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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 17, 2013 • Photos
If “getting there is half the fun,” our recent Canada/New England cruise from Quebec City to Boston defies the long-held belief that two halves make a whole. With multiple highlights on board equaling or surpassing the “getting there,” there were several “halves!” It was a “storybook” adventure, book-ended by two of North America’s most historic cities.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 17, 2013 • Photos
The staff of the Community Thrift Store, along with members of the Mason Community Foundation, welcomed the crowd of shoppers and well-wishers for the Grand Re-Opening in their new location at 206 Moody Street on Friday, July 12th. The renovations to the former post office and the new layout were greatly admired.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013 • Photos
Lou Fleming made this pearl and crystal necklace at the Shooting star. She was joined by Carol Jordan and daughter Georgia Draper who also enjoyed making their own jewelry.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
On the weekend of June 14-16, Boone Kemp of Mason was part of the Honor Flight group of veterans honored with a trip to Washington, DC, and a tour of the capitol city. Boone's military escort during the weekend was Philip Barletto III, and he has subsequently contacted Mr. Kemp to express his respect for the service rendered by Boone and members of his generation.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Twenty children came to The Painted Tree Studio to experience the ‘best time of their life’ while creating art with local artist Bridget Langdale. Thanks to the Mason community, Mason Recycling center, Kent Bruce, Mason Building & Supply, Country Collectibles, Mason Community ReSale Store, Gene Howard and so many others who donated wood scraps, metal odds and ends and other treasures.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Many folks wind up in tears upon realizing they really aren’t up to challenges posed by “fixer-upper” houses. Whimpering, they move on, spirits dampened and dreams shattered. Sometimes, though, there are unique individuals who march to different drums—rare souls who see life differently. They dream big, committed to baby-step beginnings, even if decades in the taking. It’s one thing when “dad and lad” are in conventional businesses together.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
A group of "good Samaritans" from Mason left on Sunday heading for Moore, Oklahoma, where they will assist with storm cleanup and recovery efforts after the devastating tornadoes earlier this month. The group is comprised of Chris Dyer, Ryan Jordan, James Wartenbach, Ryan Wartenbach, Jarret Lingle, Nick Dyer, Sam Dyer, Zach Davidson, Ethan Hudson, Seth Hudson, James Durst and Nick Martin.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 21, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 21, 2013 • Photos
With one quick "snip" of the scissors, the new Mason Tennis Association Pavilion was dedicated in honor of those individuals who worked so hard through the years to make the tennis program in Mason something the community could probably share. During the Saturday's dedication, the members of the "Mason Tennis Group"
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013 • Photos
The 150th birthday celebration of Harper kicks off on June 15 in the town on U.S. Highway 290, 24 miles west of Fredericksburg in Gillespie County. Events start at 8 a.m. in Harper Community Park with a COWBOY BREAKFAST (donation only) followed by a PARADE beginning at 10 a.m. Harper was founded as a Confederate town in 1863, and as such, the parade will be led by The Sons of Confederate Veterans Chapter of Fredericksburg Lone Star Rifles Color Guard.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 • Posted June 5, 2013 • Photos
Fifth and sixth graders from Mason attended the annual Farm and Ranch Safety Day sponsored by the Mason County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Texas Agrilife Extension Service. Students learned a variety of safety topics including Tractor safety, seatbelt safety, firearm safety, snake safety, electrical safety, ATV safety, animal safety and fire safety.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 • Posted June 5, 2013 • Photos
The 2013 Mason Youth Baseball and Softball (MYB) season came to a close last Thursday, May 30th with baseball and softball kids enjoying “fun” events. Players competed in activities such as a Home Run Derby, a Speedy Gonzalez base running timed event, and the Fastest Strike contest. All coaches, sponsors and teams were recognized followed by the announcement of the All Star Teams.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013 • Photos
Winners of the Lamplight Designs Art Competition were announced at a closing reception on Friday, May 10th. The following awards were presented: Emmie Schmidt, first place; Abby Nash, second; Alondra Balderas, third. Honorable Mentions were awarded to India Airheart, Katherine Koock, and Ashleigh Martin.