For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes on a limited basis, state health officials announced Thursday evening, reversing a policy intended to keep the state’s most vulnerable populations safe from a pandemic that has proved especially deadly …

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Gainesville Mayor Jim Goldsworthy invites people to come out Monday, Aug. 10, and talk about the Confederate monument at Leonard Park and the state of the community.

Cooke County commissioners are set to consider proposing a tax rate for fiscal year 2021 when they meet Monday, Aug. 10, an agenda notice for the 10 a.m. meeting indicates.

Accurate and up-to-date coronavirus data is critical — not just for informing the officials making policy, but for parents trying to decide whether to send their kids to day care and business owners wondering whether to reopen their stores.But Texas officials keep correcting the data — wheth…

Members of the Gainesville Hospital District Board of Directors recently discussed the district’s proposed tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.

North Central Texas College recently announced it’ll be allowing students to take courses online or in a combination online/face-to-face format as well as in person this fall.


About 30 people had gathered at the Cooke County Courthouse just before 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, for a protest around the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on courthouse grounds, 101 S. Dixon St. Organizer Victoria Sicking said the protest had two purposes — one, to advocate for keepin…

Progress is being made at the construction site of the new Valley Creek Church on Culberson Street in Gainesville. You can hear a crew working on the roof Tuesday, Aug. 4, in this video. The church is looking to open the facility this year, according to an opening announcement on the church’…


Marchers protesting against racial injustice walked from B.P.Douglas Park to the Cooke County Courthouse on Sunday evening. The Aug. 2 protest organized by PRO Gainesville called for removal of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument from Cooke County Courthouse grounds. It drew around…

A host of Gainesville businesses received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program ranging from $150,000 to up to $5 million, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Members of the Gainesville City Council are to discuss the city’s proposed tax rate for fiscal year 2020-2021 on Tuesday evening, Aug. 4.


About 25 protesters stood on the sidewalk in the 100 block of California Street on Thursday evening, July 30, to raise awareness about child sex trafficking. Leah Hess, who organized the protest, said it was planned to coincide with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which the United …


A cold front is headed to North Texas and meteorologist Matt Stalley says it's quite unusual for this time of year.

Below is a list of selected legislative actions recently taken by national legislators who represent Cooke County. Vote records were provided by

Texans taking advantage of the Aug. 7-9 tax-free shopping weekend will see a bit of relief as they purchase back-to-school supplies.

The deadline is nearing for Cooke County businesses and residents to apply help from the U.S. Small Business Administration to recover from Memorial Day weekend severe weather, the agency recently announced.

The 25-year-old man arrested this past weekend on an aggravated assault charge is connected to a shooting that left one dead, police say.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge handed Oklahoma’s governor a stinging defeat Tuesday, ruling that the state’s gaming compacts with Native American tribes do in fact automatically renew.


About three dozen protesters with placards occupied the Cooke County Courthouse steps Saturday, July 25, to support removing the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument from courthouse grounds. Several dozen counter-protesters also turned out to advocate leaving the monument where it is. S…

A 25-year-old Gainesville man remained in custody at the Cooke County Jail on Monday, July 27, after he reportedly took a rifle from a home, police say.

Fritz is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He’s an energetic boy, always on the move and curious about his surroundings. He loves to meet new people and appreciates getting attention. He knows sit and will come up to you and sit in front of you so he can be petted. His exuberant…


Gainesville police officers found a 36-year-old Valley View man's body after being dispatched to a crash early Monday morning, July 27.


Gainesville Fire-Rescue firefighters have officially moved into their new home at 308 Culberson St. To celebrate the new Fire Station No. 3, a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration is slated for 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in conjunction with a 9/11 Remembrance and Retiree Brick Dedicati…

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