Update for May 21, 2015 

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Next update will be available on Thursday,
May 28, 2015. 


The creeks are running!…
Under rain-heavy clouds Sunday evening, both the Verde (left) and the Hondo (below) creeks were running at crossings along State Highway 173 above Hondo, after heavy rains north of Medina County as well as over the Hondo area fed the streams bringing a welcome sight to folks “checking the creeks.” Although much of the runoff has gone downstream, both still have water in their banks as the Anvil Herald went to press, with more precipitation in the forecast for overnight and the weekend.

Texas’ high court allows Bragg water ruling to stand...   The Texas Supreme Court on Friday, May 1, refused to review the 4th Court of Appeals decision in the Edwards Aquifer Authority vs. Bragg ruling which found the EAA had “taken” property rights from the Braggs and their pecan farm by limiting their pumping rights.

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First to fly… Mackenzie Pulley of Hondo, a student at Woolls Intermediate who helped raise $1,500 to become a sponsor of the Tex Hill Wing’s Stinson L-5 aircraft and had the opportunity to name the aircraft, was the first from her class to fly in the Fearless Falcon. Although the Wing’s airshow was canceled (see story page 4A of The Hondo Anvil Herald), members of the Experimental Aircraft Association offered free airplane rides for kids that day.

Warbirds Over Hondo canceled.....  After many months of hard work putting together their second annual airshow, it all came apart Friday afternoon for the Commemorative Air Force’s Tex Hill Wing.

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McAnelly, Nooner take council oaths....  Hondo City Council on Monday convened in a special meeting to hold the swearing-in ceremonies for Place 1 Councilman John McAnelly and Place 2 Councilman Sammy Nooner.  Read More


MASTERING THEIR FUTURE… Nine students, all from Hondo, (from left) Linda Santos, Bryan Perez, Virginia Hernandez, Yvonne Rivera, Monica Farley, Patty Rodriguez, Cathy Lutz, Cynthia Vasquez and MaryAnn Fernandez, attained their goal of higher education recently, receiving their master’s degrees from Concordia University Texas Master’s program 2015 at a ceremony in Austin May 2.


Memorial Day, May 25 Area Observances:  

9 a.m., Memorial Park, Hondo: All are welcome to attend this service hosted by the VFW and American Legion Posts of Hondo. Bring a lawn chair and join them in honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

11 a.m., Veteran’s Memorial Monument, Natalia: American Legion Post 371 and the City of Natalia will host their annual Memorial Day Cermony. Everyone is invited to attend.

6 p.m., Holy Cross Cemetery, D’Hanis:  Sponsored by the D’Hanis Lions Club, all are invited to attend.

Most banks, the post office and the Anvil Herald will be closed for Memorial Day.

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Owls drop two straight in area playoff series....  Laredo -- The season came to an end Saturday, May 16, for the Hondo Owl baseball team, with a two-game 4A area playoff sweep at the hands of the Robstown Cotton Pickers.      Read More

Juma medals in state meet.... Austin -- Sabinal junior Eli Juma placed third in the state Saturday, May 16, in the UIL State Track Meet’s Conference 2A boys’ 400-meter dash.     Read More

Roma stuns MV in area round....  Laredo -- After last season’s spectacular playoff run to the regional semifinals, the Medina Valley baseball team came into 2015 with state tournament aspirations.  Read More

Moody bumps Panthers from playoffs....  The Medina Valley Panther softball team played Corpus Christi Moody last weekend in a three-game series, with the winner advancing to the regional semifinals.  Read More

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