Thursday, April 9, 2015

A to Z - Eye on Texas: H

Eye on Texas is 30 miles of west of San Antonio to visit H for Hondo Texas
It was established in 1881 thanks to the Southern Pacific Railroad.  I picked this town for its sign

Hondo seems like a regular suburb. The reason to live here is to be close to San Antonio which is way cool with the Riverwalk, the Alamo, and slurp worthy margaritas.

Thus, let's throw in another town  -
 647 people live in Happy Texas - the town without a frown.  Apparently it was named in the 1800s when some cowboys were happy to find water there. That's sorta the story of Texas - looking for that magic elixir to quench the thirst.

And a bonus quote from Downton Abby's Dowager Countess - Why do you always have to pretend to be nicer than the rest of us?


  1. A town called Happy - love this so much!

  2. Happy and Hondo--good names for towns.
    Gotta love that Dowager Countess.

  3. I like Hondo's attitude. You gotta love a town with a sign like that.
    ~Repaying the visit from AtoZ

  4. Hi Joanne ... love that sign - it's brilliant ... cheers Hilary

  5. This was fun--and who wouldn't want to visit a town called Happy? I guess when people in Happy get despondent they head over to Hondo for some of those slurp-worthy margaritas.

    Also, as an aside, I love the name of your blog. "Wordsplash is all kinds of happy-making."

  6. I lived in Wichita Falls, TX (my husband was stationed at Sheppard AFB for eight months of training) in 1976. During that time we visited San Antonio and had a fantastic time. I know we didn't go through Hondo but I love that sign! Thank you for visiting my blog from a fellow A to Zer. Alana

  7. I gotta say as a Texas Gal...'All of Texas is God's Country', but Hondo sure captured the small town slogan that says it all. Hellva Sign! Can't not smile at the township name of Happy!

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  8. That's a funny sign. Hondo has humor. I like it.

  9. Wasn't Hondo a John Wayne movie? And wasn't John Wayne killed at the Alamo? Or was that Davey Crockett? Oh, I'm so confused.

  10. Oh, when you mentioned Hondo and the railroad, I was thinking how many towns in Texas came into existence because of the railroad or a lumber mill or oil.
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  11. Great sign for Hondo! The Dowager at her best!