The five Gatesville ISD principals were recently put on the spot during a lively game of “musical stools” during the annual “Welcome Back” convocation led by superintendent Eric Penrod.

Future Hornets took to the field during the annual “Meet the Hornets” night at McKamie Stadium this week.

Congressman Roger Williams, center, recently paid a visit to Gatesville at the Coryell Memorial Hospital explosion site.

On Friday, Aug.

The Commissioners’ Court approved the reimbursement of operational costs to Coryell County fire departments associated with recent wildfires within the county in July. At their meeting on Monday, A

For Gatesville High School seniors Maci Matthews and Haley Nichols, a recent 10-day excursion to Delaware for the Little League World Series was truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Nichols, back row, fourth from left and Matthews, back row, sixth from left, pose with their Southwest Division team during the World Series games held in Delaware.

A caller reported a female suspect shooting at a home on Bridge Street in Gatesville on Aug. 3, resulting in the Gatesville City Pool being placed in lockdown status.

Laughs and messiness abounded during the recent Hay Valley Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, “Happy Campers.” The mission for the week was to raise money for local fire departments.

A day after the ongoing Fort Hood range fi re was declared 100 percent contained, another wildfi re began at the Blackwell ranges Tuesday afternoon, July 31, sending the post’s fi refi ghters sprin


Evant’s volleyball team carried a 5-3 record into the Gorman Tournament which was played Aug. 16-17. The team will be off until Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Bosqueville.

Jonesboro held its picture day Thursday and sported some new uniforms. The Eagles look good with four returning seniors in the early season workouts.

Gatesville High School introduced its 2018 varsity football team Tuesday night at “Meet the Hornets’’ night.

The Hornets defense swarms to a tackle during Monday morning’s football practice. The front four on this play were Jared Rowe, Connor Laughrin, Martin Romero and Hunter Schiff.

The Hornets are working on a lot of options in preseason drills.

Monday they got aggressive with the defense swarm tackling in an early morning workout in pads.

Ethan Lilljedahl says he’s tightened up his body over the summer. He’s slimmed down, but he has more muscle and power headed into his senior season.

The Hornets varsity volleyball team split its f rst two games of the season and will get in some work this weekend in the 42-team Austin ISD Tournament.

Evant opened the volleyball season with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-20 win over the Kopperl Eagles Monday at Kopperl. Freshman Emiliegh Burton led the way with fi e kills.

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