2010-07-01

By Judith Pannebaker

The Kerr County murder investigation began March 2, 1991. In 1998, it was featured on “America’s Most Wanted.” The cold case finally concluded in Kerrville on Thursday June 10, when the convicted killer was sentenced to life in prison.

2010-07-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Deputies with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the recovery of two weapons allegedly used in a murder that occurred mid-January in Kimble County, according to Chief Deputy Richard Smith.

2010-07-01

by Carolyn B. Edwards

Excessive speed led to a fiery crash and the death of a San Antonio man early Saturday evening, June 26, on Park Road 37 near Lakehills.

2010-07-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Longtime Bandera City Councilman Monica Halsy resigned effective Thursday, July 1.

2010-07-01

By Carol L. Smith

In March, requests for proposals to contractors were posted in San Antonio Express-News for the stabilization repairs needed for the Medina Dam.

2010-07-01

By Judith Pannebaker

This photo, taken at 9:30 am, Tuesday, June 1, at the Pipe Creek E-Z Mart, clearly shows a patrol vehicle with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office parked illegally.

2010-07-01

By Dr. Paul Kengor

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.” (Psalm 23:4)

2010-07-01

By Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Commissioners postponed action on a request by Fire Marshal John Stith to implement a state statute “regulating all new gated communities and apartments equipped with an electric gate-opening device for emergency vehicle access.”

2010-07-01

By Judith Pannebaker

A newly resurrected com­­prehensive long-range land use plan - aka the city master plan - was presented the City of Bandera Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commissioners at their Tuesday, June 22, meeting.

2010-07-08

By Judith Pannebaker

Amateur pyrotechnic operators got more than they bargained for when a series of explosions rocked a fireworks display on Sunday, July 4, over Medina Lake. This show was unrelated to a professional display launched annually from Pebble Beach, but it turned out to be almost as awe-inspiring.

2010-07-08

By Carolyn B. Edwards

A Fourth of July party turned tragic early Sunday morning when 17-year-old Gatlin Magee, of Pipe Creek, stepped in front of an overturned mortar to save his younger brother.

2010-07-08

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Deputies with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on property belonging to Kevin Lunski in Lakehills Wednesday, June 30, and found restaurant supplies belonging to Cass Escalante of Pipe Creek.

2010-07-08

By Judith Pannebaker

Volunteers with Keep Utopia Beautiful (KUB) recently received a prestigious - and lucrative - environmental award.

2010-07-08

By Judith Pannebaker

All signs point to former Councilman Monica Halsey’s seat remaining vacant until next year. Because Halsey’s family is relocating to California, she resigned from Bandera City Council on Thursday, July 1.

2010-07-08

Rutherford Institute

In a 5-4 ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, the United States Supreme Court has declared that the “right to keep and bear arms,” which is guaranteed by the Second Amendment, “applies equally to the federal government and the states.”

2010-07-08

Contributed

Last week, administrators with Texas Commission on Environment Quality adopted revisions to the Texas Water Quality Standards (TWQS) and Implementation Procedures.

2010-07-08

By Judith Pannebaker

Roy Dugosh, president of the Bandera County Historical Commission, appeared before commissioners court on Thursday, June 24, with a plan to increase the historical organization’s coffers.

2010-07-15

By Judith Pannebaker

The elephant wasn’t in the room, but that didn’t stop candidates from taking aim at him.

2010-07-15

By Judith Pannebaker

It’s that time of the year and Bandera County Commissioners have begun working on the budget for fiscal year 2010-2011. In the next few weeks, they’ll be squeezing as much as as they can from local taxpayers - er, tax dollars. For the money, these special budget sessions just might be the best free - well, sorta - show in town.

2010-07-15

By Judith Pannebaker

A purchase made this week will make the National Day of the American Cowboy that much sweeter for a lot of people.

2010-07-15

By Judith Pannebaker

Jockey Tad Leggett, a resident of Bandera, sustained a fractured neck on Wednesday, June 30, after a racing spill in Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2010-07-15

By Judith Pannebaker

A one-car accident on Saturday, July 10, in Bandera County sent a motorist to a San Antonio hospital with minor injuries, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman.

2010-07-15

Contributed

Bandera County Conservatives may get to meet one of the movement’s most outspoken advocates on Tuesday, July 20.

2010-07-15

Contributed

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety seized $2,009,700 in cash during a traffic stop Friday, July 9, in La Pryor in Zavala County

2010-07-15

Contributed

Work crews with the Bandera Electric Cooperative began replacing all 31,000 plus existing meters with a superior AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) system in 2009. In June, the last meter in the seven-county service area was changed out.

2010-07-22

By Carolyn B. Edwards

A multi-vehicle traffic accident in Hondo on Thursday, July 15, took the life of a Bandera man and critically injured a Tarpley woman.

2010-07-22

By Judith Pannebaker

Despite some economists projecting a double-digit recession across the country in the coming months, the salaries of Bandera County’s elected officials continue to rise.

2010-07-22

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Bandera City Council accepted a preliminary report for dealing with drainage issues on 12th Street during their Thursday, July 15, regular meeting.

2010-07-22

By Judith Pannebaker

This year, the day honoring the cowboy, America’s most discernible of all icons, is set for Saturday, July 24. Traditionally, the day is celebrated the fourth Saturday in July. But how long is the tradition? Not as long as most people would think.

2010-07-22

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated two injury accidents last week.

2010-07-22

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Seven Days in Utopia, based on the inspirational novel by David Cook, will film in Utopia, August 11 through Sept. 1. The film stars Robert Duvall and Lucas Black.

2010-07-22

By Judith Pannebaker

The trails will be a little happier for the heirs of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans after the prices realized at last week’s auction of the museum collection of the King of the Cowboys and the Queen of the West.

2010-07-29

By Judith Pannebaker

In an senseless act of vandalism, the interior of a newly built home in Lakewood Estates was nearly destroyed last week, according to the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Richard Smith.

2010-07-29

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Mark Allen Lunski and his brother, Kevin Lunski, both turned themselves in to the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office last week in response to warrants on several charges issued for their arrest this month.

2010-07-29

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated two injury accidents in Bandera County last week - both on the eastern end of the county.

2010-07-29

By Judith Pannebaker

While leading economists disagree on the level of financial woes that face this country in the coming years, none expect a strong recovery with jobs in the private sector entering an upswing.

2010-07-29

By Carolyn B. Edwards

The board of Groundwater Management Area 9, which controls water in nine counties, including Bandera County, voted Monday to propose limits on water pumping in the GMA 9 region. The GMA 9 board met in Boerne.

2010-07-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Best selling author, political pundit and conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham blew into San Antonio recently on a twister of a tour plugging her latest book, The Obama Diaries.

2010-07-29

By Milan J. Michalec

Beneath many places in the Texas Hill Country, more groundwater is being pumped out than can be replaced through the water cycle. “What does a Desired Future Condition (DFC) have to do with your water?”

2010-07-29

By Carolyn B. Edwards

The Economic Devel­opment Corporation of the City of Bandera has begun construction on two pavilions in City Park.

2010-07-29

By Judith Pannebaker

Development at Bridlegate, located off English Crossing Road, continues; however, as with the rest of the country, at a much slower pace than originally anticipated.