Update for November 20, 2014 

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Next update will be available on Wednesday,
November 26, 2014. 



The Garcia home is a total loss following a fire Friday evening.


Family loses home, all possessions in weekend fire at Creekwood...  A family movie came to an abrupt stop Friday night as the Garcia family discovered flames outside their home in Creekwood Subdivision.   Read More




Office Closed..... The Hondo Anvil Herald office will be closed next Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving, as will the post office, most banks & city/county offices. Our deadline for classified ads is 5 p.m. Monday, with no Too Late to Classify ads. Our other deadlines remain the same. Our office will close at noon Wed., Nov. 26.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Jury shows leniency in D’Hanis murder trial... On Friday, Nov. 14, Stacie Voigt Etzel was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the first degree murder of her husband, Terry Lee Etzel. She also received a 10-year sentence for the third degree felony of tampering with evidence.     Read More



Kids, write your letters to Santa!.... It’s time to begin gathering children’s letters to Santa. Each year, we publish letters from kiddoes up to and including first graders. Although the majority of this North Pole correspondence is usually provided through the elementary schools, parents of children not in public school are also encouraged to send in their children’s wish lists. We’ll forward them to the North Pole!

The deadline to provide these letters to the Anvil Herald is Friday, December 5. Important: spelling, grammar and punctuation should be left as the child wrote it – that adds to the letter’s charm.

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Bundled up and cozy, these ladies didn’t let the cold and wet dampen their shopping fun Saturday at Christmas in God’s Country. TV meteorologists talked at length this week of a “polar vortex” driving temperatures down after the jet stream dipped very low into Texas, bringing winter conditions along with it.

Smiley didn’t find much to be cheerful about Saturday at the Christmas in God’s Country Pet Parade, despite the fact that he was chosen as the winner. Wintery conditions kept everyone, including the pets, shivering in the cold.

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Wesley Rogge’s diving catch at the goalline gave the Hondo Owls a three-touchdown lead over Crystal City last Friday in Uvalde. The Owls went on to win the bi-district matchup 30-13, and will take on the Sinton Pirates this Friday in La Vernia in an area playoff. Story, 1C of The Hondo Anvil Herald.



20nov14HFBMartinez.jpg (25812 bytes)Hondo scores in variety of ways to rout Crystal... Uvalde -- Hondo was in control from start to finish Friday, Nov. 14, at the Honey Bowl, even if the scoreboard might not have reflected that until the middle of the third quarter.      Read More

20nov14HGBBarnes.jpg (41980 bytes)Owls’ 22-point run puts away Poteet....  A game that was close for one period turned into a rout for the Hondo Owls Saturday morning, Nov. 15, in varsity girls’ basketball action.      Read More

D’Hanis to face Louise in area round.... After receiving the week off following their District 15-AA-II championship, the D’Hanis Cowboys will get back onto the field in the area round of the playoffs.   Read More

Cowgirls drop contest to FEAST.....  The D’Hanis Cowgirls were tagged with their first loss of the season Tuesday evening, Nov. 18, at home against FEAST, 49-36.                Read More


Jordan Jones gets around a Charlotte defender in the Lady Jackets’ season-opening win.



Lady Jackets bury Charlotte....  The Sabinal Lady Jackets opened the 2014-15 basketball season last Saturday, Nov. 15, with a 64-18 thumping of Charlotte in the Sabinal gym.        Read More

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