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Karl Richter (Reporter)

Phone: (870) 330-7585
E-mail: krichter@texarkanagazette.com
Karl Richter has more than 20 years' experience as a writer and editor in journalism, corporate communications, marketing and academia. A lifelong Texan, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College.

Texas Legislature passes TexAmericas tax exemption

Published May. 20 2019

A bill that would make it easier for TexAmericas Center to attract new businesses to the region has been passed...

Animal shelter makeover on Arkansas-side agenda

Published May. 19 2019

A new plan to finance renovating Texarkana's animal shelter is on the Arkansas-side Board of Directors' agenda.

Walk On's to open on Texas side

Published May. 18 2019

Walk On's Bistreaux & Bar, a Baton Rouge, La.-based sports bar franchise, plans to open a location in Texarkana, Texas.

TAFD shows off new trucks

Published May. 17 2019

A trio of new, state-of-the-art fire trucks shared the spotlight during an open house Thursday at Texarkana, Ark., Fire Department's...

Genoa school board election on Tuesday

Published May. 17 2019

Early voting is underway in an election for Position 5 on the Genoa Central School District's Board of Education.

Click It or Ticket campaign begins next week

Published May. 16 2019

Seat belt use saves lives: That's the message local, state and federal agencies are sending with a national campaign beginning...

Arkansas side closes garbage fee loophole

Published May. 15 2019

The Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors voted Tuesday to approve an ordinance changing how the city charges multifamily residences for...

Work on North Park Road begins next week

Published May. 14 2019

Work rebuilding North Park Road between Lynn Street and the entrance to Spring Lake Park will begin Tuesday.

Thanks to Cooper Tire donation, Sparks in the Park will shine on after all

Published May. 14 2019

Sparks in the Park will happen this year after all, thanks to the sponsorship of Cooper Tire and Rubber Co.

TAFD to show new trucks at open house

Published May. 14 2019

A new ladder truck and two new pumper trucks will be on display during a Texarkana, Ark., Fire Department open...

No objections to voluntary annexation at City Council meeting

Published May. 14 2019

During a regular meeting Monday, the Texarkana, Texas, City Council heard no objections to a proposed annexation.

A&P gives spark of life to Texarkana fireworks show

Published May. 13 2019

Sparks in the Park may be back on, thanks to an allocation by the Texarkana, Ark., Advertising and Promotion Commission.

Temple Center plans move funded by $1 million grant

Published May. 13 2019

A grant of $1 million will pay for a new facility for Texarkana, Texas' Temple Memorial Rehabilitation Center.

Arkansas-side Board of Directors to meet Tuesday

Published May. 13 2019

The Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors will meet today to complete deliberation and vote on a measure delayed last week.

Senator: Election bill aims to stop cheating

Published May. 12 2019

Texarkana, Texas' state senator says his election bill would improve security, but civil rights advocates claim it would cause more...

Council to hold public hearings on annexation and rezoning

Published May. 12 2019

Eight public hearings make up the agenda for Monday's regular meeting of the Texarkana, Texas, City Council.

Community yard sale postponed

Published May. 10 2019

The community yard sale and electronics recycling drive first scheduled for Saturday at Spring Lake Park has been postponed until...

City discontinues recycling program, citing inability to 'bear the expense'

Published May. 10 2019

Green Texarkana, the Arkansas side's monthly recycling drive, has been discontinued, the city announced Thursday.

Sparks in the Park fizzles out

Published May. 9 2019

Texarkana's traditional Independence Day celebration Sparks in the Park will not take place this year because of a lack of...

Movies in the Park slate announced

Published May. 9 2019

This summer's Movies in the Park series begins with a buzz and ends with a splash.