The Coryell County Republican Party is planning a fish fry fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Civic Center in Gatesville.

Congressman Roger Williams is the keynote speaker.

Following dinner, office holders and candidates will be invited to speak. Confirmed to attend are Tom Pauken, a candidate for governor; U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s regional director, Lela Pittenger; Todd Staples, agriculture secretary; Justice Rex Davis, 10th Court of Appeals; and Eric Opiela, a candidate for secretary of agriculture.

Reservations are required. Tickets paid in advance are $35 and $40 at the door. Reservations must be received by Aug. 20. Reservations can be made with Ed Thompson, 703 Cedar Drive, Copperas Cove or email

J&M Catering of Gatesville will prepare the meal. For more information, call Ed Thompson at (254) 547-4881 or (254) 290-1550.

Contact Alex Cole at or (254) 501-7470

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