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The Bandera City Council met at their monthly meeting on January 17, where they elected several people to new positions and provided an update regarding the application process for a new city marshal City Council member Jeff Flowers outlined the vetting advisory committee process for selecting the marshal candidates.

  • The 11th Street Cowboy Bar, located at 307 11th Street in Bandera, will host the 2023 Cowboy Mardi Gras Feb. 9-11, and organizers recently announced former owners James and Stella McGroarty will be its grand marshals.
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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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The Bandera High School Cross Examination (CX) Debate team finished with multiple honors at UIL District Competition last Wednesday, Jan. 18.


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Bandera Bulldog Soccer is back, and players have taken the pitch. Both JV and Varsity teams have been practicing since late November and have been eager to take the field.

The Medina Lady Bobcat basketball defeated district opponent Utopia last Friday, January 20th.

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The BISD school board honored the Bandera High School Boys Cross Country team, who qualified for state competition for the third year in a row.

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Athlete Colton Trenkelbach was recognized during January’s BISD School Board meeting.


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What does Letters Testamentary mean? And why is it not Letters OF Testamentary? This term may seem foreign to you, but it’s actually one of the more basic estate planning documents. As for the latter question, I really don’t know why it’s not Letters OF Testamentary. I guess attorneys just want to make things difficult.

Editor’s Note: The poll of 1,500 individuals referenced in this column can be found at

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On January 10, the Texas legislature began it’s 2023 legislative session. Major issues according to the state to be decided this year include the “state budget, school issues, border security and property issues…,” according to the Texas Tribune.

The beginning of the war on terror at the turn of the century coincided with the creation of new euphemisms to describe things that were already well defined. Although military idioms have long tortured language for the sake of specious arguments, there was a new audacity in the way it was being reshaped to excuse the previously inexcusable.


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Gearl D “Bo” Bohannon, age 89, residing in San Antonio at time of death, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 7:58 pm, at the Main Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Cause of death was heart failure.

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In Loving Memory

Pattie “Dianne” Bell at 74 years of age, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 10,2022 surrounded by her loving family.

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Lou Chancy, age 90, of Medina, Texas, died Jan. 21st at Kerrville, TX. Lou was born March 12, 1932, in Medina on Rocky Creek Dr. to Clarence and Hallie (Jackson) Light.

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John William Kiolbassa, 80, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 2022.