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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.

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In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Lindsay Mayor Scott Neu has ordered all of the city’s parks to close until at least April 29.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is closing state parks at the end of business today, Tuesday, April 7, the department announced this morning.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Residents wanting to vote in the city’s first council race in 11 years will have to wait a bit longer.

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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.

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.

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Gainesville Independent School District is working to help ensure children in the community don’t go hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Calling off Germanfest’s 45th anniversary celebration was a bit of a somber moment for Muenster Chamber of Commerce Director Lilly Palmer.

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 …

Don’t forget to wear blue Friday, April 3, for Go Blue Day in Texas when Texans wear the official color of prevention of child abuse.

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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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.

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Obituaries

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…