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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Brandy Neece, President of the Chamber of Commerce, is excited to welcome the new Executive Director, Nikki Sills. There are a lot of great things happening at the Chamber and the board as a whole feels that Nikki is going to be a huge asset. If you missed the Open House, please stop by the office and meet her.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
The public is invited to join new Habitat partner family Stephanie Sparks and her three children in the dedication of the twelfth home built by Mason County Habitat for Humanity. The dedication will begin at 2PM at the new home located at 1315 Morrow St. Construction of the home began on February 4th with the arrival of the first group of Care-A-Vanners and finishing touches are now being completed. This year’s home is a first for Habitat in that it is totally solar powered.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
The Mason County Cancer Benefit is just around the corner on Saturday April 26th from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., ending with a memory bag ceremony. These memory bags can be purchased for $5 at Grosse and Sons, the Script Shoppe, or by any of the Cancer benefit teams fundraisers.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
The Mason ISD Education Foundation will host a donkey basketball tournament as a fundraiser on Saturday, April 26th.  The event will be held at the Mason High School Gym. It’s basketball played on real live donkeys with all local riders. Each donkey has a special talent - run, buck, or lay down! The donkey basketball tournament begins at 6:00 PM.  Tickets for adults are $6 pre-purchase or $8 at the gate, and kids 5 and under are free.  Come cheer for your favorite team! Concessions will ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Applications for emergency farm loans for damages and losses caused by drought February 4, 2014 and continuing are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office located in San Angelo, Randy Dupre said today. Mason County is one of 43 counties in Texas recently designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as eligible for loans to cover part of actual production and/or physical losses resulting from damages caused by drought that occurred from February 4, 2014 and continuing.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
AUSTIN – Fifty Rio Grande wild turkeys sporting shiny and colored leg bracelets are roaming the woods this spring in Llano and Mason counties. Some have designer backpacks and state-of-the-art electronics. They are not trying to be fashion statements; they are participants in a high-tech information exchange. Earlier this year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists working closely with local landowners trapped, tagged and outfitted these birds with GPS tracking devices for Rio Grand ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Fredericksburg, TX - April 6, 2014 - Auditions to complete the cast of The Fantasticks will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater located at 1668 Hwy 87 South in Fredericksburg. The Fantasticks, a small-cast musical is an allegory tale told in a light, simple, poetic, theatrical style.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Julie Alford is the Artist of the Month at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. She is a self-taught artist who works primarily in acrylics. Julie stated, “I have a myriad of interests which manage to find their way into my paintings. Also, my husband Ed (who happens to be my greatest cheerleader) has a love for Western art.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Country Home Health annually donates $50 to the winner of the Mason County Cancer Benefit t-shirt design winner. This year the winner is Justyn Tedder. Pictured are Teresa Walker, Misty Criswell, Justyn Tedder, Connie Witt, Deborah Hofmann and Marissa Carter. Country Home Health’s Annual Good Friday Bake Sale is just around the corner so come out and help thm raise some money for the Mason County Cancer Benefit.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Study Club started their Silent Auction last week in the lobby of the Mason Bank. Linnda Graham, shown in the photograph attached, started the bidding on the four auction items. These items include a bluebonnet painting by Sue Kaan, a bold colored quilt by Pam Scott, a Christian Fish in Limestone by Penny Ruthven, and a wheelbarrow full of garden necessities.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Time is nearing for the westward trek to the three out of town houses included in the 2014 Mason County Republican Women Tour of Homes. Tickets for this 28th annual Tour are on sale at Market Square, and will also be available at each home on the Tour on Saturday, April 12th from 10 A.M.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
The County Judges’ Caucus held its bi-monthly meeting in Mason on Friday, March 28th. The meeting was attended by close to 20 county judges, mainly from the western hill county area. Also in attendance were former state representative Bob Turner, former chief of staff for state senator Jeff Whitworth, Joe Morris, retired Washington County Judge Dorothy Morgan, representing LCRA, and Rick Thompson, representative of the Texas Association of Counties.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
The old Puncher field house has been torn down, and the slab was poured on Monday down at the stadium. Construction of the new facility will begin soon.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
On March 25, the Mason Junior High Band went to Llano for UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest. The band received a first division rating from each of the three judges in both areas, also known as a Sweepstakes! A first division is the best rating you can receive from a judge.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Artisan Gallery is located in a beautifuly rebuilt Sunday house, part of a row of Sunday houses running north from the Mason House, on Live Oak Street, just north of the square. The Artisan Gallery displays the eclectic work of a group of local artists and artisans. Paintings in oil, watercolor, and acrylic display Hill Country talent, along with jewelry, handcrafted wood items, clocks, painted gourds, mixed media sculptures, and felted wool hangings and handbags.