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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.

A&P Commission meeting Thursday

Published Jul. 17 2019

The Texarkana, Ark., Advertising and Promotion Commission will hold its regular quarterly meeting Thursday.

Windstream: Pair of cable problems caused phone outages; repairs days away

Published Jul. 16 2019

Two separate incidents that damaged a Windstream telephone cable caused ongoing outages for more than 600 customers, a company spokesperson...

Shreveport firm low bidder for first Hotel Grim rehab contract

Published Jul. 16 2019

A Shreveport, La., company is expected to be awarded the contract, worth more than $1.3 million, for hazardous materials abatement...

Board hears complaint about phone service outage

Published Jul. 16 2019

An ongoing telephone service outage endangers his elderly mother's health, a Texarkana, Ark., man told the city Board of Directors...

City makes its opening proposals in firefighter contract talks

Published Jul. 15 2019

The city's collective bargaining team made its opening proposals Monday in the latest round of contract negotiations with the Texarkana,...

Some Louisiana customers to see utility rate cuts

Published Jul. 14 2019

Louisiana customers soon will have lower electricity bills, thanks to a move already made by Arkansas and Texas.

Board to consider allowing airport to borrow money

Published Jul. 14 2019

The Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors on Monday will consider allowing the Texarkana Airport Authority to take out short-term loans.

Contract negotiations continue between Texas side, firefighters union

Published Jul. 14 2019

Contract negotiations between the Texarkana, Texas, firefighters union and the city will continue in an open meeting Monday.

Board to consider allowing airport to borrow money

Published Jul. 12 2019

The Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors on Monday will consider allowing the Texarkana Airport Authority to take out short-term loans.

Playground restrooms closed because of vandalism

Published Jul. 12 2019

The restrooms at Kidtopia park in Texarkana, Texas, are closed until further notice because of vandalism.

Louisiana customers to see utility rate cuts

Published Jul. 12 2019

Louisiana customers soon will have lower electricity bills, thanks to a move already made by Arkansas and Texas.

Economy at tipping point, Fed officer warns

Published Jul. 12 2019

Mixed economic signals could indicate a coming recession, a Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas officer said Thursday in Texarkana, Texas.

Union for Texarkana, Texas, firefighters propose raises in contract talks

Published Jul. 9 2019

The Texarkana, Texas, firefighters union on Tuesday presented new contract proposals — including pay raises — during the latest session...

Texarkana, Texas, budget could include water rate hike

Published Jul. 9 2019

Texarkana, Texas, staff are recommending a residential water rate increase in Fiscal Year 2020's budget, earmarking the new revenue to...

Firefighter talks resume Tuesday

Published Jul. 8 2019

Contract negotiations between the Texarkana, Texas, firefighters union and the city will continue in an open meeting Tuesday.

Texas-side officials to begin budget approval process

Published Jul. 7 2019

The Texarkana, Texas, City Council on Monday will get its first official look at the city's Fiscal Year 2020 budget.

Texarkana, Texas, firefighters union, city negotiations resume Tuesday

Published Jul. 5 2019

Contract negotiations between the Texarkana, Texas, firefighters union and the city will continue in an open meeting Tuesday.

Juvenile escapees nabbed after crash

Published Jul. 5 2019

Texarkana, Texas, police on Friday arrested three teenage boys on the run from juvenile detention when they crashed their stolen...

Director shares plans for new animal shelter

Published Jul. 5 2019

Texarkana, Ark.'s animal services director shared his vision for new facilities Tuesday, a day after the city Board of Directors...

Texas-side emergency office on Facebook

Published Jul. 5 2019

Facebook users now can stay in touch with the Texarkana, Texas, Office of Emergency Management through the popular social media...