austin and Dallas, as well as Texas Farm Bureau Radio, the Bandera County Courier participated in a teleconference with United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday, May 5.

2010-05-20

By Carol L. Smith

Bandera County Commissioners met on Thursday, May 13, with the major discussions centering on the septic system issues at the Bandera County Jail and Justice Center.

2010-05-20

By Judith Pannebaker

The Texas Department of Transportation’s ninth annual “Click It or Ticket” spring campaign kicks off this month with a warning to drivers and passengers to fasten their safety belts or expect to get a ticket.

2010-05-20

Contributed

Bandera County was awarded $350,000 from The Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA) by the agency’s Texas Community Development Block Grant (Texas CDBG) program and Texas Small Towns Environment Program (STEP).

2010-05-20

By Carol L. Smith

Uvalde County voters for Precinct 3 narrowly nixed off-premises sale of beer and wine during an election on Saturday, May 8.

2010-05-20

By Judith Pannebaker

For years, Bandera artist Dusty Pendleton has maintained a website, http://www.pendletonart.com/, featuring his work. According to Pendleton, the website has generated a lot of hits, but not one sale - until recently.

2010-05-20

By Carol L. Smith

A female motorcyclist died on RR 187 in western Bandera County on Saturday, May 15, when a deer ran into the bike she was riding.

2010-05-27

By Judith Pannebaker

In what was apparently the area’s worst kept secret, a special Bandera County Grand Jury was convened Wednesday, Jan. 19, to deliberate the criminal culpability of Sheriff Weldon Tucker

2010-05-27

By Carol L. Smith

A 39-year-old San Antonio man drowned in Medina Lake while swimming from his boat to the shore to take photographs.

2010-05-27

Contributed

The 2010 Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association (CCRA) PRCA Memorial Weekend Rodeo will be dedicated to the memory of the late Henry W “Buddy” Hubble.

2010-05-27

By Carol L. Smith

A homeowner’s 9-1-1 call to the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office emergency dispatch led members of the Bandera Volunteer Fire Department to a large home still under construction

2010-05-27

By Mary Allyce Schenk

Did you ever wonder how long Stein’s Clothiers has been on 11th Street? Do you know who and what was there before Mary and Bobby Stein’s family opened their store?

2010-05-27

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County impresario Gary Johnston held his ninth annual “economic summit” - as the gathering has been dubbed by one wag - on Friday, May 21.

2010-05-27

By Judith Pannebaker

The denouement to a saga that began last fall occurred during a Thursday, May 20, meeting of a revamped Bandera City Council when fledgling Councilman Nancy Montgomery took her seat for a first time.

2010-05-27

By Judith Pannebaker

With school almost out and summer nearly here, reports of this nature unfortunately become inevitable.

2010-05-27

By Carol L. Smith

The Bandera Independent School District’s (BISD) new “Field of Dreams” had its final walk-through for completion on Wednesday, May 19.