Bandera, TX

Mario E. Rodriguez, Sr.

Mario E. Rodriguez, Sr. of Devine, TX, beloved brother, father, and grandfather, and soon to be great-grandfather went Home to be with our Lord at the age of 63 on June 22, 2022 surrounded by family. Born on May 29, 1959 in Hondo, TX to Esteban and Celia Rodriguez. Mario...
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Bandera Bulletin

Authorities searching for two missing Lakehills women

The Bandera County Sheriff’s Department is asking for any tips regarding the whereabouts of 25-year-old Jordan Tompkins and 33-year-old Brittany McMahon, both Lakehills women who have disappeared. “Please call us if you have any information,” said Bandera County Chief Deputy Matt King. “We look into every tip and answer...

More information released regarding Saturday’s plane crash near Kerrville Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that two fatalities resulted following a Saturday plane crash near the Kerrville airport. According to Kerrville Fire Department, KFD received a call on Saturday, June 25, at roughly 6:30 p.m. from witnesses describing a small plane crashing into a field just west of the airport near Peterson Farm Road. KFD was informed at the time of the first 911 call that the crash had caused a fast-moving grass fire at the scene of the plane’s impact.
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Pet Parade scheduled for July 4

The 26th Annual Pet Parade, sponsored by The Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League, will be held at Bandera City Park by the river on Monday, July 4, starting at 10:00 a.m. Entrance and registration to the event is free. Pets of all shapes, sizes and variety are welcome to join...

Lucky Texan claims $2M Mega Millions prize in Texas Lottery

AUSTIN, Texas — One lucky Texan is now a millionaire, thanks to matching all five numbers drawn in Mega Millions on June 17. The numbers that night were (20-36-53-56-69). The winning ticket correctly matched the five numbers, bur didn't match the Mega Ball number (16). The Megaplier number was 2. The winning ticket was purchased at a Mini Mart, located at 929 Front St., in Comfort. The lucky winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

Become Your Own Bartender

A freelance bartending gig, a broken printer and perhaps a bit of serendipity are to thank for Lillian Oler’s latest business venture, Assemble Cocktail Workshop. The Bandera native and her family moved to Boerne from Napa Valley just more than a year ago and Oler, a longtime restaurant industry professional, started bartending private events at the invitation of a neighbor. Since no one carries cash, Oler liked to bring a printed QR code so customers who wanted to tip could scan it and simply Venmo her. But one day, her printer was broken. She walked over to the library to print her sign and on her way home noticed a “for lease” sign in the window of an adorable cottage downtown. “I thought, ‘My husband’s going to kill me, but I’m going to start a business here,’” she says, laughing.
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Natural History Museum program highlights butterflies, other insects

The Bandera Natural History Museum closed out the month of June with a program on insects and butterflies. Arlyne Martinez, a specialist at the Hill Country State Natural Area in natural resources presented a program to a packed room on insects and butterflies. She brought a large display with insect mounts and posters showing life cycles.

Lucky Ingram resident wins big in the Mega Millions lottery

AUSTIN, Texas – An Ingram resident won a second-tier Mega Millions Prize worth $2 million. The Texas Lottery confirms that the winning ticket was sold at Mini Mart, located at 929 Front St., in Comfort. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers (20-36-53-56-69), but not...

Business partners open Mexican-style ice cream and snack shop in Boerne

BOERNE, Texas – Michoacán, a state in Western Mexico, is known for its paletas, an ice cream and fruit bar first popularized in the 1930s and ‘40s throughout Mexico. Aramando Olivarez, a Laredo native, along with business partner Eric Jimenez, is bringing the sweet snack to Boerne, in the Texas Hill Country. The partners are hosting a grand opening Saturday of their branch of Mexico-headquartered Michoacàn A Pedir de Boca, a paletería and snack shop.

How to add vintage decor into your happy space

BOERNE – From the 1880s to the 1980s, you can find an array of antiques and restored decor and furniture at Mainly Vintage in Boerne. Owners Betsy Gordon and Elizabeth Jesurun share these tips:. 1. Utilize vintage bird cages: not only can you find a variety of cages at...

The Snow Cone You Must Try

Ever since her frequent visits to a shaved ice outpost near her office in Boerne years ago, Crystal Bless has wanted to open a similar dessert stand. “I would visit and just think, ‘She has it figured out,’” she says of the owner. “She loves what she’s doing, and she gets to make people smile on the daily.”
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Local craftsmen demonstrate mastery on custom smoker

John, a local Bandera resident, has been barbecuing at home for as long as he can remember. After visiting a BBQ restaurant featured on an episode of his favorite show, BBQ Pitmasters, John had a concept for a customized smoker to be built on his property. After drawing up his...