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Official: ‘We’re not just paying people’s rent;’ money will fund rehousing, training
The Texarkana Homeless Coalition is earmarked to receive a little more than $325,000 for permanent supportive housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Doorways Home prog...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
After an almost two-hour closed session Monday night, the Texarkana, Texas, City Council voted Christy Paddock as the replacement for the Ward 5 Council seat vacated by Bill Miller earlier this month....

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Texarkana, Texas, City Manager John Whitson leads Christy Paddock to a conference room Monday night to be interviewed by the City Council. Paddock was appointed to represent Ward 5. The seat was vacated when former council member Bill Miller resigned after being appointed to a judgeship.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Becky Bell</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Newly sworn Ward 5 Council Member Christy Paddock receives instructions of how to use the microphone after being seated on the council Monday night. Paddock was approved by three council members and the mayor, making the vote an affirmative.&nbsp;</span></p>

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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Texarkana, Texas, Fire Chief Don Rich exits 102 W. 25th St. after a fire damaged both units in the two-story duplex on Monday afternoon. The fire was quickly extinguished, a...
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A parole officer who attempted to sexually assault a female parolee was found guilty by a Sevier County, Ark., jury and sentenced to two years in prison and a total of $7,500 in fines. Anthony C. Law...
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WASHINGTON—Echoing other upbeat forecasts, a new report Monday said the federal deficit is on track to hit its lowest level in years as economic growth continues at a solid pace for fiscal 2016....
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NEW YORK—The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaig...
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BEIRUT—Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle—a significant victory for both the Kurds and t...
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A woman serving probation for multiple counts of theft of a firearm in Little River County pleaded guilty in federal court in Texarkana last week to being a felon in possession of a gun. Michelle Eri...
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ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—A clerk who worked at the Jordan’s Kwik Stop Shell in Arkadelphia, Ark., near Caddo Valley was fatally shot Sunday morning and police are looking for three suspects. Chr...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s4">&nbsp;A suspect in the slaying.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Photo submitted by Arkansas State Police</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Still image from the crime scene parking lot. Video surveillance at the store captured images of the two suspects while an accomplice waited outside in a late model four-door Ford Taurus.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Photo submitted by Arkansas State Police</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Another suspect in the slaying.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015     comments
Two structure fires that occurred Saturday in Texarkana, Texas, remain under investigation while a fire in Texarkana, Ark., appears to have started as a cooking fire. No one was injured in any of the...
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HOPE, Ark.—Police are investigating a burglary at the AT&T store on North Hervey Street. Police responded at 7 a.m. Sunday to the AT&T store in the 500 block of North Hervey in referenc...
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The Texarkana Regional Chorale starts a new semester of great choral singing 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Stilwell Humanities Building Music Hall on the Texarkana College campus. New members...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date Jan. 2, 2015.  Head count 479 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $295-360; 300-400 lbs. $275-340; 400-500 lbs. $250-325; Over 500 lbs. $195-265. HEIFERS:...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood  Firefighters with the Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department work on a grass fire Monday afternoon on Sam Thomas Road. TTFD responded to help the Liberty-Eylau Volunte...
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Courtney Shoalmire has been named as the new dean of the William R. Patterson Health Sciences Division at Texarkana College. TC trustees unanimously approved her promotion during their regular meetin...
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 10:56 a.m., brush/grass fire, 1129 Farm to Market Road 2148 4:12 p.m., shots fired, 1157 Sherwood Forest Drive 4:16 p.m., shots fired, 10 Sunset Place 7:51 p.m....
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Estimated cost of move is $250K to $270K
An anonymous donor will foot the entire cost of relocating Texarkana College’s KTXK radio station to new quarters by this summer. The estimated price tag for the move is $250,000 to $270,000, b...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—The Bowie Central Appraisal District now has 18 pieces of property it will try to sell for a collective amount of $29,250. Bowie County Commissioners agreed Monday to let the...
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HandsOn Texarkana is gearing up for its 15th annual Draw Down Fundraiser, which takes place at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Texarkana Country Club. The event has a Valentine’s Day theme. “Treat...
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The pets of the week are Eloise, a 1-year old, black and white, female, Pit bull mix in cage D17 and Polo, a black and white, domestic short hair, male cat in cage C14. The Animal Care and Adoption C...

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Committee reports and updates will be presented to the TexAmericas Center Board of Directors during their 11:30 a.m. meeting today. Board members, who will meet inside Nash’s Municipal Training...
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The Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Technical Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday followed by the TMPO’s Policy board meeting at either 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. the sam...
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TYLER, Texas—Authorities say a masked robber has been killed during a shootout with a convenience store clerk just outside of Tyler. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said the first deputy to ar...
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GALVESTON, Texas —Galveston County officials are seeking a change in state law to help them root out squatters living on beaches on Bolivar Peninsula. County commissioners will push the state L...
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DALLAS—A 14-year-old girl was charged with capital murder Monday in the death of an infant found dead inside a Dallas apartment, police said. A preliminary investigation indicates the teenager...
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AUSTIN—Pushing to keep their issue at the forefront but promising to stay peaceful, gun rights activists rallied Monday at the Texas Capitol to support open carry of handguns without a license....
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KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The president of a Texas-based contractor hired to lead tornado recovery efforts in Joplin, Missouri, announced Monday that he and another co-founder had resigned as their firm...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas lawmakers may change Gov. Asa Hutchinson's middle-class tax cut package to roll back its proposed repeal of a $21 million capital gains tax break that lawmakers approved two...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Leo Parra paints a newly built play structure for cats Monday afternoon at the Texarkana Animal Shelter. The cat room at the shelter is being remodeled, and the cats wi...
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DALLAS—The founder of a popular yogurt company is in prison after admitting he set the business ablaze in a fit of anger over investors' handling of the company. U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle...
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AUSTIN—Venture capitalists significantly stepped up their investments in Austin in 2014 —a sign that the area's strong startup culture continues to be a boon for the Central Texas economy....
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MIDLAND, Texas—A civil trial for 17 people who were hurt or had family members killed when a freight train struck a veterans parade float in Midland in 2012 is set to begin. The trial in the la...
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NEW YORK—Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a...
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Melvin J. Gordon, who ran Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years, died on Wednesday in Boston. He was 95. He served as chief executive until his death, which was announced by the company. To...
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NEW YORK—Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recr...
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WASHINGTON — The intrusion by a recreational drone early Monday onto the White House lawn exposed a security gap at the compound that the Secret Service has spent years studying but has so far b...
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ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran’s nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much ab...
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NEW YORK—Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds...
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KRAKOW, Poland—Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the “perennial demons of intolerance” from anti-Semites who are...
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REDMOND, Wash. —Microsoft didn’t use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the c...
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NEW YORK —Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV opti...
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NEW YORK—In the world of e-books, you largely have a choice between Amazon’s Kindle and everyone else. Amazon.com Inc. distributes its e-books in a proprietary format that isn’t com...
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