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Next update will be available on Thursday,
September 4, 2014. 
 

News

PHOTO / LEWIS MATTHEWS PHOTO / Vanessa Fox

Not so sure… Kindergartner Christopher DeLuna is reassured by his parents, Oscar and Marilyn DeLuna, on his first day of school.

Meeting the kiddoes… Hondo ISD Supt. Dr. A’Lann Truelock chats with Meyer Elementary breakfast diners, (from left) Kaelib Guedea, Letricia Sagia, Madison Gobar and Hunter Breiden. 

 

City’s proposed tax rate stays put... Hondo City Council members on Monday set the tax rate at the current rate of 40.89˘ per $100 valuation while they consider the budget for the upcoming 2015 fiscal year. City Manager Jeff Litchfield told council the effective tax rate, the rate that would provide the city the same amount of tax income as last year, is 38.97˘ per $100. The rollback rate was calculated at 41˘ per $100.       Read More

PHOTO / CHARLES CARLSON

It’s that time again… Football season kicks off at Barry Field Friday, when the Hondo Owls host the Boerne Greyhounds. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Owl senior defensive end Wesley Rogge wraps up a Bandera ball carrier in last Thursday’s scrimmage.

 

County tax rate likely to hold steady in 2015....  Medina County Judge James E. Barden presented a proposed budget for the 2015 Fiscal Year, which begins Oct. 1, at Commissioners Court held Monday, Aug. 25. A public budget hearing on the budget is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22.   Read More

District begins preparing for $28 mil bond election....  The Hondo Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Monday to instruct Superintendent A’Lann Truelock to move forward with the recommendations of the Community Facilities Planning Committee.     Read More

Life

 

Hondo joins national social media frenzy.... Last week, Medina Electric Cooperative took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a fund-raising initiative that has gone viral over the past two months, as ordinary people as well as celebrities participate throughout the country.  READ MORE

Several groups stepped up when challenged to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week: (top left from left) Hondo Cafe’s Robert Billalobos, Domingo Tores, Nathan Hernandez, Mercy Hernandez and Arnulfa DuLeon; Andrea Pope of Medina County JP’s office (doused by her husband and her boss, JP Glenn Klaus, left); representing Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce – members Christina Garcia and Amanda Rothe of Medina Regional Hospital, board VP Diane Cosgrove, Executive Director Lisa Finger, chamber staff Adrian Lopez and Cindy Mechler, and board director Roger Hernandez; and Hondo Public Library staff (below from left): Joshua Miranda, Kassie Adlong, Dorothy Schorp, Tina Leo and Jackie Jimenez.

   

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PHOTO / CHARLES CARLSON

With Rick Moreno, Heath Runnels, Ryan Martinez, Hunter Eitze and Brad West already there, Willie Keilman (left) launches himself into a Bandera runner. Hondo opens the regular season Friday at home against the Boerne Greyhounds.

 

Players get longer looks in Bandera scrimmage....  The second of Hondo’s two preseason football scrimmages turned out to be a defensive struggle last Thursday, Aug. 21, at Barry Field.        Read More

PHOTO / JEFF BERGER

Tammy Ramirez (right)  goes cross-court for a kill against Cole Tuesday.

 

 

Owls’ signs promising at Floresville tourney...  Floresville -- After a forgettable tourney in Wimberley and a Tuesday dual at Medina Valley, the Hondo Owls began to spring to life, playing much better volleyball on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23, in the Jaguar Classic at Floresville.         Read More

 

 

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