Free coronavirus testing will be available to those who exhibit symptoms of the illness tomorrow, Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. However, you must register for an appointment.

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An investigation into a Memorial Day weekend house fire is underway, Gainesville Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Tamara Sieger said Tuesday afternoon, May 26.


The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reopened some of its regional service centers beginning Tuesday, May 26, with new office health and safety procedures in place.


The Texas Department of Public Safety announced it will begin reopening driver license offices soon by appointment only and with limited services.


Michelle Mitcheltree bends to pick up branches from a tree in her yard Saturday, May 23, along Farm-to-Market Road 2071 just south of Anthony Street in Gainesville. In the background, line workers were repairing one of numerous power outages reported throughout town and around Cooke County.

Proposals to upgrade the county’s radio communications made it to the chopping block after being placed on the Cooke County Commissioners’ Court meeting agenda for the third time in recent weeks.

Cooke County commissioners are set to consider possible action related to two planned county subdivisions when they meet today, Tuesday, May 26, an agenda notice for the 10 a.m. meeting indicates.


Flags on the Cooke County Courthouse lawn wave in the wind Friday morning, May 22. The flags were placed at the corner of Main and Dixon streets by Home Hospice of Cooke County representatives Nancy Jackson and Tamera Whitlow to remember fallen soldiers for Memorial Day. At 10 a.m. on Memori…

With people working from home and kids staying home from school during the recent coronavirus pandemic, streaming and internet usage is increasing dramatically.

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WinStar World Casino and Resort, Border Casino and all other gaming facilities owned by the Chickasaw Nation will open at 25% of capacity at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, Chickasaw Gov. Bill Anoatubby announced Friday, May 22, in a press release.

Gas prices in the Texoma region are up another eight cents this week, AAA Texas announced in its Weekend Gas Watch. That marks three straight weeks of increases after deep declines stemming from the oil and gas industry slowdown and a dropoff in demand as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered b…

Board members of Muenster Hospital District will hear an update on a Paycheck Protection Program loan application at the board’s next meeting Wednesday, May 27.


Texas Juvenile Justice Department Executive Director Camille Cain announced Tuesday, May 19, that a youth development coach at Gainesville State School has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Whitesboro High School’s graduating seniors are set to take to the streets Friday, May 22, for a parade in their honor.

The Gainesville High School prom is still planned for June 20, but Gainesville Independent School District Superintendent DesMontes Stewart said at Monday’s school board meeting that plans are still kind of in limbo regarding prom.

Gainesville senior Tucker Craft will miss many facets of high school, but he appreciates everything he was able to experience.

A 56-year-old Gainesville man remained in custody at the Cooke County Jail on Monday, May 18, after he reportedly threatened to shoot his girlfriend, according to law enforcement.

Tommy is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He is a sweet boy that loves attention and cuddles. He purrs as soon as you touch him and loves to lay on the couch with a blanket.

Gainesville High School seniors Nelson Tonche and Pedro Enriquez leave a giveaway event at the conclusion of a senior brunch Saturday, May 16, at Liberty Crossing on I-35. Parents hosted the meal and gift giveaway for graduating seniors.

As of Friday, May 15, no one who has tested positive for the coronavirus in Cooke County has required hospitalization, according to Cooke County COVID-19 Joint Information Center spokeswoman Kristi Rigsby.

Gov. Greg Abbott recently directed local health institutions to test 100% of residents and staff in Texas nursing homes and Cooke County nursing homes are on board for the impending testing.

As of late Thursday morning, May 14, Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert said he has not had any coronavirus cases at the Cooke County Jail.

The discussion on upgrading the county’s radio communications is set to continue at 10 a.m. Monday, May 18, according to Cooke County Judge Jason Brinkley.

Gas prices in the Texoma region rose 19 cents this week as local businesses slowly began reopening, bringing workers and consumers back on the roads.

A family gets excited for an icy treat earlier this week at SnoBall, 517 E. California St. The business not only has its usual walkup ordering option but a drive-thru now, as well.

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