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3,430 show up for classes on fi rst day

3,430 show up for classes on fi rst day

Excited kids and great attitudes were reported throughout the four local school districts on...

St. John Lutheran Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

St. John Lutheran Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

St. John Lutheran Church in Coryell City will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Oct. 12 with a...

Teachers participate in groundbreaking ceremony

Teachers participate in groundbreaking ceremony

Several teachers at Gatesville Elementary School participated in the groundbreaking ceremony held...

Standing tall

Standing tall

Freshman Charlee Williams (12) and junior Sara Parrish (13) leap and extend their arms to defl ect...

  • 3,430 show up for classes on fi rst day

  • St. John Lutheran Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

  • Teachers participate in groundbreaking ceremony

  • Standing tall


3,430 show up for classes on fi rst day

Excited kids and great attitudes were reported throughout the four local school districts on Monday as another school year got underway. A total of 3,430 students showed up on the first day of classes compared to 3,404 on the fi rst day of the 2013-2014 term. Gatesville ISD reported 2,799 students compared to 2,818 on the first day last year and 2,867 two years ago.

St. John Lutheran Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

St. John Lutheran Church in Coryell City will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Oct. 12 with a special service and meal. The church traces its history back to the 1880s with Johannes Barthel as the first pastor. He was succeeded by Pastor Richard L. Seils. On Dec. 7, 1889, the congregation was officially organized during a meeting in the home of Mr. Wiede, who lived east of the future church.

Tip drill

Nikki Bundrant (5) pushes the ball over the net and into a hole in Bynum’s defense during game one of Evant’s sweeping victory Tuesday.

Tracking with eyes, hands and feet

Evant’s Shayna Slone, left, closes in on a ball and positions herself to pass into a set attempt during the Lady Elks’ win over Bynum on Tuesday.

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