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Ashley Gardner (Reporter)

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Ashley Gardner covers health and civic organizations for the Texarkana Gazette, where she's worked since 2002.

Officials say there is 'still a long way to go' to reach $900K goal

Published Dec. 17 2018

The United Way's 2019 fundraising campaign is under way and officials for the organization say its doing well so far....

United Way awards $508K to programs

Published Dec. 17 2018

The United Way of Greater Texarkana awarded a little more than $508,000 to 26 programs in the community aiming to...

Runnin' WJ in financial straits

Published Dec. 15 2018

Runnin' WJ Ranch is having financial difficulties and may have to cutback on services if the situation continues.

Local hospice adding more parking to serve patients and families

Published Dec. 10 2018

Hospice of Texarkana is working to complete a $160,000 parking lot expansion project at its Inpatient Care Center. The added...

Domestic Violence Prevention gears up for annual Santa Store Christmas event

Published Dec. 9 2018

Domestic Violence Prevention Inc. is gearing up for its annual Santa Store Christmas event. The Santa Store allows clients of...

Scouting for Food and Books drive concludes Saturday

Published Dec. 7 2018

The Caddo Area Council's Scouting for Food and Books food drive concludes Saturday morning. Scouts distributed sacks for the food...

Shop with a Cop spreads Christmas cheer

Published Dec. 5 2018

Joy and Christmas spirit abounded as Bowie County law enforcement agents, firefighters and first responders took part in Shop with...

Church on the Rock buying Gander Mountain building

Published Dec. 4 2018

Church on the Rock is in the process of purchasing the old Gander Mountain building at 2301 University Ave., Texarkana,...

Star power to help Salvation Army's Angel Tree program

Published Dec. 3 2018

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is getting help from two local athletes.

Live United players visit local programs, lend a hand

Published Dec. 1 2018

Football players in town for the Agent Barry Live United Bowl spent time Friday visiting four programs supported by United...

National Adoption Day

Published Nov. 29 2018

The sound of children laughing rang through the courtroom Wednesday in New Boston, Texas, as four families completed the adoption...

St. James students share drone knowledge with Domtar

Published Nov. 28 2018

The St. James Day School Drone Leadership Team shared some knowledge about flying drones with a few Domtar employees Tuesday...

Angel Tree program adds locations for angel adoptions

Published Nov. 25 2018

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program has added locations where people can adopt angels. The program gives the community an...

Bells Begin Ringing: Salvation Army kicks off Kettle Drive, hopes to raise $50,000

Published Nov. 24 2018

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive kicked into high gear Friday. The organization is hoping to raise $50,000 with this...

DAR chapter to host luncheon for military, veterans

Published Nov. 23 2018

The Lone Star Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's annual Christmas Luncheon honoring veterans and active military...

Pregnancy center planning to hit streets

Published Nov. 5 2018

First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center recently announced its plan to purchase a mobile unit or pregnancy center on wheels by...

Angel Tree program begins

Published Nov. 3 2018

The Salvation Army kicked off its Angel Tree program Friday at Central Mall. The program allows people in the community...

Eat well while doing good tonight at Taste of Texarkana

Published Oct. 23 2018

By Ashley Gardner Texarkana Gazette Things are about to get tasty in the Twin Cities. Harvest Regional Food Bank's 27th annual Taste of...

Clinic opens at new State Line location

Published Oct. 20 2018

The Starling Clinic, formerly Rush Family Health Care, held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the clinic's...

Making their way downtown

Published Oct. 20 2018

The 20th annual Susan G. Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure Texarkana is downtown Saturday at Front Street Festival Plaza.