This “Between Friends” production was produced on behalf of the Masonic Education and Service Committee of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas. This “Between Friends” production was produced on behalf of the Masonic Education and Service Committee of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas, and at the request of Most Worshipful Jerry L. Martin, Grand Master 2014.  This video is entitled "Becoming a Mason" and as the title suggests, is geared toward those members of the community who are interested in learning more about, and potentially joining the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Freemasons.  This is a four ...
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Access some of the materials that were reviewed at the Grand Masters Conferences ... Click the image below to watch the video. Grand Master Michael Wiggins has also provided two presentations from this year's conferences. Masonic Education This presentation, provided by Brother Charles McKay, discusses the importance of understanding our fraternity. Creating the Lodge Culture This presentation, provided by Grand Master Wiggins, discusses how we must offer a Masonic experience that appeals to today’s man if we are to grow and prosper ...
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If you have any questions regarding Texas Freemasonry, please contact our Grand Secretary's office.Physical Address:The Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas715 Columbus AvenueWaco, Texas 76701Mailing Address:The Masonic Grand Lodge of TexasP. O. Box 446Waco, Texas 76703E-Mail: gs@grandsecretaryoftx.orgPhone: 254-753-7395Fax: 254-753-2944If you have any questions regarding our website or need assistance with your account, please open a ticket with the Grand Lodge of Texas' Internet Committee ...
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The following guidelines should be used when considering the establishment of a Lodge website.Web pages should enhance the image of the fraternity and never detract from it. Website content should be both informative to the non-Mason as well as its membership. Page design is up to the individual lodge, as long as it is in good taste.The Lodge webpage must not link to or be linked to by any website where a conflict with the principles of Freemasonry, could be assumed, suggested, or perceived.Linking to a non-Masonic entity should not be permitted.Linking to a Masonic entity not recognized by the ...
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http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/batgoneye2.htm#masonletter Charles Mason 's Description to Frank Johnson in Feb 1874 .GONZALES, Feby. 4, 1874.Col. Frank W. Johnson, Austin , Texas .My dear old companion in arms. Your letter of the 1st ult. was duly received but the severe illness of Mrs. Mason for the past two months is my excuse for not having replied to it sooner. The data I send you is strictly to be relied on, regarding the first movement of the people of Texas, that took place at Gonzales early in the fall of 1835, (consequent upon the concentration of an army of Mexicans under the ...
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Sam Whitley, PMFrontier Lodge No. 28 Despite your best efforts, sometimes things just don’t go the way you plan. Some of these occurrences may have been identified from the start as possible outcomes and some sneak up on you. When that happens, you just have to fall back and regroup. And come up with the least objectionable plan available with the new circumstances. You’ll no doubt recall that the restoration/stabilization of the Ragains rifle was plagued with problems caused by the nature and magnitude of the damage to the stock. While the rifle restoration was pretty tame for the most ...
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Sam Whitley, PM Frontier Lodge No. 28 The Ragains rifle has 35 inlays of brass, nickel silver, and pewter.  The number should more accurately be increased to 45, as several of the inlays are made up of two or more separate pieces combined to make a composite inlay. The maker (or his apprentice) inlet 45 pieces of metal in the stock of this rifle.   One example of such an inlay is the spade and setting maul, which consists of 3 separate pieces installed to represent the crossed spade and maul. Several were pierced inlays, which are harder to inlet than non-pierced ones. Installing ...
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Sam Whitley, PM Frontier Lodge No. 28 In Part 5 of our series on conservation I described the process of building an acrylic display case to display the rifle. In the sixth and last segment of the Ragains Rifle Conservation series, we’ll cover the last, critically important part of the process: documentation. After all the work you’ve done to conserve your artifacts, you probably just want to sit back and admire your work. But now is the time to fully document what you have done before some of the details escape you. Assemble your notes, put them in an appropriate order, and write down ...
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