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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 • Posted September 16, 2015 • Photos
Once again, golfers turned out in large numbers to provide their support for the golf course! This year's Mason Bank Tournament saw 54 people, formed up into 9 teams, take advantage of some beautiful weather. And to top it all off, the players and their families were rewarded with an truly great meal catered by Texas Deadwood BBQ, and a great dessert from Willow Creek Cafe. The competition was fierce but fun, and at the end of the 18 holes of golf, the winning team of Elba, Hank, Candy, Larry ...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 • Posted September 16, 2015 • Photos
Friday night's matchup against the Comfort Bobcats had even more meaning to Mason fans, as the Bobcats are now coached by former Mason Puncher Coach, Joey McQueen. Though the Bobcats broke Mason's string of shutouts, they weren't able to hold off the Puncher offense. Early in the first quarter, Mason made a slow drive down field, ending with a 35 yard by Seth Hudson for the Puncher's first score of the night.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 • Posted September 9, 2015 • Photos
The Punchers had a slow start last Friday; but, came back in the second half to notch their second victory of the regular season over the DeLeon Bobcats. During the first quarter, the Punchers didn't allow much traction from the Bobcats, holding them from any scoring opportunities. It would be more than half way through the quarter before Sophomore Emanuel Martinez made the final carry for the Punchers and got 6 points on the board.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
This Monday, Mason I.S.D’s viticulture class made their first trip to a vineyard for an experience in the field. The 19 high school students were brought to Robert Clay Vineyard, owned by local viticulturist Dan McLaughlin, where they were shown the 12-acre site and given their first experience of a small but important aspect of viticulture. Each student was given clippers and a Ziploc bag and instructed to take a small sample of grapes from two rows of the vineyard’s Touriga Nacional bloc ...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
A fire that burned through northeast Mason County last week ended up consuming 9000+ acres before finally being brought under control early Sunday morning. The fire began with a woodpecker and a transformer near Eaton Cemetery Road. The Mason Volunteer Fire Department soon was joined by fire crews from all the neighboring communities and counties, as well as the Mason County Road Department and the Texas Forest Service. Containment on the south end of the fire was centered around Eaton Cemete ...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
The first regular game of the 2015 season saw the Mason Punchers welcome the Ozona Lions to the Puncherdome last Friday night. The Ozona team has been going through a rebuilding process; and, on Friday night, they still weren't able to pull together enough resistance to stop the Punchers. The Mason team has a lot of new personnel in key positions; and, a large contingent of senior players.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted August 27, 2015 • Photos
The Punchers welcomed Blanco to town last Thursday for their final scrimmage of the 2015 season. This Friday night, the Punchers will welcome the Ozona Lions to Puncher Stadium for the first pre-conference game of the season. The JV White and JV Purple teams will both be playing out of town on Thursday night.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 20, 2015 • Photos
The Mason LIons club met Tuesday, August 11th for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 35 members and two visitors in attendance. Secretary Chase Smith passed out flyers and entry forms for the 5k/10k event which will be held Saturday, September 26th. “Boss” Lion Joel Kuykendall presented Melvin Jones Awards for outstanding service to three deserving members.
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.