The three newly-elected Gatesville ISD School Board Trustees were sworn in during Thursday’s special school board meeting.

The filing period is in full swing for both state and county-wide offices across Texas. The first day to file was Saturday, Nov. 11, with the last day set for Monday, Dec. 11. 


On Nov. 17, 52nd Judicial District Court Judge Trent Farrell sentenced Oney Sims Cox, 59, of Gatesville, to 15 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division.

Gatesville City Council members joined Mayor Gary Chumley in recognizing three newly re-elected city council members – David Mitchell, Ward 1, Place 1; Meredith Rainer, Ward 1, Place 3; and Ronnie

The Gatesville Messenger is proud to announce recent changes to their news and editorial team.

The filing period has begun across Texas for a number of state-wide and county office positions.

The first day to file was Saturday, Nov. 11.


Over 300 flags proudly flew over Veterans Day weekend in Gatesville.

Sergeant Major Casey Carson always knew he wanted to be a soldier.

Coryell County Commissioners passed a number of motions at their recent meeting on Monday, including a decision to continue keeping the burn ban off.

A total of eight additional charges have been brought against Billy Tate Shoaf, 35, of Gatesville.


Gatesville’s Tyler Lewis stepped up with a big interception just four plays into the fourth quarter. The junior played the ball perfectly and caught the ball and raced for the end zone.

Jonesboro snapped the ball just four times against Lometa Thursday night and was up 20-0 in their Class 1A, Division I playoff.

Evant 48, Gustine 29

Evant’s Taylor Doyle scored 25 points to pace the Elks to a 48-29 victory over Gustine Tuesday.

The Elks (1-1) will play at Lometa on Friday.

The Aggies will represent Gatesville in Arlington when they play at Cowboys Stadium Dec. 9. The Aggies qualified by winning the Gatesville Youth Sports league with an unbeaten record.

Keith’s Trucking won the Gatesville co-ed B division softball league. Front row, left to right; Si Sheets, Amber Vessels, Katie Bartlett, Megan Pruitt, Christina Ressler, Annie May.

Jonesboro’s Wyatt Young missed last’s year’s first round playoff game with Lometa.

Gatesville returns to the football playoffs this Friday with a lot of energy after losing a heartbreaker to the Liberty Hill Panthers in their regular season finale.

Jose Mata rushed for 109 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Oglesby Tigers season finale loss to the Buckholts Badgers Friday.

The Badgers won, 68-22, at Oglesby.

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