Mason County News
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016 • Photos
It’s always interesting to ask visitors to the Mason Square Museum what brought them to our town. With Ron and Pam Davis, they saw the “Daytripper” episode and decided to make the trip. After a three hour drive, they had lunch at Santos and visited with Manny Silerio. They picked Santos because they are from Santo, Texas.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016
Spring is on its way and time once again for the spring grant applications to be submitted to the Mason Community Foundation! These applications are accepted twice a year, spring and fall, from area non-profits with projects intended for the betterment of the community. Annually, the spring grant application deadline is March 1st and the fall application deadline is September 1st.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016 • Photos
Our community of Mason has several Texas Master Naturalist who have gone through the 12 week training and continue with Advanced Training and offer Volunteer hours to a variety of projects. The mission of TMN is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas with their communities.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016
Jesse William Butler, Jr., age 68, of Mason, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016, at his residence in Mason. He was born August 10, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee to Jesse William Butler, Sr. and Violet Ophelia (Scott) Butler. He was a salesman for the Butterkrust Bread Company for many years.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016 • Photos
Ruby celebrated her 91st birthday on Friday, January 22, 2016. On Wednesday, January 27, she passed away peacefully at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. Ruby was born at home in the Prairie Mountain Community. She was the middle child to Albert and Bernice Birk. She and her sisters Lorine and Vernell rode horseback or walked the 4 miles to attend school through the 8th grade. Ruby and Robert met at Idle’s in Fredericksburg on December 14, 1944.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016
The Post Valentine dinner will be held on Feb. the 13th, Saturday, at Nacho’s in the back room. All Post members and their spouses are invited to attend. Start time will be at 6 p.m. At this time, we will hold our remembrance of the sinking of the Maine to start the Spanish-American war.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016 • Photos
The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) has released the names of the Texas high school football players for its academic all-state teams. Mason players named to that group were (from left to right): Seth Brewer - Honorable Mention James Durst - Honorable Mention Luke Gillespie - Honorable Mention Levi Hofmann - Honorable Mention Tyler Mayfield - Honorable Mention Seth Hudson - 1st Team All State Pete Rochat - 1st Team All State
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016 • Photos
The Steady Steps Geraniums Fundraiser is underway! Order forms can be found at various local businesses or stop by the Steady Steps Office, located at 224 Broad Street. We are featuring five spectacular colors in 6” pots for $8/pot or $7.50 for four or more. Be sure to get your order in before February 26th.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016
On Monday morning, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) released the 2016-2018 district alignments. For the upcoming two-year period, Mason will be in District 14-AA with the following schools: Brackettville, Harper, Junction and Sabinal for football. For basketball, Mason will be in District 27-AA with the following schools: Center Point, Harper, Junction and San Saba.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016
This is it! This Saturday, Feb. 6, the Mason County Youth Rally will be hosted at the Community Building located adjacent to the Puncher Dome. This is a massive undertaking of volunteers and the Ministerial Alliance to bring this youth event to fruition. A few more volunteers are needed to fill in the gaps: If you are a prayer warrior, a prayer room has been set up to help minister to the kids.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016
Mason area singers are invited to join voices with other vocalists in the Bluebonnet Choral Festival to be held in Mason April 11-16. The choral festival is a chance for singers to renew basic vocal pedagogy skills and to sing music of the masters like Gabriel Faure and fun gospel and American spirituals. Choral conductor Dr.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016 • Photos
Our Llano river is being monitored by trained citizen scientists. Starting in November 2015, Bridget Langdale and Chris Keating became trained through Texas Stream Team/Texas State University in monitoring the physical, biological and chemical parameters of the Llano River near the James River Crossing. From this two person team we have expanded to a larger group of volunteers.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 29, 2016
After review of increases in postage rates, printing costs and other expenses, the Mason County News has made the decision to increase its subscription rates, effective April 1, 2016. Current, or new, subscribers will have until that date to prepay for additional years of service at the current rates: $33 for Mason and adjacent counties; $36 for the rest of Texas; and, $45 for the rest of the United States. Starting in April, those rates will be: $40 for Mason and adjacent counties; $45 for t ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 29, 2016 • Photos
PARKER 10-12 Month Old Male Mix Breed Simply put, Parker is a GREAT dog. He loves people, cats, other dogs and kids. Everyone is his friend. Parker is housebroken and crate trained. He is neutered, current on his vaccinations and heartworm negative. Parker LOVES water, and has become quite a good swimmer.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 29, 2016 • Photos
Mason Feed Store in Mason, Texas, has earned a $10,000 cash prize, and a $5,000 donation to the TBD from San Antonio Steel Company (SASCO). The awards were part of a promotion commemorating SASCO’s 50 years in business and their continued growth as the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of agricultural fencing products.