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Ken Knotts pinning the Golden Trowel Lapel Pin on Harry Wood

Golden Trowel Award Holiday Party

Hillcrest Masonic Lodge Awards the Golden Trowel to Brother Harry Wood The Golden Trowel Award is something known in masonry given to very few men.  It is the highest esteem that brethren of a lodge can bestow upon any one member.  It is the equivalent of a masonic lifetime achievement award and […]

Alamo Masonic Lodge

Alamo Masonic Lodge Trip

Remembering the Alamo The Trip This month some of the Brethren from Hillcrest Masonic Lodge travelled down to visit with some of our brothers in San Antonio, and more specifically the Alamo Masonic Lodge.  Once a year, the brethren of Alamo Masonic Lodge are allowed by the city of San […]

From the East – December 2012

December is as always a busy month. We have dues notices going out (please remember to pay), Grand Lodge (I think we have one of largest contingents of men going in recent years), a Fellow Craft Degree, our Christmas Party, a Golden Trowel Award ceremony, and we will be donating […]

Dallas Masonic Lodges Altar Ceremony

Multiple Dallas Masonic Lodges Came together for an event… Some of the Dallas Masonic Lodges got together recently to dedicate a new altar donated by family of beloved member Brother Porter Sadler, Jr.  Brother Sadler was a long time and dedicated member of Love Field Lodge, and after his passing, his […]

From the East – September 2012

It’s the little things. There are aspects of our fraternity that I truly cherish. Our dedication to charity, to making good men better, to meeting on the level but these are big ideas. Since I became a Mason, I have been drawn to subtleties of Masonry, which I think help […]

Audie Murphy – A Dallas Mason

Audie L. Murphy Dallas Mason & Most Decorated Hero of World War II Audie L. Murphy was born on June 20, 1924 near Farmersville, TX. He ended school at the fifth grade to help his family financially. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he want to enlist at age 17, but […]

Supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

For this months Dallas Charity, a few of the Hillcrest brethren got together for a little fun, socializing, and most importantly, charity. For this months Dallas Charity, we participated in a social outing supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  To know a little bit more about this organization, their site […]

From the East

From the East – August 2012

Did it have to be a Past Master? As I sat down to write this month’s Beacon, I was tempted to simply write, “It’s hot,” and sign off sincerely and fraternally. However, on a past Tuesday night, while visiting another Lodge I found myself taken aback by a short essay […]

“The Old Past Master, Understanding”

The Old Past Master, Understanding by Illustrious Carl Harry Claudy, 33°, Past Grand Master, 1943, Grand Lodge, District of Columbia “I have been a Mason for a year now,” remarked the Young Brother to the Old Past Master. “While I find a great deal in Masonry to enjoy and like the […]

From the East – July 2012

It is truly my honor to serve Hillcrest Lodge this year. We, the officers of the Lodge, are very excited about the future of Hillcrest and our plans for this year. In preparing for my year to serve the Lodge and for our installation, it occurred to me that our […]