— More than 650 bicycle enthusiasts enjoyed the beautiful weather Saturday to participate in Denton’s Turkey Roll bicycle rally. This group of volunteers is cheering and offering refreshments to participants at the halfway point of their 68 mile ride on the square in Valley View. Ashley Pederson, a group leader for the Valley View portion of the rally said funds will be donated to the Apple Tree Project providing school supplies to needy children. The event is sponsored by Kiwanis with proceeds going to charity, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the event. Participants were given a choice of five different routes of varying length and difficulty. The longest ride is the 68 mile loop from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denton through Valley View and back. The route crosses Lake Ray Roberts three times and includes back roads as well as highway cycling.
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City approves Zodiac Drive name change
City officials approved a street name change during Tuesday’s regular Gainesville City Council meeting — and announced terms of a recently approved smoking ordinance on Wednesday.
City takes "lean" approach to daily operations
In speaking at the recent Lion’s Club meeting, city manager Barry Sullivan praised the efforts of the Gainesville club through their service to the community and for their focus on providing eye care and glasses to those in need.
Children's advocate talks of need for CASAs
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) case manager Sara Butler was the special guest at the Kiwanis Club meeting on Tuesday and received a check for $600 from the club to assist the nonprofit agency, as it provides advocates for abused or neglected children who are in the child protective services system.
Sivells Bend ISD approves auditor for 2012 – 2013 school year
During the June 11 meeting of the Sivells Bend Independent School District board board of trustees, the firm of Freemon, Shapard and Story was selected to perform the annual fiscal audit for the district for the school year ending August 31, 2013.
Kids learn about water life at Frank Buck Zoo
Frank Buck Zoo's summer series continued Wednesday with children taught about flamingos and their dwelling in water.
GISD board earmarks funds for improvements
Improvements to Gainesville schools were on the agenda during the Gainesville Independent School District (GISD) board meeting Monday including $52,083.28 taken out of fund balance for installation of new playground equipment at Edison Elementary.
Summer Sounds series continues June 28
Gainesville’s “Summer Sounds” outdoor concert series continues Friday, June 28, in downtown Gainesville, with country musician Max Stalling set to headline.
NCTC regents approve new staff positions
North Central Texas College regents approved several new positions recommended by the administration at Monday’s regular meeting.
NCTC's Wallace elected TCCIA secretary
North Central Texas College Vice-President of Instruction Dr. Brent Wallace was recently elected Secretary of the Texas Community College Instructional Administrators (TCCIA).
Unemployment rate down in Cooke County
Recent Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) data shows favorable changes in the local unemployment rate and civilian labor force since the start of 2013, with officials giving equal credit to Cooke County’s strength of industry and proximity to larger cities.
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