Update for December 11, 2014 

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Next update will be available on Wednesday,
December 18, 2014. 



City of Hondo’s new airport manager, Robert “Bob” Lee, formerly of Nebraska, was introduced at Monday’s council meeting. He began work at South Texas Regional Airport that morning.


City welcomes airport manager.....  Hondo City Manager Jeff Litchfield on Monday introduced council to newly hired Airport Manager Robert “Bob” Lee.       Read More


Tomey steps down as HEDC chairman.....  Hondo Economic Development Corporation Chairman James Tomey unexpectedly resigned from his position on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The EDC is a city organization that funds eligible economic development projects with sales tax proceeds.     Read More

Litchfield seeking CFO opportunity....  City Manager Jeff Litchfield laid his cards on the table, informing city leaders he has enjoyed his time in the spotlight leading the city, and making improvements to Hondo’s financial and economic management process.     Read More

City adding second animal control officer....  Hondo City Council on Monday approved spending $65,000 to hire a second Animal Control officer and to acquire two gently used trucks with kennel units to effectively double the capability of the department.  Read More

Reminder: pick up veterans’ photos at Anvil Herald office.....  Many in the community entrusted to us their photos of military veterans from their family to compile our Salute to Veterans. We are so grateful for them, as we could not have put this section together without community input.
     It is now time to come to the Anvil Herald office and retrieve these photos.

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners in this week’s issue of The Hondo Anvil Herald!  


Education & Youth

FUTURE LEADERS... Hondo FFA teams competed in the State FFA Leadership Development at Sam Houston State University Saturday, Dec. 6. The top twenty teams qualified from ten different areas in Texas from over 1,024 schools. David Rihn, the Senior Creed Speaker, earned second in the statewide competition. The Radio Team won fourth, and the Senior Chapter Conducting Team was fifth. The Junior Skills Team advanced to the semifinals. Students competing at state were (from left) Lee Keilman, Summer Bohmfalk, Kelsie Brucks, Tristen Fitzpatrick, David Rihn, Elizabeth Simpson, Cole Bendele, Cindy Bryant, Samantha Muller, Andrea Theis, Monica Vega, Josh Currie, Madison Ainsley, Tyler Barnes, Brook Boehme, Pete Rochat, Justina Graff, Rees Saathoff, Austin Aelvoet, Ryan Frosch, and (not pictured) Tiffany Williams.



Time to trim the tree… 3-year-old Charlotte Langfeld helps her daddy, Charlie, strap the family Christmas tree to the top of their vehicle for the trip home to D’Hanis.





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11decHBBBGonzalez.jpg (65712 bytes)Owls can’t find ‘W’ column in tournament.....  Hondo struggled from the start in the boys’ division of the 34th Annual Hondo Basketball Tournament, as the Owls dropped all four games they played in the eight-team event.   Read More

11dec14HGBB.jpg (66870 bytes)Hondo wins 4 straight to claim runner-up spot.... After dropping their first game in the 34th Annual Hondo Tournament, the Hondo girls’ team came back with four straight wins in the round-robin format to claim second place in the event.       Read More

Leakey overtakes Cowboys’ in 4th place game....
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- The D’Hanis Cowboys advanced to the winners’ side of the bracket last Friday, Dec. 5, in the Southwest Texas Junior College Basketball Tournament, but fell in the next two games, to wind up in fourth place for the weekend.    Read More

11dec14DGBBSalazar.jpg (25958 bytes)Cowgirls take consolation in SWTJC tourney....  Uvalde -- After a first-round stumble last Friday, Dec. 5, in the Southwest Texas Junior College Basketball Tournament, the D’Hanis Cowgirls bounced back to win twice and capture the consolation bracket.   Read More



After falling in opening round, Sabinal earns consolation title....  Uvalde -- Dropping their first game in the Southwest Texas Junior College Tournament after five straight championships, the Sabinal Yellowjacket boys’ basketball team recovered nicely, coming back to win the consolation bracket.

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11dec14SGBBSmart.jpg (37676 bytes)Lady Jackets champions of SWTJC tourney....

Uvalde -- The Sabinal girls’ basketball team won their division of the 55th Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Tournament, held at SWTJC’s LaForge Hall.      Read More

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