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, County Judge
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015
Courthouse Christmas Decorations On behalf of the Commissioners Court, I would like to respond to questions concerning the Christmas lights on the County Courthouse. When Mason County entered the Texas Courthouse Preservations Grant Program, the Court was told by the Texas Historical Commission that we could not put any type of additional lighting on the building after the completion of the project.
, Editor
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015
I teach the high school Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church every week. There are times that I think I probably learn more from the kids than they learn from me; but, there are also times that we will be going over a passage of scripture or repeating a lesson and I see on their faces that they really "get it." This last Sunday, I was going over the problems and travails of the early church, and how the leaders taught their members about God, Christ, and fellowship.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 7, 2015
Dear Gerry: Thanks for having the courage to tackle the thorny subject of ‘entitlement’ in your weekly column! You definitely ‘hit a number of nails directly on the head’ in your discussion. Unfortunately, what you had to say may prove to be very unpopular and/or misinterpreted by some of your readers.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 7, 2015
I also would like to comment about how sad it was for our beautiful Courthouse to be in the dark. The people passing through our town had to be as shocked as I was,driving around the square and no lights on the building, which I was told that wasn't going to be any more, to save defacing the new paint job.
, Editor
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 7, 2015
After a rather icy start to 2015, the year is off to a great start. Most of us had to either postpone or completely abandon our New Year's Eve plans. My friends and I simply moved them from Wednesday night to Saturday night. Of course, we were all at home by 10:30; but, there really wasn't much reason to wait around for midnight! On Friday and Saturday, families all around the area were dealing with cabin fever.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015
Back in the mid 1990's, when our family moved to Mason, it wasn't long when our children mentioned that Mason had the prettiest square compared to neighboring counties. I have to agree with them until it comes to Christmas. When we went to watch the MASON PUNCHERS during the play-offs, we saw many squares decorated with Christmas lights, The Nativity, and lots of other holiday decorations.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015
It's difficult to buy gifts for me. Part of the problem is that if I want something, I tend to go ahead and buy it for myself. How do you buy a great gift for someone if they've already bought all the things they want? Once I became an adult, I reached the conclusion that if I wanted or needed something, and I had the financial means to obtain it, I could go ahead and purchase it.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014
Thank you Mason! For the fantastic response we had for our home Christmas decorating contest. We had 28 entries! My main reason for having the contest is for my 97 year old dad, H. C. Reichenau. He loves to go around town and see the Christmas lights. The past few years there has been less and less lights so I decided to have the contest for my dad.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014
Gerry, Felt compelled to write this letter from an out of towner to the good citizens of Mason & Mason County. I live in East Texas (Center) about 6 hours from Mason. Have been coming to Mason for the past 50 years and have seen many changes in your town with the exception of your citizens.The people from Mason still remain some of the most down to earth and just good solid people that we need more of in our country. I have always considered Mason my second home,not only for the natural bea ...
, Editor
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014
As big a digital nerd as I am, there are very few digital movies that I actually own. Though I've got more movies on VHS, DVD and Blueray than is practical, I've never really gotten into owning movies that I can't really hold in my hands. With the exception of one -- Frank Capra's great Christmas movie, "It's A Wonderful Life." I think you would be hard pressed to find many people who have not watched Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in this classic story of small town love and support during Chri ...
, Editor
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
2014 is a strange year. It's not a leap year, February only had 28 days. December 31 will be the 365th day of the year, so no different than any other normal year. But, we have an interesting phenomenon that's going to occur this year. The newspaper this week is the 51st issue of 2014.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Dear Gerry As many of your readers know, the Community Thrift Store is thriving thanks to our wonderful patrons but also to those who donate great items to sell. A recent donation that was extra special was a brand new topaz necklace contributed by Susan and Warren Grote of Country Collectibles.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Editor-- One of the joys of Christmas and Easter that grace these special seasons is the Mason Community Choir. These gracious men and women of our community give their time, energy, joy and musical talent to present a gloriously entertaining presentation to us every year. I want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your gift with all of us.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
We are one step away from heading to Dallas for the state final game. At last Friday's game in San Antonio against Refugio, more than 3600 fans from both towns packed the stadium. This Friday, as we head to Georgetown for the Semifinal game, it's a very good bet that the number of fans from Mason and Centerville will top that number.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 3, 2014
I'm a bit of a sap when it comes to Christmas music. I do wait until after Thanksgiving; but, I quickly start playing Christmas music as soon as the turkey dinner is finished. There's so much to choose from. You can start with "Silent Night," written for guitar so that a church whose organ had broken could still have a Christmas Eve musical service.