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 John Firth said Fire Marshal Billy Vaden,who was unable to attend Monday’s meeting, strongly urged commissioners to take the action.
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 recorded 100 degrees over the weekend.
By C.J. BERRYMAN
Messenger Sports Editor
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, sarcastically, who is to blame for—his start in racing. “Who usually gets you in trouble—your friends,” Kiphen said, tongue in cheek, about how it all began.
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. He earned secondplace fi nishes in both the chipping and putting competitions and earned second place overall. The top three golfers in each age division earn a chance to go to the sub-regional, which will be held on Aug. 22 at The Courses at Watters Creek in Plano. There, the top two in each age division advance to the regional to be held Sept. 13 in Humble. Hudson is the son of Troy and Stephanie Hudson, and the grandson of Thomas and Dorothy Hudson, and Robert and Sue Morrison, all of Gatesville.