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On April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Kerrville Police Department will join forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications.

Apr 14, 2021 - 05:00

The Bandera County Republican Women (BCRW) are sponsoring a drive through Spaghetti Luncheon on Thursday, April 22 at the Silver Sage Community Center on Buck Creek Drive from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Apr 14, 2021 - 05:00

In a week when Americans marked the 160th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Bandera County Democrat Club held their monthly meeting virtually and welcomed a legislative update from special guest, Darcy Caballero, Policy and Advocacy Strategist at the Texas Democratic Party.

Three Bandera Middle School (BMS) robotics teams competed in the First Lego League Robotics Qualifier last month on March 27, and two of those teams, the Blue Botz and the Bandera Bots, advanced to the state championship competition that will be held in May.

Sports

Apr 14, 2021 - 05:00

On a perfect spring day, Bobcat Stadium looked like a Hill Country Olympics as Medina hosted the Area 1A Championships on Saturday, April 10th.

Apr 14, 2021 - 05:00

Following their success in the April 7-8 28- 4A District track meet in Fredericksburg, the Bandera Bulldogs track and field team advanced to the April 16 Area track and field meet to be held in Wimberly.

The struggling Bandera baseball team had a strong start in a home game against Davenport and made Bulldog fans excited.

Bulldog tennis earned several medals in the last invitational of the year at Somerset last Friday. In the first photo, Addy Allen & Zoe Servantes show off their silver medals for JV Girls Doubles. Pictured in the second photo are Christian McKnelly & Amberly Patterson, who took home silver medals in Varsity Mixed Doubles. Additional winners included Skylar Gunn, who brought home a silver medal in JV Girls Singles and Luke Polanco, who won a gold medal in JV Boys Singles. Courtesy Photo

Opinions

Apr 14, 2021 - 05:00

Once upon a time, when I was a younger girl than I am today, I got poked by a cactus on my leg.

Apr 14, 2021 - 05:00

You do this every day, but probably don’t pay much attention to it: you walk. Did you know the word “walk” is descended from the Old English word “wealcan,” which means “to roll.”

Apr 14, 2021 - 05:00

Wanna win some stuff? Think you can predict April 25’s Oscar winners better than I can? You’ve come to the right place.

Apr 14, 2021 - 05:00

Last year, I jokingly posted to social media an online order for a cattle prod. I don’t have cattle. It was a tool I wanted to carry with me to keep people the full six feet away from me that we were learning was part of the guidelines for dealing with the pandemic we were just beginning to face.

Obituaries

Apr 7, 2021 - 05:00

Dr. Allie D. Balko, 67, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his home in Medina, Texas. He was born in Iraan, Texas to Frank and Juanita (Hearon) Balko on May 21, 1953. He married LaNita Luster on June 9, 1972 at Palo Duro Baptist Church in Wildorado, Texas.

Apr 7, 2021 - 05:00

Pamela Carole Clayburne James, 75, of Bandera, died peacefully Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Cedar Creek Nursing Home in Bandera.

Mar 31, 2021 - 05:00

John E. Jenschke, 78, of Bandera, Texas, passed away on March 23, 2021, in Kerrville, Texas. He was born in Hondo, Texas, to Ruby Sprott Jenschke and Erwin Jenschke on July 3, 1943.

Mar 31, 2021 - 05:00

Vern L. Hawkins, 92, passed away at 2:45 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the Hill Country Veterans Center in Kerrville, Texas. He was born January 18, 1929, in Ogden, Utah. Services will be held in Ogden, Utah, at a later date.