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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Dear Editor, Let me respond, please, to the July 30, 2014, diatribe against those who oppose President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The writer states that he read the actual law. I congratulate him, but believe he may have wasted his time reading the law passed by Congress. Let’s talk about those who didn’t read the law—most of the Democrat Congress that passed the law, for starters, if we can believe the news reports from that time.
, Editor
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
When any publication begins, the first thing it does it to seek out advertisers. Advertising pays the bills, keeps the lights on and dictates how big a publication will be in number of pages. But then, that publication has to begin adding subscribers. There will be sales at vending machines and convenience stores; but, subscribers are the constant element that allows a publication to tell advertisers how many people, consistently, they are reaching with each edition of the publication. In the ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 30, 2014
Sadism, as a Political Strategy When Obamacare was being debated, I went on one of my Research Frenzies. I read everything. Delved into Romneycare, the Healthcare Systems of Canada, Britain and France, Hillarycare, the Heritage Plan(circa:1989-91), whence both Romneycare and Obamacare spring...as well as the long and sordid history of Healthcare in America....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 30, 2014
Dear Mason Puncher Fans, 2014 football season is almost upon us! Two-A-Days start soon, back-to-school items are being advertised on TV, and the Mason Punchers have a new, improved tunnel for the players to run through. As the last playoff game of 2013 proved, neither snow, nor sleet, nor hail deters the tunnel crew from showing their school spirit.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 30, 2014
A couple of Sundays ago, I was talking to the kids in my Sunday school class and we were discussing what they had been doing during their summer vacation. I then began to talk about how short a time remained before school would start up once again, and was interrupted by one of the high school girls in the class. "Oh no,"
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014
I would suppose it's a bit confusing to have a column on the opinion page, with the header saying it's an opinion, and the subhead also talking about opinions. Yet, I feel that it's important to remind readers that this is an editorial page of the newspaper. Elsewhere, there are news articles that contain varying amounts of opinion; but, that attempt to maintain a degree of impartiality in order to get their message across to the readers. My column is an opinion piece, as are the "Letters to t ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Dear Mr. Gamel: Since you published my request letter, I’ve heard from four generous people who provided information about the old Hilda Lutheran Church on Salt Branch Loop. I would like to thank them publicly: Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Susan Doell, Ms. Theresa Schmidtzinsky, Ms. Paula Roe and Ms. Jeannie Berger, who wrote from Durango, Colorado.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Gerry, The Mason Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the folks for all the time and work that was put into the exhibit at the museum. It is great to be a part of the history of Mason. MVFD by Clyde Martin
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
ger/opinion -being forever grateful My life has been full of blessings. That's not to say that it hasn't had its moments of failure and heartbreak; but, when I take a step back, and I take a long and unflinching look at everything that has happened in my 54 years, the good far outweighs the bad. I'm always reminded of the many good things in my life after a weekend like the Round Up gathering that we just went through last week.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 10, 2014
My husband came across an attractive red (sandstone?) church yesterday on Salt Branch Loop, not very far from Doss. No sign is visible from outside the locked fence, but the church appears to be well maintained and may still be in use. There is a white plaque high on one wall with a cross and the date 1911.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 10, 2014
The folks at the Chamber of Commerce, Lone Star 102.5, Alpha Beta Psi Sorority and the Mason Rodeo Association have been working overtime. They've been tending to last minute details of parking, fees, registrations, concessions, biographies, sound systems,,, all of the details necessary to make the annual Round Up events come off with as few problems as possible. For the next few days, there will be ropings, barrel races, talent shows, dances, rodeos, parades, craft fairs, burro races, and so ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014
Just a reminder that one never knows who or what may watching you and your actions. I am a veteran and served almost a year in Korea in 52-53 and did earn the Purple Heart for wounds received in hostile actions, but who knows or remembers. Well, recently while we were dining at the Pizza Place in Fredericksburg, I was surprised to find a hand written note at my table upon my return form re-fills which read “Dear Mr.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014
On Friday, the News office, along with just about every other store, business, office or establishment, will be closed in honor of Independence Day. There aren't many holidays during the summer months, and July 4th is a welcome respite from the doldrums and the heat. It's all too easy for us to treat July 4th as just another day off from work, an excuse to splash about in the water, drink too many cold beverages and eat far too many hot dogs.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
An open letter to Representative Mike Conaway,11th District of Texas. Mike, I received your glossy mailer, regarding the need to “Defend the Constitution”...from Abuse of Power by the Executive Branch. I couldn’t agree more with this sentiment, but I wonder about the timing of this heartfelt concern. Where were you, Mike, when your former employer was in the White House, engaged in the most egregious abuse of Executive Power in our history?
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
Last Friday, summer officially began. Even though school had already finished and graduation had already occurred, we still hadn't had the solstice yet, so we were only riding on the edge of the summer season. Then, right on cue, people started heading to the coast, to the river, to the mountains and to the parks. Even growing up as a farm kid, summer vacation was a special time.