Masonry is real simple. Masons are just men of high moral character who believe in a supreme spiritual being, and judge other men only by their character and not by their worldly belongings. Our bonds of brotherhood allow us to go to Lodges throughout the world and although we have never met, we will be welcomed with open arms.
When giving blood at any event or center of the
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Please use code 0463 (Bellaire Lodge Masons)
Aug 31 - Mon
Bellaire Lodge #1336 Study Night (EA, FC and MM Instructions & Degrees)
Commemorating the Masonic Presence at the First Shot of the Texas Revolution. In mid September 1835, Mexican General Cos landed in Matagorda Bay and proceeded overland to Bexar. This was the first step toward disarming the people of Texas, and to secure a four-pounder cannon which had been placed at Gonzales by the Mexican Government for the defense of the settlement against the Comanches. His demand for the cannon was refused by the colonists and a detachment of about one hundred Mexican Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant Francisco Castonando was sent to take it back.
Upon arriving near Gonzales, on September 28, 1835 a small company of eighteen Men, (six of them masons- Winslow Turner, William W Arrington, Valentine Bennet, Almeron Dickinson, G W Davis, and Charles Mason) “The Old Eighteen”, held the Mexican force at bay until reinforcements could arrive. On October 2, 1835 a battle was fought, which has been called the Lexington of the Texas Revolution.