A clear choice emerges
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.
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…
Twenty years ago, on a Tuesday morning in September, people were at work. Kids in school. Tourists sightseeing. Moms grocery shopping. Travelers boarding flights.
News broke this week that Gov. Greg Abbott has contracted COVID-19. We, of course, are hoping for his speedy recovery. The state needs his leadership now, as it appears the coronavirus isn’t nearly done with us.
Last Saturday, March 20, was fine weather for a fine cause: Tearing down old equipment at B.P. Douglas Park in anticipation of delivery and installation of an all-new playground later this spring.
Elderly Texans are among the most vulnerable in our state to COVID-19 and stand to benefit the most from receiving a vaccine for the pandemic disease. But the way we've gone about administering those vaccines is leaving many of them behind.
When Mary Carpenter took over the Gainesville post office just five years after its founding, she would’ve been one of a tiny minority of female postmasters ensuring that the country’s mail was carried safely to its destination. But she became part of a longstanding legacy of women serving t…
The bitter cold may be gone but its effects remain: Households are now dealing with damage from burst water pipes and days without electricity.
As members of the 87th Texas Legislature are busy with the state’s business, we hope they’ll keep your interest in government transparency and accountability at the forefront.
Today wraps up the second annual National News Literacy Week. It’s an opportunity to test your awareness of what’s news and what isn’t – so if keeping up with the news were a quiz, how well do you think you’d do?
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve heard from doctors, nurses and hospital administrators who are pleading with the public to help them push through the current wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
At the end of each year, the Register publishes a roundup of the year’s top stories. We have relied in some years on statistics from our website, listing the stories that have received the most attention from readers. But for the past two years, and again in today’s edition, we did something…
Editor’s note: According to Newseum, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. Francis Pharcellus Church’s piece has since become the most reprinted newspaper editorial in history. Here it is:
Every so often, we all need a reset. Sometimes it’s a new job, a new home or a much-needed vacation. That change of scenery can do wonders for you mentally.
Monday, Sept. 7, marks the nation’s 126th observance of Labor Day. This year, the day carries unique meaning as our labor force battles to maintain some economic stability while dealing with the risks of the pandemic coronavirus.
The first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution, like the rest of the Bill of Rights, are meant to guard individual liberties from government overreach.
It’s no secret that local residents are having numerous conversations surrounding topics they’re passionate about. Whether you’ve attended one of the recent protests, followed our reporting about them or discussed hot-button subjects on social media, you’ve probably seen a few strong opinion…
We regularly use this space to encourage you, as a resident of Gainesville or Cooke County, to get involved in the civic life of your community.
This year’s back-to-school season is unlike any we’ve experienced yet. On top of our normal excitement and anxieties, we’re confronting changes made necessary by the continued spread of the pandemic coronavirus.
Much of the debate around reopening schools this fall has been framed in absolutes. We cannot risk people’s health and their lives by filling up classrooms while the coronavirus pandemic rages. We cannot afford to have children lose any more instruction time, or go any longer without the con…
Our members of Congress will soon be asked to consider two bills that could directly affect your local news sources. As the editorial board of the Gainesville Daily Register, we hope you’ll consider urging U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry and U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to lend their support…
We’ve said it before. Until effective treatments are widespread or a vaccine is developed for the coronavirus, it’s important to wear a mask anytime you cannot keep some distance from people you don’t live with. Among other reasons, that’s because masks are one of our best guards against ano…
We were pleased to see the number of people who turned out for Wednesday night’s prayer vigil for the family of George Floyd, the Houston native killed early last week during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Organizers believe up to 500 people were there, including representatives from l…
In order to vote in this summer’s Republican and Democratic Party runoff elections on July 14, you must be registered to vote by Monday, June 15, as we reported earlier this week.
“Nurses are reluctant to call themselves heroes,” the Texas Nurses Association admitted earlier this month. But as the industry observes National Nurses Month this May, it’s clearer than ever that the moniker is deserved.
This Mother’s Day weekend, we want to extend an extra-special kudos to mothers — especially single moms — balancing their responsibilities at home and at work with their children’s care and education.
This week, we announced some changes to our print publication schedule that were surely no surprise to many readers. We’re feeling the economic effects of COVID-19, as we explained earlier this week, on top of the already challenging environment for local news publications.
This week, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, to be a pandemic. Officials confirmed cases in Collin County, then in Dallas and Tarrant counties, and discovered “community spread” had taken place in Dallas. It’s considered a matter of t…
This Week's Circulars
Bonnie Hammer Robison, 86, of Gainesville, passed away November 23, 2021 in Gainesville. Bonnie was born June 28, 1935 in Leonard, TX. She graduated from Muenster High School and married Doug Robison on December 20, 1953 in Cooke County. Mrs. Robison received her Master's Degree from Texas W…
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