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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 7, 2015 • Photos
Heather Shaw exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2015 Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 7, 2015 • Photos
Mason High School freshman, Stran Stultz, had the Reserve Champion Fine Wool Cross Lamb at the 2015 Fort Worth Stockshow. Stran is shown with his MHS Ag teacher, Jeramy Schuessler.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
Steady Steps is getting ready for spring! We will be taking orders for our annual spring geranium sale February 9th through February 27th. You can pick up your order form at the Steady Steps office or many of the local businesses. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the geranium pick date and spring fundraiser on March 21st!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
Each year the Llano Pioneers Chapter along with all chapters of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas honor Mirabeau B. Lamar on one of the twelve “Honor Days” celebrated by the DRT. Lamar was the second President of the Republic of Texas from 1838 to 1841 and is recognized as the “Texas Father of Education”.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
Riata held their January meeting in the home of Nonie Stringer with Toni Hurlbut as co-hostess. KK Brannies, program chairman, introduced special guest Paula Dean, no not the cook from Savanna, Georgia, she is from Fredricksburg, Texas and presented the program . She is owner of A Spa in the City and is licensed and certified in all of the many services she provides.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
The Fredericksburg Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International announces a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a local female college student. Eligible applicants must be female, and either the student or her parents must reside in Gillespie, Mason, or Kimble counties. Applicant must be admitted to a teacher education program. Students may call Beverly Harrell, Scholarship chairman, at 830-990-8184 to get an application.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
Ready Writing: 2nd – Paris Jones 3rd – Jackson Chapman 5th – Margaret Graves Current Events: 2nd – Spencer Bierschwale Persuasive Speaking: 2nd - James Durst Social Studies: 2nd – Leah Pearman Poetry Interpretation: 3rd – Jackson Taylor 6th – Ali Baltierra Lincoln-Douglas Debate: 4th – Steeley Smith Prose Interpretation: 4th – Justyn Tedder Science: 4th – Leah Pearman Literary Criticism: 4th – Julie Mae Drazan Spelling: 5th – Madelyn Glentz
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
The Mason High School Debate Team recently competed in a debate hosted by Irion High School. The teams consisted of Monaco Schmidt & Luke Gillespie, Luis Castillo & Austin Habecker, Jackson Chapman & Sara Powell and Grace Chapman & Jenna Johnson. Luke and Monaco finished 3rd in the final rounds.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
The meat and wool judging teams took home the crowns while the livestock team finished fourth at National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver. The Texas Tech University meat, wool and livestock judging teams opened the 2015 spring season with strong results last weekend at the National Western Stock Show. All three teams from the Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources got off to good starts.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
Throughout history people have used herbs, roots, flowers, barks and wild berries not only as food but also medicine. Nobody could have stated it better than Hippocrates when he said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” A wide variety of medicinal plants grow throughout the Texas Hill Country.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
For those of you who remember (and those who don’t!)...The Great Castell Kayak Race swept downstream for 11 years, raising funds for various hill country charities and projects. Started by Jerialice Arsenault and friends, the race was world famous, drawing fans of water sports and families of all ages. Since Arsenault is a musician, music was a huge part of the yearly event with Texas musicians performing for the cause.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
Cuba Gooding, Jr., in “Jerry Maguire,” said “show me the money.” Athletes say “show me what you’ve got.” Janet Jackson says “What have you done for me lately?” but that’s a different subject entirely. Mason’s Scarlet Punchers’s specialty is “showing the love.” And what better time to “show some love” than the month dedicated to love, February!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015 • Photos
High school students from area schools in Pioneers Youth Leadership attended the Pioneers State Leadership Forum in Austin last week. Over two days, the students worked with state agencies and elected officials to address the challenges faced by rural Texas communities regarding water conservation, youth leadership education, and economic development. The Pioneers students and leadership and staff from the Texas Water Development Board worked together on youth water conservation education mod ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015 • Photos
BOERNE, TX – January 22, 2015. Friday, January 30, will kick off the 2015 Boerne Performing Arts concert series with the brilliant brass ensemble from “Up North”…Canadian Brass!! Their hallmark performances consist of virtuoso musicians, a wide variety of music, and a uniquely entertaining format the audience loves! Boerne Performing Arts partners once again with local businesses to provide “concert favors” to all ticket holders.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
It is a new year and now is time for tax planning for your small business. I recently attended a seminar on tax planning. The CPA who taught the course did a great job of explaining the elements of good planning for the tax year. She highlighted the importance of good bookkeeping.