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Texas man dies in boating accident

Published Jan. 17 2018

HASTINGS, Okla.—Authorities say a Texas man died on an Oklahoma lake when the boat he was riding in overturned.

Arkansas governor reports $2M in bank for re-election bid

Published Jan. 17 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's campaign says it has more than $2 million in the bank as the Republican ramps...

Shelters aid homeless as cold snap hits Texas

Published Jan. 17 2018

HOUSTON—Hundreds of thousands of students in Texas had a day off from classes Tuesday after frigid temperatures and icy roads...

Frigid temperatures settle over Arkansas after snowfall

Published Jan. 17 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Forecasters say bitterly cold temperatures will linger in Arkansas through Thursday after snow and icy conditions closed schools and...

Arkansas man joins panhandling lawsuit

Published Jan. 17 2018

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—A central Arkansas man who wants to defend giving to panhandlers has joined a lawsuit that states a...

Austin candidate challenges state law with criminal past

Published Jan. 17 2018

AUSTIN—A criminal justice activist is challenging a state law that blocks felons from public office by running for a seat...

UT won't take funding from group with Chinese ties

Published Jan. 17 2018

AUSTIN—The University of Texas says it will decline donations for its new China Policy Center from a Hong Kong-based foundation...

Students bring memories to life with virtual tours

Published Jan. 17 2018

SPRINGDALE, Ark.—Two students adjusted the virtual reality headset so Eddie Sue Adams could get a clear view. She was sitting...

County takes steps to conserve 110-year-old courthouse columns

Published Jan. 16 2018

Mid-Continental Restoration will start an inspection assessment of the twin columns on the east side of the Little River County...

Miller County sheriff to seek another term

Published Jan. 16 2018

Miller County Sheriff Jackie Runion has announced he will seek re-election.

Governor to seek a $10M hike in funding for higher education

Published Jan. 15 2018

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson sent a letter to presidents and chancellors of the state's four-year universities Tuesday stating he will...

Work of Art

Published Jan. 15 2018

Steve Hilton, a ceramicist and art education faculty member at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, works on one...

Galveston officials consider post-Ike fate of Seawolf Park

Published Jan. 14 2018

GALVESTON, Texas—A review of city assets has delayed until spring a decision about whether to repair the storm-damaged Seawolf Park...

HAVEN FOR THE HOMELESS

Published Jan. 14 2018

AMARILLO, Texas—Lance Stuart bounced from place to place, regularly getting evicted by police while living in tents at various locations...

Hutchinson's budget proposal is preview of his campaign message

Published Jan. 14 2018

LITTLE ROCK—With a vow to set aside money for tax cuts and a call for colleges to halt tuition increases,...

More settlements reached in plant blast

Published Jan. 14 2018

WEST, Texas—The town of West, Texas, and several other plaintiffs have reached settlements and partial settlements of claims stemming from...

Teenager shot after he refused to give up shoes

Published Jan. 14 2018

HOUSTON—A 14-year-old boy is recovering from a gunshot wound to his chest after authorities say he was shot for refusing...

Man who shot at deputy receives life sentence

Published Jan. 14 2018

TYLER, Texas—An East Texas man convicted of shooting at a sheriff's deputy and then fleeing to Arkansas has been sentenced...

Houston-area man in loan scheme sentenced

Published Jan. 14 2018

HOUSTON—A 65-year-old Houston-area man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and has been ordered to pay more...

Light snow may be on the way for parts of Arkansas

Published Jan. 14 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Forecasters say parts of eastern and central Arkansas could see light snow to start the week as another...

A 'Lucky' day for girl, 5, who took home dog that overdosed on heroin

Published Jan. 13 2018

CARROLLTON, Texas—John and Diana Lepsch didn't play the lottery, but they got Lucky anyway.

Student-athlete in Houston, after injury, excels as poet

Published Jan. 13 2018

HOUSTON—At the 40-yard line, as he made the catch, Eric Charles's gold helmet muffled the roar of the crowd. The...

Fly fisherman in Arkansas helps mentor foster children

Published Jan. 13 2018

BENTON, Ark.—Fly-fishing is where the world melts away for Cullen Bullard.