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According to the posted agenda, it appeared Monday's Coryell County commissioners' meeting was just another routine requirement for preparing the 2019-2020 budget; however, the meeting was anything

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Bennie Hansson a long-time former educator for the Gatesville Independent School District was recently honored with the Hornet Legend Educational Spotlight award from GISD at their August board mee

The Nov. 5 election filing deadline concluded on Monday, Aug. 19.

All four local school districts–Evant, Gatesville, Jonesboro and Oglesby—received passing grades last week when the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its school accountability ratings.

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The Evant Lady Elks and Chilton Lady Pirates met for the second time this season Tuesday.

The two are quickly building a rivalry.

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In December 2018, Kaley Branch, former news editor of The Gatesville Messenger, was anxiously awaiting the birth of her fi rst child.

At their meeting on Aug.

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OFFICER GARY STILES

Gary Stiles, new police offi cer with the Gatesville Police Department, joined School Resources Officer Damian White on the fi rst day of school Monday, Aug.

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Roofers began repairing the roof drainage system, domes and general roof leaks at the Coryell County Courthouse in Gatesville. Construction will continue over the next couple weeks.

 

Due to an emergency repair of a water transmission line after a contractor broke the line on Friday, Aug. 16 at the intersection of State Hwy.

Sports

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Tasha Thoms

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Fired-up herd of Lady Elks

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Katrina Thoms took third place overall in her fi rst cross country meet of the season. Tasha Thoms was fifth and the girls took third overall.

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Jill Truss and Kourtnee Mathews put up some defense.

The Lady Hornet spikers had a good day Saturday with a sweep of Salado, Rogers and Killeen Harker Heights. They beat Harker Heights in the fi nals of the Gatesville Tournament.

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Buddy Lewis sacks the Iredell quarterback during Friday’s scrimmage between the Evants Elks and the Iredell Dragons.

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Evant settled in and had a solid scrimmage Friday night against Iredell.

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Evant’s Ethan Hightower pitches the ball to a teammate during Friday’s scrimmage between the Elks and the Iredell Dragons. Iredell scored more than the Elks in the scrimmage.

 

 

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