Mason County News
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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.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Time is nearing for the westward trek to the three out of town houses included in the 2014 Mason County Republican Women Tour of Homes. Tickets for this 28th annual Tour are on sale at Market Square, and will also be available at each home on the Tour on Saturday, April 12th from 10 A.M.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
Spring comes as a welcome change after this unusual winter. It also heralds the 2014 Tour of Homes held by the Mason County Republican Women. Saturday, April 12th brings the opportunity to visit six homes owned by gracious homeowners who will assist the MCRW in raising scholarship funds for some worthy Mason graduates. Tickets will go on sale the week of the Tour at Market Square, and also will be available at each home on April 12th.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Study Club is very excited to be offering four items for a silent auction during the month of April. These items are described below. The first photo shows a beautiful quilt donated by Mason resident, Pam Scott. Pam has been a quilter for about 15 years. She is mainly interested in modern quilts using strong colors.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 19, 2014 • Photos
Like Wine? Come learn to appreciate this nectar of the Gods from the ground up. It’s been the coldest Texas winter since 2009-10 and it’s time to stretch in the sun, head for the country…breath the air and do something different. At the Robert Clay Vineyards, located in Mason County, the nectar is anxious to PUSH onward into making grapes for wine.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014 • Photos
On March 22, 2014 at 2 pm, Annie Helen Leifeste Olsen’s life will be honored with the dedication of her Veteran’s Memorial Marker and Daughters of the Republic of Texas Medallion at Art East Cemetery, Art, Texas. Please join her daughter, Jan; grandson, Eric Porras; and nieces Helen Kroh and Carol Utasi.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Study Club met on Wednesday, February 26th in the Stribling Room of the Library. Lunch was served by the hostesses, Mary Freytag, Trudy Irwin, Kathy Jordan and Deanna Handlin. Two new members were welcomed, Jan McCann and June Hall, pictured. Carol Holmes introduced the guest speaker, Susan Summers, also pictured.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014 • Photos
Noon, 2-18-14, I am summoned by my front door bell. “Excuse me, but our rocket seems to have landed on your property. May we have your permission to retrieve it?” Always a pushover for aliens with impeccable manners, I consented, of course. An hour later, their mission accomplished, I learned that their native galaxy was a bit closer than I’d originally thought, namely Eldorado High School, Eldorado, TX.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014 • Photos
For the longest time, “round-up time in Texas” meant “headin’ up and movin’ out” cattle. Cowboys atop horses undertook the massive undertaking. They paid special heed to the “young ‘uns”--“little dogies,” if the song lyrics are to be trusted. (NOT doggies, “dogies,” long “o.”) Whoops, hollers and thundering hooves were sounds of excitement, all of this happening “when the bloom was on the sage,” harmonized by the Sons of the Pioneers.… ***** In Sweetwate ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 26, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, February 4th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 35 members and two visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Price Ruffin and Zac Davidson. "Boss Lion" Fritz Landers was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report.