Mason County News
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
The Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) will meet at 6:30 PM, Monday, June 1, in the HEB meeting room at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg. Ryan Behrends, club member and president-elect, will present a program entitled “Observing the Moon 101” related to the Astronomical League’s (AL) lunar observing programs.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
If you chat with Tom Gibbons long enough, you learn that growing up, his family spent a lot of time visiting museums on their driving family vacations. Tom says they visited large museums, small museums, even the Smithsonian. Over time, he developed an interest in history. Tom’s years of education were just as circuitous - born in Brownsville, schooled in Corpus Christi, colleges of Duke, Vanderbilt, Auburn, ending at University of Texas.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
Dear Family, We want your child to be as successful as possible at school. Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. We will be using the Second Step program for a summer program at the Mason County Library to teach these critical skills. The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas: 1.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 25, 2015 • Photos
Winners of the Lamplight Designs Art Competition were announced at a reception at Topaz Confections bakery on Friday, May 8th. Pictured from left to right: Deborah Hofmann judge and co-owner Lamplight Designs, Go Chanriang winner Art 3, Courtney Cunyus runner-up Art 2, Ashleigh Martin runner-up Art 4, Ashley McLaughlin winner Art 4, Erin Haley runner-up Art 3, Bode McMillan runner-up Art I, Judges Elisha Vierus and Rachel Yount.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 25, 2015 • Photos
May 11, 2015, Llano Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas installed new members and 2015-2017 officers. LR are Mitzie Powell, Iline Flint new member, Patty Pfister Vice-President/Secretary, Rhoda Schmidt new member, Susan Cathey new member, D’Ann Green Historian, Arlene Garey President/Registrar, Pat Wagner Chaplain, and Myrna Mund Treasurer.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015 • Photos
Meusebach Descendants at Mason, May 10, 2015 - Left to right on back row: Christine Bessent, San Saba, TX; Alicia Behrens Cole holding daughter Sloan Addison Cole, San Angelo, TX; Laura Pool Behrens, San Angelo, TX; Madolyn Marschall, Baltimore, MD; Dr. Marie Marschall Fuller, Austin, TX; Patsy Marschall Stewart, San Saba, TX.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015 • Photos
Some of the Mason 4-H shooting sports project members were on hand to accept a check donated by Alpha Beta Psi service organization. Members in the photo include Marshall Marquart, Hugo Martinez, Colby Brown, Gracie Weber, Millie Marquart, Selah Farmer, Riggin Farmer, and Brooke Powell. For more information about 4-H Shooting Sports (open to members 3rd grade and older) contact the Extension office at 347-6459.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015 • Photos
Mason County 4H Archery competed very well at the McCulloch County 4H Shoot May 2nd. In the Seniors Compound Aided, Daniel Gainer Jr. placed 1st, and Jimmie Airheart placed 3rd. In the Intermediate Compound Aided, J.J. Ake placed 1st, KO Tedder placed 2nd, and Jax Tedder tied for 3rd. In the Junior Compound Aided, Witt Tedder placed 1st.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015 • Photos
My daughter, Kerri Appleby McLaughlin of Austin, (and sister of Larry Appleby of Mason) has been training for the Ironman Triathlon for over a year. She’d run two Half Ironman Triathlons (70.3 miles), but had never run a full one and this was her goal. She and I left Austin this past Thursday morning for The Woodlands, about 26 miles outside of Houston.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015
Join Texas Songwriters in the Round at Sandstone Cellars Winery on May 21st from 7-10PM for a slice of Texas’ finest original music! The featured musician for May is Lorrie Newman Keating from San Angelo, Texas! Lorrie is an internationally recognized singer-songwriter who uses personal life experiences to carve out lyrics from the heart.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015 • Photos
Peters Creek Creations is joining Mason merchants on the square at Panacea, beginning May 23rd from 1:00-5:00pm. Chris Hancock became interested in reinventing vintage pieces when her mother died. She received several pieces of costume jewelry that she redesigned and updated into contemporary pieces, discovering a passion for jewelry making. Chris moved to Mason in 2006, restoring the Carl Martin home.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015 • Photos
On Sunday, May 17th, volunteers representing the Mason American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary plus a great nephew finished placing American flags on veteran grave sites in the new section of Gooch Cemetery. This is in conjunction with Memorial Day which this year falls on Monday, May 25th. By Memorial Day, more volunteers from the American Legion will “flag” veteran grave sites throughout Mason County.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 15, 2015 • Photos
Wendy Hudson called the News Office a few weeks ago and could not contain her excitement. After being in her current location for several years, she was finally getting the sign she had always wanted for her store installed. She wondered if there was any way we could take a photo for her own scrapbook, but we decided to share it with our readers as well.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 14, 2015 • Photos
The TEXAS JUNIOR HIGH RODEO ASSOCIATION consist of 10 regions across the state of Texas. Although the organization does not fall under the UIL umbrella, it does however follow the same requirements for eligibility in order to compete. Throughout the year there are twelve rodeos within the region where the Cowboys and cowgirls compete for year end championships and to qualify for STATE!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 14, 2015 • Photos
The last weekend in April of 2015 saw a 7.8 earthquake which struck the country of Nepal. Climbers and guides on the slopes of Mount Everest lost their lives, and the capital city of Kathmandu suffered devastating loss of lives, infrastructure and property. Two weeks after that disaster, the death toll is over 7,000, and survivors are clinging to lives that are drastically changed. The international disaster relief organization Shelter Box was on the ground in hours providing their assistance ...