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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 • Posted December 16, 2015 • Photos
Mason Community Kitchen completed its fourth year of operations on December 12, when 21 volunteers prepared taco soup for distribution at the food bank. If you would like to volunteer for this local hunger relief organization, contact Scott Zesch at 347-6291 or szesch@hctc.net. Contributions and memorials may be sent to Mason Community Kitchen at P.O.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 • Posted December 16, 2015
Rejoice! Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. As a true chocoholic, I think this is one of the best special days ever. The timing of this day, during the holiday season, couldn’t be better. We even have three non-fiction books devoted to chocolate: Eat chocolate, lose weight: new science proves you should eat chocolate every day (this one sounds like a great diet to me) by Will, Clower (613.2 CLO); The Most Decadent Diet Ever by Devin Alexander (641.5 ALE); and Chocolate by Lora, ...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 • Posted December 16, 2015
December 18th is the deadline for making your donation to the annual Mason County E.M.S. fundraiser: “Operation Christmas Greeting”. This paper’s Christmas edition is December 23rd, and it will contain a Texas size “Community Greeting Card” that has an alphabetical listing of all contributors. Only the total amount of all donations is ever listed. The Mason County “Greeting” began fourteen years ago and the goal each year is to provide funds for equipment needs.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 • Posted December 16, 2015
11/01/2015@ 0050 – EMS – EMS responded to FtMcKavitt St for a woman who felt ill 11/01/2015@ 1240 – Theft – Deputy Jones investigated a theft on FtMcKavitt St 11/01/2015@ 1336 – Loose livestock – Chief Deputy Stringer put up a cow out on Hwy 377 11/01/2015@ 1531 - Loose livestock – Chief Deputy Stringer put up a cow out on Hwy 377 11/02/2015@ 1152 – Vehicle unlock – Chief Deputy Stringer unlocked a vehicle on FtMcKavitt St 11/02/2015@ 1450 – Loose livestock - Chief Depu ...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 • Posted December 16, 2015
The Mason City Commission only had three action items on Monday night's agenda; but, the first one dominated most of the meeting - consideration of the Interlocal Agreement for Law Enforcement with Mason County. Sheriff Buster Nixon was in attendance at the meeting, along with Chief Deputy Dean Stringer, to answer any questions the group might have about the details of the agreement. Most of the questions passed between the Commission and the Sheriff had to do with measuring and evaluating pe ...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 • Posted December 16, 2015 • Photos
2 Year Old Male Mix Breed Sweet, sensitive and full of love. Artie is one FANTASTIC dog. He is well mannered, and wants nothing more than to be your best buddy. Artie really craves attention. As soon as you start petting him he sits calmly, and looks up at you with the sweetest eyes.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Posted December 10, 2015
The Mason County 4-H took part in the District contest last week. Mason county was represented by 20 hardworking kids that had been practicing for the last 2 months. As a Team the Intermediates were 4th in sheep and goats Jay Ahlschwede was 4th in Sheep and Goats Rylan Jordan was 7th in Swine Senior Team was 3rd in Cattle, 4th in Sheep and Goats, 4th in Swine, 4th in Reasons and 4th Overall High Team Ryli Ruffin was 10th in Cattle, 5th in Sheep and Goats, 8th in Reasons Lucas Martin was 8 ...
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Posted December 10, 2015
The City of Mason will be closed Thursday and Friday December 24th and 25th for the Christmas Holidays. Trash trucks will pick up as scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (December 21, 22, and 23). Thursday, Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve) pickup will be on Tuesday December 22nd Friday, Dec. 25th (Christmas Day) pickup will be on Wednesday December 23rd Landfill and Recycle operations will be closed Saturday December 26th.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Posted December 10, 2015 • Photos
Llano River Region Adventures recently conducted its last, scheduled trip of the year by leading a group of Rice University students on the Llano River between Honey Creek Ranch and the James River Crossing.  The group of mixed-discipline undergraduates, led by Rice University Earth Sciences Professor, Andre Droxler, was enjoying a field trip to Mason County to have a close look at the ancient Cambrian Stromatolite Reefs along the cliff faces in this section of the river.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Posted December 10, 2015 • Photos
On Friday, November 13, Mason High School hosted it’s annual College and Career Day sponsored by the Career and Technology Department and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). When the event originated 5 years ago most guests were Mason community members and representatives from nearby colleges and universities. It has grown to include not only our own successful community members, but other notables inlcuding NASA engineers, Rice University fellows and major universities ...
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Posted December 10, 2015
Librarian Patti Grote and Assistant Librarian Nancy Scholibo are hosting An Open House the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Cookies and drinks will be served throughout the day on Friday, December 18th. The Library is accepting donations for rescued animals. Please bring an item for cats or dogs, such as food, bedding, treats, leashes, etc.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Posted December 10, 2015
We will start picking up leaves on December the 14th. Please try not to put any limbs in the piles of leaves so our vacuum can pick up all leaves. Please put all leaves on side of street. If you miss us for any reason be assured that we will be back by the following week.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Posted December 10, 2015
For the second consecutive year, Hill Country Memorial has been recognized by Women’s Choice Award as an America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics and as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. The Women’s Choice Awards identify the best hospitals nationwide that are women-friendly and align with women’s health care needs and preferences.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Posted December 10, 2015
The regular meeting of the Mason Garden Club will be on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Stribling Room. This is our annual Christmas party and members need to bring their favorite holiday pot luck dish and a white elephant gift that can be either garden related or not.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 • Posted December 10, 2015 • Photos
Western music artists The English Brothers are returning to Fredericksburg with a new holiday show entitled Cowboy Christmas with The English Brothers. The brothers will play two shows, December 22 and 23, 2015, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S US Hwy 87, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624. This quartet of all native Texan brothers will perform holiday favorites as well as classic western tunes such as Cool Water, Happy Trails and Ghost Riders in the Sky.