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Grand Lodge of Texas 'Levels Cornerstone' for new Sheriff's Office

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Bay City Tribune

Masons level cornerstone

By Mike Reddell

December 30, 2006

The Grand Lodge of Texas formally leveled the cornerstone for the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office in a ceremony Wednesday that included members of all four Matagorda County Masonic lodges.

Wearing Freemasonry’s distinctive white aprons, about 50 Matagorda County Masons watched Texas Grand Master Donny Broughton perform a leveling ritual similar to the one George Washington conducted on the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in 1793 and many others since then — nationwide and throughout Texas.

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