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Carlow: About $10,000 in interest was saved
Bowie County has paid back its $5 million loan two weeks ahead of the deadline, according to a county official. “The deadline was Feb. 5, and we saved a bit of interest by paying it early. We s...
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Payments made by Monday won’t be penalized
Bowie County Appraisal District will accept property tax payments until Monday without late-payment penalties, an official said. “We will be accepting January property tax payments on Monday. (...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  James Valentine picks okra bulbs in order to get seeds he can spread out for next season’s harvest Friday afternoon behind his home on Farm to Market Road 13...
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Third suspect sought
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Two Pine Bluff, Ark., men were arrested Thursday in connection with the robbery and murder inside an Arkadelphia, Ark., store about 4:30 a.m Jan. 25. Christ-opher D. Brown, 24, of 290 Frost Road in A...
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If you head out to the movie theater to see the latest Kevin Costner flick this weekend, you’ll see someone with a Texarkana-area connection on the big screen. Her name is Jillian Estell, and s...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas legislators’ pay would more than double and most constitutional officers and judges would see significant salary increases under a plan given initial approval Friday b...
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Group aims to bring super fast Internet accessibility to Texarkana
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Computer warm-up time and other buffering delays became targets for history-book placement during a recent Broadband Stakeholders Organization meeting focused on getting high-speed Internet service in...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Jerry Smith paints a recently installed hand railing at Unity Baptist Church on Texas Boulevard. Smith said he found a can of spray and wanted to paint the railing so t...
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PITTSBURGH—A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for cha...
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AUSTIN, Texas—Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday that “we must have civil discourse” after a freshman Texas lawmaker instructed her staff to ask Muslims who were visiting the st...
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NEW YORK—Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominat...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  Omar Guzman, from left, Jasiel Guzman, Adriana Martinez and Heaven Chavez kick the soccer ball before the sun sets Friday afternoon at Spring Lake Park. 
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Texarkana Public Library is in search of local heroes to particpate in its adult summer reading program. Library patrons are invited to explore heroes, superheroes and extraordinary people, places an...
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HOPE, Ark.—University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is preparing for another summer of fun and education at Kids’ College, and officials are seeking the community’s input on...
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GUSTINE, Texas—Officials say two North Texas school administrators are on leave after elementary students were forced to pull down their pants in class in efforts to find out who left feces in t...
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DALLAS—Pilots at American Airlines and US Airways have approved a single labor contract, a step toward combining workforces at the two carriers, which merged in December 2013. The multiyear dea...
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LifeNet Inc. is moving forward on a new trend in trauma care. Paramedics will no longer use the rigid long spine board as a standard part of trauma care. Instead, patients will be placed on the stretc...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 1:08 a.m., disturbance, 3153 County Road 4315, Simms 6:04 p.m., theft, 184 Geneva Road 7:18 p...
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A $1,500 grant from a Dallas-based education foundation is giving a select group of Texas Middle School science students a chance to head into the field to put what they learn in the classroom into re...
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AUSTIN—New state Land Commissioner George P. Bush lent national star power to Friday’s rally supporting school vouchers and charter schools, initiatives championed by top Texas conservativ...
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FORT WORTH, Texas—A funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald’s pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the accused presidential assassin’s brother, a judge ruled Friday. Robert Os...
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The Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for high school journalists has recognized six Texas High School yearbook students in the 2014 Yearbook Excellence Contest. Judges selected 217 nat...

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Bowie-Cass Adult Education and Family Literacy Program will hold new student orientation sessions from 8 a.m. to noon and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Attendance is required for both...
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GALVESTON, Texas—A Galveston city councilman said he didn’t mean to cause offense when he played an Adolf Hitler spoof video during a public meeting that was carried live on TV and online....
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GRADUATIONS The University of Arkansas at Monticello recently awarded degrees and certificates to students in December. Area graduates includes: Jerica Hubbard of Ashdown, Ark., master of physical e...
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of record...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off shortly after 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday from Saga, Japan, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route.</span></p>

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WASHINGTON—Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding...
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NEW YORK—Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product. But how healthy is it? While the government u...
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LOS ANGELES—Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song. On Friday, he was portrayed as both. Sheriff's...
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Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will host a special celebration in honor of the Rev. Dr. M.F. Brewster’s 80th birthday. The event is slated for 7 p.m. Friday and features a celebrati...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will be at the National Prayer Breakfast next week in Washington, the first time the two men have been together in nearly a year. While the...
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Associated Press  French President Francois Hollande pays his respects Tuesday at the Holocaust memorial in Paris. Hollande visits the memorial amid rising concerns about anti-Semitism after a k...
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The 2015 Love Feast sponsored by Grace and Mercy Church of God in Christ will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Washington Academy Character School cafeteria. The theme for this year’s event is Marria...
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NEW SERVICES By His Spirit Ministries will hold services at 11 a.m. Sundays at 1800 Dudley St., Texarkana, Ark. The speaker will be the Rev. Stacy T. Smith. Call 903-244-8535.   Cathedral Heig...
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Classes for the nine-week course Soulmates begin Sunday at Silver Spoon Restaurant. The classes, led by Rick and Ada Ferguson, meet at 9:15 a.m. Sundays and are designed for young adults who are seri...
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FORT WORTH, Texas—Giving thanks at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has become more diverse this year as officials have cast a wider net to include more faith-based groups that offer prayers...
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Religion, like politics, is something polite people aren't supposed to talk about, particularly at the dinner table. And there's sound reasoning for this: Passions can flame, voices spike, dissent can...
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MINNEAPOLIS—The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has assets totaling more than $45 million—including about $11 million in real estate—according to a schedule of...
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WASHINGTON—Members of the huge millennial generation are less religious, less likely to call themselves "patriotic" and significantly more liberal than older generations, new research shows. Al...
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WASHINGTON—To the issues dividing Americans by race, add the publication of satirical cartoons about religion. A survey released by the Pew Research Center this week found that Americans, by mo...
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WASHINGTON—Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama w...
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NEW YORK—Although filmed in the real Gotham City, Fox’s “Gotham” inhabits a New York all its own. What resides here is part reverential mythmaking (it recounts Batman’s g...
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NEW YORK—Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America’s children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man wi...
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DETROIT—The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other...
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PARIS—It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation’s deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children cont...
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BEIRUT—The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner releases. I...
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ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A federal judge expressed skepticism Friday about the constitutionality of the government’s no-fly list, suggesting that those who find themselves on it ought to be allowed...
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LONDON—Fifty years after Winston Churchill’s funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader—and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of th...
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DONETSK, Ukraine—Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes...
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ISLAMABAD—A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act o...
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WASHINGTON—A quick quiz: Monday is — a) Groundhog Day b) Budget Day c) A day for repeating the same old arguments over spending and taxes, only louder. d) All of the above. If you pi...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. The White House said Friday...
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