Mason County News
Weather Fair 81.0°F (47%)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
Well, it seems that everyone’s interested in reptiles. Danny Conner brought his Reptile Adventures last Wednesday, and we were at standing room only! We’ve couldn’t have shoehorned another child into the Stribling Room. The reptiles were quite something and definitely worth coming to see. It took five daring kids to hold the giant python, and the snapping turtle weighed in at about 150 pounds (Danny held it)!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 16th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 33 members and four visitors in attendance. Lion Larry Spell was responsible for the program and spoke about the veterans programs here in Mason. These include the VFW and the American Legion. He spoke mainly about the VFW Post #8554.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
It was difficult to find something to write about this week, so I took a trip down the “Down the Drains” and came up with the following: June 2000= June Weddings! Tips on marriage.Number one tip was, “Guys never start a sentence with MY MOTHER!” June 2005= Goulash Thoughts! “ Why would anyone want a body of a twenty year old an a face of a sixty year old?
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
Beginning this month, the Mason County Chamber of Commerce will provide public information regarding chamber business, statistics and projects.  Please watch for our report monthly in the Mason County News! New Members: Cowpuncher Services Ribbon Cutting Events Rippy Law Firm – June 24, 2015 – 4:00 P.M. Membership Membership Count: 211 Members New Members for 2015: 14 Businesses with Outstanding Dues: 28 186 Visitors/Reason for Visit Fort Mason, Things to Do in Mason, Antique S ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
This is an easy recipe that you basically, dump bake and serve. This recipe takes minimal time but it is a definite crowd pleaser. 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1-2 cans green beans 2-3 potatoes cubed 1 packet Good Season’s Italian Dressing mix 1 stick butter Spray a 9”x13” with cooking spray Empty one or two cans of green beans down one of the baking dish Place chicken breasts in the middle of the dish in a line Put cut up potatoes on the other side of the dish Drizzle ...
, (sceynowa7@aol.com)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
Welcome to Bits of Art. I wrote this column in the 80s when my mother, who started the column, got married and moved to Tennyson, TX. The summer season of reunions and weddings is underway. On June 14, Goldie Lease and Lyndith Kuhne hosted the Little Leifeste Reunion, descendants of William and Mathilde Leifeste, at the home of Joyce and Stephen Mutschink.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
The weather continued to be a bit of an issue in getting a full field of players together for the 6/17 Scramble. Pop-up showers occurred all day long, and during the actual playing, some truly impressive clouds built up to our north. But on the positive side, we got to see a couple of gorgeous rainbows! Fourteen brave souls showed up to play, and they were divided into 3 teams.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
With Summer in full swing the various activities around the City continue to keep us busy and working hard to keep on top of the challenges. The swimming pool is busy as always this time of year, and the lifeguards are doing a great job of keeping up with the crowds and all of the other chores it takes to keep the pool clean and open.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
Indoor tanning salons are present across the country, especially here in Texas. These businesses may provide indoor tanning through tanning beds or tanning booths. Tanning beds and tanning booths use UV light in high intensity for short periods to make the skin tan. Often people feel like they are a safer alternative to spending time in the sun, but this is not so.
, 2015 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
“HOUSTON……WE HAVE A LIFTOFF!!” Back when I was a young girl…..(many, many, many years ago), these words caused a stir all over the world. A phrase almost as earth-shattering is “MASON…WE HAVE AN EMERGENCE!” After high water, rain, and late emergences, our lady bats at The Eckert James River Bat Cave have decided to grace us with their presence.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015 • Photos
It is considered a short poem, ditty, slogan or even a hard, cold fact--we all scream for ice cream. Purists may sniff, however, insisting that initially, it was but the chorus of a simple melody introduced in 1925. Here lately, however--with Blue Bell’s voluntary removal of its desserts from all outlets--many of its faithful have raised their voices.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Senior Center has allowed you a glimpse into the lives and histories of some of our local citizens. As the director for the center, I can only say that this position would not be as entertaining and endearing if not for the members of our center. I have made some friends whom I will treasure dearly.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
“The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.” And the rain in Mason falls mainly all over the place. Two inches fell in one fell swoop. And all is green. And good. And freshly grown. Speaking of freshly grown… If you like freshly grown vegetables… And other locally raised food, such as eggs and beef… A Farmer’s Market is in the works. Find it on Facebook. “Mason County Farmer’s Market.” Come one, come all. Growers, consumers, connoisseurs. The idea took root la ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
For some reason, folks often asked me to take their picture. I seem to run into people who are on trips a lot, and many of them ask me to take a photo of their entire group. When they hand me a cell phone I usually reverse the camera, so I’m actually taking a picture of myself while they think I’m taking a picture of them.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 9th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 27 members and seven visitors in attendance. Lion Ted Smith was responsible for the program and introduced District 53 State Representative Andy Murr who spoke about his first session in the Texas House of Representatives. Andy said that only 15-20% of the bills filed ever become law.