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"Gem of the Hill Country"Population (2015e): 2,139Elevation: 1,539 ftArea: 3.7 smCounty: Mason (county seat)
Zip Code: 76856Area Code: 325-347Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 44' 52" N, 99° 13' 55" W
Location: 42 mi NW of Fredericksburg, 29 mi S of Brady, 34 mi W of Llano, 45 NE of Junction, 38 mi SE of Menard
Highways: US 87, TX 29, RR 1871, RR 377Creeks: ComancheRivers: None
- City Of Mason: 325-347-6449
124 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856
- Mason County Chamber Of Commerce
POB 156, 108 Ft McKavitt St,
Mason, TX 76856
NEIGHBORING TOWNS: 7 mi W of Art, 19 mi NW of Castell, 7 mi SE of Katemcy Rocks, 27 mi NE of London
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: tourism, hunting, fishing, kayaking, ranching, wineries, wildflowers, art galleries, antiques
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
- Comanche Creek Golf Course
- Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve
- Fort Mason: Established in 1851 as part of a line of army forts from the Rio Grande to the Red River to open new areas and provide protection for settlers. A training ground for generals.
- Gene Zesch's Woodcarving Exhibition
- Historic Mason County Courthouse: Downtown Mason, Greek Revival style set on a rare 'Double Block' Courthouse Square (two sides are two blocks long), one of the few in the State of Texas.
- Mason County Historical Museum
- Odeon Theater: Restored historic theater. One movie at a time.
- Sandstone Cellars Winery & Mason County Vineyards: An insightful boutique winery just off the town square in Mason. Tasting room.
- Seaquist Victorian Mansion: Built of sandstone, this 22-room house is elaborately detailed with carved limestone. Group tours available. See full details below
- Topaz Hunting: Topaz is the official Texas state gem. Colorless and light-blue varieties of topaz are found in Precambrian granite in the vicinity of Streeter in Mason County (per TSHA). Topaz is not produced commercially. Rockhounders should contact Wesley Loeffler, Menard Route, Mason, TX 76856, 325-347-6415, or stop at Nu-Way Grocery (on the NW corner of the Square), Country Collectibles on US 87 N, Benjie's Books & Gifts, or Underwood's Antiques, who offer cut and mounted stones and local hunting advice. See Gray's Blog, and Mason Gems
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Bend: Alamosa Wine Cellers
- Bluffton: Lake Buchanan
- Brady: Golf, Music Museums; Courthouse & Jail; Historic Train Depot
- Lake Buchanan Area: Buchanan Dam & Museum & Visitor Center; Vanishing Texas River Cruise; Canyon Of The Eagles Lodge & Nature Park; State & LCRA Parks
- Burnet: Austin Steam Train Association's "Hill Country Flyer"; Highland Lakes Air Museum;
- Fort Croghan; Delaware Springs Golf Course; Perissos Vineyard And Winery; Falkenstein Castle
- Castell: River Recreation
- Fredericksburg: Fort; Butterfly Ranch; Herb Farm; Theater; Trade Days; Museums; Dulcimers; Historic German Downtown; Jewelry Workshop; Rockbox; Wildseed Farm; Cowboy Ranch
- Hilltop: Restaurant
- Junction: Park; Golf; Scenic Drives
- Kingsland: Falkenstein Castle; Inks Lake State Park; Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery; Longhorn Cavern State Park; Buchanan Dam; Golf Courses; Packsaddle Mountain; Historic Rail Yard Complex
- Lampasas: Downtown National Historical District; Pillar Bluff Vineyards; Texas Legato Winery; Keystone Square Museum; Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden; Golf; Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theater
- Llano: Parks; Golf; Hill Country Wildlife Museum; Llano County Historical Museum; Lantex Theater
- Menard: Golf; Historic Mission & Fort; Ditch Walk & Historic Buildings; Museum; River Adventures
- Richland Springs: Rising Star Winery
- Tow: Fall Creek Vineyards/winery; Lake Buchanan
- Bend: Colorado Bend State Park
- Bluffton: Black Rock LCRA Park; Cedar Point Recreation Area
- Lake Buchanan Area: Canyon Of The Eagles Nature Park; State & LCRA Parks
- Burnet: Longhorn Cavern State Park; Inks Lake State Park; Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery
- Fredericksburg: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site & National Museum Of The Pacific War; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area; Lady Bird Municipal Park
- Junction: South Llano River State Park
- Kingsland: Inks Lake State Park; Inks Lake Dam National Fish Hatchery; Longhorn Cavern State Park; Nightengale Archaeological Center
- Llano: Badu City Park, Leonard Grenwelge County Park, Moore Memorial Park, Ray House & Grounds, Robinson City Park
- Menard: Fort McKavett State Historical Site
- San Saba: San Saba River Nature Park
- Fort Mason City Park
- Jan: County Livestock Show
- Mar: Texas Topaz Day Celebration
- Apr: Bluebonnet Country Lanes Drives; Home Tour
- May: Wildflower Country Lanes Drives; Mother's Day Craft Show
- Jun: Open Tennis Tournament; Catfish Fry
- Jul: County Fair & Rodeo, Parade; Arts and Crafts Show
- Oct: Old Yeller Days; Fall Festival; Over the Hill Tennis Tournament; Starving Artist's Show
- Nov: Veteran's Day Ceremony; Wild Game Dinner; Light Up Our Town Christmas Festivities
- Dec: Drive Through Luminary; Home Tour
- Recurring Events:
- Every Thur-Sun: Eckert Bat Cave: 6p-9p, 325-347-5970. www.nature.org, Bat Caves
- Every 3rd Thur: Performing Songwriters Showcase, 6-10p, at Sandstone Cellars Winery, 207 San Antonio St, by donation, supports cancer victims. 512-217-4596, Web
WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather
- On-Line News: Google News; Topix
- Newspapers: Mason County News, 325-347-5757, www.masoncountynews.com. Weekly
- Radio: KHLB 102.5 FM, 325-347-1025, www.khlb1025.com;
KOTY 95.7 FM; KYRT 97.7 FM; KZZM 101.7 FM
- TV, Articles:
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "It grew up around Fort Mason, established in 1851, although some settlers were already in the area before that date. One of the first, William S. Gamel, is thought to have arrived around 1846. Peter Birk and Henry Hick were among the first German settlers who moved west from Fredericksburg. Near the site of present Mason is Gamel Spring, where John O. Meusebach is thought to have signed a treaty with Comanche Chief Ketemoczy in 1847. The area was a favorite Indian campsite, and Gamel Spring was later used as a source of water by Fort Mason. Early settlers gathered around the fort, attracted by the opportunities for employment and protection from Indian attacks. Other settlers were soldiers from the fort whose terms of enlistment had expired. A sutler's store and blacksmith shop formed the nucleus of the early town when they were moved from the actual fort on Post Hill to the nearby community of Mason.
Shortly after the fort was occupied, mail service was established from San Antonio to Mason, and then on to the west. Supplies were also shipped from San Antonio by mule wagon. The Fort Mason post office, one of the county's first, was established three miles from the fort in March 1858 by George W. Todd. The name was changed to Mason in June of that year, and the office was eventually moved into the town itself. One of the first stores in Mason was a picket building erected by W. C. Lewis, who sold ammunition, groceries, and whiskey to soldiers and settlers. A second store was opened around 1860 by James E. Ranck, known as the "father of Mason" because of his efforts to develop the town and draw settlers to the area. He and Ben F. Gooch bought 5,000 acres of nearby land to lease to sharecroppers for cotton growing. In March 1861 the fort was surrendered to Confederate authorities, but it remained virtually unmanned during the Civil War, except for local militia and rangers. During the war years settlers suffered severe Indian attacks, and most of the families in the area congregated in or near the fort for protection. Mason was made the county seat by election on May 20, 1861. In 1866 the fort was reoccupied by federal troops, and there was a resurgence of settlers into the area. The federal government built the first telegraph line in the county through Mason to the western forts; the line was made available to the public until 1868, when the fort was permanently abandoned. When the fort was deserted, both during and after the Civil War, nearby residents appropriated equipment and building materials to use in Mason, until eventually almost all traces of the installation had disappeared. An election was held confirming Mason as county seat, on August 26, 1869, and land within the town was donated for county purposes on July 13, 1870, by William and Caroline Lockhart and John and Kate Gamel.
Shortly after the Civil War a stage route and mail line was established through Mason from San Antonio to El Paso. A picket house built by S. F. Lace Bridges served as the earliest hotel. Bridges later built the Mason House, a popular stage stand and hotel for a number of years. During the post-Civil War period, beef was so cheap that cattle were killed for their hides, and the Ranck store became a center of the hide trade. Shortly after, the demand for meat in the eastern and northern markets caused prices to soar, and by the 1870s Mason was the nucleus of a thriving ranch economy.
Early schools were taught by William Poffard at the home of W. C. Lewis, and by Mrs. Lizzie McGuire in the Mason House hotel. James Ranck and John Lemburg built a mill and gin on Comanche Creek sometime before 1870, which burned in 1890. By 1869 the first stone residences were built in Mason; by 1890 nearly all the buildings were of stone. The first county courthouse and a jail were built in 1869. Previously, court proceedings had been held under an old live oak tree near the town well on the northeast corner of the town square. In 1882 the jail was replaced, and again in 1984. The courthouse and all the county records burned on January 21, 1877; a new building was completed by 1878.
The oldest church in Mason was probably the Lutheran church organized on February 15, 1872, by Rev. H. Huber; shortly thereafter a building was erected that served as church and school. The Baptist church was organized that same year, and within the next decade numerous other churches of various denominations were established. One of the oldest church buildings surviving into the twentieth century was the Catholic church, built in 1876. James Kibbee and W. S. Vickery published the first newspaper, the Item or News-Item, beginning in 1877. V. N. Loring took it over in 1886 and renamed it the Mason News. Eventually it became the Mason County News, which was still being published in the mid-1980s. A drought in 1887 was so severe that the county had to apply for state aid to assist destitute citizens, but the town's economy suffered no permanent decline. The town's first bank was organized by F. W. Henderson; it later became the first National Bank of Mason. Anna Martin became the first woman bank president in Texas when she founded the Commercial Bank in July 1901; this bank was still in operation as of 1977.
In 1900 an entire row of buildings on the north side of the public square burned, including the post office and a number of businesses. This event encouraged the organization, on September 19, 1900, of the first Mason volunteer fire department, which continued into the mid-1980s. The courthouse was replaced in 1909. In December 1902 the first telephone in the county was installed in the county judge's office in the courthouse. Public utilities were slow to develop in Mason, but the first electric light plant was in operation by 1898, providing limited services, and the West Texas Utilities Company began providing electricity in 1925. Periods of drought during the 1940s and 1950s caused public utilities to boom as the town shifted from the use of private wells to a municipal water system.
In 1923 Mason was the largest town in Texas without a railroad, despite numerous attempts over the years to get one. After the increase of automobile use and the development of the Puget Sound-to-the-Gulf Highway, the need for a railroad was minimized, and by the 1930s a number of highways ran through the town. On July 5, 1951, the live oak tree that stood in the town square where the old town well had been had to be removed to prevent interference with traffic. By the 1970s the Mason County Airport, located three miles southeast of town, served the community. All of the rural schools in the county were consolidated with the Mason schools in 1946. This and the development of improved farm roads caused much of the population to concentrate in the county seat. In 1945 Mason incorporated, after several previous attempts, partly in order to build and operate its own electrical system. The Mason Memorial Hospital was opened in 1949 and provided medical services to the entire county.
For most of its history Mason has been primarily a ranching community. Because of the great interest in agriculture, the 4-H Club and other agricultural organizations have been a major concern of both town and county. In 1907 the Mason Business Men's Club was organized; it became the Mason Chamber of Commerce on June 1, 1925. The Maverick Club, which became the Junior Chamber of Commerce in December 1935, organized the Mason County Fair Association, which manages the fair park, established in 1938 and located southeast of town on the San Antonio highway. The annual Mason County Fair and Rodeo draws tourists from all over the state. Mason also attracts many hunters, fishermen, and campers in season. Tourist attractions include the Sequist home, built in the late 1880s by E. M. Reynolds and opened to the public in January 1975; the Mason Bat Caves; and the Fort Mason Museum, which consists of the old officers' quarters restored by the Mason County Historical Society and dedicated in July 1976. The Old Grammar School was renamed the Historical Building and has since housed the county library, a museum, and county offices. The historic Gamel Spring nearby was being used to feed the town swimming pool.
Mason has been the largest town in Mason County for most of its history. Since 1900 its population has generally ranged between an estimated 1,200 and 2,000 people; the 1982 population was 2,153. The town is the center of the county for business, education, and social life. In 1990 the population was 2,041. The population grew to 2,134 in 2000."
Frederick Benjamin Gipson was born in 1908 near Mason. He worked for the San Angelo Standard-Times and then the Denver Post. Gipson is probably best known for the story of "Old Yeller" (and "Savage Sam" and other favorites). He is remembered with an historical display and statue at Mason Square Museum. See listings below for details. Article
PRIOR NAMES: None
HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us. Includes interactive map plus detailed descriptions of historical markers, cemeteries, museums, all searchable by county. See Markers
CEMETERIES: See THC Historic Sites Atlas above.
- Old & New Gooch: E side of town on TX 29
- Crosby: NW of town on US 87 & Crosby Cemetery Rd
- See more at: County Cemeteries
IMAGES OF MASON: Nostalgiaville; Flickr
WEB CAM FROM MASON COURTHOUSE SQUARE:
OTHER PROFILES: City Data; ePodunk; Texas Escapes (not available); Travel Texas (not available) Wikipedia
Within the town area, US 87 N is called Ft McKavitt St
The street name is spelled "McKavitt" while the apparent source of the name is actually "McKavett" after whom nearby Ft McKavett was named.)
The Courthouse Square is bounded by US 87 & TX 29 (Ft McKavitt St) on the N (the "Main" street at the Square), San Antonio St on the E, Westmoreland St on the S, and Moody St on the W
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
CHEROKEE ROSE: 325-347-0146: 421 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
COUNTRY COLLECTIBLES: 325-347-5249; 320 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
P. V.'s ANTIQUES: 325-347-5516; Mason, TX 76856. On the Square
RED DOOR ANTIQUES: 325-347-6824; Mason, TX 76856
(THE) SHOOTING STAR: 325-347-5301; 108 Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856
UNDERWOOD ANTIQUE MALL: 325-347-5258; 100 N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. On the Square
ARNOLD ART GALLERY: 325-347-6272; 118 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On The Square
GENE ZESCH: 325-347-5531; Mason, TX 76856. Exhibits at Commercial Bank
MASON ARTISAN GALLERY: 325-347-2965; 117 N Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856
(THE) MASON GALLERY: 325-347-5225; 108 S Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856. N side of Square
(THE) PAINTED TREE STUDIO: 325-805-1176; 825 Wren, Mason, TX 76856. www.thepaintedtreestudio.com
PETERS CREEK STUDIOS: 325-347-6380; Mason, TX 76856. www.peterscreekstudios.com
KYLE MARTIN: Paintings displayed at Sandstone Cellars, see below
TONI HURLBUT DESIGNS: 325-347-8267; Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square. Jewelry
DAVID A. YOUNG: 325-347-1040; 124 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
GEISTWEIDT & WHITWORTH: 325-347-6328; 100 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856. www.masonlegal.com
JACK LEE: 325-347-6388; 100 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856. www.chevron.com
SHAIN V. H. CHAPMAN: 325-347-6000; 120 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.chapman-law.com
BEATY AUTO REPAIR & SERVICES: 325-347-5759; 501 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
DIPSTICKS TIRE & LUBE: 325-347-6108; 830 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.dipstickstireandlube.com
GARY'S REPAIR: 325-347-5694; 121 Crosby Cemetery Rd, Mason, TX 76856
HILL COUNTRY COLLISION REPAIR: 325-347-5767; N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856
J & K AUTO SERVICES: 325-347-5429; 103 Pontotoc St, Mason, TX 76856
MASON BODY SHOP: 325-347-6885; 210 Camanche St, Mason, TX 76856
STRIPES: 325-347-5133; 616 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.stripesstores.com
WATSON-NAPA AUTO PARTS: 325-347-6767; 1111 Ft McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856. www.napaonline.com/tx/mason
WEBER'S CHEVRON: 325-347-0405; 615 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
CAPITAL FARM CREDIT: 325-347-6653; 877-959-5500; 431 Ft McKavitt St (US 87 N), Mason, TX 76856. www.capitalfarmcredit.com
(THE) COMMERCIAL BANK: 325-347-6324; 100 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. www.tcbmason.com
FIRST STATE BAND - CENTRAL TEXAS: 325-347-5347; 215 Westmoreland, Mason, TX 76856. www.fsbcentex.com
MASON BANK: 325-347-5911; 111 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856. S side of Square. www.masonnationalbank.com
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH: 325-347-6862; 505 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856
CHURCH OF CHRIST: 325-347-5771; 400 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 325-347-5219; 325 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 325-347-5105: 210 Broad, Mason, TX 76856. http://fumcmason.org
HILDA UNITED METHODIST: 325-347-6385; 5850 Loeffler Ln, Mason, TX 76856. www.hildaumc.org
MASON COMMUNITY CHURCH: 325-347-5417; 516 N Robin Ave, Mason, TX 76856
MASON GOSPEL CHURCH PARSONAGE: 325-347-5436; 216 Waxwing St, Mason, TX 76856
RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH: 325-347-9497: 217 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856. www.rolmason.org
SOUTHERN BAPTIST - PRIMERA MASON: 512-347-5219; Mason, TX 76856
SPRING STREET GOSPEL CHURCH: 416 Spring St, Mason, TX 76856
ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH: 325-347-6932; 210 S Ave B, Mason, TX 76856
ST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH: 325-347-5582; 104 Magnolia, Mason, TX 76856. http://stpaulmason.com
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
MASON FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin: 325-347-6363; Mason, TX 76856
MASON COUNTY EMS: Admin: 325-347-6693; 220 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
COMANCHE CREEK GOLF COURSE: 325-347-5798; 566 Fair Grounds Rd, Ft Mason Park, Mason, TX 76856-0397. www.masontxcoc.com. Public, municipal, 9 holes, 3101 yds, par 36. Located just SW of town just past the RR 1723 intersection, on E side of US 87. Map
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT:
MASON, CITY OF: 325-347-6449; 124 Moody, Mason, TX 76856. www.mason.tx.citygovt.org
Richard P Eckert Civic Center; Mason City Pool
See Utilities section below for Electric, Recycle and Landfill
FORT MASON CITY PARK: 325-347-6449; On US 87 S of Mason Square with 29 RV hookups, all types of camping. Hiking trail, community building, ball fields.
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Mason County Government Offices
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE: http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu. Mission is to improve the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education. See full Focus Topic Profile at: AgriLife
Local: , 325-347-6459; 505 Moody, Mason, TX 76856.
Web: http://mason.agrilife.org, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MASON MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA: 325-347-5037; Mason, TX 76856. Web MMWMA was a working exotic game ranch before TPWD acquired it in 1997. Today, 14 species of resident exotics provide excellent opportunities to study the effects of African ungulates on local habitat, and interactions between exotic and native wildlife. Dedicated to research concerning the ecology of the Central Mineral Region, and its application to wildlife management on private lands. Hunting by special permit is allowed. Located 10 mi N of Mason off US 87. Web. Facebook. Also see our Portal Focus Topic page on Hill Country Lakes & Parks
TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS): 512-424-2000; 5805 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. www.txdps.state.tx.us. Responsible for statewide law enforcement, vehicle regulation, driver's licenses.
Local: , 325-347-6937; 201 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856-0391
TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT: 512-288-0895; www.tpwd.state.tx.us. See Parks. Provides technical assistance to landowners in all aspects of native wildlife and habitat management, including game, non-game, and endangered species. Experts available to assist in the preparation of detailed wildlife management plans. Operates state parks. Game warden. Counties served: Mason
Game Warden: 325-423-4034; Cody Hatfield
US POST OFFICE: www.usps.com
Local post office: 325-347-5442; 704 Wren St, Mason, TX 76856-9998
COMMUNITY SERVICE & SUPPLY: 325-347-5359; 1408 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
DAYTON AIR SOLUTIONS: 325-347-4025; 146 Meyers St, Mason, TX 76856
DAVID LANGEHENNING CONSTRUCTION: 325-347-2882; 2555 RR 1723, Mason, TX 76856
FREDONIA PEANUT COMPANY & HILL COUNTRY GRAINS: 800-429-7688; 325-429-6211; FM 1222 & RR 386, Fredonia, TX 76842. www.fredoniapeanut.com. 1/4 mi S on US 71 between Llano and Brady on RR 386; 15 mi N of Mason on RR 386 & 1222. HCG deer corn, soy-corn, soybeans, deer protein pellets, oats, wheat, fertilizer, feed, seed, hay, tires, batteries, oil, automotive supplies, deer feeders and timers, blinds, tri-Pods, hunting supplies, ammo, raw peanuts and pecans, ice, fuel, taqueria. restrooms
HAYMAKERS: Del Roy Reichenau, Gene Geistweidt, 325-347-5608, 325-347-6236; Mason, TX 76856.
LAKE COUNTRY CONSTRUCTION: 830-693-7777; Mason, TX 76856
MASON BUILDING SUPPLY & RENTAL: 325-347-5899; Mason, TX 76856
MASON COUNTY HOMES: 325-347-7650; Mason, TX 76856
MASON FEED STORE: 325-347-6381; 130 Austin, Mason, TX 76856. www.masonfeedstore.com
MASON GREEN STAR INC: 325-347-0375; 1451 Landfill Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.masongreenstar.com
ROOFTECH SOLUTIONS: 830-265-9171; 1522 Streeter Ln, Mason, TX 76856. rooftech-construction.com
SMITH STEEL: 325-429-6444; Fredonia, TX 76842. www.smithsteeltx.com
WALTON CONSTRUCTION: 325-347-5985; 909 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. Excavation
VIRDELL DRILLING: 325-247-4249; Mason, TX 76856. www.virdelldrilling.com
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
TAXIDERMY & MEAT PROCESSING:
A VISION TAXIDERMY: 325-347-6783; 237 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856. www.avisiontaxidermy.com. On 87 S of Square.
HUNTING, FISHING, SPORTING GOODS, SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY STORES:
BLUE THORN FENCE COMPANY: 325-347-9667; 417 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Ranch & deer fencing.
HUNTER GEISTWEIDT: 325-347-2843; Mason, TX 76856. Year-round deer feeder filling service.
(THE) WILDLIFE RANCH HUNTING & SUPPLY STORE: 325-347-8808; 5400 W TX 29, Mason, TX 76856. www.huntingandsupply.com. At intersection of US 87, TX 29, and Hwy 377 just N of town. Includes wildlife museum with one of the largest collections of native and exotic game mounts in the Texas Hill Country. Corn, timers & feeders, game calls, cammo clothing, gifts, hunting & fishing licenses, and more.
CITIZENS/HEMPHILL INSURANCE: 325-347-6440; 205 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856
FARMERS INSURANCE: 325-347-5927; 410 El Paso St, Mason, TX 76856. www.farmersagent.com/whofmann
MASON-MENDARD FARM BUREAU INSURANCE: 325-347-6458; Mason, TX 76859
Also see our Portal Focus Topic page on Tubing & Kayaking at: hillcountrytubingpaddling.html
BLUE MOUNTAIN PEAK RANCH: 325-347-7144; 3699 Blue Mountain Ln, Mason, TX 76856. www.bluemountainpeakranch.com/id3.html. Privately owned ranches available to the public, located 17 miles SW of Mason off RR 1871. Offers: camping, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, hunting. Guided kayak trips on the Llano River.
HEMPHILL INSURANCE AGENCY (& ROCK BOTTOM KAYAKS): 325-347-6440; 205 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856. Located on the courthouse square. On Llano River, outfitter (kayaks), shuttle service.
See HOMER MARTIN GUEST RANCH in lodging.
LLANO RIVER REGION ADVENTURES: 512-496-2020; 531 El Paso St, Mason, TX 76856. www.headforthehillcountry.com. Outfitter (kayaks, canoes), rental, guide service, shuttle service
1ST CHOICE B&B RESERVATIONS: 325-347-7829; Mason, TX 76856. www.stayinmasontx.com
A LIST BED & BREAKFAST RESERVATION SERVICE: 830-325-1212; Mason, TX 78856. www.masontexaslodging.com
APPLE COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST: 325-347-1885; 517 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. www.theapplecottage.com
BAHAFFER GUEST HOUSE: 325-347-5866; 425 Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856
BICKENBACH GUEST HAUS: 325-347-9605; 421 Fuchsia, Mason, TX 76856
(THE) BIRDHOUSE: 325-347-6646; 1424-B Lincoln St, Mason, TX 76856
(THE) BRIDGE'S HOUSE B&B: 800-776-3519; Corner of Broad & Olmos, Mason, TX 76856
CABIN AT SAN SABA OAKS B&B & RETREAT: 325-239-5550; 15 mi N of Mason in Voca on San Saba River. www.sansabaoaks.com
(THE) CABINS ON MARSCHALL CREEK AT HOUSE MOUNTAIN: 512-477-1859; Mason, TX 76856
CASA GUADALUPE: Mason, TX 76856 Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above
(THE) COVERED WAGON: 325-347-7419; 825 Wren St, Mason, TX 76856. Guest House. http://masoncoveredwagon.com
DAS ALTES HAUS: 325-347-5719; Mason, TX 78856. 4 miles NE of Mason on Old Pontotoc Rd
DAS KLEINE HAUS: 325-347-5868; 191 Henrich Ln, Mason, TX 76856
FORT MASON OUTPOST GUEST HOUSE: 325-347-6021; 304 Pecan St, Mason, TX 76856
FORT MCKAVITT INN: 325-347-5750; 1010 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
FUNKY TOPAZ B & B: 512-476-9706; 215 E Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856. www.funkytopaz.com
GAMEL GUEST HOUSE: 325-347-5531; 224 San Antonio, Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above
(THE) HASSE HOUSE: 325-347-6463; TX 29 E, Art, TX. E of Mason. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above
HEART OF THE HEART GUEST LODGE: 325-429-6222; Mason, TX 76856
HILL COUNTRY GETAWAYS: 325-805-0111; 905 W Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856. www.heartofthehillcountrygetaways.com. Reservation service
HILL COUNTRY INN: 325-347-6317; 454 Ft McKavitt St, US 87 N, Mason, TX 76856. www.hillcountryinnmason.com
HOERSTER HOUSE: 325-805-1212; 411 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. Contact "A List" reservation service, above
HOMER MARTIN GUEST RANCH: 325-347-6852; 10022 Simonsville Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.homermartinranch.com
JJ's ROCKIN' RETREAT: 325-456-3860; POB 382, Mason, TX 76856. www.texasranchfun.com. Located in Hext, E of Menard, NW of Mason
KEYSER'S COUNTRY CABIN: 830-992-9737; 371 Schattenbaum Rd, Loyal Valley, TX. 20 Miles SW of Mason. www.keyserscountrycabin.com
KOTHMANN CREEK INN: 325-347-5220; Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above. 15 mi S of Mason. www.KothmannCreekInn.info
KOZY KOTTAGE: 325-347-2968; 714 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856
(THE) KRUSE HOME: 325-347-5342; Mason, TX 76856
LINDSAY RANCH GUEST HOUSES: 325-347-5733; 460 Lindsay Ranch Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.lindsayranch.net
MASON SQUARE BED & BREAKFAST: 800-369-0405; 122 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. N side of the Square. www.masonsquarebedandbreakfast.com
MILL CREEK RANCH: 325-656-5132. 12 mi SW of Mason on RR 1871
MISS ALMA'S B&B: 325-347-8288; 505 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856
MISSY’S PLACE GUESTHOUSE: Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservations service above
POST HILL HOUSE & CASITAS: Mason, TX 76856. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above
RANCHITO DE VENADO B&B: 325-347-5969; POB 1586, Mason, TX 76856. www.ranchitodevenado.com
RAYE CARRINGTON ON THE LLANO: 325-347-3474; 8603 Lower Willow Creek Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.llanoriver.com
RED DOOR BED & BREAKFAST: 800-369-0405; Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856, www.redoorbedandbreakfast.com
SHATZIE RANCH B&B: 888-991-6749; 20 mi N of Mason
SMITH I BAR RANCH: 915-265-4272; Mason, TX 76856
SPRINGS AT COLD CREEK: 325-251-6611; 25 Miles N of Mason (NE of Pontotoc) off RR 501. www.springsofcoldcreek.com
(THE) STAGECOACH STOP: 512-757-3641; 405 Magnolia, Mason, TX 76856
(THE) STRAND HAUS: 325-347-2715; 810 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856
TEN MILE SCHOOLHOUSE: 325-805-1212; 13 mi W of town. Contact "A List" reservation service, above
(THE) TOWNHOUSE: 325-347-5733; 716 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856
TRES LUNAS: 325-347-7758; 4887 Bucks Run Rd, Loyal Valley, TX. www.treslunasresort.com. 20 mi SW of Mason
WILLOW CREEK RANCH: 325-347-6781; Mason, TX 76856. 14 mi S of Mason
ZESCH RIVER CABIN: 325-347-5531; Mason, TX 76856. 10 Miles SW of Mason on James & Llano Rivers. Contact "1st Choice" reservation service, above
Note: Check RV Parks below for availability of cabins, guest houses and other accommodations.
COUNTRY HOME HEALTH: 325-347-9600; 204 College St, Mason, TX 76856. www.countryhomehealthllc.com
FRONTERA HEALTHCARE NETWORK: 325-347-5926; 216 E College, Mason, TX 76856 www.fronterahn.orgAffordable Health Care Act Application Assistance
GLENN A RUTHVEN, DDS: 325-347-1800; 217 N Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856
HOME HEALTH SERVICES: 325-347-5145; 717 Rainey, Mason, TX 76856. www.mkmhomehealth.com
SCRIPT SHOPPE PHARMACY: 325-347-6248; 201 Moody, Mason, TX 76856
ANGELA K SMITH CPA: 325-347-6600; 111 Gooch Ave, Mason, TX 76856. www.angelasmithcpa.com
AWE SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY: 325-347-8230; Mason, TX 76856. www.aweshoot.net
BAR M RANCH SERVICE: 830-203-1611; 5309 Old Junction Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.barmranchservices.com
BEATY'S EMBROIDERY: 325-347-5759; 605 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.beatysembroideryandsigns.com
BLUE MOUNTAIN PEAK RANCH: 325-347-7144; 3699 Blue Mountain LN, Mason, TX 76856. www.bluemountainpeakranch.com. Recreation, nature ranch
BRAD GLASS: 325-347-7123; 1424 Lincoln St, Mason, TX 76856. Computer support
CROSS TEXAS LAND SERVICES: 877-347-6883; 111 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. www.crosstexaslandservices.com. Land surveyors
DR PEPPER 7-UP BOTTLING CO & MASON BOTTLING CO: 325-347-5150; 210 Ave A, Mason, TX 76856
EXISTENTIAL INTERVENTIONS: 325-320-5251; 220 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
FIRST MASON TITLE COMPANY: 325-347-6388; 100 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856
GALLAGHER SHOW GOATS: 325-347-2482; 506 Ranch Hand Rd, Mason, TX 76856. http://gallaghershowgoats.com
GIGI'S: 325-347-0407; 1007 Ft McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856. N of the Square. Groceries
HAIR CARE EXTRAORDINAIRE: 325-347-5843; 802 Post Oak, Mason, TX 76856
JORDAN CATTLE AUCTION: 325-347-6361; 204 Gooch St, Mason, TX 76856. www.jordancattle.com
KHLB 102.5 FM: 325-347-1025; Mason, TX 76856. www.khlb1025.com. Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd. Country
KOTY 95.7 FM: Mason, TX 76856. Bryan A. King Oldies
KYRT 97.7 FM: Mason, TX 76856. Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd.
KZZM 101.7 FM: Mason, TX 76856. Munbilla Broadcasting Properties, Ltd
KATEMCY ROCKS: 325-347-6333; TX 29, Mason, TX 76856. www.katemcyrocks.com. 6 mi W of town in Katemcy. Recreation, Granite Climbing, 4-Wheeling
KLASSIC KUTS & KURLS: 325-347-9671; 714 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856
HILL COUNTRY KNOCKERBALL: 830-955-6300; Mason, TX 76856. www.knockerballmason.com
LITTLE PUNCHER'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER: 325-347-5565; 708 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856
LONE STAR LAUNDRY: 325-347-6824; Mason, TX 76856. US 87, ½ block N of Square
LONE STAR STORAGE: 325-347-4226; 504 N Ave F, Mason, TX 76856
LOWE'S MARKET/SUPER S FOODS STORE: 325-347-5906; 824 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. www.www.supersfoods.com
MANE ATTRACTION: 325-347-5654; 1216 Ritter St, Mason, TX 76856. Hair salon
MASON COUNTY FEEDERS: 325-347-6378; 3356 Old Junction Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.masoncountyfeeders.com. Cattle feed yard
MASON COUNTY NEWS: 325-347-5757; 112 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. www.masoncountynews.com. Weekly print publication
MASON COUNTY TITLE CO: 325-347-6328; 100 Westmoreland St, Mason, TX 76856
MASON FUNERAL HOME: 325-347-5506; Mason, TX 76856. www.masonfuneralhome.net
MASON MONOGRAMS & MORE: 325-347-8434; 528 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook
MCMILLAN LAND SURVEYING: 325-347-7260; 831 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Land surveying and mapping
MIKE INNIS: 325-347-1020; Mason, TX 76856. Freelance photojournalist
MKM TOTAL CARE: 325-347-6346; 203 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856
NUWAY GROCERY: 325-347-5713; 405 Ft McKavitt St Mason, TX 76856
PRO-GREEN GROWING SOLUTIONS: 325-347-7524; Mason, TX 76856
RANDY LEHMBERG RANCH-LEHMBERG SHOW STEERS: 325-347-5489; 18582 RR 1871, Mason, TX 76856
RDI: 325-347-0005; 4102 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Oil and Gas field machinery
ROBERT L. OWENS REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR: 325-347-5623; Mason, TX 76856
ROSS LAND SURVEYING: 325-347-9595; 240 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
SCHMIDT HEREFORD RANCH: 325-258-4454; 12310 SR Ranch Rd, Mason, TX 76856. Cattle, hunting
SONLIGHT APPLE ORCHARD: 325-347-1808; TX 29 E, Mason, TX 76856. www.sonlightappleorchard.com
STEADY STEPS CHILDREN'S WEEKDAY MINISTRY: 325-347-0043; 224 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY LAMB COMPANY: 512-633-8885; Mason, TX 76856. www.texashillcountrylamb.com
WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS: 325-653-2321 X 1226; Mason, TX 76856. wit.twc.state.tx.us/WORKINTEXAS/wtx?pageid=APP_HOME&cookiecheckflag=1
WORRELL ENTERPRISES: 210-240-2391; 7141 US 87 N, Mason, TX 76856. Angus and Hereford breeders
MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 325-347-0507; Brings history alive with displays from prehistoric times to current ranching and banking. View period events: Mason County War, establishment of Fort Mason, a training ground for generals, and the finding largest topaz in North America. Learn about Robert E Lee's command, John Meusebach's treaty with the indians, Fred Gipson, author of "Ole Yeller" and Johnny Ringo's part in the Mason County War, listed as one of the top ten feuds in Texas. Gift Shop includes sale of surplus memorabilia. Free admission, non-profit organization, donations appreciated.
Two locations: Mason County Memorial Museum: 210 Bryan (NE corner of Moody & Bryan), Mason, TX 76856. Located 2 blocks S of Courthouse, contains the bulk of the Museum's collection. Museum on the Square: 130 Ft McKavitt St (N side of square). A newer and more compact version of the main Museum, but with unique exhibits. Email: email@example.com. www.masonsquaremuseum.org
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA): Texas CASA. A non-profit organization with adult volunteers willing to stand up for an abused or neglected child. A CASA volunteer is appointed by a judge to provide factual information to the court on behalf of a child caught in a difficult legal process. A CASA speaks on behalf of the child’s best interest.
Local: Bluebonnet CASA, 325-347-6474; POB 130, Mason, TX 76856. www.bluebonnetcasa.org. Counties served: Edwards, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch, Menard
ECKERT JAMES RIVER BAT CAVE PRESERVE: 325-347-5970. Open from May-Oct, Thur-Sun, 6-9p, Visit one of the largest Mexican free-tailed bat colonies known. See Bats & Caves
FORT MASON: 325-347-5758; 204 W Spruce St, Mason, TX 76856. Established in 1851 as part of a line of army forts from the Rio Grande to the Red River to open new areas and provide protection for settlers. A training ground for generals. Included in the Texas Forts Trail: Web1; Web2; Web3
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: https://www.habitat.org. A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds a decent place to live with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
Local: Mason County, 325-347-9591; POB 945, Mason, TX 76856. Committed To Building One House Every Year Since 2002! Facebook
(THE) HAVEN FAMILY SHELTER: 325-597-7644; Mason, TX 76856. Family Violence and Sexual Assault Shelter for all ages and genders. Branch located in Mason along with McCulloch and Menard Counties
HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOCIATION: 325-347-6242; 9505 Moody, Mason, TX 76856. www.hccaa.com. Dedicated to providing opportunities and resources to improve the lives of Central Texans. Promote the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of families and individuals in our service area to achieve economic self-sufficiency and maintain personal independence. Serves counties of: San Saba, Mills, Llano, Mason, Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas and Milam
HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: 325-347-9400; POB 463, Mason, TX 76856. http://thcha.org, firstname.lastname@example.org. Supports the social welfare and economic well-being of Mason County and the surrounding Texas Hill Country by protecting private property rights and the environment through research, education, publications and programs; to identify pertinent community issues; inform the public and motivate citizens to respond; and to encourage and enhance the role of local governments.
LIONS CLUB: www.lionsclubs.org. A volunteer-based, non-profit, community service organization that aggressively works to donate back to the community to support local, regional, national and international needs. Mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Local: Noon Club: Rob Hofmann, meets Tue noon at Nacho's Cafe, 621 Ft McKavitt
MASON COUNTY APPLE FEST: No longer held
MASON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 325-347-5758; Fax: 325-347-5259; POB 156, 108 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.masontxcoc.com
MASON LITTLE LEAGUE: Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. Youth Baseball and Softball
MASON OPRY: 325-597-2119; Mason, TX 76856. See schedule at www.heartoftexascountry.com
MASON RODEO ASSOCIATION: 325-347-6000; Mason, TX 76856. Shain Chapman
(THE) NATURE CONSERVANCY: 800-628-6860; www.nature.org. The leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Local: 325-347-5970; 2780 TX 29, Mason, TX 76856
ODEON THEATER & ODEON PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION: 325-347-9010; 122 S Moody, Mason, TX 76856. On The Square, Downtown. Live musical entertainment from well-known performers. First-run movies in the new digital format. Built in 1928 and is West Texas' longest running theater. The movie "Old Yeller", written by Mason native Fred Gipson, premiered here in 1957. See schedule at www.theodeontheater.com
OPERATION ORPHANS: 325-347-6745; POB 535, Mason, TX 76856. www.operationorphans.org. A 501c3 non-profit that provides hunting weekends for boys and girls from child care and foster homes.
(REYNOLDS-) SEAQUIST VICTORIAN MANSION: 512-352-6415;
400 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856. Built of sandstone, this 22-room house is elaborately detailed with carved limestone.
Built in the late 1880s by E. M. Reynolds.
Tours: 1st Sat, 10a-4p
Seaquist House Foundation: Goal is to preserve and restore this architectural Victorian masterpiece to its former glory and encourage tourism to the area.
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: 325-347-9400; Mason, TX 76856. www.thcha.org. Supports the social welfare and economic well being of Mason County and the surrounding Texas Hill Country by protecting private property rights and the environment through research, education, publications and programs; to identify pertinent community issues; inform the public and motivate citizens to respond; and to encourage and enhance the role of local governments.
Note: Churches, museums, schools and some other non-profits are listed on this page in their own separate category.
Note: For county-wide non-profits, public service & social service organizations, see: Mason County
Note: For Hill Country-wide non-profits, public service and social service organizations, see Hill Country Area Profile
BUDDY’S (BED AND BREAKFAST) ANIMAL RESCUE: 325-347-0651; Mason, TX 76856. Mission is to care for and protect adoptable, homeless pets, to ensure their health and socialization and prepare each pet for its future home. They accept adoptable animals from shelters; they do not accept owner-surrendered or abandoned pets. They rescue pets as their last chance before euthanasia in order to place them with a temporary foster until a permanent adopter can be found.
CITY OF MASON ANIMAL CONTROL: 325-347-6449; 124 Moody, Mason, TX 76856
OLE' YELLOW ANIMAL RESCUE: 325-347-2187; 717 E Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856. www.oleyellowrescue.com. Non-Profit, no-kill organization. Just off US 87 towards Fredericksburg
REIGNING CAT'S & DOGS: 325-347-1700; 120 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. Pet supplies, boarding, grooming
SECOND CHANCE - MASON ANIMAL RESCUE: 325-347-6929; Mason, TX 76856. www.secondchancemason.com, Facebook. Mission is to advocate for the humane treatment of animals and stray animal control, facilitate a spay and neuter program, prevent abandonment of animals, and provide education in animal care, behavior and humane treatment of animals. Dog and cat adoptions.
SUNNY STAR KENNELS: 325-347-5000; 506 E Pontotoc St, Mason, TX 76856
Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, and other care.
BUTLER COMMERCIAL REALTY: 325-347-5966; Mason, TX 76856. www.butlercr.com
FORT MASON REAL ESTATE: 325-347-6272; 118 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.fortmasonrealestate.com
LEE MCMILLAN REAL ESTATE: 325-347-6683; 831 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.leemcmillanrealty.com
LEHMBERG REALTY: 325-347-5360; 1408 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.lehmbergrealty.com
LITTLE REAL ESTATE: 325-347-5800; 404B Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
MASON COUNTY HOMES: 325-265-4456; Mason, TX 76856
MIKE DAIL REAL ESTATE: 325-347-0038; 837 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.mikedail.com
NINE BAR LAND & CATTLE: 325-347-8020; 705 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. www.wesellranchland.com
RENEE WALKER REAL ESTATE: 325-347-8511; 242 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.ReneeWalkerRealEstate.com. On The Square
SHIRLEY'S (JAY MAY REAL ESTATE): 325-347-5870; TX 29 E, Mason, TX 76856
TEXAS HOME-LAND REALTY: 325-347-0100; 237 US 87 S, Mason, TX 76856
COOPER'S PIT BBQ: 325-347-6897; 502 San Antonio St, US 87 S, Mason, TX 76856. Just S of town
DAIRY QUEEN: 325-347-5905; US 87 N, Mason, TX 76856
DEADWOOD BARBECUE: 325-805-1007; 1005 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
LEA LOU CO-OP: 325-347-1234; 124 N Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. Restaruant, live entertainment, dancing
THE LINE SHACK: 325-347-9000; 805 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. www.thelineshacktx.com
MASON'S KOOLER: 325-294-4477; 936 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook
MI PUEBLO MEXICAN FOOD: Mason, TX 76856
NACHO'S CAFE: 325-347-6757; 621 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
NORTHSIDE CAFE: 325-347-5002; 510 Broad St, Mason, TX 78656. www.northsidecafemasontexas.com
OLD PEANUT MILL STEAKHOUSE & FT MCKAVITT SOCIAL CLUB: 325-347-9540; 1100 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.oldpeanutmillmasontexas.com. Just N of town, huge bar & dance floor, full menu, draft beer, big outdoor area
SANTOS TAQUERIA: 325-347-6140; 205 San Antonio St, US 87, Mason, TX 76856; On the SE corner of the Square. Mexican food, beer, winearitas. Open Thurs-Sun. www.santostaqueria.com
SHORT STOP/PIZZA PRO: 325-347-6648; 425 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
SISTERS CATERING: 325-347-5636; Mason, TX 76856
(THE) SQUARE PLATE: 325-347-1911; 212 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856.
TOPAZ CONFECTIONS: 325-347-7055; 106 S Live Oak St, Mason, TX 76856. topazconfections.com
WILLOW CREEK CAFE: 325-347-6124; 106 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square
BENGIE'S BOOKS & GIFTS: 325-347-6232; 208 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square
DOLLAR GENERAL: 325-347-5963; 901 Carter St (off US 87 N), Mason, TX 76856. www.dollargeneral.com
CHICA CHULA BOUTIQUE: 325-294-4222; 100 Fort McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.shopchicachula.com. Clothing
GEMS OF THE HILL COUNTRY: Moved to Ingram
(THE) GREEN HOUSE: 325-347-6040; 605 San Antonio, Mason, TX 76856. www.vitaminranch.com. US 87, 4 mi S of Square
HILL COUNTRY TROPHIES: 325-347-8444; 424 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
HINCKLEY'S COUNTRY STORE: Moved and renamed to Mason Hometown Variety Store
LILACS N' CALICO & CO: 325-294-4440; Mason, TX 76856
MARKET SQUARE: 325-347-5516; 114 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. On the Square
MASON COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE: 325-347-6551; 330 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Non-profit, located 1 block N of Square
MASON COUNTY CRAFTSMEN: 325-294-4488; 126 Fort McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. Furniture store
MASON HOMETOWN VARIETY: 325-347-6824; NW corner of downtown square, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook
MASON RE-SALE BARN & MORE: 325-347-7142; 336 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.wix.com/masonresalebarn/mrb
MASON THRIFT STORE: 310 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
(THE) MIX: 512-571-6586; 1019 Ft McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856
NUWAY GROCERY: 325-347-5731; 317 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
OLD PEANUT MILL POTTERY & MORE: 325-347-9640; 1100 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
(THE) PETAL PATCH: 325-347-5333; 108 S Live Oak, Mason, TX 76856. www.masontxflorist.com. Florist
RANCHLAND WESTERN WEAR: 325-347-6313; 218 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
SHORT STOP CONVENIENCE STORE: 325-347-6648; 425 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
SOUTHERN BRITCHES: 918-623-7077; 201 W Moreland, Mason, TX 76856
(THE) THING IS BOUTIQUE: 325-347-0230; 244 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856. www.thethingisboutique.com
WILD FLOWERS: 325-347-5747; 8555 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856. www.wildflowersmasontx.com
DOS RIOS RV PARK: 325-347-1713; 8221 RR 2389, 4500 Dos Rios Trail, Mason, TX 76856. www.dosriosrvpark.com. Located at the confluence of the Llano and James Rivers, 8 mi S of town
FORT MASON CITY PARK: 325-347-2064 (City Hall); Mason, TX 76856. On US 87 south of Mason Square. 29 Hookups, all types of camping. Camping spots available under the shady pecan trees, on the edge of the golf course.
HILL COUNTRY INN: 325-347-6317; 454 Ft McKavitt St, two blocks from historic downtown. 8 full hook-ups, WiFi, cable, laundry facility and outdoor pool available.
LAZY H RANCH RETREAT: 325-347-6147; 19 miles SW of Mason on FM 1871
LLANO RIVER RV PARK: CLOSED. 866-640-9696; 37 Keller Levino Rd, Mason, TX 76856. www.llanoriverrvpark.com. 13 mi S of Mason on US 87 at the Llano River bridge. 46 RV sites with full hookups, community center with showers, tent sites and laundry room.
MASON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (ISD): www.masonisd.net
325-347-5121; 846 W Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856. Mascot: "Punchers" and "Cowgirls". UIL: Conf 2A
- MASON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 325-347-1144; 911 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856
- MASON HIGH SCHOOL: 325-347-1122; 1105 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook
- MASON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: 325-347-1122; 911 W College Ave, Mason, TX 76856
- ISS BUILDING: E Rainey St, Mason, TX 76856
MASON HEAD START: 325-347-5852; 801 College, Mason, TX 76856
MONTESSORI PRE SCHOOL PRECIOUS: 325-347-6025; 337 San Antonio St, Mason 76856
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:
CENTRAL TEXAS ELECTRICAL CO-OP (CTEC): HQ: 830-997-2126; 800-900-2832; 386 Friendship Ln, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.ctec.coop.
Local: 325-347-6314; 983 US 87 N, POB 796, Mason, TX 76856-0796
CITY OF MASON: 325-347-6449; 124 Moody St, Mason, TX 76856. http://www.mason.tx.citygovt.org
- Water & Wastewater Dept: 325-347-2245
- Electric Dept: 325-347-2247
- Recycle Dept: 325-347-5710
Local office: 325-347-8877; 100 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
KELLER ELECTRIC, INC: 325-248-1533; 920 Ischar, Mason, TX 76856. www.mrelectric.com
MASON GAS COMPANY: 325-347-6333; 1004 San Antonio Hwy, Mason, TX 76856. www.masongascompany.com. Propane
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:
For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
COMPASS ROSE CELLARS: 512-965-2878; 113 Austin St, Mason, TX 76856. www.compassrosecellars.com.
FLY GAP WINERY: 512-900-4359; 2851 Hickory Grove Rd, Mason, TX 76856. Tours by appointment only. http://flygapwinery.com
ROBERT CLAY VINEYARDS: Mason, TX 76856. www.robertclayvineyards.com. Produces grapes for area wineries.
SANDSTONE CELLARS WINERY & MASON COUNTY VINEYARDS: 325-347-9463; 211 San Antonio St, Mason, TX 76856. www.sandstonecellarswinery.com. An insightful boutique winery just off the town square in Mason. Tasting room.
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
Come Relax & Enjoy!