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Fall is in Full Swing with Christmas Around the Corner!

What a wonderful fall it has been! Even all the rain hasn't been able to dampen the spirit of the season. Our fall frenzy produced an amazing Shop Hop and Scarecrow Contest. Thanks to all the businesses who participated and to the wonderful patrons who came out to support our community!

On November 11, the movie, Texas Cotton, will be showing at the Raye Theatre at 5 p.m. Parts of this movie were filmed right here in Hondo and Castroville! Here's a brief synopsis:

The once thriving town of La Coste, Texas is suffering a seemingly endless crop plague. Farms are failing. The land is abandoned. Families are leaving in droves. The crime-thriller follows Travis Delmore, an aging lawman who's seen his small community go from boom to bust in less than a decade. He watches helplessly now as the remaining townsfolk curse their luck and resign themselves to a bleak future. Everything changes when Delmore arrests Joe, a mysterious stranger who is caught "spraying things" and who claims he's been hired to revive the town's farmland. As Joe's story unravels, however, the Mayor soon suspects this outsider is responsible for causing the entire plague. The angry locals demand swift justice, but the clues don't add up for Delmore who stirs up a hornet's nest of trouble and ultimately turns the whole town against him. The stunning climax leaves more than one man dead and the people of La Coste changed forever.

Reserve your tickets now at the Raye Theatre, so you don't miss out!

Who has been enjoying these monthly movie nights? There are 2 more great films lined up by the Raye Theatre! On November 16, Head out to the Hondo Golf Course for a showing of Happy Gilmore. This comedy is perfect for a fun night out!

On December 7, during Christmas in God's Country, Christmas classics will be playing at the Courthouse. What better way to get in the holiday spirit with your family and friends!

Shop Hop was so much fun that we are going to do it again! On November 30, come visit:

2 Bizzy B'z, Cross Connections, J. June, La T Da, Mainstreet Mercantile, Silver Creek Meat & Gear, Sorellas Boutique, South Texas Maize Gift Barn, The Owl's Nest, The Turquoise Mushroom, and Timeless Treasures. These shops will be open from 5-9 while you enjoy refreshments, fellowship with friends, and finish your Christmas shopping. Get your flier signed at each stop, and you'll be entered to win a gift basket filled with goodies from each of these participating stores.

What could be better than going to Shop Hop? How about going to Shop Hop in a limo! Buy a $5 raffle ticket now, and you will be entered in a drawing for a luxurious limo ride during Shop Hop. Get your tickets here:

Christmas is quickly approaching and that means it's almost time for Christmas in God's Country!

Friday night, December 7, come join us for the lighting of City Hall at 6:00. Students from Meyer Elementary and the Texas Children's Choir will be singing, and food trucks will be open all evening long. There will also be a FREE snow play area, FREE carriage rides, and FREE pictures with Santa.

Saturday, December 8, come back and enjoy Market Days and food trucks around Courthouse Square. There will be a wide variety of vendors who are sure to satisfy every appetite and supply the perfect gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. Then, in the evening, participate in a Jingle Bell Jog at 6:00, followed by our incredible Lighted Night Parade at 7.

But that's not all! We have expanded this event to 3 days this year by adding a Sunday night worship service. It will be led by Plants and Pillars Student Ministry and will begin at 6:30. Refreshments will be provided.

Don't miss out on all the fun, and plan to start your holiday festivities with Home Sweet Hondo!


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