Cooke County commissioners are set to declare Oct. 14-18 as “Texas Extension Education Week” during Monday’s regular meeting.
The proclamation recognizes the educational influence exercised by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, which provides timely and relevant information about agricultural matters in the county area. Representatives of the Cooke County Extension office are set to be at Monday’s meeting for recognition.
Also on Monday’s agenda:
• Commissioners will sonsider and possibly approve the 2014 Texas County and District Retirement System plan provision to either adopt a cost of living rate for retirees and may set a percentage cost of living rate for retirees, or may increase the amount for 2014 over the required rate.
• Commissioners will consider and possibly approve changes to original requested vehicle purchases for the Cooke County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
• Commissioners will consider and possibly approve military leave for EMS personnel working 24-hour shifts.
• Commissioners will consider and possibly approve or deny participating in the Political Subdivision Worker’s Compensation Alliance.
• Commissioners will consider and possibly approve award of bid for construction of the Precinct 2 road and bridge barn.
• Commissioners will consider and possibly approve any and all actions necessary for maintenance on all county facilities.
• Commissioners will consider and possibly approve actions concerning the construction of the Cooke County EMS station.
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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
- Gainesville Post Office participates in Operation Santa
- TxDOT on call for winter weekend
- Incumbent Lewis runs for Precinct 1 justice in March election
- Commissioners to hear jail report
- Local Sports
Leopards' season comes to a close after loss to Bears
A season to remember concluded its final chapter Saturday night, with the Gainesville football team falling victim to Gladewater's strong rushing attack and stout defense in a 24-17 loss to the Bears in the Class 3A Regional Semifinal in Royce City.
- Lady Leopards start season with thrilling overtime victory
- Shorthanded Leopards fall to Pottsboro
- Callisburg cruises to road win over Boyd
- Lindsay advances to regional round with win over Lady Pirates
- Leopards' season comes to a close after loss to Bears
Cooke County United Way staff member Nadine Creswell, United Way Vice President Rhonda Beam, United Way Executive Director Angie Hare, United Way President Brent Reed and United Way Treasurer Lois Essenberg stand outside the organization’s new home at 114 East Main St. in Gainesville.
Cooke County United Way purchases Colton building
The board of directors of Cooke County United Way announced Tuesday the purchase of the former Gerald Colton building located at 114 East Main Street in downtown Gainesville.
- Gainesville Fire-Rescue goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Era plans National 4-H Week activities
- Depot Days event a highlight of National 4-H Week festivities
- Acclaimed granite sculptor to teach workshop
- Cooke County United Way purchases Colton building
- Gainesville Pride
In the photo above, Dr. Matthew Bayne and his staff stand outside Family Dental Care of Gainesville.
Family Dental Care of Gainesville patients maintain healthy smiles
When he was a boy in Vancouver, Wash., Gainesville’s Dr. Matthew Bayne, DDS actually enjoyed going to his own childhood dentist who eventually influenced him to pursue his own career in Dentistry.
“Even though I originally had a dream of becoming an astronaut, Dr. Stryker was always happy and seemed to have the best job ever,” Dr. Bayne said.
- Bezner Insurance focuses on community
- Dr. White, of Gainesville Clinic, strives to meet community medical needs
- DEF Recycling serves city as part of growing industry
- TSO a dominant force in local optometry
- Family Dental Care of Gainesville patients maintain healthy smiles