HONDO BLURBS, AREA RESOURCES, CLUBS & REGULAR MEETINGS

 

 

BLURBS

**Check With Your Group For Meeting Changes/Information   

 

Food Distribution 

Yancey -Thursday (today), July 29, 9-11 a.m., 213 CR 743.  Pre-registration required. Call 830-931-5692 or register online at www.safoodbank.org. Volunteers needed to help 8 a.m.-noon.   

Hondo -   Tuesday, July 10, 9:30 a.m., FM 462. Volunteers needed to help 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Call Fry Rodriguez (830) 931-5692 or Veronica Hernandez  (210) 431- 8414.

 

Farewell to Dusty

Friday, July 30, 1-3 p.m., behind the airport terminal at 700 Vanderburg Rd,  come visit with Dusty before he leaves for his permanent home in Washington, D.C. 

 

Community Day

Art in the Park Saturday, July 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Recreation Park, 2400 Avenue U. Supplies provided. (See ad.)

 

Awareness Rally

Saturday, July 31, 9-11 a.m., Medina County Border Invasion Awareness Rally will be held at Hondo Maize Dance Barn at Graff 7A Ranch, Hondo. Free event.(See ad.)

 

Substitute Training 

D’Hanis ISD - Tuesday, Aug. 3, 3 p.m. in the library, or Thursday, Aug. 5, 8 a.m. at the high school.

Sabinal ISD -  Wednesday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, in the SHS library. Call 830-998-2472 if you plan to attend.

 

Creating With Kids

Cardboard crafts for ages 5-12, Saturday, Aug. 7, 10 11:30 a.m. Free, must pre-register. (See ad.)

 

Save the Date

Quihi Bethlehem Lutheran Church’s Sausage Supper is Saturday, Oct. 9. Hondo Public

 

Library 

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

Closed Tuesday, Aug. 3.

 

End of Summer Reading Program - 

Friday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m. - Middle school/high school, Pizza and move party.

Saturday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Ages 1-5 & grades K-5, Bubble foam party at the park by the pool.

 

(Read and Discuss Texas) - Tuesday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. (See ad.)

 

Hondo Cyber Owls - Saturday, Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m., monthly cyber-security team summer practice for high school age.

 

Basic Computer Class - Thursday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m., Basic computer operations and procedures reviewed.

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

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.