— Sivells Bend Independent School District fifth graders recently donated money and miscellaneous items to Abigail’s Arm’s Family Crisis Center. Pictured are Mary Salisbury, Weston Forester, Susan Gunter, Briston Krahl, Dustin Faries, Jerame Smith, Jordan Garza, Jewelly Gomez, Alyssa Smith, Alex Deeken, Zachary Huckaby, Seth Key, Nikki Forester and Jaden Delce.
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'Healthy, Happy & Whole' expo set for Oct. 2
Cooke County residents are asked to mark their calendars for the return of the annual Cooke County “Healthy, Happy & Whole Expo” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Gainesville Civic Center.
Big Texas Swing School teaches music, life lessons
The sweet sounds of Texas fiddle music and strains of “San Antonio Rose” permeated the halls of North Central Texas College (NCTC) this week as the Big Texas Swing School created for students ages 12 to 17 was held July 15 -19 at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts.
Officers make 10 prostitution arrests
At least 10 individuals including a minor were arrested for criminal attempt of prostitution July 10 and July 11 at the Holiday Inn Express, 320 N. I-35 by the Cooke County Sheriff’s Department and Special Agents with Homeland Security Investigations, and Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit.
Heavy rains flood Valley View, close I-35
Heavy rains early Thursday morning closed Interstate 35 from FM 3002 to Valley View and left stranded motorists on the roadside.
Retiring county judge discusses local history
Cooke County Judge John Roane, who plans to retire this year, spoke at the Wednesday Lions Club meeting regarding his time in Cooke County and the historic courthouse.
Gainesville receives superior water rating
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) 2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report rated the City of Gainesville’s water supply as superior.
Wallace appointed NCTC president
Newly-appointed North Central Texas College (NCTC) president Dr. Brent Wallace, left, congratulates retiring president Dr. Eddie Hadlock at the NCTC Regents board meeting Thursday.
Council honors zoo staff members
A Frank Buck Zoo wallaby and Frank Buck Zoo zookeepers attended the Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday, celebrating the week of July 20-26, 2014 as National Zookeeper Week in Gainesville.
Street and maintenance project closes Broadway
Work continues as planned on the installation of a large drainage culvert on Broadway Street and the replacement of city utilities between Fair Avenue and California Street.
Library storyhour continues
Jill Linnell entertains young children at the Cooke County Library’s summer storyhour at the Cooke County Library.
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