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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 Banderabulletin.com 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!    

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.

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  

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    Editor’s note ­– Readers are reminded that an arrest is not an indication of guilt. People are presumed innocent after an arrest until convicted.

  • Two charged in child pornography cases

    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.

  • Suspected mail thief arrested

    Suspected mail thief arrested

    Just in time for Christmas packages and checks to arrive, authorities have apprehended a woman whom they believe was preying on this season’s holiday gift giving. 

  • Memorial Day parade winners ID’d

    The Bandera County Chamber of Commerce has announced the top finishers in four categories of the Memorial Day Weekend parade that it held in Bandera on May 25.

  • BISD confers degrees on 139 seniors

    BISD confers degrees on 139 seniors

    The Bandera High School Class of 2019 didn’t let a powerful rain and wind storm impact its graduation celebration on Thursday, June 6, at the St. Mary’s University Convocation Center.

  • Council revises fees, appoints EDC member

    Bandera City Council approved changes to the fee schedule for residential construction permits as required by state legislation, endorsed revisions to the city’s sign ordinance and approved a final appointment to the board of the Bandera Economic Development Corp. at its Thursday, June 6, meeting.

  • New MISD athletic director familiar name

    New MISD athletic director familiar name

    Cully Doyle has been named the new athletic director for the Medina Independent School District where he was a standout athlete more than 25 years ago.

  • Blue Bike Project makes a splash across county

    Blue Bike Project makes a splash across county

    “What's up with all the blue bikes?” has been a resounding question for the last two weeks.


    George R. Oranday of Bandera passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Two rabies cases confirmed in county

    Bandera County pet owners are being encouraged to see that their pets have current rabies vaccinations now that two wild animals have tested positive for rabies in the last month-and-a-half and a third rabies case is under investigation.

Cedar Creek under new management


I know there has been some buzz around Bandera about the changes occurring at Cedar Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation. First of all I would l…

Relay For Life Bandera County


The committee for The Relay For Life of Bandera County would like to offer our deepest respect and thanks to all of the friends, neighbors, le…

Dog fighting


I encountered a problem in Lakehills that I never knew existed. I was walking my dog on a leash at the Lakehills Library walking path.

Celebrate Independence


Why is Texas Independence Day is not celebrated in Bandera? I think they should have a parade and celebrate the day we got our independence in…

Money, health, states, counties, monies


Two conservative governors (R. Scott, Fla. and J. Brewer, Ariz.) recently switched from their stout opposition to Obamacare (so-called Afforda…

A dream from his father turned nightmare


Barack H. Obama wrote in his autobiography, “Dreams from My Father,” stories told him by his aunts about the schooling of his father, Barack S…

Two-party system


My! How times and our local Republican party have changed! I was appalled when a candidate at the Candidate’s Forum at the Senior Center last …

No bats this year


For years our two bat houses filled each spring and emptied each fall. Three years ago our bat visitors started to decline. This year no bats …



After reading Mrs. Martha Allen’s letter to the editor, I felt a need to respond to her concerns. I will address each of concern in the order …

Ad Hominem


I pulled this from Wikipedia; An ad hominem (Latin for “to the man” or “to the person”), short for argumentum ad hominem, is an attempt to neg…

Ever the hero


Tuesday evening, I was happily heading down the highway home, when I felt and heard the familiar consequences of a flat tire. I pulled over an…

Stand up and fight


The city council was wrong in getting rid of the Police Dept. I have never seen such a crooked City Council. I think the citizens should have …

Just Google It


In reference to the letter from Mr. Adams regarding my column: I invite Mr. Adams and any other reader who is interested in the truth to go to…

Buridan’s Burrito


Could a donkey, situated midway between two piles of hay, starve while deciding which way to go? Aristotle pondered this problem in Ancient Gr…