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Up, up and away

Kyle Stifflemire clears the bar at the Hornet Relays earlier this season. Stifflemire has spurred interest in pole vaulting in the Hornet track and field program. The Hornets’ next meets are March 21 at Lorena and March 22-23 at the Angelo State Relays. Spring sports are in full swing.

News

MAX RUDOLPH

Long time Central Texas College professor Max Rudolph has joined the staff of The Gatesville Messenger as a reporter, rounding out the news team of editor Kaley Branch and reporter Ryan Co

Grand Champion Bronze Level Tibetan Spaniel Primah, Shilo Ketu Mirror, otherwise known as “Kopei,” won the Best Opposite Sex award at the Westminster Dog Show last month.

The Coryell County Sheriff’s Department has a new deputy. His name is Kraken (pronounced crackin).

A major construction project that began in 2016 for the City of Gatesville was completed last week and is now fully functional as the Leon Waste Water Treatment is now generating its own electricit

Below is the closing information for all local school districts in the area for Spring Break.

Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), who represents Coryell County, took to the House floor Tuesday to honor the life and legacy of Faith Christine Barcroft of Gatesville, who passed away on Fe

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Myriam Silva, right, a customer service associate of Gatesville’s HEB, was helping a shopper load her grocery purchases in an 18-degree wind chill this week.

An arctic cold front moved into central Texas on Sunday and brought some of the coldest temperatures of this winter to Gatesville on Monday and early Tuesday morning.

Coryell County Sheriff Scott Williams released the department’s annual Racial Profiling Report to the County Commissioner’s Court during their regular meeting Feb.25.

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps mail couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Sports

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Steady at third base

Emma Blakley has been a solid third baseman for the Hornets this spring. Blakley has been good with the glove and the bat for the Hornets.

Messenger Sports Editor

Gatesville found some magic in its non-district softball clash with the Bloomington Grove Lions Monday to start Spring Break.

In their last meet before Spring Break, the Evant Elks rolled to a team victory at the Blanket Relays.

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Up, up and away

Kyle Stifflemire clears the bar at the Hornet Relays earlier this season. Stifflemire has spurred interest in pole vaulting in the Hornet track and field program. The Hornets’ next meets are March 21 at Lorena and March 22-23 at the Angelo State Relays. Spring sports are in full swing.

Area sports are in full swing coming out of spring break.

Here’s a recap of Gatesville High School sports that are in-season.

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Personal record for Brock

Sarah Brock clears an early height on her way to a personal best with a fi ve-foot, two-inch leap in the varsity girls high jump. She took fourth in the meet with the effort. Gatesville teammate Sydney Mundkowsky was fifth at 4-10.

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Jim Hitchcock and Kyle Strmiska qualified for the state powerlifting meet in Abilene with their secondplace finishes at the regional meet in Smithville.

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Tasha Thoms battles a Lorena player for control of the ball. The Hornets faced off with China Spring Friday night. The Hornets are at Connally on March 19 and host Robinson on March 22.

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Solid glove

Senior shortstop Haley Nichols makes a catch just on the grass in shallow left field for the Hornets in a recent game in the Hornet Invitational. Leftfielder Kendall Villagrana is in the background.

Messenger Sports Editor

Gatesville High had a total of fi ve players receive distinction on the District 18-4A All-League team announced this week.

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