Welcome to the Desert of Texas

    Welcome to the official website of the Desert of Texas. The Desert of Texas consists of twelve (12) Temples and ten (10) Courts of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Inc. (A.E.A.O.N.M.S., Inc.) The Temples and Courts are conveniently located throughout the Desert, in the Oasis of Denison, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Beaumont, Galveston, San Antonio, Dallas, Tyler, Killeen, and Austin. We are a benevolent fraternal organization, committed to service to the community and the programs of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S., Inc.

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The PHSF is the philanthropic arm of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order  Nobles Mystic Shrine (AEAONMS) and raises funds to financially support the Prince Hall Shriners national programs.
SAM provides “at-risk” and “high-risk” African -American male youths a forum to improve educational deficiencies. PHSF will award grants to Prince Hall Shriners, at the local, county and state level, in order to provide mentoring and tutoring in critical academic disciplines. Local volunteer tutors, counselors and college students will be encouraged to assist with this initiative.

National Diabetes Initiative (NDI)

NDI is a collaborative effort between the A.E.A.O.N.M.S. and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The initiative addresses the shared concerns about the devastating impact of diabetes in the African-American population. The PHSF makes an annual donation to the ADA to support the ADA’s education and awareness programs and, moreover, to fund research in finding a cure.
SA assists low-income students who have achieved academic success in high school. PHSF will award Opportunity Grants and Scholarships for eligible students to further their education achievements in trade schools and in colleges/universities.