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…

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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.

The filing period to have a spot on the March 2020 primary ballot has ended and county party leaders have announced those seeking office.

The North Central Texas College Foundation announced it’s accepting nominations for two awards to be presented at the annual NCTC Foundation Gala in February 2020.


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 …

County officials on Monday approved plans to move early voting back to the Cooke County Courthouse Annex for the spring 2020 primary elections.

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Dec. 6, announced winners of various awards for the lighted Christmas parade the chamber hosted Thursday.

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 Cooke County AgriLife Extension and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cooke County are teaming up to ensure area kids in car seats are buckled up safely.


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.

City officials have agreed to fund several new master planning studies for a total of $430,000.

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.

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

The PenTex Classic Charitable Golf Tournament this year raised $20,814 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cooke County, the electric cooperative announced Wednesday.

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.

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:

County commissioners approved a rezone and preliminary plat this week for a new eight-lot subdivision near Valley View.

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

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…