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.
Also on Monday’s agenda:
• Commissioners will consider a plan to repair roof leaks at the Cooke County Library facility.
• Commissioners will consider these consent agenda items: fiscal year 2013 and 2014 budget amendments; monthly bills; payroll and related expenses; a public employee honesty bond for the district clerk’s office; an election agreement for the 2014 primary election between Cooke County and the Cooke County Republican Party; an election agreement for the 2014 primary election between Cooke County and Cooke County Democratic Party; a novation agreement between Cooke County and Lake Kiowa Medical Clinic; the salvage and trade in of a broken taser and the purchase of a new one; a Careflite group membership agreement extension for the 2014 calendar year; a contract for an annual elevator inspection; the purchase of three pieces of road maintenance equipment; the quarterly internal audit of the treasurer, adult probation, district attorney and sheriff’s office; accepting auction proceeds from the sale of Road and Bridge Pct. 3 equipment in the amount of $19,864.60; the closing of the Cooke County Library at 4 p.m. on Dec. 23, and Dec. 31; a rider for the bond of Joe Stout, deputy constable, Pct. 1; and the salvage of two TVs , a VCR, microwave and a shredder in unknown condition from the Cooke County Sheriff’s Office.
- Local News
Alexander receives life sentence for 'atrocity'
A Cooke County jury sentenced Johnny Earl Alexander on Friday to life in prison and a $10,000 fine for the Sept. 28, 2011 first degree felony offense of serious injury to a child which resulted in the death of four-year-old, Nathan De Alejandro.
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- Alexander receives life sentence for 'atrocity'
- Local Sports
Muenster comes up short in state finals
The final chapter of a season to remember concluded Saturday, as the Muenster boys basketball team fell 64-57 to Mumford in the Class A state title game at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
- Lindsay drops openers at Lady Knight Tournament
- Area teams gear up for Lindsay tournaments
- Early errors doom GHS in home loss to Lindsay
- Leopards fall at Bowie
- Muenster comes up short in state finals
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