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Around the Square
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • Posted October 3, 2012



Tumble dry.

All that fun can be had at Lone Star Laundry.

Just north of the square on Hwy 87.

They’ve got it all.

Clean machines.

Lean and mean.

Baskets on wheels.

For rolling your clothes from washer to dryer.

From dryer to folding table.

From folding table to vehicle.

And a user-friendly change machine.

No picky stuff like “put bill face up.”

Or “slide bill this direction.”

It’s like Las Vegas.

It’ll take your money any way you want.

And like Las Vegas (sometimes), it gives you money back.

As in, change.


And then you go play the machines.

I mean, pay the machines.

Washer $1.50 a load.

Dryer $1.50 for 45 minutes.

You can even buy your soap out of a dispenser too.

Then sit back and wait.

Read the magazines on hand.

Or leave and come back later.

Cleanliness is next to godliness, they say.

That applies 24/7.

Here it’s almost that way.

Open 7:30 in the morning until 9:30 at night.


The Courthouse got cleaned too.

On top.

Which made a mess below.

So Judge Jerry Bearden got out a ladder.

And some Windex and paper towels.

And washed the windows of his office.

Talk about civil service.

Judge Bearden said Clinton Schulze used to do the same thing.

Only every morning.

He’d step outside the Mason ISD offices (now County Tax Appraisal office).

Wash the windows.

Sweep the sidewalk.

Every morning.

And then tell the students no one’s too important to do their own cleaning.

Lesson learned.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square

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