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HOUSTON—Sheriff Ron Hickman said the fatal attack on a suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy was unprovoked and suggested that the shooting was possibly fueled by rising tensions linked to the...
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• Mayor says increase not likely
The Texarkana, Texas, City Council held its second and final public hearing concerning next year’s tax rate during Monday evening’s special meeting. The first public hearing was August 24...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Ashlee Bland, from left, Honesty Mixon and Shayneczeya Ellis of the Faith, Love & Hope Corp. Stompers Drumline practice Monday afternoon on Preston Street. Th...
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The conviction and 50-year sentence of a Bowie County man found guilty last year of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was upheld Monday by an appeals court. Kevin Fahrni, 45, was described by p...
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A Hooks, Texas, man accused of child pornography possession entered a not guilty plea at a hearing Monday in Bowie County. Roger Dale Ross II appeared before 202nd District Judge Leon Pesek Jr. with...
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WASHINGTON—Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecur...
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The Doddridge, Ark., Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary listened to nearly 90 minutes of debate between firefighters and Miller County Judge Larry Burgess during a meeting Monday in the courthouse....
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DALLAS—The death of a 48-year-old man in a Dallas County jail lobby after being handcuffed was ruled a homicide Monday, with the cause attributed to factors including drug use, heart problems an...
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ROCKWALL, Texas—Rockwall authorities are looking for a man suspected of impersonating a police officer. According to police, a man approached two people at a Rockwall auto center Sunday morning...
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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas— The parking lot at Joe Pool Lake’s Lynn Creek Marina is now dry, but signs of flooding have been left behind. A thin layer of dry dirt coats most everything touched...

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<p><span>&bull;A boat heads to the lake from Lynn Creek Marina on Thursday at Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas. The marina is closed to the public but boat owners who rent slips have access to their boats. After a spring and summer of high water, the Walker family, which has operated the Lynn Creek Marina since the lake opened in 1989, is slowly trying to get back to normal.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>Some areas are open and some not yet as water levels continue to return to normal at Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Schools list dos and don’ts for Friday’s big game
Twin City rivalry will be in full force with the Razorback versus Tiger showdown kicking off at 8 p.m. Friday at Razorback Stadium. Ticket sales began Monday at the Texarkana Ark., School District At...
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The Texarkana, Ark., Police Department is investigating reports of two suspects that are approaching citizens in the area and claiming to be undercover police officers. These suspects are telling peo...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Gary Turner, left, leads the Faith, Love & Hope Corp. Stompers Drumline Monday evening on Preston Street.  
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U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas’ Fourth District spoke Friday about service in layers as he paid tribute to the Red River Army Depot’s 5,200 employees at the depot’s 74th birthday...
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LITTLE ROCK—A lower court was correct to toss a lawsuit filed by parents who claimed the Blytheville School District improperly opted out of an act that allowed them to send their children to ne...
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 1:25 a.m., shooting, 1000 Pine St. 1:40 a.m., noise disturbance, 130 Hunters Cove 10:28 a.m., disturbance, 105 Krobot Place 11:23 a.m., assault, 6812 Richmond R...
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The city of Texarkana, Ark., will hold a financial policy workshop at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be held in City Hall board room, East Third and Walnut streets.
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The Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Technical Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss the TMPO’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget as well as reorganizing the TMPO. Com...
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It was incorrectly reported in Monday’s editorial that the Harvest Texarkana’s Hunger Action Month Luncheon is Thursday.  The luncheon takes place at noon today at Williams Memorial...
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The pets of the week are Muffin, a tan, neutered male, Tibetan Mastiff/blood hound mix in cage HP4 and Skylar, a black and white, male, domestic short hair cat in the cat room The Animal Care and Ado...

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LITTLE ROCK— Without records or maps, a young Theresa Lundberg, her mother and siblings would routinely search for the burial site of her maternal grandfather. All the Lundbergs knew was that h...
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BRENHAM, Texas—Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries resumed selling its products at some locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria c...
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HOUSTON—The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday. Harris County Sheriff&r...
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The remains of seven Texas A&M canine mascots have been buried outside Kyle Field following $485 million in renovations to the football stadium. The Eagle newspaper r...
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AUSTIN—A new doctor in a University of Texas residency training program has sued the school, claiming she faced possible dismissal after complaining on Facebook about having to work 100 hours or...
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DALLAS—A fancy carrot cake and a bacon-savory cocktail have won top food awards as vendors prepare for the 2015 State Fair of Texas. Judges in Dallas on Sunday honored Fernie’s holy moly...
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic v...
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BANGKOK—Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first arrest...
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FRESNO, Calif.—A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water befor...
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The cable network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service. Beginning Oct. 1, Hulu subscribers will get films from L...
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ANDALUSIA, Pa.—Nelson Shanks, a painter renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to a pope to royalty, has died. He was 77. Shanks died Friday at his home in Ands...
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ANNAPOLIS, Md.—A colorful and complex figure in Maryland politics, Marvin Mandel was seen by some as an innovator who reorganized state government to be more efficient. For others, he was foreve...
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MIAMI—Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is the easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane....
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Today is Tuesday, September 1, the 244th day of 2015. There are 121 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 1, 1715, following a reign of 72 years, King Louis XIV of...
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NEW YORK—Samsung’s new smartphones and tablets might not offer enough to entice current iPhone and iPad users to switch, but they keep Samsung at the head of the class among Android gadget...
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NEW YORK—Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company’s new owner, AT&T. AT&T, which bought DirecTV for...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets. The company has...
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CONCORD, N.H.—A graduate of an elite prep school who was convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest will be required to register as a se...
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MARACAY, Venezuela—Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in...
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NEW YORK—Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus’ flash barely caused a shrug. Cyrus’ exposure came near the...
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SENECA FALLS, N.Y.— Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Trea...
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NEW YORK— The Titanic’s last lunch menu—saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down—is going to auction, whe...
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