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The Gainesville City Council has approved a new plan for electoral ward boundaries and is mulling a May municipal election in line with Cooke County.

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On February 24, 1992, the doors of the Stanford House opened to the citizens 55 and over of Gainesville and surrounding area for use as a senior activity center. As noted in Stanford archives, a 10th Anniversary Reception and Open House Celebration was held Feb. 24, 2002, under the direction…

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COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise, but emergency room visits may be leveling off, according to Cooke County Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Fletcher

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Texas saw its hottest December since 1889, with an average daily temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the state’s climatologist. That’s roughly 12 degrees warmer than the average Texas December during the 20th century.

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AUSTIN — There are more Texans hospitalized with COVID-19 than in the first peak of the pandemic in July 2020, according to state data.

Pastors Arthur and Johnna Green of River Alive Church will host worship Sunday at the State Theater in downtown Gainesville. The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. service, which is being held at the theater due to construction on church. It can be viewed at www.facebook.com/RiverALIVEchurc…

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These past three years have been the hardest years of my entire 24-year career as a nurse.

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The infectious Omicron strain of COVID-19 has deluged Cooke County, filling up hospital beds and causing staffing shortages in local schools.

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott kicked off his campaign for a third term as Texas governor over the weekend, making new promises should he be elected again in November.

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COVID-19 is surging across Cooke County and Texas again, this time fueled by the recently identified Omicron variant.

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Adelaide Mae Perry was the first newborn of 2022 in Cooke County, born Monday at North Texas Medical Center at 7:34 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz., and was 20 inches in length, according to hospital officials.

Cooke County and its neighbors will see well-below temperatures for the next few days, with high winds blowing in the colder air Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Gary Franklin has joined the race for the Republican nomination for the state House District 68 seat, which is up for grabs in March.

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The omicron variant of COVID19 doesn’t appear to have hit Cooke County – yet, but state officials ask residents to remain vigilant against the disease.

Incumbent Steve Starnes has announced his intent to run for a full term as Cooke County Judge. Starnes was appointed to the position in January 2021 to fill the vacancy created by Jason Brinkley’s resignation to run for another office.

The Callisburg High School Robotics team traveled to Marcus High School for their first qualifying meet last weekend. The team battled back from a bad start to make it to the finals and come away with a first place prize. The team members also won an award for best robot design. Callisburg i…

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The Hays House Western Heritage Museum, 1301 E. Pecan St. in Gainesville, will be open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There is no charge, but donations will be welcome. All donations will be gifted to the Morton Museum of Cooke County in downtown Gainesville. The self-guided tour …

North Central Texas College, in coordination with the North Texas Community College Consortium, will host the 2022 Teaching History Conference (TCON) Saturday, Feb. 26, at the University of North Texas Gateway Center.

AUSTIN — The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted a new rule Wednesday related to the critical natural gas facilities that supply fuel to electric generators.

AUSTIN — As Texas continues to gain new residents — as many as 582,000 in 2019 alone — the traditional real estate cycle of busy summers and slower winters has nearly vanished in some Texas communities.

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