Mason County News
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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!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
This last Sunday afternoon (February 22), Mason was treated to an exceptional musical performance at the First United Methodist Church. The Piatigorsky Foundation provided the artist, a Texas born New Yorker, who delivered a splendid performance for those in attendance. Sometimes, classical piano concerts can be a little stuffy and the music can be beyond the tastes of many of us non-musicians.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
Mason resident Tony Plutino is seeking donations of golf clubs, bags, balls and tees for use by the new golf team in Boquillas, Mexico. During a recent trip to Boquillas he discovered that they are developing a golf program and already have a simple driving range. Isidro Sandoval, a resident of Boquillas who is spearheading the golf program, asked Tony if he could track down some surplus golf equipment for them.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
GINGER ROSE, 2014 is on display in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. This lovely quilt was made by the Voca Quilting Club as their 2014 Scholarship fundraiser. Several ladies meet at the old Voca School every Wednesday, machine-stitch quilt tops, and hand-sew the quilt top to the backing.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
Mason Education Foundation awarded $25,812.98 in grants to Mason ISD teachers, students, and staff this year! This is the highest amount we have ever awarded in a single grant cycle. Some, but not all, of the grants awarded - Classroom Library (Jenni Taylor), Reading on up! (Megan Bierschwale), Anatomy and Physiology Models (Sherrie Cordero), Literacy & Science in Quirksville (Karen Toone, Linda Geistweidt, Tami Smith), Did You See That?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Senior Center recently received proceeds from their bag fundraiser held at Hinckley’s Country Store. Pictured are Monica Hinckley and Jerry Wright.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
Mason County is the best because of the people who live here. Sean and I lost our possessions and home to fire Monday. Before the fire was out, there were people bringing the necessities to us. We want to thank everyone who has prayed, called, donated, face booked, given meals, helped, and sent their love.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
The Arnold Art Gallery will feature the paintings of DeEtte Cobb, a Paris, Texas artist,beginning Friday, March 6 through March 31. The artist has been painting for over thirty years. Her love of color and its possibilities defines her art. With lots of colors and a good tool, she creates bright, imaginative impressionistic compositions.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
The Mason County Chamber of Commerce will soon be offering a new and updated hunting lease listing that will be posted on our new website and distributed to hunters from all over the state of Texas. Those looking for a lease will find our new and upcoming website filled with useful information all in an easy to use format. The Mason County Chamber of Commerce receives on average 15 calls per week requesting a copy of this listing.