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Lack of clarity in how Congress counts presidential electoral votes was highlighted in recent public hearings held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Lawmakers and witnesses in those hearings also focused on how ambiguities in existing…

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We at the Register have been busy following the big state and national issues that seem to be popping up more and more and more in recent weeks. These things affect us all.

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In June 2022, the Texas State Republican Convention adopted a platform urging the Legislature to put a referendum before the people of Texas in November 2023 “to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.”

Being a believer in the citizen’s right to know, I thought I would take in my first City Council meeting, scheduled for Tuesday night.


We at the Register promised back in March that we would keep a watchful eye on the Commissioners Court efforts to expand and improve internet coverage to all corners of Cooke County.

It remains doubtful that whatever action is taken by the Texas Legislature or the Governor, either by Special Session or a Lt. Governor Special Legislative Committee, will make a change of any significance in addressing our current mass shooting woes.

Here we are: another year and another mass murder of innocent Texans by a gunman wielding assault weapons, this time the victims were 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde.


Long gone are the days when a student only had to remember to duck under a desk during a tornado drill. 


I am Sheriff Mike Compton (Retired), and with your permission, I would like to speak to you about a very good friend of mine, John Roane, who is a candidate for the office of Cooke County Judge. I had the privilege of serving as your Cooke County Sheriff for 16 years and during those years I…

The upcoming election for County Judge is one of the most important elections locally in years. Do we want a county judge that has a personal agenda and is influenced by a few, or do we want a county judge that will work on the behalf of the entire county and for the betterment of the county…

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Voters decided Saturday to reject Era and Calliburg’s bond proposals and approved two state constitutional amendments to cut local property tax collections.

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State-by-state battles are heating up in the wake of news that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overrule landmark rulings - Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey - and remove constitutional protection for the right to get an abortion.

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Local voters go back to the polls Saturday to choose who will sit on the Gainesville school board and, in Era and Callisburg, to determine if their schools get fixed up. The weather should be nice and most people are off work, so we here at the Register hope there is strong turnout.

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The high property taxes which dog residents of Cooke County and the rest of Texas go to pay for important stuff, like sewers, cops, firefighters and other public services. They are all as expensive as they are essential; however, the media (myself very much included) and public officials don…

Xiulu Ruan, a board-certified Alabama pain specialist, was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for prescribing opioid analgesics "outside the usual course of professional medical practice." According to the appeals court that upheld his conviction, it did not matter whether he sincerely …

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The Gainesville Daily Register is in the midst of interesting times, just as you are, Dear Reader.

About a week ago, our editor, Mike Eads, asked me to find something that would be just a feel-good Easter piece, possibly something churchrelated.

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The Republican primary for Cooke County Judge has brought up an interesting debate: what to do about parking in downtown Gainesville?

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

Year ends always lend themselves to looks back, both because we all wonder where the year went and newsrooms generate Year in Review packages to cover when employees are trying to use up what’s left of their vacation days.

Over the years I watched others taking action to save the environment. I did not regularly recycle. I did not pay attention to how much electricity I was using or how many miles I could have saved by better planning of errands and shopping. I did not take my own shopping bags to the grocery …

It’s somewhat gratifying that Congress and the White House are at least attempting to address the issue of drug costs. It’s simply not right when rising out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy counter are forcing some Texans to choose between buying food and purchasing lifesaving medications lik…

Spreading a message of hope and opportunity, the Red River Promise is a last dollar scholarship program which seeks to reduce financial barriers and provide support for students to succeed in college, career and life. The scholarship pays any balance of tuition not covered by federal or stat…

As we prepare to hear the results of our 2021 bond election for a new middle school on Tuesday, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their contributions to this process.

Gainesville ISD wanted $35 million last year during Covid and didn't pursue it. This year the price tag is $70 million. The economy is still depressed here and there are employment problems. This 25% property tax increase is for facilities and “stuff”, not for teachers pay raises.

The state legislature, now meeting in its third (?!?) special session of the year in Austin, is putting the finishing touches on new electoral districts for the state Senate, state House, state Board of Education and U.S. House seats representing the state.

The Aspen Institute, a national leader in the student success agenda, posits that community colleges play a critical role in workforce development.

There are two local initiatives on the Nov. 2 ballot that could affect some property owners. The people promoting them are hosting town hall meetings this month to discuss the hows, whats, whens and whys of these proposals. The Register hopes voters will avail themselves of these opportuniti…

Gloves, gowns, masks and other personal protective equipment assist in protecting us from COVID-19, but they can’t shield us completely. Nothing can protect us from the pain and anguish we feel watching patients suffer and die from this terrible virus.

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Coronavirus cases appear to have leveled off in local schools, as the current week’s numbers stayed in line with last week. That’s good, but we need those numbers to start going back down.

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Twenty years ago, on a Tuesday morning in September, people were at work. Kids in school. Tourists sightseeing. Moms grocery shopping. Travelers boarding flights.

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