Update for September 25, 2014 

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Next update will be available on Thursday,
October 2, 2014. 



Dixon is county’s new chief appraiser....  Tuesday evening, in a regularly-scheduled meeting, the board of directors for the Medina County Appraisal District unanimously chose to appoint Johnette Dixon to the position of chief appraiser for the District, according to board president Richard Rothe.     Read More



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Camel kisses… A cute little toddler leans in to steal a kiss from an inquisitive camel at the Medina County Fair Saturday. A first for the fair, the camel was part of the petting zoo featured on the Medina County Fairgrounds.

Sabinal tax preparer indicted for fraud....  Mary Davis Reyes, a resident of Sabinal and owner of Fast Tax, has been indicted on 21 counts of Preparing False Federal Income Tax Returns, according to a criminal indictment filed in the Western District of the United States District Court, Del Rio Division.  Read More 


City: $22.8 million budget; tax rate stays same.....   Hondo City Council on Monday went through a series of votes to approve ordinances adopting and funding an annual budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Council set the property tax rate at 40.89¢ per $100, the same rate as last year’s, to support the nearly $23 million budget.      Read More

Deadline is Oct. 3 to provide Veteran’s pictures for Salute to Veterans....  The Anvil Herald will print a special section again this year honoring all military veterans as well as active duty military with ties to Medina County. All photos published last year will be included again on these pages Nov. 6.
     To have your veteran’s photo included, bring the photo (not a printed-out copy from a printer, please) to the Anvil Herald no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, to be scanned and returned to you after the section publishes.
     Provide the vet’s name, rank, service years and a daytime phone number where you can be reached.
     For more information, call Diane, 830-426-3346.


Mamo’s day… Sara Irma Rothe Fohn turned 104 September 21, celebrating with family.


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25Sept14HFBAndrewD.jpg (62696 bytes)Owls can’t sustain drives; blanked by HC....  Some nights, every bounce of the ball goes in your favor.  
     Some nights, none of them do.   Read More

25Sept14HVBAshleyP.jpg (66715 bytes)Owls open district Friday at Boerne....  The Hondo volleyball team had an open date on Friday, Sept. 19, returning to action with a contest at Saint Mary’s Hall in San Antonio on Tuesday, Sept. 23.     Read More

Owl cross country runs in huge crowd at UTSA...

San Antonio -- The Hondo varsity boys’ cross country team placed ninth in the 4A boys’ division of the UTSA Ricardo Romo Classic Meet, held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the National Shooting Center.    Read More

Team tennis records big win over Panthers....

In a non-district team tennis dual on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Hondo Tennis Center, the Hondo Owls won 18 of 21 matches against Medina Valley.  READ MORE

25sept14DFBAlexDH.jpg (63636 bytes)Ingram builds big lead, cruises past Cowboys...

The D’Hanis Cowboys sputtered from the start of last Friday’s game, falling into a big hole against 3A Ingram, before rallying to make the final score a more respectable 41-26.     


D’Hanis earns TGCA ranking, opens district.....

Bandera -- The D’Hanis Cowgirls went up against 4A competition to complete the non-district portion of the schedule Tuesday evening, Sept. 23, and came home with a three-set loss, courtesy of Bandera.


25Sept14SFBPrestonN.jpg (75782 bytes)Falls City edges Sabinal in OT.... A 21-yard field goal in overtime was the difference Friday evening, Sept. 19, as Falls City, the 2013 state runner-up, escaped Sabinal with a 23-20 win.      READ MORE

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