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•Motion to rescind reduction fails by a 2-3 vote at Commissioners Court
NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Commissioners Court order to reduce employees’ salaries 15 percent by month’s end stands, as a motion to rescind the pay cuts failed 2-3 during the court’s...
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Artists retrace 1821 U.S.-Mexico border across country, through city
Artists working on a project to mark the 1821 border between Mexico and the United States have placed a monument near State Line Avenue. As the sun set Sunday, three men surrounded a galvanized-steel...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> No. 39, what is this? Where did it come from? Delimitations is an art installation using obelisks to mark the U.S.-Mexico border as it was in 1821. The old border ran along where State Line Avenue is now in downtown Texarkana.</span></p>
<div><span><br /></span></div>Picture: <p><span>Staff photo by Danielle Dupree</span></p>
<p><span>&bull;Artists David Taylor, right, and Marcos Marcos Ram&iacute;rez talk about DELIMITATIONS, a collaborative project designed to mark the 1821 U.S.-Mexico border. The duo intend to make the boundary, which existed near what is now State Line Avenue, visible for the first time by placing 47 sheet-metal obelisks along the 2,300-mile stretch between the Pacific Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. On Sunday evening, the team placed a monument near State Line Avenue and the Grim Hotel.</span></p>
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WASHINGTON—Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program...
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• Official: Officer was attempting to serve arrest warrants, remains on leave
BLOOMBURG, Texas—The Texas Rangers are still investigating circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 33-old man as a Cass County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to serve arrest warrants...
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Motorists driving through Texarkana, Texas, may soon need to make sure they have their automobile proof of insurance with them. Texas-side City Council members discussed a proposed ordinance during M...
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Opening arguments and testimony are expected to begin this morning at the Miller County Courthouse in downtown Texarkana for a man accused of murder. Serandon Ramon Starling, 25, is the first of four...
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The pets of the week are Orion and Cleo. Orion is a 3-year-old male, black and white terrier mix. He is in cage D27. Cleo is a 1-year-old female, grey and white domestic short hair. She is in cage C...

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In a photo that ran Sunday on Page 5A, “Illustrious” was left out of the title for Supreme Grand Master Illustrious Kenneth Hollowell 33 degree of Detroit, Mich. Hollowell spoke to fellow...
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FORT WORTH, Texas—Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia. Now Brantly...
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The Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties’ new plaque for Most Improved Effective and Efficient Literacy Council in Arkansas will no doubt feature prominently in the Walnut Street center...
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• Texarkana, Texas, Firefighters work a two-vehicle collision at Cowhorn Creek Road and South Cowhorn Creek Loop. Minor injuries were reported.   Staff photo by Curt Youngblood
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MAGNOLIA, Ark.–Summer commencement ceremonies at Southern Arkansas University are scheduled for Aug. 8 at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. A total of 58 School of Graduate Studies candidates are...
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Lee Roy and Sylvia “Pat” Blanks of New Boston, Texas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Victory Fellowship Hall, 908 state hi...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Debris covers Texas Boulevard and West Third Street after officials say a white Mercury Grand Marquis ran into the passenger side of a black Chevrolet S10 on Mond...
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The dog days of summer are being ushered in with a whimper. A cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week, weather for...
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SPRINGDALE, Ark.—Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands. The...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Leah Linnett peeks through the curtains to watch her mother, Susannah Linnett, direct a rehearsal for the new Silvermoon Theatre children’s show “Once...
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LITTLE ROCK—Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to help defend in court a $5 million tax break legislators gave natural gas drillers earlier this year, asking to step in and assist in the cas...
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Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn’t matter to him that this woman&md...
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ST. PAUL, Minn.—Jurors in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle went home for the day Monday after hours of deliberations during wh...
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AUSTIN—Austin residents are still being charged a drainage fee that a judge ruled invalid a month ago, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Judge Amy Clark Meachum said the fee was invalid i...
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HUMBLE, Texas—A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market presented it to his mother Saturday, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Lanie an...
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LUBBOCK, Texas—A fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked. Pigweed, which can grow as tall as 10 feet and ov...
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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP)—Pine Bluff officials said they are worried the Census might be miscounting about 12,000 city residents because of a shared ZIP code with neighboring White Hall. But Toni P...
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Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 29, 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became op...
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MILAN—Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. The Italian Auxologic Institute in Milan on Monday confir...
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Hollywood stirs fan fervor to very end
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SAN DIEGO—If Hollywood seemed a tad quieter than normal this past weekend, there was a good reason: Like moths to a porch light—or Batman to the Bat Signal—film and television creato...
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NEW YORK—Companies often blend old products to give you something new. This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don’t need both a phone and a tablet—as long as you get its new...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce. At least two services are...
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NEW YORK—What I find fascinating about Amazon’s Fire phone isn’t the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather...
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BLOOMINGTON, Texas—8.72—The number of miles in aluminum foil Bloomington resident Javier Gallegos has used throughout the course of 21 years. Gallegos, 29, maintains a hobby of hand-sculp...
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HELOTES, Texas—In Marin Hollow, deep in the Helotes Hill Country, lives a pet unlike the cats and dogs in the area. He’s Red the Longhorn, a mischievous steer that’s the color of ru...
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DAKAR, Senegal—No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then...
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BAGHDAD—Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next u...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the mili...
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WASHINGTON—A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easi...
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NEW YORK—A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training.To become James Brown for the film "Get on Up," Boseman needed to rely on an entirely d...
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