A Gatesville man charged with both aggravated sexual assault of a child; and indecency with a child by sexual contact filed a waiver of arraignment during an arraignment hearing on June 12 in Corye

One hundred and fifty years ago today, June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger read “General Order No. 3” on the balcony of Ashton Villa in Galveston.

Photo courtesy of
The Dallas Morning News

(Original caption) Porter “Big” and Gordon “Dee” Mayberry’s Pre-Birthday party on 6-19-1973 . Big is on left and Dee is on right in center with canes.

The 8th Annual Heart of Texas Salute to Warrior Citizens is scheduled for Sunday June 23 at North Fort Hood.

Photo courtesy of Diana Fincher

A soldier tries his hand at roping a steer at the 2018 Heart of Texas Salute to Warrior Citizens This year’s event will be held on Sunday, June 23 at North Fort Hood.



Friday will mark the first day of summer and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere with the most hours of sunlight and the shortest night of the year.

A Killeen man charged with sexual assault of a Gatesville minor filed a waiver of arraignment during a hearing on June 12 in Coryell County 440th District Court.

Photo by Rev. Wilbert Sohns

The Historical St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery is the site for a State Historical Marker to be dedicated Sunday. The cemetery is the only documented Wendish cemetery in Bell County.


Photo courtesy of Gatesville Police Department

A young, soon-to-be-fourth -grade Gatesville girl recently celebrated her ninth birthday and decided to share the event with the animals in the City of Gatesville Animal Shelter.

Photo courtesy of Gatesville Fire Department

Eye of the storm

A Gatesville Fire Department truck dashcam caught an image of the super cell that plagued Coryell County and surrounding areas on Sunday afternoon. This photo was taken on CR 139.

A strong thunderstorm moved across the southwestern portion of Coryell County Sunday afternoon causing considerable wind damage to trees and some homes.


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.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Gatesville will offer volleyball, wrestling and football camps in the upcoming weeks. The tennis clinics wind up Thursday. Also the summer track season continues with a meet June 22 at McGregor.

Gatesville will have several teams in the postseason.

The teams will be playing in the upcoming weeks.

Following are the top qualifers for the girls’ teams:

Photo by Mark Goodson

Jaxon Markum applies a swipe tag against Mason Marquez of the Rangers at third base. Markum was the starting pitcher and finished up the game at third base for Coryell County Lawn & Tree.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Gatesville Parks and Recreation youth baseball and softball 8U Girls Division Edward Jones 5, Key Plumbing 4: Edward Jones pulled out the victory behind the play of Karleigh Wismer

Courtesy photo

Maci Matthews represented Gatesville in the FCA Victory Bowl volleyball game played at Waco University High School June 8.


Photo by Mark Goodson

Reacting to a win

Camden Webb, Gehrig Keeton, Brensyn Pope, Cooper Campbell and Andrew Winkler react to a close finish in a basketball drill Monday at Gatesville High School. The boys were divided into groups of five for a sprint-dribble drill.

Summer time is busy for some athletes with camp in several sports. “I’ll be at tennis next week,’’ said Jaxon Shepherd, who has been at baseball and basketball camps already.

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