Bars may be forced to close soon because of rising hospital occupancy rates with patients infected with the coronavirus, Cooke County Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Fletcher said.
Elementary students in Gainesville Independent School District will be required to wear face coverings or face shields starting Wednesday, Sept. 2, the district announced on its website.
Gainesville Independent School District now has five confirmed cases of the coronavirus, Superintendent DesMontes Stewart confirmed Friday afternoon, Aug. 28.
With Hurricane Laura approaching the southeast Texas coast during a pandemic, local and state officials are looking to house evacuees in government-paid hotel rooms instead of large, often clustered emergency shelters.The state said they have been preparing for this since March, but still, t…
During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his sympathy for Texans who are now unemployed following his order closing bars, but stressed that those areas are one of the most “prolific spreading events.”“When you go to bars, you don’t go in there and go to an …
Gainesville State School isn’t out of the woods just yet. Another staffer has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman Brian Sweany.
More than 130 students are expected to return to St. Mary’s Catholic School Tuesday, Aug. 11. However, things will be a bit different than previous school years.
For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes on a limited basis, state health officials announced Thursday evening, reversing a policy intended to keep the state’s most vulnerable populations safe from a pandemic that has proved especially deadly …
The Gainesville State School no longer has any active cases of the coronavirus, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department announced.
Accurate and up-to-date coronavirus data is critical — not just for informing the officials making policy, but for parents trying to decide whether to send their kids to day care and business owners wondering whether to reopen their stores.But Texas officials keep correcting the data — wheth…
For months, as Texans have been asked to stay home to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus, Jennifer Edwards has been doing the rounds at gas stations in a trio of counties near the Texas-Louisiana border.Volunteering as a census community organizer, the Tarleton State University professo…
Gov. Greg Abbott stressed Tuesday that only local school boards, not local governments, have the power to decide how to open schools this fall during the coronavirus pandemic."The bottom line is the people who know best ... about that are the local school officials," Abbott said during a new…
North Central Texas College recently announced it’ll be allowing students to take courses online or in a combination online/face-to-face format as well as in person this fall.
Correction: On July 30, the state said an “automation error” caused approximately 225 deaths to be incorrectly added to the overall death count; a subsequent quality check by Department of State Health Services epidemiologists revealed COVID-19 was not the direct cause of death in these case…
This year’s back-to-school season is unlike any we’ve experienced yet. On top of our normal excitement and anxieties, we’re confronting changes made necessary by the continued spread of the pandemic coronavirus.
Parents have until July 31 to decide how they prefer their child return to school, according to officials with the Gainesville Independent School District.
The cancellation of this month’s Summer Sounds is another blow to the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Facing growing backlash from teachers, parents and health officials, Texas education officials Friday relaxed a previous order that would have given public schools just three weeks from the start of the fall semester to reopen their classrooms for in-person instruction.School districts will …
The one youth that remained in medical quarantine at Gainesville State School has been returned to his dorm, Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman Brian Sweany said.
Learning expectations are the same no matter which way families decide to educate their kids when they return to school for the 2020-2021 school year, according to officials with the Gainesville Independent School District.
Texas will give school districts more flexibility to keep their school buildings closed to in-person instruction this fall as coronavirus cases continue to rise, Gov. Greg Abbott told a Houston television station Tuesday.Public health guidance released last week indicated that school distric…
The Texas Workforce Commission reminds claimants that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation ends the week of July 25. FPUC provided an additional $600 per week to claimants who lost work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two more staff members at the Gainesville State School have tested positive for the coronavirus, Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman Brian Sweany said.
A sixth employee at Gainesville State School tested positive for the coronavirus late this afternoon, Friday, July 10, a Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman said.
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.
With cases of the new coronavirus and related hospitalizations rising at alarming rates, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday expanded his ban on elective medical procedures to cover more than 100 counties across much of the state.
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.
Masks for students and teachers will be mandatory in counties with more than 20 reported COVID-19 cases when public schools resume in-person classes this fall, under new public health guidelines released by Texas state education officials Tuesday.
This Week's Circulars
Lorn R. "Ken" Kincaid, 92, passed from this life on November 27, 2020 in Decatur Texas. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd, at New Resthaven Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas, with Dr. Billy Moore officiating. Lorn was born on November 10, 1928 in Eric, Oklahoma, …
Bettie Cook was born October 17, 1924 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Eighteen years later she met Alburton Cook who was stationed in Purcell with the Civil Conservation Corps as a surveyor. He went ahead of her to heaven in 2016. She became a loving wife, mother, grand mother and great grand mother a…
Memorial services for Reagan Vestal Jr., 88, of Gainesville, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mr. Vestal passed away November 26, 2020 in Denton. You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
- BREAKING: Highway closed due to 5 vehicle crash
- County to offer free virus testing, TJJD reports infected staffer
- Commissioners approve business expansion
- Muenster’s Martie McCoy kicks game-winning field goal in regional quarterfinal
- BREAKING: Muenster Christmas parade rescheduled
- Police report rash of vehicle burglaries
- Area hospital occupancy rate remains above 15%
- Police investigate Monday evening robbery
- Council to discuss utility relocation along I-35
- Sacred Heart's season ends in loss to Dallas First Baptist