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Gatesville represented

Four Gatesvilleites recently attended the inauguration of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor
Dan Patrick in Austin. Pictured are, left to right: Janice Gray-Sheffi eld, State Representative J.D. Sheffi eld,
and guests of Sheffi eld, Jack Barcroft and Faith Barcroft.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Blocked shot

T.J. LeBlanc blocked a shot late in Tuesday’s game with the Connally Cadets. The Hornets played solid in the fi rst half,
but Connally put together a strong second half and won going away, 61-37, in a District 18-4A game at Connally.

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Hat trick

Katrina Thoms works for control of the ball in an early season
match with Burnet. On Tuesday, she scored a hat trick with
three goals in a 4-0 win over Lampasas.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Solid defense

Alayna Washington applies defensive pressure against a Connally player Tuesday night.
The Hornets had the district leader on the hook Tuesday, but couldn’t seal the deal in 44-43
loss in overtime.

News

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Gatesville represented

Four Gatesvilleites recently attended the inauguration of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor
Dan Patrick in Austin. Pictured are, left to right: Janice Gray-Sheffi eld, State Representative J.D. Sheffi eld,
and guests of Sheffi eld, Jack Barcroft and Faith Barcroft.

Jack Barcroft, Dr. J.D.

Businesses and governmental offices across Coryell County will join the rest of the nation on Monday, Jan. 21 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Gatesville High School band member Alison Holden has been selected for the 2019 Association of Texas Small School Bands All-State Band for the second time in a row.

GROVER GORE

Grover Dee Gore, 55, of Gatesville, is facing two felony counts of accident with injury and one count of driving while intoxicated after fleeing from police on Monday, Jan. 14.

The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual banquet on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m., at the Gatesville Civic Center.

Roger Miller, Coryell County judge, led his fi rst meeting with his new position on Monday, Jan. 14. Miller
was elected as the predecessor to Judge John Firth, who’s tenure ended at the beginning of the new year.

County Judge Roger Miller presided over the Coryell County commissioners court for the fi rst time at their meeting on Monday, Jan. 14.

On Jan. 1, 2019, a new federal law went into effect, requring hospitals to post their standard charges online or at a patient’s request .

DR. BARRETT POLLARD

The Gatesville Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Barrett Pollard as acting superintendent of GISD at their meeting on Monday, Jan. 7.

The Coryell County Youth Fair culminates tonight (Saturday). Judging in a variety of livestock categories, as well as home economics began on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and wrapped-up on Friday, Jan.

The Gatesville City Council, voted unanimously to approve the city’s revised Chapter 22 subdivision ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Sports

Photo by Mark Goodson

Blocked shot

T.J. LeBlanc blocked a shot late in Tuesday’s game with the Connally Cadets. The Hornets played solid in the fi rst half,
but Connally put together a strong second half and won going away, 61-37, in a District 18-4A game at Connally.

Gatesville hung with talented Waco Connally for a half, but Connally’s speed and overall talent wore the Hornets down Tuesday night at Connally High School.

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Hat trick

Katrina Thoms works for control of the ball in an early season
match with Burnet. On Tuesday, she scored a hat trick with
three goals in a 4-0 win over Lampasas.

Katrina Thoms scored three goals and the Hornet defense was stingy all night, leading Gatesville to a 4-0 shutout of Lampasas here Tuesday night.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Solid defense

Alayna Washington applies defensive pressure against a Connally player Tuesday night.
The Hornets had the district leader on the hook Tuesday, but couldn’t seal the deal in 44-43
loss in overtime.

Gatesville had a chance at a huge upset, but couldn’t get shots to fall at the key times Tuesady night.

Hannah Wilson and Keegan Coble scored 18 points apiece to lead the Jonesboro Eagles to a 68-14 District 17-1A victory over the Cranfills Gap Lions Tuesday at Jonesboro.

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Defensive pressure

Zach Mueller has played solid defense all season for the Hornets. The 5-foot-10 senior is aggressive in rebounding and is not shy about throwing his body in the mix. He is one of the top rebounders on the team.

Gatesville High lost to China Spring, 73-50, Friday night in the league opener for both teams.

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20-point night

Mattes Neugebauer races down the court for two of his 20 points in a 51-33 win over Cherokee Thursday at Jonesboro High School. The Eagles will face Cranfills Gap and Gustine in games this week.

Jonesboro’s Mattes Neugebauer said the physical game Thursday night against Cherokee brought out the best in him.

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Defensive pressure

Vance Jones sticks to Luke Kiser in the Hornets battle with the Bulldogs Tuesday. Jones scored a team-high 17 points for Gatesville. Kiser was a solid ball handler and scored 15 points for the Burnet squad. Burnet improved to 14-8 while the Hornets fell to 12-9. The Hornets faced China Spring Friday and will take on the Connally Cadets on Tuesday.

The Gatesville Hornets couldn’t keep up with the Burnet Bulldogs Tuesday night in the team’s final tuneup for District 18-4A. They lost a close one, 54-50.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Jack on a trot

Kyle Coward hits the arena early with his horse, Jack, Wednesday at the Coryell County Youth Fair. Coward’s horse earned a third place ribbon in Senior Showmanship.

Jenna Coward and Pate Foote opened the Coryell County Youth Fair with wins in their early events Wednesday to kickoff the annual event.

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