Mason County News
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015 • Photos
Habitat for Humanity in Mason, Texas is building two “green built,” energy certified homes this year, and work is under way. Habitat board members Keith Kahn and Julio Ramon are working closely with the Habitat RV Caravanners who arrived last weekend. This group, made up of 22 generous and hard-working people from all over the United States and even as far away as Alaska, will be here for the next three weeks.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 18, 2015 • Photos
Friday Night Lights in the Loyal Valley has a little different meaning. You have to don a helmet to participate, but that is were the similarities to a football game cease. The Loyal Valley Volunteer Fire Department has come a long way in the last four years. Most importantly has been the participation in training.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 18, 2015 • Photos
This past Monday, on February 16th, the students that are part of the Pioneers Student Leadership Program from Mason High School went to the San Antonio Stock Show And Rodeo. Some presented their projects on water conservation, education, and leadership, while the selected top ten, including Steeley Smith and Taylor Doss from Mason, from the previous Capital Farm Credit Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Competition in UTSA went forward for the chance to win two $10,000 scholarships.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 12, 2015 • Photos
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - STRAN STULTZ, a FFA member from MASON, exhibited the RESERVE CHAMPION FINE WOOL CROSS LAMB in the Junior WETHER LAMB Show at the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on JANUARY 31. The 2015 Show hosted over 11,000 junior exhibitors, representing 237 counties across the State of Texas, competing for prizes and $126,970.00 in premiums. Since 1896, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo has remained a prominent event in the livestock industry.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 12, 2015 • Photos
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - ASPEN MARTEN, a 4-H member from MASON COUNTY, exhibited the CHAMPION DORPER LAMB in the Junior WETHER LAMB Show at the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on JANUARY 31. The 2015 Show hosted over 11,000 junior exhibitors, representing 237 counties across the State of Texas, competing for prizes and $126,970.00 in premiums. Since 1896, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo has remained a prominent event in the livestock industry.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 12, 2015 • Photos
Ten area high school students in Pioneers Youth Leadership will compete for $24,000 in scholarships and cash awards on February 16 at the Capital Farm Credit Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Competition on the grounds of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. The competition was open to high school students in the Pioneers program who wrote a plan for a new ag-related business in their community.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 12, 2015 • Photos
Second Chance is seeking some good homes to help us in our hour of need. Recently, the City pound acquired a lot of dogs who were picked up, dumped and surrendered, nearly overwhelming the resources of this organization to rescue them in time. Fostering homeless pets can help save them from euthanization and start them on their way to finding a forever home.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015
The Texas legislature is back in session, and Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) members from across the state are working with their lawmakers to ensure the future of agriculture is bright. “Every year, TFB members from Mason County work with legislators on important issues,” Tim Dockal, Mason County Farm Bureau president, said.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015
The regular meeting of the Mason Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Mason County Library, Stribling Room. Gretchen Qualls of Mason will give a program on “Old Time Gardens -- Growing Heirloom Plants” She will talk about the kind of plants that our grandmothers grew and how they are making a comeback.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015 • Photos
A special exhibit is now on display at the Arnold Art Gallery featuring work by artists from three generations of the same family. Two of the artists, Lillian Tyler and Cathie Tyler have already been featured in solo exhibitions but the new exhibit will show work not previously shown in Mason by those two artists and will include paintings by Lulu McLean, Lillian’s mother.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015 • Photos
Marcy Holmes-Wheeler’s artistic gourds will be displayed at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library throughout February. The Mesa Verde gourd on display won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s FAAHC art show. Marcy grew up in New Mexico where she earned a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Art Education at Eastern New Mexico University.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015 • Photos
On Monday the Mason High School debate team competed in the district debate hosted by Harper. The team took a first place team placement. From Mason, Schmidt & Gillespie placed 1st with a 3-1 record and high speaker points, 2nd went to Durst & Castillo with a 3-1 record, 3rd went to Harper’s Lester & Hager team, followed by Chapman & Powell of Mason.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 7, 2015
A native seed collecting group is seeking to expand their corps of volunteers to include the additional counties of Edwards, Kimble, Mason, Menard, and Real. The Gleaners group’s mission, is to insure the survival and flourishing of native Hill Country wildflowers. Volunteers, who join the group, will be trained in botany, wildflower observation and identification, plant rescue from properties to be developed, roadsides that might be inappropriately mowed or other similar situations where wi ...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 7, 2015 • Photos
February is the month for the Community Read! Please join us in reading Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea and then participate in the Library Book Club’s discussion on Feb. 27. “Urrea is the author of the widely acclaimed novel The Hummingbird’s Daughter and a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction for The Devil’s Highway.
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.