Hondo Anvil Herald (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 4, 1998 Page: 2 of 66
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Pa«e 2, The Hondo Aavl Herald, Thursday, June 4,1998
JTPA summer iobs
applications taken today
Need a summer job? If you arc
M or 15, you may be eligible for
summer employment. The JTPA
Summer Program needs you.
Applications will be taken Thurs-
* day and Friday, June 4 and 5 from
8 to 12 and 1 to 5. To apply contact
£ the Texas Workforce Development
* Center at 1510 Ave. M, Suite 102,
Hondo, or call 426-8 111.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
begins summer services
St Paul Lutheran Church will
hold an early service beginning at
8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning
^ through June, July and August.
Wheels for Life
Hondo Wheels for Life will host
a Bike-a-thon to benefit St. Jude's
Children's Research Hospital. The
event will be held Saturday, June
6. Coordinator Melinda Palacios
encourages residents and busi-
nesses to support the event.
Free art classes offered
Free art classes for children, ages
7-14, will be held June 8-12 from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Adult evening water color classes
will begin Wednesday, June 10,
from 7 to 9 p.m.
Call Hondo Art League member
Harvey Rich, 741-7168, to enroll in
either class, or for information.
Cheer Camp ’98
The Hondo High School cheer-
leaders are hosting Cheer Camp '98
this coming Monday through
Wednesday, June 8-10, at the HHS
The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. each day, with kids from kin-
dergarten through eighth grade eli-
gible to participate. Cost is $40, and
lunch and snacks will be provided.
For more information, call HHS at
Hondo AARP Chapter #2543
will meet on June 4 at 10:00 am. in
the Hondo City Park No. 1 for the
annual chicken barbecue and
regular meeting. Meeting time is
11:00 a.m. with the meal follow-
ing. Members are reminded to
bring a covered dish to comple-
ment the chicken. Please plan to
stay after lunch and play cards, etc.
Hondo Chapter #404, Order of
the Eastern Star, will hold an open
to the public installation of officers
on June 6, at 6 p.m. in the Ma-
sonic Lodge on Ave. Q, in Hondo.
Ellen and French Ferguson will be
installed as Worthy Matron and
Worthy Patron. All members and
friends are cordially invited.
VFW Post 3891
The monthly meeting of Hondo
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
3891 will be held Tuesday evening,
June 9, 7:30 p.m., at the Post
Home at the airport. All veterans
are invited to attend.
MC Rodeo Club
The Medina County Rodeo Club
will meet at 6:30 p.m. every
Monday in June, except June 22.
Meetings are held at the Hondo
All articles and photos
For staff-designed ads:
5 p.m. Monday
10 a.m Tuesday
"Too Late to Classify”
5 p.m. Tuesday
The Anvil Hertld office will be
open Wednesday mornings, but
most personnel will be unavail-
able to the public while the pa-
per is being completed
MC Fair Association alarmed
by proposed funds reallocation
By William Hoover
Anvil Hirald Corrlsvondknt
At least 10 local directors of the
Medina County Fair Association
(MCFA) were present Monday night
to protest a proposal to increase the
Chamber of Commerce’s percentage
of the hotel/motel tax. At the June l
meeting of the Hondo city council.
The directors objected to council
member Jose Ytuarte’s proposal de-
signed to offset the anticipated cost
of hiring a new director to oversee
Ytuarte's proposal alarmed MCF-'A
directors who showed up to support
Manager Kenneth Bendele.Currcntly
the tax, which is earmarked for tour-
ism enhancement, is divided be-
tween three entities: the Chamber of
Commerce receives 44% of the tax
revenues; the Medina County Fair
Association receives 44%; and the
remaining 12% is given to the Me-
dina County Museum. The value of
44% of the hotel/motel tax represents
Bendele made a presentation in
defense of the association’s percent-
age of the city hotel/motel tax. He
detailed the MCFA history and con-
struction of show facilities in-Hondo.
Bendele explained that the original
directors of MCFA chose Hondo as
its headquarters because of city sup-
port and available property.
The county fair association has
made large investments in Hondo,
according to Bendele. On its own, the
MCFA built a show barn for
$135,000 cash which attracts thou-
sands of visitors each year. Because
the MCFA could not obtain a loan to
build on city property, the City of
Hondo built an exhibition hall which
cost $200,000. To date, the MCFA
has paid the city $315,000 for lease
of the hall, according to Bendele.
The MCFA has also invested
$46,000 for fairground improve-
ments and $50,0(X) on improvements
to both show buildings.
“We feel we’ve done a lot,”
Bendele told the city .council.
Bendele explained how the MCFA
takes the holcl/motel tax and spends
the money on tourism activities
throughout the year.
“We have activities throughout the
year which bring out of town tourists
to Hondo," Bendele informed the
council. Jan. 29,30, and 31 the MCFA
hosts the Medina County Stock (show.
Feb. 7 is the Medina Community
Hospital Annual Fund raiser. Febru-
ary 12-15 is the Annual Gypsy Mo-
torcycle Rally. March 28 and tyay 30
arc the Club Calf Sales, anfj the
American Legion holds their annual
meeting on the fair grounds in, April.
June 13 and July 4, the MCFA is
scheduled to host a public dance fund
raiser. Aug. 28 is the date of the High
School Queens Contest in the Hondo
Activities Center. September is a
busy month with the MCFA hosting
the Medina Electric Annual Meeting,
the Medina County Fair Prospect
Show is held on September 12 and
13, and the Medina County Fair is
held on Sept. 19 and 20.
In October, the MCFA hosts the
Harley Davidson Annual Motorcycle
Rally and the MCFA has a Hallow-
een Fair Raffle on Oct. 31. In Novem-
ber, the fair grounds are the site of
the MCFA Annual Membership
Meeting; and, finally, on Dec. 31 the
MCFA hosts a New Year's Eve dance.
“We arc concerned about the real-
location of the hotcl/motel tax," said
Bendele, explaining the MCFA bud-
get anticipated the tax money. “We
haven’t budgeted for any change
We need the money for the opera-
tion and expansion of the Medina
County Fair I’ve been getting phone
calls ever since increasing the Cham-
ber of Commerce’s share of the tax
had been proposed.”
Medina County Fair Director and
Extension Agent Wayne Scholt/.
made the argument that MCFA ac-
tivities generate more tourism than
Joes the Chamber of Commerce.
Scholtz explained how stock show
activities bring in 3 to 5 extra people
for each participant involved.
Around 6(X) young people participate
in the stock show, translating to 3,000
extra visitors to Hondo, according to
Scholtz. “We pull people into the
county and Hondo itself,” he said.
Council member Trinidad Cuellar
took the opportunity to inform coun-
cil of another economic benefit of the
MCFA. "A lot of the County Fair par-
ticipants are from outside the city. I’d
like to remind council that we do get
tax money from those who live in the
Budget workshops begin in July
when budget recommendations will
be determined. In August, public
hearings will be held to let compet-
ing interests make their cases to
council. However, the final decision
on the hotel/motel tax reallocation
will not be made until the city adopts
its 1998-99 fiscal year budget.
Sheree Brodie, Rotary Club exchange student from Australia, visits
with Hondo High School classmate Eric Salazar. Jacob Reinartz is
one of the classmates in the background. Although Sheree has at-
tended Hondo High School only since January, some of her Hondo
teachers learned that her high school grades in Australia qualified
her to be a member of the local National Honor Society chapter.
SCHOLARSHIPS/ Seniors honored
TRIAD opens new bank account
CONTINUED FROM PAGE I
Scholar Athlete $1,000; Robert C.
Byrd Honors (not listed).
Crisclda Mendoza - St. Edward’s
Univ., Engineering; Pete Pedroza
Scholarship $250; Hondo Jr. Service
League $500; Sigma Tau Sorority
$500; St. Edward’s Grants $4,500.
Miguel Mora -- Natl. Inst, of
Technology, Electronics; Career
Colleges & Schools of Texas $ 1,000
Chris Mueller - UT-Austin, Com-
puter Sciences; Nelson Bippert Me-
Holly Offerman - Blinn Jr. Col-
lege, Graphic Design; Hondo Art
Everett Pimentel - UT-Austin,
Computer Science; Nelson Bippert
Medina County TRIAD has
opened its new bank account, using
proceeds from donations and Health
The initial source of funds include
Hondo 4H, Hondo Police Depart-
We Get Spots...
Laundry & I)rv Cleaners
ment Explorer Post, TX PRS Adult
Protective Services, State Farm
Hondo and Castrovillc, HEB Phar-
macy Hondo and Lytle, WalMarl
Hondo, Medina Valley EMS, Dr.
Frank Danna D.D.S., Dr. Lloyd Van
Winkle, M.D. . , .
TRIAD ^composed of Senior
Citizen groij^ and Law (nlqrce-
ment to tackle projection ^uid pre-
vention issues of.4a^mo^oa6ein.
Donalions^are weictafie Wr TRlwD
projects such as identification brace-
lets for wanderers, emergency house
, jrm .
numbers, emergency registration
cards, yials QPLilc, and telephone f ^ , digital photo by Patricia Lawrence
reassurance, jgpr contributions and New afccouritsirepresentative Cynthia Patterson helped TRIAD presi-
ncw tontacl Ascii dent Nell Kent and Secretary-Treasurer Asell Clayton to set up their
Claytdn, 5z31 State Hwy 173N, bank account. , J '
Hondo, tx 78861. Chamber's hunting lease
list needs updating
Landowners who have leases
available for hunters are asked to call
the Hondo Area Chamber of Com-
merce so that the lease list can be
updated. Calls are already coming in
for next season.
Hermann Sons Steak House
Located one mile east of Hondo on US 90 • 426-2220
■ Served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Week of June 9 thru 12
Tuesday - i
Alvin's Pepper Steak
vith choice of potato, and soup or salad bar
Crab Stuffed Chicken
vith veggie, and soup or salad bar
Baked Pork Chops
vith macaroni, and soup or salad bar
Fried Shrimp or Catfish
vith choice of potato, and soup or salad bar
Ginger Pocock - Texas A&M, Bi-
ology; Wal-Mart Scholarship
$ 1.000; Hondo Jr. Service League
$500; Hondo-D’Hanis Rotary Club
Chris Rodriguez - San Antonio
College, Computer Programming;
Catholic Church Scholarship $100;
Guadalupana Society Scholarship
Orlando (B.J.) Rodriguez --
SWTJC, Social Work; Guadalupana
Society Scholarship $100.
Rayna Rogiers -- Texas A&M,
Civil Engineering; Hondo Natl
Bank $500; Texas A&M $1,500;
Texas A&M Grants $4,480.
Melinda Ruiz - SWT or Blinn Jr.
College, Pediatric Nursing; Music
Eric Salazar - St. Mary’s Univ.,
Music/Medicine; Henry Lugo
Dominguez Scholarship $ 1,000; St.
Mary’s Presidental Scholarship
$4,000; St. Mary’s Dept, of Music
$3,000; St. Mary’s Grants $4,950.
Jasmin Salinas - Wellesley Col-
lege, Communications; Temple In-
land Financial Service Co. $ 1,000;
HHS Student Council $100.
Addie Schueling — Southwestern
Univ., International Studies; Louis
R. Garcia Memorial $500; Financial
Women’s Memorial $500; Kelly
Guinther Memorial $1,000; South-
western Univ. Scholarship $20,000
@ $2,500 a semester.
Brian Scott — SWTJC, Criminal
Justice; Teresa Zerr Smith Memo-
Jonathan Stein - Texas A&M, Ag-
ricultural Development; Texas A&M
$ 1,000; Texas A&M Grants $ 1,740.
Craig Swanson - Texas A&M,
Pre-Vet.; Texas A&M $4,000;
Hondo Ag Boosters $600; Medina
Co. Fair Assoc. $500; State FFA
Tasha Taylor -- Angelo S'tite
Univ., English; West Side Mini'sie-
rial Alliance $500.
Niki Vavricek - UTSA, Business
Accounting; Hondo First Uriired
Methodist Church $500; Ordef of
the Eastern Star $500.
George Villa - Texas LutheVan
Univ., Kinesiology; Nelson Bippert
Trey Wooten - Texas A&M, Ag-
riculture Economics; First United
MetHbdist Church $500; Nancy
Groff Memorial $500.
Randy Ybarra - St. Edwarcl’s
Univ., Business; Nelson Bippert
I £. Served Tue. - Fri.
- 6 oz. Ribeye
- Chicken Fried Steak
- Chicken Fried Chicken Breast
- Soup and Salad
- Chicken Quesadillas
- Twice Baked Potato & Salad Bar
Thru June 6-Register for ‘98 TX Summer Reading
Program-Hondo Public Library-More Info Cc
Sat., June 6-St.Anthohy’s School Renovation Benefit in
D’Hanis. For More Info call Norma Rothe
363-7272 or Ann Sowa 363-7502
June 11-July 16-Dog Obedience School-Every Thurs.6 p£n
_For More Info Call Qyndee 830-278-5897 |
To place your event on thie calender, call the
Hondo Chamber of Commerce at 830-426-3037
Evening Specials w
The famous pepper steak that
we are known for, served with
choice of ba-ked potato or
french fries, soup or salad. *
Delicious cod and popcorn
shrimp. Served with hushpuppies.
cole slaw, french fries or baked po-
tato, soup or salad
Charbroiled just the way you I
like it. Choice of baked potato '
or french fries, soup or salad.
miimitL—_____ _ .....
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