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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 • Posted September 30, 2015
I hate political campaigns. Candidates will say, and do, just about anything in order to differentiate themselves from their opponents. It doesn't matter if it's truthful, it doesn't matter if it's practical; and, it doesn't matter if it's rational. As the campaigns progress, the tone always moves back to a more moderate tone as folks in the various parties attempt to appeal to a larger electorate. The problem for me is that I can't forget the insanity they've produced in the months prior.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • Posted September 23, 2015
Dear Gerry, I would like to commend all the businesses who choose to participate in the decorating challenge presented by Fox Sports SW which features Mason Punchers as team of the week. As I drove around town one could only say "Wow" with a capital "W"! It is amazing to see all the creativity that went into each display.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • Posted September 23, 2015
Every morning, I glance optimistically at several different forecast sites. I look at forecast for the next day or two, check to see if there is any tropical activity, and then I start looking further ahead on the forecast to find out what happens for the next ten days. All of the commercial weather sites get their information from the same place, The National Weather Service.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • Posted September 23, 2015
Dear Editor, In the body of the story on Permian Frac Sand, LLC it necessary to offer a correction regarding Mr. Pendergast children who are attending school in Mason. Taylor, 14, is Mr. Pendergast’s daughter and Jayce,11, is his son. Please accept my apology for the misstatement. Sincerely , Cerise Carter
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 • Posted September 16, 2015
Mason County is currently under a burn ban. At Monday morning's meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, the group decided to remove an exclusion they had granted to some rural residents so that they could burn trash, if preventative measures were followed. Those measures included such things as: a solid burn container, screens over the top of the container, an area cleared around the burn area; and, a water supply readily available to control any fire that might escape.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 • Posted September 10, 2015
Letter to the editor This is to inform people about the Comanche Park in Mason. Its really a family oriented park. It has a basketball and vollyball court. There is a large pavillon with two large picnic tables under it. There are also two other large picnic tables to the far back of the park under a large shady tree.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 • Posted September 10, 2015
Dear Gary: I was glad to read your article about the Mason ISD board deciding to call a bond election. What an outstanding board and administration Mason ISD has. I was able to get a look at the new Jr. High facility, and it will be a great asset for the community for years to come.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 • Posted September 10, 2015
Today, work begins on the Highway 87 bridge over Koocksville Branch. That small span, located between Gigi's and Nacho's, provides the main access into town from points north. The signs went up last week warning motorists that work was beginning; but, there are surely going to be some who will still be surprised when lanes start closing and construction equipment starts being set in place. The upgrade of that structure was not something requested by the City of Mason, or even any local officia ...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
Dear Gerry: Re: Grit Cemetery Letter to the Editor In Issue Dated 8/26/2015 The Board would like to address inquiries made concerning the helicopter service company that applied herbicide in the pasture adjacent to the Grit Cemetery. This company WAS NOT affiliated with a local service but one based out of Louisiana. We trust this answers questions that have arisen.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
The City should donate the land to the Odeon My wife and I live in Castell. Most of the times we visit Mason is to attend musical events and documentary films at the Odeon. Many times we bring neighbors or out-of-town guests and most times we eat at Mason restaurants before the show. At the beginning of every musical event the Odeon audience is asked where they are from.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
Dear Gerry, Although I have lived in Mason for only four years, I have learned that the citizens of this town are caring and loyal. But the response and support I have received over the past few weeks has been overwhelming. Since the release of my trilogy “From Fear to Faith, My Journey to Grace,” I have been inundated with kind words from well-wishers, who not only purchased the books but gave me positive feedback and encouragement, for which I am extremely grateful. I know in my heart ...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
Gerry- Last weeks paper confirmed rumors about Janet’s retirement plans. Old memories: Whenever law enforcement was looking for a fugitive of any sort, the mention of “Just address a package to the suspect... Janet Stubbs will find him”! I remember the time that Randy Lehmberg suffered a severe and quite debilitating knife wound when he was working at home.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
Gerry - Why does Mason I.S.D. feel the need to add a large, new addition to the campus every year? There are only 600+ students here. Enough already. I have a feeling that I know how I will vote on a bond issue. Carolyn Karner
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
The cliche of a grouch old man. Sitting in a rocker on the porch, yelling at the kids who have strayed into his yard while playing touch football. The old man shakes his fist at the kids and yells, "Get out of my yard you little hoodlums!" The kids aren't hoodlums, they're just kids playing.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
I would like to thank our hard working mayor for his persistent efforts to create a speed limit change for some of the streets in our town. And, a “thank you” to our city commissioners for approving a measure to help protect and keep our town safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. In 2006, 52 residents of El Paso Street and Avenue F signed a petition requesting a speed limit change.