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NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County man was sentenced to life without parole a second time Friday evening in his second capital murder trial for the killing of a Wake Village, Texas, man in 2012....
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 18th, 2015     comments
A Texarkana, Ark., man killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday evening off Genoa Road has been identified, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary crash summary report. Lloyd E. Atwood, 51...
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A 50-year-old man was found dead by a motorist about 4:30 a.m. Friday beneath the Summerhill Road overpass off St. Michael Drive, said Sgt. Mike Jones, Texarkana, Texas, police spokesman. The passerb...
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A make-shift home was destroyed by fire Friday deep in the woods off Leila Street, according to Texarkana, Texas, Fire Marshall Capt. Chris Black. The blaze began between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on rail...
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NEW ORLEANS—A panel of three federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers Friday about whether to lift a temporary stay on President Barack Obama’s executive action, which seeks...
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They are the calm throughout the storm. A reassuring voice at the other end of the line exudes serenity, peace and tranquility, consoling us even in our darkest of hours. They are our local dispatche...
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ATLANTA—Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This “op...
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Because of a reporting error, a story in Thursday’s edition said Riverbend Water Resources District had submitted two wastewater treatment plans—one from Texarkana and one from the member...
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AUSTIN—Texas moved closer Friday to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House. The 96-35 prelimina...
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AUSTIN—Oil and gas companies putting Texas awash in money moved closer Friday to stopping cities from banning fracking, an early victory for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and his sights on what he...
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Texarkana, Texas, police arrested one of two men identified in connection with an aggravated robbery that occurred at Albertsons on Richmond Road Tuesday afternoon, said Shawn Vaughn, TTPD spokesman....

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An argument between a husband and wife escalated into a stabbing recently in Hope, Ark., a police official said. As a result, the wife was arrested on a domestic battery in the second degree charge....
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The Texarkana Bowie County Family Health Center will have a series of Healthy Living Diabetes Self-Management Education classes. Classes will take plac from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. eac...
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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark.—Mountain Home recently received a visit from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Baxter Bulletin reports that Scalia spoke to constitutional law students at Arkan...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 7:26 a.m., suspicious, 322 Holly St., Maud 9:15 a.m., large animal, 1 Private Road 21161 10:2...
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CHICAGO —Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight a...
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Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1865, a funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier; his coffin was then taken to the U.S. Capit...
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas transportation officials have pitched a $450 million redesign of an Interstate 30 corridor that would expand it to 10 lanes near downtown Little Rock. The Arkansas De...
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AUSTIN—Texas’ prison chief expressed confidence Friday that his agency will track down more of the state’s preferred execution drug once supplies are exhausted, and said he’s u...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italia...
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AUSTIN—The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.2 percent in March, marking the seventh straight month of declines due to continuing job growth, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday. Stat...
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Redwater Middle School and Junior High students competed in a University Interscholastic League competition in December and earned several placements. The Middle School teams of Art, Music Memory, Ma...

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<p class="p2">Redwater Independent School District students recently competed at the district University Interscholastic League competition at Paris Junior College. Those placing at the district level include front row from left: Laurel Emerson, third place Feature Writing; Kailee Jones, fifth place individual, first place team Current Issues and Events); Morgan Craig, third place individual Spelling and Vocabulary; and Krista Fallgren, third place Headline Writing. Second row from left: Jordan Parker, first place team Current Issues and Events; Katelynn Vejvoda, sixth place individual Science; Lindsay Collins, fourth place individual, first place team Current Issues and Events; Daniel Pletcher, sixth place individual Prose Interpretation; and Jacob Keahey, first place team Current Issues (alternate). Back row from left: Bradley Kesterson, first place individual Computer Applications; Damien Dail, second place individual Computer Applications; Jacob Collins, second place individual Spelling and Vocabulary; and Sean Daniel, first place team Current Issues and Events; Students who placed in the top three or were members of a first place team will advance to the regional competition in Tyler, Texas<span class="s3">.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Liberty-Eylau High School Choir recently earned the Sweepstakes award during a University Interscholastic League concert and sight reading competition at Canton High School. The students earned a superior rating in concert and in sight reading. Choir members include: Jayden Adams, Zanoah Arnold, Rebecca Bagley, Kyle Bean, Alyssa Beck, Nikolas Bermea, Clarence Blackwell, Jeremy Blackwell, Mahogany Braxton, Emily Child, Jabriel Chism, Tiara Colbert, Dwayne Coleman, Trane Dixon, Morgan Dunbar, Hailee Fisk, Anna Gerber, Ashia Green, Joshua Griffith, Camron Haley, Sarah Harvey, Madison Hough, Melissa Hughes, Ashley Krenelka, Michael Lindley, Amanda Locke, Dakota Locke, Benjamin Madlock, Marlie Mann, Michael Mann, Makayla Martin, O&rsquo;Sheauna McBride, Yvonne Moore, Ivory Myers, Victoria Neal, Keandrea Newton, Erica Parks, Lacie Reed, Tori Robins, Jimia Robinson, Lindsey Rubly, Malik Sanders, Shamar Sanders, Shenia Sharp, Ramona Simon, Brittanie Smith, Alyiass Spiller, Fabian Valdez, Zionte Wafer and Charity Williams.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Several Redwater High School art students recently participated at the annual Visual Arts Scholastic Event at Pleasant Grove High School and earned medals. Students Brandy Swink and Tessa Palmbusch earned a medal and advanced to the state competition to be held in Dallas. Other participants and medal winners include: Montana Moore; Kailee Jones, two medals; Jacob Keahey; Kourtney McElwee, one medal; Addy Thornhill, one medal; and Hannah Spence, one medal.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2">Redwater Junior High&rsquo;s cast and crew of &ldquo;Good-Bye to the Clown&rdquo; recently participated in an area One Act Play competition and received three acting awards and one technical award, under direction of Jill Bradley. The cast and crew include: Karlee Carmony; Catie Thornhill; Cat White, Honorable Mention; Ben Gesslemen, Best Actor; Erin Roberts, All Star cast; Valec Peirce; Abby Harrison, Outstanding tech; Josh York; Briana Wheat; and Kaitlyn Powell.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Redwater Junior High UIL competitors.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Redwater Middle School UIL competitors.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2">Several Redwater High School photography students recently participated at the annual Visual Arts Scholastic Event at Pleasant Grove High School and earned medals. Those competing include front row from left: Gage Pilgreen, medal; Billy Davison, two medals; Hailey Law, medal; Daniel Pletcher, medal; and Jolie Jungers, two medals. Back row from left: Laurel Emerson, medal; Jewell Gomez, two medals; Paige Gomez, two medals; Shea Westmoreland, medal; Kollin Markham; Kelsey Stewart, medal; and Gabbie Wright, two medals.</p>

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First Baptist Church, Moores Lane, will host a nationwide simulcast featuring New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg at 6 p.m. Rosenberg, a Messianic Jew and Middle East expert, has addr...
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SALT LAKE CITY—A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of proselytizing Latter-day Saints...
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Q: I’m 64 and went to a new doctor about knee pain. He looked at my chart and then said, “At your age, you might want to think about scaling back your activities.” I excused myself...
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On Sunday, Sunset Church of God in Christ will celebrate a ministry milestone with a mortgage burning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony will commemorate the pay off of the church’s worship cen...

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Bibleway Ministries Choir will present an evening of praise and worship at 6 p.m. today. The service, titled, “My Worship is for Real,” will feature several area ministers including pasto...

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Restoration House of Prayer will host a special service at 6 p.m. Sunday with Renae Brown of Let Go Let God Deli-verance Center in Little Rock. The church is at 29 Village Terrace Plaza in Wake Villag...
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VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday. Francis has been credited with having helped...
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NEW SERVICES Worship Warriors Fitness Sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and April 27, and at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and April 29 at the Quality Inn, 5210 N. Stateline Ave. Courses are $3...
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On Sunday, the congregation of Buchanan First Baptist Church will mark 90 years of ministry with special services and an anniversary luncheon. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. followed by a potluck meal at 1...

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<p class="p2">&nbsp;Buchanan First Baptist Church is seen as it looks now.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2">Members of the congregation of West Texarkana Baptist Church (now Buchanan First Baptist Church) are seen circa 1925 in the old Red Cut community. The congregation later moved to U.S. Highway 59 and then to its present location on Buchanan Loop Road. The church will celebrate 90 years of ministry on Sunday.</p>

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Resilient but still scarred five years after British Petrol well explosion
Five years after the BP well explosion, there is no single, conclusive answer to how the Gulf of Mexico is doing, but there are many questions.  Here are some of them: WHAT DO SCIENTISTS SAY?...

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<p class="p2">A worker shucks the last of a small amount of oysters they received for the day at P&amp;J Oyster Co., an oyster distributor, in New Orleans. Oyster harvests along the Gulf Coast declined dramatically after the 2010 BP oil spill.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2">An oil rig is shown in the Gulf of Mexico near the Chandeleur Islands, off the Southeastern tip of Louisiana.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;An endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle is released Jan. 29 into the Gulf of Mexico, 24 miles off the coast of Louisiana.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">The turtle was rehabilitated by the Audubon Institute.</span></p>

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SAN FRANCISCO—Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find in...
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BOSTON—The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case. Bil...
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NEW YORK—To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Fl...
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TULSA, Okla.—After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement. Bates—the 73-y...
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U.S. senator says itís time to put a woman on the $20 bill
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CONCORD, N.H.—The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would c...
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McVeigh defense archive shows bomber viewed blast as failure
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AUSTIN—Timothy McVeigh considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a "Paul Revere-type messenger" and even suggested his de...
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NASHUA, N.H.—Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race. But to do so, Fi...
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NEW YORK—For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition. "Good mornin...
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MILAN—The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas...
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BAGHDAD—He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-...
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