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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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 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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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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 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.

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Whatever happened to…

20 YEARS AGO

(2001)

Coryell County Judge John Hull was elected as a first vice president of the Texas Association of Regional Councils.

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This tale tells the story of what happened more than a century ago. The account was written by B.Y. Armstrong, editor of The Gatesville Star, and appears in "A History of Coryell County, Texas" by Zelma Scott. Armstrong describes the events leading up to the trial and hanging in great detail.