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10 hrs ago | KXII-TV Sherman

Former mobile home park employee indicted on child sex crimes

An employee of a mobile home park has been indicted for child sex crimes and he's been living and working just feet from children.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, TX, Denison, TX

Wed Aug 13, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Driver injured jumping from burning truck in Sherman

A 40-year-old man is recovering after jumping from a burning truck. It happened Tuesday afternoon on Lamar and East Streets in Sherman.

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Related Topix: Sherman, TX, Howe, TX, Gainesville, TX

Gainesville Daily Register

NCTC regents move forward with half-cent tax increase

Regents of the North Central Texas Community College District voted 6-0 Thursday to move forward with a half-cent increase to the effective tax rate in Cooke County.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Texoma Community Steps Up After Veteran Service Dog Disappears

After a veteran service dog went missing in Howe this weekend, several people across the Texoma area stepped in to help.

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Related Topix: Howe, TX, Social Software, Gainesville, TX, Sherman, TX

Gainesville Daily Register

Court considers library policy changes

Monday's Cooke County Commissioners Court included discussions about new paint colors for the county library and some potential changes to library policy.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Gainesville Daily Register

Motorist dies in head-on collision

A collision at 11:42 p.m. Sunday, one mile south of the Red River bridge in Cooke County, left one driver pronounced dead at the scene.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register

VISTO programs offer aid

VISTO has developed two programs for Cooke County residents in need of assistance with a goal to break the poverty cycle.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register

United Way adds new community impact program

With 60 years of impacting the county through its "Live United" campaigns, the Cooke County United Way is expanding on its past endeavors with a new Community Impact program tailored to do even more for the county and its citizens, as detailed in a Thursday presentation to local media at the local office.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register

Officials meeting to promote safety

Cooke County Office of Emergency Management and the State Fire Marshal's Office are hosting an ammonium nitrate best practices meeting at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 28 at the Center for Performing Arts at North Central Texas College at 1525 W. California St, Gainesville.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, TX

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register

Camp Sweeney fire results in around $250K in damage

A structure fire at the Camp Sweeney diabetic camp for children in eastern Cooke County Sunday resulted in a loss of over $250,000 in damages including the total destruction of a 6,000 square foot facility.

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Related Topix: Fire, Family, Kids, Callisburg, TX

Mass Transit

TX: Medicaid Recipients Can Ride TAPS to Medical Appointments

Aug. 02--COOKE COUNTY -- Medicaid members who have no other form of transportation for healthcare appointments can now make appointments with TAPS Access for a ride.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register

Department to hold citizen police academy

At the Citizens Police Academy, you will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes to see and hear first hand the tremendous curriculum recruits must master before they can wear the uniform.

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Gainesville Daily Register

NCTC plans to bring back Prime Timers classes

Over 40 Lifelong Learning classes for Cooke County residents age 62 and up will again be offered during the North Central Texas College fall semester for a nominal fee of $25.

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Related Topix: Texas College

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register

Medicaid recipients can ride TAPS to medical appointments

Cooke County - Medicaid members who have no other form of transportation for healthcare appointments can now make appointments with TAPS Access for a ride.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register

Comptroller releases local tax allocations

Gainesville, Lindsay and Oak Ridge and Cooke County will receive an increase of tax allocations in the second quarter from the State Comptroller's office compared with last year.

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Related Topix: Lindsay, TX, Oak Ridge, TX, Gainesville, TX, Muenster, TX

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KXII-TV Sherman

Storm leaves damage for Cooke County residents

Thursday morning, a family cleanup crew helped their dad, 86 year old Cooke County native B.T. Peyrot, pick up the pieces after Wednesday night's storm.

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Related Topix: Denison, TX

Gainesville Daily Register

Thornberry introduces land dispute bill

The land dispute between the federal government and Texans who live along the Red River was the subject of a hearing in the U.S. House Wednesday as the Resources Committee explored the "Red River Private Property Protection Act ."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mac Thornberry, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, Wichita County, TX

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Gainesville Daily Register

Economic development corporation approves helping fund youth barn bleachers

Bleachers are in the works for the Cooke Country Fair building as the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation approved funding for one third of the cost of the project, shared equally with Cooke County and the Cooke County Fair Association.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, TX

Gainesville Daily Register

Commissioners set date for public hearings

Cooke County Commissioners Court selected a date and time for public hearings to set the proposed budget and to set the proposed tax rate.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KXII-TV Sherman

Cooke Co. officials to discuss unaccompanied immigrant children issue

The Cooke County Commissioner's Court will meet Monday at 10 a.m. for its regular meeting, during which the recent surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border will be discussed.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, TX, Tom Bean, TX

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