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Nov 23, 2022 - 00:00

LOCAL BRINGS HOME FILM AWARD

While COVID-19 changed Thanksgiving celebrations across the nation the last two years, it appears a return to a more normalized holiday celebration may have to wait another year.

Texas legislators are off to the races, filing more than 850 bills on Monday, the first day of filing season for the 88th session, which begins Jan. 10.

In its annual winter tradition signaling the start of the holiday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) began stocking thousands of rainbow trout on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving.

Sports

Nov 23, 2022 - 00:00

Despite leading 50-38 at half time against Jonesboro, the Medina Bobcats ultimately fell to the Eagles in the area round of the playoffs with a final score of 62.56. The Bobcats finished with an 11-1 record for a season that saw multiple blowouts, a perfect season and the team’s first district playoff win in school history.

Nov 23, 2022 - 00:00

BOYS FINISH AS TEAM

The Bandera varsity boys basketball team got off to a fast start Friday night against San Antonio Fox Tech and then held off a strong comeback effort from the Buffaloes to edge out a 49-44 win on Little Bulldog Night. Bandera led 31-15 at the half before Fox Tech caught fire and knocked down three consecutive three point shots in the third quarter to make things interesting entering the fourth.

After finishing the regular season 8-2 as the No. 2 seed in District 14-4A Division II, Bandera matchup up with 2021 state semifinalist Lago Vista in the bi-district round of the playoffs Thursday night at Comal Pieper High School.

Opinions

Regulators must ACT NOW! to pause Medicare marketing rule.

Nov 23, 2022 - 00:00

“Wow that is stupid” – Gary Trayler on article “New Fire Marshal will report to Sheriff.”

Nov 23, 2022 - 00:00

If you've never been involved in the industries before, then you decide to 'get into' horses or 'get into' rodeo, it changes you.

Innovation is key to our prosperity; let's not kill the goose that lays the golden eggs For years, China has stolen hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American companies' intellectual property -- everything from patented software code and computer chips to prescription drug formulas and weapons systems.

Obituaries

Nov 9, 2022 - 00:00

Raymond Joseph

Nov 9, 2022 - 00:00

Tommie Lee Parker (Tom) born 08/15/1935 in Coleman Texas was the youngest son of Myrtle Maude Boyd Parker and Oscar Maines Parker. He met the love of his life Dorothy Lee McShan during freshman year at Ballinger High School. He was a tackle on the 1953 Ballinger Bearcat championship football team and went on to be on the 1st team All State football team. He was awarded a football scholarship and graduated from McMurry College in Abilene Tx where he graduated with his BS in Business Administration. Tom and Dorothy married in December of 1954 and lived for several years in Abilene where he worked in the oil and gas industry and they began their family, daughters Janice Elaine and Cheryl Sue. Tom joined the Masonic Lodge which lead to an introduction to the President of Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen Tx. Shortly after this introduction the Parkers moved to Harlingen. Tom eventually became Vice President.

Nov 2, 2022 - 00:00

Willie R. Simons of

Oct 26, 2022 - 00:00

Edward Jacob Postert, Jr., 73, of Bandera, Texas passed away on October, 16, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.