Mason County News
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
The Texas Master Naturalist is a volunteer organization dedicated to learning about and protecting and conserving nature and our native habitat. The organization is sponsored by two state agencies, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The Master Naturalist mission statement is “To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas with ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
For the second year in a row, Mason Post 8554 of Veterans of Foreign Wars has won a top state award. At the 95th State Convention in Houston on June 12th, the honor roll award and the all state awards were presented to Lawrence Spell, Post Commander, and Carl Tapp, Post Quartermaster.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
Dorothy Christine Feuerbacher, age 90 of Weir, Tx., passed away on Thursday, June 18th, 2015. She was born on October 2nd, 1924, in Leander, Tx., to Elvie and Elvin Simpson. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Feuerbacher, sister Irene Dedear and brothers Roy, Bobbie and Eugene Simpson. She is survived by her daughters Chris Peters and husband Henry, Teri McClelland and husband Mark and son Robert Feuerbacher and wife Dixie of Mason.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
Trash pickup for Friday, July 3 will be picked up on Thursday, July 2. Thursday’s trash will be picked up on regular scheduled day. All City of Mason Facilities will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday July 4th.
, President, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
Over fifty years ago, The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary, working together, created two programs – Boys State & Girls State - to educate America’s youth in the duties, privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship. These programs were designed to provide future citizens with a hands-on opportunity to learn the problems of government by performing the same duties as real office holders in the everyday world.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
The track is prepared and starting gates ready for the first of four big pari-mutuel horse racing weekends at Fredericksburg Downs on Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5 at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. The program offers a full slate of quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities. Gates open at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
During the Monday, June 22nd meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, a unanimous vote finalized the transfer of the Fort Mason Park from Mason County to the City of Mason. The City had approved the agreement during their meeting on June 15th. The transfer allows for a simplified process for those organizations utilizing the park (Golf Association, Mason I.S.D., Baseball Association, Soccer Association) to apply for grants and assistance.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
From June 12th-15th, ten junior high kids spent time in our nation’s capitol. From the time we arrived our kids visited sites such as Mount Vernon, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, a couple of Smithsonian museums, the Capitol and even made the trip to Gettysburg to view the battleground and national cemetery there.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
This was Dale Scott's 23rd year to participate in the police games and he won one gold and one silver medal. First place in fighting, and second place in forms. Dale is a fifth degree Black Belt. He has been with the Mason County Sheriff's Department for 16 years. At 58 years of age, he continues to perform in the competition and place year after year.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Historical Commission (THC) honors the Mason County Historical Commission (CHC) with a Distinguished Service Award for the 2014 year of service. The THC issues Distinguished Service Awards each year to CHCs that exemplify exceptional service and dedication to the state of Texas. This award was presented during a meeting of the County Commissioners' Court on June 22, 2015, to acknowledge the CHCs stewardship of our state's unique cultural and historic sites. "County Hi ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
The Mason County Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join us for our 51st Annual Round-up Celebration!  Kick off for this weekend long celebration will begin Thursday, July 9th with the Mason County Team Roping Event sponsored by Karen and Dennis Townsend. For more information, please call Dennis Townsend at 325-456-8635. On Friday July 10th, the Mason Rodeo Association will host a 4-D barrel race beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
For some reason, folks often asked me to take their picture. I seem to run into people who are on trips a lot, and many of them ask me to take a photo of their entire group. When they hand me a cell phone I usually reverse the camera, so I’m actually taking a picture of myself while they think I’m taking a picture of them.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Adventure guide, yoga teacher and life coach Sally Martin will be leading a women’s kayaking and yoga trip on the Llano River on June 22nd with Llano Region River Adventures in Mason, Texas. Due to recent rains, the Llano River is at a beautiful level to be able to paddle and see the wilderness of the river corridor through Mason County.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Join Texas Songwriters in the Round at Sandstone Cellars Winery on June 18th- from 7-10PM for a slice of Texas’ finest original music, in Mason Texas. The featured musician for June is Rick Bussey. Rick started performing in Austin, Texas in the mid 70’s, playing street corners, on “the drag” on Guadalupe St., he eventually began playing at many venues such as Raven’s Garage, Chicago House, Colorado St.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
1st Place Donald Schulze, Derrick Schulze, John Olson and Garry Norris 2nd Place Greg Gardner, Rusty McClane, Josh James, Darrell Dayton and Ron Birk. 3rd Place Larry Smith, Jenny Smith, Jim Bob Armes, Denver Stockbridge and Mitzi Drennan. Winners of the closest to pin awards were: Derrick Schulze and Greg Gardner