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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 23, 2014 • Photos
Slone Stultz had the Champion Light Heavy Weight Division goat at this year's 2014 Houston Livestock Show.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
AUSTIN – Fifty Rio Grande wild turkeys sporting shiny and colored leg bracelets are roaming the woods this spring in Llano and Mason counties. Some have designer backpacks and state-of-the-art electronics. They are not trying to be fashion statements; they are participants in a high-tech information exchange. Earlier this year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists working closely with local landowners trapped, tagged and outfitted these birds with GPS tracking devices for Rio Grand ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Patsy Ziriax has been kind enough to bring Crazy Quilt to the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library for display. This beautiful quilt belonged to her aunt, Ruby Kettner. Patsy doesn’t think that her aunt made the quilt, but she remembers it being displayed on the bed in her aunt’s guest bedroom.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Twenty-one members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country will be showing their art work at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center in May. This exhibit, entitled “Stepping Out” will open on May 1 and will feature paintings, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, gourds and more. It will be held in the Avery Gallery and is free to the public.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
The weather was perfect and the bluebonnets by the Mason County Library and the blooming Spanish Lavender by the statue of Old Yeller drew the attention of the many visitors Saturday. The Mason Garden Club members offered many plants and herbs for sale along with some homemade soaps, shampoos, & lotions.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
The Llano Tea Party encourages all registered voters to exercise your privilege to vote in the Texas Run-off Elections on May 27th which includes candidates for US Senate, statewide, district and local races. Candidates from both Democrat and Republican parties have been invited to participate in a May 1st forum hosted by the Llano Tea Party.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Five senior college students from Chapingo University near Mexico City, Mexico, have been studying in the U.S. for the past three months. The Noble Foundation, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, accepted the responsibility for providing training and field exercises on the latest range and wildlife technologies available. Homer Sanchez, a recently retired conservationist, from Mason, previously served as a consultant trainer for the group in Oklahoma, and last week coordinated a trip to Mason County so tha ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Operation Orphans, Inc. which has its base camp located on the Llano River in Mason county hosted 53 boys from 6 residential children and foster homes April 11th and 12th. The boys traveled to Camp Gene Ashby from Big Springs Ranch for Children, Leakey; Foster’s Children’s Home, Stephenville; Collard Foster Home, Glen Rose; West Texas Boy’s Ranch, San Angelo; Texas Baptist Home, Round Rock, and Sweeten Children’s Home, Brownwood.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
While enjoying a fine day of kayaking on the Llano River this past Friday, members of SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology took time to pose on top of the “Turtle Carapace”, a Stromatolitic dome (bioherm) some 500 million years old. SEPM was conducting this field trip in conjunction with the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Every year, countless children are abused and neglected by the ones they love and trust. It’s time for each of us to speak up for these children so that they may live safe, happy lives. Last year, 156 Texas children died from abuse and neglect. That means an innocent life was taken every 60 hours.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Stop and reflect on the multitude of ways you use water every day – drinking, cooking, washing, providing water for pets and livestock, watering the lawn, garden or crops. The list goes on and on. Even in the drought conditions we’re experiencing in this area, we are still blessed that the water we use for daily living is clean and available when we turn on the nearest faucet.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
The Mason Garden Club has several events coming up this month. The club will be taking a trip to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Natural Gardener Nursery in Austin on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. We will be carpooling and need to meet at 7:45 a.m. in the Mason County M.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Mason’s Scarlet Punchers, those adventurous ladies clad in crimson chapeaux and purple duds, are “going cross-country” for their monthly luncheon. Jan Appleby, a member for many years, has volunteered her home in Hilda for a pot lunch luncheon on Monday, April 14th. Members will meet in the Methodist Church parking lot at 11:00 for a car-pooling caravan to Jan’s house.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Community Foundation (MCF) recently granted funds to several local organizations. Pictured are two of these groups. The Mason Community Garden was recently started to supplement the Food Bank, by providing fresh produce to local residents. They received money for a shed to house implements. Pictured, left to right: Whitney Bownds, Brent Hinckley, Carolyn Phillips, Charles Pluenneke, Linda Laury and Bob Laury.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
AUSTIN — Visitors to the State Capitol in Austin during the month of April will have the opportunity to view a variety of photographs representing the size and diversity of Texas agriculture — each taken by 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth. The exhibit, called “Picturing Texas Agriculture,” will open April 9 and remain on display through April 27 in the Capitol ground floor rotunda.