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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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 Continuing a streak spanning more than a decade, the district has achieved for more than a decade, the Gatesville Independent School District earned a perfect 100 on its Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas score.

 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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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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 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.

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 following is a breakdown of activity reported through dispatchers during the period of Nov. 4 - 6.  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 other …

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Coryell County's justice system is working overtime to serve the community. Helping to lead the efforts are District Attorney Dusty Boyd and five assistant district attorneys who have been busy trying to move the caseload forward despite challenges and delays greatly magnified by the COVID-1…

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

 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.

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…

 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is accepting applications now through Oct. 8 to be a cadet in the 65th Texas Game Warden class. The 33-week training program begins in Hamilton in October 2022.

 On Sept. 7, the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office began a #9PMRoutine campaign on Facebook to share daily reminders and best safety practices with residents.

The Coryell County Jail is a 92-bed facility with a mandate from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to stay below 80 inmates. When the population goes above 80, the Sheriff’s Office, which manages the jail, is required to send inmates to other facilities to stay in compliance.

An inmate died in the Coryell County jail on Aug. 26, marking the first in-custody death at the jail since 2017.

The city of Gatesville received $1,536,398.78 on Aug. 23 as the first allocation of Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. The city will receive the same amount in 12 months, bringing the total allocation to just over $3 million.

The 87th Texas Legislature passed 666 bills during its session that will go into effect on Sept. 1. Here are some of the most important laws and how they will impact residents. A full list of all the laws can be found at capitol.texas.gov under the reports tab.

 At the corner of East Leon Street and South Fifth Street sits an expansive vacant lot. A set of stairs and a cracked driveway are all that remain of the former Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber store that used to sit on the property.

  The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awarded local non-profit Families in Crisis, Inc. a $529,650 Housing Stability Service Grant on July 23, according to a list provided by Governor Greg Abbott’s office.

The Coryell County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to eliminate one of two options for county employee health insurance on Tuesday.

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 The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce will be participating in a job fair.  The flyers have gone out and they are attached to this email.  You can have your own table at the job fair for a fee.  I would like to put together a list of Gatesville Chamber businesses that are hiring.  The informat…

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On Nov. 18, A Coryell County Deputy was involved in a pursuit of a vehicle that fled a traffic stop on Bald Knob Road in Gatesville. The Deputy was involved in a vehicle accident where he left the roadway while pursuing the suspect vehicle, which subsequently was not apprehended at that time.

Winston (left) spends time with his brother, Scout, during a visit Oct. 18 at the Coryell County DA’s office. Winston is the therapy dog for the Coryell County DA’s office. Scout is a therapy dog for the Tarrant County DA’s office. This was the sibling’s first visit together in over a year.

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The Gatesville Police Department is set to implement a new emergency dispatching service beginning July 13 to better serve the residents of Gatesville and Coryell County in emergency situations.

After five previous unsuccessful attempts, the City of Gatesville has been selected to receive more than $180,000 in grant funding to abate and remove the former Rotunda Nursing Home building.

More than 28,800 appraisal notices from the Coryell Central Appraisal District were mailed to property owners this week. City, county, the school district and other local taxing units use the appraisal values from the Coryell CAD to set an individual’s 2020 property taxes.