Mason County News
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
At the recent City Commission meeting on Monday April 13, there was a brief presentation and some discussion about nighttime outdoor lighting and some possible regulations. This has been an area of interest to several people in Mason for the past couple of years, and previously the City passed a resolution in support of appropriate lighting but now we are considering the next step in setting out some local rules.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015 • Photos
The Cherokee Archery Shoot was held on April 11th. Whitt Tedder was named 1st Place Juniors; JJ Ake 2nd Place, Daniel Gainer 1st Place, KO Tedder 3rd Place Intermediate. Not pictured Whitney Gainer 1st Place.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
Whatever it was that Mother Nature interpreted as efforts to fool her, deepest apologies are offered. The topic is broached only at summer’s end, when the torrid heat now is mostly a dismal memory. Most of us have endured well over two months of 100+ temperatures, and only recently have we managed weak smiles when friends pose the tired old “hot enough for you?” question. Truth is, I’ve filed away some “hot” stories, figuring you are “up to here” with yarns even remotely associ ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015 • Photos
You remember the old postal saying, “Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor gloom of night can keep the postal service from their appointed rounds.” That saying applies to this week’s featured Seniors, John and Welda Armour. I say that because the Armours spent the last week working at Trade Days in Fredericksburg.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
Go fly a kite. Go jump in the lake. It’s perfect weather for both. Well…maybe the water is a little cold. But it sounds fun just the same. Especially flying a kite. Kite flying is as old as the hills. 3,000 years old, give or take. China invented the kite. They had silk. They had bamboo. So they said, “Let’s make something.” And then they flew them as instruments of war. Kites lifted fireworks up in the air to scare the enemy. And lifted observers to scout out the scene ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015 • Photos
Colby Brown participated in a 4H shooting sports competition Saturday, April 18 in Brownwood. He placed first in air pistol bullseye and first in air pistol silhouette.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
Consuelo Mendoza Martinez, of Mason, passed away on Thursday, April 16, at the age of 75. She was born in Acuna, Mexico on July 27, 1939, to Ramon Mendoza and Manuela Gonzales. Consuelo came to the United States when she was 15. In 1960 she married Casimiro Martinez in Memphis Texas in a Civil Ceremony.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
Fighting infection pre-surgery is a critical step in a patient’s healing post-surgery. As part of its ongoing vision to empower others and implement best practices, Hill Country Memorial provides, at no cost to patients, CareFusion cleaning kits that patients can use to clean their skin prior to having any surgery at HCM. CareFusion’s state-of-the-art kits include all that is needed for three days’ worth of cleanings: a bottle of antibacterial shower gel and three sponges.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
This Community Outreach brought to you by the Mason County Child Welfare Board April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. What can you do to help? Please take time to pray for the victims of child abuse and for those who rescue them. It’s free…nothing to join…just prayer. We pray because they shouldn’t have to pray alone. In 1994, founder and fellow Texan Janet Magee searched for a faith-based child abuse prevention organization to learn how she could help.  She found relief efforts such ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015 • Photos
This Saturday, April 25th, the Mason community will gather for the annual Mason County Cancer Benefit. The event, to be held at Heritage Park just south of the downtown square, begins at 11 am, and continues until dusk. Among the teams participating this year is Hilda’s Hope, representing the southern part of Mason County into Gillespie County. This year, we are pleased to offer an original oil painting by Wade Powell as a raffle item.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015 • Photos
An exhibit of collages created by several members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country is on exhibit at the Mason County Library for the month of April. Works by Dorett Townsend, Carol Kothmann, Nan Loeffler, Sue Kaan, and Rosemary Davis are on display in the cases by the front door and in the Cup and Chaucer part of the library.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
The Castell Community Club will have their meeting and a game day on April 25, 2015, at 1:00 PM. There will be a short meeting with the collection of dues. The club is welcoming old and new members and dues are $10.00 a person. Guest are welcome to come and enjoy visiting with friends and enjoying the games.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015 • Photos
Certified Lunatics! Yes, three people in our area are going to be given certifications and pins by the Astronomical League on April 28th for observing 100 objects on the moon. “Lunar Observing 101” is the topic presented by. Ryan Behrens at MSG’s next meeting. Mason Star Gazers meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 at the Mason Library .
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015 • Photos
On Friday, April 17th, the Mason Square Museum had the privilege of hosting the Texas Historical Foundation. This organization’s main purpose is to grant “seed” money for smaller groups with an historical interest as opposed to the Texas Historical Commission which concentrates on “bigger stuff” such as the Battleship Texas.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015 • Photos
(Mason, Texas, April 17, 2015.) Community leaders from two very different cultures in the Texas Hill Country met for the first time in 1847 in what is now the town of Mason—an encounter that might have ended in a bloodbath but instead formed the basis of a lasting friendship. The Mason County Historical Commission will host the dedication of a new state historical marker commemorating the first Comanche-German meeting at 2 P.M.