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A 34-year-old Bandera man accused of shooting his girlfriend will be processed into the Bandera County Jail once he is released from a San Antonio hospital.

Bandera County Commissioners approved the ratification of the property tax increase as reflected in the 2023-2024 budget in a vote of 4-1 on Sept. 14, with Commissioner Greg Grothues as the dissenting vote.

The increase was approved in addition to new tax rates for Maintenance & Operation (M&O), Road & Bridge and Interest & Sinking.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the Utopia School hosted a visit from noted astrophysicist Dr. Angela Speck.

Dr. Speck was appointed cochair of the National Total Solar Eclipse Task Force and is the department chair of the Physics and Astronomy department of UTSA.

The Faith and Freedom Club of Medina hosted two first responders at their Monday meeting on September 11.


Ken Paxton has been reinstated as Texas Attorney General after the Texas Senate on Saturday acquitted him of charges of bribery and misuse of office. Only two Republican senators joined the 12 Democrats in voting to convict him of some of the 16 charges heard by the Senate, with four other charges dismissed by the Senate, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Medina volleyball and football continue their winning ways defeating Brackett and Bulverde Bracken, with cross country bringing home numerous medals to complete the week.

Sep 13, 2023 - 00:00

The Bandera varsity football team started fast and never looked back in Friday night’s homecoming game as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 42-0 lead in the first half before cruising to a 49-7 win over San Antonio Kennedy.

Sep 13, 2023 - 00:00

The Bandera Middle School cross country teams competed in their second meet of the season on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Dilley, with two of the teams taking home top prizes.


Sep 20, 2023 - 00:00

The impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton is a ray of hope for all Texas citizens.

Sep 20, 2023 - 00:00

For years, organizations like Americans for Limited Government Foundation have been warning the political class about the working- class minority departure from the Democratic Party, and now that shift can no longer be ignored.

Sep 6, 2023 - 00:00

Is Bandera still The Cowboy Capital of The World?

Aug 30, 2023 - 00:00

Back to School and New District Office


Sep 13, 2023 - 00:00

Lillian Reilly Butcher, 65, passed Saturday the 2nd of September after a brief illness. “Lilly”, as known to her friends, was a wonderful loving wife, mother, teacher, and friend. Lilly taught 4th grade at Alkek Elementary for many years. She loved teaching Math and really enjoyed the children.

Sep 13, 2023 - 00:00

Naomi Helen Munday Snyder was born to Helen and Charlie Munday on February 14, 1936, in Bryan, Texas. She grew up surrounded by two older brothers and a younger sister, and by multiple generations of extended family.

Aug 30, 2023 - 00:00

Betty Buckelew Neasham, age 80, of Marble Falls, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023. She was born April 18, 1943, and passed away August 21, 2023.

Aug 30, 2023 - 00:00