Photo by Kaley Branch

Reading with reason

The Women’s Storybook Project volunteer Ilene Rattner Gray, right, records an inmate at the Hilltop Unit in Gatesville as she reads from a Dr. Seuss storybook. The recordings, along with the books, are sent to the children of incarcerated mothers to aid in “connecting” the children to their mothers while they’re away.

Turning a new page: Storybook Project allows for connection, conversation

20 mothers gather in a circle at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hilltop unit in Gatesville, eager and antsy to dive into an inviting new book. But the book

Making plans

Pictured above is WRA’s rendering of the proposed new Gatesville High School campus. The numbers in red correspond to the proposed new 1. New Entrance, 2. Administrative Renovation, 3. New Media Center,
4. New Classroom, 5. New Cafeteria, 6. New Kitchen and 7. Courtyard.

GHS unveils renovation plans

The Dallas firm of WRA Architects has now submitted the Gatesville High School renovation schematic design proposal to Gatesville Independent School District Superintendent Eric Penrod. Per the proposal, construction on


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