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I’m still getting caught up – but I’m catching up! Below, all of my Bandera County sports and event coverage for April 2012, viewable in the Bandera.net Gallery:

Bandera Bulldogs baseball vs. Fredericksburg Billies – April 5, 2012

Medina Lady Cats softball vs. Harper Lady Longhorns – April 5, 2012

Medina Lady Cats softball vs. Center Point Lady Pirates – April 10, 2012

Medina Bobcats baseball vs. Mason Mustangs – April 13, 2012

25 Sep 2012

Photos: Bandera County Sports and Events, April 2012

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

Another month-long series of photos, these my Sports and Event photos from March 2012 in Bandera County. Available, as always, in the Bandera.net Gallery:

Bandera Lady Bulldogs soccer vs. SA Kennedy – March 2, 2012

Bandera Bulldogs soccer vs. SA Kennedy – March 2, 2012

Bandera Lady Bulldogs soccer vs. Uvalde – March 13, 2012

Bandera Lady Bulldogs softball vs. Fredericksburg Lady Billies – March 21, 2012

Bandera Lady Bulldogs soccer vs. SA Jefferson – March 30, 2012

Medina Lady Cats softball vs. Johnson City Lady Eagles – March 30, 2012

Medina Bobcats baseball vs. Eldorado – March 30, 2012

21 Apr 2012

Photos: Bandera County Sports and Events, March 2012

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

I’m catching up! Here’s all of my Bandera County sports and event photography coverage from March 2011:

Bandera Lady Bulldogs softball vs. Somerset Lady Bulldogs – March 1, 2011

Bandera Bulldogs soccer vs. Brennan Bears – March 8, 2011

Bandera Bulldogs & Lady Bulldogs soccer Senior Night – March 8, 2011

Bandera Lady Bulldogs soccer vs. Brennan Lady Bears – March 8, 2011

Bandera Lady Bulldogs softball vs. Fredericksburg Lady Billies – March 8, 2011

Bandera Bulldogs baseball vs. Navarro Panthers – March 15, 2011

Medina Bobcats baseball vs. Menard Yellowjackets – March 18, 2011

Bandera Bulldogs soccer vs. Edison Golden Bears – March 24, 2011

Bandera Lady Bulldogs softball vs. Wimberley Lady Texans – March 29, 2011

Bandera Lady Bulldogs soccer vs. Alamo Heights – March 29, 2011

Lots of Bandera County news to report this week, so I’m publishing the weekly news roundup a day early. Have news to share? Post below, drop me an e-mail, or call/text me at 830-688-1564.

(Above photo, Art Crawford and Lisa Beck perform at the Silver Sage Corral 25th Anniversary Open House.)

Bandera County Top Stories

A special grand jury indictment was handed down Monday for Bandera County Sheriff Weldon Tucker, who is accused of abusing his power by misusing a county search and rescue boat.

Tucker’s attorney, Charles O. Grigson, issued a press release Tuesday morning stating Tucker is “shocked and disappointed” at the indictment. This news came to us after the newspaper was finished, but we pulled the front page from press and put a late-breaking update in.

You can read that update here, and read the Express-News coverage here.

There are already 20 comments as of Tuesday morning on the Express-News site.

(Update: KSAT 12 News, which broke the story Monday, just posted a reaction story with video online. Reporter Charles Gonzales was in town today doing interviews.)

Gunslingers and Bandera, Texas, were shown love this month in Cowboys & Indians magazine, featuring portraits by yours truly of Lew Pewterbaugh (Bunkhouse Leather) and Nalene Dillingham-Stolzer (Mac & Ernie’s Roadside Eatery in Tarpley). It was a lot of fun to shoot these two great Bandera County personalities for the magazine.

Other Bulletin headlines this week include:

Bandera County News Across The Web

In The News

Riverfest is splashing down at the Bandera City Park this weekend, courtesy of the Bandera Business Association. Lots of good music, good food, beautiful cars, and river fun to be had. Riverfest is one of my personal favorite annual events in Bandera County. Don’t miss the Great Hill Country Anything That Floats Regatta.

Bandera baseballer Davis Morrow was honored with a Third Team nod in Class 3A by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association for their All-State Team.

Congratulations to the Bandera High School Alternate Graduates Class of 2010! Twenty-three students earned their high school diploma through alternate programs this year via Bandera ISD.

The Bandera County Jail housed an alleged murderer recently, according to the Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post. Brandon Louis Harber, 19, of Blanco, is one of two men charged with the November murder of a Kendalia man. He was transferred to the Bandera jail after being magistrated in Fredericksburg.

Bandera County was featured in the travel section of Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman, earning a full subhead from a story about San Antonio as the most popular tourist city in Texas. The descriptions of our rodeo fun are priceless.

Robyn Barnes wrote about how prospective luxury homeowners are setting their sights on Pipe Creek, Bandera and Medina in her article, “Hill Country Flight Moves West.” This coincides with Forbes Magazine naming Bandera County as the sixth most popular place in the United States where America’s money is moving, reported here last week in my June 16 roundup.

Bandera Middle School was recently recognized for their “superior implementation” of the Teens in the Driver Seat Jr. High program. The program teaches peer-to-peer safety for young drivers.

Former Pipe Creek resident Kendall Webster was featured last week in the Boerne Star for her role as the Fair Oaks Ranch animal control officer.

What’s happening this week in Bandera County? Check out the Bandera County Convention & Visitor Bureau’s weekly calendar.

Other Snippets

The Bulletin editorial staff, Jessica Hawley-Jerome and I, picked up some sweet awards this weekend at the Texas Press Association’s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest. You can read the full list of press awards we won this year over at BanderaBulletin.com.

This year marks my 11th as a career journalist in Bandera County. I started working in this newsroom (back when it was The Review) my sophomore year at Bandera High School, and I have since survived countless owners, publishers, coworkers, and readers both engaged and enraged. Journalism and this community run through my veins as sure as blood.

Thank you for your support and readership as Jessica and I work weekly to bring you the best news coverage in the county.

Topping us for sweepstakes in our division were the Alpine Avalanche and the Smithville Times, both wildly impressive papers next to whom we’re proud to be mentioned.

Here’s an awesome historical find on eBay: an “Old West Bandera County Texas Sheriff Law Badge” that reads “Sheriff Bandera Co Tex William H. Burns 1932 1951.”

You can read a bit about Sheriff W.H. Burns on the Old Old News page for Bandera, TX, on TXGenWeb. Burns is featured in two Associated Press stories from the 1940′s, “Medina Man Held in Slaying of Kin” and “Riot in Town, Bandera, Texas.” Lots of other interesting news clips from Bandera County’s history there, going all the way back to 1885.

As of Tuesday morning, there were seven bids for the badge on eBay. The item is being sold out of Coopersville, MI, and the auction ends on June 25.

Did you know you can read the complete text of John Marvin Hunter’sPioneer History of Bandera County” on Google Books?

Caroline Clemmons blogs over at Skhye’s Ramblings about her research around Bandera and the Lost Maples State Natural Area for her book, The Texan’s Irish Bride.

The Texas Archeology Society set up camp last week on the Eagle Ford Ranch between Hondo and Tarpley for their annual week-long Field School. Around 400 folks from across the state, professionals through newcomers, came to study the area.

Factoid: The most published article in the category of Recreation and Sports – Rodeo on EzineArticles.com is, you guessed it, about Bandera, Texas, the Cowboy Capital of the World.

The Door In The Wall, Inc., of Lakehills, is a non-profit run completely on community support that uses a multimedia approach to encourage people with disabilities to try new experiences. Their goal is to “educate their able bodied peers to enable them both to live together with new respect and understanding.”

Whisper, Stripes McGee, Taz, and Shadow, all kittens from Lakehills posted to Craigslist, may still be available to a good home.

As of June 14, Pipe Creek’s Christian Riordan, 12, was the leader in the speckled trout upper coast division of the Academy Sports & Outdoors Starteens Scholarship Trout Division ages 11-17 in the 2010 CCA / Texas Ford Dealers / Tilson Home Corporation State of Texas Angler’s Rodeo. That’s a lot of sponsorships, but the $20,000 scholarship he could win is worth the plentiful proper nouns. He leads first-runner-up Thomas Shelton, 13, of Houston, with a 7lb 1oz catch.

Videos

Gary P. Nunn’s performance this weekend at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar was shown much video love on YouTube by hdbrock34. He has a string of videos posted from Nunn’s Bandera show.

This dung beetle is supposedly hard at work in a cow pasture here in Bandera, courtesy of Glowens.

Here’s a double backflip into Medina Lake, posted to YouTube by ModHuffVids.

A deer was spotted near Medina Lake this week. There’s an axis joke in there somewhere.

Photos

I posted to the Bandera.net Gallery a trio of event photo albums: Bandera County Relay For Life, Bella Fool performing at Blue Gene’s, and the Bandera High School Choir Talent Show benefiting Cancer Research.

Want to see some beautiful wedding photography out in Medina, Texas? Visit Peacock Photography’s blog to view Kristina and Dave’s wedding there.

I found this copy of 100 Years in Bandera, 1853-1953, by J. Marvin Hunter, behind the glass at Half Price Books in San Antonio last week. The sale price was marked at $100.

The Fordging Ahead blog posted Monday a set of photos from their visit to a dude ranch here in Bandera. Bandera superstar steer Oreo is the first photo featured!

Zedekiah12 posted a lovely photo of the Medina River off Three Mile Bridge on Sunday.

Check out the Bing photo and image search results for Bandera, Texas, to get a broad perspective on how the world sees Bandera, and how residents and visitors both have photographed the town and its events over the years. I love this image of a lizard saved at a Bandera golf course from one of those deep outdoor ashtrays.

You can buy a copy of an aerial photography map poster of Lakehills over on eBay for around $11. Same for an aerial photo map of Medina.

Facebook & Twitter

Bandera Electric Coop. tweeted a job opening they have for a Member Accounts Associate. Deadline to apply is June 28.

The Buck Wild Band tweeted their upcoming Aug. 27, 8 p.m., performance at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar in Bandera.

Willow The Dog was tweeted during a dip in Medina Lake this weekend.

Mike Sanders of the Country Boys Union band posted to Facebook his upcoming show at 11th Street Cowboy Bar on Saturday, June 26, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Toman Bros band posted to Facebook upcoming show dates in Bandera County: June 23, 24 at Bandera Saloon; June 26, rodeo dance in Utopia; June 27, 11th Street Cowboy Bar.

Reported By The Bandera County Outlaw

If you’re a friend on Facebook, you were linked over to the Cowboys & Indians magazine article on Bandera featuring my photography, got the breaking news of Sheriff Tucker’s indictment, saw live photos posted from the Saturday San Antonio Missions game, got live updates from the Texas Better Newspaper Contest, and were linked to the Bandera County Online News Roundup for June 16 featuring Jessica’s story on animal welfare at Bandera County Animal Control.

If you follow me on Twitter @BanderaOutlaw, you saw my photo of the historical 100 Years in Bandera book for sale at Half Price Books, were first in line to read the Cowboys & Indians magazine feature on Bandera when it hit the net, participated in a discussion on journalism ethics re: free meals, were linked to the KSAT 12 News breaking coverage of Sheriff Tucker’s indictment and the related Express-News story, got live updates from the San Antonio Missions game Saturday at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium, were invited out to the Silver Sage’s open house, saw live tweets from the Texas Press Association’s summer conference with speakers Robert Rivard of the Express-News and Dem. Gov. candidate Bill White, learned about a two-year-old boy found abandoned in his carseat in Helotes on Friday night, saw my #FollowFriday recommendation of San Antonio photojournalist Johnny Garcia for his live news photo tweets, received live updates from City Council as they chose a municipal judge, and learned what a BMPR is.

For all the latest Bandera County buzz, catch up with me on Facebook, Twitter @BanderaOutlaw, here on the home of the Bandera County Outlaw at Bandera.net, or weekly in the Bandera Bulletin newspaper.

If you have news to share, drop me a e-mail, hit me up on Facebook, or call/text me at 830-688-1564. If you’d like to comment on this week’s news, feel free to speak your mind below or over on Facebook.

I wasn’t allotted much time to shoot baseball or softball this month, but I tried to make the most of the shoots I got in.

You can find my photos from the April 6 Bandera Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs games versus Wimberley in the Bandera.net Gallery:

Bandera Bulldogs baseball vs. Wimberley Texans – April 6, 2010

Bandera Lady Bulldogs softball vs. Wimberley Lady Texans – April 6, 2010

8 May 2010

Photos: Bandera baseball, softball vs. Wimberley

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

img_6376Great set of school-year-ending sports and events in this week’s photo update.

Freshly posted to the Bulletin’s DotPhoto.com account include:

Redux: Bandera High School Prom 2008 – May 17, 2008

Water Board Meeting – May 7, 2009

Big Lou’s Hot Dogs and Fellow’s Auto Parts Grand Opening – May 8, 2009

Bandera High School Prom 2009 – May 16, 2009

Medina River Ranch Boys and Girls Club Dinner – May 9, 2009

Bandera Lady Bulldogs softball vs. Sinton – May 14, 2009

Medina Bobcats baseball vs. Charlotte Trojans – May 15, 2009

Looking forward to adding Bandera baseball playoff photos from this coming Monday night! See you guys in San Antonio!

(Please note: I do not handle any of the fulfillment for print orders placed through the Bulletin’s DotPhoto.com 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 DotPhoto.com’s quality. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.)

23 May 2009

Photo Galleries posted for May 7-16

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

img_8903Brad Domitrovich over at Bandera ISD just sent out the latest information on the Bandera Bulldogs varsity baseball playoff run.

The Dogs will play vs. Sinton at San Antonio’s Northside ISD Gustafson Stadium on Saturday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Google Maps directions here.

I’ll be out snapping photos for the Bulletin, of course; see you guys there!

Read all about it, plus team photo of the area champs, at BanderaISD.net.

21 May 2009

Bandera Bulldogs score area championship

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

Reporting live from Devine, here’s the latest from the May 15 Medina vs. Charlotte baseball playoff game:

9:25 – Medina 1, Charlotte 6, final

8:53 – Charlotte on top 5-1, into seventh

8:34 – Charlotte on top 4-1, sixth

8:08 – 1 all, fifth

7:43 – 0 all

7:28 – Medina 0, Charlotte 0, third inning

Game 2 tomorrow (Saturday) at Devine, 11 am start. The Medina Bobcats were knocked out of the playoffs after an 8-6 loss to Charlotte on May 16.

15 May 2009

Reporting Live: Medina baseball playoffs

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

img_1374We are all caught up on photo processing! You can view all of the latest photo albums over at the Bulletin’s DotPhoto.com account.

The latest updates include:

Bandera Lady Bulldogs softball vs. Devine Arabians – April 17, 2009

Bandera Real Estate presents the Boys and Girls Club Goat Spectacular Cabrito Cook-off – April 18, 2009

Medina High School Prom at the Dietert Center in Kerrville – April 18, 2009

Pipe Creek Christian School Son Shine Festival at Mansfield Park – April 18, 2009

Medina Bobcats baseball vs. Center Point Pirates – April 20, 2009

Bandera Business Association Candidates Forum at the Silver Sage Corral – April 21, 2009

Bandera Middle School Theatre presents High School Musical 2 – April 26, 2009

Medina River Cleanup – May 2, 2009

Lakehills / Pipe Creek Little League – May 2, 2009

Bandera County Relay For Life – May 2, 2009

You can also visit this link for my panoramic photo of the Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony.

Thank you, as always, for supporting The Outlaw!

(Please note: I do not handle any of the fulfillment for print orders placed through the Bulletin’s DotPhoto.com 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 DotPhoto.com’s quality. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.)

4 May 2009

Photo Galleries posted for April 17 – May 2

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

img_8480Another round of photo updates for you guys! As always, posted fresh over at the Bulletin’s DotPhoto.com account.

They include:

Bandera Lady Bulldogs softball vs. Crystal City Javelinas – April 9, 2009

Bandera Bulldogs JV baseball vs. Crystal City Hawgs – April 9, 2009

Bandera Bulldogs baseball vs. Crystal City Hawgs – April 9, 2009

Bandera First State Bank – April 13, 2009

Bandera Little League – April 14, 2009

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

Bandera County Chamber of Commerce Mixer at the Flying L Guest Ranch – April 16, 2009

Bandera Bulldogs baseball vs. Devine Warhorses – April 17, 2009

More updates to come this weekend, including softball, baseball, Medina prom, and High School Musical 2! Keep it locked on Bandera.net.

(Please note: I do not handle any of the fulfillment for print orders placed through the Bulletin’s DotPhoto.com 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 DotPhoto.com’s quality. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.)

1 May 2009

Photo galleries posted for April 9-17

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports