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The North Texas Medical Center Foundation will host the 24th annual Halloween Hustle Saturday, Oct. 30, at 8 a.m.

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AUSTIN — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state.

Gainesville hits the road for a must-win game Friday night.

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Indian Creek fire officials are hosting one last public meeting to share information and answer questions about the proposed Emergency Services District No. 1 that voters in eastern Cooke County will decide on Nov. 2.

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WASHINGTON — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.

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DALLAS -- When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off.

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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.

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The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late Friday temporarily allowed Texas’ near-total abortion ban — the strictest in the nation — to again be enforced after freezing a federal judge’s temporary block of the law. The state appealed the order just two days after it was issued.

GAINESVILLE — The largest state community banking association in the nation honored First State Bank in September

Gainesville Depot Day runs Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Gainesville. Plans include a car show, Kids’ Zone and games and a food truck challenge. Live music will be provided by the The Honkateers, Bad Habit, Jason Kyle Band and more. Check gainesvillecofc.com/de…

There are two local initiatives on the Nov. 2 ballot that could affect some property owners. The people promoting them are hosting town hall meetings this month to discuss the hows, whats, whens and whys of these proposals. The Register hopes voters will avail themselves of these opportuniti…

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A federal judge temporarily blocked Texas’ near-total abortion ban Wednesday as part of a lawsuit the Biden administration launched against the state over its new law that bars abortions as early as six weeks of pregnancy.

Texas House members on Thursday released the first proposal for a new map redrawing the chamber's 150-member districts. The initial draft would both increase Republicans' strength across the state and the number of districts in which white residents make up a majority of eligible voters.

Culpepper Plumbing & Air Conditioning Inc. is the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month for September. The company opened its doors in 1953, and has provided service to the North Texas area ever since. They can service all makes and models, commercial and residenti…

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Triple C Bounce Rentals of Valley View has joined the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The company is owned and operated by Matt, Ashley and Rickey Collett, and is based in Valley View. Bounce houses, combination units and slides are inspected before and after each rental for any mainte…

The Chickasaw Nation is seeking Chickasaw Lighthorse officers for the Ada, Newcastle, and WinStar precincts, and dispatchers to serve the Ada area. Open interviews and physical testing will be conducted at the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Department, 1130 W. Main in Ada, Thursday, Sept. 30, a…

Callisburg Volunteer Fire Department will host a barbecue and auction Saturday, at the station, 116 McDaniel St. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., followed by the auction at 7 p.m. Adult plates will cost $12, children $6 and two and under eat for free.

Gloves, gowns, masks and other personal protective equipment assist in protecting us from COVID-19, but they can’t shield us completely. Nothing can protect us from the pain and anguish we feel watching patients suffer and die from this terrible virus.

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The Cooke County Fair Association hosted a ribbon cutting for its barn on U.S. 82 as part of its 150th birthday celebration Saturday night. Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Morgan Tobias directs tra-c ahead of the ribbon cutting; Gainesville Mayor Tommy Moore thanked t…

Helen Loch, Ginger Herrmann, Ann Hanna, Beverly Woodlock and La Faun Brock are some of the ladies of United Methodist Women working on Whaley Methodist Garage Sale, Sept. 30-Oct.1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual sale will feature furniture to kitchen ware to collectibles. This year there i…

The Gainesville High School Key Club recently presented a check for $600 to Ginger Johnson of Abigail’s Arms.

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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.

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Organizers are busy Friday at the Cooke County Fairgrounds, setting up for Saturday night's ribbon cutting for the barn. The structure, which has taken years to enclose, will be shown off as part of the Cooke County Fair Association's 150th anniversary celebration. The event kicks off at 6:3…

The Ritz is the newest member of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Located at 108 N. Commerce St. on the corner of the square, the shop offers exclusive product lines, gifts and items with local flair. – candles, diffusers, luxurious soap and more, according to owner Rachel Howe. It …

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Gainesville High School's Homecoming Court has been named ahead of Friday night’s game against Van Alstyne. The King and Queen will be announced at halftime.

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Coronavirus cases appear to have leveled off in local schools, as the current week’s numbers stayed in line with last week. That’s good, but we need those numbers to start going back down.

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