— Bobby Burns, Jr., right, the trumpet player for Earth, Wind and Fire, rehearses with the Gainesville High School Jazz Band Monday night in preparation for a special concert tonight at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts at North Central Texas College. Burns will be the guest artist at the fall concert of the NCTC Jazz Band, which will also include a performance by the GHS Jazz Band. Tonight’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 for youth and free for NCTC students.
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Fletcher: West Nile precautions underway
Recent humidity has brought the promise of mosquito breeding and the collateral threat of West Nile Virus.
And while local officials say there is no current evidence of the pathogen, they admit they expect it.
Blumberg finds calling as reading teacher
At the May 20 Gainesville Independent School District (GISD) board meeting, Callisburg graduate and Edison Elementary School first grade teacher Jamie Blumberg was chosen as the elementary teacher of the month for the GISD. Gainesville High School teacher Melissa Hutchison was named secondary teacher of the month.
Grand jury hands down indictments
The Cooke County Grand Jury recently released a slate of criminal indictments, filed during the past week.
Morton Museum gets dolled up for summer
The Morton Museum of Cooke County is gearing up for a full slate of summer programs including children’s tea parties, doll exhibits from across America, private tours and other events designed for both kids and adults.
“We are building on the huge success of our recent auction and fundraiser by planning many wonderful events throughout the summer for our community,” museum director Jayleane Smith said. “ This will be a wonderful time for groups to come to the museum and see our new exhibits.
City employee of the month
Gainesville Human Resources Coordinator Jo Ann Mendez, left, was named “Employee of the Month” for May 2013 during Tuesday’s regular city council meeting. City manager Barry Sullivan presented the award.
Summer Sounds series returns to Gainesville
This year’s three-installment “Summer Sounds” outdoor concert series begins Friday, May 31, in downtown Gainesville, with Austin-based rockabilly musician Junior Brown serving as headliner.
Kiwanis Club pledges $25K to Abigail's Arms
Abigail’s Arms Executive Director Kim Cook and Capital Campaign Chairperson Karon Sullivant accepted a $25,000 pledge at the Gainesville Kiwanis Club meeting Tuesday.
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Noblitt discusses demo projects
Over 700 commercial and residential buildings have code violations as detailed by Gainesville Community Services Director John Noblitt at Wednesday Lion’s Club meeting in Gainesville.
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