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Karl Richter (Reporter)

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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.

Renovation hinges on federal loan

Published Mar. 17 2019

The Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors on Monday will take up a new plan to revive the city's abandoned former...

Chamber members visit training center

Published Mar. 15 2019

A group of local business leaders on Thursday got an up-close look at a new engine of regional economic growth.

Main Street asks for public help to win $25,000 prize

Published Mar. 14 2019

A local organization is asking for the public's vote in a contest with a $25,000 grand prize.

Main Street Texarkana seeks online votes for $25,000 prize

Published Mar. 13 2019

A local organization is asking the public to vote for it in a contest with a $25,000 grand prize.

Severe weather possible today

Published Mar. 13 2019

Strong to severe thunderstorms will move across the Texarkana area today, bringing strong winds and a possibility of flooding.

Ratcliffe, Texas delegation honor Ralph Hall in Congress

Published Mar. 13 2019

In a speech Monday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. John Ratcliffe memorialized Ralph Hall, the...

City council conducts hearings, OKs $102K on Wright Patman Lake work

Published Mar. 12 2019

The Texarkana, Texas, City Council approved a handful of routine zoning, permitting and spending measures during its meeting Monday.

Texas side to hold three public hearings

Published Mar. 10 2019

The Texarkana, Texas, City Council will conduct three public hearings during its meeting Monday.

REDI chief shares vision and explains methods

Published Mar. 10 2019

Two weeks into his tenure as AR-TX REDI's president and CEO, Rob Sitterley has begun working to bring new businesses...

Arkansas-side board lets employees keep sick-leave hours

Published Mar. 5 2019

Texarkana, Ark., employees will no longer amass sick-leave hours beyond the state-mandated limit, but they may keep all the hours...

Board to discuss sick leave

Published Mar. 3 2019

City employees will keep all their accrued sick-leave hours if the Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors approves a proposed ordinance...

Windstream says bankruptcy won't affect customer service

Published Mar. 2 2019

Windstream's recent bankruptcy filing will not affect the company's customers, a spokesman said Thursday.

Mardi Gras event to feature drunken driving simulator

Published Mar. 1 2019

A virtual reality game at today's Mardi Gras celebration in Jefferson, Texas, will aim to educate the public about the...

Virtual reality to educate Jefferson Mardi Gras attendees on drunken driving

Published Feb. 28 2019

A virtual reality game at Friday's Mardi Gras celebration in Jefferson, Texas, will aim to educate the public about the...

Learning Leadership: Texas-side program aims to teach, inspire students to be leaders

Published Feb. 28 2019

Texas-side students on Wednesday practiced leadership skills as part of a new program billed as a whole-school transformation.

'Free little library' for children opens Saturday

Published Feb. 27 2019

Texarkana children will soon have a new place to get and share books.

Local farmers' market to host seed swap

Published Feb. 27 2019

The Texarkana, Texas, Farmers' Market will host its annual vendor meeting and seed swap Friday.

Free trees will be given to public on Saturday

Published Feb. 27 2019

Free trees will be available to the public as part of Texarkana, Texas' fifth annual celebration of Arbor Day.

Texas-side council OKs sidewalk funding for parts of Richmond and Summerhill roads

Published Feb. 26 2019

The Texarkana, Texas, City Council voted Monday to make miles of new sidewalks possible.

Bill would exempt TexAmericas leases from property tax

Published Feb. 24 2019

A bill proposed in the Texas Legislature would make it easier for TexAmericas Center to attract new businesses to the...