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Cooperation between law enforcement agencies in Texas and Arkansas led to the indictment of a man in Bowie County for soliciting sex from a minor online. Noble Solomon May, 23, was indicted by a Bowi...
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State requests no bond be set in slaying; victim shot seven times
Two of three men accused of capital murder in connection with a February shootout in a Texarkana, Ark., house pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Miller County. Anthony Sean King, 21, and Joel Edwa...

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Staff photo by Evan Lewis  A Texarkana, Texas, patrol officer tapes off the house at 515 Texas Blvd. on Tuesday as a crime scene tech documents items out front. The body of a 27-year-old male wa...
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DAYTON, Ohio—On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;A section of the $500 million I-75 Phase II modernization project, which is under way in Dayton, Ohio, is seen Monday. On the road in a tour bus this week, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is urging Congress to quickly approve legislation to pay for highway and transit programs amid warnings that the U.S. government&rsquo;s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could threaten to set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks to the media about federal transportation funding Monday in Dayton, Ohio. &nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Mike Carter was sworn in as Bowie County Precinct 4 commissioner during a courthouse ceremony Tuesday morning. Carter stood with his wife, Charlene, as County Judge Sterling L...
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SAN ANTONIO—A judge has ordered a 23-year-old El Paso man to spend 18 months in a state jail facility for urinating on the Alamo. State District Judge Ray Olivarri sentenced Daniel Athens on Mo...
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CALGARY, Alberta–A University of Calgary student was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party Tuesday that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Cana...
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Two men charged in separate drug-trafficking cases received 10-year prison terms from a federal judge Tuesday. Chadwick “Wick” Williams, 33, of Texarkana, Texas, received a decade of pris...
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Wyatt Hobson, left, Kota Muncrief, center, and Caden Esparza of Trail Life Troop 1 clean up the Museum of Regional History courtyard with members of American Heritage Girls Troop 1330 in preparation f...
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The U.S. Marshals Service in Texarkana is trying to locate Roderick Thurman for his alleged conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and money lau...
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The Texarkana Gazette won 20 awards including four firsts in two Texas journalism competitions this spring. Ashley Gardner took first place in Specialty Reporting in the Texas Associated Press Managi...

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Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch records from Monday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 5:33 a.m., suspicious, U.S. Highway 259 7:08 a.m., threat, 105 N. Center St. 8:28 a.m., theft, 106 Fairway...
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Bowie Central Appraisal District Board of Directors will meet at 11:30 a.m. today to listen to a district audit report covering last year. Board members will meet inside the district’s office c...
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Texarkana, Ark.’s Razorbacks will take to the field in new uniforms next fall after the school board approved the purchase of 90 sets of jerseys and pants. Texarkana, Ark., School District trus...
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Bruce Witherspoon clears rubble from demolished buildings Tuesday on State Line Avenue and 15th Street. Staff photo by Curt Youngblood
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County Commissioners Court will have a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. today to canvass the results of the April 8 tax rollback election. Complete but unofficial results sh...
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The Save the Red River Army Depot fundraising campaign is getting lots of corporate help, but it still needs individual contributions, according to a report delivered Tuesday to Texarkana Chamber of C...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Farm Bureau will host a Measure the Candidate forum for its members 9:30 a.m. April 22 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Registration begins at 9 a.m....
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The Lone Star Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and Grand Storage Solutions will have a recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 600 W. Broad Street in Texarkana, Texas. Grand S...
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Building demolition and alterations will be the topics brought before Texarkana, Ark., Historic District Board of Commissioners during their 9:30 a.m. meeting today. Commissioners, who will meet insi...
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Once again, it’s avid animal lovers to the rescue for homeless pets in this area. Animal Care and Adoption Center of Texarkana, Ark., recently won $1,000 and 100 vaccines in the Shelter Challen...
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More than 700 people attend event that included about 70 employers
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About 70 local and area employers and 30 organizations collectively sought to hire more than 800 people Tuesday, and it appears they all may have succeeded. During the 2014 annual Career and Communit...
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Main Street Texarkana will keep the Main Street name in Texarkana, Ark., for another year. Officials with Main Street Arkansas recertified MST on Tuesday during the local organization’s board m...
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Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 16, 1964, The Rolling Stones’ first album, eponymously ti...
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TOPEKA, Kan.—Robert C. Harder, a former Kansas legislator who helped create the agency that became the state Department for Children and Families, has died from a brain tumor, his family said. H...
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LAGOS, Nigeria—Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in t...
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KRAMATORSK, Ukraine—In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning wh...
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Associated Press A cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors Tuesday as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. The original fossilized bones of th...
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WASHINGTON—Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deport...
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SAN ANTONIO—An 83-year-old woman has died almost two weeks after being mauled by a neighbor’s dog as while feeding her cats in her backyard. The Bexar County medical examiner’s offi...
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JOHANNESBURG—Hours before South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, she wrote him a Valentine’s Day card with the words, “I think today is...
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In Seattle’s latest and perhaps most original contribution to the worship of java, a local startup is trying to make a new culinary staple out of coffee flour. Mind you, that’s not flour...
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It’s all about the connection. It’s a bond with one’s ancestors, one’s past. Living with artifacts and belongings from one’s ancestors forms a connection to them, a lovi...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photos by Andie Martin</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Mike and Carolyn McCrary&rsquo;s 95-year-old home was built by Mike&rsquo;s&nbsp;grandparents in 1919. It now sits in its second location in a large clearing surrounded by native trees, old relics and thoughtful placements of Carolyn&rsquo;s collection of garden gnomes, garden art and old-fashioned plants and accessories.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Posted to the side of the house at the back door is a plaque given to the McCrary family in 1987 by the commissioner of the&nbsp;Texas Department of Agriculture designating their farm a&nbsp;Texas Century farm, since the farm has been maintained by the same family for over 100 years.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Metal roofing tiles from Texas &amp; Pacific Railroad were salvaged from the roof of the Williams House Museum in DeKalb. The tiles are imprinted with&nbsp; the T&amp;P&nbsp;insignia and are prized possessions for Mike.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The old pie safe is original to the house as it belonged to Mike&rsquo;s grandmother and has always lived in the kitchen.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Carolyn McCrary sits in front of the beautiful hutch she and her husband, Mike, refinished after receiving it from his grandmother. The couple will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this August, and if ever two people were made for each other&mdash;both with love for the old&mdash;it is these two warm,&nbsp; friendly, welcoming people with hearts set on preserving the past.&nbsp;</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
Atlanta Elementary students work hard to earn Junior Master Gardener certificates
It’s 3:30 p.m. on a Tuesday or Thursday, and after a full day of school, these Atlanta Elementary School students are staying until 5 to work in their garden. These fourth-graders aren’t...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;On this day as spring approaches, students in the Junior Master Gardener program at Atlanta Elementary School are getting banana pepper plants from the hot house. Handing them out for planting is teacher Larry Brown.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Samantha Winters and Stacie Rollins await the exciting moment of planting vegetables, this time banana peppers. Their teacher, Larry Brown, shows them how to do this carefully.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">&nbsp;Harvesting is the best part of gardening. Arianna Benton, left, and Stacie Rollins show their pleasure in the radishes they&rsquo;ve grown.&nbsp;</span></p>

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The sport of youth baseball has big plans for Atlanta. During Saturday’s Open Dixie Tournament, which drew 24 teams and hundreds of visitors to Atlanta, Atlanta Baseball Association President J...
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A special exhibit of a new work by Travis Whitfield will be on display during the Wildflower Trails Art Show in Linden Saturday, April 26. The new work titled “Winter’s Bones” is in...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the collection of state sales taxes for copies of a patient’s medical records. Justices on Thursday upheld a Pope County judge’s de...
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Dr. Robert Lustig’s YouTube lectures about the dangers of sugar have raised a few eyebrows in recent years and even drawn some criticism. But the pediatric endocrinologist’s proclamations...
Category: Health    Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014     comments
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