Archive for October, 2009

I’ll see you fine folks at tonight’s Bandera Lady Bulldogs vs. Fredericksburg volleyball match. Looking at the Bandera ISD Google Calendar, varsity plays at 5 p.m. Should be a fun match.

I’ll be off to Fort Worth tomorrow and Thursday for a web journalism workshop at Texas Christian University. Wish me luck as I point my Chevy north for five straight hours up I-35. The TCU campus is just beautiful and I always enjoy cussing and discussing the industry with fellow community journalists from across the Texas Press Association membership.

Friday I’ll head south to Hondo for the Bulldogs’ match-up against the Owls. Hard to believe football season is already drawing toward a close. Here’s hoping I stay busy with playoff games into the distant future!

As always you can follow my travels via Twitter @BanderaOutlaw or simply by visiting and admiring the sweet Twitter feed to your right.

Before I was on Twitter, I joked with people that I should join so I could post game scores for the other two Bandera County tweeple. I have since humbly realized that we have a huge local Twitter representation and that I’m apparently the one way late to the scene.

Thanks for being my tweep.


You can check out video of Bandera Bulldogs starting quarterback Cole Hubble’s 105-yard punt return against the Lago Vista Vikings on YouTube courtesy of

In January National Prep Network posted a junior-year highlight reel of Hubble from his 2008 season – to the tune of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” no less! You can see me on the sidelines with camera in hand in at least half the included clips. And of course Mrs. Sandy Jennings jumping and waving with every touchdown.

We need more video of Bulldog, Bobcat and Buffalo sports online!

7 Oct 2009

Bandera QB Cole Hubble gets airplay on YouTube

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

Local freelancers Ken Lane and Rick Mender have posted fresh albums of photos from the Bandera Bulldogs vs. Crystal City Javelinas homecoming game of Friday, Oct. 2.

Lane also has photos from the Bandera Lady Bulldogs vs. Boerne volleyball games.


6 Oct 2009

Photos from the Bandera vs. Crystal City homecoming football game

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

Both Bandera County papers have hit the streets and the net. What are your picks for the stories of the week and why?

Community Journalism is my passion, and I’m always interested to hear what other Bandera County residents think of the coverage of the two local papers.

Leave a comment below on this blog post, hit me up on Twitter @banderaoutlaw, e-mail, or call/text me at 830-688-1564.

1 Oct 2009

In The News for Oct. 1, 2009

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Community Journalism

090930statesmanI’m a week behind, but I just came across the Austin American-Statesman’s coverage of the Bandera-Wimberley football game from Sept. 18.

Great write-up and a set of 10 very nice photos from Statesman intern Jordan Smothermon. He was working the sidelines hard throughout the game to get a set of 10 top-quality shots. I got to chat with him briefly and he said he has been a sports shooter since he first took up professional photography.

Where do you guys get your Bandera, Medina and Utopia sports story and photo fix? In the papers or online? Where? Leave a comment below on this blog post, hit me up on Twitter @banderaoutlaw, e-mail, or call/text me at 830-688-1564.

1 Oct 2009

Bandera Bulldogs featured in Austin American-Statesman

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports