2010-06-03

By Carol L. Smith

A horseback rider was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 16 North at approximately 10:30 pm, Friday, May 28. The fatality cast a pall on the activities surrounding Bandera’s Memorial weekend.

2010-06-03

By Mikie Baker

After 27 years of service with the Medina Independent School District, Elementary School Principal Dale Naumann is calling it a day. Officially, he retires the last day of school, Friday, June 4.

2010-06-03

By Judith Pannebaker

To recoup some of the more than $200K in outstanding fines, courts costs and fees, the City of Bandera has contracted with the San Antonio law firm of Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP.

2010-06-03

By Carol L Smith

Motorists in San Antonio may be used to traffic being backed up for 25 minutes, but not in Bandera!

2010-06-03

By Judith Pannebaker

County elected officials will celebrate the completion of the Bandera County Jail and Justice Center with an open house at 2 pm, Saturday, June 5.

2010-06-03

By Judith Pannebaker

United States Senator John Cornyn met with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Tuesday, May 18, during her whirlwind tour of Capitol Hill. She is President Barack Obama’s choice to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

2010-06-03

By Judith Pannebaker

During his Economic Luncheon IX, held Friday, May 21, Bandera businessman Gary Johnston hosted a return appearance of one of last year’s speakers, Mike Brell, senior analyst with the Frost Bank Advisory Group.

2010-06-03

By Carol L. Smith

A new scholarship opportunity is now available for children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.

2010-06-03

Contributed

Electrical fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

2010-06-03

By Carol L. Smith

President Barack Obama signed into law the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Care Services Act signed into law on Wednesday, May 5.

2010-06-10

By Judith Pannebaker

A third special Bandera County Grand Jury will be convened at an unspecified date for continued deliberations and testimony on possible criminal culpability of Sheriff Weldon Tucker.

2010-06-10

By Carol L. Smith

A wild windstorm whipped through Bandera County during the evening of Wednesday, June 2, uprooting trees, damaging roofs and tossing around boat docks on Medina Lake like toys. A trampoline even ended up lodged in the top of a tree.

2010-06-10

By Judith Pannebaker

Just a little over four months since Michael David Konvicka escaped from custody of a law enforcement officer, he’s now tucked away in the Bandera County Jail, charged with four felonies and three misdemeanors.

2010-06-10

By Carol L. Smith

According to eyewitnesses, a young man in a tube being towed behind a boat on Medina Lake was seriously injured Sunday, June 6.

2010-06-10

By Judith Pannebaker

“When we started this five years ago, I was thin and had no gray hair,” Judge Richard Evans quipped to the standing room only crowd at the Bandera County Jail and Justice Center Open House, Saturday, June 5.

2010-06-10

By Carol L. Smith

It proved a busy day for directors of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District.

2010-06-10

By Carol L. Smith

Yet another motorcyclist has been injured after a deer collided with his bike on Saturday, June 5.

2010-06-10

By Carol L. Smith

Over 250 members of the Bandera Electric Cooperative were without electricity from approximately 9:30 pm until 11:30 pm, Friday, June 4.

2010-06-10

By Carol L. Smith

Several Bandera County residents speeding northbound on Highway 173 near Lower Mason Creek Road were involved in a one-car accident at approximately 10:45 am, on Saturday, May 29.

2010-06-10

By Judith Pannebaker

In a bid to become a “film friendly” community, Bandera City Council appointed Mike Murehend as liaison to the Film Friendly Texas program.

2010-06-17

By Carol L. Smith

Litterbugs beware - Bandera County constables are on a campaign to clean up the county. Armed with state laws against public nuisance and illegal dumping that apply to unincorporated areas of the county, they are targeting neighborhoods where residents may be keeping, storing or accumulating refuse or rubbish.

2010-06-17

By Judith Pannebaker

More than 50 local volunteer firefighters, medical personnel and law enforcement officers participated in a simulated medical air evacuation on Wednesday, June 9, according to Bandera County EMS Director Cindy Martin.

2010-06-17

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County resident Gerald Rodger Sorensen was sentenced to life in prison for rape and murder in 1984. He’ll be up for parole this year. Assistance is needed to keep this habitual and violent criminal incarcerated.

2010-06-17

By Carol L. Smith

Two motorcyclists were involved in an accident on Highway 16 North near the Bandera Veterinary Clinic, one of them died at the scene.

2010-06-17

By Gareth Porter

Some CIA officers involved in drone strikes in Pakistan and elsewhere are privately expressing their opposition to the program within the agency, because it is helping al Qaeda and its allies recruit, according to a retired military officer in contact with them.

2010-06-17

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution supporting Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot’s and members of the Texas Legislature’s opposition to HR 3590 - the Federal Healthcare Reform Bill.

2010-06-17

By Carol L Smith

The Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District is a member of the Texas Water Development Board’s Groundwater Management District 9.

2010-06-24

By Judith Pannebaker

After nearly a yearlong investigation by the Texas attorney general, a special Bandera County Grand Jury indicted Sheriff Weldon Tucker on Monday, June 21, for alleged felony misuse of county property and abusing his official capacity.

2010-06-24

By Carol L. Smith

A Pipe Creek woman was arrested for felony DWI after being involved in a two-car accident near the Pipe Creek Mini Mart on Highway 16 South.

2010-06-24

Contributed

During Roadcheck 2010, which ran Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 8, 9 and 10, troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety inspected 6,906 commercial vehicles.

2010-06-24

By Judith Pannebaker

Four weeks ago, Bandera County Commissioners unanimously accepted an additional $22,225 from the feds courtesy of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).

2010-06-24

By Judith Pannebaker

Usually when an elected body emerges from an executive session, they have reached a consensus during the closed session, which the officials then act upon after reconvening in open session - usually.

2010-06-24

Contributed

The 13th annual RiverFest celebration, hosted by the Bandera Business Association, takes place Saturday, June 26, in City Park - along the banks of the beautiful Medina River. Members of the BBA take this opportunity to invite everyone to get wet this weekend

2010-06-24

Contributed

With his traditional no-holds barred approach, United States Senator John Cornyn took exception to President Barack Obama’s address to the nation last week on the disastrous oil spill.

2010-06-24

By Carol L. Smith

The Bandera Independent School District Board of Trustees confronted some hot topics during their June meeting, including a budget shortfall, continuing energy conservation project and refunding of school bonds.