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Congratulations to Phil Becker


Tarpley resident Philip Becker, right, was honored Thursday, Nov. 21, on his 50 years as a Mason. Grand Lodge of Texas Past Grand Master Gene Karnes, center, of Bandera, presented Becker with his 50-year pin at Bandera Lodge 1123 as Worshipful Master Buddy Byrd offered his congratulations. Becker joined Mason Community Lodge 1201 on Nov. 14, 1963, and became a dual member with the Bandera Lodge on Nov. 8, 1965. Through his years as a Mason, Becker has served in all local and several state offices, including as Bandera Lodge Grand Master in 1969 and 1970 and as District Deputy Grand Master. The Courier congratulates Becker for attaining this high honor.