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Petty Officer Travis Connick accepts the Cmdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Award from Capt. Samuel R. Creech Jr., commanding officer of Sector Corpus Christi.


Former Hondoan is Coxswain of the Year... 
Of 7,000 possible recipients, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Travis Connick, son of Louisa and Leo Green of Hondo, was selected Coxswain of the Year.





Pinwheels for Prevention went up last week along the walkway at US 90 and Avenue K, as April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. According to the sign, each pinwheel “stands for families served in our community.”

Go Blue Day is here...   Tomorrow (Friday), the Bluebonnet Children’s Advocacy Center will hold their annual Go Blue Day: Strengthening Families Festival at the old train depot on 18th Street.   Read More

Warden Joseph Wilson of the Ruben M. Torres Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections


Torres Unit earns top marks in rigorous triennial audit.....   Last Thursday, at the Ruben M. Torres Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections, Warden Joseph Wilson and Assistant Warden Kimberly Woodall hosted the closing ceremony for an event which most, if not all, of Hondo’s citizens “on the outside” were unaware was even happening.    Read More




Not-too-dry creekbed beauty… The bed of the Seco Creek about two miles north of D’Hanis on FM1796 burst into bloom last month with a cascade of gorgeous bluebonnets.

AWESOME CENTENARIAN… Leona Ann Wunderlich Honig turned 100 years old April 9. The spry lady has a busy schedule each week, attending two Bible studies and two quilting groups, a twice-weekly exercise class at First United Methodist Church, and still finds time to send cards to those celebrating birthdays at Community Care Center.


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Devine edges Hondo, before Owls rout Cats...  Hondo split its two baseball games in the past week, falling in its third one-run decision of the season at Devine on April 1, by a 2-1 count, then rebounding with a huge seventh inning to rout Carrizo Springs, 11-3 last Friday, April 4.     Read More

10Apr14HSBPrysillaR.jpg (62612 bytes)Owl softball drops 2 to district leaders....  Despite losing twice in the past week, the Hondo varsity softball team still found itself in control of its own fate heading into the final three games of the year.        Read More

10Apr14HTBrittanyO.jpg (109413 bytes)Owls solid at Bandera with district meet next.... Bandera -- In their final track meet leading up to the District 29-AAA meet, the Hondo varsity girls placed a solid, although distant, second place behind Kerrville Tivy in the Bandera Bulldog Nation Pre-District Relays, held last Wednesday, April 2.    Read More

10apr14HTennis.jpg (224594 bytes)Owls capture district tennis titles, as 12 players head to regionals.... For the second straight year, the Hondo varsity tennis teams have captured both the girls’ and boys’ District 29-AAA championships. For the Hondo boys, it’s the fourth straight district title.

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Cowboys endure 2 more close losses....  Center Point -- D’Hanis freshman pitcher Tyler Rodriguez threw a two-hitter over the course of six innings. But at the same time, Center Point’s Larry Leitha allowed only three hits -- and no runs -- to the Cowboys, as the Pirates came away with a 2-0 District 30-A win last Tuesday, April 1.    READ MORE

Perfection: Griggs retires all 21 Kennedy batters

The Kennedy Rockets sent 21 batters to the plate on Tuesday evening, April 8, and Panther junior pitcher Bradley Griggs retired every one of them. His phenomenal pitching performance ensured a convincing 7-0 win over the visiting Rockets.  READ MORE

MV unleashes bats in late innings....  The Medina Valley softball team has repeatedly crushed its opponents this season, as they have only had one district game go the full seven innings. But Friday’s game against Harlandale started differently.    READ MORE

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