Gainesville Independent School District is working to help ensure children in the community don’t go hungry during 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.
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.
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…
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.
The number of Texans filing for unemployment relief last week jumped an eye-popping 860% over the previous week, surpassing the number of people who filed weekly during the Great Recession that lasted from late 2007 to mid 2009.
Two health care workers at Cooke County establishments have tested positive for COVID-19, according to announcements by their respective employers issued Thursday, March 26.
An employee at Gainesville Nursing & Rehab, 1900 O'Neal St., has tested positive for COVID-19 by the Dallas County Health Department, a news release forwarded from Cooke County Judge Jason Brinkley states.
Members of the Gainesville Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed this week to postpone the district’s May 2 elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bekki Jones directs cars during a drive-thru mobile food pantry shortly before noon Wednesday, March 25, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cooke County, 315 N. Denton St. Jones, executive director at VISTO, said it was the food pantry’s first ever drive-through mobile pantry and traffic was s…
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cooke County softball and tee ball leagues are being postponed with the decision to push back the eight-week league made last week, according to Chief Operating Officer Josh Chapman.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to shutter schools for the rest of the school year, ordering districts across the state to develop and release distanced-based learning lessons starting April 6.
The North Central Texas College board of trustees on Monday night voted to grant NCTC Chancellor Brent Wallace the authority “to make key operational decisions” without the board having to meet to vote its approval, college spokeswoman Elizabeth Abu said in an email Tuesday, March 24.
Gov. Greg Abbott expressed some dissatisfaction Tuesday with how Texans are responding to various measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, signaling an openness to imposing stricter statewide action soon.
Warning that a COVID-19 outbreak at a state-run home for people with disabilities could quickly overwhelm health care workers, local officials in Denton called on Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday to build a temporary hospital on site.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma remained critically low on COVID-19 testing kits even as the governor pushed forward with his ambitious plan to open mobile testing sites in four cities.
This Week's Circulars
On Friday, March 27, 2020 Charles (Chuck) Edward Richter III, 65, of Gainesville passed from this life after a lengthy illness. No formal visitation or services are planned. Chuck was born on March 7, 1955 in Camden, New Jersey to Charles Edward Richter, Jr and Florence Mary (DuPell) Richter…
- BREAKING: Shutdown at Denton's Peterbilt, other PACCAR plants extended
- BREAKING: Governor closes schools until May 4
- FULL REPORT: 2 Cooke Co. health care workers test positive for COVID-19
- API to help make more oxygen helmets
- BREAKING: Chickasaw businesses including WinStar to stay closed through April 15
- First presumptive case of COVID-19 reported in Cooke County
- Looking for results: 6 to 10 people being tested for COVID-19 daily in Cooke Co.
- MOH recipient critically ill with COVID-19
- Supplying some love: Salon crew swaps nail polish for needles to sew masks
- Critical resources: Hospitals talk beds, nurse staffing amid COVID-19
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