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• Council votes to fund groups for six months; options unclear after that
The Texarkana, Texas, City Council decision Monday nigth to cut by half its support to several agencies funded by the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax came as no surprise. In a 4 to 1 vote the council...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015     comments
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis • Chris Jewell, right, and Richard Elkins, both with Texarkana, Texas, Streets Department, clean up old asphalt Monday near Magnolia Street and College Drive. The city...
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NEW YORK—The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new poli...
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A Texarkana man who was being processed out of the Miller County jail when he assaulted a guard was sentenced to five years in an Arkansas prison Monday. Willious Eugene Jordan, 25, apparently didn&r...
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday said he wants to tap an additional $7.4 million from Arkansas reserve funds to open 200 more prison beds to help ease the backlog of state inmates...
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DALLAS—A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic. Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 20...
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• Bonus money will support students; full-time staff receive first raises since ’10
A renewed $1.2 million academic and support services grant for first-generation, low-income or disabled students at Texarkana College is expanding higher education one student at a time. The five-yea...
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LITTLE ROCK—A school board in northwestern Arkansas voted Monday to drop a high school’s “Johnny Reb” mascot and “Dixie” fight song after the shooting deaths of nin...
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Two Texarkana, Ark., police officers have been commended by the department for their efforts in reviving an attempted suicide victim at a residence on July 22. TAPD Officers Cpl. Kyle Beach and Offic...

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Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 2:33 a.m., DWI, U.S. Highway 82, Hooks 10:56 p.m., disturbance, 513 Johnson Ave., Texarkana   Texarkana, Texas, Police Department 1:23 a.m., shots...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date July 25, 2015.  Head count 483 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $280-345; 300-400 lbs. $260-320; 400-500 lbs. $240-290; Over 500 lbs. $185-247.50. HEIF...
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The pets of the week are Zuma, a black and tan, female, doberman-mix who’s 1 to 2 years old in cage D5 and Amina, a female, domestic short hair, calico cat on the adoption floor. The Animal Car...

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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015     comments
LifeShare Blood Center has the following community blood drives in August: • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Assembly Church, 3401 W. Seventh St., Texarkana, Texas • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sa...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood • LifeNet first responders and the Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department carry the driver of a white Ford Taurus to an ambulance after a three-vehicle collision Monday...
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas—A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail...
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AUSTIN—Austin police say it’s still too early to determine the full impact the city’s ban on cellphone use while driving is having on traffic crashes. Police Chief of Staff Brian Ma...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas— Bowie County residents will get a chance to comment and ask questions during a public hearing next month that will focus on county plans to establish a fourth emergency servic...
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Summer practice for Texas High School Marching Band members begins this week. The 2015-16 Tigers Band will meet on the Texas High School practice field. Students should be prepared with instruments...
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Texarkana Independent School District trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center and John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Road, Texarkana. Up for consideration ar...
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The Southwest Arkansas Development Council has closed its regular summer Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program because of depleted funds. The Crisis Program will open Monday and applications will...
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A De Queen, Ark., man was killed early Saturday in a one-vehicle accident near Hot Springs. Bernebe Figueroa, age unavailable, of De Queen was pronounced dead at the scene by a Garland County coroner...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Teammates watch as Cayden Humphery runs through a fly ball drill during the first day of the Shiloh Summer Baseball Camp at Ed Worrell Memorial Park. The camp is...
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SAN ANTONIO—Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condit...
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HARRISON, Ark.—An Arkansas woman said she finally has received a check in the mail that she had been waiting on for about 17 years. Barbara Fraizer of Harrison said she received a letter earlie...
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CONWAY, Ark.—The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected five proposed ballot titles that would have asked voters to legalize marijuana for various purposes. But Robert Reed of De...
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NEW ORLEANS—A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they b...
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GRAPEVINE, Texas—Police have arrested a man who never had a ticket but got through security at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and boarded a plane. Airport officials said Monday that a...
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Today is Tuesday, July 28, the 209th day of 2015. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 28, 1945, a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New Yor...
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LOS ANGELES—When James L. White was being raised by a single mother in rural Kentucky, he was taunted by children who chanted, “Who’s your daddy?” So he would tell stories. ...
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Medical examiners performing an autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown said Monday their initial findings turned up no obvious cause of death, while experts said the months that have passed since Brown was f...
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WASHINGTON—Working to reinvigorate its nuclear force after years of missteps and scandal, the Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge for the first time in the post-Cold War era. His...
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran ...
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NEW YORK—Google’s new service for organizing and backing up images blends some of the best of what Apple and Yahoo have rolled out in recent months. These services come as smartphone came...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Apple’s latest financial report shows iPhone sales are still surging, driven partly by growth in China. But it also contains hints that Apple’s much-vaunted smartwatch...
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NEW YORK—For all those who hailed the iPhone as the “Jesus Phone” in 2007, the Apple Watch’s arrival has hardly been the second coming. Sure, it can do many useful, even delig...
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Adrian Peterson took a handoff flowing to his left. Spotting a crease up the middle, he burst through his opening and jogged 15 yards alone before returning to the huddle. It was one of Peterson&rsqu...
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WASHINGTON—Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans had alread...
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NEW YORK—The modern comedy remake is among the most laughable of movie genres. In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies, only...
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CHARLESTON, West Virginia—A man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in at least 20 states and i...
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