Mason County News
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, President
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 22, 2014
A former 501C3 non-profit organization, the Hill Country Heritage Association, has made the decision to discontinue operations as of March 30 of this year after 20 years on the firing line defending the rights of property owners, primarily due to the fact that our Old Fire in the Guts members have gone on to happier times.
, Executive Director, Mason County Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 22, 2014
I just received word that The Day Tripper – Mason, Texas is scheduled to air on KLRU this Thursday, May 22nd at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 24th at 10:00 a.m, Wednesday, May 28th at 5:00 a.m. and Thursday, July 3rd at 8:30 p.m. Description: Chet Garner heads to Mason: the “Gem of the Hill Country.” As the only place in Texas to find topaz, the state gem, Chet learns about it from some local experts, sees the largest topaz in North America, and then goes hunting for his own treasure.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 22, 2014
This is just a reminder that early registration for the Washington, DC/Gettysburg trip is coming to an end on June 5, 2014. If you register on or before that date your deposit is only $49 and you will save $125. We will be traveling June 12-15, 2015. The four day trip will include a visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 22, 2014
During the May 12 regular session of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, the decision was made to purchase a tractor and reclaimer for the Road & Bridge Department. The Court has been discussing the possible purchase of the equipment since early April. At the end of April, a demonstration was performed on Shep Creek Road using the reclaimer so that the members of the Court, and Road Department Supervisor Squeaky Farmer, could watch the process and make a more informed decision. The process ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 22, 2014 • Photos
Jackie Drazan (2nd from left) placed 1st in computer applications and Erin Haley (2nd from right) placed 3rd in poetry reading at the regional contest. Both students will compete at the UIL State Meet on Tuesday and Wednesday. Alternates to state are Kyndal Jarl (far right) in feature writing and Cassie Benefield (far left) in prose.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 15, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held its annual end of the year picnic on Tuesday, May 6, at the home of Judy and Paul Branch. The Social Committee did a wonderful job coordinating all of the delicious food and setting the scene on this very breezy evening! The hostesses were Kay Hudler, chairperson, Pam Scott, Nanci Gibbons, Linda Kesler, Maudie Bergmann, Nan Larrimore and Carol Sattler.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 15, 2014 • Photos
Riata held its annual luncheon in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church. Tables were beautifully decorated with different patterns of china, silver, glassware and fresh flower arrangements to compliment the table settings. Lunch was cooked and served by Riata members. A style show was presented with models showing clothes from our local shops, The Thing is Boutique, with Lisa Polk and Dayna Haines models, Southern Britches, Bretta Kirby model, Lilacs N Calico, Joyce Mutschink, Jennif ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 15, 2014 • Photos
Mason’s Scarlet Punchers, as always on the cutting edge of blue-haired ladies everywhere (or is that an oxymoron?) remember Lady Bird Johnson’s motto, “Beautify America.” Although we feel wearing purple outfits and red hats already qualifies us as “beautifying America,” this month the Scarlet Punchers take beautifying even further, with our annual “Tacky Jewelry Exchange.” Monday, May 19th, at 11:30 AM, the Scarlet Punchers will have a pot luck salad lunch at the always-beautif ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 15, 2014
DALLAS, TEXAS – May 2, 2014 – The Board of Directors of the State Fair of Texas awarded $5,000 college scholarships to 66 high school seniors throughout the state of Texas, who have participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock competitive events and who are enrolling in an agricultural-related or agricultural-benefiting natural science curriculum at a Texas state college or university.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 15, 2014
The Wesley Nurse at First United Methodist Church invites you to take part in a grief and loss support group open to all citizens in the Mason area. The focus of the support group is to offer a time of listening and caring while participants work through the loss of someone, or something dear to them.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 15, 2014 • Photos
Twenty members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country have on display over a 100 pieces of their art work at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center. The Center is located at 228 Earl Garrett Street in the heart of downtown Kerrville. The show opened May 1st and will close this Sunday, May 18th.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 14, 2014 • Photos
With the fading flowers, the ripening seed pods and 17 submissions, the very first Mason County White Bluebonnet Hunt has successfully concluded. What started out as a seed of an idea blossomed into a fun little contest enjoyed by locals and visitors, becoming an unexpected big hit! Those entering the contest were asked to submit an image along with date, time and location found and to also submit a short statement about something they love about Mason County.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 14, 2014 • Photos
This bronze, donated by Gene and Patsy Zesch, will be auctioned at the Habitat for Humanity Benefit on May 17. It still has the original sticker on the bottom of the base showing that it came from Nedra Matteucci Galleries in Santa Fe, known around the world for its collection of historic and contemporary western art.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 14, 2014 • Photos
During the regular Monday meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, the group voted to hire Cody Bridges as the new County Agent. He was joined at the meeting by his wife, Lauren, and their young son, Tyce. Cody grew up in Menard and Robert Lee, and will continue as the Schleicher County Agent until the end of May.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 14, 2014 • Photos
COLLEGE STATION—This May, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service joins other Cooperative Extension services around the United States in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act on May 8, 1914. This act provides for cooperative agricultural extension work at the nation’s land-grant colleges – and county governments are vital partners in that work.