Panther City Lodge Was Chartered By The Grand Lodge Of Texas December 9, 1921. The Lodge originally met in a Downtown location and at one time hosted another of the newer lodges, W.W. Peavy Lodge #1162 which became Cooke-Peavy Lodge in the 1950's.
Panther City Lodge has been the home of numerous Masons who are well known locally and statewide. It is the home of Past Grand Master of Masons in Texas, J.D. Tomme; the Charter Master, H. Malvern Marks was a significant worker not only in Craft Masonry but also the DeMolay. Recently, Panther City is the home lodge of the most appointed Grand Officer in Texas History, the late Michie M. Brous. Michie served 13 times as the Grand Organist for the Grand Lodge of Texas and15 years as Grand Organist for the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch of Texas and 15 years as Grand Organist for th Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters, Michie passed from this life in January 2014. Past Master Jerral Knox is a Past Grand Commander of The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Texas
The list of members of Panther City who have been selected to serve the Grand Lodge as either District Deputy Grand Masters, Committee Members or in other roles is almost too long to list. Panther City Members routinely are called upon to serve one of the many Grand Bodies of Texas Masonry. Past Masters of Panther City have served as Officers of the Masters, Warderns and Secretraies Association, the Masonic Service Bureau and other organizations including Grand Lodge Commmittees. Past Masters John A. Hughes, and Bruce W. Hammond are current Grand Lodge Committee Members, John Chairs Fraternal Relations and Bruce is Chair of Texas Masonic History. Past Masters Eugene D. Kolvig and Bruce W. Hammond were 2014 District Deputy Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Texas. Past Master John A Hughes is Attendant General of the Red Cross of Constatine. Secretary David Kisselburg is the Junior Past Master of Cooke-Peavy Lodge #1162. Past Master Jimmy Conner is the current President of the Masonic Service Bureau and RW Conner is the current DDGM of Masonic District 64-D.
In the recent years Panther City has seen a large influx of members who have become very active in the Moslah Shrine Temple. These include the Past Potentate and Current Recorder, Illustrious Sir Richard P. Evans Past Master of Panther City; Moe Rahmeh, Moslah Divan Officer, Past President of the Moslah Oriental Band, the Bedhouins, and Panther City Master in 2010-2011; Worshipful Master Brett Weissner, Past President of the Mystic Wheels (the largest motorized unit in Texas); and former Chair of the Moslah Membership Committee. Former Panther City Junior Deacon, Jeff Barcafar is a member of the Moslah Shrine Divan. The Members of Panther City work hard collecting money on street corners and store fronts, IHOP Pancake Days and the Shrine Circus.
In York Rite Masonry, there are several Panther City members who are officers of local Chapters and Councils, Commanderies and York Rite Associations and Colleges. Our Past Secretary, John A. Hughes is a Junior Past Deputy Grand Governor for the York RIte Soveriegn College of America. Past Master, Bruce Hammond is President of the York Rite Development Fund, a member of the credentials committee for the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters. Secretary David Kisselburg is the current District Deputy Grand High Priest of Capitular District 26 of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas. and , PM Bruce Hammond is the Grand Master of the 2nd Veil in the Grand Chapter and DDGM of Cryptic District 26 in the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters.