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Mason, Texas, located on the western side of the Hill Country, offers a beautiful combination of rugged Texas landscape, as well as historic, recreational and cultural opportunities for any visitor or resident. The first thing people notice is the town square, which is considered one of the five most beautiful squares in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine.  Once you've seen it for yourself, you will know why we are the “Gem of the Hill Country”.  

Mason has been a significant place on the road from San Antonio to all points west since the mid 1800's. Its proximity to water and strategic location caused the US government to establish Ft. Mason. From 1851-1869, we were the edge of the “civilized” frontier. Twenty-six generals, including Robert E. Lee, served at Ft. Mason before the Civil War - more than any other post. You can step back in time today as you tour the replica of the officers' quarters at Fort Mason and enjoy the panoramic view from the Top of Post Hill.

The fertile land around Mason attracted settlers from Europe. In the 1920’s, Mason was known for the quality beef and mohair produced here. This same landscape also holds a treasure trove of Pre-Cambrian fossils, pink granite, and blue topaz which bring rock hounders, rock crawlers, and geologists from around the world.  

Wildlife is an abundant resource in Mason County, with an average of 12 -15 deer annually scoring higher than 145 on the Boone & Crockett scale. Those deer graze upon the same roadsides and pastures which are filled with wildflowers from April to July.   Mason’s most populous animal can be seen every night from 6 pm -8 pm from May to October when millions of bats emerge from the James River Bat Preserve located just over 15 miles from Mason.  

German heritage and Texas pride have allowed Mason to prosper, not only financially but also culturally, for over 150 years.   Mason’s Odeon Theater was built in 1928 and is West Texas’ longest running theater. It was here, in 1957, where the movie  " Old Yeller “ premiered, written by Mason native Fred Gipson. Today, this icon boasts high-definition digital projection and dolby surround sound.  

Through the years Mason has been the home of many famous individuals including writers, statesmen, craftsmen, and artists. Two famous artists who have called Mason home for many years are Gene Zesch and Bill Worrell. In recent years Mason County has become home to a handful of vineyards and the award winning wines of Sandstone Cellars Winery.

Once you’ve seen the history, bought some antiques, ogled a star-cut topaz, viewed some art, tasted some wine, and seen the wildflowers, well, your Mason adventure is just beginning.  Now, slow down, stay a while, soak up a sunset and enjoy the “Gem of the Hill Country”.



The Mason County Chamber of Commerce wants to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who made this year’s Wild Game Dinner a success. As many of you know, we depend on the funds generated from this event to continue to support the activities of member businesses, encourage the growth of new business, assist new residents with information about the area, and promote tourism to Mason County.

So many of you showed your support in many different ways and we genuinely appreciate each and every one of you. To everyone who donated time and/or money, we thank you! This would not have been possible without all of you!

Platinum Sponsors:

Erna Frac Sand, LLC, First State Bank, Hibler & Son’s Processing, Mason Bank,

Mason Feed Store, Premier Ranch & Wolf Branch Whitetail Ranch

Gold Sponsors:

Capital Farm Credit & Hill Country Telephone Cooperative

Silver Sponsors:

Ben E. Keith, City of Mason, Commercial Bank, Joe Avalos Taxidermy,

K9 Energy, LLC & Lowe’s Market

Bronze Sponsors:

Buddy & Rebecca Schuessler – The Odeon, Community Service & Supply

Farmers Insurance – Kyle Allen, Mason Real Estate – Joyce Arnold, Harold Geistweidt,

Hill Country Veterinary, Kyla Rausch, Petal Patch, Mason Bottling, Mason Greenstar, Inc.,

Mason Ready Mix, Puncher Towing & Recovery, Sabin Nelson, Sandstone Cellars & Script Shoppe, Inc.


Abel Martinez  Amanda McMillan  Angela Eckert  Ann Scarth  Brandon Neece  Brandon Willis  Buddy Bolley  Cathie Tyler Charley Jordan - KHLB  Chase Smith  Christina Gonzales  Country Collectibles  Danny Martinez  Dean Stringer  Debbie Schovajsa  Deborah Hoffman  Dee Henrich  Denise Blackwell  Denise Brandenberger  Faith Ingracia  Holly Corder  Hope Gomez  Jacki Eckert  Jayme Willmann  Jayton Henrich  Jennie Armes  Jennifer Munsell  Jeremy Noble  Jeri Langehenning  Jill Donop  Joe Angel Gonzales  John Henry Leifeste  Joyce Arnold  Justyn Tedder  Kacie Bolley  Kaelee Sillerio  Keith Newman  Lanie Schmidt  Leah Pearman  Levi Munsell  Lexi Sills  Lynn Farris - KNEL  Manual Martinez  Margaret Graves  Maria Cantu  Marshall Estrada  Mary McMillan  Mason Keller  Melissa Sayles  Odeon Preservation Association  Pattie Allen  Raudel Gomez  Rosemary Scarth  Salvador Castillo  Sara Powell  Sarah Noble  Schatzi’s General Store  Sig & Judy Confer  Susana Martinez  Sutten Silerio  Weber’s Chevron

If we didn’t mention your name and you helped in any way, we sincerely apologize for the oversight. We hope that everyone enjoyed the event and we definitely look forward to the next one! From the Mason County Chamber of Commerce, have a safe and happy holiday season! See you next year!



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