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Even though school was closed for the Thanksgiving break, on Monday, Nov. 22, the Gatesville Intermediate School Cafeteria had plenty of activity, with 50 4-H youth competing in the Coryell Co…

The collaboration of a book about hometown star athlete Cotton Davidson, who became well-known for his achievements in football and coaching, was first conceived in 2018. Wayland Corgill, a lo…

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Even though school was closed for the Thanksgiving break, on Monday, Nov. 22, the Gatesville Intermediate School Cafeteria had plenty of activity, with 50 4-H youth competing in the Coryell County 4-H Food Show and Food Challenge event.

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The collaboration of a book about hometown star athlete Cotton Davidson, who became well-known for his achievements in football and coaching, was first conceived in 2018. Wayland Corgill, a local author, was approached by Davidson and asked if he would write a book about his life.

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year. It's a pause in the busy rush toward Christmas, a time to reflect on what is most important to us and the things we're thankful for.

 Although some Gatesville Independent School District Board of Trustees members questioned the cost and the format of GISD's interlocal agreement with the Gatesville Police Department for school resource officers (SROs), the board agreed to renew a five-year contract with the city.

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Plenty of things have changed over the past 10 years since the Boys and Girls Club Resale Shop first opened its doors, but one thing that remains the same is the community's strong support for the nonprofit thrift store.

The Gatesville Public Library will be hosting a book signing on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Award-winning author Kaye D. Schmitz will be signing her most recent novel, “The Road Remembered,” which is about love, humanity and triumph amid the atrocities of World War II.

Gobble! Gobble! Gatesville’s Lurch is back in town and ready for Thanksgiving. He is currently displaying his holiday attire at his new home in the Main Street window of the Coryell County Museum and Historical Center.

 Gatesville’s own Cotton Davidson will be doing a book signing event at the Coryell Museum and Historical Center on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  His book, The Rifleman, has made it through the lengthy production process and a special printing has been made to coincide with h…

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Cotton Davidson, who starred for the Gatesville Hornets and Baylor Bears before a professional football career and longtime coaching career at Baylor, was honored by a proclamation from Mayor Gary Chumley recognizing Nov. 27 as Cotton Davidson Day.

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Renowned for their strong sense of charity, Gatesville residents will once again have an opportunity to lend a helping hand to others through the annual Food for Families food drive.

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 A dose of good news regarding COVID-19 was delivered by Coryell County Emergency Management Coordinator Robert Harrell to Coryell County leaders during a commissioners court meeting Nov. 9.

Does anyone else find it hard to believe that we are already in the midst of another holiday season and that this year is winding down very quickly?

The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce November Business of the Month is Gossett Towing and Recovery Service. It is a family-owned and operated business that has been servicing clients for more than 40 years. It is located at 1810 E. Main Street, and can be reached by calling 254-865-3018. Busin…

The Keep Gatesville Beautiful November Yard of the Month Award went to Terry and Linda McCarver, who live at 309 Valley View. Their well-kept yard and beautiful fall decorations brighten up the neighborhood. Terry does the mowing and landscape upkeep, and Linda decorates, and also takes care…

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Morris Federation to Meet Nov. 13

The Coryell Museum is located at 718 E. Main. For more information about the meeting, please contact Marsha Lee at 254-865-2030.

Veterans Day has always been a special day for me, and although I personally did not serve in the military, I have been blessed by those who have.

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For 30 years as a member of the U.S. Army, Col. Dewey "Buddy" Wheat traveled the world, saw action as a peacekeeper and during Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Anaconda.

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Veterans Day closings will occur on Thursday, Nov. 11 to honor our veterans. The closings will include the following:

The Gatesville High School Student Council would like to welcome veterans and the public to join them at the 2021 Gatesville Independent School District Veterans Day Program to be held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, at McKamie Stadium.

I was blown away the first year we exceeded 100,000 pounds of food given by the folks in Gatesville and the surrounding area. When we reached 200,000 pounds, my jubilation was extraordinary. I was beyond ecstatic when we exceeded the 300,000 pound plateau. Then, for four years, you folks gav…

 Mark your calendars for the next Pearl weekend, November 5-6. Ronald Medart is going to fire up the barbeque pit under the pavilion at The Pearl Community Center. Bring your own meats and a side dish to share. The grill will be ready at 6 p.m. Plan to stay, so bring your RV, camper, or tent…

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 Military service is a family tradition for the Es­parzas of Gatesville: Manuel served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, Stan served in the infantry during Vietnam and Allison served as a military nurse during Vietnam.

 Looking to boost economic development in the area, the Gatesville City Council approved an application for a $200,000 grant that requires a $40,000 commitment from the city.

 The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and The Coryell County Sheriff’s Office invites the public to attend The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Texas Station Event Center located at 4105 TX-36.

 Members of the GHS Class of 1976 will reunite on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. to celebrate their 45th class reunion. David Fincher will be hosting the reunion at 1501 Golf Course Road in Gatesville. He will be serving chili with all the toppings. It will be a BYOB, and water will be provide…

Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Legislature to increase the penalty for illegal voting, adding the item to the third special session now underway. However, House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, quickly rejected the proposal, according to the “Austin American-Statesman.”

 Gatesville’s Boozaar is just around the corner and will be taking place on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 until 8 p.m. on the courthouse square. In the past, between 60 and 70 businesses and organizations have participated to hand out candy and provide games for the children. This year, two milit…

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 Stanley Chevrolet of Gatesville recently made a generous donation of $9,000 to the Gatesville ISD Fishing Club. Stanley Chevrolet General Manager Kandi Mills was on hand for the check presentation. The Gatesville ISD Fishing Club is sponsored by Valerie Wendeborn and coached by her husband,…

Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Legislature to increase the penalty for illegal voting, adding the item to the third special session now underway. However, House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, quickly rejected the proposal, according to the “Austin American-Statesman.”

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 Gatesville’s Boozaar is just around the corner and will be taking place on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 until 8 p.m. on the courthouse square. In the past, between 60 and 70 businesses and organizations have participated to hand out candy and provide games for the children. This year, two milit…

Last Saturday the Gatesville High School Fighting Hornet Marching Band traveled to two separate contests, earning a “superior” rating at one and taking fifth place in the other competition.

 A ribbon cutting was held recently for Sassy Boots Designs by the Gatesville Chamber of Commerce. Sassy Boots has a variety of clothing lines which can be made to order, custom ordered or ready to go. They also have custom decals, tumblers, jewelry, and craft supplies. Sassy Boots Designs i…

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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.