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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
Anyone who has been in “Chef Nonnie’s” (Martha Kothmann) cooking classes knows what a great cook she truly is. They can also tell you how fun Martha makes it and how great a helper Riley is. They make the classes so entertaining and special, in fact, that Martha was presented a plaque along with a poem by Doris Grote and Lorine Metz: There is this woman in this town No better cook could ever be found. No mater her health, wealth, or her mood She spent her own money for our food. Then ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
It is Community Appreciation time once again at the Mason Community Thrift Store! On Friday, July 10, the store is planning a special celebration, to coincide with the 2nd anniversary of the move to a permanent location on the Courthouse Square, at 206 Moody Street. In appreciation for the support the community, both in shopping & in donations, drawings will be held every half hour for terrific Door Prizes.
, City Administrator
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
We will start spraying between the hours of 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Please stay indoors during these and times. We want to thank everyone for their cooperation in advance in keeping Mason safe!!! Wednesday June 24, 2015 we will be spraying the south side of Mason, streets are: Austin, Fuchsia, Willow, Hackberry, Schuessler, Fir, Oak, Pine, Orange, East Rainey, Post Oak, East Kettner, South Live Oak, Schmidt, Magnolia, Smith, Steapp Ln, Hofman, City park, Landfill road. Thursday June 25, 2015 we ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Garden Club met Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Mason County Library. The program was “Canning the Harvest” presented by Kristy Powell of Family & Consumer Science Extension Service Agent from Mason County. The program included the latest techniques and tips of canning. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
CLEAN-UP AROUND THE SQUARE Having recently been in the UK and Scotland, and other previous visits to Europe, I was reminded of the community pride of shop owners in maintaining the area in front of the shops and businesses. Before store opening hours, shop keepers and owners are sweeping the sidewalks and watering the flowers so as to maintain a cleaner and more pleasing entrance.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
Dear Gerry: Reminder to your readers: ENEL’s Mason Mountain Wind Power project didn’t leave Mason County but the Opposition to it is still here, also! This is written on Sunday, the 21st, and on the way to church I was listening to our local radio station KHLB. The song that happened to be playing was by Loretta Lynn and it had the words: Livin’ In God’s Country … Let’s Keep It That Way.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
Dear Editor: This letter is to address the idea that the Cityof Mason needs its own police department. The reasoning I have heard is that with the City of Mason paying $282,000/ year to the county, it would be better served to have its own department. So, consider what other small cities in the area are spending on their already established departments.
, Editor
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
It's a phrase that is loaded with cautionary vigor - "just stay out of it." It's usually uttered as cautionary guidance when you've gotten yourself stuck in the middle of an uncomfortable situation. It is an urging to not allow yourself to have to take sides in such situations. Very few of us ever actually listen to that advice. We get involved in marital problems of our friends, even when we know that the result will be either actually taking sides, or being perceived as having taken a side.
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.