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2012-06-14

Hundley moves to rehab unit

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

After months of hospitalization following an assault on Nov. 8, 2011, former Bandera ISD Superintendent Charles Hundley has moved into a rehab center in Dripping Springs.

According to Hundley's wife, Patty, he was able to move into CORE, Center for Rehabilitative Excellence, in Dripping Springs last week from an Austin-area hospital.

Hundley was struck on the head and left with a fractured skull, bleeding in the brain and bruises and lacerations to his face in a hotel parking garage last fall. His vehicle was stolen and he was left for dead.

After several months in a Dallas hospital, Hundley was transferred to Austin where his recovery suffered several setbacks, including persistent infections and blood clots.

"We are so thankful for Charles being at CORE," said Patty. "It's a difficult adjustment, but he is doing the therapy and co-operating (for the most part!). Thank you for your continued prayers for his good health and stability and for his progress at CORE. We need you and we appreciate you!"

His address at CORE is:

Charles Hundley
CORE Health Care
Room B-1400
Old Highway 290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Patty asks that anyone wanting to visit should plan to come only on weekends when no therapy is scheduled. It is important to call first. The CORE number is 512-894-0901.

Friends can keep up with updates on Hundley's condition by signing up at the Care Pages website under the subject "marblefallscharles."

The Hundleys worked for BISD in the 1970s, Charles as high school principal and then superintendent, and Patty as a high school English teacher. It was during his tenure that a contentious bond issue was passed to build the "new" high school on State Highway 16 South.

The two dedicated educators went on to serve in Marble Falls, Abilene and Crowell.

Wherever he worked, Hundley drew a devoted following of fellow administrators, teachers and students with his charismatic style.

In addition to serving as principal and superintendent here in Bandera, he also taught an American History class. It was noted for the playing of patriotic music at extremely loud levels during exams, a sign above the door that read, "Abandon hope all ye who enter here!" and trips to Washington, DC, in which only one student was ever lost.