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Fort Hood Soldiers Sentenced In Migrant Smuggling Operation

Two more Fort Hood-based soldiers are going to federal prison for their part in a human smuggling operation run by a fellow soldier. 22-year-old Emmanuel Oppongagyare was sentenced to almost 2 years, and 19-year-old Ralph Saint-Joie will spend a little more than a year in prison. Federal prosecutors say the...
MCALLEN, TX
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Gatesville Messenger

Student’s watchful eye helps prevent tragedy

It can be easy to notice something but not really pay close attention, but when Gatesville High School student Jastin Muegge noticed something out of the ordinary, his quick thinking helped limit the damage done by a fire at a local church. On Saturday, Sept. 3, Jastin was in his...
GATESVILLE, TX
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Cody Milam August 25, 1992 – September 16, 2022

Cody Milam, age 30, of Purmela, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Boots and Saddle Cowboy Church, 8727 West, US-84, Gatesville, with Rev. Max Gunn officiating. Cody Clayton Doc Milam was born on Aug. 25, 1992,...
PURMELA, TX
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Officials address jail compliance issues

In response to a letter the Texas Jail Standards Commission sent to Coryell County leaders about noncompliance because of overcrowding and suggesting counties which have jail space available, the county recently reached an agreement with Haskell County to potentially send inmates there. Comal County's jail was also mentioned as a...
CORYELL COUNTY, TX
Gatesville Messenger

Jonesboro senior to perform at the 81st Pearl Harbor Memorial

Emma-Cookie Rodriguez, a senior at Jonesboro High School, has made school history and will perform at the 81st Pearl Harbor Memorial on Dec. 7. Voted UCA All American Cheerleader, Rodriguez will represent Varsity Spirit, the global leader in cheerleading, dance, band, camps and competitions and a division of varsity brands.
JONESBORO, TX
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Doris Smart October 28, 1921 – September 18, 2022

Doris Smart, age 100, of the Levita community, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Gatesville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hillsdale Cemetery in Izora.
GATESVILLE, TX
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Pecan Grove Baptist Church to celebrate 140th anniversary

Pecan Grove Baptist Church will be having a 140th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10:45 a.m. The special guest speaker will be Dr. O.S. Hawkins, the president and CEO of Guidestone Financial Services. The special music leader will be Nathan Cook of Waco along with a special pianist, Dodie Morris, also of Waco.
CORYELL COUNTY, TX
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Gatesville 56, Godley 42

In Gatesville, the Hornets survived an offensive explosion from both teams at McKamie Stadium. Gatesville (4-1) notched its third straight victory and scored more than 40 points for the second week in a row. The Hornets have one more nondistrict contest, at Mineral Wells next week, before opening district play against Connally back at McKamie on Oct. 7.
GATESVILLE, TX
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Bernice Hemphill celebrates 100th birthday

On Saturday, Sept. 17, friends, and family joined Bernice McDonald Hemphill to celebrate her 100th birthday at Rancher’s Steak House in Gatesville. Bernice was born at home near Red Rock, in Bastrop County. Her dad Cecil had to “fetch” a doctor in a pouring rain. The family lived on and worked several farms along the Colorado River while Bernice was growing up. The middle of five children, she attended Red Rock, Webberville, and Elgin schools. In order to graduate from high school, Bernice roomed with and worked for a family in Bastrop. She graduated at 16 and then married William Lenon Hemphill on Nov. 11, 1939. They moved to Austin and had their first child (Jerry) there in 1941. Later they moved to the Luling area, where Lenon worked in the oil field and trained and competed on calf roping horses and Bernice worked at Dismukes Pharmacy. In 1947 they had their second child, Linda Sue, after Lenon competed in calf roping that evening.
GATESVILLE, TX
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GHS Band Boosters help enhance program

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 meeting of the GHS Band Boosters.
GATESVILLE, TX
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GHS Homecoming styles have changed significantly

Dating as far back as the 19th century, the homecoming tradition has been held at colleges and universities to celebrate the season's first football game. In the 21st century, high schools now celebrate homecoming with an entire week with pep rallies, hallway decorations, parades through town, and the famous traditions of lighting the bonfire and crowning the homecoming king and queen.
GATESVILLE, TX
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Good News Friday: September 23, 2022

WACO, Texas (KWTX) - This lovely couple is showing us the definition of true love. Johnny and Ann-Nell Delord, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past Tuesday! They are from Gatesville and have 4 children and 24 grand and great-grand children. Governor Greg Abott congratulated 31 Texas National Blue Ribbon...
GATESVILLE, TX

Killeen, Texas Police Asking For Help Identifying Drivers Who Witnessed Shooting

A shooting in Killeen, Texas has investigators looking for answers, including the identities of multiple people who may have witnessed what happened. According to Bell County Crime Stoppers, the shooting occurred in the 400 block of E. Dean Avenue on September 22, 2022. Officers responding to the scene of the crime found a 42-year-old man who had been injured by gunfire. He was transported by helicopter to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, where he was listed in critical condition.
KILLEEN, TX
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$4.4 million Upward Bound grants awarded to Central Texas students

WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The Education Service Center Region 12 has recently awarded a $297,600 per year per grant for the next five years to aid Central Texas high school students. The three separate grants will serve selected students in Connally and La Vega, Waco and Killeen. ESC Region 12′s...
WACO, TX
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GISD athletics features strong participation, performance

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. That was among the good news shared during the Sept. 19 school board meeting by Rickey Phillips, Gatesville ISD athletic director. "It's been...
GATESVILLE, TX
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