My husband had a recent stay at the North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. He went to the ER and then a necessary stay in the hospital. We normally go to Wilson N. Jones in Sherman and have for many years.

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I would like to share with you my experience after seven days with double pneumonia. I found the emergency room doctor to be excellent. The nurses were caring, compassionate and super people. One of my friends saw me through the window and came in to visit me. Her mother and friend were both…

One letter writer to the Gainesville Daily Register (“Are news networks really that biased?” Thursday, Jan. 3) suggested that the news networks aren"t biased because they reported on an illegal alien who killed a police officer. I realize the Democrats do not want this type of information to…

Many people believe that the news media have a liberal bias, but is that really true? Consider last week’s broadcasts on CBS, ABC and NBC. Each network has a half-hour news program each evening. The programs run before prime time, so almost half of the half-hour is devoted to commercials. Th…

Christmas 2018 is fast approaching. I hope, trust and pray that all of us remember the true meaning of Christmas, and make sure the younger generation realizes its meaning. This is so very important, especially in today’s time, when schools and other organizations are taking God and Jesus ou…

Shortly after reading the letter critical of CNN for its coverage of the president (“CNN not the trusted media it calls itself,” Nov. 20), I saw a segment which she (the writer) might have missed. Not fake news; based entirely on film and sound of Trump in and around D.C. and places on his c…

On Nov. 20, a family watched as their 8-year-old daughter was attacked by a dog at large. My heart and my prayers go out to the Bartlett family as they try recover from the attack on every level. After living and working in Gainesville for a few years it has become painfully obvious that cit…

The holidays are upon us, and for many there is no better time of year. However, for the 4.2 million youth who are homeless in the United States each year, the holidays are unlikely to be filled with joy and presents.

I’m 83 years old and have seen a lot of changes, but not for the better. We need to pray for unity. After all, this is the United States of America, united we stand, divided we fall. I am not for any party. I am for the persons that are for my beliefs, that’s who I vote for. People need to q…

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct about calling out the news media as “fake news,” and the “enemy of the people.” CNN has been an enemy of Trump prior to his election, and every day since. “CNN — Most Trusted Name in News” logo is a sham. Their disrespect for the present is unprec…

Thanksgiving will be Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. For the majority of families, Thanksgiving means large gatherings, possible family reunions, heavy feasting, four-day weekends, parades, floats, and of course, football.

Last week I had chest pains while I was getting ready to attend the United Way banquet at the Civic Center. While I was resting in the lobby, several people waved, but Patrick McCage stopped and asked how I was. The ladies from Home Hospice of Cooke County also helped. Patrick asked if I nee…

Kudos to the Cooke County Youth Fair association for their decision to include children with special needs in the Cooke County Youth Fair. All the participants will benefit from this. A win-win result! Way to go!

It’s not what once was but what is and needs done. Lures, baits, techniques galore, there has to be a way for all of our children to start life on an equal footing — insuring success in college and the after-life of adulthood. Where envy of money is non-existent because everyone will have al…

I am not a Beto O’Rourke fan. May I please submit a Beto reality check for would-be voters. Beto has some not-so-neat past history to answer for. Let’s begin with a felony arrest for attempted burglary of the University of Texas at El Paso. A few years later, Beto is arrested for drunk drivi…

The article on Oct. 11 by City Secretary Caitlyn Huddleston on Margaret Parx Hays’ role in pursuing the renovation of the Santa Fe Depot was well done. I was privileged to meet Margaret on several occasions before moving to Gainesville, a personable woman and fund-raising dynamo who deserved…

So you’re going to vote, good move! So many people in the world don’t have the privilege of helping select people to represent them in their country’s government. We, in the United States, do have this privilege and everyone old enough to vote should vote.

I read the letter to the editor (“O’Rourke campaign gives reader hope”) in the Oct. 20-21 edition of the Register with amazement. What? Can it be? A Democrat is willing to actually have a conversation with a Republican about political issues? Pat Ledbetter had best not let the national party…

I am writing this letter to express the unbelievable experience our family endured during funeral preparations for my father. His burial was set for Oct. 2 in the historical Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas. We were preparing for a military service as my father served 25 years in the …

Anyone who would vote for a socialist, liberal, tree-hugging Democrat in the senate race in Texas just doesn’t know any better. Forty years ago, all Democrats were very conservative with absolutely no liberal characteristics or agendas.

I would take issue with some of the points raised by Jim Zachary in last week’s editorial page (“Journalism matters in your community”, Oct. 12).

“I’m a Democrat.” With that opening, I just lost half my audience. If I had begun with “I’m a Republican,” I would have lost the other half. To me, that shows our politics is now more tribal than partisan. Partisanship I can understand — a partisan Republican would have launched into an expl…

Nothing frightens and angers me more than the self-righteous and in reality co-dependent control freak people trying to appear to be moral as they attempt to put legal limits on the freedoms of other people who — I can’t emphasize this enough — are doing nothing to limit or infringe on the f…

People are getting sick and tired, as well as disgusted, with the so-called “#Me Too Movement,” with all those whiny women. They are taking it way too far. For instance the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, which was intentionally sabotaged by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Christine B…

How much longer are the Register’s readers expected to tolerate the ramblings of Georgie Anne Geyer? On Oct. 11 she subjected us to the second-hand opinions of a British economist, Martin Wolf, who described America’s current problems as “greed and grievance.”

As a veteran I remember standing out in all types of weather saluting the raising and lowering of the American flag. So, I question why the flag has not been flown at the two fire departments in town since the inclement weather. Were they told not to by someone on a Gainesville/Cooke County …

They are about the same age, both identified by a nickname: Rafael Edward Cruz, “Ted” born Dec. 22, 1970 and Robert Francis O’Rourke, “Beto” born Sept. 26, 1972. Both married well and are affluent. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, in 2015 Cruz had a net worth of $3.9 million,…

The Register has had three huge front-page stories on Beto O’Rourke with long columns and even continuing on the back pages. One of the stories was even from out of Cooke County. One picture was of about 30 marchers. When the Ted Cruzer came to town it was totally different. There was a pict…

I am sending this letter to encourage citizens of Cooke County to vote for Robert (Beto) O’Rourke for the U.S. Senate. As a U.S. Congressman from El Paso, and throughout his campaign, Beto has been a positive influence. His campaign does not accept PAC money that is often hitched to large co…

When former President Barack Obama said that the present one isn’t the problem, he’s the symptom, those who agreed that there is a problem said Yeah! Then, “wait — you mean us? Me?”

Have you ever heard someone say, “I am so depressed?” We generally don’t go around and say “I am so cancer,” or “I am so heart disease.” Instead we say, “I have” cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol etc. Is it possible we should change the way we express our illness of having depression?

We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has had our family in your prayers during Harvey’s illness, death and now. They have been and still are appreciated.

I was greatly disturbed by the EPA’s decision to loosen the regulation on the amount of pollutants coal plants could release into the atmosphere. Even the Trump administration admitted it could lead to the premature death of 400 and add even more CO2 to our atmosphere. This follows a similar…

Freedom of the press is a right guaranteed by our Constitution, along with the rights of dissent and peaceful assembly. A president who does not understand this … and support it … is an “enemy of democracy.” It is our individual responsibility to determine the truthfulness of the press. But …

The Roberts column (couple of Clinton apologists) stated that Trump had lied 4,300 times since the inauguration (“Truth is truth; lies are lies,” Aug. 31). That seems a little low since this count was done by a totally left-wing publication which considers everything they do not agree with t…

The Texas State Board of Education released the 2018 Academic Accountability Systems Rankings for Texas School Districts on Aug. 16. Of course, The Gainesville Independent School District bottomed out once again. Nearly one-half of North Texas School Districts received an “A” or “B” grade.

It was good to know that Ivanka Trump has given up her clothing and accessories line because those are sold in abundance now by people who don’t have her unique position of influence.

There is no question, pipeline and transmission line projects are necessary to supply our rapidly growing state. The electric transmission capacity ensures our lights stay on and our homes stay cool during the hottest months of the year. Pipelines carrying oil and gas supply our fuel and a w…

I agree with the author’s hope (letter from Shirley Newton, Aug. 17) that our new editor “takes her readers seriously.” This community is, indeed, two-party. However, I strenuously disagree with the author’s assessment of “respect for the president.” We should respect the office of the presi…

I agree with both Michael King (Aug. 9 letter) and Larry Coulter (Aug. 11 letter). Our new editor is following in the footsteps of her immediate predecessor. Along with their syndicated contemporaries, Cokie and hubby still greet us regularly with their “homey” wisdom. We are a small, but tw…

My husband and I grew up in Dallas. Once our parents were gone, we realized that there was nothing keeping us in the city, and that we wanted a simpler life. We moved here nearly four years ago, bought a cute little house in the Historic District, found a great church and never looked back! …

To be transparent about my opinion, I am the marketing director for Butterfield Stage. In today’s world we hear so much about “bad kids,” kids who rob, steal, and worse. Every day we see incidents about kids who committed horrible acts such as school shootings where children are killed or wo…

I would like to thank Michael King for his letter on Aug. 9 about the Register’s left-wing columns. On Aug. 8, the Register printed a column written by Joe Conason which qualifies as the largest amount of political BS ever. I would compare it to the feed lots in west Texas and it has the sam…

First let me say that I have no records to substantiate this impression I have, and if anyone can supply evidence to the contrary then feel free. The fact is that in recent weeks I sense a strong predominance of syndicated articles appearing in the Register that seek to denounce President Tr…

I contacted someone at the “Domino’s Paving for Pizza” campaign. Pizza lovers in Gainesville, Texas, have submitted more entries and paving requests any other city or town so far! Little wonder.

I was recently (June 24, 2018) very pleasantly surprised when, on a whim, I decided to see if I could get a last-minute ticket to North Central Texas College’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

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We want to thank the man and woman who gave $1 to our grandson in Walmart Saturday night, June 30. I know you were still there when he snagged a bear from the crane machine (what are the chances)?! He wanted to take a souvenir to his mom after his visit with us and the bear is perfect! And a…

There are six public high schools in Cooke County: Muenster, Era, Lindsay, Callisburg, Valley View and Gainesville. We are a unique county in that many families who live near each other may attend different school districts. There are many students that live in Gainesville but attend one of …

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