Charges have been dismissed against one of two former Gatesville Police Department officers who were indicted last year.

Before and after

Courtesy photo

Top, The Smith family in front of their dog-run cabin in the late 1800s.

Located near the community of Flat, the Smith log cabin was said to have been built in 1870 by Pinkney Dodson.

A $300,000 grant awarded to the Area Agency on Aging – Central Texas will help educate and raise awareness about elder abuse.

With the filing period for the 2020 county, state and national primary elections ongoing, The Gatesville Messenger, in an effort to remain neutral, has some long-standing policies concerni

Please join us in celebrating the life and memory of your child/ children or sibling at our annual Compassionate Friends Candlelight Service.

Beverly McClellan Hollister

Beverly McClellan Hollister, 80, of Gatesville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2019, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

As children, many of us heard the story about famed frontiersman Daniel Boone. Now, a piece of his folklore can be included in the history of Gatesville.

The Boys and Girls Club Gatesville Branch hosted state and local elected officials and regional and national Boys and Girls Club representatives for Google Applied Digital Skills Day, Tuesday.

Architects selected for Law Enforcement Center

Photo by Heather Ashley

Coryell County Commissioners approved the selection of Southwest Architects, Inc. to design and construct the new Law Enforcement Center, Monday during the regular Commissioners Court Meeting.


Securing the ball

Photo by Mark Goodson

Sean Hernandez secures the football for the Jonesboro Eagles.

Defense setting pace

Photo by Mark Goodson

Jonesboro coach Eddie Gallegos said he was proud of the way the defense has set the tone for the Eagles over the last two months of the season. Above, the Eagles pounce on a loose ball.


Photo by Mark Goodson

Logan Edwards (11) sets up in Gatesville’s defense in a home game against Jarrell. The Hornet boys’ team will be in the Salado Tournament, starting Thursday.




Class 1A Div. I Bi-district

Blum 54, Perrin-Whitt 6 Saint Jo 66, Aquilla 20 Jonesboro 40, Leakey 36


The Hornets’ sports team will be busy this week with action in basketball, soccer, golf and wrestling on tap. The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams start their workouts this week.

Nominations for the Gatesville High School Athletics Hall of Fame for the Class of 2020 are being accepted until noon, Tuesday, Dec. 10. One team and three individuals will be added.

2019-20 Gatesville Hornets basketball (boys)


Jonesboro turned the tide just after halftime with a combination of big plays to vault past the Nueces Canyon Panthers in their state quarterfinal matchup at Fredericksburg High School Friday night

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