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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 14, 2013
I allow myself to get roped into all kinds of things. I'm not always good at saying "no" when I should, and I end up serving on boards, committees and organizations that I really don't have time to spare. But, there are some things that I have said "yes" to that bring me great joy.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 6, 2013
Dear Mason Community, Our second annual Young Life Fundraising Banquet was held on Saturday, October 26th. We would like to thank all who attended and our amazing table sponsors, who were very generous to invest in our kids. Young Life has been in Mason for about 18 months, and we continue to be overwhelmed with the support, both financial and in prayer, that the community has shown us. The banquet this year was titled “In Their Shoes” because kids wear all kinds of shoes, and in Young Li ...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 6, 2013
The press has done a very good job of reporting about the challenges our veterans face.  We all have read or seen stories about our wounded warriors.  About traumatic brain injury.  About veterans suffering from depression and other serious mental health issues. About those who have lost limbs or endure other physical hardships.  These are serious issues that deserve our attention, especially on Veterans Day.  What also deserves our attention, but which gets much less press, is the fact ...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 6, 2013
Dear Gerry: During our game against Bracketville on Friday night I became dizzy and somewhat disoriented. At halftime I tried to stand and could not. Many people were helpful and concerned for my welfare, especially when I had to lean against my husband to be able to stand upright without falling. Some of those people I know, but there are some whose names I don’t know.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 6, 2013
It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of the Mason County Chamber of Commerce announce the selection of our new Executive Director, Chasity Rojas. Chasity, an Army veteran formerly stationed in Louisiana and Germany, holds a degree in Criminal Justice, worked for the City of Round Rock Police Department and now lives here in Mason with her husband and children.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
To The Editor: I am asking you to join me in supporting the men and women of our military by voting today in the constitutional amendment election. Specifically, I am asking for your vote for Proposition #1 and Proposition #4. Proposition #1 would provide the surviving spouse of a service member killed in action a lifetime property tax exemption for their home.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Letter to the Editor About a year ago, I had an article in the letter columns in regard to the efforts of the EPA and the Army Corp of Engrs., re-writing regulations to circumvent the original Clean Water Act and the verbiage “NAVIGABLE WATERS” and take control of all surface waters in the U.S.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Gerry - I stand with the conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate and applaud their efforts. They are a group of brave men and women who are standing up for the people of this nation and for liberty. I will support each and every one of them until I draw my last breath. You can call me a staunch, conservative Republican if you want to and that is just fine with me. Emmanuel Carolyn Karner
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Dear Gerald, I would like to issue an invitation to you and to everyone who cares about Mason County to attend an informative seminar organized by the students involved with the Mason County Pioneer Youth Leadership Program to educate and inform the voting population of Mason County about water issues. One of the topics will be the much talked about Proposition 6, which will be decided in the November 5th vote.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
In this issue, we offer up our annual Hunting & Visitors' Guide. For me, this is the 14th hunting guide that I've helped put together for the Mason County News. It is the largest publication we produce each year; but, it is so much more than just a guide to the hunting opportunities our region has to offer. The size of our publications, including the newspaper and our special supplements, are dictated by the amount of advertising in that publication.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 23, 2013
The ownership and staff at North Side Café would like to thank all who were our patrons for the past year. We enjoyed serving you and getting to know you. Thank you for your business. Mel, Burley and Mary Polk
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 23, 2013
Why You Should Vote No on Prop 6. Texas Proposition 6 which will be on the ballot Nov. 5 proposes using $2 billion from the Texas Rainy Day Fund to fund water projects in Texas. On the surface this may seem like a worthwhile idea. But if you read the provisions of the bill, many of its stated goals are cause for concern for rural communities.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 23, 2013
There is confusion and concern in my head. Watching politics since the last election cycle, I’ve witnessed historic, dangerous behaviors. It appears some Americans want to kill our country. I am a child of the John Birch Society. Raised in the conservative, far right. Hand over the heart, pledge allegiance to the country and protect the Constitution.
, Editor
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 23, 2013
In the dozen-plus years I've been at the newspaper, we have had many changes in how we produce the paper. When I started, we were mixing the new and the old to do our jobs. All of the layout work was done using Adobe PageMaker 6.5. However, the advertising was not digital, so we pasted the ads onto layout sheets, composed the stories and photos in PageMaker, printed out the digital version and combined it with the hard copy ads to produce a final page.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
Young Life has been in Mason for over a year now, and I am still encountering people who do not know what it is or have some vague notion of what it is.  So, I decided to try and give an overview that I pray will be informative.     First of all, Young Life does not teach any religious philosophy except this:  We want the young people of Mason County to know Jesus Christ in a very real and personal way.  We try to help them know what it means to pray, what it means to have Christ in thei ...