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Bowie County Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace John Carson has died. He was elected as Precinct 5 justice of the peace in 1983 and served as Bowie County emergency management coordinator. Today, County Judge Sterling Lacy appointed Deputy Coordinator Cindy White to fill the position of emergency management coordinator appointed. White has worked for 24 years as Carson’s deputy coordinator. Continue reading ->
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The body of a longtime Texarkana College instructor has been found near the peak of Mount Whitney, where he was hiking on vacation with his wife. Dawson Johnson, 75, was reported missing Wednesday morning in Sequoia National Park in California after he did not return from a trip to the mountain the previous day. His longtime coworker and friend Dianna Kinsey said Johnson and his wife, Sandra, had been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail since TC classes ended in May and were nearing the end of their 700-mile journey. She said his wife became worried when he did not return to... Continue reading ->
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Bowie budget hearing set for Aug. 18
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County departments have either cut staff or reduced salaries, payroll information shows. Information shows by Thursday afternoon, departments submitted reductions or ter...
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A Guatemalan man arrested in Miller County last week has been charged by federal authorities with transporting illegal immigrants. Isaias Elias-Pelico was driving a car with at least seven passengers...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Autumm Rose runs from Summar Rose during a mud fight in a large puddle Thursday in Jefferson Park.
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Researchers make rodents see-through
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NEW YORK—Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won’t find these critters scampering in your kitchen. The transparent rodents aren’t alive and they’re...
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Place for maximum-security facility undecided
Arkansas Department of Correction is looking for cities and counties throughout the state to consider becoming the home for a proposed $100 million maximum-security prison, and Texarkana Chamber of Co...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to keep the state’s marriage ban in place, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate purpose. Attorn...
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WASHINGTON—The CIA’s insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency’s internal watchdog documenting improp...
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Jade Moreland looks at a snake during a presentation by Shelley Flanary from Cossatot River State Park during the seventh annual Four States 4-H Day on Thursday at the Four States Fairgrounds. Park in...
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MADISON, Wis.—The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the s...
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MANCHESTER, N.H.—A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Ph...
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NEW YORK—What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course! As in “us.” Pronounced uss-ee, rhymes with fussy. “Usies are a growing trend that I think have far more social v...
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Today is Friday, August 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi oc...
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Sports commentator-provocateur Stephen A. Smith said mostly right things after ESPN’s announcement that he will be suspended from the network for a week. That’s fortunate, because the comm...
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On my refrigerator door I keep a photo of an exceptional Palestinian woman who ran kindergartens in Gaza in the 1990s for the Philly-based American Friends Service Committee. Mary Khaas, who died more...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama a few weeks ago attended July 4 ceremonies for 25 members of the U.S. armed forces who were sworn in as newly minted American citizens. It was a quiet, dignifie...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis • Josh Hubbard removes the old facade from the front of the future site of Pecan Point Brewing Co. on Main Street in downtown Texarkana. Owners John Hubbard and Bill Sc...
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Revival services at The Church of God of the Union Assembly start at 7 p.m. today. The three-day event will continue at 7 p.m. Saturday and conclude with services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.  The...
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ROGERS, Ark.—Superior Industries International Inc. announced Wednesday it would shutter its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. The California-based company produces aluminum...
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TISD hopes to be able to build new schools to handle influx of students
Should Texarkana, Texas, Independent School District voters approve a bond issue to build two new schools, the average homeowner would pay $53 to $60 more per year in property taxes. TISD officials t...
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• Citizens for a Better Community will have an ice cream social from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 at Stanley Davis Community Center, Fouke, Ark. Proceeds will benefit the city’s new Town Sq...
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Children meet variety of animals, get to perform ‘surgery,’ more
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Thursday’s rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of children at the seventh annual Four States 4-H Day. “We have got way more people than we expected,” said Jennifer Caraway, dir...
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Pamela Boyce of Cass County Shared Services Arrangement has received the 2014 Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education Professional Excellence Award. The award recognizes individuals who...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Wednesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:50 a.m., disturbance, 296 County Road 1376 7:10 a.m., large animal, Farm to Market Road 989 7:32 a.m...
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ORLANDO, Fla.—Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by anim...
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WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on...
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A tip to the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office led to the return of stolen property to its rightful owners. According to BCSO officials, Investigator Will Buttram was notified Wednesday by a resale...
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DANVILLE, Ark.—A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, author...
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JONESBOROR, Ark.—Police say twin brothers in Arkansas will soon be together after one tried to mail methamphetamine to the other who was in jail The Jonesboro Sun reports that 27-year-olds Bran...
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HAWKINS, Texas—An East Texas mayor says he was falsely arrested on an official oppression charge and just offered to help a resident get her yard cleaned up. Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers on Thursd...
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SAN ANTONIO—San Antonio animal care officials say an obese Doberman taken in last week is being transferred to Conroe for further care. A spokeswoman for the city’s Animal Care Services s...
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LOS ANGELES—Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting imm...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Nearly a month into Israel’s fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges agai...
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She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person." The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-na...
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WASHINGTON—Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeo...
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NEW YORK—U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to...
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WASHINGTON—Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Among the unanswered ques...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House...
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WASHINGTON—Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influ...
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A Marine from Camp Pendleton who was killed in Afghanistan has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star for bravery. The award was bestowed on the family of Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Price during a ceremo...
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WASHINGTON—The final House-Senate compromise veterans’ bill aims to alleviate delays many patients have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end the wid...
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• Grandpa’s Place in Patmos, Ark., will be the site of an outdoor evening concert featuring several area and regional gospel performers. The event, hosted by The Hendrix Trio, is at 6 p.m....
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