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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014 • Photos
In the season when pomp is exceeded only by circumstance, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute got a “double dose” of flowing robe formality with the inauguration of a new president, followed a few weeks later by commencement exercises. Dr. Gene Wilkes, 26-year pastor at Legacy Church in Plano and former member of the Carroll faculty and Board of Governors, assumed the presidency of the Arlington seminary. Wilkes succeeds the founding president, Dr.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 29, 2014 • Photos
During last Monday night's City Commission meeting, Mayor Brent Hinckley was once again administered the oath of office.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 28, 2014 • Photos
There were 110+ people in attendance at the Peter’s Prairie School historical marker dedication. A ceremony was held to honor the 93 year old educational institution and all the students who received an education there. Mason Boy Scout Troop 281, guided by troop leader Sheri Jordan, raised the flag and led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 25, 2014 • Photos
Mason County Farm Bureau recently conducted an Ag Field Day for the Mason Elementary 3rd and 4th graders. The program is designed to teach the young students about agriculture and how they are exposed to all elements of agriculture and its by-products though out their daily lives. Directors of the Mason County Farm Bureau gave presentations over: Cotton, Beef and Dairy, Wheat and Corn, and Sheep and Goats as well as a Session on Ag Careers to show the many jobs that are related to the Agricultu ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 25, 2014 • Photos
Mason Elementary’s First and Second Grades took a tour of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Library on May 14. They learned about getting a library card, and Patti Grote, Librarian, showed them some of the new books. She also told them about the Summer Reading Programs—Read-to-Swim, Book Hounds Club, and Read With a Dog.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 15, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held its annual end of the year picnic on Tuesday, May 6, at the home of Judy and Paul Branch. The Social Committee did a wonderful job coordinating all of the delicious food and setting the scene on this very breezy evening! The hostesses were Kay Hudler, chairperson, Pam Scott, Nanci Gibbons, Linda Kesler, Maudie Bergmann, Nan Larrimore and Carol Sattler.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 15, 2014 • Photos
Riata held its annual luncheon in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church. Tables were beautifully decorated with different patterns of china, silver, glassware and fresh flower arrangements to compliment the table settings. Lunch was cooked and served by Riata members. A style show was presented with models showing clothes from our local shops, The Thing is Boutique, with Lisa Polk and Dayna Haines models, Southern Britches, Bretta Kirby model, Lilacs N Calico, Joyce Mutschink, Jennif ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 14, 2014 • Photos
With the fading flowers, the ripening seed pods and 17 submissions, the very first Mason County White Bluebonnet Hunt has successfully concluded. What started out as a seed of an idea blossomed into a fun little contest enjoyed by locals and visitors, becoming an unexpected big hit! Those entering the contest were asked to submit an image along with date, time and location found and to also submit a short statement about something they love about Mason County.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Puncher track team performed very well at the regional track meet last weekend. The Punchers came out as the runner-up in the team title behind Falls City. The kids competed very well and advanced to the State Meet in 6 events. We will be competing in the State Meet in Austin on May 9 and 10th.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 7, 2014 • Photos
Mason FFA Chapter members recently attended the Hill District FFA Banquet in Fredericksburg on Monday, April 28, 2014. The banquet is held annually to recognize the accomplishments of fourteen FFA Chapters in the district. Students also have the opportunity to compete in degree work, public speaking, a talent contest, and officer elections. The Mason FFA Chapter was awarded plaques for each top three placings in Leadership Development Event and Career Development Event contest for the 2013-201 ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 7, 2014 • Photos
The 2014 Mason Tennis Team added two more state championships to their past 80 to culminate another great season. They captured their 12th straight team championship four weeks ago and traveled to Texas A&M University to put the exclamation mark on this year. Mason entered the tournament with ten players playing in five events.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 3, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Tennis Association Tennis-A-Thon fundraiser was a smashing success in raising over $8100. The money will be used to improve our tennis center. Many of our tennis playing youth, ages 3 to 18, played tennis for 1 and 1/2 hours on March 23rd and acquired sponsors who donated money to them for playing. The top fundraiser for this event was Madelyn Heath, a 6th grader, who raised $850.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
While enjoying a fine day of kayaking on the Llano River this past Friday, members of SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology took time to pose on top of the “Turtle Carapace”, a Stromatolitic dome (bioherm) some 500 million years old. SEPM was conducting this field trip in conjunction with the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.