Hicks remembered for his love, dedication Posted in: News Don Hicks, the founder with his mother and father of the Mayan Dude Ranch and a pivotal figure in the development of Bandera County’s cowboy-influenced hospitality industry, has died at the age of 88, his family said in an obituary that will conclude this article. Hicks was described as a man of deep religious faith who loved life, his family and the ranch they built along with the people he came to know and serve throughout the region and the world. “Don was an iconic figure in the growth and development of Bandera County’s tourism industry,” Patricia Moore, the executive director of ...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!