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• Cuts to save cash-strapped county $40,100 each month
Personnel cuts have started at Bowie County. As of Friday, county payroll documents show 13 people have been terminated by various departments and two people will retire; all but one of those are set...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, July 27th, 2014     comments
Bowie County District Attorney Jerry Rochelle said his office is under budget in a letter sent to county commissioners and County Judge Sterling Lacy last week. Rochelle’s letter comes on the h...
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• Damian Boles digs into a watermelon in the shade of a tree Saturday at the Naples Watermelon Festival in Naples, Texas. Staff photo by Cecil Anderson
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•Burger shop to bring 140 jobs, plenty of RV, motorcycle parking
This fall, Texarkana, Texas, will be home to a Steak ’n Shake on the Cowhorn Creek Loop behind Red Lobster. The city is rezoning the area now, as it was zoned agriculturally before, Assistant C...
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A Nash, Texas, man received seven years in prison for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine from a federal judge in Texarkana, Ark., at a hearing Friday morning. Leonardo “Primo” Nicolas...
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A man was robbed Saturday night while waiting for his order at a fast-food restaurant. Texarkana, Texas, police responded to a robbery call about 8:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of State Line Ave. A man...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties c...

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<p><span>Associated Press</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden June 30 during a news conference at the White House.</span></p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, July 27th, 2014     comments
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Steven and Michelle Seals, parents of the Fab 5 quintuplets from Maud, now have four babies living at home with them. The last couple of weeks saw the release of three of the four girls. Tessa Suzann...
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Miller County’s Lantz Lurry Juvenile Detention Center has a new metal roof paid for largely by grants. “The new roof is fantastic. The old one had problems constantly, mainly because it d...
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Friends of the Seals quintuplets are holding a diaper drive this weekend to help the family with the cost of diapers for their five 4-month-old babies. The 18 locations listed below are designated dr...
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GRADUATIONS Oklahoma State University recently announced its spring graduates. Area students include, Robert Hendon of Broken Bow, Okla. master of science in educational leadership studies; Kchristo...

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Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, July 27th, 2014     comments
Investigation into the death of a Hempstead County, Ark., man has yielded no new information. On July 2, Gary Tuberville, 57, of Hope was found by Hope police officers dead in his home on South Fergu...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson  • Nurse Johnia Kyler gives Piper Neal’s stuffed animals a checkup during the Teddy Bear Clinic held Saturday at HealthCARE Express on West Seventh Stree...
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Referred to voters with overwhelming support from both chambers of the Republican-led Legislature last year, a proposal to restrict lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers and loos...
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WACO, Texas—Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders...
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AVERY, Texas—Previously operating with two older-model trucks, Avery Volunteer Fire Department recently added a new brush truck to its fleet with help from the Texas A&M Forest Service&rsquo...
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LITTLE ROCK—Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Saturday announced the formation of a group of military veterans called Veterans for Cotton who support him in his race for the U.S. Senate against...
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SAN ANTONIO—Tom and Leti Contreras are donating nearly $1 million to build a bar at their old college. The couple met at St. Mary’s University in the 1980s at an on-campus spot known as T...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Friday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 6:02 a.m., shots fired, County Road 3011, New Boston 6:32 a.m., missing person, 139 Boondock Lane 10:18 a.m., anim...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson  • Supreme Grand Mason Kenneth Hollowell speaks at the Free Masons and Northern Star Convention on Saturday morning in Texarkana, Texas.
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MISSION, Texas—Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the M...
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Dallas DA’s initiative found exonerating DNA evidence
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DALLAS—A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended...
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HOUSTON—Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their l...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson  •Runners pass under the American flag at the Texarkana Officers Down 5K race in honor of fallen Texarkana, Texas, Officer Jason Sprague on Saturday at Grady T...
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FORT WORTH, Texas—Some women skydive, some rock climb. Then there are the 14 women who meet up every so often in North Texas to compare skills at overpowering brutishly ugly, 60-pound catfish by...
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas health leaders are trying to reduce the time it takes to determine if babies have disorders that require immediate treatment. The state health board preliminarily app...
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FORT SMITH, Ark.—A former defensive end for Arkansas State and star at Northside High School has moved on to the pros in state law enforcement. Tim Starson, 25, of Fort Smith has been assigned...
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HOUSTON—Houston city leaders still don’t know whether opponents of new anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents have enough signatures to force a repeal vote in November. T...
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At 50, Upward Bound program still opens the pathway to college
Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he’d have a chance to be the first member of his im...

Picture: <p><span>&bull;</span> <span>ABOVE: </span>Students listen to their teacher during an English class July 16 at an Upward Bound program that serves as a pathway to college for students from low-income families, in New York. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Upward Bound. It served 2,061 participants at 17 locations in 1965; last year, it served about 76,000 students at more than 1,000 locations in 50 states.</p>Picture: <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;<span>LEFT: </span>In this undated photo provided by Ohio Dominican University, Wil Haygood, the renowned journalist and author whose writing inspired the film &ldquo;The Butler,&rdquo; poses for a photo at the university in Columbus, Ohio. Haygood, an Upward Bound program alumni, began the college prep program during the summer of 1970 at the university.&nbsp;</p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, July 27th, 2014     comments
Teenagers lead pack for males; Stacy Sewell female winner
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A large gathering attended the first Officers Down 5K on Saturday morning at Grady Wallace Park with 254 runners and walkers competing in the 3.1-mile run in the Liberty-Eylau area. Teenagers grabbed...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, July 27th, 2014     comments
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. The Hall of Fame’...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: All calendar items should be addressed to the Texarkana Gazette sports department at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX, 75504; emailed to sports@texarkanagazette.com; or call the sport...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, July 27th, 2014     comments
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PERIGUEUX, France—Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimat...
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LOS ANGELES—British actor David Suchet has spent a quarter-century bringing to life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with a mustache as impeccable as his intellect and crime-solving skills.For Suc...
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ABUJA, Nigeria—Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world’s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa&rs...
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WASHINGTON—The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militi...
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PARIS—French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he wants the remains of all passengers on the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated to be brought to France and the si...
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BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip—Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to nego...

Picture: <p><span>&bull;</span> Palestinians gather around the rubble of a building on Saturday where members of the Al Najar family were killed by an Israeli strike in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. At least 20 members of an extended family, including at least 10 children, were killed by tank fire that hit a building on the edge of town, said Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra.</p>
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<div><span><br /></span></div>Picture: <p><span>&bull;</span><span> Upon their return, Palestinians pour water to save the family birds after finding them alive at the family house destroyed by Israeli strikes, on Saturday in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip.</span></p>
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BEIRUT—An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country’s civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looke...
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SAN FRANCISCO—FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack va...
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Reward for suspects’ capture up to $100,000
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PHILADELPHIA—Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their...
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In China’s shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
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HONG KONG—As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building ne...
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DONETSK, Ukraine—Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia reb...
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SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weap...
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VILLA PARK, Ill.—Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membershi...
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HARRISBURG, Pa.—Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn’t informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a chil...
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 Henderson, Texas. Died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Hughes Springs, Texas.
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