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Leaders say federal government trying to grab private property
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AUSTIN—Top Texas leaders are accusing the federal government of trying to seize property they say belongs to local cattle ranchers, a dispute that involves the same agency currently embroiled in...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
Richard Andrews received 20 years for 2012 shooting
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The conviction and sentence of a Texarkana man who shot and paralyzed another in 2012 was upheld by a Texas appellate court this week. Richard “Dick” Andrews, 52, was found guilty of aggr...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
Weather pattern expected to hit later this year
An El Niño weather pattern is on the way for the middle and later parts of 2014, according to area meteorologists. But forecasters are not expecting any drastic weather patterns locally. &ldq...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Chloe Brown, left, and Eryn Norton participate in a hula-hoop contest during Spring Fling on Thursday at Texarkana College. 
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
MIDLAND, Texas—A Dallas-area woman has been arrested in a cooked corn dog dispute at a West Texas business. Midland County jail records show 45-year-old Charmelle Henry of Carrollton was being...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
Union, company dedicate pavilion to man who died in industrial accident in 2007
Ben Butler was a good-hearted man who was dedicated to his family and his job at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., as a machine operator. The memory of Ben Butler was honored by the United Steelworkers U...

Picture: <p class="p1">Inolia Butler, right, received a plaque from Tommy Engledowl, vice president of the United Steel Workers Union 7521, Thursday at the Cooper Tire union hall. The union honored the late Ben Butler, who was killed in an industrial accident in January 2007. Inolia accepted the plaque honoring her late husband. <span class="s2">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>Picture: <p>Butler</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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WASHINGTON—The federal government’s move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and pu...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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The United Steelworkers Union 752L in Texarkana, Ark., was a good place for James Lee Witt to campaign Thursday as a Democratic candidate for the Fourth Congressional District. One of his first jobs...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
Texarkana, Texas’ annual communitywide yard sale, electronics recycling day and citywide clean-up will all take place Saturday, an official say.   Keep Texarkana Beautiful, The City of Te...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments

Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s2">Sylvia Jennings with Texas Department of Public Safety watches Renee Stearns attempt to navigate a driving course while wearing goggles that simulate being drunk. The driving course was one of the events at Texarkana College&rsquo;s Spring Fling on Thursday.</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s2">Brent Hobbs with the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department, administers a field sobriety test on Faith Knusdtson as part of a Spring Fling event at Texarkana College. Knusdtson was wearing goggles that simulate the feeling of being drunk.</span></p>
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Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
An arrest has been made in a burglary occurring about noon Thursday, a Texarkana, Texas, Police Department official said. Texarkana, Texas, Police were dispatched to a burglary in progress in the fir...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
Claws for a Cause crawfish boil takes place from 5 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday at Hopkins Ice House. Tickets are $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Harvest Texarkana. Stiff Necked Fools, a seven-pie...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
Two men have been arrested for alleged abuse of an endangered or impaired person as part of an investigation into a nursing home in De Queen. John Halper, 24, of De Queen and Trenton Hamm, 24, of W...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
• A fish-fry fundraiser for People to People Ambassador program representative Tori Watson will be at noon Saturday in the parking lot at First Baptist Church, 500 E. New Boston Road, Nash, Texas...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 25, 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Walds...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—In the annals of Texas journalism, Robert Heard stands out for many things: a biting wit, a prolific career, a lawyer’s understanding of lawmaking, a determination to get the story...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
Harvest Texarkana is teaming up with the Miller County Sheriff’s office to collect food items for the Arkansas Prescription Drug Take Back and Food Drive today and Saturday in front of the sheri...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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Texarkana Seventh-day Adventist Church’s family ministries department will sponsor a Marriage Enrichment and Family Life Seminar at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The afternoon event will feature Dr. Davi...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary volunteer Beth Brine, left, hands Mary Stone a bowl of stone soup during the Stone Soup Fundraiser for The Salvation Army Wo...
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Texarkana, Texas, police have responded to numerous reports of copper thefts and are asking for help in locating suspects. The suspects in the thefts removed copper components from outside air condit...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Supreme Court declined on Thursday to reconsider its decision that threw out a $1.2 billion judgment against a pharmaceutical company accused of improperly marketing an...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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Staff photo by Jim Williamson Jeanne Fields registers for information from an ambulance for services and free gifts during the 10th annual Little River County Health Fair on Thursday morning in Ashdo...
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AUSTIN—Almost 80 percent of fifth- and eighth-graders passed the Texas standardized math test on their first try this month while more than 75 percent passed the reading exam. The Texas Educati...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he’ll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016. Perry says he learned a lot when he ran last time. He tells CBS “This Morn...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will hold its Second annual Bowling for Business event 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Holiday Bowl, located at 3408 N. State Line Ave. For more information, call the c...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation’s mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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DALLAS—Even with the turbulence of severe winter storms and stubbornly high fuel prices, many of the major airlines are cruising and their stock prices are soaring. Mergers have reduced competi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
LOS ANGELES—The nation’s top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people’s homes. The...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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Associated Press  U.S. Postal Service employee Detra Parker chants during a protest outside a Staples store Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia. Thousands of postal workers picketed outside Staples sto...
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Senate’s newest class speaks out about foreign policy
WASHINGTON—Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America’s next...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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KABUL, Afghanistan—Three Americans—a pediatrician and a father and son—were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks...
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SLOVYANSK, Ukraine—Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia...
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JERUSALEM—Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestini...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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ROME—Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy su...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
TOKYO—When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustom...
Category: Wire News    Published: Friday, April 25th, 2014     comments
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