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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014 • Photos
RESULTS There were 57 participants in the 5k. Over $15,000 raised for research!! Kid’s Race (Ages 7 and Under) 1st Kalen Langehennig 2nd Ainsley Burns 3rd Drake Hooten (Ages 8-10) 1st Madelyn Williams 2nd Avery Burns 3rd Eliza Cope Adult 5k (Group 1 Ages 14-25) 1st Jillian Lebow 2nd Ariel Slaughter 3rd Alexandra Cope (Group 2 Ages 26-45) 1st Jeri Langehennig 2nd Sara Virdell 3rd Cody Slaughter (Group 3 Ages 46 and up) 1st Larry Appleby 2nd Mike Coward 3rd Michelle Ingraci ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
Over 500 million years ago during the Cambrian period, vast tropical oceans covered Texas. While these oceans have long since disappeared, evidence of prehistoric environmental conditions in microbial reefs—mats of cycnobacteria and other organisms found preserved in the ancient rocks—remain. This summer, Trinity geoscience students Grace Mabry, Clayton Ford, and Lindsey Yazbek traveled to the Llano area in central Texas with geosciences professor Dan Lehrmann to examine these environments ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
The faculty and students at Mason High School like to show our appreciation to the supportive community who helped make the 2010 National Blue Ribbon School Award a reality for us. To that end, we created “Blue Ribbon Service Day” to repay our community, and it has become an annual event.
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.