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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 […]

Brother James Biggs – Oldest Texas Mason

  An Icon Becomes A Legend James Kenner James K Biggs Sr., 109, a long time Dallas resident of Monticello West, died on May 6, 2012. James was born on December 5, 1902 in San Marcos, TX. James was a dedicated, active 85 year Mason, the longest serving Mason in […]

Hiram Abiff Boaz

Hiram A. Boaz was the second President of Southern Methodist University (1920-1922) a Methodist bishop, Namesake of Boaz Hall and Member of Hillcrest Lodge “The prize for the college building with the most Masonic name must go to  Hiram Abiff Boaz Hall at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Boaz Hall (pronounced boze […]