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Brady Police Bust Woman with Loads of Meth, THC & the Devil's Lettuce

BRADY, TX –– A 30-year-old Texas woman is behind bars after a traffic stop led police to 1,000 grams of THC, marijuana, and methamphetamines. According to the Brady Police Department, at approximately at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 87 N. While completing a...
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Mercedes F1 boss apologizes as fire survivors slam sponsor

LONDON (AP) — The head of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing team apologized Friday for the way the team announced its partnership with a company involved in a London high-rise where a fire killed 72 people. The team announced a sponsorship deal this week allowing building products maker Kingspan...
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Carol Violet Marler Henderson, 79, of Voca

Carol Violet Marler Henderson, age 79, a long time resident of Voca, Texas was called to heaven on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 after an unexpected and sudden illness in San Angelo. Carol was born on November 30, 1942 to Violet (Smythe) Marler and Herbert Marler in Brady, Texas, Carol grew up in Brady and attended Brady schools. While working behind the fountain counter at City Drug Store in Brady, she met L.D. Henderson. At the age of 18, she married L.D. on May 5, 1961 in the Parlor of the First Christian Church in Brady, Texas. She moved to Voca and they were married for over 60 years.
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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori by Dr. Lori Verderame Don’t know which contemporary toy is the best one to buy for everybody on your list this holiday season? While many toys make great gifts, some toys will be collectibles of the future. So, as an expert who reviews and researches the patterns of collecting in the art, antiques, and collectibles markets, I have my picks of the toys to buy and keep for the […]

Man arrested after breaching security at UK Parliament

LONDON (AP) — A man was arrested Wednesday after breaching security at Britain’s Parliament. Photos showed a man being held on the ground inside a gated yard at Parliament while officers stood over him with guns pointed. He was later taken away in a police van. London’s Metropolitan Police force...
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Pastor Jon Weber Bielfeldt

Pastor Jon Weber Bielfeldt was called home Monday November 22, 2021, at the age of 76. Jon was born April 30, 1945, to Karl and Mildred Bielfeldt in San Antonio, TX. Jon grew up in Mason, Texas, and graduated from Mason High School in 1963. Outdoorsman, Pastor, Telephone Lineman, and many more titles he held provided him an opportunity to impact many lives. Jon was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Kathy, and brother, Dan Bielfeldt.

Underwood’s Cafeteria Celebrates 75 Years

1946. Brady, Texas. A young man known as M.E. had a small bar-b-que stand. He was proud of his bar-b-que, but believed he might have a better opportunity in Brownwood. So he, his wife Pearl and their eight boys moved there and opened a stand on West Commerce street. 75 years later Underwood’s Cafeteria is still going strong, and is one of the most famous bar-b-que restaurants in the state of Texas.

Enjoy Mediterranean Flair at Elizabeth's at the Art Museum

Have you heard about that new cafe in the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST)? Yes, the one that is owned by Water Street Restaurants, but rumors are swirling that it’s a far cry from anything you’ve ever experienced from those dining experts? Of course you have. The buzz is so wild that hearing about it and getting a reservation are two different things—the latter being an incredibly sought-after dining experience.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar 2021 returning November 19 through December 24

AUSTIN, Texas - The Blue Genie Art Bazaar (BGAB) storefront is coming back for the holiday season! It will be featuring the work of more than 160 exhibitors this year. The BGAB storefront on Airport Boulevard will be open daily for in-person shopping starting November 19 through December 24. The bazaar will be open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily with the exception of Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve, BGAB closes at 6 p.m.
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

It’s finally here! The Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale begins tomorrow: Thursday – Saturday at the Community Center at Fort Mason Memorial City Park 1015 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856 (by the football stadium). Our hours will be 9:00 – 4:00, daily. If you are donating a baked item, you may do so today through Saturday at the Community Center.

'Legacy' Exhibit at Michelson Museum of Art

The Michelson Museum of Art is proud to present "Legacy," an exhibition of new acquisitions given to the Michelson Museum of Art by the late Gloria Kronenberg of New York, New York. The collection features paintings and sculptures from works of renowned artists like Joseph Stella, Milton Avery, John Marin, Alexander Calder, John Singer Sargent, and others.

Where to See the Bats in Austin (*Other Than the Congress Avenue Bridge)

While the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is the most popular destination for spotting Austin’s favorite flying mammal, there are other places in Central Texas to watch Mexican free-tailed bats emerge at dusk in the spring through fall. If you want a quieter view of this natural wonder, head to Round Rock, where nearly half a million bats emerge from the intersection of I-35 and McNeil Road. A bit further west, Eckert James River Bat Cave outside Mason, Texas, boasts one of the largest bat nurseries in the country. Near Fredericksburg, the abandoned railroad tunnel at Old Tunnel State Park hosts up to 3 million bats from May to October. But the biggest bat colony in Texas is at Bracken Cave near Natural Bridge Caverns, which offers joint tour packages to the public.
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A Repurposed Life-Mason Community Thrift Store

Standing unassumingly on the Southwest corner of Mason’s Historic Square; the Mason Community Thrift Store provides more than just a shelter for the many necessities and treasures found inside its walls. Bedazzling the front entrance is a butterfly garden, with its array of plants and colors. Visitors are often seen taking photos of the garden while catching a glimpse of a wandering butterfly or two. Everything here has a “repurposed connection,” beginning with the building itself.
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Santos – Staying True to Their Roots

Deborah and Freddie Silerio, owners of Santos, have a vision for the future while holding true to their roots. The three year anniversary of Santos’ reopening is on October 3, 2021. Barbara Walker. The iconic Santos Restaurant in Mason has delighted patrons throughout the years while maintaining their original family...
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Drinking Coffee, Doing Good for Mason

Jasmine Rodriguez, owner of LaCopa Joe, follows a simple motto: Drink coffee and do good. Her passion for Mason shows in her “Hug in a Mug” program which is one of the small ways she gives back to the community. Barbara Walker. La Copa Joe’s Jasmine Rodriguez follows her own...
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A Trip Through the Wardrobe

Lisa Polk has owned and operated The Thing Is Boutique for fifteen years. Her passion for fashion drives her to make every aspect of her store a veritable wonderland of clothing and accessories. Elizabeth White. The places that leave impressions on us as children never really leave us; we take...

Rare western diamondback rattlesnake found on Hill Country ranch

MASON COUNTY, Texas – It was a special sighting for one Hill Country homeowner who spotted an albino western diamondback rattlesnake on his property recently. The landowner of a private ranch called officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to let them know he found the reptile. “Albinism is...
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Dogs, us, and heat

Have you ever been hot outside in late August or part of September? Unless this is your first summer in Texas, if you said “No” to my silly question, I’d sure like to know your secret!. Our summers, which keep coming back on us from time to time in the...