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Bryan Hoenig, left, donates blood during a Carter BloodCare emergency drive Friday, March 27. A total of 65 donors turned out for the drive, co-hosted by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Fire-Rescue and the city government.

Era resident Amanda Riley was recently promoted to vice president of lending at 4U Credit Union, the institution’s CEO, Don Wood, and its board of directors announced in a press release.

Shilo is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! She is well behaved and family-oriented. She gets excited for walks, is potty trained and will try to wait till it’s time to go outside. She enjoys wandering the yard and relaxing outdoors when the weather is right. Shilo gets along wit…

Texas Health and Human Services announced this week that SNAP and Medicaid benefit renewals currently due will automatically be renewed so existing clients can keep coverage during the COVID-19 public health crisis.


Gainesville Independent School District announced today, Monday, March 30, that the district and other Cooke County schools are planning to remain closed through Friday, April 17.

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Medal of Honor recipient Bennie G. Adkins, 86, is fighting for his life after recently testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced that Texas county offices are open in by phone appointment only until further notice


Members of the Gainesville Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed this week to postpone the district’s May 2 elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Bekki Jones directs cars during a drive-thru mobile food pantry shortly before noon Wednesday, March 25, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cooke County, 315 N. Denton St. Jones, executive director at VISTO, said it was the food pantry’s first ever drive-through mobile pantry and traffic was s…

Walnut Bend school board members on Tuesday appointed a new board member to fill a vacancy and took care of other matters at its regular meeting.


Looking for something to do to make a difference? If you are able, give blood, officials say.

The North Central Texas College board of trustees on Monday night voted to grant NCTC Chancellor Brent Wallace the authority “to make key operational decisions” without the board having to meet to vote its approval, college spokeswoman Elizabeth Abu said in an email Tuesday, March 24.


North Texas Medical Center has suspended visitation at its facility, the hospital announced Tuesday, March 24. 


Members of the Gainesville Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved postponing the district's May 2 elections Monday, March 23, due to COVID-19.


As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it, according to the Better Business Bureau.

Gainesville City Council will consider whether to extend its COVID-19 disaster declaration at a special called teleconference meeting set for Wednesday, March 25.

Cooke County started the year with near record-low unemployment for the post-holiday season, the latest workforce data indicate.

The Gainesville High School Redcoat Band recently earned the Class A Sweepstakes, a distinguished University Interscholastic League award, when it traveled to Krum High School on March 4 to compete in the Region 2 UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest.

Mr. Wriggles is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He will meet you at the door when you arrive home, wriggling his booty with how happy he is to see you, hence the name. He is playfully active and loves to run around outside, especially if you have a big backyard. He would make …


The novel coronavirus pandemic has prompted many closures and cancellations, including the postponement of Gainesville High School’s senior prom.


The Texas Department of Public Safety has closed driver license offices until further notice and is extending the expiration date of Texas identification cards, driver licenses, commercial DLs and election identification certificates.

When two inspectors showed up at a juvenile prison in north Texas late last year, they heard about kids beating each other up, recruiting for gangs and dismantling their cinder-block cells. One kid had begun extorting his peers so he could hoard basic hygiene supplies; another said he was so…

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On Friday, March 27, 2020 Charles (Chuck) Edward Richter III, 65, of Gainesville passed from this life after a lengthy illness. No formal visitation or services are planned. Chuck was born on March 7, 1955 in Camden, New Jersey to Charles Edward Richter, Jr and Florence Mary (DuPell) Richter…