Eric Penrod, superintendent of Gatesville Independent School District since May 2015, has accepted a position as deputy superintendent of Killeen Independent School District.

The Food for Families Gatesville drive has once again exceeded its previous year’s totals at 422,516 pounds of food collected.

52nd District Judge Trent Farrell presents District Clerk Janice Gray-Sheffield a plaque of recognition for 28 years of service at her retirement party held at the Coryell County Courthouse on Thur

Judge John Firth presented the draft of the final Fort Hood Joint Use Multi-Modal Rail/Truck Facility Feasibility Study at the Commissioners Court meeting on Monday, Dec. 10.

A traffic fatality occurred on FM 116 in Coryell County on the evening of Friday, Dec. 7, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Lorenzo Wilson Jr., 26, of Killeen, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Due to Christmas and New Years holidays, altered deadlines have been set by The Gatesville Messenger.

The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 8. Despite the weather, the rain did not dampen the spirit of the parade goers. 


Leon the Elf, the mischievous creature seen all over Gatesville as of late, has now been accused of stealing letters to Santa from The Gatesville Messenger offi ce.

An anonymous reader submitted this photo of Leon the Elf waving to passersby from the window of The Gatesville Messenger.

The annual city Christmas parade planned by The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce will be held today (Saturday) at 10 a.m.


The Hornets had a sequence in the second half against the West Trojans when senior Zach Mueller was literally rebounding everything.

With a fast start and an excellent second-quarter run, the Oglesby Tigers beat Waco Harmony Tuesday night, 55-44.

The Jonesboro girls defeated the Cranfills Gap Lions, 53-23, Tuesday night in their District 17-1A opener Tuesday. They faced Gustine on Friday.

Gatesville’s girls rolled up four straight wins in the Jarrell Tournament to improve the team’s record to 9-4.

Gunnar Schultz was a beast rebounding for Oglesby Friday as the Tigers put together a solid game and beat the Cranfills Gap Lions for the first time in three tries.

Oglesby took two of three games in the 61st annual R.W. McGehee Memorial Tournament at Morgan over the weekend.

Jeremiah Marwtiz

Evant and Jonesboro dominated the selections on the All-District 15-1A football team as selected by the district coaches.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Christian Lindhard, a junior for Jonesboro, drives the baseline during Tuesday’s game with Iredell. The Eagles lost 53-28. scoring just 12 points in the second half.


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