PLANO – A Lake Kiowa, Texas, man has been arrested and charged with international child exploitation crimes in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox announced.                

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Linnie is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! She is a beautiful girl that has a little bit of priss and sass. She will come right up to you so just walk in, have a seat, and let her come to you. She loves being petted and has an audible purr that will fill your ears as you are pe…

Two people were reportedly robbed after attending a party this past weekend, according to Gainesville police.

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State Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, and Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther will face off once again.


Now's the time to cast a ballot for the specially called Senate District 30 election.

PRO Gainesville founder Justin Thompson said he feels the activist group reached a bit of a victory Monday morning.

Election Day for a specially called election is right around the corner.

Those antsy to hug a friend or relative in a nursing home might have to wait a bit longer.

Callisburg Homecoming Court 2020 includes, from left, freshman Madalyn Garza, sophomore Liberty Kirk, junior Logan Noller and senior queen candidates Jessie Smith, Emma Sledge, Angelina Renteria and Libby Wells. Homecoming festivities will take place during halftime of the Thursday, Oct. 1, …

Gainesville police are investigating a report of a Sunday evening aggravated robbery.


The county could soon take ownership of a nearly 20,000-square-foot building catty-corner from the Cooke County Courthouse.

A Valley View Middle School teacher has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a letter posted to the school's social media page Monday, Sept. 21.

Gainesville’s driver license office and others across the region will extend Saturday operations through December to accommodate appointments for driver license or ID card renewals, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Monday, Sept. 21.

The League of Women Voters of Cooke County will sponsor a candidate forum on the radio 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, live on KGAF Radio, FM 92.3 and AM 1580.

Valley View High School crowned its Homecoming King and Queen, Zach Isbell and Harley Dawson, at the Valley View Eagles football game Friday, Sept. 18.

Gainesville’s hospital has added a second obstetrician-gynecologist at its Cooke County Medical Center clinic staff.

The conservative megadonor Tim Dunn is backing Shelley Luther in her Texas Senate bid with a $1 million loan, a large amount for such a race.Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed earlier this year over her refusal to close her business due to coronavirus restrictions, is in a six-way…


Angel Madrid, left, an employee at Abigail’s Arms Cooke County Family Crisis Center, and Abigail’s Arms volunteer Lauren Young get ready to wave signs on California Street at the Cooke County Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 17, for North Texas Giving Day. The nonprofit surpassed its fundraisin…

Cooke County commissioners are planning a special meeting Monday, Sept. 21, to discuss a potential real estate purchase and other matters, an agenda notice for the 10 a.m. meeting indicates.

The board of directors of PenTex Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded grants to 20 area organizations in the electric co-op’s service area, according to a press release.

If you want to speak at a meeting of the Cooke County Commissioners' Court, be sure you stay on topic.

A Texoma college is getting ready to offer training for law enforcement in Cooke and nearby counties on mental health issues.


Gainesville Fire-Rescue personnel were stationed at the U.S. 82 overpass at I-35 Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, as a funeral procession for Fire Chief Chris Kirk of Love County, Oklahoma’s Greenville-Overbrook Volunteer Fire Department passed under. Kirk was also a retired captain with the Lewis…


Cooke County nonprofits are hoping to see donations flow in Thursday, Sept. 17, after taking a financial hit because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Valley View High School students recently chose the following candidates for the school’s homecoming court: from left, Zach Isbell, Jade Studamire, Jayton Polley, Raegan Jackson, Dillon Hodge, Harley Dawson, Dailee Elvington and Jaxon James. Valley View’s homecoming football game is schedule…

Meowgli is the Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! He loves people and is quick to make friends, and enjoys having his head rubbed or being a snuggle buddy. Meowgli should be the only household cat because he is FIV-positive (the cat version of HIV); the virus cannot be spread to huma…

Protesters led by PRO Gainesville activists are seen walking on Lindsay Street just south of Gordon Street. About 75 protesters took to the streets of historic South Gainesville on Sunday evening, Sept. 13, calling for the removal of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the groun…

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