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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015
Home towns keep bars held high when they measure up to the ways they are remembered. Memories’ afterglow is abundant with “warm fuzzies.” We gather memory bouquets of roses, giving little thought to thorns encountered in their gathering. Folks growing up in small towns believe experiences during their youth are unique, far different from others coming of age in the city. Uniqueness, though--like much else--is in the mind’s eye of the beholder…. ***** Adam Hill, a nine-year-old in ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
Doing this column has given the opportunity to meet the most interesting Seniors in the Mason area. It’s like learning the history of Mason County and the people who have lived here and live here still. Senior Spotlight Today’s Spotlight shines on Gretchen Lange Qualls. Gretchen grew up in Koocksville, Texas, the daughter of Marvin and Karlita (Hofmann) Lange.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015
After the storm. Calm. After the day. Night sky. Cobalt blue. Dense as velvet. Embellished with sterling silver stars. And adorned with a moon brooch. Full and round. White porcelain. Pinned just so on the left lapel. Elegant. Aristocratic. Glorious glory. The sky. It belongs to no one. And to everyone. There for the taking. And gazing. Just look up. Free of charge. Yet worth millions. Infinite. Brilliant. Breathtaking to behold. Life wouldn’t be the same without it. ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
KERRVILLE, TX (05/20/2015)(readMedia)-- Schreiner University has named qualified students to its President’s List for the spring 2015 term. To be eligible for the President’s List, full-time students must earn at least a 3.75 grade point average and have at least 12 hours credit for the term. Congratulations! Damian Del Toro of Mason, TX Coby Velez of Mason, TX Schreiner University is an independent coeducational liberal arts university related by choice and covenant to the Presbyterian ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
Every year the First Grade class hosts a Reader’s Café in February. The Reader’s Café is a restaurant style atmosphere where parents and community members get to come and listen to first grade students read their books. There are menus with students’ names and book selections printed where the attendees can choose a student to read to them.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
GEORGETOWN, TX (05/22/2015)(readMedia)-- Jenny Smith of Mason graduated from Southwestern University on May 9, 2015 with a degree in Education.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
On Saturday, June 6, the Mason 4H Archery Club will host its first annual Fun Shoot Fundraiser at the historic Premier Ranch. Registration will open at 8AM and close at 12PM. All participants who pre-register before Monday, June 1 will receive a free T-shirt. The entry fee is $20 for youth and $30 for adults.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the Mason Garden Club met in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. Prior to the meeting, a salad luncheon, with members bringing their favorite salad, was enjoyed by the members. Laura Hansen, assisted by Rose Stein, presented an interesting program “ Wildflowers and Trees of Mason County.” There were nineteen members attending.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
On Friday evening, the seniors of Mason High School will have their graduation ceremony. They are the 126th graduating class from Mason County. I've been covering the graduation proceedings for 15 years. Each class is special to me in very different ways. I've watched my own family members graduate, then I've watched the children of friends as they walked across the grass at Puncher Stadium to receive their diplomas.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
Ashley McLaughlin of Mason, received the scholarship given each year to a graduating senior in one of the four counties (Mason, Menard, Kimble, and McCulloch) served by the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country. Seniors in each of these counties may apply for a scholarship. Their talent could be in the area of drama, graphic arts, music, or writing.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
The number one reason your pool is green is lack of sanitizer. A sanitizer is a chemical agent that will disinfect your pool water by killing the bacteria that cause algae to grow. The presence of algae in your pool indicates the presence of large numbers of bacteria that can cause disease. There are many different types of sanitizers available to the pool owner but the most commonly used is chlorine due to its effectiveness & relatively low cost.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
FREDERICKSBURG, TX__Oktoberfest, the family-oriented German event that takes place in the center of Fredericksburg, is poised to again attract 1,200 volunteers and 20,000 visitors in its 35th year. As a result, the oom-pah-pah echo of 34 previous years will carry over in the hearts and minds of people who have made the event an annual tradition, many who traversed hundreds of miles to attend.
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.