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AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recognized the Medina County Historical Commission (CHC) with a Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for the 2016 year of service.  The THC issues DSA’s each year to CHC’s that document ongoing, well rounded programs of history and preservation-related projects.  The award was presented during a meeting of the County Commissioners Court on June 26, 2017 to acknowledge the CHC’s dedicated service and stewardship of its architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.   

“County Historical Commissions act as grassroots leaders for preservation in communities across Texas,” said THC Executive Director Mark Wolfe.  “The Texas Historical Commission presents this Distinguished Service Award to the Medina County Historical Commission to honor its ongoing efforts to save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas.” 

Texas CHC’s provided more than 468,000 volunteer hours in 2016, which is an in-kind donation to the state valued at more than $11 million.  The THC assists more than 200 CHC’s through programs and services that preserve Texas’ heritage for the education, enjoyment, and economic benefit of present and future generations.  The THC’s advisory role to CHC’s is outlined in the Texas Local Government Code, the statute that enables County Commissioners Courts to establish CHC’s.  The Volunteer appointees, as directed by county officials, initiate and conduct programs that preserve the historic and cultural resources of Texas. 

For more information about CHC’s in Texas, visit or contact the History Programs Division at 512-463-5853. 

Upcoming Events

Flags Over Hondo

Show Your Pride for America

Please help us create a dramatic patriotic display in our community.  The Boy Scouts of Troop 370 will place a beautiful U.S. Flag in your yard on six flag flying holidays per year.  The cost of this service is only a $50 donation.  This Flag kit is not permanent and does not damage your lawn. To order you flag service you may ask a Boy Scout, call or text (830) 444-9751, or email 

Tire Roundup

Monday - Thursday  
Starting August 22, 2016 and ending
when trailer is full.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Precinct 1 Yard - 275 CR 341, Hondo

For Information:
(830) 931-5425 or
(830) 426-1604

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