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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 16, 2015 • Photos
Hill Country Chapter members of the Texas Master Naturalist (TMN) organization are currently helping Texas Parks and Wildlife(TPWD) staff at the Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) gather plant data as part of the WMA’s ongoing Quail Management Project. Shown in the right of the photo are Bobby and Diane Giersch of Mason County and Donna Dutton of San Saba County, all three members of the 2014 TMN Training Class.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 15, 2015 • Photos
The Mason County Chamber of Commerce wants to thank Tessa Farmer for her continued support and dedication to coordinating the Round-up Parades for many, many years! Each year Tessa and her family have made sure that each float is checked in, lined up and judged. She brings her whole “family” team, rangers and all.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 15, 2015
The regular meeting of the Mason Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Stribling Room. The program will be “Pest Management” by Jeff Durst, owner of The Green House in Mason. Jeff will give a program on the different types of pest that gardeners in Mason County have to deal with and discuss the organic methods for controlling them.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 15, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 15, 2015 • Photos
Buckles for the 2015 Team Roping were presented during Saturday night's rodeo to Truman Magnus and Garrett Bownds. The buckles were donated by Mason Bank and The Commercial Bank.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 15, 2015 • Photos
Schooley Saddlery sponsored the Mason County Youth Breakaway during the Round Up festivities. Chet Weitz won the Boys Breakaway and his sister, Chainey, won the Girls Breakaway. Steve and Marla Schooley presented Chet and Chainey with custom tooled saddle pads.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 15, 2015 • Photos
MASON – Micah Walker has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Mason County, according to a joint announcement made by Mason County Judge Jerry Bearden and Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension district administrator in San Angelo. Walker assumes his new post Aug.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 15, 2015 • Photos
After a weekend of interviews and meetings, the 2015 Round Up Court was named at the beginning of Saturday night's rodeo activities. Left to right: Duchess Shay Baker, Duchess Ella Canfield, Queen Jenna Johnson, Duchess Julie Mae Drazan and Duchess Lupe Callejas. The Court will represent Mason County at local and out-of-town events for the next year.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 • Updated July 8, 2015 2:35 PM • Photos
The TEC Goverment-in-Action Youth Tour has been touching our nation’s high school students for 50 years now, and I am beyond blessed to be able to say I was one of them. There were 1737 kids (125 from Texas) chosen to join together in our nation’s Capitol for fun, dancing (Texas was the best, by the way), sight-seeing, and many more great experiences. My adventure started in Austin, Tx, where I met the other 124 Texas kids that I would spend the next 10 days with.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
Hunter education is the first step in a lifelong commitment to responsible outdoor behavior, conservation and stewardship. The Basic Hunter Education Course is designed for novice or young hunters, ages 9 years and above. The course covers the core competencies of firearm and hunting safety, hunting ethics and wildlife conservation.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, creators of the Broadway hit Evita, would surely be proud to see the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s performance being so well received by the audience at Saturday evening’s second performance of the their 19th Season. The play is told entirely in song and veteran Director Jim Weisman staged a production that is authentic to the 1974 original in many ways.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
Anyone who has been in “Chef Nonnie’s” (Martha Kothmann) cooking classes knows what a great cook she truly is. They can also tell you how fun Martha makes it and how great a helper Riley is. They make the classes so entertaining and special, in fact, that Martha was presented a plaque along with a poem by Doris Grote and Lorine Metz: There is this woman in this town No better cook could ever be found. No mater her health, wealth, or her mood She spent her own money for our food. Then ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Garden Club met Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Mason County Library. The program was “Canning the Harvest” presented by Kristy Powell of Family & Consumer Science Extension Service Agent from Mason County. The program included the latest techniques and tips of canning. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
The Texas Master Naturalist is a volunteer organization dedicated to learning about and protecting and conserving nature and our native habitat. The organization is sponsored by two state agencies, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The Master Naturalist mission statement is “To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas with ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
For the second year in a row, Mason Post 8554 of Veterans of Foreign Wars has won a top state award. At the 95th State Convention in Houston on June 12th, the honor roll award and the all state awards were presented to Lawrence Spell, Post Commander, and Carl Tapp, Post Quartermaster.