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• Commission will meet at 4 p.m. today at City Hall
The Texarkana, Ark., Advertising & Promotions Commission will meet at 4 p.m. today. The meeting will be in the board room at City Hall, 216 Walnut Street, and is open to the public. Chairman Cla...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, November 24th, 2014     comments
• Four-day holiday bazaar features items from 80 merchants
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The 28th annual Mistletoe Fair may have been one of the better attended local events of the year. During the fair’s final day Sunday, fair officials estimated that as many as 7,500 patrons visi...
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• Proposed public safety communication system on agenda for Texas side tonight
The Texarkana, Texas, City Council will consider the installation of a public safety communication system not to exceed $9 million at tonight’s meeting. The 6 p.m. meeting will be held at City...
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AUSTIN—Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is again vowing to sue the Obama administration for lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. The Dallas...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Police in Middle Tennessee are searching for a whiskey bandit who apparently has a hankering for Crown Royal. Metro Nashville Police tell WKRN-TV that they’ve been called...
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CHICAGO—On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone. Not a huge sum, but the pastor said the...
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• New Medicaid rule could challenge state shift away from nursing homes
WASHINGTON—For more than 30 years, states have been finding new ways to care for aged and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries without confining them to nursing homes. The number of people living in...
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ASHDOWN, Ark.—The revolving yellow light on top of the van attracts the neighborhood as another Margaret Daniel Primary student is surprised with pizza for the whole family—a reward for pe...
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Campus Activities Board officers came home with four awards from the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities South Central Regional Programming Co...
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AUSTIN—Powerful thunderstorms have flooded low-lying roads in Austin and knocked out power to thousands in San Antonio. Downpours throughout the day and night Saturday brought as much as five i...
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As a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper for the last 40 years, Randy Nixon said his has seen his share of adventure—especially when it came to facing wind, rains and storms. “I&rsq...
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LBJ surprised everyone at Mount Pleasant
100 years ago Nov. 24, 1914: Famous Painting Here—Under the auspices of the local chapter U.D.C., the famous painting “The Shadow of the Cross” is being exhibited in Texarkana. Show...
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CIVIL COURT Bowie County Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Marshall Williams III, default; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Della Vance, default; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Janet Pa...
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Voterama in Congress Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Nov. 21.   House SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Voting 237 for and 190 against, the H...
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REUNIONS April USS Tarawa Veterans Association will have a reunion April 16-19 in Norwich, Conn.  For information, contact Lester Ward, president, at 101 Meadow Lane, Randolph, MA 02368 or 781...
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Bowie County, Texas, Master Gardeners is seeking applicants for its 2015 Training Class. Master Gardeners, a volunteer organization of horticultural enthusiasts, receive extensive training in horticu...
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HOPE, Ark.—University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and Texarkana recently announced the expansion of the U Can@ Hope-Texarkana Scholarship into Miller and Lafayette counties. This limi...
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Texarkana, Ark., Recycling Center will be closed the week of Thanksgiving. All city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday and reopen Dec. 1.
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FORT SMITH, Ark.—Two Sebastian County historic districts already listed on the National Register of Historic Places may be expanded to include additional properties. The State Review Board of t...
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HENDERSON, Nev.— President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States....
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TRENTON, N.J.—You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals. But i...
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NEW YORK— "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box offic...
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FERGUSON, Mo.—Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anx...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> </span><span>Police stand guard during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department on Sunday in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.&nbsp;</span></p>
<div><span><br /></span></div>Picture: <p><span>&bull;</span><span> </span><span>Lisa Tebbe, left, embraces her husband John Powell, both of Ferguson, Mo., while looking over the sidewalk memorial on Saturday near the spot where Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed more than three months ago.&nbsp;</span></p>
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CHICAGO—More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department offici...
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WASHINGTON—The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next heal...
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Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn’t mean they are ready to go on a spending spree. Despite a sharp decline...
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Expect to pay a bit more for a Thanksgiving meal this year, but a full belly isn’t about to break the bank. That’s according to an annual survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation...
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When Catherine DeCarlo’s husband, Anthony, died nine years ago at 46, there was enough life insurance to pay off her home mortgage, Social Security survivor benefits for her three young children...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over. Fidelity Investments aims to change that equation with an experiment in 3-D technology de...
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Sanctuary Medical Spa has been purchased by HealthCARE Express. The spa will continue to offer the same services and will add new services including hormone replacement therapy and age management. ...
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IRVING, Texas—A magnitude-3.3 earthquake has shaken North Texas strong enough to draw reaction during a Dallas Stars hockey game. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred about 9:15 p....
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Partnership for the Pathway recently donated $30,000 to CHRISTUS St. Michael. The money will be used to help complete the Sister Damian Walking Trail, which borders the north side of the hospital camp...
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BATON ROUGE, La. —In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vo...
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U.S. tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension
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VIENNA—The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it’s time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to...
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive—thus far the province of western states—to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do i...
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NAIROBI, Kenya —Kenya’s deputy president Sunday denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation’s military responded by killing more than 100 mil...
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What do Winston Churchill and James Earl Jones have in common besides a deep voice and a robust stature? They were both stutterers. As were King George VI, actor Bruce Willis and golfer-turned-broadca...
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KABUL, Afghanistan—A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year...
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WASHINGTON—A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, thoug...
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TOKYO—The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. A daylight assessment Sun...
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said. Fisherman...
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VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. The pope said the new...
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