Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. These students understand how to see the good in others, how to be there for other people, how to help others feel included, how to be kind even when it is hard, and how spreading kindness can come back around. 

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Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. These students understand how to see the good in others, how to be there for other people, how to help others feel included, how to be kind even when it is hard, and how spreading kindness can come back around. 

Katelyn Campbell, a 7th grade student at Gatesville Junior High, was the recent winner of the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest (Patriot’s Pen contest) sponsored by the VFW Post 9191 in Killeen.

Keep Gatesville Beautiful’s January 2022 Yard of the Month goes to Kim Nguyen and her daughter Quynh Pham. Kim purchased this beautiful home on Main Street last summer. With the help of a frie…

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Nearly two years since Coryell County and Texas first began grappling with a pandemic, COVID-19 issues continue and have caused local disruptions.

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On Jan. 11, it was announced that Aaron Hunter will be taking the reins as head football coach for the Gatesville Hornets football team, replacing former head coach Luke Howard.

Katelyn Campbell, a 7th grade student at Gatesville Junior High, was the recent winner of the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest (Patriot’s Pen contest) sponsored by the VFW Post 9191 in Killeen.

Keep Gatesville Beautiful’s January 2022 Yard of the Month goes to Kim Nguyen and her daughter Quynh Pham. Kim purchased this beautiful home on Main Street last summer. With the help of a friend, they have remodeled and redecorated the inside and outside, much to the delight of those who dri…

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The page is called Coryell County History and Photos and with almost 5,000 members, the page has over 10,000 images of Coryell County places, people and history.

The following is a breakdown of activity reported through dispatchers during the period of January 9 - 11.  While there were many calls to the dispatcher, this is a partial list of more significant activity. Persons are reminded that only emergency calls should be made to 9-1-1, while all ot…

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In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, several local businesses and governmental offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17.

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While there have been inevitable hiccups in the criminal justice system everywhere as a result of the impact of COVID-19, things are running smoothly in Coryell County, said 440th District Court Judge Grant Kinsey.

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While many people are still enjoying new Christmas gifts, the Gatesville High School band will have nearly another five months to anticipate an upcoming trip to Disney World.

OGLESBY- The District 25-1A boys basketball game between the Jonesboro Eagles and the Oglesby Tigers resulted in an Eagles victory 49-38 at Oglesby High School Gym on Jan. 7.

The Gatesville Hornets boys soccer team fell short to one of their district foes, the Lampasas Badgers, 3-1 on Saturday, Jan. 8 on a cold, breezy, soggy matchup in the Gatesville High School’s inaugural Invitational Tournament at Tommy Davidson Field at McKamie Stadium.

Gatesville High School’s Lady Hornets did not start District 6-4A play the way they wanted to Friday night, losing 88-23 to Lampasas (22-6 overall, 1-0 in district) at Sidney L. Pruitt Gymnasium in Gatesville.

Amidst the countless number of spurs located at the Coryell Museum and Historical Center stands a lone wooden stirrup which some visitors may have overlooked. It’s not just any stirrup, but one that came from a saddle ridden by infamous outlaw Jesse James. The stirrup is a brass-bound wooden…

The following is a breakdown of activity reported through dispatchers during the period of January 6 - 8.  While there were many calls to the dispatcher, this is a partial list of more significant activity. Persons are reminded that only emergency calls should be made to 9-1-1, while all oth…

According to Gatesville Primary School principal Mashara Streater, Kindness Awards were recently awarded to pre-K and kindergarten students. Streater said that the school counselor, Whitney Carothers, had been doing guidance lessons on kindness with the students during the second nine weeks,…

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Blacksmithing was an essential need in both small as well as large communities across Texas and the United States during the 19th century. Blacksmiths had the ability to fashion a variety of important and useful items out of iron and steel and played an extremely important role in communitie…

It may be more than two years away, but Gatesville City Manager Bill Parry told the Gatesville City Council to anticipate a significant number of visitors flocking to the area for a better view of a rare astronomical event—a total solar eclipse.

The Coryell Museum and Historical Center recently placed a plaque in the museum’s garden area in memory of Carol and Nell Zeigler, who contributed countless hours to the museum. When they planned to move from their from their home on Coryell Creek, Nell contacted the museum about taking some…

Hello, I am Triston McGehee, and I am the new sportswriter for the Gatesville Messenger. At the age of 22, I am very grateful to receive this opportunity, and I want to share a little bit about myself so that the community can become more acquainted with me.

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 The Gatesville Messenger ran a story about the 130th anniversary of the first and only legal hanging in Coryell County which became known as the Leeper-Powell hanging.

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The Gatesville Hornets (11-13) played strong on Jan. 7, shooting down the Robinson Rockets (6-13) 66-57, in a non-district boys basketball game at Sidney L. Pruitt Gymnasium in Gatesville.

Seventeen years after graduating high school, Bill Cole embarked on a new career that would take him into retirement, working in the funeral home business.

Stopped-up sewer lines caused by excessive grease have caused blockages which has led to extra work and accompanying headaches for the city of Gatesville.

Coryell County voters will have choices to make in the March 1, 2022 Republican Primary, with multiple candidates seeking election to the posts of county judge, precinct 2 county commissioner and precinct 4 county commissioner.

The students at Let’s Grow Learning Center recently visited Santa Claus at the Gatesville Public Library. The children enjoyed milk and cookies and listening to a story read to them by Santa. The students were joined by other young visitors who came to see Santa.

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Recently at Gatesville Primary School, students were surprised and happy to see two of their kindergarten teachers dressed like Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.  Pictured left is Jackie Saunders and right is Marla Mayberry.

The following is a breakdown of activity reported through dispatchers during the period of December 13 - 15.  While there were many calls to the dispatcher, this is a partial list of more significant activity. Persons are reminded that only emergency calls should be made to 9-1-1, while all …

The Gatesville Lady Hornets fell to the Robinson Lady Rockets Tuesday in a rematch against Robinson in last week’s Fairfield Tournament.

Members of the Morris Federation met at Prima Pasta Italian Restaurant on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 11:30 a.m. Before dining, they enjoyed a program presented by Craig Pender, a former chaplain at TDC. He attends Live Oak Baptist Church where he is in the choir and also serves as a “fill-in” pre…

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Although the Coryell County Commissioners Court enacted a burn ban effective at sunset Dec. 14, the use of fireworks in rural areas of the county will not be prohibited.

Compassion and encouragement are two things that stand out about Gatesville Junior High student Journey Garrett, who was recognized by the Gatesville Independent School District Board of Trustees during a Student Spotlight presentation on Dec. 13.

Making a difference in people's lives, whether students or their families, is a daily mission for Joyce Cole and Christa Hitt, who are social workers for the Gatesville Independent School District.

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In 2018, a discussion began at Coryell Community Church about the possibility of constructing an all-abilities playground on church property which would allow kids, no matter their physical, social, or mental ability, to play together. CCC pastor, Daniel Crowther, was quoted in 2018 as sayin…

The following is a breakdown of activity reported through dispatchers during the period of December 9 - 12.  While there were many calls to the dispatcher, this is a partial list of more significant activity. Persons are reminded that only emergency calls should be made to 9-1-1, while all o…

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Gatesville High School’s wrestlers will get a chance to mix it up with some top state talent in the Bryan ISD Doc Hess Classic, Dec. 18 in Bryan.

The Gatesville Lady Hornets led from start to finish to hold off the Robinson Rockets in the Bronze Bracket Championship game of the Fairfield Tournament Saturday.

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The Gatesville High School Hornets had two key basketball players go out with injuries in the first game of the Little River Academy Tournament Thursday. Six-foot-four Tyler Shea and shooting guard Jack Carroll were slowed in the opener, and the team dropped all four games in the tournament.

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The Evant Lady Elks were able to test some tough basketball teams in the Zephyr Tournament over the weekend to fine tune their skills for district play.

“Hometown Angels” began as a dream and collaboration of three Gatesville women some 20 years ago. Lorrie McDaniel, Michele Holden, and R’Lue Gribble saw the need to make a difference in the lives of children during the holidays.