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The severe thunderstorm watch in the Four States Area will continue through 10 tonight. NWS initially warned of winds, accompanying the storm, in excess of 70 mph, but around 6:40 p.m., it added to the severe thunderstorm watch the possibility of heavy rainfall, dangerous lightning and damaging hail. In addition, power lines and trees are reportedly down throughout Bowie, Cass and Miller counties and beyond, according to officials, and at least 18,000 customers were without electricity at 6:50 p.m. in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas, the AEP-Southwestern Electric Power Co. Website sho... Continue reading ->
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Judge consolidates the eleven cases; government wants them dismissed
Lawyers involved in civil lawsuits stemming from the deadly 2010 flood at an Albert Pike campground are expected to file a joint response to the U.S. government’s request to dismiss them in a fe...
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Officials discuss chance at returning post office’s role as hub of Texarkana
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Texas Historical Commission sent a representative to Texarkana on Tuesday to conduct a CSI, but it had nothing to do with a crime scene investigation. Emily Koller, a planner with the Community Herit...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Dennis Heath, center, preaches during the annual Camp Meeting Revival at Fairland Holiness Church in Fouke, Ark. The event will continue through Sunday with morning serv...
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Texarkana College’s economic outlook continues to improve as its staff works diligently to align expenses and revenues, but the college’s president warns there’s still plenty of work...
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WASHINGTON—The House has passed a bill to add $10.8 billion to the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds to prevent them from running dry next month and to buy more time for Co...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County shouldn’t “count on a magical pot of money showing up,” the head of the county’s financial advisory committee told Commissioners Court last...
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LITTLE ROCK—Nearly three out of 10 kids are living in poverty in Arkansas, but the number of children without health insurance has gone down, according to a national study released Tuesday that...
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During their regular meeting Tuesday, Texarkana College trustees recognized Dr. Phyllis Gardner, professor, and Ronda Dozier, dean of Workforce and Continuing Education, for receiving the annual Natio...

Picture: <p>Gardner</p>Picture: <p>Dozier</p>

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All of Texarkana College’s board seats will be up for election in November in order to give representation to Bowie County residents who voted themselves into the college’s taxing district...
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HOPE, Ark.—The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has awarded the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Foundation $48,736 to purchase a pediatric manikin simulator an...
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Two Rivers Gala will offer a Southern Charm-themed dinner to raise money for Two Rivers Museum in Ashdown, Ark. The gala will be Aug. 9 at Texarkana Country Club in Texarkana, Ark. The doors open at...
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The Salvation Army is seeking people to sponsor a child or children in a back-to-school supply drive. There are several children living at the agency’s Center of Hope Homeless Shelter ranging i...
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Photo courtesy of Jorge Marin Jr. Village Lodge 1346 recently held its installation of officers. They are, bottom row from left, Tiler Howard Killian, Junior Deacon J.R. Cox, Junior Warden Joe Strick...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date July 19, 2014. Head count: 960. STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $235-340; 300-400 lbs. $205-310; 400-500 lbs. $190-287.50; Over 500 lbs. $140-250. HEIFERS:...
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HOUSTON—A death row inmate who was part of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners has received an execution date of Feb. 4. The date will allow time for Donald Newbury to file an appeal with t...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis  Members of the Liberty-Eylau Volunteer Fire Department move a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide after the driver struck the side of a Chevy pickup Tuesday afternoon at the...
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HOUSTON—After her mother was gunned down on a quiet neighborhood street just a block from her elementary school, 7-year-old Sheyli Galvez was turned over to Child Protective Services while a sta...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Monday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:23 a.m., gas leak, 13825 Farm to Market Road 990, Simms 7:56 a.m., trespass, 30 Timber Lane 9:38 a.m....
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WASHINGTON—Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing jour...
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ST. PAUL, Minn.—An attorney for Jesse Ventura asked a federal jury Tuesday to award the former Minnesota governor millions of dollars in damages for what he claimed is a lie in a memoir by the l...
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RUDY, Ark.—Two men face capital murder charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old in western Arkansas. Jonathan Bridgewater, 27, and Nicholas Barrows, 19, half-brothers from Rudy, are accus...
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KILLEEN, Texas—Ground was broken Tuesday in Central Texas for a memorial to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded. Ceremonies were hel...
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Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2014. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary presented a list of demands to Serbia f...
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The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel. Israel calls them the lone soldiers:...
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ATHENS, Texas—An East Texas woman has been charged in the slaying of her 4-year-old daughter whose beaten body was found in the trunk of a car. Henderson County jail records show 25-year-old S...
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WASHINGTON—Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but...
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LOS ANGELES—The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made...
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Survey finds sharp rise in teen use of HGH
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NEW YORK—Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and impr...
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JERUSALEM—A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shoc...
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LONDON—The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.   What’s all the fuss about? A littl...
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CLEVELAND—An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federa...
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America’s black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro College Fund from the conservative Ko...
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NEW YORK—Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge’s two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large Americ...
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Before the Eagles, Don Henley got his start in a Linden band called the Four Speeds
It’s likely that decades hence Linden, Texas, will be remembered not for its courthouse or county seat but for the music of a teenage drummer who once used to sneak into the high school music ro...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Richard Bowden of Linden, Texas, displays the bass guitar he and his father, the late Elmer Bowden, made together for Richard to be able to play in the band called the Four Speeds. This was the band that started Don Henley on his road to musical stardom.</p>Picture: <p>Henley</p>

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The Four Speeds exuded happiness when they posed for their first professional publicity photo. Richard Bowden would have been a junior in school, Freddie Neese and Don Henley a year behind and Jerry...
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Marc Eliot in his 1998 Eagles biography “To The Limit,” writes how Jimmy Buffett introduced the Eagles as they were being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The music created b...
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Staff photo by Nei Abeles This canopy of metal is coming down at the site of the former E-Z Mart store on North Louise in downtown Atlanta, Texas. The New Creations construction company of Marshall...
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All residents of Bowie and Cass counties are invited to a plant show and sale presented by the Hooks 4-H Community Spin Club and the Cass County 4-H Club and hosted by Bowie and Cass County Prairie Vi...
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A free clinic in New Boston, Texas, is available to help those who find themselves in need of medical attention but are unable to afford a regular doctor visit. It is managed by doctors who devote th...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s3">The Chapel of Light Medical Clinic volunteers are, from left back row, are Mike Phillips, Hubert Chisum and Adam Chisum; middle row, Donna Phillips, Robbie Chisum, Keri Tackett and Tammie Reid; bottom right front row, Jennifer Gaskin and her mother, Cindy Winchester. </span>Joining them, at right, is mother-daughter duo Jennifer Gaskin and Cindy Winchester. It&rsquo;s almost a family reunion every month when the Chisum family volunteers. Donna Phillips, Keri Tackett and Adam Chisum are the elder Chisums&rsquo; children, Mike Phillips is an in-law, and Tammie Reid is Adam Chisum&rsquo;s fianc&eacute;e.</p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Staff photo by Andie Martin</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Dr. Fred Hutcheson, left, and Dr. Gary Jackson devote one Saturday a month to the free clinic in New Boston, Texas.</p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Staff photo by Andie Martin</span></p>

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DALLAS—A large, colorful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” has been sold at auction for $10,755. In a statement, Heritage Auctio...
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CHICAGO—Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea—fighting crime by making it easier for young people to...
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NEW YORK—Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down. Employers in the U.S. are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the late 1990s and the eco...
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LOS ANGELES—Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X. 20th Century Fox has created an “X-Men”-themed virtual reality stunt especial...
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LAGOS, Nigeria—In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. The town where the girls were kidnap...
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LONDON—The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which...
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Courts split on health law clash
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within ho...
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CARACAS, Venezuela—The beginning of the end came for the world’s tallest slum Tuesday as officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside the half-built Ca...
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WASHINGTON—Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitar...
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JEFFERSON, N.J.—Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake—possibly an anaconda—slithering through New Jersey’s largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches a...
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Massive fire at North Dakota company began burning Monday
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WILLISTON, N.D.—More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze. The...
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