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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Posted April 15, 2015 • Photos
We look forward to you joining us on our 29th Annual Mason County Republican Women’s Tour of Homes this Saturday April 18th , 10 am to 5 pm. The cost for tickets is $15.00 and they may be purchased at Market Square or the Chamber of Commerce the week of the tour.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
Award-winning watercolorist Annette Bennett likes to paint farm animals with, in her words, a watercolor “art-itude.” When she first started painting she was taught to paint what she saw, but she knew that wasn’t how her heart wanted to paint. She took more classes and explored different techniques until she slowly began to develop her own technique.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
For unknown reasons, there are misunderstandings about who can receive a Habitat for Humanity home. After many discussions and ad hoc surveying of people in Mason, the conclusion could be drawn that most people believe it is for young single mothers, young parents and those who are disabled. All of those choices are correct.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015 • Photos
Llano River Region Adventures kicked off the 2015 paddling season by guiding a group from Houston on the Llano River between White’s Crossing and James River Crossing. The group, led by Rice University Professor, Andre Droxler was enjoying a field trip to Mason County after attending the Industry Rice Earth Science Symposium (IRESS) in Houston.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015 • Photos
Mason’s Habitat for Humanity Affiliate has developed quite a reputation. It seems that HFH volunteers are clamoring to get to Mason, because they love the community of Mason and they know that Mason is one of the best places to learn the technology, skills, techniques and language of high-performance and green building .
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015 • Photos
Last Friday, March 13th, the Mason Square Museum hosted several guest speakers who spoke on subjects from Indians to rocks. The Museum opened at 10:00 a.m. with Scott Zesch talking about the Indians of Mason County and surrounding counties with an emphasis on some their captives. Most captives were 10 -14 years old and were stolen to replace Indians who died from diseases or who were killed in battle.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
If you have ever watch a Habitat for Humanity home being built, you will be awestruck at how nothing becomes something in no time flat. One day there is nothing but dirt. Then rebar, frame, and slab are put in place. The drying time for the slab seems to be the longest wait you will experience and, like magic, framing, plumbing, electrical walls, rafters –rooms appear!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
Mason Education Foundation awarded $25,812.98 in grants to Mason ISD teachers, students, and staff this year! This is the highest amount we have ever awarded in a single grant cycle. Some, but not all, of the grants awarded - Classroom Library (Jenni Taylor), Reading on up! (Megan Bierschwale), Anatomy and Physiology Models (Sherrie Cordero), Literacy & Science in Quirksville (Karen Toone, Linda Geistweidt, Tami Smith), Did You See That?
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 28, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Updated February 25, 2015 7:36 PM • Photos
Varsity Cowgirls vs. Shiner Bi-District @ Georgetown HS Tuesday, Feb. 17 Mason 11—8—9—14 = 42 Shiner 4—8—10—11 = 33 Scoring—Katie Smith--5, Monaco Schmidt--5, Kenley Stockbridge--10, Sara Powell--7, Brooke Falgout--2, Kayla Guice--8, Katy Armstrong--5. Rebound Leaders—Powell--8, Guice--8, Stockbridge--7. Blocks, Steals & Deflections—K. Smith--6, Falgout--7. Assists—Guice--3, Falgout--2. Varsity Cowgirls vs. Anderson-Shito Area @ Westwood HS Friday, Feb. 20 Mason 18 ...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015 • Photos
Habitat for Humanity in Mason, Texas is building two “green built,” energy certified homes this year, and work is under way. Habitat board members Keith Kahn and Julio Ramon are working closely with the Habitat RV Caravanners who arrived last weekend. This group, made up of 22 generous and hard-working people from all over the United States and even as far away as Alaska, will be here for the next three weeks.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 18, 2015 • Photos
Friday Night Lights in the Loyal Valley has a little different meaning. You have to don a helmet to participate, but that is were the similarities to a football game cease. The Loyal Valley Volunteer Fire Department has come a long way in the last four years. Most importantly has been the participation in training.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
Recently there has been a unique addition to the Mason ISD Outdoor Learning Center that is attractive as well as multifunctional. Each year Lance Rasch, Mason High School Agricultural Science teacher, challenges his students to design a project that will benefit the students of Mason High School for years to come.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos