HONDO BLURBS, AREA RESOURCES, CLUBS & REGULAR MEETINGS

 

 

BLURBS

Daughters of the Republic

The Caddel-Smith Chapter of DRT will meet Thursday (today), Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m. at the First State Bank of Uvalde, McNelly Rm., 200 E. Nopal St., Uvalde. Guest speaker Bill Dillard will present a history of the Dillard Family of Uvalde County. For information about the DRT, contact Judy, 830-591-8745 or Roberta, 830-460-0242.

 

Medina County Democrats

Medina County Democrats will meet Thursday (today), Nov. 14, at La Pasadita Restaurant,1963 SH 132, Natalia, at 6 p.m., for an evening of dinner and conversation. Monthly meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m., at the Braden Keller Center, 1410 Amelia St., Castroville. 

 

Fall Festival

Sabinal Lions Club will hold a Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Sabinal City Park from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Activities include a Fun Run, car show, and craft sale. For info - sabinallionsclub@gmail.com.

 

Thanksgiving Service

Yancey Baptist Church will hold their annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving service Sunday, Nov. 24, 4 p.m. (See ad.)

 

Kids Camp

3 day camp for ages 6-12 Nov. 25-27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Rick Taylor Recreation Center. Call 830-426-2475. (See ad.)

 

Red Hat Society

The meeting / luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, at The Jade Buffet, Hondo. Bring a friend! For info, call Anna at 830-931-5426.

 

Wreaths Across America

Sponsor a wreath for $15 to honor a veteran. Call 830-328-0374 or email drtwaa2019@yahoo.com

 

Hondo Public Library November Activities

Story Time: 

Wednesdays - November 20, 10:30 a.m., for pre-K children, ages 3-5 approximately,their parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Other Events and Activities:

Astronomy Club - November 18, 4 p.m. Open to 3rd-12th graders.

Crochet Group - November 19; 6:30 p.m. 

RAD TX (Read-And-Discuss Texas) - Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. monthly book club.

Cyber Patriots - Saturdays; 10:30 a.m., monthly cybersecurity club for high schoolers.

Computer Class - Nov. 22, 2 p.m. 

Tamale Making Class - Sat., Nov. 16, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Free class is open to ages 10 +, (minors must be accompanied by an adult). All supplies will be provided to those who register by Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Holiday Wreath Class - Sat., Nov. 23. 10:30 a.m. Free class is open to ages 12 +, (minors must be accompanied by an adult). All supplies will be provided to those who register by Wednesday, Nov. 20.

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

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 August and December, 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

502 Arnold St., 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. 

 

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: 709 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., Tues., Wed. & Fri., 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-4:30 p.m., and Thurs. 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. 

 

Addiction support

Addiction Education Recovery Support group, Community/Senior Center, Hondo, 1014 18th St., Mondays, 7 p.m. 

 

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. 

 

Alcohol Anonymous

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 Chris Young, 830-931-1092, c007young@yahoo.com. For Cub Scouts Pack 370, contact Stephanie Pecina, 210-629-4549, stephaniep512@aol.com

 

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.

 

GriefShare

Weekly grief support group, Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at New Fountain United Methodist Church, 2980 FM 2676, Hondo. For info call 830-426-4219. All who have lost a loved one are welcome.

 

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., 830-709-9910.

 

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.