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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.

Arkansas-side Board calls special meeting on pay plan

Published Jul. 23 2019

A police and firefighter pay plan is the only agenda item for a special meeting of the Texarkana, Ark., Board...

Public records reveal details about Texarkana marijuana dispensaries

Published Jul. 23 2019

Public documents reveal estimated sale prices of two Arkansas-side properties where medical marijuana dispensaries will operate, as well as other...

AR-TX REDI issues business video challenge on Instagram

Published Jul. 22 2019

Texarkana-region businesses can show off what they have to offer in an Instagram video contest sponsored by AR-TX REDI.

Texarkana's downtown entertainment district could mix guns, alcohol

Published Jul. 21 2019

A potentially dangerous mixture of guns and alcohol could follow Texarkana, Ark.'s creation of a downtown entertainment district where outdoor...

Miller County sends thirsty Dierks bottled water

Published Jul. 19 2019

Volunteers donated drinking water to Dierks, Ark., residents on Friday in the wake of flooding that prompted a boil order...

Windstream phone service restored for 400 customers

Published Jul. 19 2019

Windstream land line telephone service has been restored for about 400 Texarkana, Ark., customers, and repairs affecting more than 200...

A&P Commission to slate hearings on delinquency

Published Jul. 19 2019

The Texarkana, Ark., Advertising and Promotion Commission agreed during a regular meeting Thursday to schedule hearings in August and September...

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...