Red Flag Burn Ban Lifted
Mason County News
Weather Fair 58.0°F (65%)
December 1, 2010 Issue
Front Page
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Monday, November 29th, Wild Flowers had their ribbon cutting to commemorate their Grand Opening and Open House. This past year Samantha and Kenneth Burton purchased Striegler’s Flower Shop and are pleased to continue the tradition of a hometown florist! Not only can Wild Flowers help you with your flower arrangements, but they also offer local vendors such as Ruby Cowgirl who have a fantastic line of clothing, jewelry, and gift selections!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
We have been playing football in Mason since 1923 and have only been able to utter these words five times before, " WE ARE GOING TO THE QUARTERFINALS". Our 2010 Punchers (12-1) are now the sixth team in the history of MHS football to advance to the"Elite Eight". A victory in the Quarterfinals would send our Punchers to the State Semi-Finals, a feat that has only been accomplished by two other teams in 1954 and 1958. We all had an inkling at the beginning of the season that t ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
The Mason ISD ACE Program will be holding a "Families Together Night" on Tuesday, December 7th from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Mason Elementary and Junior High Book Fair. Events will take place in the library, cafeteria and hallways of Mason Elementary. The Book Fair will take place in the library.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
The public is invited to a December 9th sack lunch lecture at the Stribling Room Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library at 11:30 a.m. The Library Board proudly invites you to the first in a series of Sack Lunch Lectures. Our speaker is local vineyard owner, Don Pullum, who will be bringing us a lecture on the growing wine industry in the Hill Country of Texas. Don graduated from Harvard in 1979 with a degree in English and American Literature and pursued actin ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
The "Take a Child Hunting" program of Operation Orphans, Inc. had 45 girls from eight Texas children's homes come to Camp Gene Ashby to enjoy a deer hunt November 20. This was the second hunt of the 2010-2011 season. Homes bringing girls hunting were: Texas Baptist Home, Round Rock; Texas Pythian Home, Weatherford; Boys & Girls Country of Houston, Hockley; Children's Home of Lubbock, Lubbock; Cherokee Home, Cherokee; Presbyterian Home, Waxahachie; Hughes Foster Home, San ...
See more Columns
Columns
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
The Thanksgiving turkey and dressing are just a memory, Advent has begun and the town is lit up every night with Christmas lights. This is a special time of year, and I hope each of you has time to visit your friends, family and neighbors and enjoy all of the extra activities that make this holiday time so important in our lives.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
"Rural life is lived mostly in the country." Yep. Betcha didn’t know that. It’s a direct quote from Anguished English. Edited by Richard Lederer. He’s a high school English teacher. And probably one stoic, straight-faced guy. He’s put together a book full of "facts." As culled from student papers written over the past few decades. Funny. Scary, but funny. Such as this one: ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
What a beautiful time of year it is! Yes, even with the cold fronts and freezing temperatures! Its a wonderful time of year to snuggle up under a blanket in front of a roaring fire and sip a little egg nog or hot chocolate, and appreciate the many blessings in our lives. Celebrating birthdays this week are John Jordan on the 1st, Kim Hinckley and McKenzie Cano on the 2nd, Mark Martin on the 4th and Jeffrey Gentry and Kynzli Fuqua on the 6th.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
Finally, Tower Sign Holds Water… Broken clocks have legs up on water tower signage in Granbury, Texas. Timepieces are "right" twice a day, but the tower’s message has been "wrong" 24/7 for two years. "Wrong" seems a bit strong; actually, the city’s claim has been "wrong" in a "right" sort of way. The City Council wanted to pay homage to their world-class girls’ basketball coach, Leta Andrews, when the 15-year painting cycle f ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
When the lights went out in Grossville, was this years 8th annual Grossville Pig Out theme! With 48 people just starting to PIG OUT and the lights went out. The Dispatcher for the Coop was there, Yelling, "CHECK THE FUSES!" Z said, "It’s the Transformer Fuse." So, there went the Dispatcher and shortly there after Rod and Daniel arrived and refused the 5KVA transformer.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
A 69-year-old French woman was recently locked in her bathroom when the doorknob broke, and spent three weeks in there before someone finally noticed she hadn’t picked up her mail for a while. The bathroom didn’t have any windows, and she evidently didn’t follow the number one rule of bathroom safety – always keep a fire ax handy in case your doorknob breaks.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, November 23rd, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 39 members and 6 visitors in attendance. Lion Ron Freytag was responsible for the program and he introduced Keith Kaan who spoke about building an energy efficient home and the type he helped design and build for Habitat for Humanity.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
Water. The human body is over 70 % water. The average adult contains 10-13 gallons of water. Blood is 83% water, muscles 75%, brain 75%, heart 75%, bones 22%, lungs 86%, kidneys 83% and eyes 95%. It is a wonder we don’t slosh when we move. Water is important to health because it improves oxygen delivery to the cells, it transports nutrients, it hydrates the cells, it makes breathing easier, it cushions bones and joints, it helps regulate body temperature, it removes wa ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
Turkey Pot Pie courtesy Allrecipes.com "A perfect way to use up left over turkey. This pie tastes yummy, and will feed up to eight hungry people. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com." INGREDIENTS: 1 recipe pastry for a (10 inch) doublecrust pie 4 tablespoons butter 1 small onion, minced 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 carrots, diced 3 tablespoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried oregano salt ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
(and sausage maker!) Whipping Cream Biscuits and Chorizo Sausage (courtesy: grouprecipes.com and Cooks.com) We recently made a recipe that called for heavy cream or whipping cream. Not much of the cream was needed for the recipe, so I decided to look around and see what I could find, bread-wise, to use the overage.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
Two weeks ago, I included turn-by-turn directions to Harlandale Memorial Stadium in San Antonio for one of the playoff games. I caught a good deal of grief for taking people through the middle of downtown San Antonio, and through some rough neighborhoods. Except from the people that actually followed my directions. Those folks that decided to "zip"
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
It has come to the public’s attention that with the pending court house restoration project, the Texas State Historical Commission requires that the Mason County military veteran’s memorial be relocated off the court house square as part of an agreement for state funding. The Mason County American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) are organizing a campaign to petition the Texas State Historical Commission to leave the veteran’s memorial in place.
See more Events
Events
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
BROWNWOOD – The Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit of Brownwood has announced its call for entries for the 13th annual juried art exhibit, scheduled for Feb. 6-18, 2011, at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center. The exhibit draws Texas artists from cities across the state in a variety of two-diminsional and three-diminsional categories.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
The Hilda Community Club will hold its annual Christmas party on Friday, December 3 in the Community Building at 6:00 p.m. Hosts are Gene & Judy Zela. We’ll have hot tamales and all the trimmings. We’ll also have a Chinese Christmas Gift Exchange so… guys – bring a guy’s gift; gals – bring a gal’s gift; and kids, bring a kid’s gift.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
The Mason High School Spanish Culture Club will be hosting a casserole bake sale December 4th. The bake sale will take place from 9 a.m. till noon at Mason Super S and Brady Wal Mart. All proceeds will go to the Senior Spanish Club members who are planning to attend the Spain trip in April.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
This Saturday, December 4 will be a busy and fun day in Llano. Main Street is sponsoring the City Wide Sidewalk Sale, and the Christmas Market on the square. These events will coincide with the Llano Woman’s Culture Club’s Holiday Home Tour from 12:00 to 5:00 and the Lighted Christmas Parade in the evening at 6:00. We will have music in the gazebo with Highway 16 and friends.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
On Saturday, December 4 the ladies of the Llano Cowboy Church will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Llano with a raffle, silent auction, and Christmas gift market! Three raffle drawings will be held at 2:45 p.m. for a $250 Gift Certificate from HEB, $150 Gift Certificate from Super S, and $75 Gift Certificate from Miillers Llano Smokehouse.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Are you more than ready to start the Christmas season with friends? Then come on out to Long Mountain at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Decmeber 10th. Bring a dish or two of food to go with ham, and some cans of food to share with The Food Bank. Hope to see you there.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
The 25th annual St. Joseph’s Halle Fall Craft Show will open Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 9:00 am to 5 pm. Artisans from across the Hill Country will have hand crafted products at the free show in the historic limestone St. Joseph’s Halle at 212 W. San Antonio Street, next to St.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
If you plan to attend the Community Christmas Party at the Peter’s Prairie Schoolhouse next weekend, don’t forget to RSVP on or before this Friday evening, December 3 If you have any questions or comments…give me a shout. rdto (325) 258-4495 or to bhnme@hctc.net. If no one answers the phone, wait on the answering machine to kick in— leave your name — if you plan to attend — the number of adults — and the num ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Tickets still available There is still time to purchase tickets for the Gillespie County Historical Society’s 2010 Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from noon until 6 p.m. Seven select homes will be open to the public for the first time, from historic properties that have been restored, to modern structures designed to capture Fredericksburg’s architectural heritage. Tickets for the Home Tour are $25 per person and include tour booklet and ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Santa Claus was on hand Saturday for the lighting of the sqaure. Kids lined up to sit in his lap and parents lined up to snap photos of the visit.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
On Tuesday, November 23, the Riata Service Organization met at the home of Joan Whitaker with C. J. Reardon as co-hostess. Joan Whitaker introduced our guest speakers, Scott Zesch, Tony Plutino and Tom Titus. The title of their program was "A Trip to Africa." They showed pictures and spoke about their recent trip to Africa. Scott recalled his days as a member of the Peace Corps and teaching school in Kenya in the 1980s.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
We’ve cooked up some great reasons to use your debit card. Treat yourself to a heaping helping of safety and convenience by using your debit care each time you make a purchase. Cut the hassle of writing checks from your diet! Simply swipe your debit card instead. Plus, every time you make a purchase with your debit card between October 1 and December 31, 2010, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win some tasty prizes!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
The Mason Red Hatters carpooled on November 8th, 2010, to the Side Oats Café in Menard. Each of us enjoyed a delicious lunch, several wild stories and each other’s company. We were joined by the Benton sisters from Menard and almost every restaurant patron stopped by our table to visit. Our next gathering will be Monday, December 6th, 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Among the display of miniature Sunday houses and trains at the Cancer Resource Center’s upcoming holiday open house will be three railroad cars collected by retired aeronautical engineer Bill Petynia of Fredericksburg. Petynia lovingly calls his railroad operation the "WT&M—the Waste of Time and Money." His wife, Billye, a Hill Country Memorial volunteer, agrees completely, but she still encourages his interest. The display is part of the CRC’s tribute t ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country met Friday, Nov. 19 to participate in "Collage, the Creative Process." The initial overview of the medium was covered by Robin Clark, followed by individual mini-demos by Dana Butler, Robin Clark, Dorrett Townsend, and Nan Loeffler. Participants then had the remainder of the day to follow their own creativity in producing a variety of Collage works. The Eckert Civic Center offers a wonderful space for working like this, giving all of us a ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Bert Barwise, 8-year-old grandson of Walt and JoAnn Barwise, shot his first big buck on the Hilda ranch belonging to his grandparents and his great grandfather, Sam Brandenberger.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Blythe Mackenzie Grote was born on November 15. She weighed eight pounds, five ounces, and measured 20 inches long. Her proud parents are Koy and Sarah Grote of Royse City. Among the first to embrace her were maternal grandparents Steve and Susie Owens of Wichita Falls and paternal grandparents Jeff and Dorothy Grote of Mason.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Brant Farmer killed his first buck on his uncle's ranch. Brant is the son of Cody and Chris Farmer.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Jax Tedder killed this 8 point buck on the family ranch during Thanksgiving week. Jax is the son of Jay and Julie Tedder and the grandson of Jay Lee and Beverly Marek.
See more News
News
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
Starting in January 2011, the Mason Ministerial Alliance Food Bank will change their food delivery day. Effective in January, they will hand out food boxes on the second Monday of the month rather than on the first Monday as they had been doing.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
Kenneth Stahl is recovering from a recent stroke at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital Room # 202, 1005 E 32nd St. Austin, TX 78705. He and his wife, Sarah, are most grateful for all your prayers.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010
The Varsity Girls will play Nueces Canyon at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3rd here in Mason.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Johnnie Ernestine Waldon Pekot, 88, of Honey Pot, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010, at home, following a battle with cancer. Born October 27, 1922, in Pontotoc, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Ethel Waldon. She was married in Mason, Texas, at St. Joseph's Church on April 27, 1946, to the late Joseph J.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Ella Ruth Parker, age 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Ruth was a resident of Llano Care Inn where she passed away. Ruth was born on January 28, 1928, in Mason, Texas, to Ben and Mattie (Crouch) Cavness. Ruth married the love of her life, Raymond Parker, on April 15, 1946, in Abilene, Texas.
See more Sports
Sports
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • Posted December 1, 2010 • Photos
Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total Mason Punchers 0 7 14 7 28 Shiner Comanches 7 0 7 7 21 Scoring summary Qtr Time Scoring play MHS SHS Shiner 1 3:00 Patek, Wesley 5 yd run (Blaschke, Lucian kick) 0 7 Mason 2 1:36 Estes, Dillon 5 yd pass to Watson, Kramer (Schmidt, Rio kick) 7 7 Shiner 3 11:38 Patek, Wesley 77 yd run (Blaschke, Lucian kick) 7 14 Mason 3 8:40 Mora, David 23 yd run (Schmidt, Rio kick) 14 14 Mason 3 4:35 Mora, David 10 ...