HONDO BLURBS, AREA RESOURCES, CLUBS & REGULAR MEETINGS

 

 

BLURBS

**Check With Your Group For Meeting Changes/Information   

 

Food Distribution 

Devine -   Monday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 213 CR 743. Volunteers needed to help 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call Fry Rodriguez (830) 931-5692 or Veronica Hernandez  (210) 431- 8414.

 

American Legion Post 128

Meeting of the Hal Jones Post is held every 3rd Monday each month, 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.

 

Restore Reproductive Health 

Mobile pregnancy care unit will provide free pregnancy tests and limited ultrasound exams Thursday (today), Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Hondo. No apt. needed.

 

Fiesta Friday 

Rick Taylor Recreation Center present a night of Loteria, Friday, Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m. at the City of Hondo Community Center. Register by Oct. 14, 830-426-2475. (See ad.)

 

Tailgate Party

Celebrate the grand opening of Gladiator Roofing Friday, Oct. 15, 5-7 p.m., 2003 Avenue G. Free hamburgers and hot dogs.  (See ad.)

 

5K Fun Run/Walk

Hondo Public Library and Rick Taylor Recreation Center is sponsoring Dia de Los Muertos Cemetery 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. (See ad.)

 

Schweers Family Reunion/Historical Foundation

Sat., Oct. 16, will meet jointly at 657 CR 365, Quihi. Games start at 10 a.m., meeting at 11:30 a.m. Brisket provided for 11:30 a.m. lunch, bring pot luck sides.(See ad.)

 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help hand out candy for Hondoween, Sunday, Oct. 31. Call 830-426-2475. (See ad.)

 

Culture, Creativity & Crafting

Fall crafting, Thursday, Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m. at the City of Hondo Community Center. Register by Oct. 20, 830-426-2475. (See ad.)

 

TRTA 

The TRTA Huajilla Unit will meet Monday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., at D’Hanis  Community Center in D’Hanis. Catered lunch to follow. Please RSVP telephone committee members. 

 

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.

 

Red Hat Society

The meeting / luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Julianna’s, Castroville. Remember donations for Medina County Food Pantry. For info, call Anna at 830-931-5426.

 

“My Healthy Child” Classes

Monday, Oct. 25, 2 - 3 p.m., Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Hospital, Hondo. Free classes open to the public to lean about infant and children’s health and well-being. Those that qualify will receive supplementary diapers for each child registered. Call 830-584-1760 or email BBrennan@MHM.org before the 19th of each month to register. (Additional classes Nov. 29 and Dec. 20.)

 

70s Costume Party Fundraiser

Restore Reproductive Health fundraiser, Sat., Oct. 30, Schattenbol at DeCocks Farms, Castroville. Groovy 70s music and atmosphere. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com.(See ad.)

 

Hondo Public Library

Tuesdays -  Tiny Tots Tales 10:30 a.m. (Oct. 19,26) 

Wednesdays - Storytime 10:30 a.m. (Oct. 20,27) 

Taste of Thursday - (Oct. 21) Facebook 10:30 a.m.

Friday Facts & Fun - (Oct. 22) Facebook 10:30 a.m.

Hondo Cyber Owl Team - (Oct.16,23,30), weekly cybersecurity team.

Family Movie Night - Friday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.  - Disney’s “Coco” will be shown.(See ad)

RAD (Read and Discuss) Texas Book Club - Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.

Computer Class - Thursday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. - Learn basics of using Microsoft Word.

Library Board - Tuesday, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. Open to the public.

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 meet 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 - 2nd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m., Hermann Sons Steak House, call 830-444-1613 or 210-439-7665.

 

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.