Come And Take It Celebration Commemorating the Masonic Presence At the First Shot of the Texas Revolution In mid September 1835, Mexican General Cos landed in Matagorda Bay and proceeded overland to Bexar.  This was the first step toward disarming the people of Texas, and to secure a four-pounder cannon which had been placed at Gonzales by the Mexican Government for the defense of the settlement against the Comanches.  His demand for the cannon was refused by the colonists and a detachment of about one hundred Mexican Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant Francisco Castonando was sent to take it ...
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A collection of vintage photos of the Masonic Oak           This is from a 1913 scrapbook created by Brother J. P. Underwood (Past Master)                        Our thanks to Michael Bailey, the Curator of the Brazoria Historical Museum for allowing us to display these photos ...
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When the first colonist arrived in Texas their life was one of survival without the benefit of churches, schools and lodges, or even homes as they put together shanties of one kind or another until they could find the time and means to build something more substantial. By March of 1835, there were six brethren in Brazoria who had decided that the time had come for making an attempt to have a lodge in Texas. On March 10, 1835, John A. Wharton, Asa Brigham, James A. E. Phelps, Alexander Russell, Anson Jones and J. P. Caldwell met in a secluded ...
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  WHY WE "REMEMBER THE ALAMO" by Bro. Dwight Stevens, Chairman, Masonic Education and Service Committee (printed in The Texas Mason, Spring 1998) During his year (1998), Grand Master Harry G. Cunningham had as his emblem the Alamo Mission overlaid with the Square and Compasses.  This emblem should hold special meaning to all Texas Masons.  The Alamo should be remembered as the place where the Mexican Army, under command of General Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna, stormed a former Mexican mission defended by a band of Texans fighting for their independence.  Among the defenders were our Masonic Brothers James Bonham, Jim Bowie, ...
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Why We "Remember the Alamo" The Masonic Oak The Masonic Oak Vintage Photos Come and Take It Celebration The Goliad Observance San Jacinto When the War Stood Still in Galveston ...
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Joining the fraternity of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons requires that a man, of his own free will, petition a Masonic Lodge for the Degrees in Masonry. No Texas Mason should ever ask you to join our fraternity. Below are the general steps that a man seeking membership in Freemasonry may consider. Lodges will likely have their own procedures, but this will help you get started and give you a better understanding of the process. Ask for Information If you know a Mason, ask him about the fraternity. Don't be shy, we love talking to those interested in Masonry. If ...
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Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions people have of Masonry. The answers are by Texas Masons, both young and along in years, newly made and some in their 50th year of membership. Their answers will be different from one another illustrating that each man's journey in Masonry is special and unique unto him. Although our journeys may be singular and we may have come to the Fraternity separated by economic strata or profession and distinguished by age or rank, we are Equals in Masonry and bound to each other by the unifying concept of ...
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Freemasonry is a fraternity. Its membership is restricted to men, but there is no hazing as is found in some college fraternities. The Masonic Order is a serious group. It exists to take good men and help them to become better men. Thus, it is not a reform society. It does not exist to reform criminals, nor would such persons benefit from its teachings.Variously known as Freemasonry, Masonry or The Craft, the beginnings of our fraternity are lost to history. Although Masonry is believed to be the oldest surviving fraternal organization in the world, the exact date of its founding ...
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Between Friends 1 ( MP3 ) - Common questions about FreemasonryBetween Friends 2 ( MP3 ) - What Masons doBetween Friends 3 ( MP3 ) - Petition for the Degrees ...
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