Mason County News
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
Gumbo is a stew or soup that originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. The dish combines ingredients and culinary practices with ingredients of several cultures, including French, Spanish, German, West Africa and Choctaw. It usually consists of a stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and vegetables such as celery, bell pepper, jalapenos, tomatoes and onions.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
The 103 degree temperature at 4:00 p.m. today (August 5th) did not deter 21 golfers from showing up and risking heat prostration and/or heat stroke to play in our weekly Scramble! These hard core folks were divided up into four teams of four players each, and one team of five players.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
It is still hot. However, this is Texas and it is August so I am told it is supposed to be hot. John and I enjoyed a mini vacation last week to Canyon to see the play TEXAS. If you have not seen the play, you will want to put this on your bucket list.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
The hot weather with triple digit highs seems to have come to stay for a while. With the hot and dry days for the past couple of months it again feels like drought conditions have returned, and the City water department is again having consistent trouble keeping up with the demands for water.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
07/01/15@1008 – Reckless drive – Sgt Zapata intercepted a reckless driver from Gillespie county on 87 S 07/01/15@1555 – Harassment – Sgt Zapata and Deputy Jones responded to a man harassing a woman on Ritter St 07/01/15@1638 – Welfare concern – Deputy Jones checked on the welfare of a man on Martin St 07/01/15@1655 – Domestic disturbance – Deputy Jones responded to a domestic disturbance on Ranck St 07/01/15@1734 – Property damage – Deputy Jones responded to property dam ...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015 • Photos
It’s hard to believe I had a genuinely cordial “argument” involving a birthday observance, a $91 gift check, and a couple driving 3,000+ miles to spend two days with the honoree. I confess to igniting the gentle disagreement, but the principal figure is Ethelyn Smith, a resident at Redstone Park in Brownwood, TX--where some residents round off--or round down--their ages. With right hand-on-a-Bible solemnity, she claimed to be age 90 upon my expression of good wishes “at the beginning ...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015 • Photos
I like to Spotlight one of our Seniors each week in this column. There are occasions when I Spotlight someone who makes the Mason Senior Center run smoothly and efficiently. That is what today’s Spotlight is all about. Senior Spotlight Today’s Spotlight shines on Jerry Wright. Jerry is someone who has devoted decades to the Mason Senior Center and other good causes in Mason.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
All aboard. It’s a slippery slope now. Like a slide pointed towards Fall. Another school year soon to begin. Make the most of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Because they’re numbered. The heat’s a bummer. But it hasn’t slowed down the butterflies. Or lizards. Just the Llano River. Just a bit. Low water crossings without water. Thirsty birds. Painted Bunting. Scissortail Flycatcher. Roadrunner. Hungry birds too. Kingfisher. Great Blue Heron. What a little rain ...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
06/01/15@0727 – Smoke – Chief Deputy Stringer checked on reported smoke on 29 W 06/01/15@0843 – Assist other agency – Chief Deputy Stringer assisted the probation department with an arrest and drug investigation on Westmoreland Ave 06/01/15@1842 – Civil dispute – Deputy Jones responded to a civil dispute on Gooch St 06/02/15@1454- Trespassing- Sgt Zapata and Chief Deputy Stringer responded to a complaint on Westmoreland St 06/02/15@1408- walk in complaint about theft of a dog by ...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015 • Photos
This column is the second part of a two part column about Virginia Durst. Last week you found out about Virginia, her family, where she’s lived and some of the things she’s done. In this part Virginia wanted to tell what the Mason Senior Center has meant to her and her family.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
In spite of some “rather brisk” winds and the warm temperatures, a group of 15 intrepid golfers, made up into 3 teams went out and started hitting golf balls and hoping for the best! In spite of the weather conditions, the winning team, led by Greg Gardner, turned in an impressive -8; two teams came in with scores of -4, and in the ensuing putt off, Brad Lehmberg’s team of Richard, Ron, Marshall and Cesar took the second place winnings home with them. By the time you read this, the Annua ...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
The Practical Baker enjoys experimenting with food preparation, even if the foods don’t need to be baked! I love peanut butter and I love chocolate, and I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I found this recipe and it looked like it had all the essential ingredients. It makes up a nice batch of decadent dessert bars that you would be hard pressed to tell from Reese’s. Ingredients: ½ cup salted butter, melted 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 cup confectioners sugar ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons c ...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Updated August 6, 2015 1:42 PM • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 28th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 31 members and no visitors in attendance. Lion Marty Benson was responsible for the program and he spoke about sand mining. He showed on a map where the sand mines were in Mason County. Since the price of oil has gone down, the sand used for fracking the wells is in less demand; but, the Texas oil wells use a lot of Texas sand - primarily Mason County sand.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
DETOXIFICATION is a basic principle of natural health. Any program of restoring the health and balance of the body includes getting toxins out of the body. TOXINS accumulate over time because they store in our fatty tissue. Our bodies cannot eliminate toxins without some help. The fatty tissue that stores toxins is not just that roll around the middle – it also a form of fat known as phospholipids that are found in significant quantities in our brain and nerves.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
August 7th is National Lighthouse Day. Legislation was passed by the U. S. Congress on August 7, 1789, placing lighthouses under the federal government’s control, hence the day’s origin. Not surprisingly, I’m bringing up this obscure fact because, yes, the library has quite a batch of books involving lighthouses: The Lighthouse by P.