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Gainesville police are investigating reports of two weekend shootings, department spokeswoman Belva McClinton said Monday, Feb. 24.


Tulips are in bloom at Texas-Tulips, 10656 Farm-to-Market Road 2931 in Pilot Point. The u-pick farm opened Feb. 19 and will remain open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until early April, according to the farm’s Facebook page. Admission is $5 per person and tulips are $2.50 each.

Gainesville Independent School District Superintendent DesMontes Stewart is getting not only a two-year contract extension, but also a 6% increase in pay.

Tom is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He loves people and being loved on, especially scratches behind his ear. He can get along with other cats as long as he has a spot of his own; he prefers not to cuddle or play with other cats. He’s recovered from an abscess he had when he…

New changes are being proposed for the Texas Department of Transportation’s I-35 expansion project through Valley View.

Cooke County commissioners are set to consider giving the go-ahead for a “Project Safe Neighborhoods” grant through the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of the Governor, according to the agenda for a Monday meeting of the commissioners’ court.


Valley View Mayor Joshua “Josh” Brinkley was once again booked into jail — this time in another county.

Average gas prices in the Texoma region jumped 22 cents this week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

At the Stanford House’s annual Celebrity Sweetheart luncheon, Lawrence Haverkamp, left, of River Valley Health and Rehab, garnered second place; first place winner was Cooke County Precinct 3 Commissioner John Klement, center; and third place went to Mark Middleton, right, of Angels Care Hom…

A work crew from Denton-based Jagoe-Public Co. paves a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 2896 west of Callisburg on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The project is expected to wrap up this summer, a Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman said.

Six people will be vying for one of three seats on the Gainesville Hospital District Board of Directors this May.

Gainesville’s local radio station still can’t get its call letters on a personalized vehicle license plate.

A 43-year-old Gainesville man remained in custody at the Cooke County Jail on Tuesday, Feb. 18, following outcries of sexual assault to a teenage girl.

Three-year-old Jeremiah Mendoza enjoys a ride on the tire swing Monday, Feb. 17, at Leonard Park, 1000 W. California St. Mendoza was visiting the park with his grandma, Gainesville resident Betsy Moreno.

A 31-year-old Minnesota man has been charged in connection with a Cooke County crash that sent two women to the hospital, Texas Highway Patrol Staff Sgt. Mark Tackett said Monday, Feb. 17.

For the first time in more than a decade, the city of Gainesville has a contested council race.

Gainesville Independent School District board members are set to hear presentations related to the school’s May 2 bond election at the GISD board meeting today, Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The man with Gainesville ties that multiple law enforcement agencies were seeking was jailed Friday in Dallas, records show.

A 26-year-old former Gainesville resident pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Denton County this week.

Texas voters casting ballots in the March 3 primary elections or during early voting will be weighing in on 10 Republican ballot propositions and 11 Democratic propositions.

Antonia Belmares ties a necklace around her daughter Nina’s neck during a Valentine’s party Thursday afternoon, Feb. 13, at Gainesville Independent School District’s Head Start campus at 912 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Nina is in Stacie Hall’s pre-kindergarten class. Students in Hall’s class…

For the fifth week in a row, Texoma drivers are paying for the cheapest gas in the state, averages announced Thursday by AAA Texas indicate.


More development could soon be coming to Gainesville Municipal Airport.

Twenty-seven members of the Gainesville High School Redcoat Band are headed to the University Interscholastic League state solo and ensemble contest at the end of May.

Below is a list of selected legislative actions recently taken by national legislators who represent Cooke County. Vote records were provided by VoteSmart.org.

A 45-year-old San Antonio man is awaiting possible indictment after he was recently charged with aggravated robbery, Cooke County District Attorney John Warren said Wednesday, Feb. 12.

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Graveside services for Nella Dean Call, 93, longtime resident of Gainesville, most recently of Montague, are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at New Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday,…