A portion of California Street in Gainesville was closed Wednesday, Dec. 11 for concrete repairs. Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Adele Lewis said the agency has a contractor working on a “long list” of areas with buckled concrete in Cooke County. Motorists can expect random c…
Instructor James Guidry with the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service talks car seat safety with Gainesville resident Yarha Lopez and her 6-month-old son Maximilano on Wednesday, Dec.11 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cooke County.
First-graders Jax Cowden, in front, Adrian Gomez behind Jax, Terrell Franklin next to him and Bentley Ashlock sing along with other classmates from Gainesville’s Thomas A. Edison Elementary School during a visit to the Cooke County Courthouse on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The children sang a series o…
A Cooke County jury sentenced a man to 30 years in prison after he was convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child, District Attorney John Warren said Monday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Amid compact negotiations, Oklahoma’s governor is wagering residents are too smart to be influenced by a decade of philanthropic giving and an aggressive advertising campaigned aimed at swaying public sentiment.
Seven-year-old Jordan Hughley sat calm and still on Judge Janelle Haverkamp’s lap as the judge spoke with his great-aunt, Sherri Edwards, about the responsibilities she was about to take on.
The Area Agency on Aging of Texoma Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers in Cooke and Grayson counties to advocate for residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Butterfinger, left, and Twizzler are the Noah’s Ark Pets of the Week! The 4-month-old males were rescued from the streets along with their two other siblings, who have already been adopted. When they aren’t playing, eating their afternoon treats or loving on you, they settle in for a little …
First State Bank was recently named the 2019 Texas Large Family Business of the Year by the Institute for Family Business at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, the bank announced in a press release.
Gina Insinna-Rice insists she’s not a writer. But with one book under her belt and now a story in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Forgiveness Fix,” the latest “Chicken Soup” collection, the Cooke County resident has been sharing the story she and her son are living to inspire other parents o…
The Grinch-themed “Welcome to Gainesville” Christmas parade steps off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and will travel down California Street between Depot Lane and Weaver Street.
Grayson College announced it’s expanding its free high school equivalency and English language classes in Cooke County with grant funding from the Texas Workforce Commission.
An Oklahoma City man was booked into the Cooke County Jail on Wednesday after fleeing a traffic stop on I-35 on the south edge of Gainesville.
Many dogs spend their time at the side of their owners, helping them exercise or relax, going on adventures, always cheering them up. Some work to save lives and keep us safe.
Gainesville Hospital District board members recently voted to sell North Texas Medical Center’s home health operations to a firm that has taken over management of the operations within the last few weeks.
Be prepared to get frozen this winter as Butterfield Stage Players in Gainesville transports spectators to the magical land of Arendelle.
It’s back and bigger than ever. The 86th annual Gainesville lighted Christmas parade set for Thursday has just over 90 participants signed up, according to the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
City council members will consider giving the green light for a $430,000 contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates LLC at this week’s Gainesville City Council meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The following students were named to the Walnut Bend Independent School District honor roll and perfect attendance record for the second six weeks of the 2019-2020 school year:
Several people remained in jail Monday, Dec. 2, after authorities investigated a meth trafficking ring supplying the drug to Cooke County and nearby counties in Oklahoma, Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert said.
With less than four weeks until Christmas, a host of holiday events are planned to welcome Santa Claus and get kids in the spirit of the season. Here’s a look at what communities in and around Cooke County have in store:
This Week's Circulars
Nancy Kuykendall Minton of Denton, Texas has arrived at her heavenly home after 96 plus years of this earthly life. She was born July 27th, 1923 in Forestburg, Texas to Ernest Kuykendall and Anna Shults Kuykendall. She was born at 8PM on that evening at the family home after her mom cooked s…
Kayla Amber Castle, 24, passed away at her residence on December 7, 2019, in Gainesville, Texas. Born on April 15, 1995 in Gainesville, she was the daughter of Glenda Johnston and Nathan "D. J." Bell. She attended Gainesville schools and NCTC. Kayla was an accountant for Prime Morris in Vall…
Memorial service for Phillip David Dale Mack, 66, of Gainesville, are set for 2:00 PM Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends after the service. Phillip was born on July 27, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to Obie Lee Mack and Ruby…
Alice Juanita Gaston, 88, of Callisburg, Texas, passed away on December 7, 2019, at her home. A service is planned for Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Callisburg Church of Christ, with burial at the Callisburg Cemetery. A time of visitation with family and friends will be h…
- Man gets 30 years on child abuse charge
- Salving her soul: Local ‘Chicken Soup’ story author writes from experience
- Forming families: Cooke County hosts first-ever adoption day
- Accused in hit-and-run faces new trial date
- Police blotter through Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
- Valley View advances to state semifinal game
- Chamber names parade winners
- OK gov, tribes battling for public sentiment
- Gainesville’s Rains signs with Southern Arkansas
- Attorney: Former Muenster teacher pleads guilty, is 'ashamed'