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Rapist gets 80 years for his crimes

Published Apr. 28 2017

A man who brandished a gun and wore a disguise the night he raped and robbed his former teacher in...

Arkansas High honors Sen. Hickey with Distinguished Alumni Award

Published Apr. 28 2017

Arkansas Sen. Jimmy Hickey Jr. received the Texarkana, Ark., School District's Distinguished Alumni Award on Thursday during a reception held...

SWEPCO to upgrade local grid

Published Apr. 28 2017

Southwestern Electric Power Co. is laying out plans to upgrade Texarkana's electrical grid in a project that will kick off...

Komen Texarkana gives $187,500 to programs

Published Apr. 28 2017

Susan G. Komen Texarkana awarded $187,500 in grants at its "Tickled Pink: A Celebration of Survivors" Thursday at the Texarkana...

Man gets life in assault of disabled girl

Published Apr. 28 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury handed down a life sentence Thursday for a man convicted Wednesday of aggravated sexual...

Local, state Komen groups have merged

Published Apr. 28 2017

Komen Texarkana is now part of bigger family.

Event aims to raise awareness of breastfeeding in public, workplace

Published Apr. 28 2017

Supporters of breastfeeding will gather for the Nationwide Nurse-In 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the Downtown...

TxDOT to celebrate its 100th anniversary

Published Apr. 28 2017

Texas Department of Transportation's Atlanta District is having two events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the state agency.

Main Street Texarkana to host tour of vacant downtown properties

Published Apr. 28 2017

A coming tour of downtown Texarkana buildings is part of a Texas-wide initiative to showcase the potential of the state's...

Man accused of attempting to pass fake cash

Published Apr. 28 2017

A Northwest Arkansas man recently was arrested after allegedly attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at an Ashdown, Ark.,...

Bringle Lake boat ramp to be closed during Dragon Boat Festival

Published Apr. 28 2017

The boat ramp at Bringle Lake Park West will be closed to the public Friday evening through Saturday. It will...

Presa to speak Saturday at local church

Published Apr. 28 2017

The Rev. Dr. Neal Presa, a former elected leader of the Presbyterian Church, will speak Sunday at First Presbyterian Church...

New facility to serve meals to less fortunate

Published Apr. 28 2017

Jamison's Center of Kindness opens its door at 11:30 a.m. today at 1101 Couch St., Texarkana, Ark.

Texarkana chamber to hold business breakfast

Published Apr. 28 2017

Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business2Business Breakfast this morning featuring Dr. William "Bo" Kelly of Texarkana Emergency Center.

Two ACT Prep Workshops planned at UAHT

Published Apr. 28 2017

The University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana will hold two ACT Prep Workshops in May and June for students in eighth...

A&M System gives OK to $32M building on Texarkana campus

Published Apr. 27 2017

Texarkana A&M University System Board of Regents approved $32 million in funding for A&M-Texarkana's Academic and Student Services building during...

Man found guilty of raping his former schoolteacher

Published Apr. 27 2017

Vasquez Dominique Hayes was found guilty of seven counts of rape, theft, burglary and robbery today after the Miller County...

Annual Peace Officer Memorial Service is May 10

Published Apr. 27 2017

Texarkana, Texas, Police Department's annual Peace Officer Memorial Service is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 10 at the Sullivan Performing...

SWEPCO to invest $23M in Texarkana to rebuild 11 miles of transmission line

Published Apr. 27 2017

Southwestern Electric Power Co. plans to invest $23 million to rebuild about 11 miles of existing transmission line in the...

Masked gunman robs bank, escapes on a bicycle

Published Apr. 27 2017

Wells Fargo Bank at 1718 New Boston Road in Texarkana, Texas, was robbed about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday by a male...

Robbery the latest in string of recent similar local crimes

Published Apr. 27 2017

The robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on New Boston Road Wednesday morning was the latest robbery in a number...

Police officer testifies in rape trial

Published Apr. 27 2017

A defense attorney's questioning of the lead investigator in a Miller County rape and robbery case brought a prosecutor to...

Real estate agent indicted on theft charge

Published Apr. 27 2017

A Texarkana real estate agent was indicted Wednesday in Bowie County on a charge of theft.