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County judge pulls data from auditor, treasurer and the tax assessor-collector
Bowie County Judge Sterling Lacy requested earlier this year computer backups be made of the county auditor’s office, county treasurer’s office and the county tax assessor-collector and tu...

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014     comments
Two Bowie County officials are speaking out about County Judge Sterling Lacy’s requesting their computer information. Lacy requested computer files from the computers of the county auditor, tre...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Camron Bush climbs a small tree Tuesday afternoon at Texarkana College while waiting for his brother to finish soccer practice.
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Smith’s suicide attempt resulted in broken leg, tailbone and injured knee
NEW BOSTON, Texas—A man who tried to kill himself during his child sexual abuse trial last week appeared in a wheelchair Tuesday morning for formal sentencing at Bowie County Courthouse. Shawn...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Testimony is expected to begin this morning for a man accused of robbing a Texarkana, Texas, hotel employee at gunpoint last year. Roderick Beham, 22, faces five to 99 years o...
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A Magnolia, Ark., man held on a $1 million bond made a court appearance Tuesday in connection with Sunday’s shooting incident at the VFW Hut that left two men dead. Byron Lavell Dunn, 20, had a...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting—an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides ha...
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WASHINGTON—Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is...
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Doddridge fire department given grant to curb wildfires
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Doddridge firefighters recently received a $500 grant from the Arkansas Forestry Commission Firewise program as part of ongoing work to reduce wildfire damage. “The Arkansas Forestry Commission...
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Ashdown, Ark., School District is participating in an ongoing, statewide effort to identify, find and evaluate children from birth to age 21 who have a physical, mental, communicative or emotional dis...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Monday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:12 a.m., suspicious, 500 County Road 4206, Simms 8:48 a.m., vandalism, County Road 4231, DeKalb 10:25 a....
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 Reed Russell, from left, Greg Johnson, and Aaron Malone dribble soccer balls while waiting for practice on Tuesday afternoon. The boys are waiting for the first practice of the season for their...
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Lifelong Miller County resident Danny Jewell is running for the Ward 5 position of Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors. Jewell said after graduating from Southern Arkansas University in 1974 with a d...
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ASHDOWN, Ark.—Southern Arkansas University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Starting a Business in Arkansas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Cossatot Commun...
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Texarkana College art professors will be feted with an opening reception for the gallery showing of their work from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council build...
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LITTLE ROCK — Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injec...
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Texarkana Area Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 278, will hold its 27th annual POW-MIA Vigil Friday and Saturday in downtown Texarkana. The two-day event will start with opening ceremonies at 4:2...
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Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Mayors event for the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals starting at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Four States Fairgrounds Agricultural Center. The cha...
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A Texarkana, Ark., Advertising and Promotion Commission meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom at City Hall, 216 Walnut St. The agenda includes approval of minutes from meetings...
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Wake Village City Council will hold its second and final public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Friday on a proposal to increase the total property tax revenues, on the tax roll in the preceding tax year, by 2.0...
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Texarkana College trustees voted Tuesday to keep the college’s current property tax rate, though they could have opted for a 2-cent hike without asking the public to vote on the measure. Board...
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MIDLAND, Texas—Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds “to keep from having folks grouse...
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The pets of the week are Jett, a male, blond, Australian Shepherd-mix in Cage D26 and Clarissa, a grey and white, domestic short hair, female cat in cage C7. The Animal Care and Adoption Center of Te...

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AUSTIN—Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis, lagging behind in both polling and campaign finances, spent about $4 million in August to attack Republican opponent Greg Abbott on televisio...
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HOUSTON—The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world’s largest, according to the newest proposal for re...
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HOUSTON—A federal judge ruled in favor of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Monday by tossing out an order for U.S. marshals to seize and turn over to Iraq crude oil from a tanker anchored of...
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BATON ROUGE, La.—Federal authorities say a Louisiana psychiatrist has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme. The Justice Department says Dr....
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas attorney general’s office said it expects former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr to reimburse the state nearly $11,000 for improper expenses “very soon,” according...
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 Houston Baptist University mascot Mingo looks at a dog through a window during the Houston Humane Society’s “Meet the Mascots” family-friendly event Saturday in Houston. The Ho...
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FORT WORTH, Texas—American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the f...
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DALLAS—An explosion blamed on a gas leak destroyed a Dallas family’s home Tuesday and injured a woman and her five children, authorities said. The blast happened after the children’...
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HOUSTON—Nearly two-dozen passengers of a school bus were hurt when the bus veered off a Houston road and struck a tree. Houston fire officials say the 20 people taken to hospitals for treatment...
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EVERETT, Wash.—An animal-rights group has filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against an Everett research lab over the deaths of 25 monkeys shipped to Washington....
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Today is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 27, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson accepted his party...
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WASHINGTON—Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous—and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international sci...
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W ASHINGTON—The Napa County earthquake will have political aftershocks on Capitol Hill. The big question is how long they’ll last. Prompted by California’s weekend temblor, lawmake...
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WASHINGTON—Washington, D.C., law firm BakerHostetler will handle the House Republicans’ lawsuit against President Barack Obama. House Administration Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich....
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WASHINGTON—Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn’t healthy. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of econo...
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WASHINGTON—People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the P...
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James Foley was held in a cell with 18 other captives, who supported one another and invented distractions like trivia, checkers and Risk to keep up their spirits, according to a letter released by hi...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">People holding flowers stand in front of a photograph of James Foley, the freelance U.S. journalist beheaded by the Islamic State, during a memorial service Sunday in Irbil, 220 miles north of Baghdad. &nbsp;</span></p>

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WASHINGTON—The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S....
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WASHINGTON— The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman i...
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As portraits go, it was undeniably arresting, a strong-jawed man in profile wearing a regal Native American war bonnet. But the man in the headdress was singer Pharrell Williams, who is not, last tim...
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MIAMI—Coral Gables, Fla., authorities on Monday were combing a canal for a crocodile that went on the attack over the weekend. They’re also handing out warnings to area residents. Two peo...
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Spring Park in Hughes Springs, Texas, is a pleasant place to visit. Its shady trees and softly gurgling stream turned red-orange by its iron salts are accented by historical plaques and a 100-year ti...

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<p class="p2">&nbsp;Spring House and a bandstand make up a very useful part of Spring Park in Hughes Springs.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>
<p class="p2">VFW Memorial.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photos by Neil Abeles</span></p>
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<p class="p2">the VFW Memorial.</p>

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Brea Grant, 32, graduated from Marshall High School in 2000 and says her time there helped her find herself. Especially because she felt as if she didn’t fit in at school. Grant, now an actress...
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Conservationists purchase bayside land with $34.5 million from oil-spill fund
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HOUSTON—A sprawling private ranch in southeast Texas will be converted into a state park with the assistance of a fund created in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Texas Park...
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world’s first commercial site for orbital rocket launches...
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A new test rocket manufactured by Elon Musk’s upstart space company, SpaceX, blew itself up a few hundred feet over vast Texas prairieland after a problem was detected, the company said in a sta...
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Clay Morris may be a pharmacist and chemist, but he’s also an artistic photographer. That is, while so many are using a cellphone to take pictures (and some of these certainly can be artistic)...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo courtesy of Clay Morris</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Perhaps because the photographer is a newcomer who looks at Atlanta, Texas, differently, the town&rsquo;s&nbsp; public library looks exceptionally dignified in this photograph.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo courtesy of Clay Morris</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">This is downtown Atlanta. Clay Morris used a fish-eye lens to see it differently.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Pharmacist Clay Morris is shown with several of his photographs on the wall of Red River Pharmacy in Atlanta, Texas.</span></p>

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Specialized children’s care reaches new heights
FORT WORTH, Texas—The medical team moved quickly and deliberately over the baby. Steady and smooth, they comforted, measured and tried to heal.   Raylynn Martinez, just 11 days old, had b...
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MONROVIA, Liberia—Ebola still has the “upper hand” in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health...
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WASHINGTON—As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a convicti...
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COSTA MESA, Calif. —On a hot summer day, nearly two dozen Chinese tourists descended from a white shuttle bus for an afternoon of shopping at one of Southern California’s signature upscale...
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CHICAGO—Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once o...
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MINSK, Belarus—Ukraine’s president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fi...
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A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam. The flowing mass, look...
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Rare rainstorms force delay of Burning Man event in Reno, Nevada
RENO, Nev. —Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It’s a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Burner Suzie Wyld, of Australia, stocks a Walmart on Tuesday in Reno, Nev., after a rare rain storm temporarily closed the entrance to Burning Man on Monday. The Playa reopened at 6 a.m. for the weeklong counter-culture festival that draws 70,000 people to the Black Rock Desert.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">A woman dances on top of a van while other people set up camp on Blockhouse Beach on Monday at Pyramid Lake, northeast of Reno, Nev. Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts were on the outside looking in Monday after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno. Many took advantage of the opportunity to camp at Pyramid Lake and made the best of the lake&rsquo;s beaches.&nbsp;</span></p>

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ALBANY, N.Y.—The secretary of defense has recommended a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in...
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