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Cooke County commissioners are set to consider possible action on a cafeteria plan for employee benefits when they meet Monday, June 8, an agenda notice for the 10 a.m. meeting indicates.

The following students were named to the Gainesville Independent School District All A honor roll for the sixth six weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Honor roll is not calculated for 12th grade for that period.

Effective immediately, restaurants can begin seating up to 10 people per table, Gov. Greg Abbott recently announced.

An investigation into a 17-year-old jailed on a first-degree felony is underway, Sheriff Terry Gilbert said Thursday afternoon, June 4.

Drivers in the Texoma region are paying a few cents more this week for a gallon of gas, AAA Texas announced Thursday, June 4, in its Weekend Gas Watch.


Members of the Gainesville City Council denied a rezoning request Tuesday evening, June 2, which would’ve allowed a longtime local business to relocate to a larger facility.

Employees of North Central Texas College are about to return to work, the college announced Wednesday, June 3, in a press release.

Gainesville Independent School District will host registration for preschool and kindergarten programs for the 2020-2021 school year Mondays through Thursdays until June 18, the district announced in a press release.

The owners and workers at I Love Nails and Spa in Gainesville have been hard at work making and supplying masks for the past two months, but they are finally returning to their day jobs.

A Gainesville State School employee who tested positive for the coronavirus is “feeling better but still isolating at home,” Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman Brian Sweany said Tuesday, June 2.

A candlelight community prayer vigil is scheduled Wednesday in Gainesville for the family of George Floyd, a Houston native killed during an arrest in Minneapolis early last week, information provided by Michelle Angus states.

Several area students were awarded academic honors at Oklahoma State University for the spring 2020 semester, the institution announced this week.


Jonathan Hector Teel receives congratulations from Thomas A. Edison Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Marivel Valladares Thursday, May 28, at the elementary campus at 1 Edison Drive during a drive-thru kindergarten graduation. There were 213 kindergarteners who graduated from Edison Ele…

Free coronavirus antibody testing for first responders begins Tuesday, June 2, according to the Cooke County COVID-19 Joint Information Center.

While the coronavirus has been hitting many organizations in the pocketbook, Gainesville Independent School District Finance Director Alyce Greer says the district is doing OK.

The board of Cooke County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is suspending the coalition’s active operations effective this week, the county VOAD announced Monday, June 1.

Volunteers In Service To Others will play things by ear, but for the time being it is stopping its mobile pantry at the Cooke County Boys & Girls Clubs due to a dip in numbers.

Hope is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! She’s a returnee to the shelter who had gotten adopted, but due to unfortunate health circumstances the adoptive couple decided it would be best to bring her back. She is still a happy girl who loves people. Hope seems to be potty-traine…


The Saint Jo Independent School District board recently honored the senior students Logan Morman and Cody Thurman for earning dual degrees.


Gainesville High School seniors stand during commencement ceremonies Wednesday evening, May 27, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Graduates were issued GHS masks along with their caps and gowns and guests watched from their cars on the venue’s massive video screen. More pictures from gr…

Cooke County Clerk Pam Harrison says she wants people to apply for a ballot by mail for the upcoming runoffs for the Democratic and Republican party primaries.


Up to half the campsites at the Johnson Branch unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park in southeastern Cooke County may be reserved for overnight camping under state guidelines announced this week, park Superintendent Greg Waller said Friday, May 29.

Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert announced this week that the county jail has passed its annual inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

Gas prices rose another six cents in the Texoma region this week as local restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic continued to relax.


If you aren’t registered to vote, now’s the time to do so.


Free coronavirus testing will be available to those who exhibit symptoms of the illness tomorrow, Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. However, you must register for an appointment.

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Memorial services for Robert Andrew "Bob" Grundy, 91, of Era, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mr. Grundy passed away May 31, 2020 in Era. You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.