1996: Mace B. Thurman Jr.

Judge Mace Thurman influenced the lives of hundreds of young men in Austin as a Little League coach and as a founder of the Boys Club if Austin, but also from the bench – county court at law judge 1947 to 1957, district court judge until 1990 and then senior judge. He worked for a juvenile probation department that could work toward rehabilitation, sometimes through sports. He was known for his “10-minute talk,” to young offenders, reminding them work hard, go home, go to bed, and go to church.