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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Liberty-Eylau Volunteer Fire Department battle a fatal house fire late Tuesday night at 8371 Buchanan Road in Texarkana, Texas. An elderly woman died in the fire; a man was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The fire started a little after 10 p.m. The mobile home was fully engulfed when first responders arrived.  Continue reading ->
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Second meeting to take place today on schools’ increasingly crowded conditions
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Texarkana’s Texas-side schools are bursting at the seams, as Texarkana Independent School District’s enrollment has grown considerably in the past five years and capacity already exceeds 1...
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Defendant accused of shooting, killing man over crack cocaine
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Missing crack cocaine led to a fatal, April 2013 shooting in Miller County, witnesses testified Tuesday in the first day of trial for the alleged triggerman. Serandon Ramon Starling, 22, faces the po...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis  Willie D. Taylor removes old shelving and debris Tuesday morning from the Wellworth 5&10 building on Broad Street in downtown Texarkana, Ark. Wellworth’s ope...
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One suspect was arrested, and a warrant was issued for another
A fistfight that started Monday night led to two shootings and an arrest, and police are looking for a second suspect. About 6:50 p.m. Monday, Texarkana, Texas, police responded to a disturbance call...

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DALLAS—Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in “stable, lasting relationships,” the state’s attorney general a...
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Americans support faster deportation rules, but also support creating a faster path to citizenship f
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McALLEN, Texas—For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged...
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A Clarksville, Texas, man was reported missing Friday and found dead later in the day after a search involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a fire department, K-9 and horseback search and rescue...
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Seven candidates have filed for seven seats on Texarkana College’s Board of Trustees. In past years, nine trustees sat on the board, but the slate elected in November will consist of seven posi...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood  Jason Faris, rehab director at Cornerstone, serves tea during the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s High Tea hosted by Cornerstone on Tuesday. Tea and other ref...
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HOPE, Ark.—Southwest Arkansas Development Alliance will conduct a kickoff presentation for its Workforce Development Training program starting at 10 a.m. Thursday at University of Arkansas Commu...
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AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 8-10 as families prepare for the new school year. Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items pr...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Monday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 9:53 a.m., theft, 101 N. State Line Ave. 11:52 a.m., forgery, 106 N. Red River Road, Redwater 12:49 p.m., large an...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date July 26, 2014. Head count: 946. STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $285-360; 300-400 lbs. $265-355; 400-500 lbs. $225-292.50; Over 500 lbs. $170-257.50. HEIFER...
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The Four States Fair Ag Learning Center will host its seventh annual Four States 4-H Day on Thursday at the fairgrounds. Registration will be from 8:15 a.m. until 9 a.m. Activities will start at 9:15...
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De QUEEN, Ark.—City crews are working to pick up debris from the July 23 storm that left downed trees all over town. Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy is asking residents to pile their brush next to the...
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Genoa Central Alumni Association will have an organizational meeting at 10 a.m. Aug. 7 in the Genoa Central Elementary School cafeteria. All alumni are encouraged to attend.
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GOODRICH, Texas—Authorities in East Texas said Tuesday that they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that were discovered over the weekend in the woods and which contained about 10...
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AP Photo/Bryan-College Station Eagle, Stuart Villanueva Trapeze artist and instructor Chad Davis of Lone Star Trapeze Academy flies from the swing while practicing before a Brazos Valley Bombers Texa...
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HOUSTON—Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business. It is selling Wheelabrator Technologies Inc....
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HOUSTON—A federal appeals court has ruled that charitable bingo operators can use proceeds from their games to lobby Texas lawmakers on a variety of issues, including gambling. The full 5th U.S...
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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The North Little Rock mayor says a bullet manufacturer is rethinking a proposal to locate near a residential neighborhood. KATV reports Mayor Joe Smith told community me...
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CEDAR HILL, Texas—Police in North Texas say they’ve arrested a man who became upset with his wife and drove his car into their home, trapping the woman in the rubble. Firefighters in the...
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HAWKINS, Texas—A newly elected East Texas mayor has been accused of threatening to ticket and fine a woman $500 daily in a messy yard dispute. Hawkins Mayor William Rogers was arrested Monday o...
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DALLAS—Figures show SMU sold nearly $350,000 in beer and wine at basketball games since sales began in January. The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday that the $350,000 is for gross sales. De...
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ARLINGTON, Texas—A newly built $1 million skate park in Arlington will be temporarily closed while city workers clean up graffiti. City employees say they discovered extensive damages Monday mo...
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AUSTIN—Democratic state lawmakers questioned Tuesday what Texas will gain by committing more than $4 million a week to pump up border security amid a surge of immigrant children illegally crossi...
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CLEBURNE, Texas—Vicky Rogers was in high school when she first read Margaret Mitchell’s tale of the Civil War South, “Gone with the Wind.” It changed her life forever. After...
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DANVILLE, Ark.—Arkansas officials say search crews have discovered the bodies of a man and his infant son who were reported missing in the Ouachita Mountains late last week. Yell County Sheriff...
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ST. PAUL, Minn.—Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punche...
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Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Peters...
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AUSTIN—University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system’...
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AUSTIN—The number of troubled charter schools that are forced to close is accelerating because of a new state law that makes it easier to shutter poorly performing ones. The Texas Education Age...
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WASHINGTON—The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by...
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Legislation making a second trip to House
WASHINGTON—The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House’s reliance on what lawmakers called a funding &ldqu...
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KABUL, Afghanistan—A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. It was th...
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BURBANK, Calif.—Despite its flawless superhero pedigree, there’s always been apprehension about “Guardians of the Galaxy.”   Since the president of Marvel Studios first...
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WASHINGTON—Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and r...
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WASHINGTON—House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back...
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ATLANTA, Ga.—The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. &n...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">In this Aug. 6, 1945, file photo, the Enola Gay, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, lands at Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, after the U.S. atomic bombing mission against the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Tom VanKirk says his 93-year-old father, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew, died in Stone Mountain, Ga., on Monday.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;In this May 21, 2009, file photo, Theodore &ldquo;Dutch&rsquo;&rsquo; VanKirk visits a veteran&rsquo;s group at the Golden Corral in Macon, Ga.</span></p>

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FORT WORTH, Texas—The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq’s fragile c...
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Group says comedy, music show will take place next year
Linden Lions didn’t get to roar at their follies this year because some of its directors were ill. But the Lions Follies will go on again next year as it has for more than 50 years, the Lions s...

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<p class="p2">Justice of the Peace Ed Farmer is welcomed onstage by Joe Lovelace in 1984 for his other role in life with the Linden Lions Follies. Others in the background are, first row from left, Elmer Bowden, Cissi Lanier, Tammy Wells, Melissa Lanier, Sue Hill and Sandra Bowden. In the row behind are Gary Wells, David Woodruff, Paul Ellinger and Bob Conley.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Linden Lion Elliot Stevens sings &ldquo;Lean on Me&rdquo; a lot better with the special lean-out-into-the-audience apparatus built for him by Elmer Bowden.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Wilfred Penny dances in his gold shoes while singing with Hazel Carson.&nbsp;</p>

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The late Wilfred Penny was always solid, warm and valuable in his role with the Lions Follies. The Linden Lions Club member was well-known in the area for his singing, dancing and entertaining as Wil...
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Linden Lions Club may start its weekly meeting quietly, but this is just the raising of the curtain. A show is about to begin. The Lions are known for their annual Lions Follies, a comedy and music s...
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Picture: <p class="p1">Elizabeth Sibley tries to get a cool drink of lemonade in the shade of a tree.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Carter Landers slides past a group of children climbing to the top of a carnival fun slide.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Chesni and Colt Martin ride on a dragon roller coaster Saturday at the Naples Watermelon Festival in Naples, Texas.</p>Picture: <p class="p1">Patrons at the Naples Watermelon Festival pick up their slices of fresh, cut watermelon Saturday in Naples, Texas.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Kaiten Hugaes slides down a carnival slide at the festival.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Kordan Johnson, Wes Weeks, Grace Berry and Cuper Weeks slide down a carnival slide.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Cuper Weeks plays a carnival game at the festival in Naples, Texas.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Patrons at the Naples Watermelon Festival pick up their slices of fresh, cut watermelon Saturday in Naples, Texas.</p>

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory’s only power...
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It’s no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transfor...
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WASHINGTON—Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She’s also looking forward to the food. “I love the state fair, and I love the elephant ears...
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WASHINGTON—House Democrats are cashing in on chatter that Republicans are plotting to impeach President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Repub...
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Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects. H...
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LONDON—It’s a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers. Now a new campaign called “Talk to m...
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DENVER—Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The a...
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—A leading virologist who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was...

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MINNEAPOLIS—An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, which has the larg...
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WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughte...
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NEW ALBANY, Ind.—A southern Indiana sheriff accused of patronizing a prostitute gave the woman a deputy’s badge and uniform so she could get hotel discounts, then later encouraged her to g...
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PARIS—Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. T...
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Lights and sirens announced the intentions of Wake Village Fireman Brad Smith to propose marriage to Savannah Lishman, this morning during a scheduled group photo at Chapelwood Funeral Home in Nash....

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