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, Editor
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
ger/opinion -being forever grateful My life has been full of blessings. That's not to say that it hasn't had its moments of failure and heartbreak; but, when I take a step back, and I take a long and unflinching look at everything that has happened in my 54 years, the good far outweighs the bad. I'm always reminded of the many good things in my life after a weekend like the Round Up gathering that we just went through last week.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
The Area Agency on Aging, 2-1-1, and Concho Valley Transit District strives to provide information and awareness to the citizens of Mason County. The Staff will be holding Outreach services on Thursday July 17 from 10:30am to 11:30 am at the Mason County Senior Center. The staff will be presenting about Lifeline, Link Up and Lite- Up Texas services.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
During the 2014 District 7 Leadership Lab, held in Brownwood on June 25-27 at the Texas 4-H Center, Sierra Martin was elected at the 3rd Vice President. She along with 8 other kids from across the district were elected as offices, the offices are as follows: President – Ethan Brodemeyer, Runnels County, 1st Vice President – Rachel Gibbs, Runnels County, Delegate at Large – Kevin Padaja, Nolan County, 2nd Vice President – Hadley Hatler, Runnels County, 3rd Vice President – Sierra Marti ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Music, games and entertainment will be combined with two days of live pari-mutuel horse racing for the Night In Old Fredericksburg weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, while the Night In Old Fredericksburg celebration will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Gillespie Count ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
A note of thanks to all that helped with Round Up weekend activities and the hours of planning and labor. 1. This year's parade route is the original route used for many years. It was changed because of some obstacles that presented problems for the floats. Those have been removed, so the original route was used again. 2. This year's thru-traffic re-reoutes was set up so the least amount of City streets had to be blocked, thus allowing a better flow of traffic. 3. Personnel were at key locat ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
This coming school year at MHS, a theatre class with focus on One Act Play production, will be offered and, upon completion of requirements, will earn students a Fine Arts credit in Theatre Production.  Admittance to this class is based on a short essay (no more than one page), agreement of contract and performance in auditions on August 11 and 12 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is proud to announce and to congratulate the winners of the reading programs. Thirty-one children participated in the Book Hounds Club, and 734 swim passes were earned. Winner of the Kindle Fire HD—Joe Angel Martinez Book Hounds 1st Karli and Delani Bauer each won a $100 Walmart gift cards 2nd Jaxson Reichenau won $75 a Walmart gift card 3rd Jose Valdez won a $50 Walmart gift card 4th Sarah Peyton Dospapas won a $25 Walmart gift card 5th ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Joe Ray Hernandez, age 50, of Lubbock and formerly of Brady, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014in Lubbock, Texas. He was born May 4, 1964 in Brady to Manuel Rodriguez Hernandez and Mary Jesusa (Gomez) Hernandez. He was a self-employed landscaper and had lived in Lubbock for 33 years. He was a Baptist. Funeral services for Joe Ray Hernandez will be held at 10:00am, Saturday July 12, 2014 at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady, Texas at with Pastor Joe Ledezma officiating.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Updated July 17, 2014 6:45 PM
DeeAnn was born in Brady, TX, on May 26, 1962, to Raymond & Janice Kirk Brandenberger. She attended Mason Schools & graduated in 1980. She was married in 1981 & for a short period of time, lived in Boerne. Mason, again became her home & the family was blessed with two children, Dava Reeves McCarty & Daniel Reeves.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Stephen Louis Jordan, 64 of Mason, Texas entered into eternal peace on July 10, 2014. Steve was born on August 2, 1949, to Charles W. and Allyne Jordan in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Spearman High School in Spearman, Texas, in 1967. He attended Texas Tech University until 1970 when he enlisted in the U.S.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Betty Lou Andrews passed away quietly into the Lord’s arms on Sunday, July 13, 2014, with her loving husband at her side. She was born on June 9, 1940, in Mason County, Mason, Texas, to Baze Cavaness and Grace Skurlock Cavaness, the first of four children. She grew up in Mason, and graduated from Mason High School in 1958.
, City Administrator
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
The public water system of the City of Mason has reached a Critical, Level 2 condition recently, and the City Administrator John Palacio has implemented additional water conservation measures.  While we do not fear immediate water shortages, we feel it is necessary to move beyond voluntary measures to protect the water levels for everyone.  As the hot summer winds continue to blow and the dry conditions only worsen, the City of Mason will now begin enforcing mandatory water conservation measu ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
In June, Mason’s Scarlett Punchers, those daring “women of a certain age” whose only goal is to lunch with style and panache, met at the home of Joan Williams. Our theme, as evidenced by Co-Queen Lynn Hedges in the accompanying picture, was “life is uncertain, eat dessert first.” Well, I’m here to tell you we followed our own advice!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Concho, Mason and Menard County AgriLife Extension Water Program July 30 &31When have you had your water well tested? Wells should be tested annually. Private water well samples should be brought to the Concho, Mason or the Menard County Texas A&M AgriLifeExtension Office July 30 by 10 a.m. for a $10/sample screening. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Mason and Menard County will conduct the “All About Water Workshop” July 31 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, loc ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have been playing together for more than 20 years. Individually, they are excellent songwriters and performers. Together, they are fantastic. They bring their Texas brand of country music to the Odeon Theater in Mason Saturday July 26 at 7:00 PM. Over three decades ago, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely founded The Flatlanders.