Mason County News
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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.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 11, 2015 • Photos
Several months ago the Texas Historical Commission received a letter from the Texas Historic Tree Coalition for their County Historic Tree Initiative. An article was placed in the Mason County News for stories about historic trees in the county. Since that time, the Historical Commission has received two stories. The one in today’s paper is written by Don K.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 11, 2015
When my mother passed away eight years ago, I was left with a ranch to run and really had no idea what the business of ranching was. I had rounded up and worked livestock, gone fishing, hunted and enjoyed the outdoors but had never been involved in executing an estate or any of the other business aspects of keeping the ranch in the black. Having lived in the city and being the independent woman I am, I didn’t really have anyone to ask about what the market value was for leases.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 11, 2015 • Photos
We met Murphy at the end of January.  He had been found out in the country along with an adult dog.  Both were starving and had been surviving by eating deer corn.  A month later Murphy has now doubled in size, and is looking like the handsome dog that he will become!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 11, 2015
The regular meeting of the Mason Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Stribling Room. Sherie Clarkson, District V Director and past president of the club, will present a program on “Mason Bees.” National Garden Clubs, Inc in conjunction with Mason Bees has created a program where local garden clubs help educate people about these bees and raise them to help our environment and food supplies. For more informat ...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 11, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library has named Sue Kaan as the Artist of the Month. Her outstanding works can be seen in the foyer display as well as in the library proper. Sue stated that she has always been interested in art and artists, and after moving to Mason in 1997, she began to see subjects for paintings all around her.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 11, 2015 • Photos
Angel Arredondo, a native of Mason, Texas, now living in San Marcos, Texas - was born with a rare condition called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC). Angel has overcome many obstacles that most people would consider far too difficult, considering her limitations. People would always refer to her as, “the girl in the wheelchair, who was never in one.” Her hard work and dedication to succeed paid off.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
Bob and Brenda Etter had to travel to Fredericksburg during last week's ice storm that shut down roads and caused the cancellation of school classes. They snapped this shot near Cherry Springs and Hill Top.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
Riata met for its February meeting in the home of KK Brannies. Laura Tallent, Riata member, was introduced by program chairman KK Brannies, she presented the program from a book about the life of the late Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister of England. The review consisted of the early years of her life.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
The expression, “If you don’t like Texas weather, wait a minute,” had better be right! Writing this article on February 27th, in 23-degree temperatures, with everything I own on my back, it’s hard to imagine the temperature hitting 70 degrees, as predicted later in the week. Heck, I’m hoping my fire insurance policy is up do date, as I’m contemplating a small campfire behind my front desk, to get my hands and feet warm!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
(Mason, Texas)—The Texas legislature is back in session, and Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) members have shaped their agriculture priorities for legislators in Austin. “Each year, Farm Bureau members from Mason County and across the state gather to outline what issues are most important to farmers and ranchers in the coming year,” said Tim Dockal County Farm Bureau president.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
If you have ever watch a Habitat for Humanity home being built, you will be awestruck at how nothing becomes something in no time flat. One day there is nothing but dirt. Then rebar, frame, and slab are put in place. The drying time for the slab seems to be the longest wait you will experience and, like magic, framing, plumbing, electrical walls, rafters –rooms appear!