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2013-09-26

Reward offered for 'Apple Topplin' Gang'

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

A reward has been offered for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for toppling Medina's Big Apple, located just off Highway 16 North.
Spearheaded by longtime Medina resident Fourth Coates, pledges for information are now at $550. "This whole thing started on the Medina, Texas Facebook page," Coates said in an interview. "There's more information about it on the site."
As reported in the Sept. 19 edition of the Courier, vandals pulled the limestone apple sculpture from its base on or about Tuesday, Sept. 11, using a tow rope and heavy duty vehicle. For many years, the oversized apple marked the grounds of Medina's popular Apple Festival.
To offer information on the culprits and incident, call the Bandera County Sheriff's Office at 830-796-4323. Pledges for the reward are also being accepted.
"We'll do anything to see that the 'Apple Topplin' Gang' is brought to justice," Coates said.