Sunday, June 23, 2024
Killeen couple convicted for fake rideshare company that defrauded Army program
A Killeen couple was recently sentenced to prison in a federal court in Waco for operating a fraudulent rideshare company for soldiers at Fort Cavazos. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a …
Fathers were celebrated in full swing last week
RehabLiving at the Meadows recognized Father’s Day by hosting a 50’s themed Dad’s Diner party, which included live music by the Troubadours. The afternoon consisted of a car show …
Walking track at Faunt Le Roy Park in Gatesville.
Faunt Le Roy walking trail could open in a few weeks, says interim city manager
Interim City Manager Brad Hunt provided an update on the status of the reopening of Faunt Le Roy Park at a regular city council meeting on Tuesday, June 11. Although residents might need to wait …

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The total solar eclipse of 2024 time lapse

Really cool time lapse of today's total solar eclipse shot from Abe's Landing in northern Hood County! The solar eclipse occurred over Texas beginning with a partial eclipse at 12:23 p.m. and …

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Sam Houston is a syndicated columnist and newspaper executive. He is also an author, playwright, actor, and entertainment producer/promoter.
White SUVs are a dime a dozen
My, oh my, how automobiles have changed since I got my first driver’s license some 50-plus years ago. I’m not sure young people today really understand or appreciate the role a vehicle …
Tumbleweed Smith of Big Spring is a newspaper columnist and producer of The Sound of Texas radio series.
There is magic in medicine
Dr. Hy Penn was a pediatrician in Houston thirty-six years ago and recently retired.  He did magic tricks for his young patients. “I had patients that would fake illness just to be …
Pearl News Correspondent Betsy Clark
Pearl Bluegrass event is a great opportunity to enjoy your day
Future dates for Bookstore and Pearl Bluegrass days are July 6, Aug. 3, Sep. 14 (second Saturday due to a longstanding booking for a reunion), Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7. Mark your calendars. Kay and …
Mound News Correspondent Barbara Hopson
Elliott Lanham and Kennedie Hyde were married in the Dominican Republic
Elliott Lanham and Kennedie Hyde got married Saturday, June 15, at the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic. They will have a reception in Gatesville on June 29. Kinsley …
Sam Houston is a syndicated columnist and newspaper executive. He is also an author, playwright, actor, and entertainment producer/promoter.
We have lost our shame, and that is a shame
The dictionary defines shame as a painful feeling of humiliation caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. While shame is commonly thought of as a negative emotion, its existence …
Barbara Jean Wallace Flebbe March 29, 1942 – June 6, 2024
Barbara Jean Wallace Flebbe, age 82, of Gatesville, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024.
Carl (Sonny) Drosche June 16, 1941 – June 8, 2024
Carl (Sonny) Drosche, the son of Karl Rudolf (Rudolph) Drosche and Frieda Anna Emilie Tolkmitt Drosche, was born at The Grove, on June 16, 1941. He was received into his heavenly home to be with Jesus forever on Sat. June 8, 2024.
Steve Ruffin Nov. 14, 1954 – June 3, 2024
Steve Ruffin, age 69, of Gatesville, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2024.
Susan Marie Edwards Kozora Aug. 22, 1953 – June 4, 2024
Susan Marie Edwards Kozora, age 70, of Gatesville, passed away at home on June 4, 2024, after enduring several health struggles.
Darlene Brown Jan. 10, 1944 – June 2, 2024
Darlene Brown, age 80, of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024, surrounded by her family.

GHS Theatre Dept. to perform June 15

The Gatesville High School Theatre Department is wrapping up their first improv comedy summer clinic, and the troupe has two upcoming improv comedy shows, for free. Performances will be held on …

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Mother Neff to host exploration walk June 29 & July 13

Mother Neff State Park has announced that it will host a walk to explore the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and natural history of the park on Saturday, June 29, and on Saturday, July 13. The …