News

Construction in Gatesville continued its up and down trend in May, based on building permits issued by the city.

An attempt to steal credit/debit card information was apparently foiled by an alert employee at the CEFCO store at 101 N. State Highway 36 in Gatesville.

A large number of vehicles attended the “cruise in” Saturday sponsored by the Roamin’ Chariots Car Club.

Boy Scout Troop 272 held a flag retirement ceremony Monday at the Scout Hut in Raby Park. A ceremony was held to declare the flags ready for retirement.

Two Gatesville residents were recently charged with possession of controlled substance, a state jail felony, following a disturbance with weapons involved.

A special meeting will be held Tuesday for the Gatesville ISD Board of Trustees to review the strategic plan that was developed with input from school personnel and the public.

A stolen backhoe, belonging to a local construction company, was recovered Wednesday after an observant citizen notified the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office.

A sailor reported missing June 11 from his ship in Norfolk, VA, has been located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Coryell County Veterans Service Officer Tony Smith has stopped counting the number of people he has helped in the past two years.

The Coalition for Community Awareness hosted a Juneteenth celebration Saturday afternoon in the area of Mills, 13th and 14th streets.

Sports

Trailing front-running Liberty Hill by seven points going into the 10th-and-final event of the State LineMAN Challenge on a drippy Saturday at Hardin-Simmons University’s Shelton Stadium, Gatesvill

Gatesville will open competition in Division II of the State 7-on-7 tournament at 1 p.m. Thursday against Levelland at Veteran Park and Athletic Complex in College Station.

The Gatesville Fitness Center Heat worked on its hitting on Friday with coach Marcus Gilbert standing behind the girls and pitching the ball with the players batting the ball into the backstop.

Gatesville will be one of 10 schools competing in Division II of the fourth annual State Lineman Challenge today (Saturday) at Shelton Stadium on the Hardin-Simmons University campus in Abilene.

The Gatesville summer track program, which has doubled the number of competitors in its second season, is nearing the climax of the current campaign.

With the regular season in the record book, first-andsecond place teams from the Gatesville softball and baseball seasons are turning their attention and practice time for the Texas Teenage Basebal

Gatesville’s own Jordi Edens bested all other contestants in the breakaway roping event held last week at Texas High School Rodeo Finals in Abilene.

The final five berths in Division II of the Texas state 7-on-7 tournament will be staged on Friday and Saturday.

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