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Local veterans were in shock Saturday morning as the news spread that the William Elmo Powell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8230 was heavily damaged by fire. Fire authorities said the building was a total loss.
A wide range of topics was covered Thursday when the Gatesville Independent School District hosted a town hall meeting in the elementary school. Approximately 150 attended the meeting and asked about a wide range of issues from literacy to teacher salaries to discipline to teacher turnover to morale and much more.
Many thought the final chapter had been written 50 years ago. Not so. While the stories remain constant and the interest keen, there certainly will come a time when it will only be shared off the pages of a book. But, until then, there still lives a strong thread among the people who shared the final year of the existence of Turnersville High School.
Gracie Lee goes low for the ball during a workout last week at Gatesville High School. Linda Hoti is shown preparing to react to the play.