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BANDERA COUNTY, Texas

Pronounced: "ban dare ah"

"Cowboy Capital of the World"

County Seat: BanderaEst: 1856
County Borders: N: Kerr; NE: Kendall; SE: Bexar; S: Medina; SW: Uvalde; W: Real
Population (2015): 21,269Businesses (2014): 355COL Index (2008): 82.1
Zip Codes: 78003, 78055, 78063, 78883, 78885Area Codes: 830Time Zone: CST
Center Line Coordinates: 20° 45' N, 99° 11' W
Major Highways: TX 16, 46, 173; FM 187, 337, 470, 1283
Rivers: Sabinal, MedinaLakes: Medina (see Medina Lake Area)
Area: 791 smElevation: 1,200 to 2,300 ft


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CITIES & TOWNS IN THIS COUNTY: Bandera, Bandera Falls; Lake Hills, Medina,
Medina Lake Shores/Highlands, Pipe Creek, Tarpley, Vanderpool

All of Bandera County is within the Texas Hill Country. For our definition of the boundaries of the Texas Hill Country, see: Definition & Maps Bandera County Seal

COUNTY GOVERNMENT: COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
  • Alamo Area Council Of Governments (AACOG):
    Executive Director: Gloria C. Arriaga
    210-362-5200
    8700 Tesoro Dr, Ste 700, San Antonio, TX 78217
    www.aacog.com
Bandera Courthouse COUNTY CHAMBER & TOURISM: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES: See above PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, farming, hunting, tourism

EVENT CALENDAR: For full details on these and nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.

WEATHER: Local Weather (Bandera); Hill Country-wide Weather

MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS:
  • Local Google: Map
  • Bandera County: Map
  • Hill Country Special: Maps
HISTORY:

HANDBOOK OF TEXAS ONLINE: TSHA TXGenWeb

COUNTY TXGENWEB PROJECT (genealogical/historical information, including cemeteries, markers, maps, census data, surname queries): TXGenWeb

LINKPENDIUM: Family history & genealogy, census, birth, marriage, death vital records & more. Bandera County

BANDERA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION: See full details in Directory below.

More history at Portal city profiles in list shown above, including Bandera

CEMETERIES:
See listings in each town, and:
Bandera County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions

OTHER PROFILES: City Data, ePodunk, TXCIP, US Census Quick Facts, Wikipedia

NOTES:

We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
without compensation. Send to Editor at:
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY

COUNTY GOVERNMENT


BANDERA COUNTY: County Judge Richard Evans, Ofc: 830-796-3781, Fax: 830-796-4210, Main St, POB 877, Bandera, TX 78003. www.banderacounty.org; bandcojdg@indian-creek.net

BANDERA COUNTY, ANIMAL CONTROL: 830-796-3771/4075; 515 12th St, Bandera, TX 78003. http://www.banderacountyac.org, Facebook-Bandera County Animal Control. Shelter operation, adoptions, on-line reporting of lost & found. Part of county sheriff department.

BANDERA COUNTY, APPRAISAL DISTRICT: 830-796-3039, 1206 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003. www.banderaproptax.org

BANDERA COUNTY, CLERK'S OFFICE: 830-796-3332, Bandera, TX 78003

BANDERA COUNTY, HISTORICAL COMMISSION: www.banderacountyhistoricalcommission.org

BANDERA COUNTY, RURAL ADDRESSING: 830-796-8343; Bandera, TX 78003

BANDERA COUNTY, TAX ASSESSPR-COLLECTOR: 830-796-3731, 403 12th St, Bandera, TX 78003. www.banderaproptax.org
Lakehills Annex: 830-612-2970; 155 Laurel Vista Dr, Pipe Creek, TX 78063
Median Annex: 830-589-2332

BANDERA COUNTY, SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT:
  • 210-796-4111; 830-796-3771; 830-796-4323; 130 TX 173 N, Bandera, TX 78003
  • 830-589-2416; 13876 TX 16 N, Medina, TX 78055
  • 830-535-4585; 10005 TX 16 S, Pipe Creek, TX 78063-9998
  • 830-562-3274; 161 Thomas Creek Rd, Tarpley, TX 78883-9998
  • 830-966-6152; 32474 FM 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885
BANDERA COUNTY PARK AT MEDINA LAKE: P37, Lakehills, TX. Map & Profile


STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES & SERVICES


LOCATED WITHIN THIS COUNTY: See detailed listings in each city/town in this county. Use the list with city links for this county at the top of this profile page. Or, use the Menu at the top of every page for city links. Bandera is the predominate city in this county and is where most such services are located.

USPS US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; www.usps.com
Local post offices:
  • 210-796-4111; 130 TX 173 N, Bandera, TX 78003
  • 830-589-2416; 13876 TX 16 N, Medina, TX 78055
  • 830-535-4585; 10005 TX 16 S, Pipe Creek, TX 78063-9998
  • 830-562-3274; 161 Thomas Creek Rd, Tarpley, TX 78883-9998
  • 830-966-6152; 32474 FM 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885
LOCATED OUTSIDE THIS COUNTY BUT WITHIN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: See detailed listings in the corresponding cities/towns throughout the Hill County. Use the Menu at the top of every page for city links.

LOCATED OUTSIDE THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: See State & Federal Offices

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  • EMERGENCY SHELTERS & LOCAL RELIEF SERVICES MOSTLY WITHIN A CITY: Depending on local needs and incident circumstances, check with local service and information organizations and locations that can be found on the Portal city page for each town/city, per the above Portal menu at the top of each page. On these city pages you can determine their open/close status and scope of services (shelter, showers, food, clothing, financial, essential supplies, other) presently offered, and donations (food, clothing, cash, other) they will accept. Their scope can change quickly based on the extent of damage and needs. The city pages also include emergency contacts for major utilities that are often affected during such incidents, including power, water, communications, etc.
  • MULTIPLE CITY OR COUNTY-WIDE INCIDENTS: See County Judge's office for Emergency Management, and Sheriff's Dept above.
  • MULTIPLE COUNTY INCIDENTS: See our Portal Focus Topic Page on Emergency Services for comprehensive information on area-wide emergency resources and contacts (Red Cross, TCEQ, Alert Systems, etc.).


CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies



NON-PROFITS, PUBLIC SERVICE & SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS


WITH OFFICES LOCATED WITHIN THIS COUNTY:

See detailed listings in each city/town in this county. Use the list with city links for this county at the top of this profile page. Or, use the Menu at the top of every page for city links. is the predominate city in this county and is where most such services are located.

WITH OFFICES LOCATED OUTSIDE THIS COUNTY:

ALAMO RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT AREA, INC: 210-548-9248; 215 W Bandera R, Ste 114-456, Boerne, TX 78006. www.alamorcd.org. A non-profit who's mission is to assist rural communities through improved community social services, coordinated resource conservation, environmental stewardship, sustainable agriculture, water and land within our 10 county area. Counties Served: Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Frio, Wilson, Atascosa, Medina, Bandera, Kendall, Kerr
Red Cross
AMERICAN RED CROSS, San Antonio Area Chapter:
210-224-5151; 3642 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219-3830
www.saredcross.org. A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serves Bandera county.

ANY BABY CAN OF SAN ANTONIO: 210-227-0170; 217 Howard, San Antonio, TX 78212. www.anybabycansa.org. A non-profit agency that provides direction and guidance for families of children and youth with special needs. All services are provided at no cost, regardless of income, to families who have a child (through age 17) with a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay or health risk. The child must reside in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Uvalde or Wilson County. Local office:
Kerrville: 830-792-4222; 819 Water St, Ste 109, Kerrville, TX 78028. Brenda Heimann, bheimann@anybabycansa.org
New Braunfels: 800-524-3755; 1040 N Walnut, Ste C2 at Seele Plaza, New Braunfels, TX 78130

HILL COUNTRY CARES: 830-257-7088; POB 291817, Kerrville, TX 78029. www.hccares.com. A non-profit organization promoting healthy individuals, healthy families and healthy communities by providing prevention, intervention and recovery services for domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse and neglect, chronic illnesses, and self-destructive behaviors. Area Hot Lines for free, confidential counseling, 24 hours a day: Kimball & Kerr Counties: 830-257-2400, or Toll Free: 1-888-621-0047. Bandera County: 830-796-3302. Kendall County: 830-249-8379. Gillespie County: 830-997-4357

HILL COUNTRY COUNCIL OF ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE, INC: 830-367-4667; 102 Business Dr, Kerrville, TX 78028. www.hccada.com. The mission of this non-profit is to provide comprehensive substance abuse recovery and behavioral health services to help individuals and families achieve and maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle. This is accomplished through comprehensive treatment and prevention methods guided by a philosophy of mutual concern and responsibility. Also offers mental health services to include case management and therapy. Serves: Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr and Medina Counties. Texas Master Gardeners

TEXAS MASTER GARDENERS: www.txmg.org. A non-profit organization under the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program. Mission is to disseminate horticulture education on gardening, water conservation, soil maintenance, native & earthkind planting.
Local club: Hill Country Master Gardeners, 830-257-6568; 3775 TX 27 E, Kerrville, TX 78028. Counties served: Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall and Kerr. www.hillcountrymastergardeners.org

Texas Master NaturalistsTEXAS MASTER NATURALISTS: www.txmn.org. A non-profit organization under the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program in concert with Texas Parks & Wildlife. Mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
Local: Hill Country Chapter, 830-896-2504; 309 Sidney Baker S, Kerrville, TX 78028. Meets 4th Mon 7p at UGRA building. Michelle Haggerty, State Coordinator. Counties served: Counties served: Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, San Saba. www.txmn.org/hillcountry

TEXAS RIO GRANDE LEGAL AID (TRLA): 1-888-988-9996; 4920 IH-35 N, Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78751. www.trla.org. A non-profit organization that provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents in 68 counties of SW Texas, including the Hill Country, and also represents migrant and seasonal farm workers. No local permanent offices (except nearby Austin and San Antonio), however visits are made to some cities. Start eligibility application process on web or call for appointment. Free Legal AidCounties served: Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Real, Travis, Uvalde, Williamson

Note: See chamber, tourism & economic development listings in profile section above.

Note: For Hill Country-wide non-profits, public service and social service organizations, see Hill Country Information




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