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HONDO BLURBS, AREA RESOURCES, CLUBS & REGULAR MEETINGS

 

 

BLURBS

**Check With Your Group For Meeting Changes/Information      

 

COME OUT AND PRAY - Prayer Service

Come out and join us every Tuesday at the County Sheriff’s Office at 7:30 a.m. and at Veterans Memorial Park at 8:30 a.m.. Let’s get together and talk to God and lay our concerns at his feet whether it is for Rain, our Country, personal issues and healing or to give him Praise for to his magnificence within our own lives.   

 

TRTA 

The TRTA Huajilla Unit will meet Monday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m., at  D’Hanis Community Center.  All retired educators are welcome to attend. Catered lunch to follow. Please RSVP telephone committee members.For more info call 210-355-4472.

 

Healthy Carbohydrates

join us for a free 4-week series, Mondays, Sept. 25, & Oct.  2, 11 a.m. Hondo Methodist Church, 1006 16th St., For info and registering call 830-584-1760.

 

Grief support group

join us for a 13-week class, starting Monday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m.,  Hondo Methodist Church, 1006 16th St., For info and registering call 830-584-1760.

 

American Legion Post 128

Meeting of the Hal Jones Post is held every 3rd Monday monthly, 7 p.m., at 1208 21st St. in Hondo, coupled with a potluck/social time beginning at 6 p.m. All veterans welcome. For info call 210-725-2126, email BPrice3475@aol.com or on Facebook at American Legion Post 128, Hondo, TX.   

 

Red Hat Society

The meeting / luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at  Azteca Restaurant, Hondo. All ladies “of that certain age” invited. Remember donations for Medina County Food Pantry. For info, call Anna at 830-931-5426. 

 

Food Distribution

Medina County Food Pantry does a food distribution the last Friday of the month. Voucher is required - pick up at the Food Pantry (open 10-3 Mon.-Thur.), St. John’s or the Human Resources Dept. Call 830-741-9291 for info. 

 

Rotary Club of Hondo-D’Hanis

Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at the Hermann Sons Steak House, at 12 noon. Guests are welcome. For more info call 830-444-0254. 

 

Medina County Democrats

will meet every Friday at 10 a.m. at El Charro Restaurant in Hondo for  Coffee and Conversation. Monthly meeting will be at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of month at Viva Zapata Mexican Restaurant, Devine. 

Hondo Public Library Activities  

Tiny Tot Tales: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Story Time:  Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

RAD: 

HPL STEAM club: Thursdays, 4 p.m. 

Cyber Owls:  Saturdays, practice, 10:30 a.m., 

Older, Wiser, Living: Thurs., Sept 21, 10:30 a.m.,, 

Games and Newspapers: Available in Senior Activity Center during library open hours.

AREA RESOURCES

Alamo Regional Transit

Offers a transportation system by appointment for seniors for a small fee. Call 866-889-7433.

 

Area Museums

• Medina County Museum 2202 18th St., Hondo, During the school year, Sat. 10 a.m.-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

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

 

Bullying

Website - www.stopbullying.gov 

 

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 US 90, Castroville, Open anytime by appt. and to the community on the 3rd Saturday in Aug. / Dec., 9 a.m. - noon. 210-772-0720. 

 

Free counseling

K’STAR Youth & Family Services, 1214 18th St., Ste. B3, Hondo; 830-202-6218. Individual /family counseling.

 

Free GED / ESL classes

South Texas Regional Training Ctr., 402 Carter St., Hondo, GED: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m., Mon. & Wed., 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. ESL: Call  830-591-7385. 

 

Hondo Public Library

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

 

Medina Co. Food Pantry

1031 Ave. Y, Hondo. Now accepting donations (monetary and/or non-perishable food). Food distribution held last Friday of the month. Call Frances at 830-741-9291. 

 

Medina Co. Health Unit

1206 15th St., Hondo. 830-741-6191. 

 

Medina Senior Center/Meals on Wheels

Temporarily located at 1101 19th St., Suite 2, 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 210-696-2410 for info.

 

Restore Reproductive Health

Provides compassionate, actionable assistance to people in the Medina County area who have or are experiencing sexual-related traumas. Counseling for victims of sexual assault, people who have experienced miscarriage or stillbirth, or men and women suffering post-abortion trauma. Call 830-426-1792.

 

Sabinal Public Library

311 N. Center St., Mon. & Thur., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,   Fri. 10 a.m.-3 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. & 1-3 p.m., 830-741-6135.

Devine: 317 Hwy. 132 N, Wed.  8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., Thurs., 8:30-11:30 a.m., 830-665-8018. 

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

 

Wesley Nurse

Free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, exercise classes, health education diaper program, and other community 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

Notice of Public Hearing
The Hondo Independent School District will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 19, 2022, during the regular board meeting (6:00 p.m.) at the Hondo High School Cafeteria, 2603 Avenue H, for the purpose of discussing the District and Campus Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) for the 2021 – 2022 school year. For more information contact Rose Mary Mares, Assistant Superintendent, at 830-426-3027.

American Legion Post 128
Meeting of the Hal Jones Post is held every 3rd Monday monthly, 7 p.m., at 1208 21st St. in Hondo, coupled with a potluck/social time beginning at 6 p.m. All veterans welcome. For info call 210-725-2126, email BPrice3475@aol.com or on Facebook at American Legion Post 128, Hondo, TX.

Medina County Democrats
Meetings - 3rd Tuesday of month, 6 p.m. at 1613 Ave K, Suite 105, Hondo. Coffee & Conversation Fridays at 10 a.m. at El Charro in Hondo.

Medina County Republican Women
Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month  6-8 p.m. Call 830-444-1613 for information and changes.

Prayer Service
every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the MC Sheriff Dept. also at 8:30 a.m. at  Veterans Memorial Square.

Red Hat Society
The meeting / luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Azteca Restaurante, Hondo. This year-end luncheon will celebrate the coming new year.  All ladies of “that certain age” are invited to join the celebration.  Remember donations for Medina County Food Pantry.
For more information, please call Anna Tomey at 830-931-5426.

 

Hondo Public Library Activities
Tiny Tots: Tuesdays,10:30 a.m., for those up to 2 years, their parents, grandparents and caregivers. .
Story Time : Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Cyber Owls: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., high school Team Cyber Security practice.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT -
O.W.L. / Older, Wiser, Living -.Thursday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Games and Newspapers: Available in Senior Activity Center during
library open hours.

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