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On Monday, Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors will state publicly whether they support seeking voter approval to extend an existing bond that is about to mature. City officials predict refinancing...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
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Staff photo by Adam Sacasa  Arkansas High School sophomore Kristin Chivers, left, and junior Brittany Jones play with props in the photo booth Friday at the Arkansas Association of Student Counc...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
Several indictments alleging crimes involving crack cocaine were unsealed this week by a federal judge in Texarkana. Frederick “Stud” Cornelius appeared for arraignment Thursday before...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County voting precincts were recently approved by the Commissioners Court. Final precinct maps have taken awhile to draw because of redistricting issues. The county a...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
Upcoming local attractions subject of Chamber of Commerce breakfast
The breakfast, held at Smokey Joe’s in Nash, dealt with upcoming attractions and events in Texarkana. Featured speakers were Shirley Jaster, representing Texarkana, Texas; Ross Cowling, Texarka...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
Americans bet nearly $1.5 billion to win world record Mega Millions payout
The Associated Press CHICAGO—Across the country, Americans plunked down an estimated $1.5 billion on the longest of long shots: an infinitesimally small chance to win what could end up being...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK—The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees unanimously approved tuition increases of 2 to 5 percent for state colleges and universities next school year. T...
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The recent foreclosure and sale of the West Seventh Street property of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church has temporarily left the congregation without a permanent site for worship. The property, w...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
GLENWOOD, Ark.—Police on Thursday charged a 35-year-old Pike County man with second-degree murder in the September homicide of 2-year-old Karsen Strickland. Glenwood Police Chief Randy Reid sai...
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Texas High’s TigerVision won $10,000 from U.S. Education TV.  U.S. Education TV held its first award competition throughout the 2011-12 school year. The competition consisted of nine categ...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
The Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State “EGGcellent Walk for the Memories” takes place Thursday at Bobby Ferguson Park by Four States Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and...
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The Texarkana Gazette claimed the Traveling Bee Trophy at the 18th annual Corporate Spelling Bee Friday night to benefit the Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties. The competition was held...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Thursday.   Bowie County  Sheriff’s Office 12:41 a.m., shots fired, 114 Bottoms Road 11:53 a.m., burglary already occurred...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
SCHOLARSHIPS Kevin Harris, a student at Pleasant Grove High School, was recently recognized as a Discus Award winner for his achievements in the areas of Academics, Faith and Technology. The Discus A...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
LUBBOCK, Texas—The Lubbock home where Buddy Holly and childhood friend Jerry Allison co-wrote “That’ll Be The Day” is being moved to a site that memorializes the famed 1950s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
Texarkana, Texas, Police Department is investigating an armed robbery reported Friday afternoon at Spring Lake Park. A woman reported she was walking in the northeast corner of the park near Swanger...
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The Associated Press JONESBORO, Ark.—Farmers from six states urged a congressional panel on Friday to pass this year’s farm bill before the current legislation expires, and said they&rs...
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The Associated Press WESLACO, Texas—In a lab not far from the Mexican border, the fight against a disease ravaging the worldwide citrus industry has found an unexpected weapon: spinach. A sc...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Some freed sex offenders will be able to send e-mails and browse the Web for a while longer while the state Board of Parole researches whether it can adopt a policy that bars...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK—Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Tom Glaze, who fought election fraud as a trial attorney and as a jurist defended the high court’s involvement in...
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Today is Saturday, March 31, the 91st day of 2012. There are 275 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlight in History: On March 31, 1932, Ford Motor Co. publicly unveiled its powerful fla...
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The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine—President Barack Obama could be caught in an election-year bind on gay marriage, wedged between the pressure of supporters who want him to back same-sex mar...
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The Associated Press BEIJING—Consumers probably won’t have to pay more for iPads, iPhones and other popular consumer electronics despite a Chinese company’s pledge to trim work ho...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
JUNEAU, Alaska—Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says a settlement has been reached in the long-running dispute over leases on the Point Thomson gas fields, clearing the way for progress on a major pipel...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
CONIFER, Colo.—Officials who planned a prescribed burn that apparently sparked a deadly wildfire in Colorado acknowledged there was a potential for fires to escape and cause a “significant...
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The Associated Press WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama said Friday he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that keep buying oil from Iran, including allies of the Unit...
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Shell Oil is one step closer to drilling offshore from Alaska’s northern coasts this summer. The Environmental Protection Agency’s appeals board on Friday denied p...
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The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—The case of a Vietnamese ex-con accused of brutally slaying five people in a San Francisco home has shed harsh light on Supreme Court rulings that have allo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
Williams Memorial UMC builds relationships by adding weekly meal to outreach
For the past several years, the food pantry ministry at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church has provided thousands of food boxes to area residents through its weekly food distribution. In Oct...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
The Associated Press GENEVA—Most female beach volleyball players will wear their usual bikini outfits at the London Olympics. For those who prefer to cover up, that’s OK, too. Under new...
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FRANKFORT, Ky.—One vote remains before lawmakers allow the Amish to forgo a longstanding traffic safety measure in the name of religious freedom. The House voted 75-21 Tuesday for a Senate bi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
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Two days of activities are planned in celebration of the 12th anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Reginald G. Reid Sr. at Polly Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The activities will begin with an apprec...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
College lists for veterans prompt concerns; new bill will pay schools
In press releases and ads, colleges love boasting they’re “military friendly” and “veterans friendly”—and that isn’t just because veterans are usually good st...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
For stocks, a stable and impressive climb in 2012
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NEW YORK—The bulls weren’t bullish enough. The stock market just had its best first quarter in 14 years. The surge has sent Wall Street analysts, some of whose forecasts seemed too sunny...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
COPENHAGEN, Denmark—The 17 countries that use the euro have boosted their emergency funding for heavily indebted countries to (euro) 800 billion ($1.1 trillion)—an amount that falls short...
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Expert: With a lopsided visual comparison, it stands to reason people would rush to judgment in Tray
The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—When he was shot, Trayvon Martin was not the baby-faced boy in the photo that has been on front pages across the country. And George Zimmerman wasn...
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TREXLERTOWN, Pa.—A Pennsylvania man who had recently written in The New York Times about his love for his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife killed her and himself in what their family called an...
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The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Kenny Chesney has relentlessly churned out hit after hit, won accolade after accolade and sold more concert tickets than most performers regardless of ge...
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The Associated Press TRIPOLI, Lebanon—Last year, Khalid was a 19-year-old Syrian university student whose modest dreams were to land a job and earn enough to marry his girlfriend—not si...
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The Associated Press BUCHAREST, Romania—Dr. Catalin Cirstoveanu runs a cardio unit with state-of-the-art equipment at a Bucharest children’s hospital. But not a single child has been tr...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, March 31st, 2012     comments
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