- Bandera, Texas
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Bandera is a city in Bandera County,
Texas, United States. The population was 957 at the 2000 census, and 1,123 in the 2005 census estimate. It is the county seatof Bandera CountyGR|6. Bandera calls itself the CowboyCapital of the World. The Frontier Times Museumis located there across from the First BaptistChurch. Bandera has a large presence in biker culture.
There are many stories about where the name "Bandera" may have come from. One says that back in the 19th century, a flag was placed at the top of a path that came to be called "Bandera Pass" due to "bandera" being the Spanish word for "flag."
Bandera has a number of sites on the
National Register of Historic Places, including the County Courthouse and Jail.
Bandera is located at coor dms|29|43|33|N|99|4|30|W (29.725804, -99.074964)GR|1. This is 40 miles (64 km) northwest of San Antonio, on the
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city comprises a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 957 people, 408 households, and 239 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 820.2 people per square mile (315.8/km²). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 418.2/sq mi (161.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.98% White, 0.21% African American, 0.52% Native American, 2.51% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.84% of the population.
There were 408 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,089, and the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $27,604 versus $17,813 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $16,502. About 11.0% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.
Bandera is served by the
Bandera Independent School District.
Paris Hiltonand Nicole Richievisited the town while taping their reality televisionprogram, " The Simple Life 2". They worked at the Bandera County Jail.Fact|date=February 2007
*The city is home of Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar, a famous Hill Country Honky-Tonk. [cite web|url=http://www.honkytonktx.com/dancehalls/|title=Honky Tonk Texas, USA|accessdate=2007-12-06]
* Temporary residence in mid-70's of Cowboy Chef, John "White Gravy" Neutzling
*On Sunday mornings, Bandera is a popular destination for
motorcyclists from San Antonio, known as the [http://www.twistgrip.com/Bandera.html Bandera Breakfast Run] .
Willie Nelsonhas an instrumental called "Bandera" on his " Red Headed Stranger" record.Fact|date=February 2007
* Bandera was once home to Texas music legend
Robert Earl Keen. [cite web|url=http://www.robertearlkeen.com/node/1944/|title=Music Feud divides Hill Country town|accessdate=2007-12-06]
* The rugged [http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/hill_country Hill Country State Natural Area] is the location of the [http://tejastrails.com/docs/Bandera__Pic.html Bandera 100K] , one of the toughest
ultramarathons in Texas, hosted annually by veteran trail runner and race director Joe Prusaitis.
Clint Black's brother, Kevin, owns and operates the Longhorn Saloon in town.
Mayan Dude Ranchis located in Bandera.
Rudy Robbins(born 1933), a Western actor, stuntman, singer, and songwriter, has lived in Bandera for nearly five decades.
* [http://www.banderatex.com Bandera Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.banderacowboycapital.com/ Bandera Visitors Bureau]
* [http://www.banderabulletin.com/ The Bandera Bulletin] , Bandera's weekly newspaper
* [http://www.banderarodeo.com/ Cowboy Capital Rodeo] information
* [http://www.tripfilms.com/Travel_Video-v306-Bandera-Bandera_Cowboy_Capital_of_the_World-Video.html Travel Video about Bandera - Cowboy Capital of the World]
* [http://tejastrails.com/Bandera.html Bandera 100K trail run] information
* [http://www.hillcountryrider.com HillCountryRider.Com website with photos and info and links for Bikers & Cyclists in the Bandera & Hill Country area]
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