As coronavirus cases continue to emerge across the area, residents are advised to stay vigilant with protective measures and assume that everyone with whom they come into contact is positive for th

Coryell County Commissioners extended the county’s disaster declaration through May 4 during a special telephonic meeting Friday.

The Gatesville Messenger & Star-Forum will be temporarily closing our office to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Pops of color

Photo by David Scott

Poppies are currently in bloom behind Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gatesville.

Texas AG urges awareness of scams During COVID-19 emergency

Q: “Why is Good Friday considered ‘good’?

By DAVID SCOTT Messenger News Reporter

The Gatesville Messenger & Star-Forum will be temporarily closing our office to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

K-9s serve county

The K-9 teams are the only dog teams in the county, which puts them in high demand for narcotics searches and tracking.

The City of Gatesville has not yet seen a confirmed positive from the Coronavirus, but officials are continuing to urge residents to follow social distancing, proper hand washing and sanitizing sur



Courtesy photo

Riot Hix caught a six-pound bass recently while fishing in his family’s tank with his brother, Ruckus, and parents

Gatesville Country Club upcoming schedule

April 17-19 Spring Ryder Cup

The 2020 Hall of Honor Inductees have been unanimously approved by the Texas High School Coaches Association Board of Directors.

Spring districts announced

Photo by Mark Goodson New districts The Hornets new district for tennis will expand this year. The Hornets will return a strong team including Ty Warren (pictured above).

The University Interscholastic League has released its 2020-2022 reclassification and realignment for all sports not included in the February announcement.

Region III soccer

Photo by Mark Goodson Hornet hope Aubrey Barcroft is among the Gatesville Hornet players that had their season suspended this spring.

Class 4A, Reg. III soccer District 17

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Gatesville spring sports

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Jonesboro anglers land 200-pound tuna

Jonesboro coach Chris Ashby has found some peace of mind by spending time fishing since the coronavirus pandemic has shocked the world.

Ashby, family and friends are avid anglers.

Gatesville Athletic Director Rickey Phillips said the Gatesville ISD is looking for ways to support the young athletes that are hoping to return to the playing fields.

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