2010-09-02

By Judith Pannebaker

While attempting to serve an evidentiary search warrant, deputies with the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a Lakehills resident the evening of Saturday, August 28. The homeowner fired the first shot.

2010-09-02

By Judith Pannebaker

Just as jury selection began the morning of Wednesday, August 31, in the trial of an accused baby killer, Steven Shannon Veselka, 38, pled guilty to “injury to a child.”

2010-09-02

By Judith Pannebaker

An eagle-eyed neighbor, coupled with law enforcement officers’ quick response, thwarted a burglary in progress and netted two alleged housebreakers - one of whom had apparently confessed to the crime.

2010-09-02

Special to the Courier

In a video posted on C-Span 3, Speaker of the United States House of Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California) discussed a proposed 1 percent tax on all financial transactions, saying it “has a great deal of merit."

2010-09-02

By Carolyn B. Edwards

With vacation time for families over and students back in class, gasoline demand will wane and prices should fall after Labor Day, experts say

2010-09-02

BCCStaff

The Bandera County Grand Jury had a busy session on Monday, August 23, as they handed down the following indictments:

2010-09-02

Contributed

Shine up your cowboy boots and dust off yer 10-gallon hat, it’s time for the Bandera Community Foundation’s Celebrate Bandera, set for Labor Day weekend!

2010-09-02

Contributed

Flight nurses, flight paramedics and communication specialists with AirLIFE of San Antonio recently selected Bandera County EMS Director Cindy Martin as 2010 “Person of the Year” during AirLIFE “Leaders in Emergency Care” awards banquet.

2010-09-02

Contributed

Personnel with the Better Business Bureau warn consumers to beware of phony debt collection callers impersonating the Kentucky-based payday loan company, US Cash Advance.

2010-09-09

By Carolyn B. Edwards

The Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) board of directors voted final approval of their 2010-11 FISCAL YEAR budget at a brutal called meeting held Thursday, Sept. 2, at the district’s offices.

2010-09-09

By Judith Pannebaker

As a jury was being selected on August 31 in a Kendall County capital murder trial, the defendant, Steven Shannon Veselka, 38, formerly of Bandera, pled guilty to a lesser charge. He had been accused of the 2001 battering death of 2-year-old Cheriko Ressler.

2010-09-09

Contributed

At approximately 6:50 am Friday morning, Sept. 3, a Bandera ISD school bus was involved in a minor traffic incident on Wharton’s Dock Road.

2010-09-09

By Judith Pannebaker

The article, “Housing market tanks - except in Bandera County,” published in the August 26 edition of the Bandera County Courier generated much response.

2010-09-09

By Carolyn B. Edwards

The Bandera County Courier published its first issue on Sept. 16, 2004 with 12 pages of local news and history, along with a 12-page real estate supplement.

2010-09-09

By Carolyn B. Edwards

The elderly, children, animals and nonprofit organizations in Bandera County have greatly benefited from the liberality of a San Antonio couple since 1991.

2010-09-09

By Judith Pannebaker

During a special meeting on Wednesday, August 25, Bandera City Council adopted an ad valorem tax rate of $0.403310 per $100 valuation for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. The new tax rate will go into effect Friday, Oct. 1.

2010-09-16

By Judith Pannebaker

During a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2010-2011, Bandera County Commissioners got an earful from concerned constituents. One by one, angry citizens railed against continued property tax hikes, falling property values and the controversial 5 percent raise commissioners voted themselves and all other county elected officials.

2010-09-16

By Judith Pannebaker

Troubling incidents that occurred recently at a local watering hole have left Bandera Police Chief Jim Eigner perplexed. Apparently, the problems were not reported to his office or to agents with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission as mandated.

2010-09-16

By Judith Pannebaker

A public hearing was held Wednesday, August 25, on the proposed City of Bandera ad valorem tax rate of $0.403310 per $100 valuation for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.

2010-09-16

By Carolyn B. Edwards

During last week’s meeting of the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, Director Lee Kneupper walked out rather than participate in what he claimed was an illegal executive session.

2010-09-16

By Judith Pannebaker

The Bandera Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a 2010-2011 ad valorem tax rate of $1.04 and a school debt service tax of $0.15, for a total of $1.19 per $100 property valuation

2010-09-16

By Judith Pannebaker

To unseat what appears to be a firmly ensconced incumbent Rick Perry this November, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill White must lure voters of every political bent into his camp.

2010-09-16

Contributed

Bandera’s Frontier Times Museum will receive a ceremonial check denoting an educational contribution totaling $36,000 from the AT&T Foundation, at 10 am, Thursday, Sept. 16. The funding will help develop and create new exhibits on Bandera and Texas history.

2010-09-23

By Judith Pannebaker

“This is a beautiful day in the Hill Country,” intoned Texas District 73 Rep. Doug Miller to a standing room only crowd in front of the Frontier Times Museum on Thursday, Sept. 16.

2010-09-23

By Jackie Dowdy

Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker, former Deputy of Real County, was indicted by a 3rd Grand Jury June 21, 2010 resulting from allegations of misusing BCSO property. He has been accused of using a rescue boat for leisure.

2010-09-23

By Judith Pannebaker

Previously predicted “fireworks” failed to erupt during the Thursday, Sept. 16, meeting of Bandera City Council. After council reconvened from an hour-long closed session, the only indications of discontent within the ranks were evidenced by pursed lips and pointed silences.

2010-09-23

By Judith Pannebaker

With a little help from Bandera City Council, former resident Bruce Robison is poised to transform the Cowboy Capital of the World into “guitar town” - with an eye to including another celebratory weekend on the area’s calendar.

2010-09-23

By Carolyn B. Edwards

The 30th Annual Medina Lake Cajun Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 am to 10 pm at the Lakehills Civic Center on Park Road 37 in Lakehills.

2010-09-23

By Carolyn B. Edwards

The Bandera Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday, Sept. 13, to prioritize some facilities plans following a workshop held Wednesday, Sept. 8.

2010-09-23

By Carolyn B. Edwards

During the Bandera County River Authority’s (BCRAGD) board meeting held Thursday, Sept. 2, Director Lee Kneupper submitted an agenda item asking the board to consider upgrading the authority’s website.

2010-09-30

By Judith Pannebaker

Some motorcyclists attending last weekend’s Rumble on the River found themselves unexpectedly scrambling for accommodations. After arriving in Bandera, they had discovered Old Texas Square locked up tighter than a decreasing radius turn.

2010-09-30

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Three law enforcement agencies worked together to put an end to a counterfeiting ring operating out of the Wharton’s Dock area this week. City police officers joined the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office and the federal Secret Service to develop the case, which is still under investigation.

2010-09-30

By Judith Pannebaker

Austin attorney Charles O. Grigson, who serves as counsel for indicted Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker, recently filed a flurry of motions seemingly designed, in part, to keep his client out of district court as long as possible.

2010-09-30

By Judith Pannebaker

Ironically, just as the City of Bandera Long Range Master Land Use Plan - aka “the master plan” - is on the verge of being completed and unveiled to the public, another potential problem looms on the horizon.

2010-09-30

Compiled by Carolyn B. Ed

What do strawberries and oysters have in common? Both make the list of the Top 10 foods responsible for the most outbreaks of foodborne illness in the United States.

2010-09-30

BCC Staff

The Bandera County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) welcomes everyone to attend a National Night Out event in their community Tuesday, Oct. 5

2010-09-30

Contributed

To kick off the upcoming Fire Prevention Week, slated for Oct. 3 through Oct. 9, volunteer firefighters from across the county will be out in force Saturday, Oct. 2.

2010-09-30

Contributed

Even with Thanksgiving still on the horizon, it’s time to get in the spirit of the holiday season. This year, the Bandera Business Association is planning to increase marketing for Bandera to bring local merchants more business.