Home Hospice of Cooke County is offering a couple of new support groups to help people suffering with grief.
The Register asked candidates for Cooke County Judge why they’re running for the office and what the county needs. John Roane, Steve Starnes and Leon Klement will vie for the Republican nomination in the March 1 primary election, while Democrat Denny Hook is running unopposed. Early voting s…
AUSTIN — As the coronavirus omicron variant continues to lead to a high demand for testing, local Texas leaders have warned residents of fake COVID testing sites, but the extent of the issue isn't clear.
AUSTIN — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is offering hiring bonuses for certain trained health care positions at state-supporting hospitals and living centers, it announced Monday.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Earl Sprunger sits in his hospital bed, struggling to speak. He anxiously strokes his long, scraggly goatee every time he winces in pain. He’d hoped to shave it off before coming to the hospital, but there wasn’t time.
COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise, but emergency room visits may be leveling off, according to Cooke County Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Fletcher
AUSTIN — There are more Texans hospitalized with COVID-19 than in the first peak of the pandemic in July 2020, according to state data.
The infectious Omicron strain of COVID-19 has deluged Cooke County, filling up hospital beds and causing staffing shortages in local schools.
The omicron variant of COVID19 doesn’t appear to have hit Cooke County – yet, but state officials ask residents to remain vigilant against the disease.
AUSTIN – A failure in oversight and enforcement is driving a rise in facility-initiated discharges in Texas long-term care facilities, but the extent remains unknown, experts say.
AUSTIN— Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration for “its illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandate imposed on private businesses,” his office announced Nov. 5.
AUSTIN -- With final approval given by Centers for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky, the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is set to go into Texas children’s arms as early as Wednesday, state officials said.
AUSTIN—All eight of the Texas Constitutional amendments on the Nov. 2 ballot received majority votes in favor of the changes, according to unofficial election results.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s shots for 5- to 11-year-olds.
WASHINGTON — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter …
AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law.
North Texas Medical Center is hosting a bus blood drive Thursday. The buses will be in the front parking lot of the hospital, 1900 Hospital Blvd. in Gainesville, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, go to www.carterbloodcare.org.
WACO — A Central Texas school district closed its schools until after the Labor Day holiday Tuesday after two teachers died last week of COVID-19.
GAINESVILLE – COVID-19 is still very much on the minds of local leaders, despite last week’s reported drop in active cases.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced an executive order Wednesday banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates regardless of a vaccine’s approval status with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, a milestone that could boost public confidence in the shots and spur more companies, universities and local governments to make vaccinations mandatory.
News broke this week that Gov. Greg Abbott has contracted COVID-19. We, of course, are hoping for his speedy recovery. The state needs his leadership now, as it appears the coronavirus isn’t nearly done with us.
The Texas Supreme Court lightened the load for school leaders who face battles on multiple fronts courtesy of coronavirus and its Delta variant.
Gainesville ISD students returned to class this week, some with masks and others without. District officials reported a smooth first day, with no plans to implement any mask policy that clashes with Gov. Greg Abbott's prohibition on such local order.
GAINESVILLE – COVID-19 is overwhelming local hospitals and healthcare providers, according to Cooke County officials.
Local officials are watching the medical care capacity at NTMC and around Cooke County, as COVID-19 makes its comeback across Texas and much of the nation.
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Gov. Greg Abbott and the state of Texas from ordering state troopers to pull over drivers transporting migrants “who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19.”
When the nation shut down because of the pandemic, couples planning to exchange vows were left scrambling to make new plans. Some postponed their weddings, while others opted for smaller, more intimate ceremonies.
An employee at Gainesville State School recently tested positive for the coronavirus, officials with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department announced.
Texas businesses that require customers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will be denied state contracts and could lose their licenses or operating permits under legislation Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Monday.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that public schools can no longer require masks on their campuses starting June 5. The decision was part of a new executive order that bans government entities in Texas — like cities and counties — from mandating masks in the fight against the coronavirus p…
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.
COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer’s shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall.
The Texas Senate passed a measure Wednesday to permanently allow Texans to purchase alcohol to go from restaurants, advancing a shared goal of Gov. Greg Abbott and restaurateurs.
Texas’s top state leaders announced Wednesday they are releasing $11.2 billion out of nearly $18 billion available in federal pandemic relief funding that has been dedicated for the state’s public schools.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.
Texas health officials on Friday told vaccine providers across the state that they could resume using the one-dose COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine in all adult recipients after a federal health advisory panel recommended it be reinstated. The recommendation came 11 days after use of t…
State health officials asked Texas vaccine providers to pause their use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine early Tuesday after U.S. health officials recommended that states temporarily stop distributing the vaccine “out of an abundance of caution.”
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John Richard Rowell Jr., 69, of Valley View, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Richard was born August 17, 1952 in Oklahoma City, OK to the late Joh Richard Rowell, Sr. and his wife, Zora Mae Godwin. A graduate of H. Grady Spruce in Dallas, he joined the Southern Pacific Rail…
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