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Postal Service is seeking another downtown location; move will make room for courts, marshals
The United States Postal Service plans to move out of Texarkana’s downtown federal building, but is committed to maintaining an office in downtown Texarkana. Postal Service spokesman McKinney B...

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<p class="p2">United States Postal Service sales associate Booker Moss Jr., right, helps Dwayne McCain with an order Thursday at the Downtown Post Office. Plans are in motion to move the post office from the historic two-state federal building to another, as yet undetermined, location in downtown Texarkana, Ark.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Friday, March 27th, 2015     comments
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A Liberty-Eylau woman wanted on a felony charge of exploiting a disabled person was arrested at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Bowie County Sheriff James Prince. Karen May Paroline, 50, is ac...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—To help provide relief for the Arkansas prison system, Bowie County Correctional Center started taking in the first of 288 Arkansas Department of Correction inmates Thursday....
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland—The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and res...
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Authorities are struggling to explain why man deliberately slammed plane into the Alps
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PARIS—Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airb...
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SALADO, Texas—A tractor-trailer slammed into construction beams along a major interstate in Central Texas on Thursday, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions, authorities said...
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WASHINGTON—Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they...
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J. C. Penney at Central Mall received the Founder’s Award, the company’s highest distinction for leadership and excellence, March 25 at a leadership conference in Dallas. The local store...
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Crash causes car to roll over, strike Texarkana home
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An East Texas man was arrested Wednesday night in a hit-and-run accident that caused a rollover in which the victim’s car struck a home on North Robison Road, Texas-side police said. Raymond Co...
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HOPE, Ark.—University of Arkansas Community College at Hope invites the community its 22nd annual fish fry fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 16 on the university’s front lawn. The...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Wednesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 7:42 a.m., burglary, 1069 Tomahawk Road 11:24 a.m., theft, 276 Double L Road 11:32...
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• Oaklawn Baptist Church will host a hot dog fundraiser for the Kevin Guy family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The meal includes two hot dogs, chips and dessert for $5. The church is at 2918 N...
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Today is Friday, March 27, the 86th day of 2015. There are 279 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 27, 1945, during World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower told repor...
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Breakfast at school to be followed by lunch at country club
Texarkana Independent School District will honor Texas High School graduates Josh Jr. and Martha Morriss as this year’s Distinguished Alumni today during two events. A student-parent breakfast...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Josh Morriss Jr. has been very instrumental in the community by serving as a volunteer and member of the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club, United Way of Greater Texarkana, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, Texarkana Airport Authority and the Caddo Area Council of the Boy Scouts.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Martha Morriss has served and volunteered her time for the Junior League of Texarkana, Hospice of Texarkana, Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties, Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, Women for the Arts and Keep Texarkana Beautiful.</span></p>

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DALLAS—Two Texas cities are among the top five fasted-growing cities by percentage growth in the past year. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the Austin-Round Rock area in Texas is the nation&rsqu...
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PEARLAND, Texas—The Harris County medical examiner’s office has ruled the deaths of twin toddlers, after they were found unresponsive in a bathtub at their Pearland home, as homicides. Th...
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Runnin’ WJ Ranch is partnering with A World for Children and Bowie County Child Welfare Board for a Flapjack Fundraiser. Attendees will get all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5 from 8 to 10 a.m. Sat...
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The community is invited to participate in Color Your Park this Saturday at Bobby Ferguson Park. The day’s activity is focused on bringing color to one of the city’s premier parks. Planti...
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LUFKIN, Texas—An East Texas man who told investigators he thought people were out to get him faces up to life in prison for starting several fires in Lufkin. Stanford Jones of Lufkin was convic...
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RALEIGH, N.C.—Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened wit...
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LEICESTER, England—A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable...
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Associated Press This aerial photo shows storm damage of the River Oaks Mobile Home Park Thursday in Sand Springs, Okla. The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated the...
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WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward late-night approval Thursday night, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obam...
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The U.S. air assault in Iraq and American support for the Gulf Arab states' attacks in Yemen are threatening to upend Washington's difficult relationship with Iran at an especially difficult moment....
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WASHINGTON—The United States persuaded Iraq to sideline Iranian-backed Shiite militias as a condition to American airstrikes in the strategic city of Tikrit, a senior U.S. general said Thursday....
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SANAA, Yemen—The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault...
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LOS ANGELES—A 29-year-old Vallejo woman who police say faked her kidnapping and ransom demand is missing again. Police said Denise Huskins’ hoax sent them on a “wild goose chase.&rd...
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NEW YORK—A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after “Downton Abbey” concludes next year. Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday confirm...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said amounts to a license to discriminate against gays and lesbia...
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AUSTIN—The Texas Legislature got its first taste Thursday of what should be a long and contentious debate over school voucher plans that supporters say promote free-market efficiency via “...
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A bill to help Arkansas restart executions after nearly 10 years without them advanced from a House panel Tuesday, less than a week after the state’s high court ruled in favor of a previous leth...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansans who apply for certain job-training benefits and other family aid could be required to take a drug test under a bill endorsed by a House committee. The House Committee on P...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Senate has unanimously approved measures banning ‘re-homing’ of adopted children that were prompted by a lawmaker who gave away his adopted daughters to a ma...
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AUSTIN—The Texas House has given final approval to a statewide ban on texting while driving, which now faces a Senate vote. Representatives voted 104 to 39 on Thursday to pass the bill by Repub...
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