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Historic Pearl cabin restoration in the making 

The Pearl community is attempting to restore a historic cabin that dates back almost 150 years. Linda Ray said when it was learned the famous Gasoway cabin may be demolished, she approached the descendants of Otho and Imo Medart about donating it to the community.

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Former Coryell County Assistant District Attorney Ryan Joseph Lawton was arrested Friday on a charge of continuous violence against the family. Lawton, 41, was released from the Coryell County Jail on a $15,000 bond. He joined the district attorney’s office on Jan. 8, 2007, and was put on administrative leave in August 2015. He later resigned, effective Oct. 1, 2015.

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A 25-year-old woman and the horse she was riding were killed Friday night when they were struck by a truck on FM 116. Michelle Loher, 25, who had a Fort Hood address, was pronounced dead on the scene by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace F.W. (Bill) Price.

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