This week Mason is getting ready for a busy weekend and loads of visitors to town for the many activities of the 48th annual Round-up. The big parade will start at 10:00 on Saturday morning, followed by the jackass race around the courthouse, and the entire day will be busy around the square with more vendor booths than have been seen in years and special performances and entertainment all day long. Saturday evening will be full of good fun with the excitement of the Round-up Rodeo, crowning of the Round-up Court and Queen, and music under the Texas sky at the dance slab. This will be a great weekend with activities for everyone and a chance to visit and enjoy friends, family and everything that makes a small rural Texas town a special place to live, work and visit.
The City of Mason is doing very well these days, with the occasional rain storm to keep our grass green and reduce the summer strain on our water resources. We still have some concerns about water usage and continue to encourage our residents to be wise in caring for your landscape and yard to not waste water by watering in the heat of the day. We request that all outdoor watering be done between the hours of 7:00 pm and 9:00 am when it is most effective, and if everyone would limit their watering to just the necessary levels then we will all have enough for our needs. I hope you have received and looked over the annual Water Quality Report and if you have any questions please contact us at City Hall and we will work to find a good answer for you. Also, don’t forget that the City is providing reverse osmosis treated water to anyone who would like to get it at the station on McKinley Ave next to the Eckert Civic Center. All of our other departments and services are working well and work is progressing at our parks, on our streets, at the swimming pool, at the landfill and in the daily activities of our electric department, animal control and at the City office.
One department that continues to amaze us with its usage and productivity is our Recycling Center. The Center on Ave F stays busy everyday and Pattie, Ray and Terry work hard to keep up with the constant stream of recyclables and work to keep the Center clean, neat and organized. If you have not begun recycling in your home, now would be a great time to join the hundreds of other families around Mason that regularly reduce the garbage they send to the landfill by separating and recycling everything they can. Also, look in the parade on Saturday for the City of Mason float that will highlight our Recycling Center and our commitment to this service in our community.
Mason is a great place to live and work, and this weekend it will be the place many of our friends and family will return to for a visit. We want to welcome our visitors to the best hometown in Texas, and hope that they too will see the ways in which our community works together to improve Mason. It is really great fun to get to live and work in a town where neighbor helps neighbor and where we are stronger and better as we look forward to the future and how we can build upon the heritage of our hometown.
Your friend and neighbor, Brent Hinckley