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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
This past Wednesday, the annual FFA Greenhand Leadership Camp was held at the Fredericksburg, Texas, High School. The event was put on to encourage incoming greenhands (first year FFA students) to break out of their comfort zone and engage in activities that promote leadership. Along with these activates, there were also two breakout sessions teaching the students how to become a better leader in their community, but also providing knowledge on how to be a professional communicator while doin ...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
This coming Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10am to 3pm, on the grounds of the Mason County Courthouse, the 2nd Annual Fall Festival of Churches will be there to sell great food, handmade items, as well as offer fun games for the kids to play. Each church is raising money for the great causes that they support.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
These Steady Steps children are anxious to have their play area finished! Come out and support The First United Methodist Church for their Trash to Treasure Sale to be held on Saturday, September 27, in the Social Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the completion of the new playground and the church youth.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
During the September 22nd meeting of the Mason I.S.D. Board, the group selected a contractor to begin contract negotiations with in order to move ahead with construction of the new junior high wing. Four bids were received for the project, ranging from $2,994,000 to $3,313,194. Construction times submitted by the bidders ranged from 242 days up to 360 days.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This Saturday, following the Gem of the Hill Country 5K/10K Run, the courthouse lawn will be filled with activities. On the east side, The Fall Festival of Churches will have booths with many kinds of food and hand made items for sale.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
The Ol' Yeller Day celebration to be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Mason County Courthouse Lawn will bring to life the frontier times of Mason County and its literary heritage of Mason author Fred Gipson. Sponsored by the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, the event will showcase activities emphasizing the 1870s time period in which Ol' Yeller was set.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Punchers extended their 2014 winning streak to 4-0 last Friday night, made all the sweeter in that it was a victory over the Goldthwaite Eagles. The Punchers took the opening kickoff, and it only took the first play of the possession for Miguel Castillo to break out on a 64-yard touchdown run and to put the Punchers on the scoreboard 19 seconds into the game.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
The Old Yeller Days Celebration to be held Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 33 p.m. on the Mason County Courthouse Lawn to honor the life of the frontier times and its literary heritage of Mason author Fred Gipson. Sponsored by the Mason County M Beven Eckert Memorial Library, the event will include Old Time Games which features amusements enjoyed in times long past.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will offer another of its Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the church on Sunday afternoon, September 21, at 4:30 p.m. The program features internationally acclaimed Italian cellist, Francesco Mastromatteo. He will be joined by returning artist Michael Schneider, a widely experienced concert pianist who is a native of San Angelo and current faculty member at Concordia University in Austin.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Story Time is back at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library! Mitzie Lehne and Dutch were the readers for September 10, and they will be here much of the time this fall. Bring your preschoolers to join in this educational fun time on Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Anna M. Gillespie, a native South Texan, is the Artist of the Month at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial library. She was born and raised in Poteet, Texas, located in Atascosa County. Poteet, a farming and ranching community, is known for its annual Strawberry Festival. She is a proud descendant of pioneer families of this area.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Please join The First United Methodist Church for their Trash to Treasure Sale to be held on Saturday, September 27, in the Social Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the completion of the new playground and the church youth. These Steady Steps children are anxious to have their play area finished!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
At the end of May, the Mason ISD hosted its annual Academic Excellence Awards Banquet. The students of Mason High School were honored for their hard work during the course of the year in maintaining a high average in each six weeks. The Education Foundation takes pride in their tradition of saluting the students of MHS who work hard all year long and maintain the tradition of excellence in our school.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
The second annual Heart of Texas Historians & Storytellers event will take place in Brady on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Heart of Texas Events Center located at 805 San Angelo Highway 87. The program this year will feature World War II Heroes and Veterans. It begins with the Posting of the Colors by a Color Guard and will conclude with the playing of Taps.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Rep. Charles Perry has been named the winner in the September 9th special election to fill the District 28 seat vacated by Senator Robert Duncan who left the position for a move to Texas Tech University. Perry received 22,849, well above Jodey Arrington's 12,956, Greg Wortham's 5,605, Delwin Jones' 675, Kerry Douglas' 357, and E.