Mason County News
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Over 500 Central Texas Electric Co-op customers, members and spouses, gathered in the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium on August 18, as CTEC hosted its 68th Annual Members’ Meeting. CEO Robert A. Loth III welcomed them and introduced the eleven-member Board of Directors. Jack Asbill from Mason provided an invocation. The business of the meeting included the election of four directors to represent their respective districts on the Board.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
During Monday night's meeting of the Mason ISD board, the group were introduced to their newest faculty members, and heard about enrollment increases for the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. Trustee Treg Hudson was unable to attend the meeting; but, was connected via telephone conferencing during the discussions. According to attendance logs, and projections from those expressing an intent to attend Mason I.S.D., total enrollment in the school system for the beginning of the year is app ...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
During Monday's regular meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, the budget for the upcoming year was finalized in preparation for filing with the Clerk's office. There were only a few details to be adjusted. Included among these was an increased contribution from the City of Mason for its share of law enforcement services, and a proposed 2% increase in the salaries of county employees.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015 • Photos
If you missed the Seaquist House Foundation’s first “official” tour since purchasing the house held on July 11th during Roundup, we now have a schedule of regularly scheduled tours. They will be held the first Saturdays of the month on September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. The tours will run from 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015 • Photos
Mason ISD announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request. Starting on 24 August, 2015, Mason I.S.D. will begin distributing letters to the households of the children in the district about eligibility benefits and any actions households need to take to apply for these benefits.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today released the 2015 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters. The ratings reveal that 94 percent of school districts and charters across Texas achieved the rating of Met Standard. Districts and charters (except for those comprised of only one campus) that achieve a Met Standard rating are also eligible to receive a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 14, 2015
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) have joined forces to offer five (5) $10,000 Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarships in the fall of 2015. The scholarships will be awarded to five freshmen at Texas universities who are majoring in natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, or similar majors.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 14, 2015
In July, Hill Country Memorial’s Restore—The Remarkable Joint Center—began offering total shoulder replacement surgery at the hospital in Fredericksburg. Like the successful knee and hip joint replacement programs, the new shoulder program provides pre-operative education, innovative pain management and post-operative physical and occupational therapy to get patients back on their feet quickly. Clinical studies show that surgical programs with protocols like Restore’s decrease patien ...
, City Administrator
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 14, 2015
The public water system of the City of Mason has reached a Critical, Level 2 condition recently, and the City Administrator John Palacio has implemented additional water conservation measures.  While we do not fear immediate water shortages, we feel it is necessary to move beyond voluntary measures to protect the water levels for everyone and the increase demand of the limitations of our water system.  As the hot summer winds continue to blow and the dry conditions only worsen, the City of Ma ...
, Mason County Agent
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 14, 2015
West Texas Fair & Rodeo Entry Deadline: Wednesday, August 12th When: September 10 – 19, 2015 Website: http://www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com/p/Events/West-Texas-Fair-and-Rodeo/219 2015 West Texas Market Animal Entry Form (pdf) 2015 West Texas Breeding Animal Entry Form (pdf) State Fair of Texas Entry Deadline: Thursday, August 20th When: September 25 – October 18, 2015 Website: http://bigtex.com/livestock/livestockshow/ State Fair Youth Show Entry Worksheet (pdf) 2015 Heart O’ ...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 14, 2015
On Thursday, August 6th at around 2:30 in the afternoon a local resident of Mason crashed his airplane at the City of Mason Recycle Center located at 510 N. Ave F. Thankfully the only injury reported due to the incident was to the resident’s pride. When asked about the crash the City of Mason Administrator, John Palacio stated, “We are just glad that no one was seriously hurt!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
The Mason Community Foundation reminds local non-profit groups that the deadline is just a few weeks away to apply for the next cycle of grants! Those organizations with worthy projects which benefit the citizens of Mason County are encouraged to apply. The necessary forms are available at the Community Thrift Store, at 206 Moody St, during regular business hours and are to be returned there by close of business on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 (following Labor Day).
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
One of the discussions at Monday morning's Mason County Commissioners' Court was the 2016 budget. During those talks, the issue of the City of Mason's share of the budget costs for the Sheriff's Department took up a great deal of the meeting. In 2015, the City of Mason contributed approximately $280,000 to the county to help pay for officers, dispatch, jail services, etc.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015 • Photos
During Monday night's City Commission meeting, the group voted to approve a resolution lowering speed limits on most of the major roads entering the City. As reported in the paper two weeks ago, speed limits on Highway 87, Highway 29, Highway 377, Ranch Road 386 and a number of city streets will all be reduced to facilitate public safety. Now, the City will inform TxDOT and they will order the new signage and when it arrives will install it in the proper locations.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
When the City of Mason opened bids for the tract of land behind the Odeon Theater in June, Tommy and Lenore Newsom had the highest bid by more than $9,000. The Newsoms had bid $14,000 for the tract, while the Odeon Preservation Association (OPA) bid $4,000 and Dennis Evans $5,000. The City had offered the tract for bids, as required by law, with the expectation that OPA would purchase the tract with an intention to build dressing rooms on the narrow strip.