Cherokee stops Jonesboro

Freshman guard Alyssa Shumate (right) drives against a Cherokee player Friday night at Evant. Cherokee beat Jonesboro in a play-in game to decide the seeding in District 17-1A. Photo by Mark Goodson

Commissioners network at annual conference

Back to school Coryell County Commissioners, Ray Ashby, precinct 4 (pictured above, left) and Kyle Matthews, precinct 1, attended a conference Feb. 11-13 for county commissioners. The classes provided updates on current and future state legislation and gave the commissioners an opportunity to network with their peers. Photo by Julie Matthews

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Commissioners network at annual conference

Back to school Coryell County Commissioners, Ray Ashby, precinct 4 (pictured above, left) and Kyle Matthews, precinct 1, attended a conference Feb. 11-13 for county commissioners. The classes provided updates on current and future state legislation and gave the commissioners an opportunity to network with their peers. Photo by Julie Matthews

Two Coryell County Commissioners spent most of last week attending commissioners’ school in College Station.

Daddy’s girls

Local girls in kindergarten through sixth grade and their fathers dance and mingle Saturday night during the Gatesville Education Foundation’s Father-Daughter Dance at the Gatesville Civic Center.

City Cemetery reflects local Black History

The first local cemetery designated for the burial of African-Americans was the Gatesville City Cemetery.

New city planner looks toward future

RENE OCHOA

Roughly six months into his job as Gatesville City Planner, Rene Ochoa is already looking at what the city could look like in the coming decades.

A local minister is hoping for the return of law enforcement badges that were removed from his office in a Gatesville church.

The following independent school districts will have studentfree days next week.

Former Gatesville Police Officer Christopher Cato was found not guilty Wednesday of all charges following a three-day jury trial in the 52nd District Court in Gatesville.

Gatesville City Council Members addressed issues with the city’s outdoor pool, approved second readings of amendments and got a first look at the Comprehensive Plan during their regular meeting Tue

In observance of President’s Day on Feb. 17, the following businesses will be closed.

Texas flood

Photo by David Scott

Recent rains caused an influx in water levels throughout parts of Coryell County. Local reports have accounted for more than three inches of rain.

Sports

The Gatesville High School wrestling team won four matches and lost 14 competing in the Region II Tournament at Frisco Independence High School.

Cherokee stops Jonesboro

Freshman guard Alyssa Shumate (right) drives against a Cherokee player Friday night at Evant. Cherokee beat Jonesboro in a play-in game to decide the seeding in District 17-1A. Photo by Mark Goodson

Jonesboro and Cherokee had three meetings this season and all three were lopsided games.

They met for the third time Friday with the Lady Eagles and Indians squaring off at Evant.

Cherokee rallies to beat Evant

Active guard J.J. Harrison drives through the lane against Cherokee in a boys’ regular season game Friday. Evant closes the regular season out with a Tuesday game against Cranfills Gap. A win clinches a playoff spot. Photo by Mark Goodson

Evant is coming down to the wire for a chance to make the Class A boys’ basketball playoffs.

Hornet tennis shines at home

Photo by Mark Goodson Smooth stroke Ty Warren returns a shot during an opening doubles match. Warren and fellow freshman Alex Scott took second in boys’ doubles Friday.

Gatesville’s tennis program had a big day at the GHS Invitational Friday.

The Hornets played solidly from top to bottom.

Three area girls’ basketball teams have clinched playoff berths.

The Jonesboro Lady Eagles have clinched their seventh straight girls’ basketball playoff berth with a 44-38 win over the Lometa Lady Hornets Friday.

The Gatesville girls dominated from start to finish in clinching a basketball playoff spot Friday night with a 74-41 win over the Connally Lady Cadets.

Gatesville High Hall of Fame grows

The Gatesville Athletics Hall of Fame gained three individuals and one team during its annual banquet held Saturday night at the Gatesville Civic Center.

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