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Bandera Bulletin

tel. 830-796-3718

1110 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003

Since 1945 The Bandera Bulletin has been letting you know what is happening in "The Cowboy Capital of the World," Bandera. We cover Bandera all of Bandera County including Bandera, Medina, Pipe Creek, Lakehills, Tarpley, Utopia and Vanderpool. We find out what is happening by attending local events, contacting local authorities and most importantly, by listening to you tell us what is going on. The website is updated regularly, but is not meant to replace the our weekly newspaper. Our site serves as means of archiving our paper. Archives go back to approximately December 2002. It also allows us update breaking news stories, post obituaries as they come in and provide you sports results in a more immediate fashion than we can with our weekly paper. SEARCH FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES - CLICK HERE!    

Quality Keepers

Quality Keepers

tel. 830-796-4933

140 Lacey Drive, Bandera, Tx 78003

250 unit complex of storage units for household storage. Sizes range from 5x10 to 10x30. Electronic Gate, Camera, On Site Office, Professional Service.   Owners Artie & Bunny Erfurts started this business in 1993 and has been voted two years running as the Best Storage Facility by the Bandera Bulletin.

Texas Hill Country Bank

Texas Hill Country Bank

tel. 830-796-3100

800 State Highway 173 N, Bandera, TX 78003

WHO IS TEXAS HILL COUNTRY BANK? Texas Hill Country Bank is a state-chartered community bank that began operations in April 2009 as Bandera First State Bank. In June 2014, we changed our name to Texas Hill Country Bank to better recognize where we do business. We are the same employees, directors and shareholders; with a great new name. Give us a chance to serve your business and personal needs! ATM Located in 3rd Lane of Drive Thru Report Lost/StolenMasterCard Debit Card866-546-8273 (24 Hour Hotline) Lobby Hours Mon –Thurs 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Drive Thru Mon –Fri 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm  

Metal Mart

Metal Mart

tel. 830-249-4711

39336 Interstate 10 W, Boerne, TX 78006

Welcome to Metal Mart Whether your project is large or small, we appreciate your business! Our parent company, McElroy Metal, began manufacturing metal building components in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1963. After years of selling materials to large contractors and building manufacturers, the first Metal Mart location was opened in Austin, Texas in 1985 as a retail outlet, open to the public. The plan was (and is today) to cater to the metal component needs of the do-it-yourself homeowner, contractor, farmer/rancher, local industry, municipalities and service businesses. Since then, we have grown to over 40 locations in 5 states. We are proud of our growth and attribute it to the combination of great customers, great products and great employees. No project is too large or small. Whether you are building a carport, roofing your dream home, or constructing a building we welcome all. We offer a variety of product options to fit your budget and application needs. Our sales personnel are experienced, knowledgeable and prepared to help from the start through the project completion. We carry an extensive in stock inventory and receive regular deliveries from our manufacturing plants and suppliers. We manufacture approximately 55% of the products that we sell and partner with a great group of vendors for the balance. We offer high quality, custom in-house trim manufacturing capabilities for all types of trim and flashing regardless of the roofing type or application. Custom trim needs can typically be produced within 24 hours of ordering. We know that we have competition in our marketplace and we consider this a positive. When we began 25+ years ago, there were very few competitors. The value and benefits of steel at the retail consumer level has created an industry that we are proud to be a part of. We are a family owned company, enjoy our industry and look forward to earning your trust and business. Welcome to Metal Mart!

McMullan Insurance Agency

McMullan Insurance Agency

tel. 830-796-3725

285 State Highway 16 S, Bandera, TX 78003

As an independent insurance agency, our goal is to assist you in all your insurance needs. We will help you manage and plan for all your potential risks. As professionals, we assess your needs and offer you a variety of insurance products to choose from. Service, whether it is in response to an insurance claim or general question, is the most important value we offer you. We work hard to build a trusted relationship with our customers. We strive to make you feel both comfortable with and confident in our abilities by acting as your consultant. We want you to have the confidence in us that your parents may have had and that your children will have. We are an organization dedicated to our customers. We seek out the best companies that offer the appropriate coverages at a fair price.

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    Two charged in child pornography cases

    A Bandera County man has been arrested on 20 indictments in Kendall County for possession of child pornography; and a second Bandera County man who was indicted in April on eight state charges of sexual misconduct with a child has been accused by federal authorities with production of child pornography, authorities said.

  • Door wraps unveiled at Bandera High

    Door wraps unveiled at Bandera High

    Colorful wrap-around graphic designs featuring a new Bulldog logo have been plastered on doorways leading to athletic facilities at Bandera High School to highlight the beginning of a new era of athletics with Athletic Director Joel Fontenot-Amedee at the helm and to get youngsters excited about sports programs in Bandera.

  • Abbott to speak in Bandera

    Abbott to speak in Bandera

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will travel to Bandera on Aug. 2 to meet with well-wishers and to speak at a dinner about the gains made in this year’s legislative session and the importance of keeping Texas and Bandera County in Republican hands.

  • Party’s new chair knows the ropes

    The Bandera County Republican Party has a new chair with deep Texas roots and a California flair who should not be surprised by the demands of the job since she has held the same position before in a far larger place – Los Angeles County, California.

  • County anticipates no tax rate hike

    County anticipates no tax rate hike

    A 3 percent pay raise for county employees and the creation of a third crew of paramedics to staff an ambulance during hours when emergency calls peak are envisioned in the 2020 fiscal year budget which is not expected to require a property tax rate increase for another year, Bandera County officials said last week.


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  • Students, teachers demonstrate heart

    Bandera Independent School District teachers Michael and Kerri Derry travelled nearly 2,400 miles this summer as part of a mission trip that also showed Bandera students how gratifying it is to help others.

  • Centralized EMS operations site acquired

    Lengthy deliberations over a site for a centralized Emergency Medical Service headquarters for the county concluded on Thursday, July 11, when Bandera County commissioners unanimously agreed to purchase a tract in the Polly Peak area east of Bandera and have an EMS station built there.

  • Stars appearing at store’s unveiling

    Stars appearing at store’s unveiling

    A store called Spirits of Texas selling Texas made products will have a soft opening in downtown Bandera on Friday, July 5, followed by opening ceremonies on Saturday, July 6, featuring a Texas singing and writing heavyweight, Kinky Friedman, and two luminaries from professional sports, Terry Bradshaw and Pete Rose.

  • The challenge is set

    The challenge is set

    Symbolizing an inexpensive way to stay active and improve health, the Blue Bike Project has inundated the county and intrigued most within it. Blue bicycles chained to street signs and lampposts from Lakehills to Medina have until now served a silent and mysterious calling.

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Overcoming the World- A Look Forward- Part Four


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Helping Hand serves


Correction- Kids camp registration for Mt. Zion summer camp must be given to Helping Hand by May 14, not May 23 as previously reported.

Tax scams and schemes - The dirty dozen that criminals and cheats try to get away with year-round.


Year after year, criminals try to scam certain taxpayers. Year after year, certain taxpayers resort to schemes in an effort to put one over on…

The Heart of a Lion


“What makes a king out of a slave? Courage.” Those are the famous words of one cowardly lion from the wonderful Land of Oz. While in various l…

Community Center has activities for all ages


AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at Silver Sage Community Center on May 16 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. This course teaches defensive driving t…

Next on the list of things to do


Not that everything on the first list has been done, but there are more things that need to be identified and fixed. There are also items for …

Malice in Bundyland


Sean Hannity of Fox News tumbled down the Rabid Hole touting his hare-brained scheme to make a folk hero out of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, w…

Fire trucks and feisty ladies


The Medina Lake VFD Barbecue and Fundraiser held on April 26 was quite a success. The highlight of the event was the new Quint 1 truck. The Qu…

New oak entertainment center for sale at shop


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Mary Christmas - Nadine


On our journey thru life there are few, if any, annual events that even come close to the spirit of, the memories of, and the pure joy of the …



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The good times are fixin’ to roll in Lakehills


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Focus your life on moving forward


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Election ID obtainable


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A method to reduce city taxes


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