2010-01-07

By Carol L. Smith

According to a recent letter from Brian D. Bartos, engineering manager for the Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC), mailed to the residents of Medina Lake on Dec. 18, rolling black outs are possible for the Medina Lake.

2010-01-07

By Judith Pannebaker

Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp, sister of local chiropractor Dr. Allan Gratia, will be at the Bandera County Public Library, 505 Main Street, from 6 pm until 8 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 13, to discuss the right to bear arms

2010-01-07

By Judith Pannebaker

A problem originally identified in 2008 resurfaced - no pun intended - during a public forum at the Wednesday, Dec. 30, special meeting of Bandera County Commissioners Court.

2010-01-07

Contributed

Every 10 years, the United States government is required to count every man, woman, and child in the country. The 2010 Census is a massive undertaking that requires the work of more than one million individuals.

2010-01-07

By Judith Pannebaker

During a special session the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 30, Bandera County Commissioners voted for “final acceptance” of the jail and justice center.

2010-01-07

Contributed

In November 1994, Bobbie Jo Basinger was elected as Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace and took office in January of 1995. She has announced for re-election.

2010-01-14

By Judith Pannebaker

Describing Wednesday, Dec. 30, as “a good day,” Bandera County Judge Richard Evans added, “My blood pressure’s going to be a lot better now.”

2010-01-14

The entrance to the Cielo Rio subdivision on Highway 16 South served as the quintessential icon of the frigid temps that have swathed the Hill Country

2010-01-14

By Carol L. Smith

Bandera County officials have created a new department for permits and inspections to consolidate the processes necessary to develop property within unincorporated areas of the county.

2010-01-14

By Judith Pannebaker

Congressman Lamar Smith stopped by the office of the Bandera County Courier on Monday, Jan. 4, during a whirlwind mini-tour of the Hill County counties in United States District 21.

2010-01-14

By Julie Whitmore

The Bandera River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) awarded the contract for renovation of its recently purchased office building at its regular quarterly meeting Thursday, Jan. 7.

2010-01-21

By Judith Pannebaker

According to Bandera Fire Marshal John Stith, a catastrophe was narrowly averted during a structure fire in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 14.

2010-01-21

By Judith Pannebaker

When Bandera County Commissioners took up the matter of an “Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement” with Phil Becker of Tarpley for law enforcement activities conducted on his property, elected officials got just a mite more than they had bargained for.

2010-01-21

By Judith Pannebaker

A death of a 1-month-old infant occurred at the Medina Children’s Home on Highway 16 North on Monday, Jan. 18, according to Bandera County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Richard Smith.

2010-01-21

By Carol L. Smith

The Ranchers and Landowners Association of Texas held their annual board of director’s election meeting at the Silver Sage Corral Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Guest speaker Brian Bartos, manager of engineering for the Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC), discussed the implications of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) legislation for Bandera County residents.

2010-01-21

By Judith Pannebaker

Cedar Park’s Eddie Traylor seemed surprisingly optimistic about his chances of winning the United States 21st Congressional District seat as an Independent candidate. He announced his intention to run on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

2010-01-21

I am running for Precinct 2 County Commissioner - a position I was honored to have held for eight years in the past.

2010-01-21

Contributed

Special to the Courier

2010-01-21

By Ashlea Sigman

This account of a serial rapist operating throughout rural counties located east of San Antonio is being published as a public service to mature women who live alone in Bandera County. It appeared in www.kbtx.com on Nov. 3. The Courier has fielded several telephone calls about the rape cases.

2010-01-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Everette Boyce Jr., pastor of Bandera’s United Methodist Church, was seriously injured in a one-motorcycle accident on Wednesday, Jan. 20, on FM 337.

2010-01-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Since John Stith was appointed the new Bandera County Fire Marshal, he’s become one of the hardest working local officials.

2010-01-28

By Julie Whitmore

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, attorneys for the Flying L Public Utility District (PUD) sent a third letter to Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District directors expressing their increasing concern over possible violations of state law in the district’s rule-making process.

2010-01-28

Contributed

The Republican Party of Texas (RPT) named Lila Ward of Lakehills as the winner of the Volunteer of the Year (VOY) Award for Senate District 19 at a ceremony held recently in Austin.

2010-01-28

By Judith Pannebaker

Things went from bad to worse for an officer with the San Antonio Police Department on Sunday, Jan. 24. Joe Serrato, 36, of Mico, was arrested on FM 1283 in Lakehills, charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

2010-01-28

By Judith Pannebaker

On Thursday, Jan. 21, edition, the Bandera County Courier reprinted an article by Ashlea Sigman, originally published online at www.kbtx.com, about the so-called “Twilight Rapist,” who has been terrorizing women in several Central and South Texas cities. Law enforcement officers believe the same man is responsible for a string of rapes

2010-01-28

Contributed

Incumbent Precinct 2 Commissioner Bobby Harris is seeking re-election:

2010-01-28

Contributed

Caesar A. Jaime has announced he is seeking election as Justice of the Peace in Precinct 3.

2010-01-28

By Carol L. Smith

City of Bandera residents will soon see concrete proof that their stimulus tax dollars aren’t simply being flushed down the drain.

2010-01-28

By Carol L. Smith

SW Johnson Construction Company, currently operating a sand, gravel and road base supply and road construction company at 225 Villa Medina Road in Medina, recently applied for a air quality permit for a permanent rock and concrete crusher with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).