Mason County News
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 3, 2014
The Tocker Foundation has awarded a $49,988 grant to the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The grant will fund Phase II of the interior renovation project begun with a 2011 Tocker grant. The funds will be used for updating the children’s area, purchasing computer stations with task chairs, adding a new seating area for Wi-Fi and laptop users, new signage, and upgrading the circulation area.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 28, 2014 • Photos
The Pontotoc Community hosted an Ice Cream Social on August 19th honoring their Postmaster, Carma Halfmann, who is retiring at the end of August 2014. She will be the last Postmaster of Pontotoc, TX. According to the book “Bluebonnets and Rattlesnakes” by H.C. Byler, Jr. the former Postmaster roster, dating back to 1880, includes: Benjamin J.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 28, 2014
Over 500 Central Texas Electric Co-op customers, members and spouses, gathered in the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium on August 19, as CTEC hosted its 67th Annual Members’ Meeting. CEO Robert A. Loth III welcomed them and introduced Board President Gerald Kaspar and the ten other CTEC directors. Joe Brown, CTEC Dispatcher in Fredericksburg, and Elder - Journey Church of Fredericksburg, provided an invocation.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 28, 2014 • Photos
Elena Ramon has been awarded the Dr. Bob Gallaway ‘42 Endowed Scholarship by the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Honors Challenge Scholarship at Texas A&M University. Both of these scholarships are awarded for excellent academic achievement. Elena is a sophomore civil engineering major with a 3.96 GPA. Her parents wish her and her brother Julio the best of luck at Aggieland this year.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 27, 2014 • Photos
On Aug. 13, Hill Country Memorial received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s best hospitals for patient experience by women. This distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on female patient satisfaction, quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women. “Hill Country Memorial is honored to be recognized as an America’s Best ...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 27, 2014
Where did the summer go? It has been extremely busy this summer at Mason ISD. One of the most important tasks was to complete the hiring of the staff. We have several new teachers and other personnel this year. The response to listing of personnel in the newspaper last year was very positive, so I thought I would do it again.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 27, 2014 • Photos
The Llano River Bed and Breakfast is open and welcoming visitors, and the Mason County Chamber of Commerce welcomed them with an official ribbon cutting last week. After an unexpected closing of Raye Carrington's bed and breakfast last summer, it is with great pleasure that the owners announce the opening of the Llano River Bed and Breakfast.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014 • Photos
Last week, the Mason County Chamber of Commerce held an official ribbon cutting to welcome their newest member business, The Line Shack. The Line Shack is a new café in town specializing in beef and seafood. They’re located at 805 San Antonio St, and they are open Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014 • Photos
Chase Stiles and Tara Johnson are so very happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kenzie Jade Stiles, born July 23, 2014, in Odessa, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces. Kenzie Jade is welcomed by her big sister, Holley, and by grandparents Theresa and Patrick Weber and Lex Kothman of Mason and Terry and Bonnie Beeler of Big Spring.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
For the past fifteen years, Steady Steps, a non-profit child care center, located at First United Methodist Church has provided nursery and childcare services to the Mason community. Our goal is to provide a program that allows children to develop emotionally, socially and physically. Part of children’s development is through active play time.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
For the second year in a row, Tim Walker walked away last Sunday with the honors as Comanche Creek club champion. Comanche Creek held its 25th annual Club Championship on August 2 and 3. Bud Menchaca had the stage set in grand golf fashion and what a championship it turned out to be.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
The 2014 Queen’s Court is off to a wonderful start! They held their fundraiser last Friday on the square. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and showed your support. As always, the great community of Mason came through and made it such a huge success. A special thank you to Lowe’s, Nacho’s Cafe, Mason Bottling, Mason Bank, Commercial Bank, First State Bank, Capital Farm Credit, Benjie’s Books & Gifts, Mike Innis, Martin Leatherwood, Jay and Julie Tedder, Jeff and TJ Schmidt, Glenn and ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014 • Photos
Olive, we think is a Boston Terrier / Jack (Parson) Russell Mix. She is young, probably less than a year old and a total cuddle buddy! Olive does have a spunky side to her, and as soon as she feels comfortable she can become a racing little diva! She was picked up by animal control and no one has come to claim her so she is now available for adoption.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014 • Photos
Havana Schmidt graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant May 28th, 2014. She received a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy with Honors. Havana was recognized by the Department of English and Philosophy for Outstanding Achievement in Philosophy.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014 • Photos
Mason, Texas in the 1880-1890’s was a bustling Hill Country town with a population that grew from 2644 to over 5000. The Courthouse Square boasted all the trappings of a good ‘Wild West’ town; a hardware store, tin shop, grocery and hardware stores and a saloon just off the corner of Fort McKavitt St.