Library Resources and Useful Links


Agriculture (animals, climate, conservation, farming, food and nutrition, forestry, plants, recreation, and more) – US Department of Agriculture –

Drivers’ License, state identification cards, driving records and driving handbooks, and motor vehicle information, Handgun Licensing, State Trooper and Texas Rangers information – Texas Department of Public Safety –

Environment (air, chemicals and toxics, greener living, health, land-waste-cleanup, science, water) – Environmental Protection Agency –

Finances – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau –  

Food, Drugs (including vaccine info), Cosmetics, Tobacco, Radiation Emitting Devices, and more – Food and Drug Administration –

Fuel Economy Guides –

Health Information, including COVID – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –

Health and Social Services (health insurance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Head Start, child care, and child support)

US Department of Health and Human Services –
Texas Department of Health  and Human Services –

Local Housing - Tuscany Court - Ronette Hodges - 512-249-6240
                             Brian Park - Hondo Gardens - Gary Kersch - 512-331-5172

Mental Health Assistance:

COVID-19 Mental Health Support – 1-888-690-0699
Crisis Text Line – Text 741741 to talk to a trained crisis counselor
Mental Health -
Substance Abuse and Mental Health - – 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – 24/7 hotline
Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Spanish – 1-888-628-9454
The Trevor Project – 1-866-488-7386 or text “Start” to 678678

For a full list of state agencies with links to their websites, use this link at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission -

Mango logo

Mango Languages helps you learn new languages (English, Spanish, German, and many more...).  Prepare for business trips, vacations, or study abroad with practical, conversation-based language lessons.

  1. Click on the logo above or the link below and select "Sign up" in the top right corner
  2. Select the language you would like to start learning (can be changed anytime)
  3. Fill out the registration form (*full library card number)
  4. Click "Create Free Profile"
  5. Enjoy learning new languages!

Ancestry logo

Ancestry is the largest private online genealogy database. It allows users to create virtual family trees to trace their lineage, and get "hints" about who else could be their ancestors. It also contains historical records that can be connected to family members and used as genealogical evidence.

***Please note: This can only be used from within the library's network***
  1. Click the logo above or the link below
  2. Select "Begin Searching" for an over all search or use one of the other search options

Portal to Texas History
The Portal to Texas History has made issues of The Hondo Anvil-Herald available online by clicking here to access.

More information about 'The Portal to Texas History' and its partners is available by clicking here.