Mason County News
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016
Students achieving the Dean’s List for the 2015 fall semester have been announced by Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled fulltime at ASU and must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students making the honor roll are listed by their hometowns: Mason: Pascual Callejas and Raul E.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016
COLLEGE STATION, Jan. 28, 2016 - Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the fall semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance. The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester hours during the fall semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher grade point (GPR) out of a possible 4.0. A second designation, “Distinguished Student,” recognizes those who earned a 3.5 to 3.74 GPR while taking at least 15 hours for the fall semester. Am ...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016 • Photos
P.E.O Chapter IB, Fredericksburg, Texas is pleased to announce Mason resident Elisha Vierus as a PCE Grant recipient for the 2016 spring semester. P.E.O is a Philanthropic Educational Organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. As a philanthropic organization, P.E.O supports six philanthropies that include ownership of Cottey College, a women’s college with two-year and four-year programs.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016
Spring is on its way and time once again for the spring grant applications to be submitted to the Mason Community Foundation! These applications are accepted twice a year, spring and fall, from area non-profits with projects intended for the betterment of the community. Annually, the spring grant application deadline is March 1st and the fall application deadline is September 1st.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 3, 2016 • Photos
The Steady Steps Geraniums Fundraiser is underway! Order forms can be found at various local businesses or stop by the Steady Steps Office, located at 224 Broad Street. We are featuring five spectacular colors in 6” pots for $8/pot or $7.50 for four or more. Be sure to get your order in before February 26th.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 29, 2016
After review of increases in postage rates, printing costs and other expenses, the Mason County News has made the decision to increase its subscription rates, effective April 1, 2016. Current, or new, subscribers will have until that date to prepay for additional years of service at the current rates: $33 for Mason and adjacent counties; $36 for the rest of Texas; and, $45 for the rest of the United States. Starting in April, those rates will be: $40 for Mason and adjacent counties; $45 for t ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 29, 2016 • Photos
Mason Feed Store in Mason, Texas, has earned a $10,000 cash prize, and a $5,000 donation to the TBD from San Antonio Steel Company (SASCO). The awards were part of a promotion commemorating SASCO’s 50 years in business and their continued growth as the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of agricultural fencing products.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 29, 2016 • Photos
Library Board Chair Rosemary Davis, County Judge Jerry Bearden, and Librarian Patti Grote welcomed three new board members to the Library Board of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Jim Hurlbut, Bill Skinner, and Carol Sattler attended their first meeting on Jan. 19th. All of the board are looking forward to a productive 2016.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 29, 2016 • Photos
The staff and families of Grace Christian School are so pleased to commend their hard working students on receiving Honor Roll status for the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016 • Photos
On Thursday, January 21st, Suzie Paris and Richard Taylor, of Blue Mountain Peak Ranch, Mason, brought their friends, Jim Blazek and Bill Fischer, to walk the Square. They stopped in the Mason Square Museum and viewed the antique/vintage camera exhibit. Jim and Bill were high school buddies, both serving in Viet Nam in 1969, though they were 300 miles apart.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016
The Mason County Commissioners' Court had their first meeting of 2016 on January 11. They began the year by addressing some of their required "housekeeping tasks." The renewal of the lease for the land surrounding the Mason County Airport was discussed. The Court decided to hold off on granting or renewing any leases until they have time to tend to fences and brush control of those affected lands. The Court did vote to renew the lease on the large hangar to the current lessor.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016
During their first meeting of 2016, the City of Mason Commission discussed the ongoing negotiations concerning the interlocal agreement for law enforcement with the Mason County Sheriff's Department. During an extensive discussion of the issue, the Commission members agreed that continuing to work with the County was in the best interest of the citizens of the City.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016 • Photos
The 1st Place Winner in the Shortstop Big Buck Contest, sponsored by Charlie and Linda Reichenau, was Josh Harris. Mr. Harris won the Mosseberg rifle. The 2nd Place Winner of the Benchmade knife was Mrs. Donna Seibert.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016
In less than a month, the annual Mason County Youth Rally will be held at the Community Building. This is a FREE event for 6th-12th graders and will be a night to remember! This year, amazing door prizes will be given away to randomly selected registrants. Registration commences at 5:00 p.m., and all participants who are registered will have a chance to win!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016 • Photos
The Menard-Kimble-Mason unit of the Texas Retired Teachers Association had the honorable Andy Murr, representative of those and other counties, as their guest speaker at their most recent meeting. Mr. Murr discussed several concerns to be addressed in the next legislative session. Many questions, and lots of good information, were discussed by the members and Mr.