Upcoming Events

January Stated Meeting - San Antonio

The Winter 2015 Stated Meeting of TLR will be held on January 17th, 2015 at 10:00AM at the San Antonio Scottish Rite Temple located at 308 Avenue E, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Map). Parking at the Temple will be limited, and entry to the building will be from the 4th Street or rear entrance only. Do not park on the street or you will be ticketed. For additional information on the venue, please visit scottishrite.albertpikedemolay.org.

Dress for Full Members of Texas Lodge of Research will be academic regalia. Following the lead of Past Master Harrison, Worshipful Master Rumsey is continuing to revive the tradition of making Texas Lodge of Research a weekend event, and has made arrangements for those who wish to remain in San Antonio through Saturday night. See below for hotel information.

Menger Hotel | www.mengerhotel.com
204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 (map)
For reservations call (800) 345-9285 or (210) 223-4361 and ask for the TLR rate.
Worshipful Master Rumsey has secured $120.00 + tax per night rates, but you must make your reservation before January 1st, 2015.

Adding To Our Body Of Knowledge

For over fifty years, Texas Lodge of Research has been adding to the body of Masonic knowledge through research papers conducted by it members. This information is then published and distributed internationally to Masons and to Masonic Lodges and Libraries. Through quarterly meetings and regular publication, TLR inspires Masons of the Grand Lodge of Texas and other Grand Lodges all over the world to conduct research in the mysteries of Masonry and the history of our Craft, then submitting it for presentation. However, presenting a research paper is not a requirement of membership; many members join just to learn more about Masonry in general and the history of Texas Masonry in specific. Any Master Mason can become a member and our dues are only $35 per year. Click the Petition link for more information.

Ken Cochran

Encouraged To Write A Lodge History

I was asked to write a history of Empire Lodge as an extension of my
experience of writing a brief history of our lodge to present at the
dedication of the historical marker for our lodge. After the
presentation, I was encouraged by Right Worshipful Jerrel Jones, our
District Deputy Grand Master for Masonic District No. 9B (Eastern
Collin County) and a member of our lodge to do a more complete
history and present that paper to the Texas Lodge of Research. That
encouragement was supported by other members of the lodge and I
suppose it was a consensus appointment because so many members
were curious about various events in our history. I am currently
reviewing the minutes of the lodge (interesting task since our charter
was granted in 1884) and have conducted several interviews with
individuals who know certain phases of the history. I have
interviewed two great-great grandchildren of charter members of the

David Stanfield, Full Member