Update for April 17, 2014

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Delta Kappa Gamma meeting

The Gamma Upsilon Chapter will meet on Sat., April 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Ruth Davis. Bring your favorite brunch food and the recipe. For info call Ruth at 830-426-3691.

Wooll’s Breakfast Book Club

Students will be reading “How to Steal a Dog” by Barbara O’Connor. The club meets Tuesday-Friday 7:35-7:55 a.m. in the music room. Parents are also invited to attend to read to students and participate.

Band Booster

Meeting will be held at the Hondo High School Band Hall on Mon., April 21 at 7 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

All are welcomed and encouraged to join the Holy Cross CYO for Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 18th (tomorrow). Meet at Holy Cross Cemetery at 2:45 p.m. A trailer will be provided for those who choose not to walk.

Small Business Development

Area businesses owners and potential owners are invited to make an appointment to speak with Ben Garza with the SBDC. Appointments are available on Tues., April 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Any business topics can be addressed in the confidential meetings. Call Ben at 210-428-9585 for an appointment.

Red Hat Society

Meeting will be held on Tues., April 22 at the Triple C Steakhouse in Devine at 11:30 a.m. Call Shirley at 830-538-2856 for more information.

Hondo Art League

The annual English Tea and Open House will be Sun., April 27 from 2-5 p.m. at 820 Harper Road in Hondo. Call 830-426-3037 for info.

38th Annual Yancey Homecoming

Sun., April 27, Yancey Methodist Church will hold their annual homecoming. There will be no morning worship and lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Program will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Huajilla TRTA meeting

Monthly meeting will be held on Mon., April 28, at Holy Cross Church Hall in D’Hanis beginning at 10 a.m. Jimmy Dixon will be presenting a “Car Care” program followed by a business meeting and catered luncheon.

Friends of Hondo Public Library

Spring quarterly meeting will be held on Tues, April 29, in the library conference room. A light dinner will be served and door prizes will be awarded. Contact Vicki O’Keef at 830-931-5829.

Sabinal Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Registration will begin at 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Tues., April 29. Students will need birth certificate, Social Security, shot records, proof of income and residency,.Call 860-988-2436 for info.

MEC Operation Round Up

Medina Electric Cooperative is accepting applications from individuals, families or organizations in need of monetary help. Application deadline is May 2. For more details call 1-866-632-3532.

Area Resources

Emergency notification

Sign up now to receive text or email messages regarding emergencies at http://r.i-info.com/rc/arc. A link to the site is also located on the county website at www.medinacountytexas.org.

Cancer support

American Cancer Society’s Medina County Resource Room, Open Fridays, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Church of Christ, provides info. and services to cancer patients and their families including wigs, hats, prostheses and more. To arrange another time, call 830-741-2228 or 830-931-4766.

Texas Ramp Project

Anyone in need of a ramp for use with a walker or wheelchair may apply for area assistance by calling 830-426-0624. Volunteers to assist in installing the ramps also needed.

Wesley Nurse

Free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, exercise classes, and health education. Help with CHIPS, Medicaid and SNAP applications, emergency food and other resources. 830-426-5532.

Veterans Service Office

Hondo: 709 Ave. Y, Mon. & Tues., 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. Devine: 317 N. Hwy. 132, 1st & 3rd Wed., 9 a.m.–noon; Castroville: 1312 Geneva, 3rd Wed., 830-741-6135 by appt. only.

Medina Co. Food Pantry

502 Arnold St., Hondo, Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Caregiver resources

Hondo Public Library. Supplies, literature & resources. 830-426-5333.

Free GED classes

South Texas Regional Training Ctr., 402 Carter St., Hondo, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-noon and Mon.-Fri., 6 p.m.- 9p.m., 830-591-7235.

Garden club thrift store

1903 19th St., Hondo, Thur., 1-5 p.m.

Area Museums

• Medina County Museum 2202 18th St., Hondo, Wed.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4, 830-426-2755.

• Shooting Star Museum

Free, 6 mi. south of Castroville off FM 1343. Antique aircraft, cars, farm equipment, vintage clothing.

Driver’s license office

702 Harper, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. –

5 p.m., 830-426-8975.

Community services

Community Council of South Central Texas Inc., 375 CR 5214, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., D’Hanis, 830-363-3119.

Hondo Public Library

1011 19th St., Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 830-426-5333.

Book club: 2nd Monday, 2 p.m.

Story time: Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-5, Sept.-May.

Read: K-5 reading and math tutoring at First Baptist Church.

Writers’ group

The Medina Co. Writer’s Guild meets the 3rd Monday each month, 4:30-6 p.m., at Hondo Public Library. For info, call Jarvis, 210-296-8171.

Free counseling

K’STAR Youth and Family Services, 1210 18th St., 830-426-2878. Individual and family counseling.

Darkness to Light mtg.

Classes to identify perpetrators and symptoms of child abuse at Bluebonnet Children’s Advocacy Center, 1901 Ave I., 830-426-5554.

Free clothing

Blessed Threads, Jesus Church, 2035 Hwy. 90, Castroville, 3rd Saturday monthly, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 830-931-3085 or 210-772-0720.


Medina County:


City of Hondo: www.hondo-tx.org

Medina Regional Hospital:


Clubs and Regular Meetings

Hondo-D’Hanis Rotary

Hermann Sons Steak House, Hwy. 90 E, Hondo, Thurs., 11:45 a.m.

Hondo Lions Club

Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., Wed., noon.

Order of the Eastern Star

Hondo Chapter #404, Masonic Lodge, 2607 Ave. Q, 3rd Mon. monthly, 7:30 p.m.

Hondo Hootenanny

Musicians gathering, Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., 1st Fri. monthly, 11 a.m., Bring covered dish & instruments. 830-426-2831.

Hermann Sons meetings

Men’s lodge 236-1,1st Tues. monthly at 7 p.m.; Women’s lodge 161-3, 2nd Tues. monthly at 6:30 p.m. at the lodge hall, 255 Hwy. 173N.

American Legion

•Hal Jones Post #128, 804-B Harper St., Hondo; 3rd Mon. monthly, 7 p.m. 830-426-2847.

•Aguinaldo Pruneda Post #524, US Hwy. 90 W, Hondo; last Thurs. of the month, 7 p.m. 210-219-8613.

VFW Post 3891

804-A Harper St., Hondo airbase, 2nd Tues., monthly, 7 p.m. 210-287-4707.

Hondo Masonic Lodge

Ave. Q, 2nd Monday monthly, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 210-416-2124.

Hondo Garden Club

Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., 2nd Friday monthly, 1 p.m., Sept.–May. 830-741-2411.

Garden Club Boutique open Thursdays 1-5p.m. 1903 19th Street.

Sisters, Inc.

Hondo Art League bldg., Harper Rd., 3rd Wed. monthly, 10 a.m., s-kunkel@tamu.edu, 830-741-6180.

NF Stitchers

New Fountain United Methodist Church, admin. building, 1st Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quilting, embroidering, knitting and crocheting. 830-426-4219.

Hondo Art League

Corner of Harper and Vandenberg on the Hondo airbase, 4th Thurs., monthly, 10 a.m. All level classes and workshops. Come and go studio, Thurs., 9-4. 830-931-5565.

Amateur radio club

Medina Co. Amateur Radio Club, Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., 2nd Saturday, monthly, 9 a.m. 830-741-2474.

Hondo AARP

Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., 1st Thursday monthly, 10 a.m. 830-538-2586.

Medina Co.Writer’s Guild

Monthly meetings held 3rd Monday of the month, 4:30-6:00p.m., at the library.

Friendship Art Club

Lytle Church of Christ, Main St. Informal painting, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Monthly business meeting, program/outing and potluck lunch on 2nd Tues. All level painters welcome. 210-622-3791.

Tex Hill Wing CAF

Tex Hill Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, 1st Sat. monthly, 10 a.m., Hondo airport terminal, public welcome. 830-741-1162 or gibeaujp@aol.com http://www.texhillwing.org/.

Hondo Line Dancers

Medina Co. Nutrition Center, 808 Harper St., Wednesdays, 10 a.m., 830-741‑6160.

Square dancers

Rock-n-Cedars, Rick Taylor Recreation Center, Sundays, 6–8 p.m., 830-931-1399.

Medina Democrats

“Coffee ‘n’ Conversation” El Charro Restaurant, Hondo, Fridays, 10 a.m. 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Moye Center, Castroville, 210-548-6585.

Weight loss support

TOPS Chapter, Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., Thursdays weigh-in at 4-4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. meeting.

Free exercise classes

First United Methodist Church of Hondo Fellowship Hall. Walk Aerobics-Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m. Sit and Be Fit, Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m. 830-426-2073.

Grief support meetings

First United Methodist Church of Hondo Fellowship Hall, 2nd Wedmonthly, 3 p.m. 830-426-5532.

Fire companies

• Hondo Vol. Fire Co.

Station #1, 1905 Ave. K. ,1st Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., Open to all.

• Mico VFD

Fire house, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Tues. and 3rd Sat. monthly. 210-376-7832.

Bereavement group

Meets at Cowboy Church, 374 CR 341 Hondo, first Thursday each month at 7 p.m. Open to anyone having difficulty coping with the loss of a loved one.

Addiction support

Addiction Education Recovery Support group, Community/Senior Center, Hondo, 1014 18th St., Mondays, 7 p.m. David Cuellar 210-275-8345.

Alcohol Anonymous

Meets at 2302 Ave.M in Hondo on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9 p.m. at Braden Keller Center in Castroville.

Narcotics Anonymous

Meets every Friday from 7 - 8 p.m. at Braden Keller Center in Castroville.

4-H programs

For 4-H club info., contact Medina County Extension Ofc. 830-741-6180 or medina-TX@tamu.edu.

Boy/Cub Scouts

For troop info. in Hondo, call 210-274-9975 or nicole78861us@yahoo.com.

Girl Scouts

For troop info. in Medina County, call 210-349-2404.

Navy officer wives club

Monthly luncheons, 1st Thursdays, 210-695-3146.

South Texas Area Farm and Ranch Club

Agriculture/agribusiness club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month,except February, at Aggie Park, 6205 West Ave., San Antonio. Call Roger Bippert at 210-473-4936 for more info. www.stafarc.org.


Castroville Blurbs

Christ Fit

Thursday, April 17, Sessions at 6:30 and 7:30, First Baptist Church of Castroville, Improve your spiritual and physical fitness. Call Rusty Nokes at 210-859-6573 or Amy Nokes at 210-867-2072 for information and to sign up.

Adoption Event 

Thurs., April 17, at Castroville Library. Come and adopt a pet or find out how to become a foster home for animals.

Free Eye Screenings 

Sat., April 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lowe’s Market parking lot. Adults and children with their parents. These screenings will tell parents if they or their children need to see an eye doctor.

Easter Egg Hunt 

Sat., April 19, 9:15 a.m. Medina Valley United Methodist Church, 1108 Country Lane.

Free Movie

Sat., April 19, Regional Park Amphitheatre. Come see HOP at 8 p.m. or when it gets dark. Bring chairs or blankets.

Spectacular Easter Egg Drop

Sun., April 20, 10 a.m. First Baptist Church of Castroville, thousands of plastic eggs with candy inside will be dropped from a helicopter.

Fiesta on London

Thurs., April 24, 5:30 – 8 p.m., 806 and 808 London St. at Hardt Realty and Chris Schuchart.

Alsatian Dancers Practice

Sun., April 27, 5 p.m., regional Park Amphitheatre. Meeting and first Alsatian Dancers practice. Call Mary for info. 210-854-9794.

Relay for Life

Fri., May 2, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. Saturday. High School Track.


Free Programs

Castroville Public Library has free programs for all ages. Call 830-931-4095, visit library for schedule, or see www.castrovillelibrary.org.

Book Clubs

Library Book Clubs: Daybreak, first Monday of every month 10:30 a.m. to noon; and Nightfall, first Wednesday of every month 6:30-8 p.m.

Friends of Castroville Library

Friends of Castroville Library meet on fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Homeschoolers Group

Meet the second Tuesday of every month for activities at Castroville Library. There will also be one field trip every month. For more info castrovillehs@sbcglobal.net

Junior Friends

Meet monthly, dates and times vary. Call library or Debbie at 210-414-4257 for info.


Meets every Wed. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. It includes Handwriting without Tears and Signing Time.

Music Makers

Meet on Thursdays at 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Great Courses Program

DVD presentations and discussions on European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914, led by Cindy and Don Jacox meets every Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 830-538-9498 for info. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Meets on third Saturday of the month from 10:30 - noon.



Community Active Senior Services, located at Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville, is looking for volunteers. Call Tim Terzich 210-287-1298.

Free Yoga

Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. Medina River West Community Center, 114 CR 573, Castroville.


Monday and Wednesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Braden Keller Community Center, 1410 Amelia, Castroville. Call 210-632-6649 for info.

Senior Lunches

Monday through Thursday (potluck on Thursdays) noon - 1 p.m. Fuos House at Zion Lutheran Church. Lunches for seniors (60 and over) with Bingo after lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Children’s Choir

Tuesdays, Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Practice at 4:30 p.m. For info call Alexandra at 830-931-1265.

Lion’s Club

Meets first and third Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. at Sammy’s. Come and find out about us, come and join.

“The Morning Word”

Thursdays, 7 a.m. Sammy’s back room. Men’s ecumenical Bible study and breakfast (Dutch treat). Come, join us and bring your Bible. Study led by Rene Maciel. For info, call 830-931-1958, or rsmac1984@gmail.com.


Meet Sundays at the Shooting Star Museum in their new Textile Room. Come and watch! Come, join in, and quilt! Call 210-386-6038 for info.

Free Movie

Second Sunday of every month, at 6 p.m. at the Shooting Star Museum. Family movies for all ages, ice cream and popcorn. Call 210-386-6038 for info.

Castroville Volunteer Fire Company

Meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the fire house. Call 830-931-4751 for info.

Mico Volunteer Fire Department

Meets Tuesdays at Fire House (7127 CR 271 in Mico), 7 - 10 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and at 8 a.m. on 3rd Saturday for training. Business meeting on 2nd Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Call Chief Suwienski at 210-376-7832 for info.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. at Braden Keller Center.

Line Dancing

Tuesdays at Braden Keller Center. Beginners at 1 p.m. Intermediate at 2 p.m. Everyone invited. Call Ken for info at 830-931-3459.

Open Door Social

Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 12-3 p.m., MV United Methodist Church on Country Lane. Dominoes and potluck.

Castroville Garden Club

Third Thursday of every month, 6:30-7:30. Different locations. Call Priscilla at 830-931-2262 for info.

Event Coordinating Team Meeting

Third Thursday of every month, 5 – 5:30 p.m. Landmark Inn. Call Brenda at 830-931-3142 for info.

Senior Citizens Day Out

Meets every third Thursday of month at the Medina Valley VFW Post 8134 in LaCoste with lunch from 1 - 2 p.m. Games, companionship 1 – 5 p.m. Bingo, pitch and dominos. Light refreshments.

Free GED classes

South Texas Regional Training Ctr., 402 Carter St., Hondo, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-noon and Mon.-Fri., 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., 830-591-7235.


Fire Explorer’s Post 702

Meet every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at the fire house on Paris Street in Castroville.

New Explorer’s Group

Meets every other Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Castroville Municipal Airport. Call 830-931-2222 for info.

Castroville 4-H

Meets second Monday of month at 7:30 p.m. in the Castroville Elementary Cafeteria. Contact Scott at 830-538-3706.

Rio Medina 4-H

Meets on second Monday of month at 7 p.m. at Mumme’s in Rio Medina. Contact Betty at 210-835-5632.

LaCoste 4-H

Meets second Tuesday of month at 7 p.m. at LaCoste Elementary Cafeteria.

Boy Scouts

Troop 310: call 210-394-8051; Troop 831: call 830-538-6402; and Troop 471: call 830-931-3655.

Girl Scouts

Call Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas at 210-349-2404, ext. 230 for info.











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