Mason County News
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015 • Photos
For the past several months, the Mason Square Museum has displayed a special exhibit titled “Mason in Flight”. The purpose of this exhibit is to show flight through the decades, starting with the development of the Mason Airport in the early 1940’s. Many newspaper articles tell the stories of men and women from Mason County who served in the military during World War II.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Thanks to everyone that attended, our Meet the Punchers scrimmage and barbeque was a great success! The Mason Puncher Club would like to thank Lowes Grocery Store, Weber’s Chevron, the MISD staff that worked so hard to get the field, stadium grounds and Field House ready, as well as the many parents and volunteers that helped to make Meet the Punchers happen.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015 • Photos
The Gillespie County Fair & Festival Association will present the 6th Annual PBR (Professional Bull Riders) event at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg, Texas, on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Show begins at 7:30 p.m., and gates open at 5:30 p.m. This official PBR event will showcase 40 riders from the Hill Country as well as from all over the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Mason’s own Steady Steps Children’s Weekday Ministry, a Christian based child care mission program of the First United Methodist Church, was recently inspected and evaluated by the Texas Workforce Commission under the Commission’s new Texas Rising Star (“TRS”) rating program. Susan McDaniel, the Commission representative conducting TRS evaluations for the San Angelo region, recently sat in on Steady Step’s operations for a full week, observing teacher performances and overall faci ...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
During Monday night's meeting of the Mason ISD board, the group were introduced to their newest faculty members, and heard about enrollment increases for the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. Trustee Treg Hudson was unable to attend the meeting; but, was connected via telephone conferencing during the discussions. According to attendance logs, and projections from those expressing an intent to attend Mason I.S.D., total enrollment in the school system for the beginning of the year is app ...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
During Monday's regular meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, the budget for the upcoming year was finalized in preparation for filing with the Clerk's office. There were only a few details to be adjusted. Included among these was an increased contribution from the City of Mason for its share of law enforcement services, and a proposed 2% increase in the salaries of county employees.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015 • Photos
If you missed the Seaquist House Foundation’s first “official” tour since purchasing the house held on July 11th during Roundup, we now have a schedule of regularly scheduled tours. They will be held the first Saturdays of the month on September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. The tours will run from 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 20, 2015 • Photos
These Brandenberger siblings recently celebrated their birthdays in McQueeney. Pictured are Franklin Brandenberger (90 years), Florence Smith (80 years); and, Gladys (Brandy) Hamman (85 years).
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 20, 2015
One thing I’ve always wondered about is why a fine is called a ‘fine.’ Say you get caught picking tomatoes from your neighbor’s garden in an unauthorized manner, and your neighbor objects, and you get crossways with the law. You’re liable to have to pay a fine, which is not really fine.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 20, 2015
It is BACK TO SCHOOL time. Now is a good time to start a vitamin regimen to boost immunity and brain function. I have a basic three that I like for anyone school age (teachers can do this too.) It includes a multi-vitamin, a fish oil (brain food), and an immune booster.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 20, 2015
A very nice group of golfers showed up for the weekly Scramble on Wednesday, August 12th. The temperature was hovering in the 100 degree area, and off to the north and east, storm clouds were forming. Everyone would have welcomed a “rain out,” but, alas, the storm moved around us, to the east and south, and finally dissipated.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 20, 2015 • Photos
The Mason LIons club met Tuesday, August 11th for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 35 members and two visitors in attendance. Secretary Chase Smith passed out flyers and entry forms for the 5k/10k event which will be held Saturday, September 26th. “Boss” Lion Joel Kuykendall presented Melvin Jones Awards for outstanding service to three deserving members.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 20, 2015
I really hate snakes! Especially the rattlesnakes! Growing up in the country one thing was always said to us. “WATCH OUT FOR SNAKES!” That could have been my first sentence spoken. Saturday evening, I lost my little granddog Millie. Yep, to the devil himself, a rattlesnake. Millie wasn’t bigger than a couple of pounds of hamburger, but as sweet as a giant.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 20, 2015
Remember, Doreen Murphy’s Book Talk and Reading will be tomorrow night at 6:30 P.M. in the Stribling Room of the Library. You’ll be glad you came! Then on Saturday at 1:00 P.M. the Texas Writes Program will host the writers’ workshop also to be in the Stribling Room. Two Texas authors will give presentations and lead discussion.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 20, 2015
I would like to take this opportunity to talk about memories. This just happens to be one of my favorite topics of conversation. There are good memories and bad memories. The only kind of memories that I like to make or remember are good memories. When you make a good memory it is easy to share.