The Bandera Bulletin

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

The good times are fixin’ to roll in Lakehills

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 2:18 pm

For show stopping Cajun-Zydeco music, fun and revelry, come to the 33rd annual Cajun Festival, which will take place on Saturday, September 28 at the Lakehills Civic Center, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This festival has been rated the best festival of its kind in Texas and received State and National recognition. The wide variety of authentic Cajun food, the finest French Cajun and Zydeco bands from Louisiana, as well as the ever-popular Gumbo Cook-Off attract thousands of visitors each year.

The entertainment line-up promises the finest Louisiana entertainment.

The featured artist this year is the rollicking group, Leroy Thomas and his Zydeco Roadrunners.

Leroy Thomas has been called “The Jewel of the Bayou.” He was born in 1965 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. At the age of eight, he learned how to play drums on five-gallon buckets. Later he traded with a man for his accordion and taught himself. At 19, Leroy joined his father’s band, Leo Thomas and His Louisiana Zydeco Band. Together they rocked crowds at every performance.

Later Leroy moved to Houston and formed his own band, The Zydeco Roadrunners. Band members include Thomas on accordion, Raymond Bilbo on bass guitar, Ronnie Rue on lead guitar, Gerard St. Julian, Jr. on drums and Nicholas Delafoisse on rubboard.

Thomas will perform at the main pavilion where there is plenty of room for dancing.

At 5:15 p.m., the Great Gumbo Cook-Off Awards will be presented. The categories are amateur, professional, and student. There is a special award for Showmanship.

It is not too late to enter the Great Gumbo Cook-Off. The entry fee is $40. There are first, second and third place prizes in each category and a trophy for Showmanship.Contestants must make at least five gallons of gumbo, and the rice to go with it, on the festival grounds. They will sell their gumbo and keep 70 per cent of the proceeds. For more information, and to get all the rules, contact Michelle Reichle at 210-854-3060.

 The proceeds from the festival benefit the Medina Lake Betterment Association, a non-profit community civic organization, which keeps the Lakehills Civic Center afloat. Admission tickets are $10 per person; and children under 10 years are free.

For more information and details, visit


Lloyd’s Auctions is holding another large estate auction at their location, 9184 FM 1283, Lakehills on Saturday, Sept. 21. It starts at 10 a.m. with the preview at 9 a.m. There will be refreshments. Parking and restrooms will be available. They ask that parents leave their kiddos with grandma. For more information, call 830-612-7653 or visit their website


The Lakehills Baptist Church is holding a revival at the Lakehills Baptist Church, located at 155 Laurel Vista Dr, off FM 1283, next to the Annex, in Lakehills.

It will start Sunday morning, Oct. 6 with the morning worship service. Rev. James and Jackie Ennis will kick things off that morning at 10:30. After the service, there will be a potluck dinner on the grounds. Everyone is welcome to come and dine. That evening, at 7 p.m., Matthew Mayberry, the Youth Minister from First Baptist Church in Charlotte, Texas, will lead the youth in the revival.

Monday, Oct. 7 through Wednesday, Oct. 9, the revival service will start at 7 p.m. Rev. Duane Mayberry of First Baptist Church, Charlotte, Texas will lead the revival with his son Matthew leading the music. For more information, contact Pastor John Work at 830-751-2006.

Faith Tabernacle, at 7789 FM 1283, feeds the hungry every week on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6 p.m. For more information, call Faith Tabernacle at 830-612-2010.

The Pipe Creek Presbyterian Church, 8589 Hwy. 16 South, will host their third annual Christmas Cantata. They invite anyone who would like to join them to come to the choir rehearsals every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the church.

The PCPC’s Little Rock Café is now open every Wednesday at the church, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information on PCPC activities, contact Ashley Weller at 830-522-0546.

The Lakehills United Methodist Church leaders are gearing up for their Family Fall Festival and Chicken Barbeque. It will be held at the church on Oct. 20, from 1-4 p.m.  For more information, contact the Methodist church at 830-751-2404.  

The Hill Country Chapel Youth group will host a Rally for community youth in conjunction with the Global Week of Student Prayer on Sunday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 886 Mountain View Lane, off Hwy. 46, in Pipe Creek. All youth in middle or high school are welcome. For more information, call Hill Country Chapel at 830-510-4731.


The first basic computer class is full. The next class is scheduled for Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the Library today to join as these classes fill up quickly.

All area homeschoolers, especially those with teenage students, are encouraged to attend the first meeting of homeschoolers today, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. They will discuss upcoming meeting ideas and dates. The plan is to offer this gathering once a month.

The first meeting of the new evening book club will be Monday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. You do not have to sign up. Just come join the group. All are welcome.

The daytime book club meets the last Tuesday of the month, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. The selection for September is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

The Genealogy Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. to noon. There will be experienced genealogists on hand to help you. You can bring your own laptop or use one of the Library’s computers. The Library provides free access to

Banned Books Week begins Sept. 22. The Library invites you to exercise your Constitutional right to choose what you read and read a “banned” or “challenged” book. They have many on display from which to choose.

For more information on all the programs, call the Library at 830-510-2777.



The B&G Club annual fundraiser Casino Night is set for Saturday, Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to midnight at La Cabana Café, located at 9600 FM 1283 in Lakehills. Tickets are $100 for general admission and $50 extra for entrance to the poker tournament.

For more information, call 830-796-8109, or visit their website at


The Pipe Creek and Lakehills Little League team members were excited to participate in the Celebrate Bandera Parade and win the First Place Trophy in the Youth Group category.

For more information, contact Heather Blair at 210-325-3926.


Pipe Creek Christian School administrator, Ed Sullivan, announces that they now have an updated computer lab. Thanks to the board, staff and parents they have purchased lap top computers and software. They are very appreciative of Ken Lum of Goodwill Industries of San Antonio for providing refurbished computers at a price that made this possible. They now have grade and age appropriate software for students from Pre-K to 8th grade. The older kiddos will learn keyboarding and the younger ones will begin to explore 21st century technology. For more information about the school, call 830-510-6131.


The AARP Chapter will conduct their monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 23 at the American Legion Hall on 26th St. in Lakehills. The guest speaker will be Cathy Locke, owner of Cathy’s Sweets, our well known chocolatier. Cathy will present her delicious program for all to enjoy.

Members are asked to bring a covered dish. Tea and coffee will be provided. The public is invited. You do not have to be a member to attend any of their meetings.

For more information, call Lee Sistrunk at 210-689-6411.


On Sept. 13, our lake level was 978.50 feet. That is 85.70 feet down, which is only 4.4 percent capacity. The Medina River has no flow, 0.0 cfs, in Bandera. Just keep praying.


This is your 78063-neighborhood news column. Please send your news to me by email: or by phone: 210-563-1186.  If I am unable to answer, please leave a voicemail with your name and number.

I look forward to hearing from you. Until then, “Vaya con Dios!”

  • Discuss

Welcome to the discussion.