VERDINA, TEXAS. Verdina is fourteen miles northeast of Hondo in north central Medina County. Its name was probably adapted from that of nearby Verde Creek. Community members built a schoolhouse on land owned by Henry Saathoff and organized the Verdina school district in October 1903. The post office opened in 1908, with Otto Henry Brucks as postmaster. Around 1919 a modern schoolhouse was built on property owned by John G. Brucks on the Bandera road. In the mid-1920s area ranchers raised cattle, goats, hogs, and turkeys. The Verdina Card Club, organized in 1939, held regular monthly card parties-complete with barbecue and ice cream-at the schoolhouse until as recently as 1983. The town hall was all that remained of Verdina in 1987.
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