The question of whether or not to keep the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Cooke County Courthouse grounds might end up on the November ballot.
Gainesville Mayor Jim Goldsworthy invites people to come out Monday, Aug. 10, and talk about the Confederate monument at Leonard Park and the state of the community.
Cooke County commissioners are set to consider proposing a tax rate for fiscal year 2021 when they meet Monday, Aug. 10, an agenda notice for the 10 a.m. meeting indicates.
The Gainesville State School no longer has any active cases of the coronavirus, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department announced.
North Central Texas College recently announced it’ll be allowing students to take courses online or in a combination online/face-to-face format as well as in person this fall.
About 30 people had gathered at the Cooke County Courthouse just before 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, for a protest around the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on courthouse grounds, 101 S. Dixon St. Organizer Victoria Sicking said the protest had two purposes — one, to advocate for keepin…
Progress is being made at the construction site of the new Valley Creek Church on Culberson Street in Gainesville. You can hear a crew working on the roof Tuesday, Aug. 4, in this video. The church is looking to open the facility this year, according to an opening announcement on the church’…
Marchers protesting against racial injustice walked from B.P.Douglas Park to the Cooke County Courthouse on Sunday evening. The Aug. 2 protest organized by PRO Gainesville called for removal of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument from Cooke County Courthouse grounds. It drew around…
A host of Gainesville businesses received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program ranging from $150,000 to up to $5 million, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
About 25 protesters stood on the sidewalk in the 100 block of California Street on Thursday evening, July 30, to raise awareness about child sex trafficking. Leah Hess, who organized the protest, said it was planned to coincide with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which the United …
The Gainesville Independent School District’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year is down 5%, according to Finance Director Alyce Greer.
Incumbent legislator Connie Barker, Marietta, won the race to fill Pickens District Seat 2 of the Chickasaw Nation Legislature in the tribal government’s 2020 election.
Below is a list of selected legislative actions recently taken by national legislators who represent Cooke County. Vote records were provided by VoteSmart.org.
Gainesville Independent Superintendent DesMontes Stewart says waiving the grade promotion requirement for some students taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test this school year will give teachers a bit of a breather.
The deadline is nearing for Cooke County businesses and residents to apply help from the U.S. Small Business Administration to recover from Memorial Day weekend severe weather, the agency recently announced.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge handed Oklahoma’s governor a stinging defeat Tuesday, ruling that the state’s gaming compacts with Native American tribes do in fact automatically renew.
About three dozen protesters with placards occupied the Cooke County Courthouse steps Saturday, July 25, to support removing the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument from courthouse grounds. Several dozen counter-protesters also turned out to advocate leaving the monument where it is. S…
Fritz is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He’s an energetic boy, always on the move and curious about his surroundings. He loves to meet new people and appreciates getting attention. He knows sit and will come up to you and sit in front of you so he can be petted. His exuberant…
Gainesville Fire-Rescue firefighters have officially moved into their new home at 308 Culberson St. To celebrate the new Fire Station No. 3, a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration is slated for 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in conjunction with a 9/11 Remembrance and Retiree Brick Dedicati…
Members of the Gainesville Independent School District Board of Trustees are set to discuss the district’s budget and tax rate for the 2020-2021 fiscal year Monday, July 27, according to school officials.
Cooke County commissioners are set to consider possible action on a proposed county budget and tax rate for the 2020-2021 fiscal year when they meet Monday, July 27, an agenda notice for the 10 a.m. meeting indicates.
This Week's Circulars
Debra Elizabeth Putnam, daughter of the late Gene Murphy and survived by her mother Lois Murphy, was born December 30, 1957 in Tunica, Mississippi. She was a graduate of Central High School, in San Angelo, Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Angelo State University and went on…
- BREAKING: Cooke County judge states he'll call for public vote on Confederate monument
- County reports 5th death linked to COVID-19
- PHOTO: Twofold protest
- Henry gets local GOP’s nod for Precinct 1 JP
- Recycling service could expand to Cooke Co.
- Era Hornets not getting ahead of themselves as football starts
- Muenster expecting intensity to ramp up
- FULL REPORT: County judge seeks vote on Confederate monument; poll question could be on November ballot
- SBA: 55 local businesses got PPP funds
- City talks 2021 taxes: Gainesville council members propose lower rate
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