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Gainesville Independent School District will host another substitute teacher orientation from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 28. Attendees will have their temperature taken at entry, will be socially distanced and are required to wear masks, according to a GISD press release.

Starting Saturday, Feb. 6, the Cooke County Library will increase operating hours.

Members of the Muenster Hospital Board of Directors are expected to consider and accept Muenster Memorial Hospital CEO Brian Roland's resignation this week.

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The Thursday, Jan. 21, blood drive at the Gainesville Civic Center benefiting Carter BloodCare was a huge success, according to event coordinator Tamara Grimes-Sieger. During the drive, 34 units of plasma and 57 units of blood were collected. The next drive is slated from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p…

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Republicans David Spiller, 59, and Craig Carter, 41, are headed to a runoff after they nabbed the most votes for the specially called Texas House District 68 race, unofficial election results show.

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Cooke County political party leaders said they hoped to see the administration of newly inaugurated President Joe Biden make addressing the COVID-19 pandemic a priority.

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After hours of candidate interviews and sleeping on the matter, members of the Cooke County Commissioners' Court unanimously agreed Thursday morning, Jan. 21, to appoint Steve Starnes as the new county judge.

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Members of the Cooke County Commissioners’ Court unanimously agreed to appoint Steve Starnes as the new county judge. More details to follow. 

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Who the next county judge is remains unknown after members of the Cooke County Commissioners' Court decided to postpone the appointment Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 20.

Before former Cooke County Precinct 3 Commissioner John Klement's term ended, he claimed County Road 365 was one of the best roads in the county, if not the best.

If you have ever aspired to serve on a governing body, now's the time to throw your hat into the ring.

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Gainesville Junior High School eighth grader Amira Khan took home top honors in the Gainesville Independent School District Spelling Bee Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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Now that 2020 is in the rearview mirror, several developing issues could shape up to become big news in 2021. Four issues likely to impact Cooke County residents this year are summarized here.

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Despite many battling financial hurdles during the ongoing pandemic, the Cooke County Junior Livestock Show's premium sale this past weekend raised 13% more than it did in 2020, officials said.

Before former Cooke County Precinct 3 Commissioner John Klement's term ended, he claimed County Road 365 was one of the best roads in the county, if not the best.

Earlier this morning a gas leak was detected at Gainesville High School and the following message sent from Gainesville Independent School District at 12:49 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, is an update to that report:

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department's annual Kids’ Trout Fishing Derby at Keneteso Park is a no-go.

In his maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Amarillo, called for unity and healing rather than impeaching President Donald Trump.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Districts can skip the mandatory two-week quarantine for teachers and students as long as they’re following COVID-19 safety protocols such as mask-wearing and social distancing, health officials said Tuesday.

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North Texas Medical Center will be using the waiting list being compiled by Cooke County to schedule vaccinations for COVID-19 when the hospital receives more doses of vaccine, according to a statement from the hospital Wednesday morning, Jan. 13.

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Cooke County has launched an online registration portal for residents wanting to get on a waiting list for a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the pandemic coronavirus.

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The new member of U.S. Congress representing Cooke County and surrounding areas says he won't back the current effort to impeach President Donald Trump.

First United Bank recently donated $25,000 to improve B.P. Douglas Park on Gainesville's northwest side. Community Parks of Gainesville Texas Inc., a nonprofit that focuses on improving parks in Gainesville, is collecting donations to improve the park. The group is planning on donating a pla…

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About 60 people filled a room at Cross Timbers Church in Valley View on Thursday evening, Jan. 7, to hear from the four Republican candidates on the ballot for the Texas House District 68 special election.

Incoming state Sen. Drew Springer was sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 6, to represent state Senate District 30. Gov. Greg Abbott administered the oath of office during a ceremony in the governor's mansion.

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Wren is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! She gets excited meeting new people and loves going outside. Wren seems to do well with bear hugs and does not mind being held. She is energetic and likes toys; her favorite game with you is to fetch the ball and drop it in front of you …

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