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Gainesville Independent School District will host another substitute teacher orientation from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 28. Attendees will have their temperature taken at entry, will be socially distanced and are required to wear masks, according to a GISD press release.

Starting Saturday, Feb. 6, the Cooke County Library will increase operating hours.

Members of the Muenster Hospital Board of Directors are expected to consider and accept Muenster Memorial Hospital CEO Brian Roland's resignation this week.

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The Thursday, Jan. 21, blood drive at the Gainesville Civic Center benefiting Carter BloodCare was a huge success, according to event coordinator Tamara Grimes-Sieger. During the drive, 34 units of plasma and 57 units of blood were collected. The next drive is slated from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p…

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Republicans David Spiller, 59, and Craig Carter, 41, are headed to a runoff after they nabbed the most votes for the specially called Texas House District 68 race, unofficial election results show.

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Cooke County political party leaders said they hoped to see the administration of newly inaugurated President Joe Biden make addressing the COVID-19 pandemic a priority.

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After hours of candidate interviews and sleeping on the matter, members of the Cooke County Commissioners' Court unanimously agreed Thursday morning, Jan. 21, to appoint Steve Starnes as the new county judge.

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Members of the Cooke County Commissioners’ Court unanimously agreed to appoint Steve Starnes as the new county judge. More details to follow. 

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Who the next county judge is remains unknown after members of the Cooke County Commissioners' Court decided to postpone the appointment Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 20.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply divided after four tumultuous years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation's second-highest office.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, swearing the oath of office just before noon to take the helm of a deeply divided nation while inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Before former Cooke County Precinct 3 Commissioner John Klement's term ended, he claimed County Road 365 was one of the best roads in the county, if not the best.

If you have ever aspired to serve on a governing body, now's the time to throw your hat into the ring.

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Gainesville Junior High School eighth grader Amira Khan took home top honors in the Gainesville Independent School District Spelling Bee Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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Now that 2020 is in the rearview mirror, several developing issues could shape up to become big news in 2021. Four issues likely to impact Cooke County residents this year are summarized here.

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Despite many battling financial hurdles during the ongoing pandemic, the Cooke County Junior Livestock Show's premium sale this past weekend raised 13% more than it did in 2020, officials said.

Before former Cooke County Precinct 3 Commissioner John Klement's term ended, he claimed County Road 365 was one of the best roads in the county, if not the best.

Earlier this morning a gas leak was detected at Gainesville High School and the following message sent from Gainesville Independent School District at 12:49 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, is an update to that report:

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department's annual Kids’ Trout Fishing Derby at Keneteso Park is a no-go.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

In his maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Amarillo, called for unity and healing rather than impeaching President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump says he opposes violence in a statement read on the House floor as members debate impeaching him for his role in fomenting the violent insurrection at the Capitol last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote Wednesday, a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results just before they stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly siege.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Districts can skip the mandatory two-week quarantine for teachers and students as long as they’re following COVID-19 safety protocols such as mask-wearing and social distancing, health officials said Tuesday.

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North Texas Medical Center will be using the waiting list being compiled by Cooke County to schedule vaccinations for COVID-19 when the hospital receives more doses of vaccine, according to a statement from the hospital Wednesday morning, Jan. 13.

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Cooke County has launched an online registration portal for residents wanting to get on a waiting list for a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the pandemic coronavirus.

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