Update for February 26, 2015 

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Next update will be available on Thursday,
March 5, 2015. 


Chamber board president Roger Hernandez and Executive Director Lisa Finger welcome guests at last week’s banquet.



Festive banquet greets Chamber award honorees......    Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Awards Banquet last Thursday at South Texas Regional Training Center with a sold-out crowd.         Read More  

Citizen of the Year Award winner Loraine Miller and family.


Cornerstone Award winner Jim Tomey and family.

$33.8 million bond on Hondo ISD’s May 9 ballot.......  Long months, even years, of preparation and speculation became reality Monday night, when the Hondo Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted to call a bond election for May 9.     Read More

Hondo police chief not leaving after all....  It’s been a short roller-coaster ride for Hondo Police Chief John V. Martinez.  Two weeks ago, City Manager Jeff Litchfield announced that he was accepting – with mixed emotions – the resignation of Martinez, who was leaving the top cop job at ......  Read More


Ferocious fire... A Ford sedan burst into flames while its driver was inside H-E-B at around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Hondo Volunteer firefighters made quick work of the blaze, extinguishing it shortly after they arrived. No one was injured, and the fire is under investigation.

Business office breached, bank itself intact, secure..   Sometime in the wee hours of Thursday morning, between about 3:30 and 5:30, one or more individuals entered the business office building of the Hondo National Bank through an unlocked, second-story window. Computer equipment and a printer were removed.      Read More

Cowgirls in region tourney.....

The D’Hanis Cowgirls are headed to the UIL Region IV-1A basketball tournament this weekend in Austin.

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Retiring... Kathy Wilkins (center), retiring from the county after 28+ years, beams as Medina County Judge Chris Schuchart recognizes her dedicated service as title clerk in the Devine office. Medina County Tax Assessor- Collector Melissa Lutz applauds then congratulates her.


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26feb15HGBBMartinez.jpg (56542 bytes)Fredericksburg owns the 4th quarter....  Boerne -- For three quarters, Tuesday’s 4A girls’ regional quarterfinal game couldn’t have been much closer.   . Read More

Owls win a cold one, first tourney starts Thursday... 

The Arctic weather, coupled with the early morning rain on Monday, Feb. 23, forced the postponement of Hondo’s season baseball opener.    Read More

Hondo softball 4th in Uvalde tournament... Uvalde -- In its first extended action of the season, the Hondo varsity softball team placed fourth over the weekend in the Uvalde Softball Tournament.    Read More Keilman’s long jump is Owls’ lone win at MV..... Castroville -- In their first meet of the 2015 season, the Hondo track and field teams traveled to the Panther Relays, hosted by Medina Valley High School, on Saturday, Feb. 21.  Read More

Rocksprings edges Cowboys...  Utopia -- The season came to an end Friday, Feb. 20, for the D’Hanis Cowboys’ basketball team in about as close of a game as possible.        Read More

26feb15DGBBCraft.jpg (141370 bytes)Buzzer-beater lifts Cowgirls into regionals....  

Schulenburg -- Senior Mallory McCollum took an inbounds pass in the backcourt, and drove all the way to the hoop, hitting a layup as time expired, as the D’Hanis Cowgirls beat Goodrich Tuesday night, 53-51.       

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Sabinal knocks off Charlotte....  Pearsall -- Sabinal advanced to the area round of the 2A boys’ basketball playoffs on Monday, Feb. 23, with a 62-53 bi-district win over Charlotte at Pearsall High School.       Read More

Lady Jackets eliminated from playoffs....  Pleasanton -- Sabinal’s Lady Jackets rallied for three quarters, but fell one point short Friday night, Feb. 20, in a 42-41 bi-district loss to Refugio.    Read More

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