Mason County News
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
The Mason County Ministerial Alliance announces their Lenten lunch schedule as follows: February 25th hosted at River of Life Church; March 4th hosted at First United Methodist Church; March 11th with meal provided by St. Martin’s Episcopal/hosted at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; March 18th hosted at St. Joseph’s Catholic; March 25th with meal provided by Hilda United Methodist/hosted at St.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
Ten high school students in Pioneers Youth Leadership were awarded $24,000 in scholarships and cash awards last week at the Capital Farm Credit Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Competition at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Jessica Dong from Knippa (rainwater collection business) and Steeley Smith from Mason (local meat processing business) each received a $10,000 scholarship.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 22, 2015 • Photos
On Wednesday, February 11th, the Mason High School chapter of the National Honor Society hosted a blood drive in conjunction with the United Blood Services of San Angelo. The goal for the drive was to collect 20 units of blood. Thanks to the great support of students and community members alike, the event exceeded its goal by receiving over 30 units.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 22, 2015
A final reminder from the Mason Community Foundation of the grant application deadline on Monday, March 2, 2015. Nonprofit organizations with worthy projects that benefit the citizens of Mason County are encouraged to apply. The necessary forms are available at the Community Thrift Store, at 206 Moody St, during regular business hours and are to be returned there by close of business on March 2nd.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015
The Fredericksburg Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International announces a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a local female college student. Eligible applicants must be female, and either the student or her parents must reside in Gillespie, Mason, or Kimble counties. Applicant must be admitted to a teacher education program.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015
A resolution important to Mason County farmers and ranchers, pushed by the Texas Farm Bureau, helped to create and change national policy at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in San Diego earlier this month. “One of the most important actions was making sure that ranchers drive future decisions on the Beef Checkoff and its marketing and research programs,” Tim Dockal, Mason County Farm Bureau president, said.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015
Fifty-six students from the Mason High School UIL Academics team competed at the Sonora Invitational on Friday, 2/9. The meet was extremely competitive, one of the highest quality meets in this region, but MHS students still managed to place in multiple events. In fact, in several events—including Informative Speaking, Current Events, Social Studies, and Literary Criticism—MHS competitors managed to leap-frog over competition who beat them two weeks ago at the Brady Invitational Meet.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 18, 2015 • Photos
First, I want to apologize for getting information into the paper so late. Everything just started happening at once and it’s been hectic around the band hall. First - we had Corinne Perlichek attend the Region Band Clinic & Concert in Stephenville where she performed with the All Region Concert Band.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 18, 2015
During Monday night's regular meeting of the Mason I.S.D. Board, Superintendent Pam Kruse presented information to the group about a plan to apply to the State Board of Education for a new field of study at the Mason campus. The classes would involve the study of viticulture, or wine grape cultivation. Mrs.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 12, 2015 • Photos
Alpha Beta Psi recently donated $250 to the Seaquist Foundation to support their renovation efforts. Pictured from left are Jeanie McLaughlin, Mona Lois Schmidt, Jan Appleby, Chel Terrell, Anna Dominguez and Kristy Powell.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 12, 2015
On Wednesday, Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced committee assignments for the 84th Legislative Session. Representative Andrew Murr was named to three committees, including the powerful Transportation Committee, as well as Culture, Recreation & Tourism, and Rules & Resolutions. Murr will be the only member of the Transportation Committee from the Hill Country, and he said he is excited to get to work on the issues of importance to House District 53. "With three different TxDOT districts ...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, February 16, for President’s Day.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 11, 2015
During Monday night's City Commission meeting, one of the "discussion only" agenda items concerned several bridge refurbishment projects around the town. During a meeting last week with Texas Department of Transportation employees and consultants, Mayor Brent Hinckley, City Administrator John Palacio and engineering consultant Daniel Hinckley, the City was informed of three bridges on the TX DOT "off system"
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
The City of Mason will discontinue leaf pickup Friday February 6, 2015. If you have any additional leaves you may bag them and call the City Office and leave your name and address for collection.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • Posted February 4, 2015
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