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A fifth staffer at the Gainesville State School has tested positive for the coronavirus and a dozen youth have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, a Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman said Friday, July 10.

Cooke County schools have been handed down guidelines for the upcoming school year from the Texas Education Agency including the requirement of masks and social distancing protocols.

The State Fair of Texas, slated for this fall, was canceled Tuesday because of ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, fair organizers said in a public statement.“One of the greatest aspects of the Fair is welcoming each and every person who passes through our gates with smiles…


Free testing for the coronavirus will be available Wednesday through Friday this week behind North Texas Medical Center, according to Cooke County officials.


Gainesville resident Ruth Estrella has more than just America’s independence to celebrate this weekend. She gets to hug her children for the first time since she was diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The Gainesville Daily Register’s offices at 306 E. California St. will again close to walk-in visitors beginning Thursday, July 2, until further notice.


The Stanford House senior activity center has once again closed temporarily as a precaution in light of the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, senior center Director Kathi Kirby Husereau announced.

The Gainesville Area Habitat for Humanity has been affected by the recent coronavirus pandemic and unable to raise money or build homes.

The Texas Workforce Commission decided Tuesday to postpone reinstating a work-search requirement for out-of-work Texans receiving unemployment benefits.The requirement that Texans be actively searching for a job in order to receive benefits was initially slated to go into effect Monday. But …


Weekend celebrations in Cooke County were slated to go on as planned after Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars Friday and instituted new restrictions on large outdoor gatherings.

County officials have deactivated the Cooke County COVID-19 Joint Information Center, the four participating entities announced Friday in a press release.

For 15 years, Court Appointed Special Advocates of North Texas has held its fundraiser Cowboys for CASA, but this year’s event had to be canceled, according to Executive Director Vicki Robertson.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The state’s top health official this week said it wasn’t his place to comment on whether it’s a good idea to hold a massive campaign rally in the middle of a deadly pandemic.

Gainesville’s annual Juneteenth celebration is canceled this year as a precaution in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the celebration’s committee chairman James Hughes said.

Gainesville Independent School District Superintendent DesMontes Stewart said there has been no definite decision made in regards to changing the 2020-2021 school year calendar.


County officials are changing the way they are reporting coronavirus cases.


Grab some sunscreen and a swimsuit and get ready to dive in to the pool. The Leonard Park Aquatic Center is opening for the summer season Saturday, June 13.

Tarrant Area Food Bank is partnering with Volunteers In Service To Others for a mobile food pantry at 9 a.m. Friday, June 12, at the First Baptist Church.

Gainesville athletic director James Polk and the Gainesville High School athletes were raring to go Monday morning at the indoor athletic facility to return to workouts after the University Interscholastic League recently announced high schools could host athletic activities.


Cooke County Judge Jason Brinkley said Monday, June 8, that the coronavirus surge tent at North Texas Medical Center will soon be dismantled.

As the coronavirus pandemic regulations soften for organized athletics, Gainesville Parks and Recreation is resuming its adult sports leagues beginning Monday, June 15.

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

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.

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

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.


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…

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