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Jesse Cardenas Jr., second from left, proudly displays a ceremonial check for $1,000 he received from the Warriors Heart center to help him qualify for the International Miniature Bullrider’s Association finals in Las Vegas in December. Pictured with Cardenas are his father Jesse Cardenas, left, his mother Georgina Cardenas, right, and Troy Konvicka, who with his wife puts on the Riding on Faith Rodeo series at Mansfield Park, which is where the presentation was made last month. The rodeo series, which got rained out on Friday, July 30, has been extended a week, meaning the last rodeo will be Aug. 14. BULLETIN PHOTO/Bill Pack

Bandera High School Offensive Coordinator Bobby LaLanne, at right, runs Bulldog players through drills on the first day of football practice, Monday, Aug. 3. Lanes for the drill were set about six-feet apart to abide by social distancing requirements in the fight against the coronavirus, and players wore facemasks later when rain moved their workout inside to an exercise room. Bandera’s season is scheduled to begin at home on Aug. 28 in a game against Poteet, but the coronavirus still could delay or cancel those plans. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCollough

For the Bulletin

COVID-19 and Mother Nature tried and failed to stop the Back to School Bash this year.

Sports

I’m proud to say that we will have football this year!

Registration has started for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County’s flag football, tackle football and volleyball programs for youth at the clubs’ Teen Center at 715 Maple St. in Bandera.

Kyle Corbin, Kenny Trevino, Liberty Bomer and Jeff Jensen of Bandera get in a little two-on-two basketball before the sun goes down on Thursday, July 16. They got together for the friendly competition at the First Baptist Church B andera’s basketball court.

Medina High School football player Jacob Hinds received an academic scholarship to play football for Howard Payne University in Brownwood on July 13.

Opinions

President Trump’s July 4 Mount Rushmore speech focused on U.S. legacies and history. Trump also addressed “cancel culture” advocates trying to shatter American history by pulling down monuments and statues, but he never mentioned the Confederacy except in the context of Lincoln winning the Civil War.

Last month, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE), North Texas Commission (NTC), and a growing list of Texas economic development stakeholders launched the Texas Return to Work Initiative, a direct response to meet employer and employee needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

Thank you for all the well wishes after my first “Capital Highlights” column last week. I also appreciate the emails suggesting topics of high interest.

The letter writer begins by asking if Joe Biden is mentally qualified to lead the greatest country because “he can’t even link two thoughts together.”

Obituaries

Aug 5, 2020 - 05:00

Nanette Kiley Evans, 55, of Boerne, Texas passed away on July 28, 2020.

Aug 5, 2020 - 05:00

Lois Virginia Ferguson Thornton was born Jan. 6, 1923, in Three Rivers, Texas, to Robert Ferguson and Nellie Reynolds.

Jul 29, 2020 - 00:00

Helen M Davis, 97, of Bandera, passed away on July 20, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.

Jul 29, 2020 - 00:00

Thomas Darrel Walton, 80, of Lakehills, Texas, passed away on July 14, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.