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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.

Doctor: Region in middle of flu season

Published Feb. 17 2019

Flu season is in full swing in Texarkana and across the rest of the country.

Run the Line fundraiser is Sunday morning

Published Feb. 16 2019

More than 600 runners will participate in the Run the Line Half Marathon which kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday...

New CHRISTUS family clinic breaks ground at Hope site

Published Feb. 13 2019

Ground was broken on the new CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Family Medicine-Hope Tuesday morning in Hope, Ark. The clinic will be...

New Boston nursing home to close

Published Feb. 11 2019

Inspire New Boston, a nursing home in New Boston, Texas, is closing soon.

Night to Shine Prom a big hit for special group

Published Feb. 10 2019

The best party in town took place Friday evening at Tim Tebow's Night to Shine Prom at the Texarkana, Ark.,...

Boy Scouts offer Learning for Life program for youth

Published Feb. 2 2019

The Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life Explorer program is opening doors for youth ages 14 to 21 to...

Wadley becomes city's first accredited chest pain center

Published Feb. 2 2019

Wadley Regional Medical Center has become Texarkana's first accredited chest pain center thanks to a recent accreditation by the American...

Bake sale Saturday will benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital

Published Jan. 30 2019

There will be a bake sale benefiting Arkansas Children's Hospital at noon Saturday at J & J Livestock Auction, 1813...

Downtown gets coffee roaster

Published Jan. 27 2019

Mission Texarkana Inc. has fresh roasted coffee available to purchase for those java lovers in and around Texarkana.

Salvation Army seeks accurate count of homeless population

Published Jan. 23 2019

The Texarkana, Ark., Point-in-Time homeless count, headed by The Salvation Army, was performed Tuesday.

Texarkana hears plea from ranch

Published Jan. 21 2019

Runnin' WJ Ranch has seen an increase in donations since making a plea to the public for financial contributions in...

Texarkana gears up for Night to Shine

Published Jan. 21 2019

Texarkana is gearing up for its second annual Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The event takes...

Stinson Organ Donation 5K/10K will be held Feb. 9

Published Jan. 20 2019

The fourth annual Stinson Organ Donation Awareness 5K/10K Run and Family Stroll takes place at 9 a.m. Feb. 9 beginning...

Shelter's new chief aims to help as many people as she can

Published Jan. 14 2019

Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter is in the hands of new executive director Helen Diggs.

CASA is in need of volunteer advocates

Published Jan. 13 2019

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children is in dire need of volunteer advocates to serve as a voice for children...

United Way to take trip to Egypt, invites everyone

Published Jan. 12 2019

The United Way of Greater Texarkana's is taking a trip to Egypt Sept. 13 through Sept. 22 and everyone is...

LifeShare moves to Summerhill

Published Jan. 11 2019

LifeShare Blood Center has moved to a new location at 4020 Summerhill Road for blood donations. The administrative offices will...

Texarkana blood center has less than one-day supply, asks public to donate

Published Jan. 8 2019

LifeShare Blood Center needs blood donors. The center has reached a critically low level of blood.

Run the Line slated for next month, will begin downtown

Published Jan. 6 2019

Partnership for the Pathway is gearing up for its 12th annual Run the Line half marathon Feb. 17.

Annual event to raise homeless awareness undergoes changes

Published Jan. 6 2019

The Texarkana Homeless Coalition's Bridge City Project, slated for Jan. 25 to increase awareness about the area's homeless population, has...