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Valley View residents help stranded motorists
Some of the worst weather to hit the North Texas area recently brought out the best in Cooke County residents who opened their doors, churches and kitchens to help neighbors and strangers who needed assistance and refuge from the icy road conditions.
Glenn Polk aids stranded vehicles during storm
Good Samaritans were in evidence during the recent ice storm as the Glenn Polk Auto Group proved to be more than just a car dealer as they risked life and equipment to help stranded motorists on the icy southbound lanes of I35 beginning Friday morning.
Downtown district uses funds for renovation
Gainesville’s downtown district is getting a facelift with many property owners renovating the historic structures evidenced by the amount of construction work in progress around the square.
'A Swingin' Christmas' scheduled for Sunday
Winter weather has delayed a benefit concert by a week, but organizers promise an even livelier version of what was planned.
Klement enjoys job challenges
Incumbent Precinct 4 Commissioner Leon Klement, now seeking reelection in March, deemed his job never easy and always interesting.
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.
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.
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.
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