Mason County News
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Dear Gerry: Re: Grit Cemetery Drift from Herbicide Aerial Application This letter is in response to inquiries I’ve received regarding the post oak trees at the Grit Cemetery. In 2014, I, and others, noticed a helicopter spraying herbicide in the pasture next to the cemetery’s east side. At the time I wondered why apply aerial herbicide in such a small, confined space and how could you avoid drift damage to surrounding areas.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Dear Gerry, The editorial, “Small Town”, submitted by Mrs. Bartlett and published in the August 12th edition, has inspired me to comment. I found it an interesting history lesson on Mason and hope she will take the time to write down more of her recollections. It is also a great illustration of a very dynamic community and economic system that is constantly evolving and changing based on many variables.
, Editor
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
During the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, delegates met for almost four months in order to draft guidelines for their new country. Eleven years earlier, they had declared their independence from England; but, then they had to figure out how to run their new country. During those long, hot days of deliberation, during which they created the rights of "freedom of speech,"
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
Dear Gerry: I am writing in reference to the article “City Pulls Odeon Land Sale” appearing in the August 12th edition of the newspaper. I am very disappointed in the way the City handled this situation. They did follow the law by offering the tract for bids, but expected the Odeon Preservations Association (OPA) to be awarded the sale of the property.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
ger/aug 19 ltr-tony plutino Dear Gerry, Prescribed Burining In response to the editorial from Mr. Bauer published on August, 12th. A burn ban is most definitely in order for general burning, although it cannot guarantee 100% that a wildfire will not occur from people who ignore the ban or from other sources of ignition.
, Editor
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
Mason residents know that many items that they need will not always be available from local merchants. They also know that, with just a few mouse clicks, they can order those things they do need, and in a short time, it will arrive at their door. Depending upon the order, it might be delivered by a freight company, it might be brought to your door by Miley over at FedEx, or it may come to you from the folks at UPS.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
On 8-3-15 the Commissioners Court issued a Burn Ban for most of us. No Burn Ban for a selected few. If you want a controlled burn, that's OK. Sparks from fires fly a long ways depending on how much wind. Even with a controlled burn, no one can be 100% sure this won't happen.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
Mason, Texas population is around 2,500. At one time we were a bustling community and had numerous businesses...At one point there were 3 Car Dealerships, Dodge and Plymouth, Ford and Chevrolet.....several grocery stores, Red & White, Mason Grocery, North Side, and Dallas Stephens, all at one time, 2 pharmacies, Davenport’s and Mason Drug....At least 3 or 4 cafes, Aunt Hattie’s, Dockal’s Truck Stop, Kreme Kup and The Tower, just to name a few.....2 Funeral Homes, 2 Beauty Shops, Sheriff a ...
, Editor
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
The County and the City are trying to figure out issues surrounding their long standing agreement for shared law enforcement services. At issue: the city feels they aren't getting the services that they are paying for with a $280,000 contribution to the Sheriff's budget. The county feels that they are spending the majority of their time already dealing with issues around the city, compromising their ability to provide adequate services to the rest of the county. The Sheriff has proposed adding ...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 5, 2015
What if . . . Some questions to consider as the media circus gets under way for the 2016 presidential election: What if . . . Americans have no say in who becomes the presidential candidate for each major party? What if . . . both political parties are controlled by a secret cabal of international bankers and war profiteers?
, Editor
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 5, 2015
On Thursday night, the first "event" of the 2016 Presidential election cycle kicks off with the first Republican debate. Or, perhaps, you might say, two debates. There are so many candidates, two separate events are having to be held to accommodate all the contenders. One thing that is certain is that Donald Trump will be in the main debate event. Mr.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
Private property rights are some of the most important privileges available to us in Texas! They are protected by many case law precedents and have been for many, many years. Most of these precedents came about before sand plants and wind farms even existed. The rights that accompany the ownership of land are not absolute.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 22, 2015
Dear Gerry This past Thursday eve was a gathering at the Eckert Civic Center... a LOT of Mason County residents attended. Believe it or not, while all available space had been set up with seating, nevertheless there were many people standing in the back and even on the sidelines! It was a happy thing to take in the numbers who are interested and concerned in getting informed about those ‘under contract’ wind projects.
, Editor
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 22, 2015
When I took the temperature readings this morning, for the first time this summer, we officially hit the century mark. We've had several days that edged into the high 90s; but, up until now, we've been fortunate to stay unseasonably cool. With this mark reached, it appears from all forecasts that we're about to enter into a two week period of 100+ days.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 15, 2015
A note of thanks to all that helped with Round-up Weekend activities and the hours of planning and labor. 1. This year's parade route is the original route used for many years. It was changed because of some obstacles that presented problems for the floats. Those have been removed, so the original route was used again. 2.