Growing Up in Bandera Posted in: News I try to imagine what things were like when my granddaddy Kindla was a kid growing up around here. Survival of the fittest was still in play during that first decade following the turn of the century. The town of Bandera was only around fifty years old at the time.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!