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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
I am afraid that this column is pretty much a continuation of last week’s because the issue of new trash cans and starting to use the new trash truck are the biggest issues in the City services right now. I keep telling people that if they will just have some patience for the next couple of weeks, then the transition will be complete and things will seem to be rolling along just fine.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
Eating healthier can be tough, but that task becomes extremely difficult when temptations from within the kitchen seem to beckon you. Squash those diet-breakers with these five strategies to help you stay focused on your goals ahead. 1. Begin at the Grocery Store Your grocery cart is the first point of entrance for tempting foods to reach your home.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
There’s a certain irony concerning the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus owners’ bombshell announcement. It began news rounds as a brief piece, seemingly no more than an afterthought. Effective in 2018, there’ll be no elephants under the “big top,” or in any other RBB&B venue. The impact of “no more circus elephants” grew by the hour, becoming a lead story before day’s end.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015 • Photos
There are many things offered at the Mason Senior Center. Probably the most important are the people here. We try to spotlight one of those people each week. Senior Spotlight Today we shine the Senior Spotlight on Charles Eckert. If you want to know anything about Mason and the wonderful history that has made this town unique, ask Charles for information.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
Texas—A Whole Other Country. The Lone Star State. Because it was an independent republic. A lone state, unlike any other. Six flags have flown over these 268,820 square miles. Spain. France. Mexico. Republic of Texas. United States of America. That’s five. Then Texas seceded. And flew the Confederate States of America flag for five years. That’s six. Then Texas was readmitted to the Union in 1865. And Old Glory has flown ever since. Along with the Lone Star flag. Though m ...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015 • Photos
Last Friday, March 13th, the Mason Square Museum hosted several guest speakers who spoke on subjects from Indians to rocks. The Museum opened at 10:00 a.m. with Scott Zesch talking about the Indians of Mason County and surrounding counties with an emphasis on some their captives. Most captives were 10 -14 years old and were stolen to replace Indians who died from diseases or who were killed in battle.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015
Fredericksburg, TX (Mar. 16, 2015) – The Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) announced their 19th Season, entitled Lyrics, Laughter and Life!, on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 in a private party held for FTC’s donors and members of the press. “Without a doubt, this is our most ambitious season ever,” said Executive Director Steve Reily.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015
For the 4th year in a row and for the 5th time overall, Hill Country Memorial has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest value to their communities, based on a national scorecard.
, Post Adjutant, Fort Mason American Legion Post 285
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015
“Over there, over there! Send the word, send the word, over there! That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming, The drums rum-tumming ev’rywhere! So prepare, say a prayer, send the word, send the word to beware! We’ll be over, we’re coming over, And we won’t come back ‘til it’s over Over There!” World War I soldiers and the nation sang the words to this popular song of the time, “Over There” written by George M.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015
I've been watching the HBO special documentary series, "The Jinx," for the last six weeks. The show tells the story of real estate heir Robert Durst, and the twisted life he has led for three decades. For most of us in central Texas, we first became aware of Durst in 2001 when he was arrested for the bizarre murder and dismemberment of his neighbor, Morris Black.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015
Mason ISD provides many educational programs to meet the needs of our students. One of the programs offered is the Gifted and Talented Program, which has been planned for young, able learners. Listed below are a few well-known characteristics of children who may benefit from the program. Please review these characteristics to see if they describe your child.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015
The MCHS is having a large rummage sale to benefit the Ft. Mason Roof Fund Project on Sat. March 2lst from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 417 Pecan St. All Historical Society Members have been urged to donate to our rummagesale. We would appreciate donations from anyone who would like to contribute to the project.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015 • Photos
Sue Beth Lewis Gipson, 67, of Kerrville passed away on March 11, 2015, at her residence. Sue was born February 25, 1948, in San Angelo, Texas, to Lucy Catherine Fisher Lewis and Roscoe Vernon Lewis. She grew up and lived on her grandparents’ land, King and Aurora Fisher, went to school in Junction, Texas, and graduated from high school in 1966.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015 • Photos
Crescencia Castillo, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, at the age of 71. Visitation was on Wednesday, from 7 to 9 and continued on Thursday, March 12 from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m. with a Rosary held at 7:00 in the Mason Funeral Chapel. Burial of her cremated remains will take place at a later date in the Crosby Cemetery. Survivors include five children: Rafael Castillo and wife Imelda of Mason; Bertha Castillo of Mason; Pedro Castillo Jr.