Mason County News
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
The Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting bids for goats in preparation for the 42nd Annual World Championship Barbeque Goat Cook-Off this Labor Day weekend. Bids will be accepted from anyone interested in providing Spanish-Boer Cross goats for the event, and pricing should include the cost of the meat, processing and packaging.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
A complete listing of Round-Up parade street closures will be in the Mason County News July 8th edition. Post Hill, Schmidt, and Bryan Streets will be closed at 7 AM on Saturday July 11 for floats to line-up. All float entries have to check-in on Post Hill Street by the jail. Those wanting to get to the downtown area need to do so by 9:30 AM, streets will start being blocked at 9:40 AM and re-routing of highway traffic after that. Parking is also available Methodist Church on north side and ...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
Abel Moran, 20, a native of Mexico who was visiting relatives in Mason, drowned on Friday at the James River crossing of the Llano River. Donations are now being accepted at various spots around town to help the family cover the expenses of returning Mr. Moran to Mexico for burial.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
Trash pickup for Friday, July 3 will be picked up on Thursday, July 2. Thursday’s trash will be picked up on regular scheduled day. All City of Mason Facilities will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday July 4th.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
TEMPLE, May 19, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest approximately $21 million in additional Farm Bill dollars to help farmers and ranchers apply science-based solutions to mitigate the short and long term effects of drought. These investments will focus financial and technical assistance in the most severely drought-stricken areas in eight states to help crop and livestock producers apply conservation practices th ...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
We will start spraying between the hours of 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Please stay indoors during these and times. We want to thank everyone for their cooperation in advance in keeping Mason safe!!! Wednesday June 24, 2015 we will be spraying the south side of Mason, streets are: Austin, Fuchsia, Willow, Hackberry, Schuessler, Fir, Oak, Pine, Orange, East Rainey, Post Oak, East Kettner, South Live Oak, Schmidt, Magnolia, Smith, Steapp Ln, Hofman, City park, Landfill road. Thursday June 25, 2015 we ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
Trash pickup for Friday, July 3 will be picked up on Thursday, July 2. Thursday’s trash will be picked up on regular scheduled day. All City of Mason Facilities will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday July 4th.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
During the Monday, June 22nd meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, a unanimous vote finalized the transfer of the Fort Mason Park from Mason County to the City of Mason. The City had approved the agreement during their meeting on June 15th. The transfer allows for a simplified process for those organizations utilizing the park (Golf Association, Mason I.S.D., Baseball Association, Soccer Association) to apply for grants and assistance.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Updated June 10, 2015 3:44 PM • Photos
The forty-sixth Bauer reunion was held June 7, 2015, at Castell, Texas. Family members gathered at 11:00 a.m. in the refurbished Castell School House. Forty-one people were present, including Captain Carl Weathers, Director of The Former Texas Rangers Association and Mike Young and Richard Daywood with The Sons of the Republic of Texas. At twelve noon, a Hofmann-catered barbecue dinner was enjoyed by all.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Updated June 10, 2015 3:26 PM • Photos
Last fall the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library was awarded just under $50,000 by the Tocker Foundation. The Tocker Foundation has adopted a goal of promoting public libraries in communities of 12,000 or less. Over 30 library projects were reviewed for the benefits to be provided to the community.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Posted June 10, 2015
The County Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Mason and Llano County, Randy Maenius, announced that ranchers and livestock producers may be eligible for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for grazing losses incurred in 2015. According to Maenius, “both Mason and Llano County met qualifying drought ratings that ‘trigger’ eligibility for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program for Native and Improved grasses ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Updated June 10, 2015 2:08 PM • Photos
Members of Central Texas Electric Co-op Board District 3 (Mason/Menard/McCullough, Northern Kimble County), met Tuesday, June 2nd in the Mason Junior High cafetorium. The members were welcomed by the co-op’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. Loth III. Mr. Loth opened the meeting with the introduction of members of the co-op’s Board of Directors in attendance.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Updated June 10, 2015 2:02 PM • Photos
On May 22, 2015, we celebrated our end of the school year with an awards & recognition program and a little entertainment! We would like to congratulate all our students and families for their hard work this year. We have been blessed by our time together and happy to recognize the growth and accomplishments of our students. First we recognize those who achieved A/B Honor Roll status for the fourth quarter of the year; Fisher Bradley, Hunter Bradley, Gracie Dick, Riggin Farmer, Selah Farmer, E ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Updated June 10, 2015 2:01 PM • Photos
MASON, Texas – The City of Mason will be able to renovate its animal control shelter thanks to a $25,000 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority. The grant will help Mason improve its existing shelter and accommodate more animals in a safe and healthy environment. Only two of the shelter’s eight kennels currently meet state guidelines to hold animals for up to two weeks.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Updated June 10, 2015 1:57 PM • Photos
Three students from the Mason High School UIL Academics team competed on May 25-27 in Austin at the State UIL Meet, and all three students placed in their events. Luke Gillespie, a junior, received 4th Place in Informative Extemporaneous Speaking, and James Durst, a junior, placed 5th in Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking. Extemporaneous speaking is one of the most demanding academic events, as it requires students to perform a 7 minute speech on a world news topic after being allowed only 30 ...