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Southwest Division

Planting Seeds for the Future

The Hondo Independent School District (ISD) undertook $33 million of construction on four campuses. Southwest Gulf Railroad donated trees that will help beautify the landscaping around the new buildings. Students from the high school horticulture class were on hand to help unload the trees.

“We’ll be out to help the students plant the trees and we’re very excited about that,” said Cynthia Prieto, Southwest Gulf Railroad Community Liaison.

The company also donated trees to the city of Hondo, including the new South Texas Regional Training Center. At a ceremonial tree planting Hondo City Manager Kim Davis said the new landscaping, “will beautify our green space and give students an opportunity to get outside of the classroom.”

“We thank Vulcan so much for the trees that are being donated,” said James Danner, Mayor of Hondo. “It’s just going to make Hondo more beautiful and we’re looking forward to getting them all planted.”

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