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History

When walking on the west side of the courthouse square, few notice a solitary door situated between The Gatesville Messenger and Leaird’s Furniture Store. The door has been sealed for several …

As we are in the midst of February, which is Black History Month, also referred to as African-American History month, it needs be recognized and remembered that there were those who paved or have …

For Black History Month, the Gatesville Public Library has exhibited a collection of several books for readers to commemorate Black writers and their contributions to literature. The list …

With Valentine’s Day soon upon us, the Valentine Cupid will be making his yearly appearance on greeting cards and advertisements. Just who was Cupid? Today, he is pictured as a …

Local Coryell County historian, Sherry Lawrence, recently presented a program to the Coryell County Genealogical Society about the Sanborn Map Company which was founded in 1867. According to …

Since day one, Texas has witnessed numerous solar eclipses. In most recent years, it was reported in The Gatesville Messenger on March 5, 1970, that a “100-mile shadow will darken the face …

Author and historian, Mike Lowrie, will be arriving in Gatesville in March for a book signing for his most recent book, “House of De Zavala, The Legacy of the Black Heart Stone.”

TWENTY YEARS AGO (2004) The Coryell County Youth Fair got underway with more than 1400 entries. Eight new stained-glass windows were installed in the sanctuary at Pidcoke United Methodist …

TWENTY YEARS AGO (2003) The Gilbreath Room at the Coryell Museum and Historical Center became a USO for a reception honoring World War II veterans. Gatesville Elementary School was …

TWENTY YEARS AGO (2003) The Boys and Girls club in Gatesville appeared to be on the verge of starting up. A new roof was being installed on the Jonesboro school due to a problem with leaks. …

Seventy-eight years ago, when Gatesville native Robert Green Rudd was killed during the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, it was not believed that his body would ever be located, identified, …

TWENTY YEARS AGO (2003) Jonesboro Eagle football player Matt Massingill was recovering after collapsing on the sidelines of their regional playoff game with Calvert. He had been transported by …

Gretchen Neff Watson, a native of Houston, recently returned to her roots in Coryell County to attend the 100-year celebration at Mother Neff State Park and the re-dedication of the park’s …

Seventy-eight years ago, Staff Sergeant Robert Green Rudd, then 34 years old, sacrificed his life defending his country during World War II at the Battle of the Bulge.  The location of his …

The Ogletree Gap Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is free to enter, and Ogletree Gap Park is in Coryell County near Copperas Cove Visitors …

TWENTY YEARS AGO (2003)                 --The “Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder” tour made a stop in Gatesville.                 --New chain link fences were …

TWENTY YEARS AGO (2003)                 --Gatesville ISD’s football stadium was renamed Pruitt Field to honor long-time coach, Larry Pruitt.                   …

In the celebration of the 110th anniversary of The Morris Federation, Grace Dallimore brought three handmade lap quilts to offer as door prizes. The winners of the quilts were Linda Davis, Betty …

In 1944, a reference to the Gatesville Volunteer Fire Department was made at the time of the death of firefighter Edward Aurelius Poston stating that he was the only casualty the fire department had …

The word “bounty” has often been described as a sum of money paid for killing or capturing a person or an animal. Bounties were frequently paid for wildlife creatures such as wolves and coyotes …

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