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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015 • Photos
The 2015 football season kicked off last Saturday when the Punchers traveled to Hamilton to scrimmage the Bulldogs. Fans will be able to see the Puncher teams at home this Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at R. Clinton Schulze Stadium for a scrimmage against long-time rival Blanco.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Updated August 6, 2015 1:29 PM • Photos
This past weekend the Mason County Chamber of Commerce held their 2nd Annual Softball Classic at the Ft. Mason Park baseball fields. The tournament was a huge success! There were a total of six teams entered into the tournament. After approximately 11 hours of games, Texas Smoke ended up with the 1st place prize.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Updated July 30, 2015 2:33 PM • Photos
Many tourist destinations tease with promises to “get away from it all.” One in the US goes a step further. Albuquerque, NM, offers opportunities to “get above” much of it, thanks to mountainous trails, a memorable aerial tramway and world-renowned hot air ballooning. After spending a few days there, I’d dare suggest an “elevated” slogan that won’t likely gain traction.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 22, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 • Posted July 15, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 • Updated July 8, 2015 2:26 PM • Photos
Mason County Craftsmen, featuring hand made rustic furniture will be opening soon on the square in Mason. The building that was formerly Panacea will soon become the showroom for the work of Chris Doege, Mason County resident, studio and touring drummer, former owner of CD Tile in Kerrville, and most importantly, father of 11 year old Cloe, a student at Mason ISD.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 • Updated July 8, 2015 1:47 PM • Photos
Slade Townsend, Katy Armstrong, Lafe Allen and Laramie Allen have earned positions on the Texas State National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to the NHSRF in Rock Springs Wyoming. Slade Townsend, junior at MHS, won the State Team Roping title at the Texas High School Finals held in Abilene Texas June 8-13.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
Fifth & sixth graders from Mason ISD attended the Farm & Ranch Safety Day sponsored by the Mason County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service on May 14th. Students learned a variety of safety topics including tractor safety, seatbelt safety, firearm safety, snake safety, electrical safety, ATV safety, animal safety, accident assessment & procedure from Mason Fire Department & EMS.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 4, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 3, 2015 • Photos
The Mason County Republican Women held their bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 20th in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Public Library. At this meeting, we honored the generous homeowners that allowed their homes to be on the home tour: Jay & Julie Tedder, Scott Zesch, David & Pat Culver, Judy Cordes, and Jan & Will McCann.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Puncher track team finished off a very successful track season this past weekend at the state meet held at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin. The boys competed very well and ran some very good times in the biggest meet of the season, including a new school record in the 300H.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 14, 2015 • Photos
The last weekend in April of 2015 saw a 7.8 earthquake which struck the country of Nepal. Climbers and guides on the slopes of Mount Everest lost their lives, and the capital city of Kathmandu suffered devastating loss of lives, infrastructure and property. Two weeks after that disaster, the death toll is over 7,000, and survivors are clinging to lives that are drastically changed. The international disaster relief organization Shelter Box was on the ground in hours providing their assistance ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 13, 2015 • Photos
Riata held its first Mother’s Day Brunch on Wednesday in the Eckert Center, where there were over a 100 in attendance. Brunch was served buffet style from a beautifully decorated table. All the tables had a flower arrangement done by Bertha Templeton. The arrangements were given away as door prizes to a lucky person seated at the table.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • Posted May 6, 2015 • Photos
The 1st Annual JP Murray, Sr WSPBR Memorial Bull Riding was held at Ft. Mason Park April 4, 2015. Over 300 people came out to support the cause and watch 33 bull riders from 35 to 65 years old compete for the $1500 Added Money and beautiful first place buckles.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • Posted May 6, 2015 • Photos
Mason boys' track team continued their great season at the regional track meet held in Kingsville this past weekend. The boys competed very well and ended up as the team champions for the first time in school history. Those finishing in the top two at regionals will be advancing to the state meet.