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January 20, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010 • Photos
Members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country met at Ranchito de Venado on January 14 for lunch and an officer’s business meeting. Front row left to right: Judy Uherek and Carol Conlee. Standing left to right: Carol Holmes, Kacey Butcher, Diane Evans, Lynn Hedges, Dorrett Townsend and Dana Butler.
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The 138 kilovolt line the LCRA has been directed by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas to consider as a route for a 345 kv CREZ transmission line through Mason County has been formally identified by LCRA. In a Dec. 30 e-mail to Judge Jerry Bearden, LCRA staffer Lance Weymouth identified the 138 kv line and provided a map showing its location through Mason County.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
LCRA Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA TSC) today filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) an application to build a new 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Schleicher, Irion and Tom Green counties. The application includes a preferred route suggested by LCRA TSC and seven alternate routes for the Twin Buttes-to-McCamey D transmission line.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
On Jan. 12th, the Mason Sub-Regional Planning Commission met with Texas Parks and Wildlife Representatives to coordinate with TPWD’s possible recommendations for environmental studies required for power line construction. Associate members of the sub-regional planning commission submitted testimony emphasizing Mason County’s unique geological, biological and historical resources that legally trigger the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requiring a full environment ...
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
The HooDoo War shooting was on Ft. McKavitt Street in 1875 killing Mr. Hoerster. The December 18th possibly 19th shooting at the same location hit Alice thru a plate glass window. The shot was fired from Highway 87 some time before or after midnight. It went through the window and into Alice the dress shop manikin.
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(Jan. 15, 2010) In a decision reported by several online business journals, state District Judge Stephen Yelenosky today ordered a reversal of Public Utility Commission of Texas’ award of billions of dollars in transmission line projects. The City of Garland had sued PUC, charging that the agency failed to consider the interests of electric customers and the advantages of publicly owned utilities in awarding the Competitive Renewal Energy Zone contracts. Judge Yelenosky ordered ...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
I hope you and your family are well and the cold weather of the past few weeks has not been too hard on anyone. Monica and I have both been at home with "flu" like illness for the past ten days, and I can tell you that it is an improvement to be up and about again.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
Fascinating. Such as small town life. And reading "Dictionary of Farm Animal Behavior." It could be called "Dictionary of Human Behavior." For example: Coyness. Courtship. Cough Reflex. Boss Animal. Bloat. Gas. Maybe we aren’t so far from animals after all. Gathering Area. Whining. Group Odor. Mad Cow Disease. (Otherwise known as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopat ...
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
What a great rain we had last week and now, with temperatures reaching near 70 for the week, praise God for all that He has done for us. Kathy and Wayne Jordan were blessed with a visit from Josh and Lorien Calhoun and their children – Jackson, Caleigh and Lincoln.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
Save Big with Soups Nothing will satisfy like a big bowl of homemade soup during these cold winter days. Research has found that people who eat soup more often are healthier. Soup before a meal also fills you up and aids in weight management. A cup of soup can be the beginning to a main meal or an accompaniment to a sandwich for lunch.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
Aunt Maude to the Rescue… I’ve written During their recent holiday visit, Mort fell into mid-afternoon slumber, dozing off in front of a crackling fireplace. We laughed, figuring that we’d have to wake him for dinner. Then we launched "chit-chat" at a lower volume and half the speed Mort chooses…. * * * * * Maude asked Marx, the show’s host and dean of radio wise-crackers, joked, "Th ...
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
This being on the "Disabled List," isn’t all that bad. Now, I can park next to some of my friends in the front parking spots. I can have motor shopping cart races and there is always someone nice to grab an item that’s too high for you to reach. Too, they even offer to carry out and load your purchases in the car for you. Some of the carts have more pep than the others do.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
If someone were to walk up to you and ask you to name the greatest invention in the history of mankind, I know what you would say. You would not say it was the flush toilet. People got by for millennia without flush toilets, and still do, on a regular basis, in some places.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
My New Neighbor PROLOGUE: Some years ago I had a neighbor who owned a lot covered with grass and pecan trees between his house and mine. Since this neighbor primarily worked in another town he had little time to maintain it so I contracted the maintenance for a share of the pecan crop. Upon learning that this neighbor had placed his home on the market I begged him to be certain that he sold to a man who loved yard work.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
C Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein marker of systemic inflammation. It is considered to be a marker of heart disease and a predictor of heart attack and stroke. CRP is measured through blood tests as ordered by your doctor and is also available through the Health Check Blood Screenings. CRP can be an important test, especially if yours is high.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, Jan. 12th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 26 members and 7 visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were 2 Mason High School Seniors, Jorge Morrales and Michael McGowen. Lion Kendall Hemphill was responsible for the program and he gave an interesting program about Coleman Lanterns.
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The Mason Bluebonnet Study Club met at the Eckert Center on January 18 for their first meeting of the new year. As members entered the building, they were treated to a fantastic display of beautiful photographs taken by local artist, Willeda Rae. Her subjects were varied and included family members, children, friends, and beautiful scenes from her travels.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
Last Saturday, I met my friend, Tom, for brunch in Austin. We tried out a new place down on 3rd Street, hanging out over Shoal Creek. After the meal, we walked along the shore of Lady Bird Johnson Lake (which I still remember as Town Lake). My, how Austin has changed in the dozen years I've been gone! During the 20 years I lived there, numerous building booms occurred; but, nothing like the current crop.
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The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet’s newest addition is the first female member of this elite ensemble. Marion Reinhard, bassoon, recently joined four of the original quintet members, succeeding founding bassoonist Henning Trog. She has studied in Nuremburg, Berlin and Weimer, prior to her appointment to the Berlin Philharmonic, and is a founding member of the prize-winning Orsolino Wind Quintet and Ensemble Berlin.
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(Kerrville, TX) – Amalia Hernández, dancer and choreographer synonymous with the finest dancing from Mexico, founded the Ballet Folklórico de México, having embarked on a never-ending quest to rescue the dancing traditions of Mexico. As is well known, choreography is the core of any ballet, its every detail gives context the company…it is the quality of the spectacle. The term "folklore"
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
On Wednesday, January 27th, there will be a meeting for all parents of third and fourth graders at Mason Elementary. The meeting will be held in the Elementary/Jr. High Library at 5:15 p.m. This will be an informative meeting explaining the expectations for students taking TAKS tests in writing, reading, and math.
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Country Music Singer/Songwriter Leona Williams will headline the Marble Falls Opry Show on Saturday, January 30. The two and a half-hour opry show held at the Uptown Theater in downtown Marble Falls. Tickets are $12.00 per person and are available at the Uptown Theater, Lively Computers in Kingsland or by calling (830) 693-9996.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
On January 30, 2010 The Mason County Cancer Committee would like to invite the public to its annual Kick-off for the April 24, 2010 Cancer Benefit. This will take place at the Heritage Park from 2-5 pm with entertainment and refreshments. The Committee members will be introducing the Resource Room which is located in the Historical Building.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
The Texas Mesquite Art Festival is returning to San Angelo, Texas, on April 16 - 18, 2010, and promises to showcase the best mesquite artisans. Roger Ellison, San Angelo Festival Director, said many juried artists from around the state and beyond will gather at Fort Concho for a three-day celebration of the exquisite and attractive mesquite.
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Calvary Lighthouse Assembly of God Church is blessed to have Missionaries Jason and Sarah Morris coming to minister and share their vision. Their ministry will be in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a city with over 8 million residents. It is the largest city in Vietnam and the commercial and industrial center.
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Mason Study Club members met on a cold wet day last week to begin planning their first "Chili on the Square for the Love of Books" fund raiser for 2010. This event will be next month, Friday, February 19th, on the courthouse grounds. Featured will be hot bowls of chili, cornbread muffins, homemade beef tamales, brownies and cookies. You may place orders early or drop by to get orders to go.
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Hilda United Methodist Women met for the first meeting of the year January 12. Shirley Davis read the devotional, Florence Smith read the Response information and Gerry Daniel presented a very interesting program called "Let’s Get Together," with several members participating. A delicious brunch was served by hostesses Doris Geistweidt and Leatrice Haley. Members attending, in addition to those mentioned above, were Jan Appleby, Betty Bauer, Rev.
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Cason Dudney, nine year old grandson of Wayne and Jean Dudney, shot this 8 point buck in December while hunting on his grandparent’s property west of Mason.
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James Perlicheck, 13-year-old 7th grader at Mason I.S.D., killed this buck 10 miles northeast of Mason shortly before Christmas.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
STEPHENVILLE, TX (01/13/2010)— Tarleton State University has released the Distinguished Students list for the fall 2009 semester. Students on the list include freshman and sophomore students who have a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio (GPR) and no grade lower than a ‘C,’ and juniors and seniors who have a minimum 3.5 GPR with no grade lower than a ‘C.’ All must be in good standing with the university. Students making the list include the following:
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting and testing motivated individuals to work in local communities across the state of Texas for the 2010 Census. These temporary positions offer paid training, mileage reimbursement, and a flexible work schedule up to 40 hours per week. Pay is based on position and location.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
The shot clinic hours for January 27, 2010 have changed to 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM for ages 6 to 18 years old. We will be offering H1N1 vaccines on January 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2010 free of charge from 8:30 to 11:30 AM and 1:00 to 4:30 PM. No appointment necessary. We will also be offering H1N1 vaccines on January 26th and 27th, 2010 free of charge from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
With money from a combination of grants and local monies, Mason ISD has a new telephone system. The new system is intended to improve communication, reduce the amount of time personnel spend transferring calls, and allow the caller to reach the person he/she is calling more quickly. Classroom telephones will allow for improved communication between teachers and parents as well as enhanced communication between other staff members and the community.
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Ruby Elizabeth Ross, age 85 of Llano, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2010, in Llano, Texas. She was born on August 26, 1924, in Van Zandt County, Texas, to Lonnie Ellison Robertson and Rosie Irene (Plaster) Robertson. Ruby had been a resident of Llano most of her life. In 1946, she married Elry Ross.
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Melvin Louis Donop Jordan 95, of Baytown, Texas died Sunday, January 10, 2010 in Baytown. He was born in Yancy, Texas on July 22, 1914 to Louis and Lena Donop Jordan. Melvin graduated from Mason High School in 1933. He served his country in the Army and was a World War II veteran.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
The 8th Grade Boys picked up another victory this past Monday. The Punchers traveled to Miles for another district contest, and the first game after the long Christmas break. Usually you don’t play very well coming off the Christmas intermission, but the Punchers did. We played very good defense which kept us in the game despite the fact that we trailed in this contest most of the game. Miles led 6-13 at half-time but a rally by the Punchers in period three gave new breath to t ...
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 • Posted January 20, 2010
On Friday, Jan 15, the Mason Punchers, with their first district game at home, had to battle the Miles Bulldogs, who were predicted to win the district. After tipoff and for the next two minutes the game went scoreless until senior Jeremy Hamilton of Mason, with assistance of senior Ethan Holland, kicked the game off with the first two points of the game. From then on it was back and forth scoring with the Punchers leading in the end of the 1st 15 -10.