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Car Wash Benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Bandera

July 22nd, Bandera, TX —  It was a hot, hot Texas Summer weekend out in Bandera, Texas. That did not stop Amy Thibodeaux and Stacey Cox from CB Stagecoach in hosting a Car Wash / Bake Sale. All proceeds benefited the Boys & Girls Club of Bandera.

The mission of Boy & Girls Clubs of Bandera County is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. They depend on donations and support from the community to continue doing great work with Bandera’s youth.

Many cars showed up to get that sparkle and shine car wash. Many visitors enjoyed treats from the Bake Sale to snack on. The club had a great time despite the heat and packed it up just before the hottest part of the day at 2pm.

Interested in getting involved or giving back?

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County is located at 715 Maple St., Bandera, TX 78003.
They can be reached by phone here (830) 796-8109 OR visit them on Facebook:

Welcome New Agent Class May 2017

Front Row [left to right]: Addie Langehennig (Vice President of Professional Development), D’Ann Harper (Broker / Owner), Leesa Harper-Rispoli (President), Brian Kimzey

Second Row [left to right]: Audrey Boerner, Stephanie Gagne, Karen Lauderdale, Crystal Bradford

Third Row [left to right]: Benjamin De La Cruz, Melissa Pressentin, Heather Jackson, Mark Tokach, Lee Ann Tokach


Extending a warm welcome to the most recent Sales Agents joining Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® for May 2017!

We would like to welcome the most recent Sales Agents who have decided to join us here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

This class introduces all the tools, techniques, business practices and technological marketing channels every new REALTOR® needs to cultivate a successful real estate career here at Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

If you or someone you know is looking to start OR jump-start a career in real estate, visit us:

Wall Of Tenure – Celebrating CBHarper

Our CBHarper Family is full to the brim with experience, innovation and the partnership of long-term professional relationships. We wanted to take the time to celebrate, in this our 30th year as part of the Coldwell Banker brand, each REALTOR® that makes us shine.

Collectively, we house over a millennia of experience in the industry. Although our offices might be sprinkled across the San Antonio and Hill Country area, we communicate very closely with one another. It is this close-knit community that strengthens our passion to help others find their way home. So let us celebrate, together, each person who sits at the Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® table. Whether you’ve been here 1 year or 20 years, we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for being part of our family!



Cathy McCanless, 5 Years
Debbie McNeal, 6 Years
Karen O’Crow, 6 Years
Mike Medlin, 6 Years
Pete Peters, 6 Years
Gary Beck, 7 Years
Lisa Stanley, 7 Years
Linda Knell-Schoening, 14 Years
Carlene Carrigan, 18 Years


John Figueroa, 8 Years
June Baker, 8 Years
Terry West, 9 Years
René Leith, 18 Years


Christine Tegeler, 7 Years
Ron Hackett, 11 Years
Linda Stilwell, 12 Years


Pat Booth, 10 Years

New Braunfels:

Jerome Isaacs, 6 Years
Lorna Gentz, 6 Years
Maria Davila, 6 Years
Pam Beierlein, 6 Years
Sharon McCaskill, 6 Years
Janie Macredie, 7 Years
Jon Pfluger, 7 Years
Sherri Vackey, 8 Years
Barbara Morgan, 9 Years
Trish Crellin, 9 Years
Will Crellin, 9 Years
Beckie Whittier, 11 Years
Babette Irby, 12 Years
Cynthia Keith, 12 Years
Heather Duffin, 14 Years
Marc Rhodes, 14 Years
Michael Scudder, 18 Years
Ruby Scudder, 18 Years
Chris Bowers, 19 Years
Luke Speckman, 30 Years
Mary Ann Rhodes, 20 Years
Sue Covington, 27 Years
Tim Cronin, 20 Years

North East:

Fred Alvarez, 5 Years
Lindsey Ashcroft, 5 Years
Delma Subia, 6 Years
Louis Kirchofer, 6 Years
Sherry Johnson, 6 Years
Ted York, 6 Years
Wendy Ague, 6 Years
Annette Brown, 7 Years
Maria Silveyra, 7 Years
Kim Melanson, 9 Years
Carol McLeod, 10 Years
Debbie Lairmore, 10 Years
John Jones, 10 Years
Parisa Sanchez, 10 Years
Sally Garza, 10 Years
Willita Thompson, 10 Years
Glenn Taylor, 12 Years
Kurt Jaeckle, 12 Years
Bill Tolan, 13 Years
Jan Hicinbothom, 13 Years
Laurel Lewis, 15 Years
Stephen Hunter, 21 Years
Mary Garcia, 33 Years

North West:

Allison Wilson-Shelton, 5 Years
Andy Smith, 5 Years
April Frazee, 5 Years
Aurora Crawford, 5 Years
Barbara McCoy, 5 Years
Jean Marie Ruffini, 5 Years
Kellie Daniels, 5 Years
Lorna Teragouchi, 5 Years
Mike Garza, 5 Years
David Conner, 6 Years
Janet Bressman, 6 Years
Vickie McCulloch, 6 Years
Bert Kinner, 7 Years
Jack Allen, 7 Years
Laura Banis, 7 Years
Trudy Pape, 7 Years
Jose Lopez, 8 Years
Jose Reyes, 8 Years
Justin Cook, 8 Years
Kevin McCullar, 9 Years
Rich Palacios, 9 Years
Barbara Saathoff, 9 Years
Debra Forshey, 9 Years
Brad Graves, 10 Years
Cheryl Altwein, 10 Years
Elida Martinez, 10 Years
Kerry Dike, 10 Years
Michael Morehouse, 11 Years
Ara Fesperman, 12 Years
Matt Johnson, 12 Years
Dea Driffill, 13 Years
Dan Bender, 14 Years
Rhonda Howerton, 17 Years
Leah Hart, 18 Years
Roland Flores, 19 Years
Missy Stagers, 22 Years
Karen Nolan, 31 Years
Billie Jo Weisenberger, 37 Years

Stone Oak / North Central:

Carlos Fernandez, 5 Years
Elizabeth Saunders, 5 Years
Jeff Frye, 5 Years
John Peché, 5 Years
Linda Vieweg, 5 Years
Pete Montalvo, 5 Years
Pura Esquivel, 5 Years
Chris Truax, 6 Years
Craig Ross, 6 Years
Lynn Phillips, 6 Years
Nikki Diamond-Jones, 6 Years
Ray Aguilar, 6 Years
Bobbi Terry, 7 Years
Brenda Baldwin, 7 Years
Carolyn DiMuzio, 7 Years
David Kline, 7 Years
Dora Haynes, 7 Years
Doris Finch, 7 Years
Libby Ross, 7 Years
Linda Marion, 7 Years
Michael Johnson, 7 Years
Nancy Du, 7 Years
Debbie Backlund, 8 Years
Denise Barnhill, 8 Years
Grace Alvarado, 8 Years
Karen Garrett, 8 Years
Ken Davis, 8 Years
LeRoy Romo, 8 Years
Marsha Ryder, 8 Years
Steve Garza, 8 Years
Tetyana Smith, 8 Years
Richard Davies, 9 Years
Wayne Johnson, 9 Years
Jane Bash, 10 Years
Aneeta Bahalla, 11 Years
Annette Skalomenos, 11 Years
Barbara Lane, 11 Years
Donna Frye, 11 Years
Karen Roland, 11 Years
Kathy Vogel, 11 Years
Libby Weyel, 11 Years
Mary Dady, 11 Years
Bea Forthman, 12 Years
Bill Wells, 12 Years
Gabe McCarty, 12 Years
Susan Rodriguez, 12 Years
Courtney Silver, 13 Years
Philip Elmore, 13 Years
JoHelen Clark, 14 Years
Pam Maxwell, 17 Years
Yvonne Langdon, 18 Years
Anita Wilson, 20 Years
Chris Schenk, 21 Years
Connie Duke, 21 Years
Becky Day, 22 Years
Delia Sutton, 23 Years
Lupe Kennedy, 24 Years
Steve Silver, 24 Years
Cathy O’Connor, 25 Years
Margaret Davis, 25 Years
Mary Jo Johnston, 25 Years
Jené Rand, 26 Years
Barbara Kressin, 32 Years
Cheree Rey, 32 Years
Hattie Lee Gleichenhaas, 34 Years
Pat Combs, 35 Years
Frances Ross, 42 Years

Road Trip: Texas Hill Country

Texas’s hill country is an iconic place of beauty and if you have not been it is well worth the trip.


The Hill Country in its entirety begins as far north as Austin and continues down to San Antonio. Among the numerous winding roads and hidden gems are some well-known cities, famous in their own right. Patrick J. Kelly wrote a fantastic article outlining each of these must-see destinations, view it in it’s entirety here.

6200677Start in San Antonio

These attractions form a loop starting in San Antonio and taking in Bandera, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, Johnson City, and New Braunfels, before returning to San Antonio.


From San Antonio, travel northwest on Highway 16 to Bandera, part of the Edwards Plateau and has a population of just 857 at the time of the 2010 census.* Calling itself the ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’, a visit to The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera (510 13th St., Bandera, TX 78003; (830) 796-3864; www.frontiermuseum.org) highlights this culture.

Old Spanish Trail Restaurant (305 Main St., Bandera, TX 78003; tel. (830) 796-3836), is a local tourist spot. If you’re interested in what the locals are eating try visiting Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant (706 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003; tel. (830) 796-8047) on Wednesdays for their Spinach Enchiladas.


By looping around on Highway 16 or cutting straight to it on 173 you can reach Kerrville. It’s beautiful main square has a view of the Guadalupe River and prides itself on nature’s abundance.

Riverside Nature Center (150 Francisco Lemos St., Kerrville, TX 78028; tel. (830) 257-4837www.riversidenaturecenter.org) a non-profit arboretum with wildlife and native a plant sanctuary. The gardens are open daily without charge.

Inn of the Hills (1001 Junction Hwy.; tel. 1 830 895 5000; www.innofthehills.com)


Known, even locally, as the “German Hill Country,” Fredericksburg’s Main Street is lined with specialty shops, boutiques and bakeries. Among the hundreds of B&Bs is some truly authentic German food fare.

Stop in for a sample of the home-made fudge Fredericksburg Fudge & Sundries (218 E. Main St.; tel. (830) 997-0533; www.fbgfudge.com)

Ausländer Biergarten (323 E. Main St.; tel. (830) 997-7714)

Admiral Nimitz Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War (340 E. Main St.; tel. (830) 997-4379; www.nimitz-museum.org)

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

North of Fredericksburg it is only about 18 miles distance to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. A tall dome of pink granite said to be a billion years old invites hikers from surrounding areas and tourists alike.

(tel. (830) 685-3636; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/enchanted_rock).

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center

Just a short trip down the road is Johnson City, home to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center (Ave. G and Ladybird Ln.; tel. (830) 868-7128; www.nps.gov/lyjo).

New Braunfels and Gruene

Just off interstate 35, New Braunfels is home to a historic district, life on the river and a rich community of both German heritage and Texas adventure.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort (305 W. Austin St.; tel. (830) 625-2351; www.schlitterbahn.com/nb)

Must-see, Gruene (pronounced “green”), is the historic district of New Braunfels, home to Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd.; tel. (830) 606-1281; www.gruenehall.com), open since 1878.

New Braunfels Museum of Art & Music (1259 Gruene Rd.; tel. (830) 625-5636), affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and celebrating Texas artists

Oma Gruene’s Secret Garten (1263 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130; tel. (830) 625-1045; www.omalovesyou.com)

Gruene Mansion Inn (1275 Gruene Rd.; tel. (830) 629-2641; www.gruenemansioninn.com), overlooks the Guadalupe River.

Comal and Guadalupe Rivers

Patrick Kelly’s article ends the road trip by boasting the two beautiful rivers located in New Braunfels. Popular with locals because of the relaxing days one can spend floating down the river or as we call it ‘going tubing’ for more information visit www.tubeinnewbraunfels.com.

Road Kit

To find out more, contact Texas Tourism (tel. 800 888 8839; www.traveltex.com). Check out B&Bs in Fredericksburg at www.fredericksburglodging.com, and for the New Braunfels region, www.texasbedandbreakfast.com. Also see www.hat.org, the website for the Texas Bed & Breakfast Association.

 (Retrieved from, http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/hill-country-texas-road-trip/Text by Patrick J. Kelly, adapted from National Geographic Traveler)

“Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bandera city, Texas”. U.S. Census Bureau

Way to go Bandera!

We would like to say a huge thanks to the Bandera High School Student Council for their amazing “bear” donation to benefit the 2014 Bear Hunt. Madison Young, one of the student council members, saw our press release in the paper in the Bandera Bulletin and brought it to the attention of the other council members. They decided to adopt our Bear Hunt as one of their December service projects. Yesterday Madison (the drive chairman) and Nick Andreas (BHS Student Council President) dropped off all of the animals they’ve collected which totaled 136. Thank you so much to all of the BHS Student Council who helped collect and to June Baker for being the Bandera Bear Hunt Leader!


Property of the Month

1536 Kings Ranch Road, Bandera, Tx 78003

Excellent home in one of the nicest areas of Bandera County.  This home features an open floor plan and many recent updates which include: swimming pool, tile, carpet, granite counter tops, paint, toilets, extended patio & beautiful refaced kitchen cabinets. Great rock fireplace from floor to ceiling, a splendid master suite with two walk-in closets, privacy fence & gazebo. All of this & more in this charming Texas Hill Country home. Make this one your home!!

3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1,852 sq. ft.

$269,900, MLS 1076506

To view more of this property, click HERE, or contact Martha Bodiford at mbodiford@cbstagecoach.com or call her at (830) 460-7200 or (830) 796-5346.