Today (Wednesday), at noon, the community will come together to form a prayer circle in remembrance of the one year anniversary of the construction site explosion on the Coryell Health campus.

Photo courtesy of Coryell Health

Construction workers use a crane to move heavy equipment at the Coryell Health hospital construction site.


Chase Ray Melton, 28, of Gatesville, is facing numerous additional charges stemming from an incident Friday afternoon when Coryell County Sheriff’s Offi ce deputies attempted to serve the suspect w

The heat index was over 100 last Friday near lunch time but the heat did not stop Tammy Brown from her appointed rounds.


Joshua Wade Christian, a 43 year-old Gatesville man is facing charges for theft of property over $2,500 and under $30,000 for his part in a home construction agreement that allegedly was never comp

Photo courtesy by Max Rudolph

Gatesville Primary School Cafeteria Manager Tammy Brown hands Aryo-Jo West, 2, a free lunch courtesy of the GISD Summer Feeding Program.


Teacher salaries will be going up while taxes will likely decrease, as indicated in the report presented to the Gatesville Independent School District (GISD) Board of Trustees during their regular

Photo by Mark Goodson

Local children beat the heat at the Gatesville city pool on Wednesday. With scorching temperatures predicted to reach 100 degrees by end of the week, the city pool provides a cool respite.

Photo by Max Rudolph

LaBorde joins county District Attorney team

Coryell County District Attorney Dusty Boyd (left) welcomes new Coryell County Assistant District Attorney Hilary LeBorde

Monday was the first day on the job for Coryell County’s new Assistant District Attorney Hilary LaBorde who replaces Jana Kaspar on District Attorney Dusty Boyd’s staff.

A 19 year-old man charged with seven counts of delivery of marijuana to a minor filed a waiver of arraignment during a hearing on June 19 in the Coryell County 52nd District Court.


Texas State Parks has adopted rules and regulations to protect park areas for future generations as well as for the convenience and safety of current visitors.

Messenger Sports Editor

Gatesville had a good turnout with 31 participants in Monday’s fi rst wrestling camp at the high school.

Along a scenic stretch of the Leon River southwest of Waco lies Mother Neff State Park, one of Texas’ earliest state parks. Isabella Neff donated the original six acres for the park in 1921.

Photos by Mark Goodson

Scramble stroke

Don Flentge follows through on a putt Thursday during a weekly golf scramble at the Gatesville Country Club. Flentge is the most senior member at age 89 in the golfi ng group that plays regularly at the club. Dennis Myers is in the background.

The group of golfers who play on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gatesville Country Club range in talent.

They prefer to be called the champions tour said coordinator Andy Massingill.

The 10U girls district softball tournament will start Monday in Gatesville.

All the tournaments for the various girls divisions will run through will June 24-28.

Photo by Heather Hitt

The Sonic 15U team will open district softball playoffs in Troy.

Gatesville will host tournaments for the 10U girls and boys and for 12U boys in softball and baseball.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Carolise Ivy returns a shot in the Gatesville tennis camp Monday at the high school courts. The camp runs through Thursday at the high school courts. The camp is for elementary age students.

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