Tuesday’s Gainesville City Council regular meeting may include approval of a $1.5 million loan borrowed by the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) for improvements to an oft-discussed industrial park currently in development.
If transacted, the loan will pay for infrastructure improvements to the 142-acre park — including but not limited to roadways, water, sewer, wastewater and other necessary improvements, as well as professional fees and engineering services associated with this project.
Also on Tuesday’s agenda:
• Council will consider a first reading of a resolution approving actions of the GEDC, which approved a reduced payoff amount for a certain promissory note between GEDC and RAF Industries (DBA Lazart, or its successors and assigns), which was restructured and dated Nov. 9, 2009. The resolution would also conditionally forgive the remaining principal and interest due on the note. (By state law, council takes no action on this first reading.)
• Council will conduct a public hearing on the city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-14.
• Mayor Jim Goldsworthy will read a proclamation declaring September “Blood Cancer Awareness Month.”
• Council will consider a resolution approving or denying the proposed 2013-14 budget from the Cooke County Appraisal District.
• Council will consider the first reading of a resolution approving actions of the GEDC — which recently voted to approve a sales tax rebate agreement with Valew, Inc. (By state law, council takes no action on this first reading.)
• Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance amending the city’s ordinance code regarding animal control. The ordinance would add a maintenance/operation fee.
• Council will consider a resolution designating the city controller as the authorized officer of the city regarding access to Fairview Cemetery trust accounts at Bank of America.
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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
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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
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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