Mason County News
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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 ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Updated June 10, 2015 1:55 PM • Photos
Esmarelda Lugo won 2nd place in the Area II poster contest offered by Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board. There are 52 counties that are eligible to participate in the contest. She was given a plaque for her beautiful art work she entered with coaching help from her art teacher, Deborah Horvath.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 3, 2015
The City of Mason public swimming pool has now opened for the summer season. Open Swim Hours are: Monday - Friday Session 1 - 10:30 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Session 2 - 2:00 - 4:55 p.m. Saturday Session 1 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Session 2 - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Fitness Swim Monday - Saturday 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Adult Swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Family Swim Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. RATES: All Swim sessions $1.50 per person per session Season passes ...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 3, 2015
At the meeting of the City Commission on May 18th, once new commission member Samantha Avalos was sworn in, the group began a conversation on the feasibility of reestablishing its own city police force. During the last few years, the City has examined this issue on several occasions. Currently, the City contributes approximately $280,000 per year to the budget of the County Sheriff's Department as their contribution to the law enforcement services that group provides for the city residents.
, City Administrator
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 3, 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 3, 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 4, 2015 we w ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
In the Texas Hill Country, Mason I.S.D. has successfully spearheaded the first ever high school viticulture program in the state of Texas. Mason I.S.D. Ag Science teacher, Lance Rasch, will instruct the course in collaboration with Texas A&M University’s Dr. Justin Scheiner, who will help write the curriculum. Dan McLaughlin, local viticulturist and proprietor of Robert Clay Vineyards, proposed the idea to Mason I.S.D.
Posted May 28, 2015
Superintendent Pam Kruse has notified the News that Friday night's graduation ceremony has been moved from Puncher Stadium to the High School gymnasium at 8:00 p.m. The change in venue is necessary due to the amount of rain already received, and the forecast for further rainfall and storms on Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 25, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015 • Photos
James Durst, a Mason junior, was awarded the Star Student Award Monday evening, May 11, at a banquet at Howard College in San Angelo. The Star Student Award was presented to 20 students in the San Angelo Standard Times readership area. These area students were awarded this honor as outstanding high school juniors in their community.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015 • Photos
This adorable 4-year-old female Bassett hound is missing from the Loyal Valley area. She is spayed, has no collar or chip; but, all vaccinations are current. Her name is Abigail. If found, please contact John or Pam at 325-347-6901.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015
The Mason Division of Emergency Management will conduct an emergency siren warning system test on Thursday May 21 at noon…weather permitting. At the last test, one of the sirens didn’t function properly, but repairs have been made, thus the reason for the test. The emergency siren warning system test (about 3 minutes long) will only be done if weather permitting.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015
We are in the process of finishing up band calendar orders. If you haven’t been contacted and you want to renew your order please call the band hall at 347-1122 ext 227 and leave a message or you can email Also, if you have never placed an order but you are interested - the cost is $5 per calendar and $0.50 per listing (birthday, anniversary, etc.) We are requesting that all orders be prepaid this year and all money needs to be turned in by June 1st.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 15, 2015
The Mason County Habitat for Humanity Spring Fundraiser which was scheduled for Saturday, May 16th at the Homer Martin Ranch has been moved to the Fort Mason Park Community Building. The rainfall this week, and the threat of further rain and storms, has prompted this change in venue.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 14, 2015
Mason ISD School Board Trustee (SMD 2) Election Results Jeff Durst (incumbent) - 68 Lester W. Jonas- 26
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 14, 2015
The Hill Country CattleWomen are seeking applications for scholarships. Applicants must be a resident of one of the following 14 counties: Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano. Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Real or San Saba. All applicants should have 60 college hours or more and be a college level junior or senior at time of application.