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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission wants applicants for an open seat on its Preparedness Coordinating Council. The term expires Dec. 31, 2022. The council examines issues related to preparedness, training, planning, communications and emergency response to public health and medic…

Gloves, gowns, masks and other personal protective equipment assist in protecting us from COVID-19, but they can’t shield us completely. Nothing can protect us from the pain and anguish we feel watching patients suffer and die from this terrible virus.

Law enforcement on Tuesday evening alerted members of the Texas Legislature about “a credible threat” to their safety, citing that the concern was targeted at members who voted for the new six-week abortion ban passed by lawmakers earlier this year.

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The Cooke County Fair Association hosted a ribbon cutting for its barn on U.S. 82 as part of its 150th birthday celebration Saturday night. Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Morgan Tobias directs tra-c ahead of the ribbon cutting; Gainesville Mayor Tommy Moore thanked t…

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Law enforcement on Tuesday evening alerted members of the Texas Legislature about “a credible threat” to their safety, citing that the concern was targeted at members who voted for the new six-week abortion ban passed by lawmakers earlier this year.

Helen Loch, Ginger Herrmann, Ann Hanna, Beverly Woodlock and La Faun Brock are some of the ladies of United Methodist Women working on Whaley Methodist Garage Sale, Sept. 30-Oct.1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual sale will feature furniture to kitchen ware to collectibles. This year there i…

The Gainesville High School Key Club recently presented a check for $600 to Ginger Johnson of Abigail’s Arms.

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North Texas Medical Center is hosting a bus blood drive Thursday. The buses will be in the front parking lot of the hospital, 1900 Hospital Blvd. in Gainesville, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, go to www.carterbloodcare.org.

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Organizers are busy Friday at the Cooke County Fairgrounds, setting up for Saturday night's ribbon cutting for the barn. The structure, which has taken years to enclose, will be shown off as part of the Cooke County Fair Association's 150th anniversary celebration. The event kicks off at 6:3…

The Ritz is the newest member of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Located at 108 N. Commerce St. on the corner of the square, the shop offers exclusive product lines, gifts and items with local flair. – candles, diffusers, luxurious soap and more, according to owner Rachel Howe. It …

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Gainesville High School's Homecoming Court has been named ahead of Friday night’s game against Van Alstyne. The King and Queen will be announced at halftime.

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two men accused of attacking a newspaper reporter at a meeting of residents who oppose this northwest Michigan public schools' mask mandate for students and staff have been charged in the case.

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Coronavirus cases appear to have leveled off in local schools, as the current week’s numbers stayed in line with last week. That’s good, but we need those numbers to start going back down.

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Nearly three hours after John Ramirez was scheduled to die in a Texas prison Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court halted his execution.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has announced a third special legislative session to begin Sept. 20 and tackle redistricting, restrictions on transgender student athletes and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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While it’s nearly impossible to debunk every bit of COVID-19 vaccine disinformation, there are certain myths that keep popping up over and over that many healthcare workers have been working tirelessly to expose as false.

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Two vehicles driven by Gainesville High School students on FM 1306 collided across from the Gainesville High School baseball field Wednesday morning.

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Gainesville and Muenster cheerleaders were just of the groups to perform Wednesday afternoon during the KGAF football kick off party to celebrate the opening of the 2021 Texas High School Football season. The Gainesville Redcoat Marching Band plays during the KGAF football kick off party.

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The Cooke County Commissioners Court meets Friday to set the property tax rates for fiscal year 2022, which begins Oct. 1.

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Gov. Greg Abbott announced an executive order Wednesday banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates regardless of a vaccine’s approval status with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington will station a School Resource Officer with the Callisburg Independent School District for the 2021-22 school year.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, a milestone that could boost public confidence in the shots and spur more companies, universities and local governments to make vaccinations mandatory.

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News broke this week that Gov. Greg Abbott has contracted COVID-19. We, of course, are hoping for his speedy recovery. The state needs his leadership now, as it appears the coronavirus isn’t nearly done with us.

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Gainesville ISD students returned to class this week, some with masks and others without. District officials reported a smooth first day, with no plans to implement any mask policy that clashes with Gov. Greg Abbott's prohibition on such local order.

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