The Exciting Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse came and went Monday, Aug. 21 with this part of Texas receiving 75 percent coverage of the solar event. If you had not bought a pair of unique glasses required to see the darkening sun, Librarian Curren McLane had a couple of sets available for the public to use. Even those without the special specs could see the effects of the solar eclipse – either through the darkening, eerie light around 1 p.m. or the queer shadows cast by trees. If you missed this year’s event – the first to cross the continental United States in 99 years – don’t fret: There’s another one just round the corner. We will see “totality” – 100 percent – here when the next solar eclipse arrives April 8, 2024.
Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman and Paula Campbell