Update for August 21, 2014 

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Next update will be available on Thursday,
August 28, 2014. 


Top honors… Nick Haertner celebrated his attainment of Eagle Scout last Sunday at Hondo First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center with his parents, Jill and David Haertner, and brother, Andrew, also an Eagle Scout.

Eagle scout sign project benefits county museum....  Boy Scout Nicholas Luke Haertner was recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor Sunday, Aug. 10. He is the son of Jill and David Haertner of Hondo.
     Having completed all other requirements, earlier this year the (then) Hondo High School junior began work on his Eagle project.    Read More

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Hondo teachers, staff return to school for new year... The Hondo Independent School District welcomed back their staff at a district-wide meeting held in the high school cafeteria Aug. 18.  Read More


Hondo ISD Superintendent Dr. A’Lann Truelock (right) acknowledges the applause from Assistant Superintendent Rose Mary Mares, teachers and staff over her announcement of district-wide pay increases. 

HHS’s Mighty Owl Band (below), led by drum major Emily Oliver, offers teachers and staff a sampling of their 2014 halftime show.

Leadership summit broadcast in Hondo seeks to change world by building leaders....  Last week, St. Paul Lutheran Church hosted a viewing site for the 2014 Global Leadership Summit, broadcast live from Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois. It was so well-received that next year’s summit has already been booked for St. Paul’s again next August.   Read More

Plans in works for Castroville's 170th anniversary bash....  Priscilla Garrett on Aug. 12 gave Castroville City Council an update and preview of the Chamber of Commerce’s planned 170th Anniversary Celebration to be held on Saturday, Sept. 6.      Read More

Castroville council takes steps to annex land for runway extension....  Castroville City Council on Aug. 12 authorized city staff to set public hearings and prepare an ordinance to annex nearly 30 acres of land the city purchased to extend the runway of Castroville Municipal Airport to 5,000 feet in length.   Read More



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Meeting set for parents of middle school athletes.... Parents of seventh and eighth grade athletes will gather for an informational meeting with coaches at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in McDowell Cafeteria.

21Aug14HFBAndrewD.jpg (176929 bytes)Hondo looks solid in brief scrimmage... Stockdale -- Averaging nearly nine yards per play Friday, Aug. 15, at Bobby Russell Stadium, the Hondo Owls found the endzone three times in 26 plays, while holding Stockdale to under 50 total yards and no scores.       Read More

21Aug14HVBKalliG.jpg (224284 bytes)Hondo drops 2 in MV dual....  Things stayed bumpy for the Hondo volleyball team on Tuesday, Aug. 19, as the Owls dropped both matches in a dual at Medina Valley. Hondo lost its opening match to Pleasanton, 25-16, 25-23, 25-11, then lost to the host Panthers in the final match of the evening, 25-11, 27-25, 25-19.       Read More

Sabinal takes 2 from D’Hanis in tourney finals....  The D’Hanis Cowgirls were runners-up over the weekend in their own volleyball tournament, falling to Sabinal in the tourney championship Saturday evening, Aug. 16.      Read More




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