The Gatesville City Council took action related to three substandard houses during its May 23 meeting - one at 506 and a half S. Sixth St., one at 506 Lutterloh St. and a third at 2006 Bridge St.
2023 Gatesville High School Senior Walk
A total of $271,250 was recently awarded to Gatesville High School graduates from local organizations and individuals. The scholarships and their recipients are as follows:
The Gatesville Fiber Arts group is to celebrate Worldwide Knit in Public Day on Saturday, June 10. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Junction on Route 36 in the me…
Gatesville Independent School District will provide summer meals at no cost for children ages 18 or younger, and enrolled students who are up to 21 years of age with disabilities. The program …
Pearl Bluegrass and Pearl Cottage Bookstore are going on today, so drive on out to Pearl and enjoy some great music, fellowship, food, and shopping!
Construction has begun on a monument being built by the Texas Department of Transportation at the intersection of State Highway 36 and Business 36 that will feature a 229-foot limestone wall about 4.5 feet tall surrounded by landscaping that will consist of trees and perennial plants.
Coryell County leaders and consultants Natural Resources Solutions have big plans for significant roadwork funding and are awaiting the next step from the Texas General Land Office that could result in a substantial amount of money being funneled toward local street improvements.
After Coryell County - along with every other Texas applicant - was shut out from funding from the U.S. Forest Service for a Community Wildfire Defense Grant - representatives of the Texas A&M Forest Service, local fire departments, county leaders, Fort Cavazos personnel and Natural Reso…
In an effort to secure reliable access to water, the Gatesville City Council approved the purchase of a water pump for the Lake Belton intake structure during the May 23 meeting of the council.
Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who have died while serving in the military for the United States of America. Formally known as Decoration Day, it’s a federal holiday observed yearly on the last Monday of May.
Salvaged from the recent demolition of Coryell County’s fourth jail which was built in the early 1930s, was a certain cell door located in the upstairs of the facility. The special door was used to gain access to what was known as the “Bull Pen” where the male “bad guys” were kept in the ear…
Replacement of water and wastewater lines and manholes on Mills Street from 14th to 18th streets is scheduled to begin this summer after the Gatesville City Council awarded a contract to LC Paving and Construction during its May 9 meeting.
The Gatesville City Council awarded a contract for $176,636 to RNDI of Rockwall to demolish the former Rotunda Nursing Home at 2525 Osage Road.
While keeping construction costs for the future Leon Street Annex appears to be a priority for the Coryell County judge and each member of the commissioners court, a discussion about the topic during the May 9 commissioners court meeting revealed some differences in approach.
The Coryell County Commissioners Court is scheduled to discuss ways to fund a nearly $370,000 request from the Coryell County Sheriff's Office to purchase body cameras and in-car video systems to replace ones which have become obsolete.
Gatesville city leaders recently approved a project that will cost just over $1.53 million to replace water and wastewater lines on Lovers Lane, which will also impact traffic to Gatesville Independent School District buildings.
After a discussion about how to properly make a donation of county property, the Coryell County Commissioners Court approved the donation of an old file cabinet and two chairs from the old jail to the Coryell County Museum and Historical Center at a recent meeting.
With Coryell County potentially in line to receive significant grant funding of up to tens of millions of dollars for road improvements and to address low-water crossings, county leaders discussed ways to make sure money is efficiently being paid to contractors during the process.
The city of Gatesville will soon have a new piece of equipment to help with road improvements after the Gatesville City Council approved the purchase of a sheepsfoot roller.
The retirement of Cheri Shepherd, director of Gatesville's Convention and Visitors Bureau, has created a void in management of the Gatesville Civic Center which Interim City Manager Bill Parry is attempting to resolve.
The Gatesville City Council voted to deny a distribution cost recovery factor rate request by Texas-New Mexico Power Company, and authorized Herrera Law Firm & Associates to represent the city's interests in this manner before the Public Utilities Commission.
The city of Gatesville received a positive review in its annual fiscal audit and has a net position of $22.6 million for the most recent fiscal year - an increase of more than $2 million from the previous year.
Since 2009 Trent Farrell has served as judge of the 52nd State District Court, helping hand out justice in Central Texas.
Frustrations with changes to a county road led a local resident to appear during the public forum of the April 25 meeting of the Coryell County Commissioners Court to voice his concerns.
The approval of an interlocal agreement between Gatesville Independent School District, Coryell County and the Texas Department of Public Safety will allow the DPS to temporarily base seven troopers and a business manager at the Gatesville Primary School.
County leaders are seeking ways to reduce the budget of the proposed Leon Street Annex, which is scheduled to house some of the county's justice of the peace offices as well as the 440th district court.
Billy Sinyard, who was re-elected to the Gatesville City Council in November 2022, resigned his position at the April 11 Council meeting.
The Coryell County Commissioners Court approved a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of nearly $4.8 million for a 47-bed jail expansion at 510 Leon St. that had been presented by the contractor Butler-Cohen.
Gatesville Police Chief Brad Hunt recently talked to the Gatesville City Council about the way that an influx of visitors associated with an eclipse projected on April 8, 2024 will impact the community.
The Coryell County Commissioners Court recently voted to make the county clerk's office the official custodian for all audio recordings of the commissioners court.
Although requested to appear before the Gatesville City Council providing an update every two weeks until work is complete, Josiah Wilson, owner of a house at 2006 Bridge St. that has been declared substandard by the city, did not appear at the April 11 Council meeting.
Scott Albert is expected to begin his role as Gatesville's new city manager on May 10 after accepting an offer for the position from Mayor Gary Chumley.
After receiving a guaranteed maximum price that was $476,098 higher than anticipated for the expansion of the Coryell County Jail , the Coryell County Commissioners Court will have a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, April 17 to discuss possible solutions.
While Coryell County is awaiting the possibility of receiving millions of dollars in grants to fund road improvement projects, it also faces the likelihood of having to wait until it receives those funds.
The Coryell County Commissioners Court talked about ways to improve the process of drafting and reviewing agendas before the bi-weekly commissioners court meetings.
Coryell County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Gonzales updated the Gatesville Lions Club on law enforcement issues and on challenges related to the Coryell County Jail.
April is Second Chance Month, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is committed to guiding these incarcerated individuals onto the right path to be released back into society. They will have an opportunity to earn industry credentials and skills through education and on-the-job train…
Gatesville’s newly appointed police chief, Brad Hunt, who was sworn-in just eight weeks ago, recently spoke to the Gatesville Exchange Club about his law enforcement career. In his opening comments Hunt said he was “honored to follow Nathan Gohlke” as police chief.
The Coryell County Commissioners Court approved a short-term plan to seek a contractor to help with floodplain management issues, while also talking about the possibility of adding the position to the county in the future.
The Gatesville City Council is taking another look at city manager candidates after finalist James Fisher abruptly withdrew himself from pursuit of the position on March 31.
Required work on one Gatesville house previously ruled as being substandard has been completed and continues on another property as three other houses are added to the list.
The Coryell County Commissioners Court discussed a dilemma in which it will have to walk a fine line — and likely get outside help — in managing contracts for road improvements that must be completed within the next two years in order to qualify for state administered federal funding.
The Gatesville Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place on March 26 in the 1600 block of Waco Street.
Gatesville will soon have a new city manager, and local residents had an opportunity to meet the four finalists for the position during a meet and greet session on March 22 in the Gatesville City Council Chamber.
The Coryell County Courthouse will celebrate its 125th anniversary honoring the completion of the courthouse construction in 1898. The building was started the previous year in 1897. This summer, there will be a celebration on the courthouse lawn commemorating the structure’s anniversary.
The Coryell County Commissioners Court approved plans at its March 14 meeting for a subdivision in the Oglesby area — Twin Caverns Ranch — that could add nearly 600 homes to what has been a small, rural part of the county.
Volunteers from Coryell County recently met at the Gatesville Care Center and rode a bus provided by Trinity Baptist Church to Killeen to be a part of the 7th annual Stand Down and Community Triage. The event was held for the homeless to get support, food, and services. For those in need, th…
The Gatesville City Council, working in consultation with Strategic Government Resources, have named the four finalists for the Gatesville city manager position, announcing them in a March 14 news release.
Based on the progress made, the Gatesville City Council granted leniency to one person regarding a substandard structure and imposed fines on another for a lack of progress.
Coryell County will host a final Public Meeting to discuss the results of the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) public survey and inform residents how their input will be contemplated and addressed in the HMP.
Questions about road access to the future Firefly RV Park as well as whether to require the business to meet subdivision requirements led to plenty of discussion were resolved with the approval of a variance on Feb. 28 by the Coryell County Commissioners Court.
Coryell County faces a multi-million-dollar cost for road repair, and delaying work will only escalate those costs in the future.
Coryell County Commissioners recently attended the 65th annual V.G. Young School for County Commissioners Courts in College Station.
Several Oglesby area residents voiced their concerns about a proposed 592 house subdivision - now identified as Twin Caverns Ranch - that they say will have a negative impact on current property owners.
The lack of a full-time geographic information systems (GIS) specialist for Coryell County is the biggest deficiency in the county's record and information gathering capabilities, a consultant told the Coryell County Commissioners Court during a special meeting of the court on Feb. 24.
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