— Local, regional and platinum musicians are waiting to autograph this Fender acoustic guitar which will be auctioned off at a very special VISTO music festival scheduled for the Cooke County Fairgrounds in 2014. Musicians who have signed the guitar include Jason Boland, Kevin Fowler, Cody Canada and Rob Donnelly.
- Local News
Commissioners to hear jail report
Monday’s regular commissioners’ court meeting will include an annual report of the Cooke County Justice Center.
County jail administrator Larry Winter will present the annual jail report and discuss additional jail standards.
Incumbent Lawson runs for Cooke County clerk
Incumbent County Clerk Rebecca Lawson, now a 41-year resident of Cooke County, is running for re-election in March and said one high point of her job is that it introduces her to people unfamiliar to the area.
Gainesville Post Office participates in Operation Santa
Writing a letter to Santa Claus has been a tradition during the holidays for generations and the United States Postal Service has been receiving letters from children addressed to Santa for more than 100 years. The postal service’s involvement was made official in 1912, when postal employees were authorized to respond to letters in the program known as “Operation Santa.”
TxDOT on call for winter weekend
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews are on call and on guard in light of a projected winter-weather weekend.
Incumbent Lewis runs for Precinct 1 justice in March election
Incumbent Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Dorthy Lewis is running unopposed in the March election and says she’ll keep the job as long as possible.
Thornberry, Hays, Barlow file for Texas District 13 seat
A state representative who operates on behalf of Cooke County recently filed for candidacy to achieve another term, following March elections.
Council approves $2.5 million financing for park
Following approval by Gainesville City Council, the city’s economic development corporation is now authorized to borrow as much as necessary — up to $2.5 million — in further development of Gainesville Industrial Park, now underway on 142 acres in the northern portion of the city.
Capital murder indictments join November roster
Three capital murder indictments have joined the roster that was processed through the Cooke County Grand Jury during late November.
Berry files candidacy for county judge
Local attorney Byron Berry recently made a bid for the Cooke County judge seat by filing for candidacy in the March race.
'Register' food drive now underway; benefits VISTO
A food drive sponsored by the Gainesville Daily Register (GDR) is underway December 3-20 benefiting the local food pantry non-profit Volunteers in Service To Others (VISTO).
- More Local News Headlines
- Commissioners to hear jail report