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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Members of Fort Mason Board meet monthly and discuss maintaining and repairing of the fort property. Recent improvements include stabilization of the walls with metal rods, and plastering and painting cracked areas. The Officers Quarters now needs clean up for a possible Open House for Christmas, roof replacement, plus painting of windows and frames.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The recent article by the Mayor evoked memories of big cities and loud noises. San Antonio adopted the large container automated collection system and in my opinion created a visual nightmare when citizens were unable to “hide” the cans due to their huge size and ungainly handling qualities. The median age in Mason should in itself answer the question of whether continued present service or change to the automated behemoths would be best. Let’s keep some of the small city in Mason and e ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Most of the time, we take the words and actions by others in authority as being cast in stone and don’t call them down. All of you are familiar with the proposed building of the KEYSTONE pipeline system to carry crude from the oil sands of Canada to Cushing, Ok., where it is blended with higher gravity crudes and shipped to the Gulf Coast to refine.
, Editor
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Since Mason doesn't have an abundance of maple trees, birch trees and other "fall color" species, the easiest way to know when fall has truly arrived is not to look for reds, yellows and oranges; but, to look for white. Technically, it would be long white strands. Not leaves, but toilet tissue. Just as retailers have started putting up Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations earlier and earlier every year, the Halloween toilet tissue starts appearing weeks before the actual event. I've been tr ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
This past weekend the Puncher HS band competed at the Heart of Texas Marching Festival in Early, Texas. The band received a 1st division rating from the judges. “Overall the band played well, but we didn’t march our best. We have a lot of things we can improve on before our real competition next weekend,” said Bobby Halamicek.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ~ Abraham Lincoln ~ Most of us who hunt and fish and eat red meat wonder, when we hear of the ridiculous behavior of antis, how anyone could be so clueless. To those with the facts, who understand that hunters and anglers pay the great majority of the cost of preserving wildlife habitat and enforcing game laws, it’s obvious that without us wildlife would suffer, and some species would disappear.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
I think that we had a deluge of history for a time so I will get to some the fun stuff that took place on Erna Road and the area in general. I think that most of you have travelled Erna Road and my daughter, Keeta, named the road the Roller Coaster Road, which is rather descriptive, but with a few rock ledges along the way. Many currently around remember the families on Erna Road and one of those was the Nath Johnson family.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 7th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 31 members and one visitor in attendance. "Boss Lion" Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The club voted to have a hamburger lunch on October 31st on the west side of the courthouse.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
I’ve added another name to my list of “Annoyances!” Along with the Peddlers, Plastic Poinsettias, Phone company, Television satellite company, now comes the Medicare Insurance Companies! Yep, it’s that time of year that we, Senior Citizens, must choose what insurance we will have for the next year. I now have to make a “PHONE APPOINTMENT!” No, list is to be mailed to me of my choices.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
G is for gallbladder – a storage organ for the bile produced by the liver. Bile is important because it emulsifies fats that we eat and aids in elimination of cholesterol from the body. Bile increases the normal action of the intestines and helps prevent parasitic infection. Bile also carries the toxins gathered by the liver out of the body. Gallbladder function can become impaired for a variety of reasons.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Last week I wrote about the decision that the City Commission will need to make in the near future regarding purchasing a new garbage truck. I asked anyone with suggestions or thoughts on the issue to contact me or their individual Commissioners, and I have had a few emails and a few people who have stopped and told me their opinions.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Get ready, Masonites! Our 4-H Club is coming to your door on Saturday, October 18 to collect goods for the Food Bank and the Methodist Church Thanksgiving Baskets. We will be out and about from 10 a.m. until about 12 or 12:30 p.m. If you would like to make sure we come by your house, please call the Extension office at 347-6459 or email me at kmpowell@tamu.edu with your address and I will make sure we swing by. Here are the list of items we are asking for specifically: Boxed stuffing, canned ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Jesus said, “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” The combined Art/Trinity Charge Conference last Sunday was a great example of a church working to do God’s will on Earth.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Teen Read Week is this week. Teen Read Week began in 1988, and its purpose is to encourage twelve- to eighteen-year-olds to read for fun. From The Maze Runner to the Divergent series, we have a nice selection of Young Adult novels. If your teen doesn’t have time to come in, he or she can always go to our website and into Overdrive’s Young Readers’ Room and download a book or audiobook.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Pin-pointing when complexities took root in our country is tough duty. It depends greatly on one’s age, locale, circumstance, ad infinitum. Feel free to make your own list. New technology unfurls with abandon--consequences to be determined later--or perhaps never. Shucks, one wrinkle was added by—of all things—ice…. ***** What a day it must have been when crushed ice was first delivered to the drugstore soda fountain.