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Posted May 28, 2015
Superintendent Pam Kruse has notified the News that Friday night's graduation ceremony has been moved from Puncher Stadium to the High School gymnasium at 8:00 p.m. The change in venue is necessary due to the amount of rain already received, and the forecast for further rainfall and storms on Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Updated May 15, 2015 12:22 PM
The Golf Tournament has been canceled due to rain. It will be rescheduled at a later date. The Mason Puncher Club is holding its 13th Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, May 16th at the Mason Golf Course. The tournament will be a 4 person 18 hole scramble with 1 mulligan and bonus string.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
In the Texas Hill Country, Mason I.S.D. has successfully spearheaded the first ever high school viticulture program in the state of Texas. Mason I.S.D. Ag Science teacher, Lance Rasch, will instruct the course in collaboration with Texas A&M University’s Dr. Justin Scheiner, who will help write the curriculum. Dan McLaughlin, local viticulturist and proprietor of Robert Clay Vineyards, proposed the idea to Mason I.S.D.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
The Ramon Family Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of the Gilberto Ramon Memorial Scholarship Program. This year, the Foundation awarded 10 each $1000 scholarships to deserving Mason High School graduating seniors. The 2015 recipients are: Staci Habecker, Sammy Martinez, Rylee Owen, Madelyn Glentz, James Perlichek, David Hill, Carlos Chavez, Brook Falgout, August Kraemer and Ashley McLaughlin.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
The Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) will meet at 6:30 PM, Monday, June 1, in the HEB meeting room at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg. Ryan Behrends, club member and president-elect, will present a program entitled “Observing the Moon 101” related to the Astronomical League’s (AL) lunar observing programs.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
LAWRENCE — The names of nearly 4,550 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 87 Kansas counties, 46 other states and 43 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially conferred in June. KU’s 143rd Commencement was Sunday, May 17. Commencement information is available at commencement.ku.edu.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
If you chat with Tom Gibbons long enough, you learn that growing up, his family spent a lot of time visiting museums on their driving family vacations. Tom says they visited large museums, small museums, even the Smithsonian. Over time, he developed an interest in history. Tom’s years of education were just as circuitous - born in Brownsville, schooled in Corpus Christi, colleges of Duke, Vanderbilt, Auburn, ending at University of Texas.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
Dear Family, We want your child to be as successful as possible at school. Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. We will be using the Second Step program for a summer program at the Mason County Library to teach these critical skills. The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas: 1.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
Bob Livingston brings his own Texas style music to the Odeon theater in Mason Saturday June 13 at 7:00 PM. Along with Lost Gonzo members Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphy, Gary P. Nunn and others Bob Livingston and band helped bring about the progressive country genre, and along with redneck rock and outlaw country movements, defined a distinct “Austin sound.” The Lost Gonzo Band played an integral role in creating the music that first earned Austin the designation ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
Editor's Note: The following is the script from last week's scholarship awards ceremony held at Mason High School for the graduating seniors. Chris: Tonight it is my honor to welcome you to the Scholarship Awards Ceremony honoring the Mason High School class of 2015. To the organizations and individuals who make the scholarship opportunities available, the students, parents, teachers, and community are forever grateful.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 25, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 25, 2015 • Photos
Winners of the Lamplight Designs Art Competition were announced at a reception at Topaz Confections bakery on Friday, May 8th. Pictured from left to right: Deborah Hofmann judge and co-owner Lamplight Designs, Go Chanriang winner Art 3, Courtney Cunyus runner-up Art 2, Ashleigh Martin runner-up Art 4, Ashley McLaughlin winner Art 4, Erin Haley runner-up Art 3, Bode McMillan runner-up Art I, Judges Elisha Vierus and Rachel Yount.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 25, 2015 • Photos
The Girls Varsity Softball team had a great season, and have received a number of district awards. On the front row, left to right: Whitney Gainer (junior) 2nd Team All District; Brittany George; Madison Anderson (junior) Honorable Mention All District. Second row: Corinne Perlicheck ( junior) 1st Team All District; Sheyanne Brandenberger (senior) Honorable Mention All District; Stephanie Alvarez, Susan Airheart.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 25, 2015 • Photos
May 11, 2015, Llano Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas installed new members and 2015-2017 officers. LR are Mitzie Powell, Iline Flint new member, Patty Pfister Vice-President/Secretary, Rhoda Schmidt new member, Susan Cathey new member, D’Ann Green Historian, Arlene Garey President/Registrar, Pat Wagner Chaplain, and Myrna Mund Treasurer.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
This year’s Llano County Beef & Range Field Day is set for Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the John L. Kuykendall Arena & Events Center, 2200 Ranch Road 152, about 1.7 miles west of Llano. The program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and there is no charge to the participant.