Mason County News
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
Gerry, I was puzzled when I read "City Corner" in the March 26, 2014 edition of the Mason County News. It struck me as odd that there are a few people who are pushing various special interests in a village as small as Mason. I contacted Mayor Hinckley and discussed my questions with him. I understand that some people would like to power their homes with solar panels and that others would like to see a nursing home in Mason, as well as more tourism.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
The Young Adult Sunday school class at church has been using a study guide recently called "Hurried Families." Normally, I'm the teacher for the Junior High/High School class and would not have been part of that class; but, last Sunday, all my kids were helping with the pile-on luncheon that was going to served after the 10:50 service, so John Palacio invited me to sit in with the group. I think the study looks to be an interesting and thought provoking look at how we have allowed all of our f ...
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
When I was growing up, I was fortunate enough to take art lessons from Ramona Kelso. I remember Aunt Bert McLemore dropping me off at Ramona's studio, and for the next hour, I learned about shading, perspective, color and composition. Ramona was infinitely patient, had a wicked sense of humor, and genuinely loved helping others discover their own artistic talents. My exposure to art in Mason at that time was pretty much limited to Winchester and Remington, with the occasional bluebonnet landsc ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 24, 2014
In February, a “Rasmussen Reports” national telephone survey found that just eight percent (8%) of likely U.S. voters rated the job Congress was doing as good or excellent. Sixty-six percent (66%) thought Congress was doing a poor job. Yet, incumbents Congressman Mike Conaway and Senator John Cornyn will, more than likely, be handily re-elected.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 24, 2014
Last Friday, I headed down to Houston with a couple of the gang for our annual Stock Show & Rodeo visit. For Sean and Ken, it was the 23rd year, for me,,, well, not so much. During their many years of visiting Houston, they've established a rather broad network of friends and connections.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014
To the Citizens of Mason County: Last Tuesday, the statewide turnout for the primary elections was about 13.3% of registered voters (9.6% Republican, 3.7% Democratic). However, in Mason County 45% of the registered voters turned out to vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary. There were only 4 counties in the state with higher turnouts than Mason, but there were 400 or less votes in each of those counties.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014
Do you know what Ted Cruz did last week along with 41 Republican senators? He blocked a veteran’s benefits bill which would have given our vets better health care along with job training and education benefits. Ted as a member of the party of NO basically just turned his back on all our vets.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014
Spring in Texas can be a bit confusing. Add to that the problems of continuing drought and erratic climate; and you have spring with more twists and turns than a mountain road. I walked out the front door of the house the other morning and wrapped my jacket a bit more tightly to ward off the chill.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014
I was very disappointed to receive Rob Henneke’s attack piece on Andrew Murr in my mailbox. I do not know either gentleman, so I cannot speak to the honor and integrity of either one. Honestly, I did not vote for either one, I voted for Karen Harris in the District 53 State Rep Race.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014 • Photos
Dozer Fitzgerald Gamel, the miniature Dachshund, is seven years old today, March 4, 2014. As I usually do, I've posted a photo of Dozer online, and he already has numerous greetings and good wishes. Our pets become part of our lives. Even when they are a "back porch dog" or a "barnyard cat,"
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
Primaries, Ballot Access and One Party Rule. I get my back up every two years, around this time. In Mason, as well as in many other places in Texas, Local Elections are effectively decided in the Republican Primary. So, in order to enjoy my Constitutional Right to have some small say in who Represents me, in everything from District Attorney to State Senator, State Representative, to the US Congress...in order to at least feel like I have a say in such matters...I find that I must hold my n ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
You know if you’re running for office of Attorney General , you should think twice about having an idiot campaigning for you, who called President Obama a subhuman mongrel. That’s a phrase right out of the Nazi playbook justifying the genocide of the Jews along with anyone else that didn’t fit their idea of the Aryan ideal.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
Many years ago, I worked for Garry Mauro when he was the Texas Land Commissioner. I was in the Veterans Land Board, so my job was very fulfilling and I was able to see that I was making a real contribution to helping Texas veterans qualify and obtain the things that had been earned by their service. There came a time, however, when I found my job to be less than enjoyable.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 19, 2014
Mason County residents are blessed with long lives. During those lives, which are very blessed with adventures and activities that make those lives full and happy, the folks are able to amass a lifetime of memories. Those same people have worked at their jobs for a lifetime. They have saved and scrimped and invested and squirreled away money, all so that in those later years, they would have enough income to enjoy their golden years in a manner to which they've become accustomed.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
One of the things I've always loved about living in central Texas is that we truly have four seasons. Some of them may only last for a few days while others last for eight months; but, we have all four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Summer is our predominant season.