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 on Fraternal Relations and Bruce is Chair of Texas Masonic History. Past Masters Eugene D. Kolvig, Jimmy Conner and Bruce W. Hammond were District Deputies 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 theJunior Past Master of Cooke-Peavy Lodge #1162. Past Master Jimmy Conner is the current Past President of the Masonic Service Bureau
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 Current Potentate, Jeff Barcafar, Past Potentates, Illustrious Sirs Richard P. Evans, Patrick Bobbitt, and Michael Wallach; Past Master of Panther City; Moe Rahmeh the Chief Raban Moslah Divan Officer, Past President of the Moslah Oriental Band, the Bedhouins, 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 Masters, John A. Hughes, Bruce Hammond and Past Secretary David L. Kisselburg have all served as Presiding officers and Grand Yourk Rite Officers is a Junior Past Deputy Grand Governor for the York RIte Soveriegn College of America.