Mason County News
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
The Old Yeller Days celebration to held Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Mason County Courthouse Lawn will bring to life the frontier times of Mason County and its literary heritage of Mason author Fred Gipson. Sponsored this year by the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, the event will showcase re-enactors and demonstrations emphasizing the 1870s time period in which Old Yeller was set.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
The Comfort Bobcats delivered the first non-playoff loss to the Punchers in several years last Friday night. Though the Punchers fought valiantly, the Bobcats were able to control the action for the fourth quarter, pulling ahead of Mason in the final minutes of play. Comfort set the tone for the night in the first quarter.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 15, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 11, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Punchers came within just seconds last Friday of keeping the Goldthwaite Eagles completely off the scoreboard. In a game that saw both teams trading possession of the ball repeatedly, the final score does not accurately reflect the intensity of the game that was played. Though the Punchers won the game 26-7, Mason only had a total of 223 yards for the night, compared to Goldthwaite's 200.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 11, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 31, 2013 • Photos
The Thursday Junior Varsity game here vs. Winters will start at 5:30...not 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Uptown Blanco’s 3rd annual quilt show, “Colors of the Sky” hosted by the Uptown Blanco Textile Studio runs Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13. In addition to the 200 quilts on display, there will be special exhibits of quilts by internationally renowned quilters Louisa Smith and Ellen Anne Eddy.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 • Posted August 17, 2013 • Photos
Almost 60 children participated in Summer Swim Lessons held at the City Pool this July! In addition to learning to swim, our final Thursday is dedicated to water safety. Here are some of them in their life jackets, loaned to them by The Hemphills, with their teachers, Mrs. Sheri Jordan and Mrs.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 8, 2013 • Photos
Youth ART Camp was held in the afternoon after VBS at The Painted Tree Studio. Jacqueline Groce produced a plethora of work, resulting in nine finished, matted pieces by the end of day four. Ashleigh Odom, granddaughter of Joanna Hoffman created a papier-mâché Unicorn mask and a “Flowers in a Box” painting.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 7, 2013 • Photos
Grammy nominee James McMurtry brings his music and lyrics to the Odeon theater for one night, Saturday, August 17 at 7:00PM. His album Childish Things and “We Can’t Make it Here” won the Americana Music Awards for Album and Song of the Year, respectively. Author Stephen King says of McMurtry that he “may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation...” And, while McMurtry is best known for his powerful, yet poetic lyrics what gets overlooked is that he’s an accomplished roc ...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Posted August 7, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library staff would like to congratulate our winners (not all were available for pictures) on their awards. The library staff also want to thank Mason Bank, The Commercial Bank, and First State Bank Central Texas for being our sponsors again this year. Without their support and the help of our volunteers—Susan Brunken, Allison Fogle, Christy Keller, and Theresa Streeter—the library would not be able to continue the summer reading programs.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 2, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
Yes, you will be all of these when you see the 30 decorated chairs the FAAHC will present to the public on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Richard P. Eckert Center. Judy Schoenfeld, Chairwoman of the FAAHC Chair-ity auction, hosted the second and final workshop this past Tuesday at her home in Art.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013 • Photos
“I really miss the seasons.” That’s a lament commonly heard from folks transplanted here who failed to get the memo that Mother Nature’s hop-scotch across Texas’ weather map is guaranteed—often daily. She chuckles at the mention of seasons in the Lone Star State. On our continent, however, are climes worthy of poster board homage to spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 17, 2013 • Photos
Award-winning songwriter Joe McDermott held a workshop for teens on Music Production on the Computer at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on July 9th. The workshop was part of his performance package sponsored by the library and the Texas Commission on the Arts. He also gave musical performances at Steady Steps and the library during the day and was a great hit with the children who loved his interactive, funny tunes.