Judge John Firth presented the draft of the final Fort Hood Joint Use Multi-Modal Rail/Truck Facility Feasibility Study at the Commissioners Court meeting on Monday, Dec. 10.

A traffic fatality occurred on FM 116 in Coryell County on the evening of Friday, Dec. 7, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Lorenzo Wilson Jr., 26, of Killeen, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Due to Christmas and New Years holidays, altered deadlines have been set by The Gatesville Messenger.

The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 8. Despite the weather, the rain did not dampen the spirit of the parade goers. 


Leon the Elf, the mischievous creature seen all over Gatesville as of late, has now been accused of stealing letters to Santa from The Gatesville Messenger offi ce.

An anonymous reader submitted this photo of Leon the Elf waving to passersby from the window of The Gatesville Messenger.

The annual city Christmas parade planned by The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce will be held today (Saturday) at 10 a.m.


Gatesville native Gavin Massingill has been selected by Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) to serve as chief of staff for the next Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

The Gatesville community showed up with strong attendance for the Gatesville ISD Education Foundation Gala last Friday night with open hearts and checkbooks to help students receive a quality educa

The Gatesville Education Foundation honored one of the school’s most beloved alumni, former teachers and founding member of the foundation, Ann Miller, on Friday at its annual fundraising gala.


Gunnar Schultz was a beast rebounding for Oglesby Friday as the Tigers put together a solid game and beat the Cranfills Gap Lions for the first time in three tries.

Oglesby took two of three games in the 61st annual R.W. McGehee Memorial Tournament at Morgan over the weekend.

Gatesville’s girls rolled up four straight wins in the Jarrell Tournament to improve the team’s record to 9-4.

Jeremiah Marwtiz

Evant and Jonesboro dominated the selections on the All-District 15-1A football team as selected by the district coaches.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Christian Lindhard, a junior for Jonesboro, drives the baseline during Tuesday’s game with Iredell. The Eagles lost 53-28. scoring just 12 points in the second half.


Photo by Mark Goodson

With a mural of an Iredell Dragon in the background, Hannah Wilson dribbles the ball upcourt for the Jonesboro Eagles. Iredell improved to 7-1 on the season with a 54-29 win in the girls’ game.

Courtesy photo

The Evants Elks placed six players on the all-district volleyball team.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Sharp shooter

Senior Vance Jones unleashed a shot from the perimeter. The Hornets have been excellent from the outside in their shooting this season.

Gatesville will play in the 22-team Glen Rose Lions Club Tournament Thursday through Saturday.

The Hornets are in the pool with Midland Greenwood, Keene, Stephenville and Wall.

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