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Oct 13, 2021 - 05:00

One of the most entertaining things I encounter these days is having someone who didn’t grow up in Bandera trying to explain to me what makes Bandera, Bandera. I know it was never just about horses, cows and cowboys on cattle drives for me and my friends. It might interest some to know it also involved sheep, goats and cypress shingle making.

Oct 13, 2021 - 05:00

An Oktoberfest style celebration with Bandera’s own spin on it is coming to the Bandera Brewery next week. Head to page three for the full story

Oct 13, 2021 - 05:00

Three new deaths in Bandera County were attributed to COVID-19, bringing the death count since the start of the pandemic to 51, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as of Monday morning.

Oct 13, 2021 - 05:00

A group of children and their parents enjoy the Reptile Adventure with Danny Conner during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Medina Community Library on October 2, which was also the grand opening of the Rodney Camp Pavilion. The day’s celebration also included a picnic and music by the Caliche Hill Band, who performed through the rain. BULLETIN PHOTO/Courtesy Photo

Sports

Oct 13, 2021 - 05:00

The Lady Bulldogs won a hard-fought match three games to two against the Canyon Lake Lady Hawks on October 5. Here, senior Stella Brown powers a spike through the Canyon Lake blockers. The Lady Bulldogs will play Wimberley and Boerne away and will return to Bandera on October 19 when they play Davenport. BULLETIN PHOTO/Tracy Thayer

On, October 7th, the Bandera High School Cross Country teams competed in the Alamo Heights Invitational against 5A/6A classification teams on a 5k course.

Oct 13, 2021 - 05:00

The Medina Junior High boys concluded their 2021 season as Team District Champions following the district meet at Deer Creek Camp on October 6. Holland Cook was the induvial district champion, Rylan Mills placed second, Johnathon Swanner third, Davis Peterson sixth, Seth Doyle seventh, Dominic Charnetski 11th and Austen Racine 14th. “Kayleigh pump had an outstanding race, placing second overall, while Ella Taccetta ran another good race and continues to improve,” said Coach Missy Pump. “If you see these girls and boys during the day, please congratulate them.”

Oct 13, 2021 - 05:00

The Bandera defense allowed just 160 yards, senior quarterback Tyler Moore accounted for 232 total yards and three touchdowns and the Bulldogs won their fifth straight game in a 21-14 victory over the Javelinas Friday night in Crystal City.

Opinions

Oct 13, 2021 - 05:00

Well, here it is early October and early voting is about to begin. More stuff to add to your busy day.

There are more than 28,000 children in Texas’ foster care system. Some are living in shocking, inhumane conditions and it’s not a new problem. Texas has neglected its foster children for over a decade.

Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Legislature to increase the penalty for illegal voting, adding the item to the third special session now underway. However, House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, quickly rejected the proposal, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Oct 6, 2021 - 00:00

Early newspapers quenched the need of an often-isolated population for news of the outside world, served with a dose of local gossip. For many editors, the newspaper was also used as a platform to show how lively their hamlet was in order to attract new businesses and visitors. Bandera’s first newspaper was started on December 3, 1880 when Phil J. Stephenson and W. D.

Obituaries

Oct 6, 2021 - 05:00

Kevin Wade Wright, 53, of Mathis, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11:15 in his home. He was surrounded by his children Jordan Bullock, Jacob Wright, Justin Wright and his mother, Lois Nichols.

Oct 6, 2021 - 00:00

Kevin Wade Wright, 53, of Mathis, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11:15 in his home. He was surrounded by his children Jordan Bullock, Jacob Wright, Justin Wright and his mother, Lois Nichols.

He was born July 16,1968, to Wade Wright and Lois Wright Nichols in Alice, Texas. He graduated from Calallen High School.

Sep 29, 2021 - 05:00

Lenora Anne Lowe, 81, went to see her Savior on September 24, 2021, at her residence in Medina. She was born in Live Oak, Texas, on June 18, 1940.

Sep 29, 2021 - 05:00

A memorial for Charlie Stricker has been set for October 2nd at 3 p.m. at Ridin’ the River Cowboy Church in Bandera. Following the service, there will be time to visit and a meal provided for family and friends. 5767 State Highway 173N (towards Kerrville), Bandera, TX, 78003.