Crews work on the roof of a recently placed bathroom facility at the Gainesville Farmers Market on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The addition of permanent restrooms was part of the city’s estimated $2.2 million improvement plan for the market.

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Cheers and applause erupted from the council chamber Tuesday evening after a vote by members of the Gainesville City Council paved the way for Volunteers In Service To Others to relocate.

The city of Gainesville’s solid waste transfer station will close on Saturdays during the winter, according to a notice posted on the city website.

November teachers and students of the month at Muenster Independent School District were recently recognized. Pictured from left are: front, sixth-grader Ben Cox and first-grader Amy Coronado; back, elementary Principal Lou Hers, fifth and sixth grade English/language arts teacher Jennifer W…


Law enforcement says a man was shot dead Tuesday evening. A Cooke County man is accused of pulling the trigger.


The California Street exit off northbound I-35 could reopen as early as today, Wednesday Jan. 16, after it was shutdown this week for repairs to the ramp, according to Adele Lewis, spokeswoman with the Texas Department of Transportation.

It’s official. The old justice of the peace building in downtown Valley View no longer belongs to Cooke County.

Gainesville city council members are set to consider the purchase of some real estate at the northwest corner of Farm-to-Market Road 3092 and O’Neal Street during their regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Last week, Gainesville High School senior Matilin Rigsby participated in the UIL Congressional Debate State Tournament in Austin. Known in rounds as Representative Rigsby, Matilin represented GHS, UIL District 9 and ESC Region 11. Rigsby to the second day of session and ended the final sessi…

Comet is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He’s a 4.6-year-old neutered male Golden Retriever with a laid-back personality and genetle nature. While he loves getting attention, he is just as happy lounging around the house or roaming out in the yard; he may prefer a place withou…

Texas officials announced Monday, Jan. 14, that the state is providing February food benefits early to thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients.


Molly Fisher, above, with Muenster 4-H, took home reserve champion for her crossbred swine Friday, Jan. 11, at the Cooke County Junior Livestock Show. Below, Brooke Purcell, Valley View FFA, and Elliott Rohrbough, Callisburg FFA, show their swine Friday at the Cooke County Fairgrounds, 1901 …

This month’s sales tax allocation for the city of Lindsay is down more than 18 percent from last January, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office.

Candidate registration packets for the upcoming May elections are now available for pickup.

More than 150 people took part in hikes at Ray Roberts Lake State Park on New Year’s Day, a spokesman for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said.

A 21-year-old Gainesville man remained in the Cooke County Jail Thursday after he led authorities on a brief pursuit earlier this week.


Savannah Roessler, Cooke County 4-H Club member, participates in the cattle portion of the Cooke County Junior Livestock Show on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Cooke County Fairgrounds, 1901 Justice Center Blvd., in Gainesville.

Gainesville-based Trident Process Systems LLC is expanding.

Lynn Burge, a former teacher at Muenster High School accused of having sex with students, could be stepping into the courtroom soon.

As more credit card skimming devices are being found across the country, local law enforcement is advising residents to take steps to protect themselves from having their financial information stolen.


Miguel Chavez, left, and Jose Hamacho with CAP Concrete pour the stage at the Gainesville farmers market lot just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. The Grand Prairie-based company is a subcontractor with Schmoldt Construction for the farmers market improvements. Work at the lot is expected to…

North Texas Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Tom Sledge says the changeover at the hospital has “gone really smooth.”


Construction workers ready the new stage at the farmers market in downtown Gainesville on Tuesday, Jan. 8 for its first concrete pour Wednesday, Jan. 9.

In three months, recipients of the nation’s highest military decoration will arrive in Gainesville for the Medal of Honor Host City Program, and preparations are already underway for the program’s annual parade.


Matthew Spaeth, Lindsay 4-H, competes with his horse Fulton in the equine portion of the Cooke County Junior Livestock Show on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Cooke County Fairgrounds. The equine show kicked off the annual livestock competition. After a brief hiatus, the event picks back up at 10 a.…

A 25-year-old man who reportedly kicked an Oak Ridge police officer in the face and attempted to take a Taser from a deputy with the Cooke County Sheriff’s Office last week remained in custody at the Cooke County Jail Monday, Jan. 7.

Cooke County employees will be required to wear identification soon.

Black is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He’s a 10-year-old male dog whose owner entered the Army and had to surrender his friend. Black loves attention, being outside, going on walks and chasing toys. He would do well by himself, but if you have another dog he should meet the…


The first baby of the new year was in a little bit of a hurry to get here.

A familiar face at the Cooke County Courthouse has retired.

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