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Gary Carson accused of jumping bail, failure to appear
A Texarkana man who did not show for his trial in Bowie County last month is scheduled to face a jury in a couple of weeks. Gary Lamont Carson, 35, was supposed to be in court July 14 for jury select...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015     comments
Fun and games mix with education and children’s health care
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Hundreds of children received health screenings and immunizations Saturday at the Wild About Wellness Children’s Health Fair at the Four States Fairgrounds arena. There was fun to be had, too...
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Texas side struggling to fill hole left by deficit to hotel tax fund
A venue tax to garner additional revenue for agencies bringing in tourism doesn’t appear to be a viable option, a Texarkana, Texas, city official said. “We haven’t given up on venue...
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Annual hospital fundraiser is Aug. 22
CHRISTUS St. Michael Friends of the Foundation’s Great Texarkana Duck Race is right around the bend. The event is slated to start at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at Holiday Springs Water Park, 5500 Cross...
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AUSTIN—A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state’s...
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The Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications through Sept. 1 for the 2015 special deer hunts that provide accessibility to disabled military and mobility-impaired hunters. Applicants can apply...
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Texarkana, Texas, Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly committed a strong-arm robbery Saturday morning on an employee at a New Boston Road business before fleeing in the victim’s...
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PLANO, Texas—An appeals court has ruled that a mother found guilty of drowning her two daughters by reason of insanity 11 years ago no longer must participate in court-ordered mental health serv...
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Early seasonal rains have created the perfect environment for insect infestations in local pastures, according to Bowie County Extension Office. Greenish-black fall army worms are typically hatching...
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‘Rose Garden’ country singer’s signature hit
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” has died. She was 67. A statement from th...
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INDIANAPOLIS—Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb’s cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, gr...
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Today is Sunday, August 2, the 214th day of 2015. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 2, 1985, 137 people were killed when Delta Air Lines Flight 191...
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TOKYO—The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan’s modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in di...
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JOHANNESBURG—A lion researcher in Zimbabwe on Saturday cast doubt on a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a famous lion killed by an American hunter in ear...
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The Nissan Rogue has a name that’s the antithesis of its look. There’s nothing rogue about it.  And that’s a good thing. Or at least consumers think so. Since the vehicle&rsqu...
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Real rock-busting Jeeps ride high and mighty in morning traffic—burly, heavy-metal survivalists dressed for a dusty apocalypse. Square and steely, they reek of testosterone and gunpowder. The...
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Truck’s low-pressure issue might be easily resolved
Q: I have a 2005 Ford F-150 with a 5.4-liter V-8 engine with slightly more than 97,000 miles. Recently, the truck has experienced intermittent losses of power. The check engine light hasn’t come...
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Honda HR-V is spacious; Mazda CX-3 is sporty
The hottest segment in the U.S. auto market is getting hotter with the addition of new subcompact SUV offerings from Honda and Mazda. New for 2016 are Honda's HR-V and Mazda's CX-3. Both are small ut...

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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> The 2016 Honda HR-V is roomy and comfortable.</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is strong and nimble.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015     comments
Bonds have been set for the two men suspected of killing a local 24-year-old man in March, according to Texarkana, Texas, police. Brandon Eric Brown, 22, of Dallas and Marquell Deonte Smith, 20, of T...

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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Saturday afternoon at the Federal Post Office, Holly Heatly, left, Membership Chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Texas, raises a “Hook...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Friday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:57 a.m., DWI, 4100 N. Kings Highway 8:57 a.m., vandalism, 1771 County Road 4104, New Boston...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Participants in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes shade their faces from the direct morning sun Saturday as they make their way around Spring Lake Park. 
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015     comments
WASHINGTON—Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9 mm pistol. At the time, Lone W...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken • Texarkana, Ark., Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Becky Kesler speaks in honor of College Hill Middle School Principle Marguerite Hillier, who died...
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WASHINGTON—Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency—his fellow Democrats in Congress. A handful of key De...
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RIO DE JANEIRO—The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing...
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SAN FRAN-CISCO—A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the...
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KABUL, Afghanistan—The Afghan Taliban has confirmed the death of its reclusive longtime leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, after the Kabul government reported that he had been dead for more than two...
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LONDON—Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. Th...
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MILAN—Snoop Dogg has had another run-in with European authorities. Italian financial police said they stopped the rapper at the Lamezia Terme airport in Calabria on Saturday with $422,000 in ca...
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BALMA, France—A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. After a...
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