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June 18, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014 • Photos
Mason County Habitat for Humanity completed the first Solar PV (photovoltaic) system powered home in the city of Mason. The house, located on Merrill St. was constructed to the latest green building standards and to the 2102 building code energy requirements. The solar system consists of fourteen solar panels mounted on the roof facing south with a combined output of 3.5KW.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
With so many free exercise programs in Mason, it’s not difficult to find something for everyone. For those of you who want to pursue a fitness program this summer, we have just the challenge for you. It’s the Summer Meltdown Challenge. There are at least 13, YES, 13 FREE exercise programs offered in Mason.
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The old sandstone house located at 601 Brazos, on the corner of Brazos and Mesquite, has had many owners, many occupants, and has served many functions in the community. Built in the late 1800’s by Herman Mebus, the house consisted of four rooms, with fireplaces in the east and west rooms; it had 18 inch thick walls, a large basement and two L-shaped porches on the south side.
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Last Thursday night's storms hit the neighborhood along South Live Oak Street with some very strong winds. This tree at The Wildlife Ranch, at College and Live Oak Streets, broke and fell away from the building; but, blocked the street until midday Friday when City crews were finally able to clear away the debris.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
The Big Texan steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas is famous for its 72oz. steak. Anyone who can eat one in an hour gets it free. Don’t eat it all and you have to pay for it. Which seems fair. Smith & Wesson has a similar deal. They have a 72oz. revolver. I don’t have any idea what you get if you eat one in an hour, but every time I pick one of them up I think, boy, I’d better be careful not to drop this thing on my foot.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
While cruising the internet the other day, I stumbled across this beauty. It has all the characteristics The Practical Baker likes: it’s fast, it’s tasty, it feeds a herd, and it’s fattening. What more could a baker want? The original recipe, which I present here, calls for rolls of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough.
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The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 10th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 30 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Ron Freytag was responsible for the program and introduced Charley Jordan III, who spoke about his job as owner of KHLB, Lonestar 102.5 FM radio. He stated that the station has 50,000 watts of power, and can be heard all over Mason and surrounding counties.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
According to Maxine, “A clean house is a sign of a broken computer!” A storm took out my Y5 thingy. Oh, I could still play my games, but no internet and no email! I called the Tech folks and they had me pinging this and pinging that number. After, pinging and turning off and on and on and off, it was decided that I needed to reroute wires!
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Next week we will have a covered dish dinner after church to honor Pastor Cliff and Vicki after their three years of service to the Art church and Mason County. Come and show your appreciation for their hard work and love for us that is so apparent. Birthdays this week are: Robert Gleghorn and Micaela Cunningham on the 20th, Etta Marie Mutschink on the 22nd, and Dylan Hamilton on the 25th.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
With June already half-way over, summer is definitely underway and the many special activities and vacations are on the schedule. There are visitors coming to town, grandkids spending extra time with our residents, and Round-up with all of its extra activities such as parade, craft show, queen’s contest and rodeo is less than a month away.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Mental Clarity and Memory are two things that most people assume that they will lose with age. Many people suffer memory loss due to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain. The brain along with every other cell in the body is fed by our blood, the “life” of the body.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Dr. Flake-n-stein visited the Library last week, and he had kids and adults alike laughing! His visit was part of our Summer Reading programming, and we have another special program coming up on June 24. Safe City will be presented by Celeste Mikeska of the Pedernales Electric Coop. She’ll bring a 3-D model city and will teach the kids about electricity and safety.
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Just as his granddad and dad before him and more recently his own son, Dwain Bruner has risked much on fair play, business ethics and hard work—as well as occasional blind hog luck. It was surprising, though, that one of his first problems in business would involve theology. Some 45 years ago when he purchased the Stephenville Chevrolet dealership, he’d counted on the mechanic who’d been pivotal to his success in Wolfe City to join him there…. ***** Bruner was crushed with the mech ...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Juneteenth. Tomorrow. June 19th. Freedom from slavery. 1865. In Texas, that is. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued way before that. Effective January 1, 1863. It took a couple more years and 2,000 federal troops showing up in Galveston to enforce the new law here. Union General Gordon Granger read from General Order No. 3: “The people of Texas are informed that…all slaves are free… With absolute equality of personal rights… And rights of property between former masters ...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
At the June 16 meeting of the Mason I.S.D. Board of Trustees, an interesting discussion occurred between the members of the board. The original topic on the agenda had concerned the district's nepotism policy as explained and interpreted by the law firm of Powell & Leon. That discussion quickly evolved into something more. The makeup of the student population of Mason I.S.D.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
The Texas Master Naturalist is a volunteer organization dedicated to learning about and protecting and conserving nature and our native habitat. The organization is sponsored by two state agencies, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The Master Naturalist mission statement is “To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas with ...
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For the first time, visitors to the Gillespie County Fair & Festival Association’s live pari-mutuel horse race meets can purchase gate tickets online at www.gillespiefair.com. The Fredericksburg Class 3 track is offering two days of racing July 4 and 5, with a Scholarship Fest on Saturday, July 5. It will be the first pari-mutuel horse race meet of the Gillespie County summer racing season.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
The Spanish to English classes for the summer 2014 will begin on Thursday, June 26, 2014! Sponsored by the Mason Library and the Friends of the Library these classes are free and babysitting is provided. Anyone interested in learning English is invited to join us at 6:00 p.m. at the Library.
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Kerrville, Texas — Peterson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) continues to take giant steps towards improving the health of newborns and infants by again earning the Texas Ten Step facility designation from the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Hospital Association for a second consecutive term or the past four years.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Miss Jerialice is proud to announce “Multi-Media & Tunes in June”, a 2 day event in Mason Texas. June 18 & 19 will be 2 special days in Mason. She says, that “This is a first for Texas Songwriters in the Round, but what can you do when one of the stars of the show also has access to a great film?
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Vacation bible school, hosted by St. Paul Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church, and Art United Methodist Church will be held Monday, July 28- Thursday, July 31st from 8:30 a.m.- noon. This year’s VBS will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We welcome children who will be 4 years old as of September 1, 2014 all the up to kids who are going into 6th grade this coming school year.
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AUSTIN, Tex. – The American Legion, Department of Texas today announced that Luis Castillo of Mason High School, Mason, Texas has graduated from American Legion Boys State, Department of Texas, better known simply as Texas Boys State. Begun in 1935, Boys State is a unique program that educates future leaders about government, civics, and patriotism in a “learn by doing” environment.
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On June 6th 2014 Mercedes Landeros daughter of Antonio and Wendi Landeros of Austin and granddaughter of Jose Landeros of Mason and Rodney and Valetta Purser of Fredonia graduated Lanier High School. She has been accepted to Tarleton State University in Stephenville and plans to study Animal Science.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Students achieving the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester have been announced by Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled fulltime at ASU and must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students making the honor roll are listed by their hometowns: Mason: Marissa L.
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There will be a meet and greet for Richard and Havana (Schmidt) Mendoza at the Eckert Civic Center on Sunday, June 29 from 4-6 p.m. Everyone that would love to meet and wish these West Point Grads and newlyweds well are welcome.
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Kody Criswell competed in barrels at the Texas High School State Rodeo finals in Abilene, TX this last week. She ended up 13th overall out of 100 qualifiers in Texas for her rookie year.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
Art Camp at the Painted Tree Studio attracted kids from Brady, Junction, Austin, Houston, and the Dallas area….and lots of our local young artists from Mason. A lot of these kids come to Mason for one or two weeks for a day filled with Tennis Camp in the morning and Art Camp in the afternoon.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
The Mason County Livestock & Wildlife Protection Association held a drawing for a Savage 204 Predator Model. This is an annual drawing provided for an incentive to all residents to pay their dues by April 1. Anyone attending the annual meeting, or who pays their dues prior to April, is eligible for the drawing. The winner of the rifle drawing this year is Paulette Keller.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
The last several weeks have seen a flurry of activity at the historic Point Theatre in Ingram. A devoted community of artists and volunteers has come together to celebrate the theatre’s 55th summer season. With the help of theatre professionals, committed businesses, and charitable organizations the Hill Country Arts Foundation is working to prepare the Point for a successful future.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
First Grade A Honor Roll Carissa Airheart Kaymie Alba Brogan Barnett Conley Bownds Jesus Carmona Caeleb Carter Kalli Criswell Sara Peyton Dospapas Reegan Evans Taylor Garcia Madison Gomez Walker Ince Cannon Jacoby Riley Lane Garrett Lindsay Scout Magnus Emma McCrea Richard Montellano Landon Munsell Tristan Napoleon Matthew Norman Trevyr Parker John Preston Parrish Micayla Price Angel Quintero Cannon Rabon Chantz Reed Carlton Schmidt Patricio Segura Andon Usener M ...
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After months of preparations, plans and renovations, the latest technological addition to Hill Country Memorial Hospital came online this week. A new state-of-the-art computerized tomography (CT) machine was installed in a renovated suite between the imaging department and the emergency room. The new machine uses high-definition technology to capture images of the body’s structures and systems with greater clarity and detail, uses less radiation and completes its scans in less time. Since M ...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014 • Photos
Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in solving several theft cases that occurred between the dates April 15th and June 11th. We are interested in speaking with individuals who have any information on the following reported crimes: A black 1999 flatbed trailer was reported stolen from 711 San Antonio Street on or about May 27, 2014.
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Armand Eugene Nelms, died June 6, 2014, after several years of battling with Alzheimer's Disease. He was born February 2, 1928, in Brownwood, Texas, to Arthur and Ruth Nelms. He attended elementary school in Durant, Oklahoma, and finished his high school years in Dallas, Texas. Armand (Gene) enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1949.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014 • Photos
The 2014 Mason Tennis Camp is underway with these young tennis players!