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Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced last week that they will provide approximately $229 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of March as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Editor’s note — Readers are reminded that an arrest is not an indication of guilt. People are presumed innocent after an arrest until convicted.

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Hill Country Cellars Winery announced in a Facebook post Friday, February 26, that the winery will be closing its doors March 6. Discounts will be offered on remaining inventory through closure.

After over a year of construction, the Natural History Museum of Bandera is ready to display their New Spain art collection in the New Spain Art Hall.


Last week, the Bandera Bulldog Track and Field teams competed in their very own

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I just want to say thank you to the UIL, our administration, school district and our community for all coming together to provide our students the opportunity to participate in a full slate of fall, winter and spring sports this year.

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Sophomore Felix Diaz vies for the ball during the Bulldogs’ game against Wimberley on Feb. 12, which was the last game the team played before winter weather halted events, including a game against Davenport on Feb. 16 and another at Canyon Lake on Feb. 19. With the cold weather gone, games are in the process of being rescheduled as the season resumes again.

Brooke Ashcraft has held a lengthy title for a long time at Bandera Independent School District (BISD)


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This morning as I was dropping my son off for first grade, he asked me “Do bees die after they sting you?”

With the 87th Texas Legislative session underway, those of us advocating for the approximately 146,000 state employees were, like other groups, looking for a way to make the case for funding their needs. Then a winter storm brought brutally low temperatures, shaking our power grid and cuffing off water for many. You may have heard about it.

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Winter is working its relentless direction towards spring, and soon thoughts will be addressing gardens and flowers and produce. There is much reward for hard labor in the fields, and one can be proud of the results of that effort.

Earlier this week, extreme weather caused power outages for much of the central United States.


Ethel Josephine Turner Fitzgerald, 89 years of age, of Bandera, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

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John Sidney Orr died on Jan. 31, 2021.

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Elizabeth James passed away 02/10/2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Her services were rescheduled because of inclement weather. They will be as follows: viewing will take place at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera Tx. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 12-2 pm, funeral services at 2pm with burial to follow at Bandera Cemetery. Reverend Kyle Toomire and Pastor Martin Smith will be officiating.

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Jerry Henry Revels III January 15, 1955 February 11, 2021