Mason County News
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • Posted May 6, 2015 • Photos
The 1st Annual JP Murray, Sr WSPBR Memorial Bull Riding was held at Ft. Mason Park April 4, 2015. Over 300 people came out to support the cause and watch 33 bull riders from 35 to 65 years old compete for the $1500 Added Money and beautiful first place buckles.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • Posted May 6, 2015 • Photos
Mason boys' track team continued their great season at the regional track meet held in Kingsville this past weekend. The boys competed very well and ended up as the team champions for the first time in school history. Those finishing in the top two at regionals will be advancing to the state meet.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • Posted May 6, 2015 • Photos
Varsity Cowgirl Track Results--Regional Track Meet @ Texas A&M Kingsville Shot Put--6th--Kristen Gipson--33’4 ½” 400m--4th--Angelica Ramirez--62.96 800m--1st--Angelica Ramirez--2:21.00 4 X 400m Relay--3rd--4:20.15 Raegan Palacio, Kylar Elliott, Shay Baker, Angelica Ramirez
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Posted April 29, 2015 • Photos
Angelica- Sophomore Angelica Ramirez placed first in district and area in both the 400M and 800M, setting a new school record with a time of 2:19 in the 800. She also runs on the Mile Relay. She will be competing at the regional track meet this weekend in all three events. Kristen- Junior Kristen Gipson will be competing at the regional track meet this weekend in the shot. Mile Relay- Freshman Raegan Palacio, Sophomore Angelica Ramirez, Freshman Shay Baker, & Freshman Kylar Elliott will b ...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Posted April 29, 2015 • Photos
A squall line that moved through Mason late Sunday night focused much of its destructive power on a long swath through the south side of Mason. The storm, which the National Weather Service has yet to classify as tornadic, moved from Rainey Street and Avenue F on the far western side of town, then followed Rainey, over Post Hill, expanded into Fir Street and finally ended its march out at the football stadium.
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