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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.

News

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Gatesville community leaders and local vendors turned out for an annual meet and greet event with local Army members stationed at nearby Fort Hood.

Two 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood soldiers have died in separate training accidents in Germany and California, the base announced in press releases on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

The Oglesby Lions Club will host its 50th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup on Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Oglesby Community Center.

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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.

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 .

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

Sports

Photo by Mark Goodson

Airborne Hornet

Robert Medina goes airborne against Waco University’s JV in Friday’s action in the Stephenville Knights of Columbus Tournament.

Gatesville’s soccer teams were looking to improve and get in some quality playing with its trip to the Stephenville Knights of Columbus Tournament over the weekend.

Evant had to deal with foul trouble, but overcame a tightly officiated game to beat the Cranfills Gap Lions, 75-39, Friday night.

The Gatesville Hornets couldn’t close the deal Friday night in a basketball battle with the Robinson Rockets.

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.

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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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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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