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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
It's a phrase that is loaded with cautionary vigor - "just stay out of it." It's usually uttered as cautionary guidance when you've gotten yourself stuck in the middle of an uncomfortable situation. It is an urging to not allow yourself to have to take sides in such situations. Very few of us ever actually listen to that advice. We get involved in marital problems of our friends, even when we know that the result will be either actually taking sides, or being perceived as having taken a side.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Jet airliners began commercial passenger service in the late 1950s with the unveiling of the Boeing 707. I was in my late teens at that time and I remember distinctly how the jets formed contrails in the sky as they passed over at 30,000 ft. The contrails in those days faded out a short distance behind the jet and left no visible trail in the sky.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Gerry, Mayor Hinckley's City Corner column in the June 10, 2015 issue of the Mason County News mentions for the second time in recent months the city's desire to regulate water wells on private property. This sounds benign and beneficial, but it is just another attempt by government to control people by controlling their assets.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
June is considered one of our quietest months here at the News office. Graduation is done and we have just a few honors and awards still trickling in from the close of school. There may be a few college graduation announcements, a few engagements, and, as the last few weeks have shown, quite a few baby announcements.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 3, 2015
As I was helping to celebrate with families of some of the 2015 graduates, I had an interesting revelation about the opinions and beliefs that we all hold. During a discussion about a business in a neighboring community, I heard someone recount a story they had heard from the business about their relationship with Mason residents.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
On Friday evening, the seniors of Mason High School will have their graduation ceremony. They are the 126th graduating class from Mason County. I've been covering the graduation proceedings for 15 years. Each class is special to me in very different ways. I've watched my own family members graduate, then I've watched the children of friends as they walked across the grass at Puncher Stadium to receive their diplomas.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015
For the last week, I've been reading over the student biographies submitted for the graduating class of 2015. I'm sifting through photos from their time in school, getting their photos from Kelly Guice up at school, and figuring out how to fit everything into next week's Graduation Supplement. I'm always amused when I start reading through the student bios.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 13, 2015
I've been trying to sift through some things at my house to figure out what I might be able to donate to the Peter's Prairie Schoolhouse garage sale. I've looked at old clothing and other odds & ends to determine what I can part with, and that other people might actually want to own. The odd thing about our possessions, we've acquired them at various points in our lives because we think they are things we really need.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • Posted May 6, 2015
For quite some time now, some friends and I have been trying to plan a float trip down the Llano River. Unfortunately, the river hasn't been cooperating. Due to the drought conditions of the last few years, the Llano River has continued to flow, just not enough to make for a float trip that didn't require portaging for much of the trip.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Posted April 29, 2015
Last Friday, everyone watched the radar carefully on Friday night, tracking a storm system moving in from the southwest. As the line reached Mason, it simply evaporated and moved around the area. Saturday dawned as a warm, sunny day, perfect for the cancer benefit, and the good weather continued on into Sunday.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
In his writeup of the golf teams in this week's paper, Coach Larry Smith discusses a predicament that occurs all too often for people in Mason. When he got his teams ready to play in the tournament, he discovered that the girls and boys were playing at the same time; but, at two different courses.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Posted April 15, 2015
Letter to the Editor, As many are aware, Ft. Mason Park is owned by the County of Mason, but the City of Mason has been responsible for operating and caring for the park since the 1980’s. Recently, the City of Mason approached the County requesting that ownership of Ft. Mason Park be transferred to the City.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Posted April 15, 2015
It's April 2015. The 2016 Presidential election is 19 months away. In a perfect world, we wouldn't even have to start thinking about the candidates for office of President until January of 2016, or at least November or December of 2015 if actually necessary. Yet we already have a platoon of folks tossing their hats into the ring.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
Dear Gerald, Lynn Reichenau's direction of "The Living Last Supper performed at St. Paul Lutheran Church was an exciting wonderful time for those that attended to hear this music, and to see the ACTING PERFORMANCE of 13 men portraying the 12 disciples and Jesus. These men put up an acting performance that is amazing to me, that would be hard to be topped ANYWHERE!! Of course I remember getting to see Gerald Geistweidt win Best Actor at State One Act Play championships many years ago, BUT, Ger ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
Mason County Judge Jerry Bearden and Commissioners: Re: ENEL Wind Farm Project Dear Judge Bearden and Commissioners: On July 16, 2010 I wrote a letter to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Chairman Barry Smitherman, regarding a planned high-tension power line routing through Mason County that would have defaced the Hill Country land through which it passed.