The City of Mason is looking good as this spring progresses with the grass and trees a wonderful green and the wildflower show slowly changing from blue to yellow and white and all the colors nature can provide. This past week we had a successful spring “Clean-up” and free dump days at the landfill to help reduce the trash around town, and we continue to work on our code enforcement and try to help citizens who are cleaning up some of the overgrown and poorly maintained properties. Our town is a gem of the beautiful Hill Country, and this past weekend we had a large group of artists from around the state and even beyond Texas borders that were taking photos and painting pictures of our buildings and landscapes, and they were all very impressed and complimentary on how clean and well kept our community is. It takes each of us to keep Mason beautiful, but when we each do our little part the result is a hometown we can enjoy and be proud of.
This spring we also have opportunities to support our community and our elected officials. There is a City election for two places on the City Commission scheduled for Saturday, May 12, and the Texas primary for county, state and national positions is May 29. In the City election District One has been represented by Tammy Gardner who is running for a full term but two other candidates are also seeking to represent and serve that district, Sabin Nelson and John Schafft. District Three of the City has been represented by Bob Vacek who is running for another term and again two other candidates are seeking to represent and serve that district, John Gammill and John Copeland. Each of these candidates have abilities and insights that would be a benefit to our municipal government, and I hope if you reside in one of these districts you will take the time to get to know the candidates and the issues and make a wise decision and cast your vote. You can only vote in the district you reside in, and Early Voting begins on April 30 and will go through May 8. All voting for City elections will be at the City offices at 124 Moody on the square. If you do not get to vote early, don’t forget that election day will be May 12, so put this on your calendar and help contribute to the decisions that help to make Mason the best hometown in Texas. If you have any questions about the municipal election process, please call Pattie Grote, City Secretary, at the City offices as 325-347-6449 and she will be glad to help.
As summer is approaching, the City is working to get the swimming pool ready for daily use. The one factor that we cannot prepare for without your help is to hire enough lifeguards to provide for the safety of our kids. At this point we have several openings still in our schedule, so if you know of anyone who would like to consider being a lifeguard this summer, please have them contact the City office and talk to John about it. We want to work together to continue providing the best service possible to all of our residents and we will not stop until Mason is truly the best hometown in Texas.
Your friend and neighbor, Brent Hinckley