Mason County News
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
Nonnie’s Kitchen will host a cooking demonstration at the Mason County Library on Friday, March 20 from 12 to 1:30 in the Stribbling room. This session will consist of French chicken, Italian cheesy polenta and Mexican green apple salad. We will conclude with a very famous English dessert called Eton Mess.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015 • Photos
Retired County Judge Fritz Landers (standing) recently presented Mason County with an award rom the Regional Pecan Show for the courthouse lawn pecans. Accepting the award, left to right: County Judge Jerry Bearden, Commissioner Wayne Hofmann, and Commissioner Will Frey.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015 • Photos
The Mason HS Puncher Band went to UIL Contest and Sight Reading Contest in Coleman on March 6th and came away with a 1st division in Concert and a 1st division in Sight Reading. That, combined with the 1st division the band received in marching contest back in October, combines to give the band what is called “Sweepstakes.” “The band did a great job performing on stage Friday,” director Bobby Halamicek said, “It was a hectic week with the bad weather.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015 • Photos
The Texas Independence Celebration Luncheon held recently by local Heart of Texas Chapter was a SOLD OUT success. Costumed members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) served appetizers and a meal featuring recipes from the era when Texas was a Republic (1836-1846). Guest Speaker Donaly Brice chronicled the life and times of Susanna Dickenson, the only Anglo survivor of the Battle of the Alamo and Fletcher Clark added spirited entertainment with his music.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015 • Photos
Mason’s Habitat for Humanity Affiliate has developed quite a reputation. It seems that HFH volunteers are clamoring to get to Mason, because they love the community of Mason and they know that Mason is one of the best places to learn the technology, skills, techniques and language of high-performance and green building .
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015 • Photos
Last Friday, March 13th, the Mason Square Museum hosted several guest speakers who spoke on subjects from Indians to rocks. The Museum opened at 10:00 a.m. with Scott Zesch talking about the Indians of Mason County and surrounding counties with an emphasis on some their captives. Most captives were 10 -14 years old and were stolen to replace Indians who died from diseases or who were killed in battle.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015
Fredericksburg, TX (Mar. 16, 2015) – The Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) announced their 19th Season, entitled Lyrics, Laughter and Life!, on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 in a private party held for FTC’s donors and members of the press. “Without a doubt, this is our most ambitious season ever,” said Executive Director Steve Reily.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015 • Photos
The South Plains College Kappa Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently inducted Catelyn Felts of Mason into the chapter. There were 101 inductees for the spring semester. The event was held in the Sundown Room on the Levelland campus.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015 • Photos
Heather Shaw won the Grand Champion Market Goat Show at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 18, 2015 • Photos
Sterling Smith, a 5th grader from Mason Elementary, with Empowered! Gym traveled to Galveston, Texas, over Spring Break and competed in the Southern Nationals Individuals Cheer Competition. She competed in the Cyber Cheer Competition as well as in the Youth Division of Best Cheerleader. Pictured here with her awards at the competition, and on at the Red Carpet Event.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015 • Photos
James and Diane Esquell, and Angela Eckert (owner of Willow Creek Cafe) hosted the Habitat for Humanity Careavanners for lunch on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Willow Creek Cafe. Angela was out of town and unable to be in the picture.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015 • Photos
In 1968, two young men left California and bicycled cross country, eventually making their way to New York City. Terry Matthews was 24 and Andy Sninsky 19 when they made that memorable journey. In early July of 1968, they made their way through Mason County and Sheriff H. D. Smith allowed them to sleep in a jail cell rather than braving the summer heat.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
The Mason HS Puncher Band went to UIL Contest and Sight Reading Contest in Coleman on March 6th and came away with a 1st division in Concert and a 1st division in Sight Reading. That, combined with the 1st division the band received in marching contest back in October, combines to give the band what is called “Sweepstakes.” “The band did a great job performing on stage Friday,” director Bobby Halamicek said, “It was a hectic week with the bad weather.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015 • Photos
Community. Compassion. Collective effort. All of these qualities are alive, well and fully-engaged in the City of Mason, Texas. Is it that other small towns across America don‘t have these elements at work? Or is there something anomalous happening in this historic Texas Hill Country town? Habitat for Humanity volunteers who come from across America to build in Mason will tell you how impressed they are with this community.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Lenten services will continue every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church through March 25. A light meal is served prior to the service at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and all are welcome to join us. Our overall theme for this year’s series of dramas is “Holy Moses” – based on stories from the Old Testament book of Exodus.