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May 27, 2020 - 05:00

The Bandera County Farm Bureau is joining the Texas Farm Bureau to assist those who are in need of food, as well as those who provide that food, in an effort designed to keep businesses alive in these unprecedented times stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

In the time of social distancing and elevated personal protection as the nation continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, Bandera High School pulled off a graduation ceremony that was a mix of elements both traditional and uniquely Bandera last week.

May 27, 2020 - 05:00

Couples scoot across the dance floor to the music of the Mark Stewart Band at Bandera’s Wildhorse Saloon on Friday, May 22, the day the state let bars reopen under limited capacity restrictions. Bars in Texas had been shut down since March 20 in the ongoing fight to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Patrons were happy to get back out to their favorite watering holes and hoping more coronavirus-triggered restrictions would be withdrawn. BULLETIN PHOTO/BILL PACK

May 27, 2020 - 05:00

A small, respectful crowd turned out Saturday, May 23, for a Memorial Day celebration featuring patriotic music, speeches and an American flag retirement ceremony put on by members of Boy Scout Troop 146 in Bandera.

Sports

If you saw the Bandera High School sport fields’ lights on and heard a lot of cars honking and people cheering at dusk on Thursday, May 7, you might have thought games were underway.

Four members of the Bandera High School Girl’s Basketball team won All-District honors in District 28-4A, and seven were named to the Academic All-District team, school officials have reported.

Coaches of Bandera High School’s Boy’s and Girl’s Powerlifting teams praised the performances of their teams at regional competitions earlier in March, as the girl’s team had five members qualify for the state competition, and the boy’s team sent one member to the state contest.

Mar 18, 2020 - 05:00

The Bandera High School Boy’s Basketball team had five players make the All-District teams in District 28-4A, Bandera Independent School District officials have reported.

Opinions

As the nation stares aghast, finally realizing the lengths to which power-drunk American elites will go in order to hide their crimes against our Republic, we cannot, we must not avoid our duty.

May 27, 2020 - 05:00

May is Older Americans Month, which has been held to recognize and celebrate the many contributions older adults provide our communities.

Gov. Greg Abbott on May 18 allowed restaurants to increase occupancy to 50% and relaxed his earlier executive orders that limited certain other public activities over the last two months to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

There’s nothing patriotic about folks refusing to wear a mask in public during this pandemic. They are aiding and abetting the enemy – the COVID-19 virus that already has claimed nearly 90,000 U.S. lives and infected more than 1 million Americans.

Obituaries

May 27, 2020 - 05:00

Steve Stolzer of Tarpley, Texas died suddenly on the 17th of May 2020 in Port O’Connor, Texas.

May 27, 2020 - 05:00

David Clifford “Smiley” Flach of Comfort passed away Wednesday May 13, 2020 at the age of 73.

May 20, 2020 - 05:00

Robert Joseph Klein, 88, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Pipe Creek, Texas due to complications of pulmonary fibrosis.

May 20, 2020 - 05:00

Regine N. Weatherholtz (Jeannie), 81, of Pipe Creek, Texas passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020.