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Jessie Dunbar has best shooting score - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
Jessie Dunbar saved her best for the biggest stage. A freshman at Gatesville High School, the 14-year-old Dunbar shot her best score at the Civilian Marksmanship Program National Matches held recently at Camp Perry, Ohio. She used an AR-15 to shoot a score ...
Cockrell retires as city recreational manager - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
Sam Cockrell, longtime resident of Gatesville, served his last day as the city recreational manager on Friday after 20-plus years on the job. While enjoying the shade at a picnic table underneath a tree at the Little League Complex on Tuesday, Cockrell ...
Edmiston commits to University of Tulsa - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
Gatesville senior linebacker Cooper Edmiston has announced his intent to accept an offer extended last month by the University of Tulsa to play football for the Golden Hurricane. Edmiston comes from a strong pedigree of athletes, as his older brother and ...
Moving toward completion - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
Crews are working feverishly to complete the new Gatesville Elementary School in time for the Aug. 24 start of the school year. The second and third grade wings should be ready by Aug. 17, while the fi rst grade wing will be a few weeks behind that.
Burn ban back in place - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
After a cool, wet spring, the “dog days” of summer have fi nally arrived. With temperatures starting to hit triple digits for the fi rst time this year, Coryell County commissioners voted Monday to impose a burn ban, effective immediately. County Judge ...
Drive, Chip and Putt at the Master’s competition - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
Gatesville golfer, Cameron Hudson, advanced on July 19 in the fi rst of three Drive, Chip and Putt competitions for a chance to earn a trip to the Master’s Tournament in April 2016. Hudson, 12, competed at Wildfl ower in Temple in the three categories.
Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
Sid Kiphen, of Gatesville, found a thrill racing cars back in 1984, and he fi nds it just as much of a thrill in 2015. As he refl ected on the beginning of his racing career one morning in early July, he talked a bit about who infl uenced—or ...
Those dreaded triple digits - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
Until recently, Coryell County has been spared any really hot temperatures this summer. That has changed and temperatures are expected at or over 100 degrees for the rest of the week. The message board at the Gatesville ISD administration building ...
Gatesville High School graduate’s work began with children’s books - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
Bob Brown developed a love of reading while growing up in Gatesville, and years later has fashioned that love into a part-time career of writing books. His children’s book, “The Dragon, the Damsel and the Knight” came from his niche for storytelling ...
Utility pole work calls for traffic control - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
While work was being done this week on utility poles on 8th Street, the Gatesville Police Department was needed to provide traffi c control at the intersection with Main Street. The traffic light was out while the work was being done. Gatesville Police ...
Coming through in the clutch - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
American All-Star Mason Blackwell came through in the clutch for his team, recording the base hit that lifted the American team to a 2-1 series win over the National All-Stars in a three-game series held last Saturday at the Gatesville Little League Complex.
East routs West in six-man all-star game - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
In a flash, the Division II Texas Six-Man Coaches Association (TSMCA) all-star football game held on Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls got out of hand. The East squad took a 22-0 lead after one quarter and led, 44-0, at halftime en ...
Blue edges Red in TGCA all-star game - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
Blue held a 3-2 lead with a runner on fi rst base and two outs in the top of the seventh inning in the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) 1A-2A- 3A-4A all-star game held on Thursday night at Noack Sports Complex in Austin, and Gatesville’s Blayne ...
Ladies Auxiliary of VFW to host $-raiser, membership drive - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8230, will host a fund-raiser and membership drive Saturday at the VFW Post in Gatesville. The event will include a catfi sh dinner from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $10 per plate. A silent auction is scheduled ...
Remembering family and friends - The Batesuille Messenger&Star-Forum
A balloon release was held Saturday during the Sixth Annual Coryell Creek Critters BBQ Cookoff to remember friends and family members who have died from cancer. A total of 47 cook-off teams competed in ribs, brisket and chicken categories. Proceeds will go ...