Ten or Twelve
Things You should know about Hondo
named Hondo City - the name of the post office (est. 1882)
changed to Hondo in 1895.
Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad came through from San
Antonio in 1881.
the county seat after an election in 1892 took the designation from
entire business section was built of Medina County D'Hanis
Boys robbed one Hondo bank one night and while waiting for their
ride - robbed the other.
Army Airfield with 600 buildings on 3,600 acres was built in
1942 in less than 90 days.
clock tower was removed in a 1942 remodeling.
also gave the courthouse
by Mike Cox
Hondo, a word made famous by Louis L'Amour.
Sign Spans the Decades -
Four post cards of the Hondo Welcome signs
Bombs Cartoon by Roger T. Moore
In WW II,
the Navy took over a bat cave near Hondo and eventually strapped
small bombs to the little creatures and dropped them on Tokyo.
Hondo Tourist Information
Hondo Chamber of Commerce - 830-426-3037
|Hondo old jail
detail - 1893
|The former Hondo
TE photo, May 2001
|The Raye Theater
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