The National Day of the American Cowboy returned to Bandera on Saturday, July 24, after the 2020 version was cancelled by weather not COVID-19.
Editor’s note – Readers are reminded that an arrest is not an indication of guilt. People are presumed innocent after an arrest until convicted.
Paul Keane and Eileen Keeley-Keane of Bandera, TX, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Brendan Keane, and Kaitlyn Golbeck, daughter of Tom and Michelle Golbeck of Crystal Lake, IL. The Sacrament of Matrimony was celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake, IL, on July 3, 2021, with Fr. Akan Simon officiating. A dinner and dance reception followed at Turnberry Country Club in Village of Lakewood, IL. The bride and groom are both 2020 graduates of the University of Notre Dame and are currently employed by Discover Financial and EY(Ernst and Young), respectively. Brendan, a 2016 graduate of Bandera High School, and Kate plan to reside in Crystal Lake, IL.
We are closing in on the end of our Summer Reading Program. Tuesday, August 3, is our last date and we will be celebrating with a party with treats and cotton candy. Be sure to bring your child’s reading log sheets.
Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 2, 2021, to nominate candidates to serve on the Kerr Bandera County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee.
Buddy’s Water Well and Septic Service, located at 4855 Hwy 173, held a garage sale and barbeque last Saturday to benefit their employee, Scott Adams, who was recently had a brain tumor removed.
The Ridin the River Cowboy Fellowship has started its Riding on Faith Rodeo series on Saturday nights thought August 6, 2021.
“Citizenship through sportsmanship” was the motivation to establish American Legion Baseball in 1925.
The season this year has been quite the roller coaster of a season. At the beginning of the year, we started out 3-2 in the preseason.
In less than a month, hundreds of students will join teachers, administrators, and staff back in our county school classrooms. This is not without some very real concerns for our communities.
While most people know they need a last Will and Testament, I think more people would rather go to get a tooth pulled at the Dentist.
There are norms of behavior that are understandable. Anger and rejection after suffering defeat are normal. We’ve all lost athletic contests, contests of intellect, or contests in office politics. The resentment and disappointment are part of living in a world that has differing opinions.
Since last November’s general elections were conducted during the upheaval of a global pandemic, our sacred right to vote has been a frequent topic of discussion and sometimes heated debate. Governor Abbott added election integrity on the call for our current special session to allow all legislators the opportunity to discuss and improve our elections codes, a process that is not uncommon, and one that has continually been done over the years in our state.
Roger Blair “Sarge” Scharmen, a beloved husband, father, grandad, and friend all, passed away after his battle with leukemia on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 72 years of age. Roger was born on October 9, 1948 in San Antonio and attended McCollum High School. He served in the U.S. Army and retired after 18.5 years. He later worked as a mechanic for Boeing. As a lover of history and sharing his war stories, Roger served as a mentor and inspiration to many. You probably met him when he introduced himself to you by saying, “a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet. So, what’s your name, friend?”
Johnnie “J.J.” L. Giles of Lakehills, Texas, passed away July 6, 2021.
Shirley Ann Pember Kendrick, 73, of Bandera, went home to be with the Lord on July 23, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born in Bandera, Texas to Willis Hobert Pember, Jr., and- Mineola Crider Pember on January 28, 1948. She married her high school sweetheart, Stanley Howard Kendrick, on April 6, 1966, in Bandera.
Thomas Gregory Manis, a salesman and RV park maintenance man, resided in Bandera, Texas, and passed away on July 16, 2021, at the age of 64.