HONDO BLURBS, AREA RESOURCES, CLUBS & REGULAR MEETINGS

 

 

BLURBS

**Check With Your Group For Meeting Changes/Information   

 

MC Goat & Lamb Prospect Show

September 19-20, MC Fairgrounds. Pre-entry required. For info and rules call 830-741-1148 or email rvictoria74@yahoo.com

 

Medina County Democrats

The MCDC have scheduled Zoom meetings, topic: Coffee & Conversation- Fridays 10 a.m. For more info www.medinademocrats.org.

 

Medina County Republican Women 

“Get Out the Vote” free events will be held:

Saturday, Sept. 19, Devine County Building, Devine

Saturday, Sept. 26, in front of Medina County Courthouse, Hondo

For info call 830-444-1613.

 

Cemetery Cleanup for All Hondo Cemeteries 

Fall clean-up will be Oct. 5-9. For further info, call 830-426-3379 or 830-426-2475. (See ad)

 

Quihi Sausage Supper

Quihi Bethlehem Lutheran Church’s annual sausage supper scheduled for Oct. 10 has been cancelled. 

 

Hondo Public Library 

Open with restrictions, see website https://www.hondo-tx.org/library/

Tuesdays - 10:30 a.m. Tiny Tot Tales (Facebook Live)

Wednesdays - 10:30 a.m. Storytime (Facebook Live)

Monday Memories - Every Monday, Facebook 10:30 a.m.

Taste of Thursday - (Sept. 24) Facebook 10:30 a.m.

Friday Facts & Fun - (Sept. 25) Facebook 10:30 a.m.

Hondo Cyber Owls - (Sept. 19, 26) 10:30 a.m. Team practice for cyber security competitions.

AREA RESOURCES

Area Museums

• Medina County Museum 2202 18th St., Hondo, During the school year, Sat. 10-4 p.m.,  Sun. 1-4 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. 830-741-3216. Free admission.

• Shooting Star Museum

Free admission. 6 mi. south of Castroville off FM 1343. Antique aircraft, cars, farm equipment, vintage clothing. 210-386-6038

 

Cancer support

American Cancer Society’s resource room at Hondo Church of Christ provides info & services to cancer patients & their families including wigs, hats, prostheses and more. For appointments call 830-741-2228 or 830-931-4766. 

 

Caregiver resources

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

 

Community services

Community Council of South Central Texas Inc., 1204 17th St., 830-584-2100.

 

Driver’s license office

8366 FM 471 S, Castroville,    830-538-6334, Hours of operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

 

Emergency notification

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

 

Free clothing

Blessed Threads, Jesus Church, 2035 Hwy. 90, Castroville, Open anytime by appt.and to the community on the 3rd Saturday in Aug. / Dec., 9 a.m. - noon. 830-931-3085 or 210-772-0720. 

 

Free counseling

K’STAR Youth & Family Services, 1210 18th St., Hondo; 830-426-2878. Individual / family counseling.

 

Free GED / ESL classes

South Texas Regional Training Ctr., 402 Carter St., Hondo, GED: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon. & Wed., 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. ESL: Tues. and Thurs., 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 830-591-7235. 

 

Hondo Public Library

2003 Ave. K, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 830-426-5333.

Book club: 

2nd Mon. of every month, 2 p.m. (No meetings in July or Aug.); at the library

Story time: Wed., 10:30 a.m., ages 2-5, Sept.-May.

Baby & Me: Tues., 10:30 a.m.

Family Story Time: 1st Sat. of every month., 10:30 a.m.

 

Korean War Veterans Association

KWVA Alamo Chapter #298, San Antonio is open to all veterans regardless of service who have served honorably on the Korean Peninsula from 1950 to the present time. For information contact Tom Cacy at pastorcacy8@gmail.com, 210-287-9200 or Fred Ragusa at jfredragusa@gmail.com, 210-865-6552.

 

Medina Co. Christian Job Corps

Offers free classes in computer skills, job skills, resume writing, money management, devotionals and much more. For info contact Don, 830-329-6662. 

 

Medina Co. Food Pantry

1031 Ave. Y, Hondo, Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30-11:30 a.m. 

 

Medina Senior Center/Meals on Wheels

808 Harper, Hondo, Mon.-Fri., 8-1, MOW delivery to qualifying residents. For info call 830-741-6160.

 

Parenting Assistance

Providence Place, 6487 Whitby Rd., San Antonio. Email www.provplace.org., call or text 210-887-5394 for info.

 

Sabinal Public Library

311 N. Center St., Mon. & Thur.10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue. & Wed. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,  Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 830-988-2911. Check out our Facebook page for events.

 

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.

 

Suicide Prevention

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-273-8255(TALK)

 

Veterans Service Office

Hondo: 925 Ave. Y, Mon., 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., 830-741-6135.

Devine: 317 Hwy. 132 N, Wed. & Thurs.,  8:30-11:30 a.m.,830-665-8018. 

Castroville: 8366 FM 471 S, Mon.- Fri., 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., 830-355-2711. 

 

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. 830-584-1760.

 

Websites

Medina County:  medinacountytexas.org

City of Hondo:   hondo-tx.org

Medina Regional Hospital: medinahospital.net

 

Young Hearts Matter: dating abuse awareness/prevention

For information on Teen Dating Abuse and Bullying, contact Southwest Family Life Centers, Inc. at their hotline 830-426-5131 or Texas Council on Family Violence at 800-525-1978.

CLUBS & MEETINGS

4-H programs

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

 

AARP

Hondo Chapter #2543 meets the first Thursday of the month, 9 a.m. at the Hondo Public Library. 

 

Al-Anon meeting

Heart of the Matter Al-Anon family support group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m. at the Braden Keller Center in Castroville. 

 

Narcotics Anonymous

Ultimate Weapon Group

Meetings will be held Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Hondo Church of Christ, 2302 Avenue M, in the  Annex (behind the main building, facing 23rd St.).

 

Amateur radio club

Medina Co. Amateur Radio Club, meets at Zion Lutheran Church, 1106 Fiorella St., Castroville, 2nd Saturday, monthly, 9 a.m. 830-741-2474.

 

American Legion

•Hal Jones Post #128, meets every 3rd Mon., monthly, 7 p.m., 1208 21st Street, Hondo, coupled with a potluck / social time at 6 p.m. All veterans welcome.Visit on Facebook at American Legion Post 128 Hondo, TX, or for info., call 210-725-2126 or email BPrice3475@aol.com

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

 

Bereavement group

Meets at Cowboy Church, 374 CR 341 Hondo, 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly, at 7 p.m. Open to anyone having difficulty coping with the loss of a loved one. 

 

Boy / Cub Scouts

For Boy Scouts Troop 370, contact James White, 830-931-1961. Meetings are Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Friendship Art Club

Meet Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lytle Church of Christ. Business meeting, program, and luncheon on 2nd Tues. Other Tuesdays devoted to individual art production. Everyone with an interest in art is welcome. Call Jane Brown, 210-415-2546 or Shirley Friesenhahn, 210-622-3791.

 

Girl Scouts

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

 

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.

 

Dunlay Hermann Sons

Lodge 285 meets on the 3rd Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

 

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.

 

Hondo-D’Hanis Rotary

Meet at Hermann Sons Steak House, US 90 E, Hondo, Thurs., 11:45 a.m. For more info: hondodhanisrotaryclub.org.

 

Hondo Garden Club

Meets at various locations, 2nd Friday monthly, 1 p.m., Sept.–May. 830-741-2411.

 

Hondo Hootenanny

Musicians gathering, Hondo Community/Senior Center, 1014 18th St., 1st Fri. monthly, 11 a.m., Bring covered dish & instruments. Contact Billie Cornelius 830-864-4018.

 

Hondo Line Dancers

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

 

Hondo Lions Club

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

 

Hondo Masonic Lodge

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

 

Medina Co. Democrats

“Coffee ‘n’ Conversation” El Charro Restaurant, Hondo, Fridays, 10 a.m. 210-548-6585.

 

Navy Officer Wives Club

Monthly luncheons, 1st Thursday monthly, 210-695-3146.

 

NF HANK Stitchers

New Fountain United Methodist Church, admin. building, 2nd Wednesday & Thursday monthly, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Join us to make blankets and pillowcases for HANK children. 830-426-4219.

 

Order of the Eastern

Star

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

 

Red Hat Society

All ladies are welcome to join the Red Hat Society.  We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at different locations.  Please join us for a fun luncheon. For more info call Anna, 830-931-5426.

 

Reformers Unanimous

National, Christ-centered, adult addictions program, Country Baptist Church, Lytle, Fridays, 7-9 p.m., 830-709-4265 or 210-789-4230.

 

Seasoned Saints

Luncheon, devotion, fellowship and games for widows and widowers. All are invited, New Fountain United Methodist Church, 1st Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., 830-426-4219. 

 

Sisters, Inc.

Hondo Art League bldg., Harper Rd., 3rd Wed. monthly, 10 a.m.  (except June & July) Email s-kunkel@tamu.edu or call 830-741-6180.

 

Sons of Confederate 

Veterans

Camp #2254, meet the 2nd Tues. monthly, 7 p.m., Hondo Senior and Community Center, 1014 18th St. For info., call 830-426-8245.

 

Square dancers

Rock-n-Cedars, Braden Keller Community Center, Castroville, Monday, 7–9 p.m., Chris 830-426-7160.

 

TRTA Huajilla Unit

Service organization of retired teachers. Meetings are held monthly September through May at various locations. Call 210-355-4472 for info.

 

VFW Post 3891

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

 

Weight loss support 

TOPS Chapter, FBC Hondo, 2400 Ave P (Family Life Center side of the buiding, opposite side from office).Thursdays  weigh-in at 4:40-5:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. meeting.

See “Area Resources” and “Blurbs” for more services, organizations and happenings.