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The Gatesville Independent School District will have summer sports camps to help teach fundamentals and techniques, learn Hornet schemes and terminology and have fun with friends and future teammates.

A Gatesville Summer Music Camp will be held from June 27-30 (Monday-Thursday) from noon to 4:30 p.m. The camp is open to students who have finished kindergarten through eighth grade. The cost will be $50 per student. The music camp will be held at Gatesville High School in the auditorium and…

The water is warming up, and water temperatures are in the desired range where the fish are really active. The water temperature is not too cold or too hot and the fish are feeling it. Just like us in the outdoors in comfortable 70-degree weather.

The annual meeting of the Hillside Cemetery Association will be held on the third Saturday, May 21, at 9:30 a.m., at the cemetery on Slater Road northeast of Izoro. The physical address for the cemetery is 278 Hillsdale Road in Coryell County.

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The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce recently announced plans for the Gatesville Shivaree Color Run which will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 8 a.m.

An introduction to geocaching class will be held at Mother Neff State Park on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The class, instructed by Ron Willis, will be free. There will be a park entrance fee – adults $2 per person, children under 12 will be free.

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The Gatesville Parks and Recreation Department recently announced that the Splash Park, located at Raby Park, will open on Monday, May 2. The Splash Park’s hours of operation will be 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

Spring is a favorite time to go camping.  The weather is usually agreeable, and family outings make memories the little ones will never forget.

A benefit will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. to benefit the children of Raul Medina, who suddenly passed away on March 5. The benefit will take place at the Texas Station Event Center.

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AUSTIN - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved hunting regulations for the 2022-23 season at its public meeting held March 24 in Austin. Commissioners adopted the following modifications and clarifications to the 2022-23 Statewide Hunting Proclamation:

Crappie anglers from all over Texas look forward to this time of the year to catch some of the best tasting fish around. Granbury anglers are no different.

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Reading a brief item in The Gatesville Messenger a few weeks ago brought back good memories to Laura Honea.

 Spring is almost upon us. Last week we discussed the spawning temperatures for a variety of species. Today’s discussion is on the potential spring topwater action for striped bass. Topwater action will be occurring for many species, but chasing some really large fish on the top is exciting. 

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The Oglesby Lions Club recently hosted the 52nd annual Rattlesnake Roundup last Saturday and Sunday. Despite cold weather and rain, the event was well attended, and the snake demonstrations were held each day which drew crowds of curious observers.

A fundraiser sidewalk sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 at 1208 N. Robinson Drive in Robinson. The sale will benefit the development of Our Hospice House, an around-the-clock hospice-level care home where terminally ill residents will be cared for at no cost to those in need.  Items fo…

We all know that the life cycle of the cold-blooded species we seek in our area waters is based on water temperatures. This is some of the most important information we have to locate and predict where the fish will be and hopefully put them in the boat.  

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Every year, I get questioned on what I use for bait especially artificial baits in the winter. By the way, I believe winter finally arrived this last week.

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The Mayborn Science Theater in Killeen has announced a new lineup of Saturday shows starting Jan. 8. Other features this month include weekday matinees each Wednesday, laser Friday, sky tour/talk and holiday matinee shows.

Anglers have the opportunity to target rainbow trout during the peak of cold-weather stocking and fishing season thanks to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) “no fee” public access lease on the Guadalupe River.

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NEWS FROM PEARL

The next Pearl Bluegrass event will be Nov. 6.

Plan to bring your RV, Camper, or tent on Nov. 5 to join in a Pearl Community Center RV Barbecue, and then stay the night for the Pearl Bluegrass event the next day.