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A new era has begun for the Gatesville High School band with the addition of a whole new staff. Jose Sanchez was hired Monday as the new head band director, and Michael Oreka will assist with the percussion section.

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A large crowd showed up Tuesday on the Coryell County Courthouse lawn to remember Makai Brooks Lamar on what would have been his third birthday. Following a prayer by the Rev. Wray Nunn, pastor of Grace Assembly Church, the group sang “Happy Birthday.” The brief ceremony climaxed with the release of hundreds of balloons.

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Proposed raises for Gatesville school employees will be offset by increases in insurance premiums, school board members were told at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. Action on the proposed salary schedule was tabled until after trustees can hold another workshop on the issue. But the health insurance was presented as an information item.

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