Contributors to the Reader’s Choice 2019 contest in the Bandera Bulletin have once again told the Cowboy Capital of the World its favorite businesses, places and people in 100 categories.
Several new businesses made the tallying interesting and won out in several instances. First place winners are listed below.
EVENTS: Best Day Trip: Medina River kayaking/tubing/floating. Best Community Event: Bandera Pro Rodeo Memorial Weekend. Best Parade: Cowboy Mardi Gras.
FOOD: Best Restaurant: TIE - OST and TJ’s at the Old Forge. Best Bar: 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Best Mexican Food: El Jacalitos. Best Fast Food: Burger King. Best Cup of Coffee: Cavanaugh’s Coffee Company. Best Hamburger: 5 Points Market (Pico’s). Best Breakfast: OST. Best Tacos: El Jacalito’s. Best BBQ: Chicken Charlie’s. Best Pizza: Pap’s Italian Restaurant. Best Steak: The Ranch House (new business). Best Sandwich: Fatboyz. Best Chicken Fried Steak: OST. Best Deal for a Meal: TIE- Burger King and Five Points (Pico’s). Coldest Beer: Arkey’s Silver Dollar. Best Dessert: Brick’s River Café. Best Wine Selection: Bandera Wine & Spirits.
PEOPLE/GROUPS: Professional: Best Attorney: Janna Lindig. Best Plumber: Robert Clark. Citizen of the Year: Janna Lindig. Best Boss: Tim Hicks. Best Barber/Hairdresser: Julius Arlt. Best Nail Technician: Tina @ Gail’s Nails. Best Dressed Business Person: Peggy Ashmore. Best Grocery Checker/Bagger: Natalie @ Lowe’s Market. Best Columnist: Chuck McCollough. Best Local Musician: Wade Lowrie. Best Local Band: Ricky Adams. Best Senior Citizen: Judd Ash-more. Best Elected Official: Janna Lindig. Best Handyman: Paul Neuman. Best AC Repair Person: William Lucas-All Temp of Bandera. Best Insurance Agent: Randy McNaughton. Best Law Enforcement Officer: Will Detrich. Best Volunteer Firefighter: Max Konz. Best EMT: Max Konz. Best Financial Advisor: Dan Anderson. Best Waitperson: Judy Neuman. Best Community Volunteer: Art Crawford. Friendliest Person: TIE - Erlinda Escamilla and Mary Stein. Funniest Person: Raegan Mazurek. Best Bank Teller: Kaileigh Fischner @ Wells Fargo. Best Bartender: Karyn Lyn @ Arkey’s Silver Dollar. Best Nurse: TIE - Stacy Wheeler and Toni Serene. Best Non-Profit: Silver Sage Senior Citizen Center. Best Dentist: Sako. Best Veterinarian: Steve Sells. Best Principal: Laura Klein. Best Teacher: Kathleen Allison. Best Coach: Robert Lalanne. Best School Employee: Julie Mangold. Best Bus Driver: Brent Fullerton. Best All-Around Student: TIE - Gavin Walters, Davis McMullan, Leif Shelton. Best School Volunteer: Heidi Battle. Best School Organization: Future Farmers of America. Best Student Athlete: Trace Decker.
BUSINESSES: Best Auto Parts Store: Carquest. Best Veterinary Clinic: Bandera Veterinary Clinic. Best Bed & Breakfast: Double U Barr Ranch. Best Bookkeeping CPA: Colby Miller. Best Auto Body/Repair Shop: Main Street Tire and Automotive Service. Best AC-Heating Repair Shop: All-Temp. Best Bank: Bandera Bank. Best Barber Shop/Salon: Spoiled Rotten. Best Car Wash: Polly Peak. Best Beer Selection: TIE - Bandera Wine & Spirits and Bandera Ale Project. Best Convenience Store: Shell’s Convenience Store. Best Construction Co: Gray Construction. Best Day Care: Noah’s Ark. Best Church: St. Stanislaus. Best Dude Ranch: Mayan Dude Ranch. Best Trail Ride: Cross G. Best Farm & Garden Equipment: Tractor Supply (new business). Best Fitness Center: 3-way TIE - Christ Church, Momentum, Uber Cross AA. Best Feed Store: Tractor Supply (new business). Best Liquor Store: Bandera Wine & Spirits. Best Florist: O’Neal’s Florist. Best Gift Shop: Back in the Saddle. Best Hardware Store: Boyle’s True Value. Best Hotel/Resort: Mayan Ranch. Best Insurance Agency: McMullan Insurance Agency. Best Internet Service Provider: Bandera Electric Coop. Best Landscaping: 3-way TIE - Agarita, Hilltop Landscapes, Murf Ryan. Best Nursing Home: Bandera Rehabilitation and Health Care. Best Painting Company: Brent Morris. Best Pharmacy: Bandera Drug. Best Place to Work: Bandera Electric Coop. Best Retail Store: Shoe Biz. Best Real Estate Company: Texas Rose Realty. Best Shoe Store: Shoe Biz. Best Storage Company: TIE - Another Closet and Quality Keepers. Best Title Co: Moore Title. Best Clothing Store: Shoe Biz. Friendliest Service: Bandera Electric Coop/Member Relations Dept. Best Subdivision: TIE - Flying L and River Ranch.