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Arkansas side pays former city clerk $220,000 in settlement over lawsuit
Former Texarkana, Ark., City Clerk Patti Scott Grey has been given a $220,000 settlement from the city’s Board of Directors. “Today, she is vindicated,” said Brandon Cogburn of the...
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City manager to leave June 30
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After two years of city scandals, citizen unrest and tumultuous headlines, Texarkana, Ark., City Manager Harold Boldt is leaving the city behind effective June 30. “In my life right now, stress...
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Texarkana native steps into federal judge position
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Texarkana native son Robert William “Trey” Schroeder III was formally sworn in as U.S. district judge Wednesday in a ceremony that crossed state lines.   Hundreds gathered in Texark...
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Sergeant was captured by Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan
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FORT BRAGG, N.C.—Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and...
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WASHINGTON—Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the n...
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Sheriff says he intends to charge man with animal cruelty
Two feral hogs and more than a dozen dogs were seized Wednesday afternoon from a residence in the Old Salem community, just outside of New Boston, Texas. Bowie County Sheriff James Prince said that t...

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<p class="p2">Bowie County Sheriff James Prince surveys the living space of 15 dogs at a home on County Road 4111 Wednesday afternoon. Prince said that the sheriff&rsquo;s office received a tip that the dogs were being mistreated, and seized more than a dozen adult dogs and puppies.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Curt Youngblood</span></p>
<p class="p2">The Bowie County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office investigated a report of dogs being mistreated, and found more than a dozen adult dogs and puppies that appeared underfed and did not have clean drinking water.&nbsp;</p>

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HOUSTON—Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation&rs...
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AUSTIN—The biggest proposed tax cuts in Texas in a decade, including a roughly $200 break for homeowners saddled with soaring property appraisals, inched closer to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott o...
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AUSTIN—The Texas House is launching an ambitious attempt to fix the troubled way the state pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a bitter, ongoing court battle—star...
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AUSTIN—A statewide ban on texting while driving preliminarily passed the Texas House on Wednesday, advancing a plan that four years ago fell victim to a gubernatorial veto—and could face a...
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HOUSTON—Some Houston-area church members using a backhoe to dig and set up crosses for Easter hit a gas line and prompted an emergency stay-indoors order. Fire department officials in the Sheld...
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AUSTIN—A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages—even if the U.S. Supreme...
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DALLAS—A Dallas middle school teacher could be disciplined after showing a nude photo of herself to students in class. The Dallas Independent School District on Tuesday sent a letter to parents...
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SEARCY, Ark.—A hospital spokesman says the condition of a White County district judge who was seriously injured in a zebra attack has improved. Communications specialist Lee Hogan of the Univer...
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HUNTINGTON—An East Texas teenager has been charged with opening fire and killing his family’s dogs when his mother refused to give him $20. The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office says...
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HOUSTON—The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block prosecution of a Houston couple accused of profiting by making videos of dogs and cats being tortured and killed. Federal prosecutors in Hous...
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A Red River County, Texas, jury handed down a life sentence last week in a case involving the repeated sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl. Ralph Barba Jr., 39, was found guilty of the continuous sex...
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Texarkana Texas, Police Department used social media to solve a recent theft case where money was stolen from a McDonald’s employee’s wallet last week. Since posting the story on its Face...
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Budgets, security contracts and a lease agreement will be the subjects set before the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee during their meeting at 3:30 p.m. today at Bi-State Justice Building. Commit...
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Associated  Press  The sun sets on a pump jack Tuesday north of Tyler, Texas. 
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Tuesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 4:18 a.m., suspicious, Dallas Drive and North Kings Highway, Nash 9:10 a.m., suspiciou...
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LITTLE ROCK—Fans of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee won a battle for the long-dead warrior Wednesday by ensuring Arkansas remains one of only three states to jointly celebrate him alongside Marti...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas House members advanced a bill to reinstate a capital gains tax break Wednesday, one day after a committee rejected a tax cut to help thousands of low-income residents. The...
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LITTLE ROCK—An effort to prevent Arkansas government from infringing on someone’s religious beliefs was revived Tuesday, with a state Senate panel advancing a bill that critics have called...
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Texarkana, Texas, will host a neighborhood meeting for the community of Beverly from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Texarkana College, inside the Great Room of Truman Arnold Student Center. The meeting is t...
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Veritas Academy will hold an open meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss Classical Education: What It Is and How It Works. Anyone interested in this timeless method of education is invited to attend t...
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Safety in the workplace will be the topic at a Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church. David Buamgar...
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—The Garland County sheriff’s office is warning residents of a phone call scam involving failure to report for jury duty. Authorities say residents have received calls fr...
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—A woman recycling some items she found on her South Texas property included what turned out to be a piece of old military explosives. Corpus Christi police say a bomb squa...
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Associated Press Izzy jumps in the water to retrieve a ball thrown by her owner, Charlie Barker, on Wednesday at Bill Archer Dog Park in Houston.
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ATLANTA—A Baton Rouge, La., hospital is closing the only emergency room on the city’s impoverished north side, a real-world ripple effect of the ideological clash over President Barack Oba...
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AUSTIN—Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is putting more scrutiny on the troubled Texas foster care system following the deaths of three children this year who were under state supervision. Abbott on...
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WASHINGTON—GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family’s health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibus...
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AUSTIN—Cancer-fighting charity Livestrong has named a new CEO as the foundation continues to dig out from the performance-enhancing drug use scandal of founder Lance Armstrong. Chandini Portteu...
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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas —A Central Texas college student has been reported missing after not returning home following a spring break trip to South Padre Island. Authorities are trying to find...
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OKLAHOMA CITY—A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on video leading a racist chant said Wednesday he's deeply sorry for his role in the incident and upset and embarrassed tha...
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FERGUSON, Mo.—Along a short stretch of winding road through a nondescript apartment complex, two memorials of stuffed animals mark the spots where young men died. The sites are separated by roug...
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Today is Thursday, March 26, the 85th day of 2015. There are 280 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On March 26, 1945, during World War II, Iwo Jima was fully secured by U.S...
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LOS ANGELES—Writer and director Ib Melchior, known for his work on 1950s and ’60s science fiction films such as “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” and “The Angry Red Planet,&rdquo...
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CHEROKEE, N.C.—Kevin Tafoya grew up hearing Cherokee all around him—his mother, a grandmother and grandfather, aunts and an uncle all spoke the language that now is teetering on the edge o...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Bo Taylor sits in front of a chart showing the Cherokee alphabet at the New Kituwah Academy in Cherokee, N.C. Taylor, a tribe member, has two children at the school.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Rainy Brake leads an early childhood development class at New Kituwah Academy in Cherokee, N.C. Although not a native speaker or enrolled member of the tribe, Brake is helping to ensure that the Cherokee language remains a living one.</span></p>

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A tour company is offering a free copy of a new booklet called “101 Tips for Women Travelers.” Overseas Adventure Travel vice chair Harriet Lewis says the booklet draws on advice offered...
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Town emerging as a hipster hub
TULSA, Okla.—Punching far above their weight, starry-eyed Tulsans have tried for years to demonstrate to fellow Oklahomans and outsiders alike that the state’s second-largest city was more...

Picture: <p class="p1">People walk past The Tavern in the Brady Arts District in Tulsa, Okla. The Brady Arts District is a valentine to Tulsa&rsquo;s creative class.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p4"><span class="s1">Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Brian Franklin, owner of DoubleShot Coffee Co., prepares coffee beans for roasting on March 19 in Tulsa, Okla. Franklin&rsquo;s shop is an example of the unique locations that have sprouted up all over the city in recent years. With a re-energized downtown and a welcome mat for a much younger generation of business owners and urban dwellers, this meat-and-potatoes Midwestern city of about 400,000 is hitting a stride.</p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s1">Press</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Leon Russell answers a question during a news conference Jan. 29, 2013, in Tulsa, Okla. For years, Tulsa was a place that seemed to settle for second best. Now Tulsa has reimagined itself as a sort of hipster nirvana.&nbsp;</p>
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WINONA, Minn.—One of two surviving versions of the painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” has a new home at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona. The famed 1851 painting d...
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To which country would you go to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?                                ...
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The body of a young man reported missing two weeks ago from a work site in Gurdon, Ark., was found Tuesday by Clark County Search and Rescue, according to the sheriff’s department. Wesley Livin...
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HARRISBURG, Pa.—The existence of cameras attached to stun guns was news to a Pennsylvania prosecutor who said Wednesday that a recording made by an officer's own stun gun was the strongest evide...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science. Scott K...
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One of the many unanswered questions of the Hillary Clinton email story has been: Whose job was it to raise and address concerns about her exclusive use of a private account? According to open governm...
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SANAA, Yemen—President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Yemen by sea Wednesday as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured its airport and put a bounty on his h...
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WASHINGTON—Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked Congress on Wednesday for billions of American tax dollars and vowed his war-wracked country will be self-reliant within this decade. "We're not...
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WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived a pregnant woman’s lawsuit against United Parcel Service, ordering lower courts to determine whether men with a temporary disability were...
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NEW YORK—Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one o...
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NEW CITY, N.Y.—A Pennsylvania man recovering from surgery has won $7 million off a lottery ticket tucked into his get-well card. Joseph Amorese, of Easton, got the ticket from his father, who l...
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Whether teen drivers are talking or texting on cellphones or simply chatting with passengers, distractions play a larger role than previously thought in automobile accidents and were responsible for a...
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ROME—Amanda Knox’s defense lawyer urged Italy’s highest court on Wednesday to overturn the American’s conviction in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, calling it a &ldquo...
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SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France—The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning...
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ABUJA, Nigeria—Boko Haram is using an unknown number of civilians as human shields as its fighters flee an offensive by multinational forces, a top Nigerian official said Wednesday. Mike Omeri...
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