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As we near a presidential election unlike any other of recent memory, two Cooke County voters paused to share their thoughts and opinions on where we’ve been and what they think is next in the so-far unpredictable and strange new normal that is 2020.

The Gainesville Independent School District Board of Trustees has about a dozen name suggestions to mull over before they decide if they want to rename Robert E. Lee Intermediate School.

For the first time, Cooke County is offering early voting on a Saturday.

Gainesville Independent School District, in partnership with Chartwells K12, is handing out free meals to all students.

State Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, will face off with Pilot Point's Shelley Luther on Dec. 19 for the Texas State Senate District 30 seat.

Members of the Gainesville City Council are scheduled to meet this evening, Oct. 20, to possibly award a bid for transfer station construction, according to the meeting's agenda.

There had already been 3,089 ballots cast after just three days of early voting, Cooke County Clerk Pam Harrison said.


A Gainesville Fire-Rescue employee has resigned after an internal investigation into racist remarks. 

A Gainesville Fire-Rescue employee has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations of racist remarks, according to department spokeswoman Tamara Grimes-Sieger.

The Nov. 3 general election is already breaking records, according to information released by Cooke County Clerk Pam Harrison.

The Era Masonic Lodge has been notified that a participant in the North Texas Fun Shoot has tested positive for COVID-19. The event, hosted by the organization to benefit CASA of North Texas, was held on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Fossil Pointe Sporting Center in Decatur. The participant was asym…


Ronda Odneal, above, feeds a giraffe at The Frank Buck Zoo on Saturday. Odneal and Pet Van Es were married during a ceremony held at the zoo. Justin and Elizabeth Odneal served as the best man and bridemaid and Ron Horton officiated. A seat was reserved in honor of the bride’s mother (Dana W…

Editor's note: Questions are published as submitted by the candidates and have not been edited. Candidate Brian Winters did not return his questionnaire by press time for the print edition. However, his responses are included in the web version of this story below. He did not submit a photo.


If you plan on voting in the Nov. 3 general election, vote early, said Cooke County Clerk Pam Harrison.


The executive committee of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo voted unanimously Thursday to cancel the 2021 Show scheduled for Jan. 15 through Feb. 6.


Testing mosquitoes for viruses has come to an end this year in Cooke County.

Monday, Oct. 5, is the last day to register to vote if you want to have your voice heard in the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.


Gainesville Fire-Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Jason James visits with some children Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, while other GF-R personnel work on wrapping up a structure fire call at the Woodglen Apartments, 2609 East U.S. 82. Details about the fire were not available as of press time.

PLANO – A Lake Kiowa, Texas, man has been arrested and charged with international child exploitation crimes in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox announced.                

Linnie is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! She is a beautiful girl that has a little bit of priss and sass. She will come right up to you so just walk in, have a seat, and let her come to you. She loves being petted and has an audible purr that will fill your ears as you are pe…

Two people were reportedly robbed after attending a party this past weekend, according to Gainesville police.

The first presidential debate was the talk of social media before it even ended.


Muenster resident Drew Springer is headed to a runoff for the Texas State Senate District 30 seat.

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State Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, and Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther will face off once again.


Now's the time to cast a ballot for the specially called Senate District 30 election.

PRO Gainesville founder Justin Thompson said he feels the activist group reached a bit of a victory Monday morning.

Election Day for a specially called election is right around the corner.

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