The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election is approaching rapidly.

Soldiers from Fort Hood’s 181st Chemical Company – Hazard Response, 2nd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion participated in exercises at five locations throughout Gatesville to

GISD offers free meals to all students

Gatesville Independent School District announced Thursday that starting Monday, Sept. 21, breakfast and lunch will be free to all students at all campuses until the Christmas break.

Poster proceeds

Photo by Mark Goodson

GISD Head Football Coach, Luke Howard, accepts a check for $3,000 from The Gatesville Messenger Project Coordinator, Janice Velasquez.

Gatesville man seeks actors, crew for biopic


A Gatesville man who has spent time working in the film industry in Los Angeles is back in town and looking for actors and crew for a semi-autobiographical movie to be shot entirely in Gatesville.

Third suspect from July truck theft, manhunt jailed


A third suspect from a July truck theft, pursuit and resulting manhunt was in the Coryell County Jail Wednesday.

A benefit has been set to assist with medical bills for a Gatesville High School senior battling cancer.


Three large-scale community events in the City of Gatesville have been canceled in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and at least one other annual event is questionable.

Never forget

Photo by David Scott

Wanting to recognize the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy, William Nottingham shows his respect by walking up and down Main Street in Gatesville carrying and waving a large U.S. flag.


Hornets 22, Hillsboro 16

First quarter

Hillsboro – Tamarcus McGruder 47 pass from Austin Cook (PAT failed)

Gatesville – Jason Delong 6 run (PAT failed)

Gatesville won its 10th straight volleyball match Friday over Lake Belton at Gatesville High School’s Sydney Pruitt Gym.

Gatesville ended 700 days of losing with a stirring 22-16 homecoming victory Friday night over the Hillsboro Eagles.

Finishing touch

Photo by Heather Hitt

Jacob Baker pulls down an interception late in fourth quarter to seal the Hornets’ victory over Hillsboro Friday night.

Homecoming Pep

Photo by Mark Goodson

Gatesville Hornet football players stand in the spotlight during Wednesday’s homecoming pep rally held at McKamie Stadium.

Junior Luis Macias ran a 16:31.63 time to win the Glen Rose Invitational cross country meet Wednesday at Squaw Creek Golf Course. The race was a 5K.

The Gatesville Hornet team tennis faced Stephenville in the opening district match Tuesday and came away with a 16-3 victory at the Gatesville courts.

The Team Tennis season is shaping up well for the Gatesville Hornets after a recent sweep through some formidable opponents.

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