GISD welcomes new board members

Marcie Latham swears in three newly-elected trustees for Gatesville ISD, Charles Ament, Calvin Ford and Jimmie Ferguson Monday at the GISD Administration building during a special meeting of the Board of Trustees. Photo by David Scott

City Council swears in new members

City Secretary Wendy Cole (far left), swears in newly elected Gatesville City Council members, from left to right, Barbara Burrow, Billy Sinyard and Claude Williams; and Mayor Gary Chumley Nov. 10 at City Hall. Council member Jack Doyle, who won his reelection bid, attended the meeting remotely and will be sworn in at the Dec. 8 Council meeting. Courtesy photo

Two CCSO deputies recognized, thanked for efforts following dog mauling of boy in May

CCSO Deputies Gilbert Esparza and Stew Crossman stand with Gary Kafer (far right) and Eddie and Alisa Sherman (left), Thursday afternoon outside the CCSO following Kafer’s presentation of Texas flags that have been flown over the State Capitol as a symbol of gratitude to the deputies for their efforts following the dog mauling of the Shermans’ grandson.

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GISD welcomes new board members

Marcie Latham swears in three newly-elected trustees for Gatesville ISD, Charles Ament, Calvin Ford and Jimmie Ferguson Monday at the GISD Administration building during a special meeting of the Board of Trustees. Photo by David Scott

The Gatesville Independent School District Board of Trustees held a special meeting and a regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, at the Administration building.

Churches, community members work with nonprofit to ensure Christmas for children throughout the world

Volunteers (from left to right) Gwendy Hardcastle, Barbara Ashley, Damona Fox and Jackie Walker place filled boxes into a carton Wednesday at Coryell Community Church. The cartons will be taken to the Processing Center in Dallas next week and eventually distributed to children throughout the world. Photo by Heather Ashley

Volunteers from local churches have been busy packing shoe boxes of gifts for shipment to children throughout the world for the annual Operation Christmas Child collection week.

City Council swears in new members

City Secretary Wendy Cole (far left), swears in newly elected Gatesville City Council members, from left to right, Barbara Burrow, Billy Sinyard and Claude Williams; and Mayor Gary Chumley Nov. 10 at City Hall. Council member Jack Doyle, who won his reelection bid, attended the meeting remotely and will be sworn in at the Dec. 8 Council meeting. Courtesy photo

The Gatesville City Council swore in three new Council members and recognized two outgoing members Nov. 10 at City Hall.

The Gatesville Independent School District recently released information concerning virtual and hybrid learning and grades.

The much-anticipated annual Food For Families food drive is fast approaching.

Q:Since the State Hwy. 36 loop from Bus. 36 to FM 215 was milled up and re-laid with new asphalt, the southbound lanes in part had a rub board feeling.

Texas is right in the middle of the southern border of the United States with a lengthy coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. The state is 850 miles wide and nearly that tall.

I am a life long Texan. My family has lived in Coryell County for over 150 years.

Davidson takes oath as Special Prosecutor for the DA’s Office

Taking oath Will Davidson is sworn in by District Judge Trent Farrell in as a licensed attorney for the State of Texas as well as Special Prosecutor for the Coryell County District Attorney’s Office. Courtesy photo

On Friday, Nov.

Gatesville Independent School District, in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, decided to declare Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13 as student and staff holidays. Monday, Nov.

Sports

Road to six-man playoffs

Jonesboro Eagles (2020) (10-1)

Jonesboro 48, Coolidge 0

Jonesboro 65, Perrin-Whitt 20

 

Oglesby takes historic playoff

Playing off the block Davin Barrow (32) cuts for yards behind the block of Blake Thompson. Oglesby faces Richland Springs Friday at Hico. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Photo by Mark Goodson

Oglesby scored a historic 62-52 over the Oakwood Panthers Friday night with Davin Barrow and Ian Markum combining for six touchdowns.

Jonesboro executes to perfection

Tough defense Jonesboro senior defenders Andrew Wheeless (11) and Wade Foot (24) corral a Nueces Canyon back during Friday’s bidistrict clash in Fredericksburg. Jonesboro earned a spot in the area round with May Friday oov nin Dublin. Photo by Mark Goodson

Jonesboro opened the six-man playoffs with its best execution of the season Friday in a 54-8 bi-district win over the Nueces Canyon Panthers at Billie Stadium in Fredericksburg.

2020 state football playoffs

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Hornets dominate tennis awards

Sophomore Slone Early and junior Stormy Tatum were named the respective Most Valuable Players on the District 7-4A Team Tennis squad as selected by the district coaches.

All Gatesville ISD athletic events, including games and workouts, are cancelled through Monday of next week due to the recent increase of COVID cases within our school district, said Gatesville ath

Hornets qualify two runners for state

State bound Tasha Thoms (left photo) and Carlo Martinez (right photo) ran solid races in Lubbock regional to qualify for the state cross country meet Nov. 23-24 at Round Rock’s Old Settlers Park. Photos by Mark Goodson

Gatesville’s’ Tasha Thoms and Carlo Martinez earned state-meet berths during Tuesday’s 4A-Region I meet in Lubbock.

Senior back

Ian Markum bolts for yards against Dime Box in last week’s district game. The Tigers are District 14-1A, Div. II champions. Markum and Davin Barrow are the top two rushers for the Tigers.

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