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The next Pearl Bluegrass event will take place on Saturday, July 2, at the Pearl Community Center. If any bands would like to play under the pavilion or on the stage, they can call Ronald Meda…

The following is a breakdown of activity reported through dispatchers during the period of June 16 – 19. While there were many calls to the dispatcher, this is a partial list of more significa…

A rate request from Oncor Electric Delivery that would have gone into effect June 17 was suspended by a vote from the Gatesville City Council at a meeting June 14 that will allow attorneys to …

Coryell County to pursue roadIn an effort to better identify ways to make high risk roads safer in Coryell County, Maddie Todd of Natural Resources Solutions of Austin, a consulting firm that …

The following is a breakdown of activity reported through dispatchers during the period of May 12 – 15. While there were many calls to the dispatcher, this is a partial list of more significan…

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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.

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The Gatesville Lady Hornets capped off the regular season with an inspired effort in an 11-1 rocking of the Glen Rose Lady Tigers on April 22 to close out district play.

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Avery Streetman of Gatesville High School shot a 107 on Day two of the 4A Region I golf tournament, following up on a first-day score of 105 to finish with a 212 score overall. The regional tournament was held at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock.

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Despite a disappointing 14-0 loss to the first place Stephenville Yellow Jackets on the road on April 19, the Gatesville Hornets remain in second place in District 6-4A with three games remaining in the regular season.

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The Gatesville Lady Hornets overcame the Stephenville Honeybees, 15-11, in a slugfest on April 19 as the team looks to keep momentum going with the regular season drawing to a close.

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The Gatesville Lady Hornets fell 5-2 in their District 6-4A contest against Lampasas on Friday, April 8, in a softball game at Lampasas High School.

he Gatesville Lady Hornets defeated Brownwood 10-6 on Tuesday on the road while leveling their District 6-4A softball record at 1-1.

The Gatesville High School boys golf team placed fourth in the District 6-4A tournament held on March 28 at Hancock Park Golf Course in Lampasas and March 29 at Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose. Individually, Camden Morra from the GHS boys team and Avery Streetman from the girls squad, …

Gatesville High School’s baseball team defeated District 6-4A opponent Lampasas on the 10-run mercy rule for the second time this season, as the Hornets cruised to a 15-4  victory on the road.

he Gatesville High School boys and girls soccer teams had their seasons come to a close Thursday when they were defeated in their bi-district playoff games at Robinson High School.

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AUSTIN - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved hunting regulations for the 2022-23 season at its public meeting held March 24 in Austin. Commissioners adopted the following modifications and clarifications to the 2022-23 Statewide Hunting Proclamation:

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Gatesville High School senior Ryan Smiley has ended his powerlifting career with a bang, winning gold at the THSPA State Powerlifting Championships on Saturday, March 26 in Abilene.

A strong start for the Gatesville Hornets baseball team guided them to an 8-5 District 6-4A victory over Glen Rose on Friday, March 25.

A hard-fought seventh inning in Gatesville’s District 6-4A softball opener did not go the Lady Hornets’ way on Tuesday, as they fell to Lampasas 7-6 at the GHS softball field.

The Gatesville Hornets baseball team was toppled 12-1 in a mercy-rule loss to their District 6-4A opponent, 15th-ranked Stephenville on Tuesday at Danny Loerwald Field at Ryan Powell Memorial Ballpark.

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Reading a brief item in The Gatesville Messenger a few weeks ago brought back good memories to Laura Honea.

Tyler Wilson’s first home run of the season was not enough for the Jonesboro Eagles in their 8-6 loss to Bruceville-Eddy on Tuesday, March 15 in Jonesboro.

Making it to the women’s state powerlifting meet is an impressive feat, but one Gatesville High School senior reached that level of competition two years in a row.

Two tough innings for Gatesville were the deciding factors in the Hornet's 12-5 loss to Brownwood on Friday, March 18, at Morris Southhall Field in Brownwood.

On Monday (March 14) the second part of the University Interscholastic League realignment was announced for the 2022-2023 and 2022-2024 school years.

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Tuesday night (March 15) did not pan out how the Gatesville Hornets would have liked, losing a non-district game to Robinson, 12-2, at Robinson High School.

The Gatesville High School varsity boys and girls track teams won the team titles in the Billy McCreight Relays on Thursday, March 3 at Whitney High School.

Gatesville High School’s boys soccer team clinched a playoff berth on Friday, March 11, in their regular-season finale, defeating the Lake Belton Broncos by a 3-2 count in penalty kicks in a District 18-4A contest at Lake Belton High School.

Two Gatesville Hornet powerlifters lifted their way to the state powerlifting meet on Saturday, March 12, at the THSPA Region II meet at West High School. Ryan Smiley and Caden Brister will advance to the state meet, winning their respective weight classes and being crowned regional champions.

The Gatesville Hornets braved the cold on March 11-12 to compete against the Cameron Yoe, Pasadena First Baptist Christian Academy, Fairfield, and Franklin in the Franklin High School tournament.

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In a hard-fought girls softball game on March 8, the Gatesville Lady Hornets fell to the China Spring Lady Cougars 11-5 at the GHS softball field.

The Gatesville Lady Hornets soccer team clinched a playoff berth with a 2-0 District 18-4A victory over the Lampasas Lady Badgers on March 4 at Lampasas High School.

The Gatesville Hornets golf squad competed in the Glen Rose High School tournament on Monday, March 7, at the Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose.

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March 8 was a cold night for baseball, but that did not stop the Gatesville Hornets from shutting out the Lampasas Badgers, 10-0, in their District 6-4A contest at Danny Loerwald Field at Ryan Powell Memorial Ballpark.

Jonesboro High School’s Eagles hosted a baseball  tournament March 4-5, winning two out of three games.

 Spring is almost upon us. Last week we discussed the spawning temperatures for a variety of species. Today’s discussion is on the potential spring topwater action for striped bass. Topwater action will be occurring for many species, but chasing some really large fish on the top is exciting. 

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Gatesville freshman Lizzy Lisenby won first place in girls’ singles at the Brownwood Junior Varsity Tennis Tournament on March 1

The Gatesville High School tennis team corralled seven medals in the Belton ISD tennis tournament on Friday, March 4.

The Gatesville Hornet softball team competed at the Clifton tournament March 3-6, finishing the outing with a 3-1-2 record.

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The girls regional powerlifting meet March 4 in Dublin was especially successful for Gatesville High School’s Emmaleah Zacha, who was crowned regional champion to qualify for the state meet for a second year in a row.

The cold did not stop the Gatesville High School tennis team from reeling in two gold medals, two silver, and a bronze on Friday in the Waco ISD tournament at the Waco Regional Tennis Center.

We all know that the life cycle of the cold-blooded species we seek in our area waters is based on water temperatures. This is some of the most important information we have to locate and predict where the fish will be and hopefully put them in the boat.  

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It was not the night the Oglesby Tigers were seeking as their season was ended by the Trinidad Trojans 63-42 in their boys basketball bi-district playoff game at Mexia High School on Feb. 22.

Chilling temperatures did not delay the District 18-4A boys soccer game on Friday as the Burnet Bulldogs edged the Gatesville Hornets 2-1 at Burnet High School.