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Sherri Jones had a wonderful sense of humor and a smile that could light up a room.“She used to joke with the sergeant, when he called to ask her to work court, she always said she’d be th...

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<p>&bull; Bowie County Sheriff James Prince, far right, stands with members of the Sherri Jones family at the Lost Lawman Memorial in Austin. Jones&rsquo; daughter, Devonna Ragsdale, is seen wearing glasses and standing behind the easel. The group traveled there in November 2011 for Jones&rsquo; induction to the memorial that honors fallen sheriff&rsquo;s officers.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, April 20th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken• Seen in the reflection of Earl Hooker’s 1955 Chevy Bel Air, Doug Phelps cleans up his 1969 Rally Sport Camaro during the Four States Auto Museum Cruise Night....
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Hearing on water plan is April 29
Members of Texas Water Development Board’s legal and communication staff will be on hand during a public hearing set for next week to gather input about Marvin Nichols Reservoir.Temple McKinnon...
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WASHINGTON—People who have accounts on the enrollment Website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wi...
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National safety board also delayed; 12 deaths occurred
DETROIT—General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims...
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Construction remains on schedule for building a bridge from the past to the future.Despite weekly rain, construction is on schedule for replacing the viaduct in Texarkana, Ark., originally built in 19...
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A dozen retired school employees from Bowie and Cass counties attended the 61st annual Texas Retired Teachers Association Convention held April 13-15 in Dallas.This year’s convention theme was L...
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Auto shows coming to Texarkana
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For auto enthusiasts, Saturday’s cruise-in at Four States Auto Museum is a revving up for things to come. Cruise Nights are held monthly at the museum, at Third and Hazel streets, starting the...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Thursday.Bowie County Sheriff’s Office4:37 a.m., suspicious, 8602 Tigres Drive6:49 a.m., fire/residence, 6001 Farm to Market Road 25167:19 a.m., bomb, 800 J...
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New Boston, Texas, Independent School District trustees will review applications this week in their search for a new superintendent.Dr. Gary VanDeaver is leaving the post following election as House D...
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas—A Texas A&M University executive who Gov. Rick Perry wanted promoted to school president quietly resigned after not getting the job, becoming the latest top campus off...
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The final day of the Texarkana, Texas, Municipal Court Amnesty Program will be Monday. Anyone who has an outstanding warrant with Texas Municipal Court can come in and pay the warrant in full without...
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Texarkana, Texas, Parks and Recreation Collins Senior Center will host a 55 Alive Driving Class on May 13.The class will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the center on Texas Boulevard.Cost is $...
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AUSTIN—Repeated efforts to implement a statewide ban on texting while driving in Texas may continue to fail even after Gov. Rick Perry leaves office next year.Texas is one of only seven states w...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Will Harris loads an old television onto a truck during the Lonestar Daughters of the American Revolution recycle event Saturday morning at Grand Storage Solution...
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ARKANSASArkansas Ethics Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Friday in the commission office, Little Rock.Prescott City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday.Agenda items include:• Chamber of Commerce...
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NEW ORLEANS—A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5.The Chemical Safety...
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WASHINGTON—Democrats sweating this year’s elections may be hoping that the Obama administration’s latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Members of the Palm Tree Christians group of Central Baptist Church enjoy a potluck Easter lunch Saturday afternoon in Texarkana, Ark.
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Texas search group, FAA at odds over drone use
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HOUSTON—A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities who are prohibiting the non-profit organization from employin...
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LITTLE ROCK—With a proposal for a series of “Lincoln-Douglas style” debates around Arkansas with Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, Republican Rep. Tom Cotton could change the dynamics...
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22-year-old’s shocking discovery leads to Amsterdam officials considering compensation
AMSTERDAM—Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam’s city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewis...
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Three guides remain missing in deadly disaster
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KATMANDU, Nepal—Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sher...
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Energy boom blurs political battle lines
DENVER—The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed C...
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LAS VEGAS—To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven Bund...
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Associated Press• A Christian pilgrim holds candles at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the ceremony of the Holy Fire on Satu...
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MOKPO, South Korea—The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two...
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LOS ANGELES—Glen Campbell has been moved into an Alzheimer’s disease care facility, a friend of his family has told People magazine.The singer’s battle with Alzheimer’s has spa...
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AKRON, Ohio—Casual observers might call Vera Kap’s eggs beautiful or intricate or even exquisite.But Kap knows they’re so much more.The West Akron, Ohio, resident is a pysanky artist...

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<p>&bull; Vera Kap melts wax layers to reveal the colors underneath.</p>Picture: <p>Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT</p>
<p>&bull; Vera Kap creates elaborately decorated Easter eggs using an old Ukrainian method at her home in Akron, Ohio.</p>

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SAN FRANCISCO—For decades, the pre-dawn commemoration of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 has featured dwindling survivors lined up on a stage at Lotta’s Fountain, where those displace...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The former Granite Bay Little League coach who sued one of his 14-year-old players has dropped the suit, court records filed this week show.Alan Beck, who claimed he was injur...
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MILWAUKEE—Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced F...
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Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include faulty exercise devices a...
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Oklahoma City bombing museum sees technology boost
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OKLAHOMA CITY—A memorial and museum built to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade so it can better portray how different the worl...
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Abandoned crocodile strays into California shopping center
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ROSEVILLE, Calif.—A Roseville animal control officer was confronted with an unusual stray April 9 when a 4-foot crocodile was found wandering around a local shopping center.Police said someone a...
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JACKSON, Wyo.—A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon just-begun efforts to stabilize the hillsi...
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