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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014 • Photos
Just a reminder about Hannah’s Hope for a CURE 5k Walk/Run. The event will be October 25, 2014, at Fort Mason Park. Registration in advance is $25 and $30 the day of the event. Along with the 5k there will be a Kid’s Race, a silent auction with amazing items, and a raffle.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014 • Photos
Dr. William E. Moerner, with family roots into Mason County, received word on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, that he was one of three recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, announced in Stockholm, Sweden. Moerner, known by his family as W. E., along with two other scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize for advancing the range of light microscopes into new realms, enabling researchers for the first time to see inside single protein molecules and bacteria in the human body.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014 • Photos
Last Saturday the Mason Puncher Band attended the Region 7 UIL Marching competition in Early, TX. The band received a 1st division rating from the judges, the highest rating that they could achieve. “I was really proud of the kids, they have worked really hard this year and it paid off on Saturday,” said director Bobby Halamicek.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Together with big sister Macy, “Tooter” & Jimma Robertson of Boerne are proud to announce the birth of John Preston Robertson III. Born on September 4, Preston weighed eight pounds, one ounce, and was 21.5 inches. Proud grandparents are Jim & Kitty Cone of Llano.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Rainbow Prism, Pam Scott’s latest quilting creation, is on display in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Pam commented, “This is another modern quilt that reflects my fascination with color. I saw the pattern online, and it just made me happy! I couldn’t wait to try it with some of my favorite jewel tone fabrics.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Tim Osbourn gave an informational program at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on Oct. 9. Mr. Osbourn explains Medicare basics, supplemental plans, open enrollment, and changes in Medicare. He will be returning to the library in December for one more session before the open enrollment period ends.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Mason Bank has given a donation to the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library for the Old Yeller Literary Association. The Association holds Old Yeller Day and will host a Winter Book Festival with authors, storytellers, and other events relating to the theme of the book chosen for the Community Read.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Save the Date! December 4th, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., a Cottage Christmas Fundraiser for Second Chance - Mason Animal Rescue. At the home of Kay Hudler, 537 Westmoreland, Mason. Donate $20.00 and become a PAW PAL for Second Chance! Door Prizes and some Surprises. Please join us!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Square Museum is currently featuring a special display of firemen and firewomen equipment. The equipment is from the Mason Volunteer Fire Department and includes some old, well used items and some newer items. As an example of old, a red bandana is on display symbolizing the first breathing equipment for smoke.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Members of Fort Mason Board meet monthly and discuss maintaining and repairing of the fort property. Recent improvements include stabilization of the walls with metal rods, and plastering and painting cracked areas. The Officers Quarters now needs clean up for a possible Open House for Christmas, roof replacement, plus painting of windows and frames.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The recent article by the Mayor evoked memories of big cities and loud noises. San Antonio adopted the large container automated collection system and in my opinion created a visual nightmare when citizens were unable to “hide” the cans due to their huge size and ungainly handling qualities. The median age in Mason should in itself answer the question of whether continued present service or change to the automated behemoths would be best. Let’s keep some of the small city in Mason and e ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Most of the time, we take the words and actions by others in authority as being cast in stone and don’t call them down. All of you are familiar with the proposed building of the KEYSTONE pipeline system to carry crude from the oil sands of Canada to Cushing, Ok., where it is blended with higher gravity crudes and shipped to the Gulf Coast to refine.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Since Mason doesn't have an abundance of maple trees, birch trees and other "fall color" species, the easiest way to know when fall has truly arrived is not to look for reds, yellows and oranges; but, to look for white. Technically, it would be long white strands. Not leaves, but toilet tissue. Just as retailers have started putting up Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations earlier and earlier every year, the Halloween toilet tissue starts appearing weeks before the actual event. I've been tr ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
This past weekend the Puncher HS band competed at the Heart of Texas Marching Festival in Early, Texas. The band received a 1st division rating from the judges. “Overall the band played well, but we didn’t march our best. We have a lot of things we can improve on before our real competition next weekend,” said Bobby Halamicek.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ~ Abraham Lincoln ~ Most of us who hunt and fish and eat red meat wonder, when we hear of the ridiculous behavior of antis, how anyone could be so clueless. To those with the facts, who understand that hunters and anglers pay the great majority of the cost of preserving wildlife habitat and enforcing game laws, it’s obvious that without us wildlife would suffer, and some species would disappear.