BANDERA


General.. the population is 1,012 and the Alt. is 2,258 Bandera County


In this real Western town, take your pick of guest ranches; modern resorts with runways for fly-in guests or actual working ranches that accept a few guest interested in seeing ranch life as it really is. Trail rides and campfire cookouts are available at all, plus swimming, hunting for white-tailed deer and wild turkey, camping, hiking, square dances, and rodeos. Historical markets are easily spotted around the town. The intriguing St. Stanislaus Catholic Church serves a Polish parish that dates from 1855. Nearby (23 miles) Medina Lake (5) is popular for water sports. For full detail. visit the Bandera Chamber of Commerce at 1206 Cypress on the Trail highway downtown, across from the county courthouse. The chamber is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.