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The theft of copper wire from railroad tracks in Texarkana, Ark., could have created a disaster. Prosecutors in Miller County, Ark., formally charged Jeffrey Duane Procella, 39, with theft of scrap m...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  Billy Willis closes the door of his 1955 Chevrolet while working on the radio Tuesday afternoon. Willis got the car from the family of his best friend, Gary Stewar...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
Expanding coverage, aging population and rising demand are cited as factors
WASHINGTON—The nation’s respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over. Spending on health care will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next decad...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
State representative talks about improving education system, water supply and more
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Texas Rep. Dr. Gary VanDeaver, R-New Boston, spoke on education, water supply and other issues Tuesday afternoon during a crowded town hall meeting at Texarkana College’s Truman Arnold Building....
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Scientists worry about arms race in weapons with artificial intelligence
LONDON—Scientists and tech experts—including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak—warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intellige...
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Mixed feelings filled the room after revisions were discussed for a rough draft of the Miller County, Ark., Rural Volunteer Fire Association manual prepared by County Judge Larry Burgess in May. The...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
Major changes attached to highway bill in limbo
WASHINGTON—Congress’ ability to make broad auto safety policy changes in the 114th Congress could largely depend on whether both chambers can agree to a long-term highway bill. That&rsquo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
PHILADELPHIA—A lawyer for Bill Cosby’s first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to “read” people’s sexual cues given that her client is gay. Andrea...
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The Salvation Army of Texarkana needs the community’s help to make sure some area children start school prepared to learn. About 60 children who need assistance are in the organization’s...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Monday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:19 a.m., disturbance, 106 N. Merrill St., New Boston 9:00 a.m., large animal, 7725 U....
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
Get in free at Fat Jack’s Oyster House and Hopkins Icehouse this week when you help Stuff the Bus. A donation gets patrons in the door free when they bring school supplies for needy children. T...
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PASADENA, Texas—An 11-year-old boy has died after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving crashed in Pasadena, Texas. According to Pasadena police, the boy as driving the ATV Monday morning with...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
Nominations are now being accepted for distinguished alumni and faculty for the 2015 Eagle Roundup at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. This year’s celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct....
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Jackie Rehkopf and others attend the second annual Ladies’ and Gentleman’s High Tea and fashion show Tuesday. About 160 attended the fundraising event organized...
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TexAmericas Center Board of Directors created its own nonprofit title company Tuesday during its regular monthly meeting. Board members created TexAmericas Center East Holdings Co., which will be cha...
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas—Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before a...
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A 1.6 mile section of Miller County Road 138 is slated for repaving at a cost of $333,095, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. C&F Construction Co., of Sm...
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Special services with Bob and Sharon Cornell are slated for Friday through Sunday at Cross Way Church of Texarkana. Services will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The coupl...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Department of Human Services said a check on incomes of those enrolled in the state’s private option program and other Medicaid recipients has found more than 47,0...
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LITTLE ROCK—Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Tuesday that Arkansas should keep some elements of Common Core, but make improvements where needed to the controversial education standards and rename them...
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas— Four cannons recovered from a sunken Confederate warship have arrived at Texas A&M University for preservation. Officials say the cannons from the CSS Georgia were t...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
Jonathan Pollard granted parole
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WASHINGTON—Jonathan Pollard, the former Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from p...
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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.—A prison worker who was “in over her head” with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blad...
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HANOVER, N.H.—Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There’s a new Yent in a tent in town. Dr. Seuss’ new book, “What Pet Should I Get?”, features the same siblings seen i...
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LOS ANGELES—When it comes to odorous annoyances, San Francisco officials hope a fresh coat of paint will succeed where manners and bladders have failed. Last week, crews with San Francisco Publ...
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WASHINGTON—The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically th...
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Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of an apparently self...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. This revelation could be bigger than Columbus “disco...
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WASHINGTON—Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won’t change—so long as he’s “treated fairly.” If not, the billionaire real-esta...
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn’t aware of t...
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WASHINGTON—The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action...
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Former New Boston school superintendent opens office as state representative
Texas state Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston) celebrated the grand opening of his new official office in the Bowie County Courthouse Monday evening. With smiles all around as he greeted visitors, he...

Picture: <p class="p1">Several of VanDeaver&rsquo;s friends, supporters and constituents were on hand for the ceremony, which included refreshments, a meet and greet, and even a tour&nbsp; of the new state representative office in the courthouse.</p>Picture: <p class="p1">&nbsp;State Rep. Gary VanDeaver greets long-time friend and colleague Dr. Kathy Allen, superintendent of Redwater Independent School District, at the grand opening of his office in the Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston, Texas.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photos by Andie Martin</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Dr. Gary VanDeaver, Texas state representative for District 1, celebrates the grand opening of his new state representative office&nbsp; in the Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston, Texas. VanDeaver asked those in attendance to join him&nbsp;on the large staircase and be a part of the photographs taken to commemorate the occasion, saying this was about them and for them so they should be included in the celebration of the new office. Joining him in cutting the ribbon are, <span class="s3">from left, Madalynne Owens, Miss Petite New Boston; Madison Stotts, Junior Miss New Boston; Alexis May, Miss New Boston; Lanie Davis, Young Miss New Boston; Deonna Vargas, Teen Miss New Boston; and Addlynn Daffern, Baby Miss New Boston.</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
JONESBORO, Ark.—Kendra Harris thought her co-workers were playing a prank on her. On the ground a Native American arrowhead protruded. The Old Davidsonville park superintendent was about to plu...
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BATESVILLE, Ark.—Realizing for some time they needed a project to “give back” to others, the Ozark Woodturners club jumped at the chance to help a new veterans woodturning program be...
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WICHITA, Kan.—Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop being harvested and the dry conditions in other wheat-producing nations have sparked an unexpected run...
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Queen City grad working as teacher and missionary in Honduras
Racheal Hancock had been a collegiate cheerleader, held a degree in biology and experienced two years of employment in the field of science. Still, she was not happy. The 2008 Queen City High School...

Picture: <p class="p1">Church members Jackie Anderson, right, and Carroll Clayton show their support Hancock is shown by the hugs.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p3"><span class="s4">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Members of Queen City First Baptist Church pray for the mission work of member Racheal Hancock, who left for Honduras Monday. Hancock had just spoken to the church of her planned two- to four-year experience. <span class="s3">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Here is the classroom Racheal Hancock will have in the Rancho Ebenezer school in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p3">Submitted photo</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span>Racheal Hancock is shown in March with some students of the Rancho Ebenezer school in Honduras, where she will be a teacher. <span class="s3">Submitted photo</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
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Douglassville seems tall. It’s one of the few Cass County towns built on a hill, and its elevation at 394 feet above sea level is 135 feet higher than that of Atlanta. Douglassville has an area...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
Field trial would test tool to slow climate change
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.—A team of elder Silicon Valley scientists is building an audacious device that might solve one of humanity’s most profound dilemmas—a “cloud whitener” d...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015     comments
Alex Lightman is a futurist who spends a lot of his time thinking about what new food technology will mean for the way people eat. And he believes that one of the surest things about the future of 3D...
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