Mason County News
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015 • Photos
It is considered a short poem, ditty, slogan or even a hard, cold fact--we all scream for ice cream. Purists may sniff, however, insisting that initially, it was but the chorus of a simple melody introduced in 1925. Here lately, however--with Blue Bell’s voluntary removal of its desserts from all outlets--many of its faithful have raised their voices.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Senior Center has allowed you a glimpse into the lives and histories of some of our local citizens. As the director for the center, I can only say that this position would not be as entertaining and endearing if not for the members of our center. I have made some friends whom I will treasure dearly.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
“The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.” And the rain in Mason falls mainly all over the place. Two inches fell in one fell swoop. And all is green. And good. And freshly grown. Speaking of freshly grown… If you like freshly grown vegetables… And other locally raised food, such as eggs and beef… A Farmer’s Market is in the works. Find it on Facebook. “Mason County Farmer’s Market.” Come one, come all. Growers, consumers, connoisseurs. The idea took root la ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
TEMPLE, May 19, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest approximately $21 million in additional Farm Bill dollars to help farmers and ranchers apply science-based solutions to mitigate the short and long term effects of drought. These investments will focus financial and technical assistance in the most severely drought-stricken areas in eight states to help crop and livestock producers apply conservation practices th ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
Blake Hemphill, grandson of former Mayor Jamie Hemphill and Mary Hemphill graduated from the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry on May27th.Texas A&M purchased the Baylor College of Dentistry several years ago. Blake graduated number nine in his class and was on the Cumulative Dean’s Honor List. He was inducted into two societies: The Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society, and the Odonotological Honor Society.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
The Llano Tea Party announces its 3rd annual July 4th celebration of our nation’s Declaration of Independence from the British Crown. The event will take place on Saturday, July 4 at the American Legion Hall, 200 Legion in Llano. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts and tea will be served. A donation of $5 for adults is requested for the meal; children 12 and under are free.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, creators of the Broadway hit Evita, would surely be proud to see the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s performance being so well received by the audience at Saturday evening’s second performance of the their 19th Season. The play is told entirely in song and veteran Director Jim Weisman staged a production that is authentic to the 1974 original in many ways.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
Anyone who has been in “Chef Nonnie’s” (Martha Kothmann) cooking classes knows what a great cook she truly is. They can also tell you how fun Martha makes it and how great a helper Riley is. They make the classes so entertaining and special, in fact, that Martha was presented a plaque along with a poem by Doris Grote and Lorine Metz: There is this woman in this town No better cook could ever be found. No mater her health, wealth, or her mood She spent her own money for our food. Then ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
It is Community Appreciation time once again at the Mason Community Thrift Store! On Friday, July 10, the store is planning a special celebration, to coincide with the 2nd anniversary of the move to a permanent location on the Courthouse Square, at 206 Moody Street. In appreciation for the support the community, both in shopping & in donations, drawings will be held every half hour for terrific Door Prizes.
, City Administrator
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
We will start spraying between the hours of 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Please stay indoors during these and times. We want to thank everyone for their cooperation in advance in keeping Mason safe!!! Wednesday June 24, 2015 we will be spraying the south side of Mason, streets are: Austin, Fuchsia, Willow, Hackberry, Schuessler, Fir, Oak, Pine, Orange, East Rainey, Post Oak, East Kettner, South Live Oak, Schmidt, Magnolia, Smith, Steapp Ln, Hofman, City park, Landfill road. Thursday June 25, 2015 we ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Garden Club met Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Mason County Library. The program was “Canning the Harvest” presented by Kristy Powell of Family & Consumer Science Extension Service Agent from Mason County. The program included the latest techniques and tips of canning. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
CLEAN-UP AROUND THE SQUARE Having recently been in the UK and Scotland, and other previous visits to Europe, I was reminded of the community pride of shop owners in maintaining the area in front of the shops and businesses. Before store opening hours, shop keepers and owners are sweeping the sidewalks and watering the flowers so as to maintain a cleaner and more pleasing entrance.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
Dear Gerry: Reminder to your readers: ENEL’s Mason Mountain Wind Power project didn’t leave Mason County but the Opposition to it is still here, also! This is written on Sunday, the 21st, and on the way to church I was listening to our local radio station KHLB. The song that happened to be playing was by Loretta Lynn and it had the words: Livin’ In God’s Country … Let’s Keep It That Way.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
Dear Editor: This letter is to address the idea that the Cityof Mason needs its own police department. The reasoning I have heard is that with the City of Mason paying $282,000/ year to the county, it would be better served to have its own department. So, consider what other small cities in the area are spending on their already established departments.
, Editor
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
It's a phrase that is loaded with cautionary vigor - "just stay out of it." It's usually uttered as cautionary guidance when you've gotten yourself stuck in the middle of an uncomfortable situation. It is an urging to not allow yourself to have to take sides in such situations. Very few of us ever actually listen to that advice. We get involved in marital problems of our friends, even when we know that the result will be either actually taking sides, or being perceived as having taken a side.