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• Ashlin, 56, who was convicted in 2002, has been living in Bowie County since 2009
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A registered sex offender living in Bowie County was indicted last week for allegedly sending and receiving child pornography. Randal Leon Ashlin, 56, pleaded guilty in a federal court in the Eastern...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 1st, 2014     comments
Annual Comic Con draws thousands to city
It’s clear the “force” was with organizers of the fourth annual Comic Con this Labor Day holiday weekend. The two-day event drew more than 4,300 attendees, not only from the Four St...

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<p><span>&bull; Robert Flieder is dressed as Wisp on Sunday afternoon for the adult-costume contest at the Ark-La-Tex Comic Con.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Tara Grilliette, left, and Zack Nowlin sort through a new box of Magic: The Gathering cards Sunday afternoon at the Ark-La-Tex Comic Con.</span></p>
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Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 1st, 2014     comments
•Harvest Texarkana hopes to spread awareness during Hunger Action Month
September is Hunger Action Month, and Harvest Texarkana regional food bank has a lot of events and activities planned to raise awareness about hunger in this area. “This is really just one time...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The latest in an occasional look at education as students return to the  classroom.   COLUMBUS, Ohio—Millions of students will sit down at computers this year t...
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ARKANSAS The Arkansas Board of Education adopted the Common Core standards in 2010, with an effective date of this fall. The Legislature endorsed the board’s decision during its 2011 regular se...
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WASHINGTON—Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> This 1947 file photo shows Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington.</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> This file photo shows American invasion troops of the 7th Infantry Division approaching a landing area code-named Beach Red May 11, 1943, in the western arm of Holtz Bay, on Japanese-occupied Attu island.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Law enforcement officers are still on the lookout for a felon with a reputation for violence who may still be on the loose near Farm to Market Road 2516, commonly known as Buchanan Loop Road. Jordan...
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Bowie County Extension Agent Brian Triplett offers tips on testing hay for quality, a tool for winter feeding. Triplett recommends feeding the lowest-quality hay early in the winter, when conditions...
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REUNIONS September USS Long Beach Association will have a reunion Sept. 8-14 at Hilton St. Louis Airport, 10330 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Mo. For information about the reunion or room rates, c...
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• A hot air balloon is filled with hot air as it is prepared to be launched during the annual Big Bend Balloon Bash on Saturday in Alpine, Texas.    Associated Press
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A concert planned for Sept. 6 will benefit a reward offered in the unsolved shooting death of Texarkana, Texas, resident Xavier Rollins. Xavier Rollins, 25, died June 17 in a shooting at the River Cr...
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The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Greater Texarkana Young Professionals (GTYP) organization will host a “Meet The Mayors” event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Four States Fairgroun...
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Four Ashdown schools will host grandparents on their campus on Friday to celebrate Grandparents Day with their grandchildren. Ashdown school officials say they recognize the importance of parental su...
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Being No. 1 isn’t always best, and Washington Regional Medical Center hopes to help knock Arkansas off the top of the stroke mortality list. The medical system opened t...
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CIVIL COURT Bowie County Graceland Properties LLC v. Donna Michelle Fowler, default; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Cody G. Dew Sr., default; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Penny Stanton...
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Labor Day holiday to be observed in a fitting way
100 years ago Sept. 1, 1914: ROSE HILL—Some of the children on Rose Hill haven’t stopped sighing yet over the unexpected marriage of their beloved teacher, Miss Marstella Wooten, to Mr. V...
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LITTLE ROCK—An independent, nonprofit organization in Arkansas is looking into whether youth sent to the state’s juvenile facilities are staying months or even years past their initial rel...
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DALLAS—Officials say no animals were affected when a pickup truck veered off a nearby roadway and flipped onto the property of the Dallas Zoo. The Dallas Morning News reports the crash occurred...
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Today is Monday, September 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year. This is Labor Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germ...
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GUILDERLAND, N.Y.—Joseph Persico, best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, has died. He was 84. Persico's wife, Sylvia, said he died Saturday St. Peter's...
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MADRID—Manuel Pertegaz, one of Spain's most admired fashion designers who dressed Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Ava Gardner, has died. He was 96. Pertegaz died Saturday in his hometown...
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BERLIN—Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, has died. He was 92. Franz was a 14-year-old cabin boy when the hy...
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Concerns raised that action was part of plan to suppress votes
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DALLAS—A previously unreported 2010 state raid of a Houston effort to register low-income voters is raising concerns from critics that the Republican favorite to become the next governor of Texa...
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FORT WORTH— North Texas water wells within two miles of active gas drilling sites contain higher concentrations of arsenic and other carcinogens, according to a study published in the journal En...
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LOS ANGELES—From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors’ plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It’s not just the proj...
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HOUSTON—Police have charged a Texas youth soccer trainer in connection with a 19-year-old homicide case. Chad Bujano was arrested Thursday and accused of the broad-daylight shooting of 18-year-...
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Store credit cards may offer some tempting perks, like 20 percent off your purchase when you apply for a card at the cash register. I’ve given in to such a deal at least once. But lately, the i...
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NEW YORK—The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that’s designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users...
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The cost of consumer checking accounts at U.S. banks and thrifts hit new highs during the first six months this year, according to the latest survey of 100 banks by MoneyRates.com. A twice-yearly rep...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Labor Day kicks off a two-month sprint toward Election Day. This story is part of a package that sets the stage for the November elections. DES MOINES, Iowa—Iowa’s ai...
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LOS ANGELES—They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the ha...
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DETROIT—It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom. The path to exit bankruptcy could take les...
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Bears celebrate new stadium with 45-0 thumping of Southern Methodist
WACO, Texas—In a coliseum more resplendent than any used by Romans to slay Christians did the Baptists smite the Methodists. Baylor celebrated the opening of its new stadium Sunday night by han...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> SMU quarterback Matt Davis is pressured by Baylor safety Travon Blanchard, right, and linebacker Bryce Hager during the first half Sunday in Waco, Texas.</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon of Mount Pleasant, left, celebrates his touchdown catch with teammate Davion Hall of Liberty-Eylau during the first half against SMU on Sunday in Waco, Texas.</span></p>
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BAGHDAD—Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bomb...
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ISLAMABAD—Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister agai...
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JERUSALEM—Forty United Nations soldiers who were surrounded and attacked by anti-government rebels on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights fled to safety under the cover of darkness early Sunday...
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RAFAH, Gaza Strip—The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah—thanks to a temporary ce...
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KIEV, Ukraine—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.Hours later, Ukraine said a border...
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DAKAR, Senegal—The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact w...
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VERONA, Wis.—There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Whi...
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's t...
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NEW YORK—Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. "We are keeping our fingers crossed...
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PYONGYANG, North Korea—It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done i...
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REYKJAVIK, Iceland—Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the hi...
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