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A Hellas construction crew works on moisture conditioning the area for new tennis courts at Gainesville High School, 2201 S. I-35, on Friday, Jan. 24. Leslie Crutsinger, district spokeswoman, said the tennis complex is expected to be complete by February’s end.


The work of three students from Valley View High School was recognized during the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Ag Mechanics Competition this week.

OKLAHOMA CITY — As officials move closer to implementing state park entrance fees, several lawmakers want to exempt certain Oklahomans from paying.

Cooke County commissioners will hold a hearing Monday during their regular meeting to solicit public comment on a rezoning request and specific use permit for development of an RV park off I-35 in Valley View.


Sixth grader Joselin Velasquez competes in Gainesville Independent School District’s second annual Spanish spelling bee Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Signups are underway for those interested in applying for a seat on the Gainesville Hospital District Board of Directors.

Drivers in the Texoma region are getting the cheapest gas in the state this week, AAA Texas announced Thursday.

The public is invited to attend Saturday’s unveiling and dedication ceremony of the Gainesville Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at Leonard Park, 1000 W. California St.

Selling dogs and cats in parking lots around town is now a thing of the past.

An investigation into a reported Sunday evening shooting is underway, said Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Belva McClinton.

Two men are out on bond after they were reportedly caught with thousands of dollars worth of marijuana, Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert said.

A 45-year-old man from San Antonio could be facing robbery charges after law enforcement connected him to a weekend robbery in town.

Members of the Cooke County Commissioners’ Court recently decided to rebid the county’s fuel supply services.

Jack is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He’s an energetic small-breed dog weighing 19 pounds. He has been adopted and returned to the shelter twice when the new owners didn’t realize how much energy they’d need taking him for walks or playing with him. He loves attention and a…

The Texas Press Association honored the Gainesville Daily Register with seven awards in its 2018-2019 Texas Better Newspaper Contest, the state newspaper organization announced Saturday, Jan. 18.

The owner of Gainesville’s local radio station says he’s been denied a custom license plate with the station’s call letters on what he considers “silly” grounds.

The Cooke County Commissioners’ Court has called a special meeting next week to consider action regarding on-site sewage facilities and personnel, an agenda notice for the meeting shows.

The Gainesville Police Department is preparing its annual report to the state on race and motor vehicle stops.


An additional meeting lasting roughly two hours still wasn’t enough for the majority of Gainesville Independent School District’s Facilities Steering Committee to decide on a bond proposal.

Gainesville saw a more than 40% dip in sales tax allocations from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s Office this month.

Gainesville High School Redcoat Band had 19 members who passed the requirements to be able to compete in the Association of Texas Small School Bands All-Region Band auditions, the school announced this week.

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

As of Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, the Cooke County Junior Livestock Show premium auction had raised $242,595, show secretary Traci Broom said.

AUSTIN  – Nanette Sissney of Whitesboro, the vice chair of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, has been nominated to serve on the Legislative Committee of the National Council on Teacher Retirement, the TRS announced this week.


A Saturday evening gospel concert at North Central Texas College kicks off three days of free events celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s time. Members of the Gainesville Independent School District’s Facilities Steering Committee are expected to vote on a bond proposal recommendation to bring to members of the school district’s board of trustees.

Max is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He is a 1.5-year-old male domestic shorthair cat. Max weighs about 10.4 pounds and is feline leukemia negative but is positive for feline immunodeficiency virus. He loves to be petted on, scratched and remain in your presence.

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Funeral services for Darrel Hale, 43, of Gainesville, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mr. Hale passed away January 24, 2020 in Gainesville. You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.

A visitation for Don Patterson, 74, of Lake Texoma, will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mr. Patterson passed away January 8, 2020 in Denison. He was born December 3, 1945 in Salem Illinois. Don was the son of Truman and Coze…