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Gatesville High School’s student council will host their annual blood drive on Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The blood drive will be located at the culinary entrance of Gatesville High School. 

National 4-H Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of October.

Courthouse senior maintenance technician Todd Pierce wears a safety harness while beginning repair work on the mechanism that causes the courthouse bell to ring.

Several people of Mound attended the 2022 annual Gatesville High School Homecoming activities including the bonfire, pep rally, the GHS varsity football game, banquet and class reunions.

The following is a breakdown of activity reported through dispatchers during the period of September 25 – 28.  While there were many calls to the dispatcher, this is a partial list of more sig…

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The Oglesby Junior Tigers played host to the Kopperl Eagles on Sept 15 and the young Tigers defeated the Eagles 33-7 to improve their season record to 2-0 on the season.

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Teresa Johnson, attired in official yellow and black, busily arranges chairs in the cavernous Gatesville High School band hall. It’s 5:45 p.m. on a weekday and she’s collated paperwork, called to check up on her volunteer minions and assembled a wicker gift basket. For her, it’s just another…

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Participation in athletics at Gatesville Independent School District is strong, with a total of 771 students participating - an increase of 90 students from the previous year.

The Gatesville Independent School District will usher in the Fighting Gatesville Hornets football team with a Homecoming Fiesta on Thursday, Sept. 22, on 27th Street.

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There are two questions that start every postgame conversation with the Gatesville Hornets coaching staff: “What did you like? What did you not like?”

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Barrett Boyd serves the ball for Gatesville, which defeated Lampasas 3-1 in a road game on Sept. 13.

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The Gatesville High School tennis team has started off district competition with a pair of victories, defeating Stephenville 15-4 on Sept. 9 and following that up with a 19-0 win over Glen Rose on Sept. 13. The Hornets’

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It started with a phone call to a coach's mom, and 10 years later, Lee Jaynes is running an internet radio station with thousands of listeners, tuning in each week for his take on Gatesville High School sports.

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Though separated by less than 20 miles, the Gatesville Hornets and McGregor Bulldogs faced each other in football for the first time since 2005 on Friday night in McGregor.

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Gatesville High School’s cross country program continued its string of success with a top finish by the boys in a 19-team field and a seventh-place finish for the girls in a 20-team field at the Waco Midway-Hewitt Kiwanis Club Invitational on Sept. 8 in Waco.

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Trevor Smith caught nine passes for 110 yards and a score and Kason Herbelin hauled in his first touchdown pass of the year but it wasn’t enough as the Gatesville Hornets dropped their home football opener 48-14 to Glen Rose on Friday.

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Trevor Smith is no stranger to the lights of Friday night. For two seasons, he has shined in his role in big games from Gatesville to San Angelo to Hillsboro and back.

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When Tiffany Winkler first took her daughter Tenley to tumbling classes, the 8-year old had a request. “She liked tumbling,” Tiffany recalls, “but she asked if she could start learning gymnastics.”

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The Evant Lady Elks have recorded multiple victories in recent volleyball competition, defeating Comanche and Moody in the Hamilton Tournament and then defeating Eagle Christian.

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Gatesville High School’s Preslea Edmond battled through a tough match to help lift the Hornet tennis team to a 10-9 victory over the Leander Glenn Grizzlies.

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Gatesville High School senior Khloe Mathews pounds the ball with authority in the Hornets victory over the Killeen Kangaroos on Aug. 30. GHS topped Killeen 27-25, 25-14, 25-15. The junior varsity and freshman teams also defeated Killeen. The Hornets were scheduled to host the Temple Lady Wil…

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Carson Bailey heads downfield after making a catch in the Gatesville freshman team’s 48-0 win over the Dublin Lions on Aug. 25 at Tommy Davidson Field at McKamie Stadium.

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For Gatesville senior defensive back Ayden Necessary, there were some very odd similarities to be found when comparing the season openers of his junior and senior football seasons.

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The rallying cry for the Gatesville Hornets football program is “on the anvil” – a reference to an unformed piece of metal being thrown into the fire then pounded and shaped into a tool ready for work or a weapon ready for battle.

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A perfect sweep of Thursday opponents in the Gatesville Volleyball Invitational propelled the Gatesville Hornet volleyball team to a semifinal showdown against Jarrell on Saturday, but it was the first-day dominance against Lampasas, Llano and McGregor that GHS fans will likely want to focus on.

Gatesville and Fairfield were roughly two-series into their scrimmage when it was called due to lightning, forcing the Hornets to abruptly turn their attention to this Friday’s regular season opener at Taylor.

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As members of the athletic department at Gatesville ISD, head football coach Aaron Hunter and his staff members understand the importance of setting an excellent example for the GISD student-athletes in everything they do

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The Gatesville Hornets volleyball team has a tradition of excellence that few programs in the state share – 19 straight trips to the playoffs.

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Members of the Dazzlers, Gatesville High School’s dance team, worked during a recent summer camp on moves that they will incorporate into their routines during halftime of fall football games.

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Gatesville High School tennis coach Wendell Jones and GHS tennis player Presley Edmond work with youths during a recent tennis camp.

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Giving special needs people regardless of their age an opportunity to participate in team and individual activities, build lasting friendships and boost their confidence are all ways Team Gatesville's Special Olympics program is making a positive impact on lives.

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The Gatesville Swarm 14-U baseball team won a NCS (National Championship Sports) title recently in North Texas, defeating teams from throughout the state in the process. The Swarm prevailed in a 19-team field to win the championship.

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Efforts made during summer drills will help local athletes excel during fall and spring competition.

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Gatesville Primary School recently celebrated their Field Day on the Tommy Davidson Field at McKamie Stadium. This was the first Field Day event at the stadium since COVID and the first one that parents could attend.

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The Gatesville Independent School District will have summer sports camps to help teach fundamentals and techniques, learn Hornet schemes and terminology and have fun with friends and future teammates.

A Gatesville High School baseball season riddled by personnel losses and held together by duct tape and bailing wire for most of the year came to a frustrating end on Friday with a 5-3 loss at Glen Rose High School.

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GATESVILLE JUNIOR HIGH TENNIS: London Kizer 3rd in girls 8th grade doubles, Ally Nichols 3rd in girls 8th grade single , Macee Ayers consolation in 8th grade singles , Breeze Buckner 3rd in girls 8th grade doubles , Madeline Fast 1st in girls 8th grade doubles , Finn Rogers 1st in girls 8th …

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Gatesville High School tennis coach Wendell Jones stands with Stormy Tatum and her mom and assistant coach Marla Tatum following the Class 4A state tennis tournament in San Antonio.

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After dropping a 3-1 decision to Stephenville on April 22, the Gatesville Hornets baseball team heads into the final week of the regular season with its postseason fate yet to be determined.