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The fifth-grade students at Medina ISD Elementary are experiencing a more meaningful way of studying botany.

Oct 5, 2022 - 00:00

Editor’s note – Readers are reminded that an arrest is not an indication of guilt. People are presumed innocent after an arrest until convicted.

The Lakehills Community Center (LHCC) was granted 88,600 in COVID-19 Local Fiscal Recovery Funds by the Bandera County Commissioners in a unanimous decision last month; the funds will be used for various expenditures and repairs.

CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sports

Oct 5, 2022 - 00:00

Lady Cats clinch big victory and football remains undefeated. 

Oct 5, 2022 - 00:00

The Bandera Lady Bulldogs played the Fredericksburg Billies on Tuesday, September 27, starting the first game with some brilliant play but ultimately falling three sets to zero. 

The Bandera varsity football team scored on its first offensive play from scrimmage and got off to a white-hot start Friday night but had to weather the storm as the Robstown Cotton Pickers fought back to make things interesting down the stretch.

Sep 28, 2022 - 00:00

Bandera triumphs in thrilling Homecoming game

Opinions

Oct 5, 2022 - 00:00

Editor’s Note: The following letter was submitted earlier this year, but it got lost in our spam folder. Since we strive to print every letter we receive, we are printing it this week.

Is Chinese president Xi under house arrest in Beijing? Are a number of Xi’s opponents under arrest? Is Russia’s Vladimir Putin in danger of a coup due to his Ukraine invasion? 

Republicans have been in charge in Texas since the 1990s. For 32 years they’ve controlled every statewide office, including the governor’s office, both houses of the Texas legislature and they’ve had the most representatives in Texas’ Congressional delegation.

Sep 28, 2022 - 00:00

The Queen is dead! Long live the King! With these terse words, the announcement is made that Queen Elizabeth 2 has died. She was the ruler over Great Britain and the many countries that are part of the British Commonwealth for 70 years, the longest reign of any monarch ever in British history.

Obituaries

Oct 5, 2022 - 00:00

Brian Patrick McMahon went to meet Jesus on Sept 13, 2022. He left quite peacefully after battling liver disease and suffering for over 6 months. He was comfortable and resolute at that time, but struggled to “work until the day I die.” He shared “God Blessed the Broken Road” with his beloved wife and enjoyed pop-country music, including Rascal Flatts. He loved bicycling, participating in fundraiser walks/runs, and other programs with the Justice Foundation, local Firehouse fundraisers, Kinetic Kids, Juvenile Diabetes, Relay and Run for 21 (Down Syndrome fundraiser) and Project Mend.

Oct 5, 2022 - 00:00

In Loving Memory Of

Oct 5, 2022 - 00:00

Bobby Ronald Spoonire of Bandera, Texas passed away on September 25, 2022, at his home surrounded by the people who loved him. He was born in Hagerstown, Maryland on September 3, 1946, to Ray and Lois Spoonire (Herring). He met and later married Deborah Blankenship on April 16, 1983, in Pipe Creek, Texas.

Sep 28, 2022 - 00:00

Jeffry Alan Peterson 71 of Bandera, Texas, passed away on September 11, 2022, at Methodist Hospital of San Antonio after a short battle with lung cancer.