Photo by Mark Goodson

Back in the day

Luke Howard points out a team photo on the field house wall of the 2000 state title team. Howard was a ballboy on the team. Nineteen years later, Howard steps in as the Hornets head coach. The Hornets report for football drills Aug. 5.

News

A proposed law enforcement center and new voting machines are two major expenditures on the drawing board for next year’s Coryell County budget.

Photo courtesy of Brandy Eggers

Good news for Moccasin Bend residents

Pictured above is the new bridge being installed by TxDot on Moccasin Bend Road to be completed in mid-August.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is expecting work to be completed next month to replace the bridge on Moccasin Bend Road (CR 210) northeast of Gatesville.

Filing will begin Monday, July 22, for candidates who wish to run for the Gatesville City Council.

The City of Gatesville Code Enforcement program has now moved into Zone 3 in the area on the north side of Main Street extending to Lutterloh/State Highway 36.

ROBERT BRANHAM

Three local men, Robert Branham, Cody Walters and David Coates are facing charges of felony theft and engaging in criminal activity as a result of a recent joint operation with the Gatesville Polic

A group of Flat residents have expressed interest in reestablishing the Flat Water Supply Corporation (FWSC) following the story that appeared in the July 13 edition of The Gatesville Messenger

Photo courtesy of Meeks Family

Manson Meeks overseeing milking chores at Meeks Dairy from a 1960s family photograph.

In the June 14, 1973 edition of The Gatesville Messenger, a story was published stating that a longtime Gatesville business, Meeks Dairy, was going out of business.

The mobile Veteran’s Service Center will be in Gatesville today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist veterans with any needs that can be addressed in a face-to-face setting.

Photo By Ryan Coggins

Ground stations replaced

A work crew from Atmos Energy are seen above replacing gas ground stations around the Gatesville Police Department and City Hall.

The meter is running regarding the future of the Flat Water Supply Corporation (FWSC).

Sports

Photo by Mark Goodson

New leader

Sarah Vann will leads the Evant Lady Elks volleyball program this season. Vann is an Evant graduate.

Sarah Vann hopes to ignite the Evant Lady Elks volleyball program. She has been hired as the new volleyball coach for the Lady Elks.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Making the turn

Saige Hipps turns a sharp corner in the barrels competition. The barrels are one of the popular events for the annual Gatesville Rodeo. Rodeo offi cials will accept junior barrel-racer pre-registration from 7-9 p.m. Monday prior to the rodeo.

The 82nd annual Gatesville Riding Club Rodeo will be Aug. 1-3 at the Gatesville Riding Club Arena. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Back in the day

Luke Howard points out a team photo on the field house wall of the 2000 state title team. Howard was a ballboy on the team. Nineteen years later, Howard steps in as the Hornets head coach. The Hornets report for football drills Aug. 5.

Messenger Sports Editor

Luke Howard said that balancing the offense has always been a motive from his playing days to his coaching experience.

2019 Gatesville Hornets football

Rickey Phillips is interim athletic director at Gatesville High School.

The Gatesville ISD Athletics' Department is offering a variety of season passes for the 2019-2020 school year. These tickets will be available starting Monday, Aug. 12.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Courtesy photo

Hornet family

Luke Howard and his wife ,Savanna, and son ,Cole, have joined the Gatesville athletic family. Howard was named the head football coach for the Hornets this week.

Luke Howard, a 2007 graduate of Gatesville High School, has been named head football coach for the Gatesville Hornets.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Summer soccer

Attending a Brazlian soccer camp at McKamie Stadium were: (back row) Damian Guerrero, Angel Almendariz, Braden Shuemake, Molly Hogan, Bailee Armstrong, Mary Hogan, Peyton Dooley, Rachel Conner, Payton Armstrong, Barrett Boyd, Gracie Penrod, Hugo de Souza Duarte. (front row) Oswaldo Leon, Leonardo Leon, Javier Bonilla, Abraham Almendariz, Cody Graham, Jack Armstrong, Bethany Penrod, Raisa Leon, Ally Penrod and Ellie Kelley.

A Brazilian select soccer camp was in Gatesville all week for morning and evening sessions at McKamie Stadium. The camp was run by Brazilian Hugo de Souza Duarte.

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