Update for December 18, 2014 

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Next update will be available on Tuesday,
December 23, 2014. 


Diane Cosgrove accepted the award for journalistic excellence from retiring TFB President Kenneth Dierschke (left) and State Director Ronnie Muennink of Hondo.

Anvil Herald editor honored at TFB convention...
Texas Farm Bureau recognized Diane Cosgrove, news editor for the Hondo Anvil Herald, with its 2014 Excellence in Agricultural Journalism award for outstanding coverage of Texas farm and ranch issues. Cosgrove received the award during TFB’s 81st Annual Meeting Dec. 7 in Corpus Christi.    Read More

Tomey opts to remain on development board....  Mayor Jim Danner on Monday reported that City of Hondo Economic Development Corporation Board Chairman Jim Tomey has rescinded his resignation as chairman.

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Holiday Office Hours.....  Next week, the Anvil Herald office will be closed Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 24-26. Deadline for news items, photos and advertising is tomorrow (Friday), Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. The following week, we will be open until noon on Wednesday, Dec. 31, closed Thursday, Jan. 1, then open again on Friday, Jan. 2. Deadline for the Jan. 1 issue is Friday, Dec. 26. (Although the office is closed that day, our drop slot to the left of the front door is available 24/7 as is email.

We appreciate your business and consideration in adhering to these guidelines.

Have a blessed Christmas!



Christmas characters… Meyer Elementary’s Family Literacy Night was a huge hit, due in part to the staff and kids who came in costume. They included first grade teachers (back row, from left) “The Grinch,” Tina Mumme, “Gingerbread Man,” Rachel Hallford; Santa Claus; “Reindeer,” Yvette Tapia, “Olaf,” Mary Ann Fernandez; (kneeling) Debbie Rosa, Aimee Muennink and Heather Connell, and elves (far left) Caeleight Muennink, (center, kneeling) Joel Tapia and Annalise Muennink. Students and their families were treated to cookies and hot chocolate, a screening of the popular holiday movie, “Polar Express,” and Christmas-themed crafts in various classrooms. See story page 3A of The Hondo Anvil Herald.

Help our economy: Shop Hondo Area Businesses for Christmas!

photo / lewis mathews

Remembering… Two women whose family member was a victim of a violent crime place an angel in memory of their loved one on the Tree of Angels®, sponsored by 38th Judicial District Attorney Daniel Kindred’s office, assisted by the DA’s chief investigator, Wayne Springer. The Tree offers survivors a way to celebrate the life of the victims at a time of year which is often hard for them to endure.


Photo / diane cosgrove

Resourceful… Hondo Public Library created a “tree” of books as part of the facility’s Christmas decorations.



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2 Owls on all-state team; 8 named to academic list.... Two members of the 2014 Hondo football team were named to the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A all-state team, released Tuesday, Dec. 16.
     Eight other Owls were named as academic all-staters.  Read More


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Poteet -- The Hondo boys’ basketball team won its final two games over the weekend in the Poteet Tournament.      

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18dec14HGBB.jpg (80013 bytes)Wins over MV, Somerset lift Hondo to 13-2 mark...

Somerset -- The Hondo Owls began to hit their stride on Friday, Dec. 12, when they rolled to a 90-61 win over Somerset in non-district girls’ basketball action.     Read More

South Texas Fury softball hosted another tournament last weekend, to round up gifts for the Hondo Police Department’s Blue Santa program. All three Hondo teams, in 8U, 10U and 12U divisions, made it to their championship game. There were 196 players in the weekend tourney, with the entry fee being a new toy, game or other gift to donate to Blue Santa. The previous week, the Fury hosted a tourney to benefit the Medina County Sheriff Department’s Brown Santa.

Lady Jackets split 4 games in tourney....  The Sabinal Lady Jackets went 2-2 over the weekend in the Sabinal Tournament.   Read More

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