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Gatesville police seek Walmart shoplifter
Gatesville police seek help in identifying a man who allegedly shoplifted last month at the city’s Walmart. Police say the incident occurred around 6:15 a.m. Nov. 23. A man described as slender and wearing a green baseball cap and black jacket took merchandise from the electronics department.
City float captures first place in Gatesville parade for second consecutive year
The floats lined both sides of the streets surrounding the Gatesville H-E-B as participants in the annual Gatesville Christmas parade readied their entries despite the blowing rain and temperatures in the low 40s.
When snow or ice is in the forecast, this is how much it costs to treat North Texas roads
Treating roads before any wintry precipitation is crucial to ensuring driving conditions are as safe as possible, but the preparations aren’t cheap. The Texas Department of Transportation uses a solution called brine to treat roads. Brine is a “liquid, salt-based anti-icer,” and it costs about 25 ce
Man gets 12-year sentence in Belton teen’s death
BELTON — A former pizza driver who left a 16-year-old Belton girl to die in a road after hitting her with a car was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison. Juan DeLeon, 22, was sentenced this week after failing to appear in court in September in connection with the death of Rachael Westberg of Belto
A Guy Caught His Girlfriend Cheating, But Instead Of Flipping Out He Got A Very Public Revenge
When Duston Holloway walked into his home, the last thing he expected to find was his girlfriend asleep in bed with another man. But rather than flipping out, Holloway reacted calmly – and quickly got his revenge in a very public forum.
Outgoing Coryell Judge thrown retirement party
Area representatives and officials threw a surprise retirement party in Gatesville this week for outgoing Coryell County Judge John Firth. U.S. Congressman Roger Williams, House District 59 Rep. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville and various Fort Hood officials were among those who attended the surprise p
Police search for man seen stealing $2K in electronics from Walmart
GATESVILLE, TX (KXXV) - Police are searching for a man who stole over $2,000 in electronics from the Gatesville Walmart on Nov. 23. Gatesville officers said the man used a tool to bend the security brackets in order to take secured merchandise and hid them in his clothing.
Texas woman claims dog died after eating a sugar-free candy cane: ‘I feel like I failed her’
A young dog in Texas reportedly died after eating a sugar-free candy cane, which contains an ingredient called xylitol that is often deadly to canines if ingested. Groves resident Darla Martinez told 12 News her 7-month-old Chihuahua-mix, Harleigh, got into a package of sugar-free candy canes that s
Man charged with spitting on Killeen officer
A 34-year-old man was charged Monday with spitting on a Killeen police officer during an arrest early Sunday morning, according to court documents. Killeen police responded at around 2:16 a.m. in reference to disturbance call involving two men at the Bunny Club in the 3300 block of South Fort Hood S
Outgoing Coryell judge honored at retirement party
GATESVILLE — Area representatives and officials threw a surprise retirement party in Gatesville this week for outgoing Coryell County Judge John Firth. U.S. Congressman Roger Williams, Texas House District 59 Rep. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville, and various Fort Hood officials were among those who att
Five killed in fire near Texas State University ruled homicide
SAN MARCOS, Texas — The deaths of five people killed in a large apartment fire near Texas State University have been ruled homicides. The fire broke out on July 20 at an apartment complex in San Marcos. The fire has been ruled an arson, though no arrests have been made and few details have been rele
Victim in Killeen-area shooting dies at Temple hospital
A 71-year-old woman shot at her home Dec. 10 in the 700 block of Slawson Lane has died, according to a Bell County official. On Monday, Bell County Sheriff's Department spokesman Maj. T.J. Cruz said Linda Gillen, a former Killeen Daily Herald employee, had died due to complications from her shooting
Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes
In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.
Residents want action on Nolan Creek
Over a dozen people gathered at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center Monday night with one main question: What is being done to help put an end to the flooding of Nolan Creek?
KISD selects Gatesville ISD leader as deputy superintendent
Gatesville ISD Superintendent Eric Penrod was appointed deputy superintendent of Killeen ISD, the area’s largest school district, by the KISD school board Tuesday night. The board approved Superintendent John Craft's recommendation to hire Penrod in a 5-0 vote. Purser and Rainwater were absent.
Killeen man killed in head-on collision in Coryell County
A 26-year-old Killeen man was killed during a fatal crash on Farm-to-Market 116 north of Copperas Cove last week, according to a state official. On Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the scene of a two-vehicle collision at around 5:30 p.m. on FM 116, three-tenths of a mi
Vehicle sales in Bell County continue to climb
Bell County new car sale numbers continue to climb over last year’s numbers — despite a small slip in November sales numbers — while sales in Coryell County continue to drop lower and lower, according to this month’s Freeman Auto Report.
7 Belton officers involved in Dec. 4 shooting identified
BELTON — The Belton Police Department has provided the names of seven officers involved during a Dec. 4 confrontation that led to the death of 21-year-old Jacob Israel Cadena of Belton.
Coryell County sheriff released from hospital
CORYELL COUNTY, Texas - Coryell County Sheriff Scott Williams is now out of the hospital after a health scare. The Coryell County Sheriff's Office said Williams did not have a heart attack, but did have a problem with his heart.
Elf still off the shelf
Leon the Elf, the mischievous creature seen all over Gatesville as of late, has now been accused of stealing letters to Santa from The Gatesville Messenger offi ce. According to Messenger publisher Debbie Day, the letters, published annually in the paper’s Christmas edition, began to disappear last