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Fordyce, Ark., man recalls dozens of beer production ventures

Published Oct. 24 2017

FORDYCE, Ark.—Even as a brewer, William Lyon never took a liking to beer, but his distaste for it goes far...

Potlatch to buy Deltic, create 2 million-acre timber giant

Published Oct. 24 2017

EL DORADO, Ark.—Potlatch is buying Deltic Timber Corp. in a stock deal, creating a company with nearly 2 million acres...

Sheriff's office says ex-deputy not fit for law enforcement

Published Oct. 24 2017

LITTLE ROCK—An Arkansas sheriff's deputy who was arrested last month on charges of attacking a man shouldn't be allowed to...

Judge: Battery suspect can attend pregnant victim's delivery

Published Oct. 24 2017

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark.—An Arkansas judge says a man charged with punching his pregnant fiancée in the abdomen must stay away...

Navy veteran to run against Ted Cruz in 2018 Texas Primary

Published Oct. 23 2017

Dan McQueen, a Navy veteran, plans to run against Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming senatorial race.

Texarkana firefighter returns home after Hurricane Maria relief efforts

Published Oct. 23 2017

Richard Pavick, a firefighter from Texarkana, Ark., has returned home after assisting in the federal medical response to Hurricane Maria.

Official completes session for leadership academy

Published Oct. 23 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—Bowie County Precinct 2 Commissioner Tom Whitten became one of 16 county officials from throughout Texas to recently...

Preserving history: Efforts are under way to save a former all-black school in Dallas

Published Oct. 23 2017

DALLAS—On Sept. 8, 1954, a story ran in this newspaper beneath the headline "Negro Pupils Denied Admission to School." That...

West Texas mother gets life without parole for killing child

Published Oct. 23 2017

POST, Texas—A 38-year-old West Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after she was convicted of...

Body of small boy washes ashore on Galveston beach

Published Oct. 23 2017

GALVESTON, Texas—Galveston police are investigating the discovery of a small boy's body found washed ashore on a beach.

Remote stockade launched Anglo North Texas settlement

Published Oct. 22 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas—To reach the oldest Anglo settlement in Tarrant County, you must first drive through one of it newest developments.

Harvey slows wheels of justice

Published Oct. 22 2017

HOUSTON—Damaged courtrooms. Delays in trials. Backlog of cases. A lack of jurors.

Purpose of monuments political, psychological

Published Oct. 22 2017

AUSTIN—Texas lawmakers in 1895 approved a monument "to the Confederate dead" to be placed on the grounds of the Capitol....

Virtual tours bring memories to life for retirees

Published Oct. 22 2017

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

PROSPERITY'S PRICE: Seattle's problems serve as warning for Amazon site hopefuls

Published Oct. 22 2017

SEATTLE—Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas.

Texas cities compete to house second headquarters

Published Oct. 22 2017

DALLAS—Economic incentives are expected to be major selling points for a number of Texas cities making pitches to Amazon for...

Hutchinson leaves few options for road funding

Published Oct. 22 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's declaration that he'll fight any effort to pay for the state's road needs by tapping...

New battle of the Alamo is brewing

Published Oct. 21 2017

SAN ANTONIO—Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.

Mexico takes aim at Texas' 'sanctuary city' law

Published Oct. 21 2017

WASHINGTON—The government of Mexico has aligned itself with municipalities suing the state of Texas over a new law that, if...

Texas jobless rate decreases in September despite Harvey

Published Oct. 21 2017

AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month, dropping to 4 percent in September despite jobs that...

Ex-dispatcher to pay $17M in suit over emergency response

Published Oct. 21 2017

LITTLE ROCK—An Arkansas judge has ordered a former Little Rock 911 dispatcher to pay more than $17 million in a...

D.C. court temporarily blocks access to abortion for detained immigrant teen

Published Oct. 21 2017

WASHINGTON—A Washing-ton appeals court is blocking for now an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a...

Texas man dies after being shot by police officer during struggle

Published Oct. 21 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—A 55-year-old man has died after he was shot by a Corpus Christi police officer when a traffic...