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Congressman Roger Williams, center, recently paid a visit to Gatesville at the Coryell Memorial Hospital explosion site.

On Friday, Aug.

The Commissioners’ Court approved the reimbursement of operational costs to Coryell County fire departments associated with recent wildfires within the county in July. At their meeting on Monday, A

For Gatesville High School seniors Maci Matthews and Haley Nichols, a recent 10-day excursion to Delaware for the Little League World Series was truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Nichols, back row, fourth from left and Matthews, back row, sixth from left, pose with their Southwest Division team during the World Series games held in Delaware.

A caller reported a female suspect shooting at a home on Bridge Street in Gatesville on Aug. 3, resulting in the Gatesville City Pool being placed in lockdown status.

Laughs and messiness abounded during the recent Hay Valley Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, “Happy Campers.” The mission for the week was to raise money for local fire departments.

A day after the ongoing Fort Hood range fi re was declared 100 percent contained, another wildfi re began at the Blackwell ranges Tuesday afternoon, July 31, sending the post’s fi refi ghters sprin

For First Baptist Church pastor Chad Bertrand and retired dentist Dr. Bob Bates, a recent mission trip to Brazil was just what the doctor (no pun intended) ordered.

Jondan (J.D.) McBride, second from left, was recently named the 2018 Texas State Guitar Champion at the competition held in Pearl.

Sports

The Hornets defense swarms to a tackle during Monday morning’s football practice. The front four on this play were Jared Rowe, Connor Laughrin, Martin Romero and Hunter Schiff.

The Hornets are working on a lot of options in preseason drills.

Monday they got aggressive with the defense swarm tackling in an early morning workout in pads.

Ethan Lilljedahl says he’s tightened up his body over the summer. He’s slimmed down, but he has more muscle and power headed into his senior season.

The Hornets varsity volleyball team split its f rst two games of the season and will get in some work this weekend in the 42-team Austin ISD Tournament.

Evant opened the volleyball season with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-20 win over the Kopperl Eagles Monday at Kopperl. Freshman Emiliegh Burton led the way with fi e kills.

Cade Staton of Bastrop comes out fast from the chute in his steer wrestling event at the Gatesville Rodeo Friday night. Staton is an active member of the PRCA and travels the country competing.

Mid-Tex Plumbing defeated the Cage Bombers in Sunday’s finals of the Marshall Day Memorial Softball Tournament.

The Hornets hit the field a few minutes after 7 a.m. Monday with some of its skill players leading the way onto the field.

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