Tonight, Tuesday, April 7, members of the Gainesville City Council unanimously agreed to amend the city's COVID-19 public health emergency declaration.
The employees at Scivally’s Grocery have been working longer hours, dealing with panicked customers and facing a shortage of supplies while putting their lives on the line to serve the community — and they’re proud to do it.
Kevin Richie anticipated a busy March for his Austin-based lighting rental company. After all, it was time for the city's annual South by Southwest festival, and his company, Stage Spot, was booked to capacity.“Then the hammer dropped,” Richie told The Texas Tribune. “For us, business essent…
Texas Health and Human Services announced Monday, April 6, that Texas WIC, the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, is expanding the number of food items eligible for purchase through the program.
The Better Business Bureau’s Texas Senior Medicare Patrol is warning Texans about several scams that have recently been reported to the Federal Trade Commission in relation to stimulus checks.
Members of the Cooke County Commissioners’ Court unanimously agreed Monday, April 6, to extend the county’s public health emergency declaration related to COVID-19.
Local nursing homes are included in a statewide initiative from the Texas Health Care Association encouraging people to connect with the residents and healthcare workers during these difficult times.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its policy and is now advising everyone, whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19, to cover their face with a mask or cloth covering whenever social distancing is difficult to maintain. To be clear, the CDC is not saying you sho…
Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, to provide updates on the COVID-19 situation in Texas. Video feed provided by Austin NBC affiliate KXAN News below:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this evening it's recommending that people wear face masks when visiting public areas like grocery stores and pharmacies in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Fire chiefs with area volunteer fire departments say they have enough personal protective equipment now, but they don’t know how long it will last if Cooke County is slammed with an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
The Cooke County Appraisal District is continuing to gear up for appraisal season, Chief Appraiser Doug Smithson said in a press release.
Abigail’s Arms Cooke County Family Crisis Center is trying to make the best of the situation as the new coronavirus’s impact has led to a wealth of complications for the organization.
Walmart corporate officials announced Friday that the company will limit the number of customers in its store at any one time starting Saturday, April 4.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week announced that beginning April 1, visitors to Texas State Parks will be required to buy day-use or camping permits online before visiting a park.
Texas Health and Human Services has launched a free 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feeling like every time you turn on the television or open up your favorite news app, there’s another resource for businesses and entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 health crisis? Stimulus packages, loans, grants, oh my! If you really just want the brass tacks version of these press releases …
Tests for COVID-19 are available in Cooke County and testing is underway at area medical facilities, Kristi Rigsby said on behalf of the Cooke County Pandemic Joint Information Center.
Like many other companies and entities across the nation, Gainesville’s Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter is being hit hard by the new coronavirus.
Full-time public school teachers across Texas are finagling digital setups to teach classes online, calling to check in on students and their parents, and volunteering to help hand out meals — all while knowing their salaries are secure.That's not the case for Jennie Minor, a substitute teac…
Gainesville’s Advanced Pedestals Inc. is doing all it can to help out during this difficult time. As the coronavirus impacts the United States more and more by the day, hampering people’s ability to breathe, API is working with Waxahachie company Sea-Long Medical Supplies to come up with a s…
As state and federal leaders expand access to telemedicine options, Gainesville medical facilities are using them to help patients without risking exposure to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday sought to get Texans to stay at home for the next month to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, issuing an order that says they must "minimize" social gatherings and in-person contact with people outside their homes unless they are taking part in "essential" se…
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma state parks continue to remain open even though the governor has ordered most entertainment venues shuttered during the state’s spreading COVID-19 outbreak.
In an executive order announced during a 2 p.m. press conference today, March 31, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he is ordering schools to remain closed until May 4 in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.
Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, to provide updates on the COVID-19 situation in Texas. Video feed provided by Austin NBC affiliate KXAN-TV below:
As the new coronavirus spreads, Cooke County health care officials have been working out how to handle an influx of patients should an outbreak happen here.
As the novel coronavirus continues to affect people nationwide, Gainesville residents weighed in on how they feel about government response to the pandemic in the latest installment of the Register’s Pulse of the Voters project.
Bryan Hoenig, left, donates blood during a Carter BloodCare emergency drive Friday, March 27. A total of 65 donors turned out for the drive, co-hosted by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Fire-Rescue and the city government.
Texas Health and Human Services announced this week that SNAP and Medicaid benefit renewals currently due will automatically be renewed so existing clients can keep coverage during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Gainesville Independent School District announced today, Monday, March 30, that the district and other Cooke County schools are planning to remain closed through Friday, April 17.
The multitude of chairs and foot spas are empty, but that isn’t keeping the owners and workers of I Love Nails and Spa from staying busy.
Medal of Honor recipient Bennie G. Adkins, 86, is fighting for his life after recently testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during …
WASHINGTON — It took a pandemic to get Democratic and Republican senators to work together.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Cooke County Library is changing with the times. With the new coronavirus halting most in-person services in Cooke County, the library is doing its part to make sure it provides people with books, movies and other programs during this shut-in process.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas joined other states Thursday in imposing quarantines on travelers from the New York area, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., and put similar restrictions on people arriving from nearby New Orleans as the number of cases there surges dramatically.
This Week's Circulars
Memorial services for Rhonda Dishman Pulte, 66, of Gainesville, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mrs. Pulte passed away April 5, 2020 in Denton. You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Aleta Morgan Scribner, 100, of Gainesville, passed away April 4, 2020 in Gainesville. Aleta was born October 8, 1919 in Fort Towson, OK to Joseph Haney and Sara Annie (Miller) Alexander. She owned her own shop as a beauty operator for many years. Mrs. Scribner was also a member of Commerce S…
- BREAKING: Shutdown at Denton's Peterbilt, other PACCAR plants extended
- Looking for results: 6 to 10 people being tested for COVID-19 daily in Cooke Co.
- BREAKING: Walmart to limit number of shoppers inside
- Cooke Co. extends disaster declaration
- API to help make more oxygen helmets
- Playground shutdown: Swing sets, ball courts off limits as officials work to fend off virus
- Coronavirus spurs changes at Cooke Co.
- Police blotter through March 18, 2020
- FULL REPORT: 2 Cooke Co. health care workers test positive for COVID-19
- Community news in brief
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