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County Profile For:
MEDINA COUNTY, Texas
"no slogan"County Seat: HondoEst: 1848
County Borders: N: Bandera; E: Bexar; SE: Atascosa; S: Frio; SW: Zavala; W: Uvalde
Population (2015): 48,4217Businesses (2014): 702COL Index (2008): 78.1
Zip Codes:Area Codes:Time Zone: CST
Center Line Coordinates: 29° 17' N; 99° 02' W
Major Highways: IH-35, US 90, TX 173 (also 16, 462, 463, 471, 1283, 1343, 1957)
Rivers: MedinaLakes: Medina Lake Reservoir
Area: 1325 smElevation: 635 to 1995 ft
CITIES & TOWNS IN THIS COUNTY:
- Cities, Towns & Villages: Castroville, Devine, Hondo, Lacoste, Lytle, Natalia, a small portion of San Antonio
- Unincorporated: D'Hanis, Dunlay, Mico, Pearson, Riomedina, Vandernberg (ghost), Yancey
- County Judge: Chris Schuchart
Ofc: 830-741-6020, Fax: 830-741-6025
1502 Ave K, Hondo, TX 78861
- Alamo Area Council Of Governments (AACOG):
Executive Director: Gloria C. Arriaga
8700 Tesoro Dr, Ste 700, San Antonio, TX 78217
Web: www.aacog.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Tourism, hunting, ranching, oil & gas, limestone, bat guano
EVENT CALENDAR: For full details on these and nearby events see Festivals & Major Events, Trade Days & Farmers Markets, Live Entertainment, and calendars on our other focus topic pages accessible from the menu above.
WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather
MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS: HISTORY:
- Handbook Of Texas Online: TSHA
- County TXGenWeb Project (genealogical/historical information, including cemeteries, markers, maps, census data, surname queries: TXGenWeb
- Communities & History: www.txgenweb3.org/txmedina/communities.htm
- Medina County Historical Commission: Not established.
- More History: See Portal city profiles in list shown above.
OTHER PROFILES: City Data; ePodunk; US Census Quick Facts; TXCIP; Texas Escapes (not available); Wikipedia
We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
MEDINA COUNTY: County Judge Chris Schuchart, Ofc: 830-741-6020, Fax: 830-741-6025; 1502 Ave K, Hondo, TX 78861. www.medinacountytexas.org, email@example.com
MEDINA COUNTY, CLERK: 830-741-6071/830-741-6040; Rm 209, Courthouse. www.medina.tx.us.landata.com
MEDINA COUNTY, DISTRICT CLERK: Rm 209, Courthouse
MEDINA COUNTY, SHERIFF: Dispatch: 830-741-6150; 801 Ave Y, Hondo, TX 78861. http://sheriff.medinacountytexas.org. Sheriff Randy Brown; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directory of County Government Offices: List
LOCATED WITHIN THIS COUNTY: See detailed listings in each city/town in this county. Use the list with city links for this county at the top of this profile page. Or, use the Menu at the top of every page for city links. is the predominate city in this county and is where most such services are located.
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE: http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu. Mission is to improve the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education. See full Focus Topic Profile at: AgriLife
Local: , 830-741-6180; 1506 Ave M, Hondo, TX 78861. http://medina.agrilife.org, Email: email@example.com
TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS): 512-424-2000; 5805 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. www.txdps.state.tx.us. Responsible for statewide law enforcement and vehicle regulation.
Local: 830-426-8975; 702 Harper, Hondo, TX 78861-9771
LOCATED OUTSIDE THIS COUNTY BUT WITHIN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: See detailed listings in the corresponding cities/towns throughout the Hill County. Use the Menu at the top of every page for city links.
LOCATED OUTSIDE THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: See State & Federal Offices
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
MEDINA COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-367-2833; www.medinacountycrimestoppers.org
DISASTER & EMERGENCY SERVICES: Beyond dialing 911 for emergency services (police, fire, rescue), when a major destructive event occurs (wind damage, flooding, explosion, wildland fire, mass casualty incidents, terrorism, etc.), response services are organized based on the disaster coverage area and severity:
- EMERGENCY SHELTERS & LOCAL RELIEF SERVICES MOSTLY WITHIN A CITY: Depending on local needs and incident circumstances, check with local service and information organizations and locations that can be found on the Portal city page for each town/city, per the above Portal menu at the top of each page. On these city pages you can determine their open/close status and scope of services (shelter, showers, food, clothing, financial, essential supplies, other) presently offered, and donations (food, clothing, cash, other) they will accept. Their scope can change quickly based on the extent of damage and needs. The city pages also include emergency contacts for major utilities that are often affected during such incidents, including power, water, communications, etc.
- MULTIPLE CITY OR COUNTY-WIDE INCIDENTS: See County Judge's office for Emergency Management, and Sheriff's Dept above.
- MULTIPLE COUNTY INCIDENTS: See our Portal Focus Topic Page on Emergency Services for comprehensive information on area-wide emergency resources and contacts (Red Cross, TCEQ, Alert Systems, etc.).
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
WITH OFFICES LOCATED WITHIN THIS COUNTY:
See detailed listings in each city/town in this county. Use the list with city links for this county at the top of this profile page. Or, use the Menu at the top of every page for city links. is the predominate city in this county and is where most such services are located.
CASTROVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 830-931-4095; 802 London St, Castroville, TX 78009
DRISCOLL PUBLIC LIBRARY: 830-663-2993; 202 E Hondo Ave, Devine, TX 78016
HONDO PUBLIC LIBRARY: 830-426-5333; 1011 19th St, Hondo, TX 78861
TEXAS FARM BUREAU - MEDINA COUNTY: 830-426-3349; 2916 Ave E, Hondo, TX 78861-3329.
A county-wide non-profit, providing a political voice regarding agriculture,
as well as insurance, financing and education services.
Note: See chamber, tourism & economic development listings in profile section above.
Note: For Hill Country-wide non-profits, public service and social service organizations, see Hill Country Information
WITH OFFICES LOCATED OUTSIDE THIS COUNTY:
AMERICAN RED CROSS, San Antonio Area Chapter, Uvalde Branch:
830-608-9876; 400 S Getty, Ste H, Uvalde, TX 78801
www.saredcross.org. A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serves Medina, Real and Uvalde counties.
ANY BABY CAN OF SAN ANTONIO: 210-227-0170; 217 Howard, San Antonio, TX 78212. www.anybabycansa.org. A non-profit agency that provides direction and guidance for families of children and youth with special needs. All services are provided at no cost, regardless of income, to families who have a child (through age 17) with a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay or health risk. The child must reside in Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Uvalde or Wilson County. Local office:
Kerrville: 830-792-4222; 819 Water St, Ste 109, Kerrville, TX 78028. Brenda Heimann, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Braunfels: 800-524-3755; 1040 N Walnut, Ste C2 at Seele Plaza, New Braunfels, TX 78130
COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS (CCSCT): 830-303-4376; Seguin, TX. www.ccsct.org. Mission is to empower low-income families and individuals in South Central Texas by helping them transition out of poverty and become self-sufficient by providing aging, community services (including utility and rental assistance), weatherization, WIC, and child care services.
Local Office: 830-584-2100; 1205 17th St, Hondo, TX 78861. County served: Medina
TEXAS RIO GRANDE LEGAL AID (TRLA): 1-888-988-9996; 4920 IH-35 N, Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78751. www.trla.org. A non-profit organization that provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents in 68 counties of SW Texas, including the Hill Country, and also represents migrant and seasonal farm workers. No local permanent offices (except nearby Austin and San Antonio), however visits are made to some cities. Start eligibility application process on web or call for appointment. Counties served: Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Real, Travis, Uvalde, Williamson
MEDINA COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST: Meets at Best Western Hotel, Conference Center, 301 US 90, Hondo, TX 78861 Sundays: Bible classes at 9:30a; Worship Assembly at 10:30a. Contact: 830-481-0073
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:
For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
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