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Happy Birthday, Texarkana: Our hometown is 145 years old today

Published Dec. 8 2018

It was in 1873 that the Texas and Pacific Railroad, a significant player in the Lone Star State's fledgling transportation...

Cheers & Jeers

Published Dec. 8 2018

Cheers & Jeers for Dec. 8, 2018

Republicans rejected free trade for no good reason

Published Dec. 8 2018

Donald Trump's election in 2016 was taken as clear evidence that Americans were fed up with globalization. Though elites and...

A powerful lesson as we remember President Bush

Published Dec. 8 2018

The scene at the U.S. Capitol on Monday as former President George H.W. Bush lay in state presented a tableau...

Santa or Not?: Were your children brought up to believe in Kris Kringle?

Published Dec. 7 2018

The Christmas season is here and many children are eagerly awaiting a visit from old St. Nick.

There is too much risk to abandon Afghanistan

Published Dec. 7 2018

Twelve U.S. soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year. Since the war began in 2001, 2,417 U.S. troops...

Betting on the wrong side in the Middle East

Published Dec. 7 2018

Taking sides among the conflicting factions in the bewildering and dangerous Middle East undercuts the United States' potential to act...

Trump seeks to undo what Bush helped to build

Published Dec. 7 2018

There was a certain irony in the fact that, on the weekend President George Bush died, the 45th president of...

Free Speech: District's move to silence school reporters backfires

Published Dec. 6 2018

You would think the Springdale, Ark., School District and the administration of Harber High School would be proud of the...

Deaths of despair: The decline in life expectancy

Published Dec. 6 2018

The cover of a recent issue of The Economist magazine highlighted a heartening story: "Staying alive: Why the global suicide...

Clinic's push that patient use crowdfunding was fair

Published Dec. 6 2018

The good news is that Hedda Martin now has the OK to get a heart transplant.

The lasting admiration of a discerning posterity

Published Dec. 6 2018

WASHINGTON—At the beginning of his long and well-lived life, George Herbert Walker Bush, who in politics was always prosaic, acquired,...

Week 13 full of bad calls, bad looks for league

Published Dec. 5 2018

Just when the NFL was enjoying a ratings rebound and an explosion of offensive firepower that has fans giddy over...

Why it was special for Rahm to beat his hero, Tiger Woods

Published Dec. 5 2018

NASSAU, Bahamas—Three victories in three countries against fields large and small, strong and weak, couldn't make Jon Rahm's year any...

Morning After: Parade great fun, trashed streets not so much

Published Dec. 5 2018

Once again Texarkana welcomed Christmas with the annual downtown parade.

New rules cheat women of birth control coverage

Published Dec. 5 2018

Access to birth control is crucial to ensuring women can control their lives, plan their families and, in many cases,...

Lawsuit accuses U.N. agency of 'slave trade'

Published Dec. 5 2018

The scandal surrounding the 15,000 Cuban doctors who have been working as virtual slaves in Brazil is growing: Some of...

President George H.W. Bush: Man of character

Published Dec. 5 2018

I first met the man who would become America's 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I...

Last Patrician

Published Dec. 4 2018

George Bush exemplified public service and dutyPresident George H.W. Bush began his last journey to our nation's capital on Monday.

Trump deserves some credit for a truce with China

Published Dec. 4 2018

Just because the U.S. and China have agreed to call a truce in their trade war doesn't mean that it's...

Time for GOP to wake up to climate-change

Published Dec. 4 2018

In the wake of a comprehensive report on the projected effects of climate change nearly a century into the future—a...

Holiday Cheer: Christmas Parade brings joy tonight to Downtown Texarkana

Published Dec. 3 2018

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Twin Cities.

President's trade war hammers the Midwest

Published Dec. 3 2018

From the start of his presidency, Donald Trump made it clear that he wanted to save the "rusted-out" and "shuttered"...