Posts Tagged ‘Bandera alumni’

Bandera, like any small town, produces more than its share of bands featuring talented young musicians. Unfortunately, most disappear as quickly as they form, music drifting into memory.

Bella Fool, I can confidently say, is the best band I’ve heard come out of Bandera since Rune. They are the small-town equivalent of a supergroup: Gilbert Rivera on vocals, Christopher Peterson on guitar, Chris Byman on drums, Erik Hillman on bass. If I were to hand pick a set of talents, these guys would stand out on any list.

I had the chance to photograph Bella Fool at their weekly Bandera Bowl performance Thursday night, which has to be one of the most unique venues I’ve shot at. My full set of photos can be found in the Gallery:

Bella Fool at Bandera Bowl – Feb. 25, 2010

You can catch up with Bella Fool’s music on MySpace and connect with the band on Facebook.

Don’t miss out; their Bandera Bowl weeklies are must-see, cover is cheap and includes bowling for hours, and there’s a big Bandera presence there for the band.

Below, Bella Fool’s great acoustic performance on KABB Fox News. Their musical magic here shows talent far beyond their years.

28 Feb 2010

Photos: Bella Fool at Bandera Bowl

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Community Journalism

Utopia Buffaloes vs. Comstock PanthersA veritable cornucopia of sports photos from around Bandera County are now posted online to kick off your new year!

This week’s photo update includes:

Bandera Bulldogs Alumni vs. Varsity Soccer Game – Jan. 3, 2009

Bandera Lady Bulldogs vs. Devine Arabians – Jan. 6, 2009

Bandera Bulldogs vs. Devine Warhorses – Jan. 6, 2009

Bandera County Junior Livestock Show – Jan. 9, 2009

Medina Lady Cats JV vs. Center Point Lady Pirates JV – Jan. 14, 2009

Medina Lady Cats vs. Center Point Lady Pirates – Jan. 14, 2009

Utopia Lady Buffs vs. Comstock Lady Panthers – Jan. 16, 2009

Utopia Buffaloes vs. Comstock Panthers – Jan. 16, 2009

Utopia High School Homecoming Court – Jan. 16, 2009

Another great couple of weeks for being a photojournalist in Bandera County!

As always, you can find all of these albums at the Bulletin’s account.

What do you think of the black and white processing applied to some of the highlight photos from these galleries? What other sports or events would you like to see covered in the community? Leave your comments below or drop me an e-mail.

(Please note: I do not handle any of the fulfillment for print orders placed through the Bulletin’s galleries, so I do not claim any responsibility for the quality of prints or service they provide. We use a completely different lab for printing here at Outlaw, and I cannot vouch for’s quality. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.)

19 Jan 2009

Photo Galleries posted: Bandera, Medina, Utopia – Jan. 3 to Jan. 16

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports