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Recommendation made after reconfigured proposal for Dallas metroplex adds Wright Patman reallocation
Mediation to resolve conflicts involving Marvin Nichols Reservoir and Wright Patman Lake reallocation has been recommended by the Texas Water Development Board executive administrator. On Tuesday, Ex...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015     comments
Officials dispute the designation, say Arkansas High is getting better
Arkansas High School is one of the state’s 46 “priority” schools, those with state scores in the bottom 5 percent, according to the Arkansas Department of Education. “It is ve...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015     comments
Music icon designated first entry in park honoring city’s history
Singer Johnny Cash was introduced to the region when he performed with Elvis Presley during two shows Sept. 2, 1955, at the Municipal Auditorium in Texarkana, Ark.   The memory of the performan...

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<p class="p2">Stephen Yarberry poses Wednesday with a plaque honoring Johnny Cash and his historic concert opening for Elvis Presley. Yarberry has impersonated Elvis Presley for more than 15 years. Texarkana, Ark., Mayor Ruth Penney-Bell made the presentation, making it the the first plaque in the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium Commission Walk of Fame Park.&nbsp;</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Joshua Boucher</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Texarkana, Ark., Mayor Ruth Penney-Bell and Texarkana, Texas, Mayor Bob Bruggeman present the first plaque in the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium Commission Walk of Fame Park on Wednesday in honor of Johnny Cash and his historic concert opening for Elvis Presley. Mayor Penney-Bell encouraged those in attendance to learn more about the history of music in Texarkana.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015     comments
A 78-year-old Lafayette County, Ark., man is accused of holding organized cock fights on his property on state Highway 29 in Lewisville. Arkansas State Police undercover agents paid a visit to Jack C...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015     comments
Maryland senator makes decisive commitment to help president gain victory in foreign policy
WASHINGTON—Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015     comments
The Enigma visits city, talks about doing ‘strange things in the name of art’
Tongue-in-cheek, comical yet philosophical, The Enigma—nameless and ageless, he says—came to visit the Kilted Raven in Texarkana on the way to perform at Elysium Nightclub in Austin. Cove...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tattoo artist, performer and speaker &ldquo;The Enigma&rdquo; tattoos his iconic blue puzzle piece on the wrist of Caryn Dawson Wednesday afternoon at the Kilted Raven Tattoo and Piercing Studio on Westlawn Drive. The Enigma was passing through Texarkana on his way to Austin, but stopped to meet fans and tattoo. &ldquo;When I speak and perform, I want people to stop from the everyday monotony and take a minute to think. I want them to be proud of who they are and realize what they have as a human,&rdquo; he said. &nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s2">Staff photo by&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s2">Jerry Habraken</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;The Enigma has tattooed eyes and various dermal implants.</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015     comments
DALLAS—A second video that captured Texas deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show that he was holding a knife, a sheriff said Wednesday, declining to release the...
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SAN ANTONIO—Texas officials unveiled a nearly $32 million state effort Wednesday to renovate the Alamo and its grounds with the public’s help.   Land Commissioner George P. Bush ann...
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BROKEN ARROW, Okla.—Blue Bell Creameries has resumed operations at a northwestern Oklahoma facility a day after the company’s products returned to the shelves at select locations in Texas...
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SHERMAN, Texas—A man has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison for swindling investors with a fake story about a Walt Disney theme park in North Texas. The judge also ordered Thomas W....
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HOUSTON—Houston has the state’s largest school district but city officials and educators say they don’t have the funding needed to install signs about a ban on texting and talking wi...
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AUSTIN—A legislative deal has been reached to continue funding for the Texas Racing Commission that would allow horse and dog tracks to reopen. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the agreement Tues...
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Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors is moving closer to adopting its first official financial policy after holding a workshop Wednesday afternoon. “This will provide us with a transparency to l...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:01 a.m., threat, 136 River Bend Road 12:39 a.m., suspicious, Macedonia Road 5:01 a...
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Hooks residents shine blue porch lights in support of police
Hooks, Texas, residents are shining their blue porch lights for the fourth night in a row tonight in honor of law enforcement. David Briggs, youth pastor at Myrtle Springs Baptist Church in Hooks, st...
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Jimmy Ray Nicholas has announced his run for Miller County sheriff in 2016. “The most important thing for me in the professional part of my life is to be the sheriff of Miller County. I have ru...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015     comments
Suspect was extradited from Indonesia in death of pregnant girlfriend
AUSTIN—A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Wednesday. VonTrey Jamal Cl...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s2"><span>&nbsp;</span></span><span class="s3">Former Austin police officer VonTrey Jamal Clark, center, is escorted by Indonesian police officers Wednesday in Bali, Indonesia, during his extradition to the United States in connection with the murder of his pregnant girlfriend.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Former Austin officer VonTrey Jamal Clark, center, is checked by Indonesian police officers in a cell Wednesday before his extradition to the United States. &nbsp;</span></p>

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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas finance officials say a boost in sales and individual income tax collections helped keep state revenue above expectations and last year’s numbers. The Department of F...
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TYLER, Texas—A convicted kidnapper linked to a 1990 East Texas double-slaying has pleaded guilty to one death and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Brandon Deon Payton pleaded guilty Wednes...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation will induct six new members who represent the fields of education, sports and the arts. The foundation announced names of the six inductee...
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Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather’s badly burned hand. “They’re gonna put your h...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Plastic surgeon Anthony Echo examines Frank Reyes&rsquo; hand before surgery on Aug. 27 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s2"><span>&nbsp;</span></span><span class="s3">Plastic surgeon Anthony Echo marks areas to prepare for surgery to separate Frank Reyes&rsquo; hand from his abdomen.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Plastic surgeon Anthony Echo talks with Frank Reyes before surgery on Aug. 27 at Houston Methodist Hospital. Reyes, whose hand was badly burned, spent three weeks with his left hand surgically tucked under a pocket of tissue in his belly to give it time to heal and form a new blood supply.</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Justice Courtney Goodson launched her bid to lead the Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday, vowing to represent “conservative values” on a court that’s been split ov...
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Rachel Denny Clow/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP Adriana Cintron, 3, eats a heart-shaped cookie at La Palmera Mall in Corpus Christi, Texas, during the monthly Tide Turners Kids Club event. Septe...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has taken a U-turn and is allowing 27 road and bridge projects to go back up for bids next month. Uncertainty over federal transpo...
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HOUSTON—A 19-year-old Texas man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while posing for a selfie with a gun. Deleon Alonso Smith died of a gunshot wound to the throat about 1:30...
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FOX LAKE, Ill.—Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indicatio...
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BALTIMORE—A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge...
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DENVER—More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes...
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Today is Thursday, September 3, the 246th day of 2015. There are 119 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 3, 1783, representatives of the United States and Britain...
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LOS ANGELES—Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of Par...
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MINNEAPOLIS—A doctor at Rochester’s Mayo Clinic believes that he has the prescription for happiness. He isn’t arguing that we can buy happiness, but that we can achieve it. We can t...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">In his Rochester, Minn., office, Dr. Amit Sood talks about how he came to write &ldquo;The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness.&rdquo;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tribune News Service</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">In his Rochester, Minn., office, Dr. Amit Sood talks about how he came to write &ldquo;The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness.&rdquo;</span></p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">In his Rochester, Minn., office, Dr. Amit Sood talks about how he came to write &ldquo;The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness.&rdquo;</span></p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015     comments
NEW YORK—ABC moved quickly to land one of the three men who foiled a terror attack on a Paris-bound train last month for the 21st season cast of "Dancing With the Stars." The network announced...
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This fall in Montreal, check out the city’s restaurant week, avant-garde arts attractions and “Gardens of Light” at the botanical garden. “MTL a Table”—Montreal&rs...
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D.C. area delivers quaint culture
MIDDLEBURG, Va.—Virginia is home to more than 250 wineries, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. The state’s Middleburg area, in Loudoun County, has two dozen wineries alon...

Picture: <p class="p1">This undated photo provided by Visit Loudoun shows grapes in the vineyards at Greenhill Winery in Middleburg, Va.</p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">This undated photo provided by Visit Loudoun shows wine bottles on the patio at Greenhill Winery in Middleburg, Va., one of 40 wineries in Loudoun County.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This undated photo provided by Visit Loudoun shows horses at Salamander Resort and Spa&rsquo;s equestrian center in Middleburg, Va. Salamander offers luxury accommodations, but visitors can book a trail ride without an overnight stay. Salamander is located in an area known for wineries, about an hour&rsquo;s drive from Washington, D.C., that calls itself &ldquo;DC&rsquo;s Wine Country.&rdquo;</span></p>
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Associated Press  McIntosh apples hang on a tree Sunday at Carlson Orchards in Harvard, Mass. As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a b...
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On which continent are the Carpathian Mountains?             (Answer: Europe. They spread across the central and eastern parts of the continent in the Czech Republ...
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CANBERRA, Australia—An overgrown sheep found lost in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 93 pounds of wool, the shearer said. The woolly coat dwarfs...
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LOS ANGELES—You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity. Now, two companies have the latest in wearable pet technology: coll...
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—North America's tallest mountain doesn't just have a new name. It also has a new elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known Mount McKinley, is now officially 10 fee...
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TOKYO—Japan will hunt whales off the northern island of Hokkaido this week with plans to catch up to 51 minks despite international criticism, the government said Wednesday. The Fisheries Agenc...
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LONDON—Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games. The IOC and Brazilia...
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BANGKOK—Thai police said Wednesday a prime suspect in Bangkok's deadly bombing has admitted to being near the shrine where the attack took place but denied placing the bomb, as other clues incre...
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