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The Bandera County Chamber of Commerce announced recently that its office, located at 158 Hwy 16 S, will now be open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Bandera High School’s Homecoming Week started off with a parade through town and a homecoming pep rally with bonfire on Monday.

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

Three new deaths in Bandera County were attributed to COVID-19, bringing the death count since the start of the pandemic to 43, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Proceeds from a fundraiser scheduled for this Sunday, September 26, at Jake’s at Polly Peak will go directly to local Mark Leonard to assist him in paying his medical bills.

Sports

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

When a high school football game has a total score of 167, it’s easy to think it was a one-side avalanche win. Not always.

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

Despite their best fought efforts, the Lady Bulldogs’ seventh grade A team fell to Ingram in three sets on the road last Monday, September 13.

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

Medina’s cross-country runners pose after their meet at Junction. From left, Austin Retine, Seth Doyle (finished 12th), Holland Cook (first place), Dominic Charnetski (tenth place), Davis Peterson (ninth place), Kayleigh Pump (fifth place), Jonathan Swanner (fourth place) and Rylan Mills (third place). “Hard work is paying off,” said Coach Missy Pump. “We witnessed some great competitors today against some good competition.”

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

For the second time in three seasons, the Bandera varsity football team is riding a three-game winning streak with the district season right around the corner.

Opinions

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

I normally do not reply to articles that the Democrats write because I just consider the source, Stupid. But in this instance, I felt compelled to do so. But before I comment on the Democrats pro-abortion article in which they openly applaud murder and slaughter of innocent unborn children I want them to know who I am. My name is Conrad Striegl. I am a native Texan, former military and resident of Bandera County.

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

I haven’t written a letter to the editor in years, but the most recent democrat column affected me so deeply that I have to write.

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

As this column is written, fortifications are going up around our national capital and in twelve state capitals including Austin, Texas in preparation for a “political demonstration” scheduled for 18 September 2021. The nature of the demonstration is to protest the arrest and detainment of persons who stormed our Capital building on 6 January 2021 and attempted, by force, to take over the building and the government of this nation.

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

When I first came to the Bulletin last October, I spoke with everyone I could to hear what they liked about this paper, what they wanted from the Bulletin and how they felt underserved by our publication.

Obituaries

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

Geneva B. “Tootsy” Short was born to William Bradley Richards and Ruby G. Billings Richards September 19, 1936, and died September 12, 2021. As a young child, she attended the one-room schoolhouse in Tarpley, and was a graduate of Bandera High School. During her school years, she excelled academically, was a member of National Honor Society, and participated in a variety of extracurricular activities. She was a majorette for the Bulldog Band, and taught many twirlers who followed her.

Sep 22, 2021 - 00:00

Donald B. (Sandy) Vaello passed away on September 7, 2021. Sandy was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 27, 1946. He was predeceased by his parents James H. Vaello and Odile Songy Vaello. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Samantha Susan Schimmel Vaello; his daughter, Samantha Louise Rodriguez; his son, Donald B. Vaello, Jr.; his granddaughters, Emily Elizabeth Rodriguez and Madeline Ann Rodriguez and his grandsons, Thomas Finnley Vaello and Luke Alexander Vaello. He is additionally survived by his brothers, James H. Vaello and Gerard F. Vaello and his brother–in –law, Vernon George Schimmel, and each of their spouses.

Sep 15, 2021 - 05:00

Larry Wayne Upton, 76, passed away September 5, 2021 at his home in Meadowlakes, Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on June 26, 1945 to William and Selma Upton.

Sep 15, 2021 - 05:00

Irene G. Harber is now at home with Jesus. She left August 30 on Angel’s wings from Texas Hill Country, Medina TX.