Hutchinson gets Romney's support
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, endorsed Arkansas Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday and then held a fundraiser for Hutchinson's campaign.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Jeff and Christine Heath live behind a lot that was donated to the city of Texarkana, Ark., to place a "Welcome to Texarkana" sign along Interstate 30. The Heaths are upset that the city has cut trees and cleared vegetation to make room for the sign.... A city welcome sign by Interstate 30 and adjacent to the Country ... (more)
Renovate and Restore
Main Street Texarkana Executive Director Ina McDowell and Main Street Texarkana Board of Directors Vice President Philip Mobley present a $50,000 revolving loan check to Bill Scurlock and John Hubbard, co-owners of the future Pecan Point Brewery.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Texarkana, Ark., hotel/restaurant tax repeal proposal fails to make November ballot
Texarkana, Ark., voters will not be considering the repeal of the city's 2 percent tax on hotel and restaurant purchases in November, according to a city official.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
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Government job cuts
Editor's note: Maylon Rice has 40 years of experience working as a newspaper reporter, columnist and editor at several Arkansas newspapers.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Longtime Miller extension agent retiring
Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Doug Petty, a Miller County extension agent, plays with his granddaughter Caroline Basmans during his retirement reception on Friday afternoon at Beech Street First Baptist Church Activity Center in Texarkana, Ark.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
A judge has denied a lawsuit filed by Louisiana lawmakers against state education officials over Common Core, meaning the controversial education standards continue in the state for now.
Texarkana, Ark., has full slate of contested races in November election
They are vying for a position vacated by Mayor Wayne Smith. Williams, who has held the spot since 1977, has refiled for re-election.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Ruth Penney Bell files to run as mayor
Penney Bell has served as Ward 1 Director since since 2009. She was first elected in 2008 and was re-elected in 2008 and without opposition in 2012.
Senators announce effort to abolish office of lieutenant governor
Sens. Keith Ingram of West Memphis, a Democrat, and Jimmy Hickey of Texarkana, a Republican, have announced an effort to abolish the office of lieutenant governor .
Arkansas man gets 6 years for injuring toddler
An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for punching a 15-month-old girl and fracturing her skull.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Texas-side alcohol election can be placed on November ballot
The Texarkana, Texas, City Council can move forward with a resolution to put off-premise sales of beer and wine on the November ballot, a judge ruled Monday morning.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Lawsuit challenges beer, wine sales proposal
Two Texarkana, Arkansas, liquor store owners are challenging a proposal to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Texarkana, Texas.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Goodbye, City Hall. Hello, No. 1 tee box!Goodbye, City Hall. Hello,...
The mayor of Texarkana, Ark., will retire from politics and accept an offer so good he couldn't refuse it: he'll manage his local golf course.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
TASD campus renovations made to enhance safety and comfort
Submitted Photo Craig Murray with Aldridge Enterprise completes insulation work before installing the new ceiling tiles at College Hill Middle School.
Union Station in spotlight
Staff photo by Jerry Habraken The sun sets across the face of Union Station in downtown Texarkana.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
$100M Inmate Housing Facility Proposed in Southwest Arkansas
The Arkansas Department of Correction wants to build a new $100 million facility to house inmates.
Texarkana Man, 77, Reported Missing
A further description from police states that Rucker suffers from depression, is diabetic, deaf, walks with a limp and has red splotches covering both hands and arms.
Arkansas man charged with murder pleads not guilty
The Texarkana Gazette reports 21-year-old Devin White entered the not guilty plea Tuesday morning.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Barges may sail down Mississippi by weekend
Testimony is underway Tuesday afternoon in the trial of a Shreveport woman charged with tampering with a potential juror in her son's capital murder case.