In June, 2011, the four small hangars at the Mason County Airport where blown apart by high winds from a strong thunderstorm. The county began a long process of determining how to replace the hangars. A grant was obtained from the Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, for up to $50,000 with Mason County providing a matching amount. After consultation with the Mason Airport Advisory Board, a design was chosen, and the county advertised for bids. Both local and out-of-town bids were received. Bids for the concrete slab and metal building construction were both awarded to local firms. Construction began in April and continued through June. In July and August, doors for the hangars were assembled and installed, once again by local workers. Don Daniel, a local pilot, was the first to move his airplane into the new hangars (see picture). Other improvements to the main runway and the taxiways leading to the hangars are planned for this year.