AUSTIN — As Texas continues to gain new residents — as many as 582,000 in 2019 alone — the traditional real estate cycle of busy summers and slower winters has nearly vanished in some Texas communities.

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AUSTIN — The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted a new rule Wednesday related to the critical natural gas facilities that supply fuel to electric generators.

MIDLOTHIAN — After last winter’s freeze hamstrung power giant Vistra Corp.’s ability to keep electricity flowing for its millions of customers, CEO Curt Morgan said he’d never seen anything like it in his 40 years in the energy industry.

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Lindsay ISD hosted the Hog Showmanship Clinic Monday at Lindsay’s school farm. Savanna Williams, Agrilife Extension Agent from Young County and experienced swine producer, was the guest instructor. Ten FFA students participated and learned about proper care, feeding, exercise, treatment, hou…

AUSTIN — Several Republican lawmakers representing Texas agreed there is a need for renewed infrastructure investment nationwide and even acknowledged its direct usefulness to Texas, yet all 23 of the state's conservative representatives in Congress voted against the recently signed $1.2 tri…

The Cooke County United Way celebrated a successful fundraising effort Wednesday, honoring participants in its 2022 campaign with an awards luncheon at the Gainesville Civic Center.

Local manufacturer API, located at 1920 N. Weaver St. in Gainesville, rose a 30-foot x 50-foot-flag Thursday in honor of Veterans Day. The company’s employees gathered in parking lot to witness the event. Members of Gainesville VFW Post 1922 were honored guests, and they led crowd in the Ple…

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided as they heard oral arguments over the religious rights of John Henry Ramirez, a Texas death row inmate convicted of capital murder in 2008.

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HUNTSVILLE — A headstone at Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville lingers with the inscription “unknown white female, died Nov. 1, 1980.”


AUSTIN— Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration for “its illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandate imposed on private businesses,” his office announced Nov. 5.

AUSTIN -- The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the State of Texas and the Texas Secretary of State over certain restrictive voting procedures imposed by Texas Senate Bill 1.

AUSTIN -- With final approval given by Centers for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky, the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is set to go into Texas children’s arms as early as Wednesday, state officials said.

Sivells Bend Independent School District will host its annual Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 6, from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Sivells Bend School at 1053 CR 403, north of Gainesville.

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott signed off on new Texas voting maps this week, cementing a GOP stronghold on the rapidly-diversifying state. Now, local county officials must also redraw their lines.


WASHINGTON — The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s shots for 5- to 11-year-olds.

The North Texas Medical Center Foundation will host the 24th annual Halloween Hustle Saturday, Oct. 30, at 8 a.m.


WASHINGTON — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter …


AUSTIN — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state.

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.

Indian Creek fire officials are hosting one last public meeting to share information and answer questions about the proposed Emergency Services District No. 1 that voters in eastern Cooke County will decide on Nov. 2.

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WASHINGTON — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.

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DALLAS -- When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off.


AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law.


The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late Friday temporarily allowed Texas’ near-total abortion ban — the strictest in the nation — to again be enforced after freezing a federal judge’s temporary block of the law. The state appealed the order just two days after it was issued.

GAINESVILLE — The largest state community banking association in the nation honored First State Bank in September

Gainesville Depot Day runs Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Gainesville. Plans include a car show, Kids’ Zone and games and a food truck challenge. Live music will be provided by the The Honkateers, Bad Habit, Jason Kyle Band and more. Check…

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