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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
Members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country are putting finishing touches on collections for the upcoming Annual Art Sale to be held at the Parrish Hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mason on December 5 & 6. The festivities will start off with a Reception and Show from 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014 • Photos
Over the course of the last few months, a dedicated group of volunteers have been cleaning up and restoring the beauty and elegance of Gooch Cemetery. The largest cemetery in the county also features some of the oldest and most historic gravesites in the area, and it provides a final resting place for the ancestors of almost all Mason County residents. B.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Punchers and the Johnson City Eagles headed into Friday night's matchup with unbroken winning streaks for the 2014 season. Only one team could walk away with that record intact, and it was the Punchers who held on to the record, and claimed first place in the district, with a 34-6 victory. The unbeaten records of the two teams guaranteed that it was going to be a good game, and Mason fans turned out to support their Punchers.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 29, 2014 • Photos
Sometimes, a score doesn't accurately reflect the quality of the play from the game in question. Last Friday's game against the Brackett Tigers in Mason was one of those games. Though the score ended 59-0 in favor of the Punchers, the Tigers never gave up and continued their efforts to hold off the Mason offense all night long. Early in the first quarter, the Punchers were held back from any deep penetration time and again by the Tigers.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Kindergarten enjoyed the Mason County Fire Department coming to show them the firetrucks and equipment during Fire Prevention Week. The Kindergarten teachers are; Tami Smith, Karen Toone, and Linda Geistweidt.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014 • Photos
The rivalry between the Mason Punchers and the Junction Eagles always guarantee that, no matter the record going in, there is going to be a great night of football. The 2014 matchup last Friday night in Junction was no exception. Fans on both sides of the field were chewing their fingernails during the first quarter of play, as both teams were fired up and playing tough football.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 15, 2014 • Photos
Friday night's Homecoming game against the Center Point Pirates was a great night for the Punchers; but, not such a good night for Center Point. The Punchers were able to play many of their youngest players from very early in the game and were still able to take home a 64-19 victory. From the opening play, the Punchers literally were running with the ball, scoring in the first minute of play on a 21-yard Seth Hudson run.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014 • Photos
The Harper Longhorns found the Mason Puncher defense to be a tough obstacle last Friday. The Punchers kept their offense reigned in for most of the game, allowing younger and less experienced players the opportunity to spend time on the field; but, Harper still could not stop the Punchers when they began moving the ball. During the first quarter, the Punchers only scored twice.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
Last Saturday marked the 8th Annual Gem of the Hill Country 5/10k as one of the best ever. Great weather and good competition - who could ask for more? 53 year old Javier Escobar was the overall winner in the 5K race scorching the hilly course in 20:42. Right behind him was Sarah Pledger who broke the old women’s course record by more than two minutes with a time of 20:48.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 1, 2014 • Photos
The start of 2014 district play began at home for the Punchers last Friday when they welcomed the Sabinal Yellowjackets to town. The Punchers wasted no time in making sure the Sabinal team knew where control of field would rest for the evening. Just a few plays into the game, Seth Hudson broke out and ran the ball 52 yards for Mason's first touchdown.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
This coming Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10am to 3pm, on the grounds of the Mason County Courthouse, the 2nd Annual Fall Festival of Churches will be there to sell great food, handmade items, as well as offer fun games for the kids to play. Each church is raising money for the great causes that they support.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014 • Photos
The Ol' Yeller Day celebration to be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 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 by the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, the event will showcase activities emphasizing the 1870s time period in which Ol' Yeller was set.