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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014 • Photos
The old sandstone house located at 601 Brazos, on the corner of Brazos and Mesquite, has had many owners, many occupants, and has served many functions in the community. Built in the late 1800’s by Herman Mebus, the house consisted of four rooms, with fireplaces in the east and west rooms; it had 18 inch thick walls, a large basement and two L-shaped porches on the south side.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014 • Photos
Mason County Habitat for Humanity completed the first Solar PV (photovoltaic) system powered home in the city of Mason. The house, located on Merrill St. was constructed to the latest green building standards and to the 2102 building code energy requirements. The solar system consists of fourteen solar panels mounted on the roof facing south with a combined output of 3.5KW.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 29, 2014 • Photos
During last Monday night's City Commission meeting, Mayor Brent Hinckley was once again administered the oath of office.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 29, 2014 • Photos
The American Junior Rodeo Association will be coming back to Mason June 6 and 7.   The Mason Rodeo Association is expecting over 200 contestants from all over Texas as well as the surrounding states.  This large number of expected contestants is due to the added money the Association is able to offer thanks to the generous support of the Mason Feed Store.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 29, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Garden Club had their meeting on Tuesday, May 20th at 2 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of St Paul Lutheran Church. Attending were 16 members and two visitors. Rosemary Davis gave an interesting program on “Making Bread” and demonstrated how she made several different kinds of homemade breads.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 29, 2014
KERRVILLE, TX (05/20/2014)(readMedia)-- Eloy Eliberto Rico of Mason, TX graduated from Schreiner University during a recognition ceremony held on campus in Dietert Auditorium in early May. Rico, son of Eloy Rico and Cynthia Del Toro, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design. Schreiner University is an independent coeducational liberal arts university related by choice and by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 29, 2014 • Photos
Members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country gathered May 20 at Judy & Raymond Uherek’s hilltop home at Streeter for an evening of friends, food, and fun. Outgoing FAAHC President, Nan Loeffler, welcomed our new “prez”, Rosemary Davis, and the 2014-15 Board: Judy Black-Hall, Vice President; Carol Kothmann, Secretary; Raymond Uherek, Treasurer; Marcy Holmes-Wheeler, Education Chair; Nan Loeffler, Past President; and Johnny and Jim Heidelberg, Public Relations Chair.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 28, 2014
The Community Thrift Store of Mason is launching a new way to make purchases at the store through silent auctions. Beginning immediately items will be purchased through a bidding system. Highest bidder will be able to purchase the designated item. First item up for bid is a new Barcalounger with tags in a leather fabric.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 28, 2014 • Photos
There were 110+ people in attendance at the Peter’s Prairie School historical marker dedication. A ceremony was held to honor the 93 year old educational institution and all the students who received an education there. Mason Boy Scout Troop 281, guided by troop leader Sheri Jordan, raised the flag and led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 28, 2014
Early last week, on Monday, June 19, a special ceremony was held to present the 2014 scholarships to the graduating seniors. The following is the script from that evening Principal Chris Habecker: Tonight it is my honor to welcome you to the Scholarship Awards Ceremony honoring the Mason High School class of 2014.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 25, 2014 • Photos
Mason County Farm Bureau recently conducted an Ag Field Day for the Mason Elementary 3rd and 4th graders. The program is designed to teach the young students about agriculture and how they are exposed to all elements of agriculture and its by-products though out their daily lives. Directors of the Mason County Farm Bureau gave presentations over: Cotton, Beef and Dairy, Wheat and Corn, and Sheep and Goats as well as a Session on Ag Careers to show the many jobs that are related to the Agricultu ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 25, 2014 • Photos
Mason Young Life is having its 3rd Annual Car Wash Fundraiser this Saturday, May 24th on the south side of the square from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Car Wash is by donation only, so please stop by to help send kids to camp this summer. We are taking 20 high school students to camp this June at Crooked Creek Ranch in Colorado.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 25, 2014 • Photos
The weather was perfect, the trainers were ready, and the dogs, miraculously, were paying attention. Or, to put it another way, the dogs were perfect, the trainers were paying attention, and the weather was ready. However way you put it, Saturday, May 17th, four stellar graduates from Reigning Cats & Dogs’ spring obedience class put on an outstanding demonstration of dog training.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 25, 2014
Band calendar renewals are going to be done this week! If you haven’t been contacted yet about your calendar for next year please call the band hall 347-1122 or come by Benjie’s. We are trying to contact everyone who has purchased in years past, but we need some help. If you want to be sure your listings are included and you get a calendar next year please get in touch with us.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 25, 2014
AUSTIN, TEXAS.The Dorbandt House in Marble Falls and the Reynolds-Seaquist House in Mason are among the 12 sites that Preservation Texas, Inc. has named to its eleventh annual list of Texas’ Most Endangered Places. Preservation Texas officials announced the selections outside the Texas State Capitol on May 20. “The 2014 list is a diverse group of sites that reflect the range of preservation issues that historic places throughout the state are confronting,” said Evan Thompson, executive ...