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Electricity outages in Texas could occur again this summer — just a few months after the devastating winter storm that left millions of Texans without power for days — if the state experiences a severe heat wave or drought combined with high demand for power, according to recent assessments …

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2:50 P.M. Gainesville Independent School District spokeswoman Leslie Crutsinger said "the one and only suspect is now in police custody." She said the lockdown at Gainesville Junior High School has been removed and all students and staff are safe.

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For the second day in a row, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas says it’s expecting tight grid conditions again. However, it is not asking for energy conservation at this time.

State health officials asked Texas vaccine providers to pause their use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine early Tuesday after U.S. health officials recommended that states temporarily stop distributing the vaccine “out of an abundance of caution.”

Cinnamon is Noah's Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! She loves to play and is always excited to meet new people. She loves having doggie friends, as well, and plays very well with them. She is an energetic, fun-loving dog that is sure to get you outside enjoying some fresh air and lots of …

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If you haven’t renewed your vehicle’s registration, now is the time.

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Update: Gainesville Fire-Rescue personnel cleared the scene shortly after 2 p.m.

The North Central Texas College Radiologic Technology department is now a member of Lambda Nu, a national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences, the community college district recently announced.

Jackie McLerran, woman first from left, gets ready to toss a bag alongside team mate Randy Fowler during the first cornhole nights event hosted by the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department on April 7, at the Gainesville Farmers Market. There were a dozen teams for the first of a five-w…

A Texas Master Naturalist will discuss butterflies during a virtual event this Saturday hosted by the Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.

Congressmen Ronny Jackson, R-TX, and Jared Golden, D-ME, recently introduced the Elaine M. Checketts Military Families Act of 2021, which would allow service members to keep pre-approved family leave in the tragic event of a child’s death. The military’s current policy terminates service mem…


Thomas A. Edison Elementary School first-grader Cambri Mims hunts for eggs during an Easter egg hunt behind the campus at 1 Edison Drive on Thursday, April 1, according to Gainesville Independent School District spokeswoman Leslie Crutsigner. Students were out of school Friday, April 2, she said.

Buddy is Noah's Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He knows no strangers and is always ready to meet new people. He likes greeting people with a wiggle and lots of love. Buddy is energetic and enjoys getting to go outside to run around the yard and chase toys. He also gets along great with …


Valley View Mayor John Fortenberry is dead.


11:27 a.m. Saturday, April 3: Thirty-five-year-old Adrian Gainus of Dallas was the driver of the Toyota who was killed in Friday's crash, according to Texas Highway Patrol Staff Sgt. Mark Tackett.

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Gainesville Fire-Rescue is on the scene of a crash on northbound I-35 near mile marker 499. Be cautious when traveling. Stay tuned to the Register as additional information becomes available.

In-person jury trials are returning to Cooke County.


Abigail’s Arms Cooke County Family Crisis Center recently announced it’s providing some of its services out of a new second location at 201 Harvey St. The organization’s emergency shelter remains where it’s been for about seven years but nonresidential adult and child services have been oper…

Cooke County 4-H’er Samantha Fisher is taking home a $4,000 scholarship after exhibiting at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo over a year ago.


The wait is over. Starting today, Tuesday, March 30, visitors will be allowed to see inmates at the Cooke County Jail after the ongoing coronavirus pandemic suspended visits for more than a year.

A wanted man who evaded arrest by leading law enforcement on a chase last week before driving into the Red River has yet to be found, Cooke County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Michael “Shawn” Scullin said Monday, March 29.

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As the state's widened vaccine eligibility goes into effect today, Monday, March 29, Cooke County has opened its COVID-19 vaccine waiting list up to all residents ages 18 and up, officials announced.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Data-driven investigative reporting on failed oversight of local jails, scrutiny of sexual assault cases in a university city, and insightful interviews with Black residents in white rural communities highlighted exemplary journalism in the 2020 Best of CNHI editorial contest.


The words “fight, fight” overheard as two Gainesville Independent School District students get ready to duke it out on a school bus this week surfaced on video shared on social media, prompting the district to issue a statement today, Friday, March 26.


A search is underway for a man who fled from Cooke County Sheriff Office personnel overnight and drove into the Red River, Sheriff Ray Sappington said.


Vicki Robertson found out she'd received the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce's highest award the same way everyone else did — when she watched the chamber's virtual award ceremony midday Thursday, March 25, via Facebook Live video.


The Gainesville High School One Act Play “Argonautika” advanced from bi-district competition to the region contest set for April 14. The troupe earned second place in performance and several individual awards were earned at the bi-district level. From left, Melody Rutherford was named outsta…


Winners in Gainesville Independent School District's third annual Spanish spelling bee on March 23 were recently recognized. From left, Daniel Zuniga Carranza, eighth grade, received second place; Miguel Salas, sixth grade, won first place and is eligible for the National Spanish Spelling Be…

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