HONDO BLURBS, AREA RESOURCES, CLUBS & REGULAR MEETINGS

 

 

BLURBS

**Check With Your Group For Meeting Changes/Information   

 

Voter Registration/Get Out the Vote

Saturday Events 10a-2p, Jan. 22 - Hondo in front of Court House

Call 830-444-1613 for information. 

 

 

GriefShare

Weekly grief support group will begin Monday, Jan. 17, 4:30 p.m. at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Classes will be in the Wisdom of the Word classroom. Call the church office, 830-426-4219, to register to ensure they have a book for you. There is no charge, and all who have lost a loved one are welcome. 

 

Dramatic Diva presents

“Sock Hop Homicide”, Mar.4 & 5 at Schattenbol, DeCock Farm in Castroville. Tickets on sale Jan. 22.  For info, call Susan at 830-426-1100. (See ad.)

 

Red Hat Society

will not be meeting during the month of Jan. 2022. We plan to meet again in Feb. 2022.  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. 

 

MC Amateur Radio

will meet at Hondo city park on Sat., Jan. 29, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. for their Winter Field Day. 

 

Hondo Public Library

Tuesdays -  Tiny Tots Tales 10:30 a.m. (Jan. 25) 

Wednesdays - Storytime 10:30 a.m. (Jan. 26) 

Taste of Thursday - (Jan. 20) Facebook 10:30 a.m.

Friday Facts & Fun - (Jan. 28) Facebook 10:30 a.m.

Hondo Cyber Owl Team - (Jan. 29) weekly cybersecurity team. 

(Jan. 22) all day Cyber Owl Competition. 

Computer Class - Thursday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. - Learn basics and more of using your new Android phone.

Website https://www.hondo-tx.org/library/.

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

4-H programs

Contact Medina County Extension Ofc. 830-741-6180 or medina-TX@tamu.edu.

 

AARP 

Hondo Chapter #2543 m

et at 9 a.m. on the  1st Thursday of the month  at Hondo Public Library.

Al-Anon meeting

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

Alcoholic Anonymous/Hondo Literature Study Group

Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Hondo.

Amateur radio club

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

 

American Legion

•Hal Jones Post #128, 1208 21st St., Hondo; 3rd Mon. monthly, 7 p.m. 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 in God’s Country, 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, for info call 210-341-8611.

 

Fire companies

• Hondo Vol. Fire Co.

Station #1, 1309 Ave. Y, Meets 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., Open to all.

 

Free exercise classes

First United Methodist Church of Hondo Fellowship Hall. Mon. and Wed., 1 p.m. 830-584-0300.

Girl Scouts 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 SH 173 N.

 

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. 830-931-5565.

 

Hondo Garden Club

Meets at various locations, 2003 Ave. K, 2nd Friday monthly, 1 p.m., Sept.–May. 830-426-8077.

 

Hondo Hootenanny

Musicians gathering,1st Fri. monthly, 11 a.m., Bring covered dish & instruments. Contact Billie Cornelius 830-864-4018 for meeting locations.

 

Hondo Lions Club

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

 

Hondo Masonic Lodge

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

 

Medina Co. Democrats

Meetings - 3rd Tuesday of month, 6 p.m. at the Braden Keller Center. Coffee & Conversation Fridays at 10 a.m. at El Charro, Hondo. www.medinademocrats.org.

 

Medina Co. Republicans

Meet quarterly. For info - www.medinacountyrepublicanparty.org/ or check their Facbook page. Call 830-931-1284.

 

Medina Co. Republican Women

Meetings - 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m., Hermann Sons Steak House, call 830-444-1613.

 

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.).

 

Narcotics Anonymous  

Meets Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. at the Braden Keller Community Center, Castroville.

 

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! Red Hat Society meets the 4th Tuesday each month at varying locations. Join them for a fun luncheon. For info call, 830-931-5426.

 

Rotary Club of Hondo-D’Hanis

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

 

Sisters, Inc.

Meets 3rd Wed. monthly, 10 a.m. at various locations. Call 830-426-5889 for info.

 

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Camp #2254, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the 2nd Tues. monthly, 7 p.m., at the Hondo/Senior and Community Center, 1014 18th St.

 

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

3006 Hwy.90 W, 2nd Tues., monthly, 7 p.m. 210-287-4707.

 

Weight loss support 

(Resuming Oct. 2021)TOPS Chapter, FBC Hondo, 2400 Ave P (Family Life Center side of the building, opposite side from office).Thursdays  weigh-in at 4:40-5:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. meeting. For info call 210-416-8205.