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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 29, 2014 • Photos
Robert Kirk Owens, a devoted husband and father, cherished son and caring older brother, went to be with his Heavenly Father on October 13, 2014. Kirk passed away suddenly in a car accident. He was 43. While his family and friends miss him terribly, they are buoyed by their faith, the promise of Kirk’s eternal peace, and memories of his kind, witty and magnetic personality, which drew people to him and instantly left those around Kirk feeling loved, supported, and always smiling.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 29, 2014
Updates on industrial wind and transmission developments will be featured at an informational meeting hosted by Save Our Scenic Hill Country Environment (SOSHCE). The public is invited to attend. The meeting will be at 7 pm on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in the Central Texas Electric Cooperative Community Room at 386 Friendship Lane in Fredericksburg.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 29, 2014 • Photos
Buddy lives on a ranch with his best friend JR and another companion, Primo, a black lab. I work on the ranch for JR, Buddy and Primo. Buddy likes to hitch a ride in the mule whenever someone tools around the ranch doing work. He absolutely loves to be around and with people.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 29, 2014
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night to keep yourself on schedule Sunday morning.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 29, 2014 • Photos
The high school cross country teams competed in District 27AA competition this week in San Saba. The varsity girls placed second as a team behind Harper falling five points short of the district championship. The varsity boys placed third behind Harper and Johnson City. The Region IV Championships will be this weekend, November 1st in San Antonio at the National Shooting Complex.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 29, 2014 • Photos
Sometimes, a score doesn't accurately reflect the quality of the play from the game in question. Last Friday's game against the Brackett Tigers in Mason was one of those games. Though the score ended 59-0 in favor of the Punchers, the Tigers never gave up and continued their efforts to hold off the Mason offense all night long. Early in the first quarter, the Punchers were held back from any deep penetration time and again by the Tigers.
, Editor
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
With every week's paper, we put our stories, photos and columns out into the public sector. Once they are on paper, anyone and everyone can pick it all apart, letting me know what we got wrong, what we missed saying, and what we missed entirely. Any job that involves the public has the same exposure.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Dear Friends, The insert included in your last issue indicates that the subject organization has an A+ rating with the B.B.B. You might want to check that out. I did so today and found that: 1. They are accredited but not rated. 2. Of the the comments BBB received concerning the company, 73% are negative. Our local church’s experience with them has also been less than constructive.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
After interviewing applicants to replace former Justice of the Peace Tammi Bowman, the Mason County Commissioners' Court selected James Treg Hudson as her replacement during a special meeting last week. On Monday, Hudson was sworn in and began his official duties.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
Llano High School librarian, Jil Dillard, and Llano elementary school principal, Shelly Schuessler, should be smiling. They’ve just completed the Chicago Marathon, Sunday, October 12. That’s 26.2 miles, and Chicago is one of the top three marathons in the U.S., top 10 in the world.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
The annual Membership Meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held at 6:00 p.m. on November 3, 2014. Guest speakers will be Mason’s own Garry Gamel, Editor of the Mason County News and Lauri Gray Eaton, former contributor/photographer for the San Antonio Express News. Both journalists will be discussing the role of the newspaper in our lives and what the future holds for the newspaper in rural and urban communities.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Kindergarten enjoyed the Mason County Fire Department coming to show them the firetrucks and equipment during Fire Prevention Week. The Kindergarten teachers are; Tami Smith, Karen Toone, and Linda Geistweidt.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
Mr. Ryan Henrich, center of photo, a former MHS high school graduate, spoke to Mrs. Glendene Underwood’s and Mrs. Kelly Guice’s first period AP classes about his teaching experiences in Spain and France. He discussed the regions in Europe he has traveled over the years. Mr. Henrich entertained questions from the students.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Square Museum had some excitement on Saturday, October 18th. The Museum had been anticipating the 25,000th visitor to walk through the doors and that happened about 2:30 p.m. The lucky visitor’s name was Helen Frase. Helen and her husband, Virgil, had seen the “Daytripper” television program on Mason and decided to come from their hometown of Copperas Cove to see the Mason sights.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
The Cowgirls and Punchers competed at the Bandera Pre-District Cross Country Meet last Wednesday. The girls and boys set personal records throughout the day boosting our confidence as we head into district which is this Wednesday in San Saba! The Varsity Cowgirls will run at 1:00, Varsity Boys at 1:30 and JV girls at 2:00.