More than 5,000 local ballots cast in first days of early voting

Signs outside the Gatesville Civic Center direct residents to the polls during early voting. Early voting was moved from Gatesville’s Main Street annex to the Civic Center to better accommodate COVID-19-related restrictions of social distancing.

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Nearly a decade after voters gave the county approval to pursue a U.S.

Early voting numbers for the Nov. 3 General Election remain strong with more than 8,500 ballots cast in Coryell County during the first week of voting.

Primary gets spirit boost

The Gatesville Primary School windows and doors were recently decorated with coverings to refl ect their school spirit.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the free meals program for students to include the entire 2020-2021 school year.

More than 5,000 local ballots cast in first days of early voting

Signs outside the Gatesville Civic Center direct residents to the polls during early voting. Early voting was moved from Gatesville’s Main Street annex to the Civic Center to better accommodate COVID-19-related restrictions of social distancing.

Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election is off to a strong start with more than 5,100 ballots cast in Coryell County during the first two days of voting.

Fall colors on display

Photo by David Scott

A splash of Fall colors are on display at the Coryell Museum and Historical Center. Hay bales, a variety of pumpkins, a scarecrow, autumn colored leaves and flowers complete the scene.

Gatesville city officials have continued their efforts at community engagement to encourage input about potential abatement and removal of the former Rotunda Nursing Home on Osage Road.

It was recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be extending the free meals program to include the entire 2020- 2021 school year.

Gatesville City Council members on Tuesday announced the cancellation of this year’s Boozaar, the annual city-sponsored Halloween event.

Early voting began Tuesday, for the Nov. 3 General Election.

Sports

Hornets capture district victory

Taking the lead Carson Brizendine races for the first score against the Robinson Rockets Friday night at Gatesville. The Hornets beat the Rockets, 17-6, to climb into a tie for fourth in District 9-4A, Div. II. Photo by Heather Hitt

The Gatesville Hornets (2-4, 1-2) earned a tough 17-6 victory over the Robinson Rockets Friday to set the table for some interesting games in the final weeks of the season.

Jonesboro rolls past Evant, 78-31

Photo by Mark Goodson

Big interception

Jonesboro rolled up 672 yards and scored 11 touchdowns in a 78-31 rout of rival Evant Friday at Jonesboro.

Hornet spikers clinch playoffs

Celebrating a point Lola Barron and Kaleigh Haywood celebrate a point for the Lady Hornets against Lampasas Tuesday night. Photo by Mark Goodson

The Gatesville varsity volleyball team clinched its 18th-consecutive playoff berth with 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-18) win over Lampasas Tuesday at Gatesville.

The Gatesville varsity football team goes into the stretch run of the season against Robinson, Connally and Jarrell.

Softball league debuts with Marshall Day event

Launching the season Monica Edwards of the Coryell Health team launches a hit during action Tuesday in the Marshall Day Memorial Tournament. Photo by Mark Goodson

Mid-Tex Plumbing won the season opening Marshall Day Memorial Tournament with a 21-14 win over the Cage Bombers in the doubleelimination tournament.

One of the better sixman football rivalries will square off Friday in Evant. This year, the Elks and the Jonesboro Eagles kick off District 15-1A, Div. I play at Evant.

Hornets ring up points in 58-27 loss

Luke Mullins

The Gatesville Hornets put up their second highest point total of the season, but they gave up big plays on defense in a 58-27 District 9-4A, Division II loss to the China Spring Cougars on the roa

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