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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
We congratulate our second quarter Honor Roll recipients for their hard work and dedication to this scholastic achievement!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015 • Photos
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 340 schools November 11, 2014 with the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools award at a luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015
Angelo State University conferred 504 undergraduate and graduate degrees upon 501 graduates during 2014 fall commencement exercises Dec. 13 in San Angelo, Texas. Areas of undergraduate academic study at ASU lead to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Border Security (B.B.S.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Cultural Competence and Security Studies (B.C.C.S.S.), Bachelor of Cultural Fluency and Security Studies (B.C.F.S.S.), Bachelor of Fine Ar ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015
Fredericksburg, TX (Dec. 30, 2014) – It is the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” and the Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is celebrating it in style. Starting at 7:00 pm, children and adults will have a chance to meet Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Toto in the lobby of the theater.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 7, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 340 schools November 11, 2014 with the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools award at a luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Updated December 26, 2014 9:30 AM • Photos
Jameson Slade Stockbridge was born November 9, 2014. He weighed four pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. His proud parents are Dewey and Shannon Stockbridge from Alpine, TX. He is also welcomed by grandparents Eddie and Peggy Stoudt from Helotes, TX, Randy and Connie Stockbridge from Mason, TX.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 21, 2014 • Photos
Thomas Harold Weir was born on October 2, 2014, 9:29 a.m. in the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York. Parents are Kellie and James Weir (of New York, New York). Grandparents are Amy and Hal Zesch, Cyndi Jarrell (of San Antonio) and Pidge and Mike Weir (of Naples).
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
Albert and Shirley Keyser were named Outstanding Conservation Rancher for 2014 by the Mason County Soil and Water Conservation District. Mr. and Mrs. Keyser run a ranch in the loyal Valley community. They have always been conservation minded. They practice proper grazing techniques and rotate cattle to allow rest periods for the grass.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
In November Hill Country Memorial received a top safety rating from the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score. Hospital Safety Scores can range from 1.0 to 4.0, and HCM received a score of 3.3077, earning it a grade of “A.” “By participating in the Hospital Safety Score, HCM has demonstrated a commitment to transparency,” said Emily Padula, HCM’s executive over quality.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
Art United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church in Castell have been enjoying a new pastor for several months now. They have been so busy settling in with their new pastor, they only just now realized they had not introduced he and his wife to the Mason community. Rev John Alsbrooks was born and raised in East Texas.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
At the end of 2014, two long time employees of The Commercial Bank will be "hanging up their hats" and beginning their retirement. The bank will be hosting a farewell party in conjunction with their Christmas open house this year; but, the News wanted to make sure that folks attending the reception have all the information they need about the two honorees. BOBBIE MCMILLAN Bobbie McMillan began her banking career in July 1970 as a bookkeeper.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
The Board of Directors voted on December 15th to promote Jay Tedder to Vice President of the Bank effective January 1, 2015. Tedder joined the bank’s staff as a loan officer in September 2009 after a 17 year career in law enforcement. He has attended numerous lending and compliance training programs over the past 5 years and is a licensed mortgage loan officer.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014 • Photos
Bill and Beady Beam celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary over the Thanksgiving holidays with their children and grandchildren. Will W. (Bill) Beam, from Mason, attended UT after graduating from high school. After a year of schooling, he volunteered for the Army and spent a year in Japan. He then returned to UT and entered the ROTC program, pursuing a pharmaceutical degree and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014 • Photos
Tanya Buys of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Dan and Judith Barton of Mason announce the engagement of Chrysteena Lairamore and James Barton. Chrysteena will complete her MBA at San Francisco State University in the spring of 2015. James is a partner with Point Forward in Redwood City, California. The couple is planning a wedding in March, 2015, in Austin, Texas.