As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the Red River at I-35 north of Gainesville had risen to 23.16 feet, according to the National Weather Service.  A flood warning is in effect from Friday, Oct. 12 until Sunday, Oct.14 or until the warning is canceled, according to the NWS. The river is predicted to c…

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday evening on East U.S. Highway 82 sent five people to area hospitals, according to Cooke County Emergency Medical Services Chief Kevin Grant.

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Police are on the lookout for a 17-year-old who escaped from Gainesville State School overnight.

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Results are in and voters rejected a proposed $8 million bond for the Sivells Bend Independent School District. 

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Remembering the lives of women lost to domestic violence is the theme of a candlelight vigil planned for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30 at the Steven K. Fleming Public Safety building in Gainesville.

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North Central Texas College will present “How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse” in the Outside Box Theater at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville campus at 7:30 p.m. October 28, 29, and 30. A special midnight performance is set for Saturday, October 29.

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Three Cooke County high school seniors were honored for their excellence at October’s Soroptimist Club of Gainesville meeting. 

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Searching for something to do to get in the Halloween spirit? Look no further. Gainesville High School drama students are preparing for their first ever horror production.

Call it the price of progress.

Marvella Rossen had to cancel her annual Halloween yard display at 1420 East Broadway this year due to a city construction project which runs from Broadway to Fair Avenue. Rossen said visiting her home on Halloween has been a tradition for some residents for more than three decades.

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An investigation into an early morning robbery is underway, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

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As of Tuesday afternoon, Cooke County had 25,101 registered voters with more applications expected to arrive in the coming days, according to Assistant Voter Registrar Angie Sloop.

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Cooke County commissioners court held a workshop Monday with representatives from engineering firm Freese and Nichols, Inc. and the Texas Department of Transportation to discuss long term transportation needs in Cooke County.

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AUSTIN — There’s no telling what might have happened if the officer who stopped Sandra Bland had let her finish a cigarette.
That didn’t happen, and what began as a routine 2015 traffic stop snowballed into Bland’s arrest, her subsequent suicide in a Waller County jail cell and, last month, a $1.9 million legal settlement between the Southeast Texas county and the 28-year-old woman’s family. 

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