Planning to venture down Farm-to-Market Road 922 west of Road Runner soon? Be mindful of the road being limited to one lane over Ray Roberts Lake as contractors work on installing new guardrails.
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 most recent data from the Texas Workforce Commission shows Cooke County’s jobless rate for the month of April at 14% — the highest ever recorded, according to state data going back to 1990.
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.
Hundreds of community members from all walks of life ventured out to the Gainesville Farmers Market on Wednesday, June 3, for a candlelight prayer vigil for George Floyd’s family. Floyd, a Houston native, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last week. It was estimated that…
A new fishing regulation was recently approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission that will affect several lakes in Cooke County.
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.
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.
Below is a list of selected legislative actions recently taken by national legislators who represent Cooke County. Vote records were provided by VoteSmart.org.
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.
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…
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 Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the new coronavirus does not qualify a voter to apply for a mail-in ballot.In the latest twist in the legal fight over voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, the court agreed with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton th…
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.
Transitioning over from their food truck, Ricky and Laura Williams felt it was best to strike while the iron — or rather, the pizza oven — was hot.
Get ready. The Leonard Park Aquatic Center is opening for the summer, City Manager Barry Sullivan said Wednesday, May 27.
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.
While the venue will be different for senior valedictorian Brendan Hoberer, his graduation speech will largely remain the same.
This Week's Circulars
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.
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- Vigil planned for family of George Floyd
- Slow down for summer: $13.1M in road projects underway in Cooke Co.
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- BREAKING: Date set for WinStar, Border Casino opening
- Fishing for change: State parks commission alters Moss Lake rule
- City council rejects California Street rezone
- GRUBER: New financial requirements for immigrants
- OUR VIEWPOINT: Make sure you’re registered to vote
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