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Don’t forget to wear blue Friday, April 4, for Go Blue Day in Texas when Texans wear the official color of prevention of child abuse.


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 …

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…


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.


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.

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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 …


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.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced that Texas county offices are open in by phone appointment only until further notice


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.


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.


Looking for something to do to make a difference? If you are able, give blood, officials say.

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.

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…