2012-12-06

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

While investigating a 9-1-1 report of suspicious circumstances, deputies with the Bandera County Sheriff's Office discovered what is reportedly a murder-suicide.

2012-12-06

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

By reaching across their respective aisles, Texas legislators have been instrumental is the passage of a soon-to-be-signed new federal law

2012-12-06

Milan J. Michalec BCC Contributor

With the effects of last year's drought still lingering throughout much of Texas, water is the issue that would be expected to dominate the 2013 Legislature.

2012-12-06

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

After weeks and weeks of searching for a source for medications to treat her dog, Pablo, for the deadly Chagas disease, Patricia Godkin of Pipe Creek got some good news

2012-12-06

Contributed

On Nov. 8 the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) launched a new website, www.waterdatafortexas.org, which provides the most comprehensive information available on Texas reservoirs,

2012-12-06

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As part of its efforts to better inform Texans about the extensive construction on I-35 in Central Texas, TxDOT has added a new level to its DriveTexas mapping tool

2012-12-06

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Energy Star-qualified decorative light strings consume 70 percent less energy than conventional incandescent light strands.

2012-12-06

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The Spirits of Christmas Presents needs volunteers to wrap gifts on Friday, Dec. 14

2012-12-06

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Bandera Electric Cooperative will send four area students on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC as part

2012-12-06

Special to the Courier

Don't look for the court martial of United States Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan to resume any time soon. The 41-year-old Hasan, an American-born Muslim, has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and

2012-12-06

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Theft of your credit or debit card information can pull the happy right out of the holidays. A local woman recently discovered a $500 charge on her debit card to a shop in Britain.

2012-12-06

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The reward for Jimmy Ray McMillan, 42, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month's featured fugitive, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture

2012-12-13

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Former Tivy quarterback Johnny Manziel gave his hometown an early Christmas present after being selected as the 78th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy.

2012-12-13

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The Bandera Sports Complex announced that it was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF). The grant will provide

2012-12-13

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

On Friday, Dec. 7, President Barack Obama signed into law the Child Protection Act of 2012 (HR 6063), a bipartisan, bicameral bill. Authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and

2012-12-13

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Information recently released by Workforce Solutions Alamo indicated that the Bandera County unemployment rate has decreased to 5.4 percent in October - down

2012-12-13

Milan J. Michalec BCC Contributor

In the September 2012 report "Your Money and Local Debt," Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs recorded the per capita debt in 2011 - the amount of public debt owed by each man,

2012-12-13

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Got your holiday shopping done? Still have that special someone to buy for? Then gift wrap a ticket to the Bandera ISD Education Foundation Baubles and Boots Celebration, Saturday,

2012-12-13

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Law enforcement personnel with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds Christmas travelers to focus on driving safely during the long holiday weekend

2012-12-13

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Bandera City Marshal Charlie Hicks and city law enforcement officers wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Additionally, they're also offering some basic safety tips

2012-12-13

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Lloyd Lester Gibson III, 67, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested in Austin Monday, Dec. 3.

2012-12-13

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Although steps so far have been incremental, Bandera County is inching closer to having a viable animal control facility, according to Precinct 2 Commissioner Bobby Harris. During a special meeting

2012-12-20

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

For working tirelessly to "keep Bandera - both city and county - western," David Burell has received the 2012 Preservation Award from the Bandera County Historical Commission. He was honored

2012-12-20

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Bandera County Commissioners appear to be honing their precipitation-producing skills. Just discussing the possible imposition of a countywide ban on outdoor burning seems to have served to ensure

2012-12-20

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

If you are not reading this, that means the world truly did end Dec. 21 and the joke is on me! I must confess to never being drawn into the 2012 apocalyptic fears based on the Mayan calendar. I simply assumed

2012-12-20

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Every year, a Christmas tradition takes place just outside of Boerne at Enchanted Springs Ranch in Kendall County. The ranch, an active movie set and wild animal theme park features

2012-12-20

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For years, two of the most popular New Year's resolutions have been to begin a fitness program, and spend more time in nature. Now, for the second consecutive year, both can be combined by participating in

2012-12-20

By Milan J. Michalec BCC Contributor

The 2012 State Water Plan proposes a number of expensive, long-term, large-scale water projects. However, we do have other alternatives to fill the existing shortfalls that can be deployed

2012-12-20

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

The Bandera County Hermann Sons Lodge held its annual Christmas party at the Lakehills Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 2. Jack and Sandy Trenkelbach

2012-12-20

Special to the Courier

Deputies with the Bandera County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a plane crash in Utopia on Saturday, Dec. 15. At approximately 5 pm on that date, administrators

2012-12-20

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Law enforcement administrators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) have added Charles Leon Carr, 55, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list. A $3,000 cash reward

2012-12-20

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Earlier this month, the United States Senate took a giant step toward strengthening federal laws against animal fighting by unanimously passing the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act.

2012-12-27

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Cardinals whistled from across the bridge, clear river water tumbled over boulders and a bright fall sun glittered on the riffs and swirls of the Medina. It was a perfect early morning

2012-12-27

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Col. Tara Abbey Osborn, newly appointed military judge in the United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan court martial, held a one-hour pre-trial hearing Tuesday, Dec. 18,

2012-12-27

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To honor and pay homage to the spirit of western women and their horses, the fifth annual Cowgirl Round-up and Show-deo will take place Tuesday, Jan. 1, at the Hill County State Natural Area.

2012-12-27

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

On Friday, Dec. 14, a deranged gunman massacred 20 first graders and six members of the administration and faculty of the Sandy Hook Elementary

2012-12-27

Special to the Courier

The United States Senate recently passed a bill renaming the Federal building and US Courthouse in Midland after former Presidents George HW Bush and

2012-12-27

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

A Medina man was transported to University Hospital in San Antonio via Bandera County EMS early Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, following a one-vehicle roll-over

2012-12-27

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Hill Country Elementary has been selected as a grant recipient by the Target Field Trip Grant program. Target awarded a grant in

2012-12-27

By Milan J. Michalec BCC Contributor

In contrast to the weather, a subject that everyone talks about, but does nothing about, water conservation at home can make a significant difference in improving our water situation