Report: Man charged in jail guard death now competent
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A report from the Arkansas State Hospital says a man previously ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of killing one county jailer and attacking another is...
Texas, Arkansas: Texarkana twins invited to photo shoot
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Twins and other twosomes have been invited to dress alike and take part in a "twice as nice" photo shoot meant to promote both Southern cities named Texarkana.
Man, woman found shot to death in Texarkana home
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Police say two people have been found shot to death inside a northeast Texas home and investigators are trying to determine who killed the man and woman and why.
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A special inspection conducted at a Texas for-profit jail following an inmate's death in March found that officers weren't doing required cell checks even though their...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An attorney representing an Arkansas inmate charged with killing a correctional officer at the Miller County jail is seeking an independent psychological evaluation for his...
DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty to become a self-made billionaire who twice ran for president with a mixture of folksy sayings and simple solutions to...
DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, has died. He was...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say three teenagers who escaped from a western Arkansas juvenile treatment facility have been apprehended in Texas.
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Three teenagers who escaped from a juvenile treatment center in Arkansas have been taken into custody in Texas after fleeing from police and crashing a stolen car into a...
NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — An Arkansas man with a long history of drunken driving has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after he drunkenly slammed his pickup into a tree in Texas, killing his two...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Fouke Public School District recently introduced its new canine officer, named Major, at the school.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A prosecutor says an Arkansas inmate who's been at a psychiatric hospital since being accused in the beating death of a jail guard is now competent to stand...
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
Texarkana Gazette. June 18, 2019.
For several years now, those interested in bibles and bible study guides, religious...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — In the next 20 years, traffic going through Texarkana will increase exponentially due to interstate improvements and planning for that needs to begin now, Curt Green with...
NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — Police in a small northeastern Texas town have fatally shot a woman who was reported to them as possibly suicidal.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas inmate accused in the beating death of a jail guard in 2016 will remain in the state hospital for mental health treatment.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Voters in Sevier County could be asked to approve a higher sales tax to subsidize the construction of a hospital after the county's lone facility shut down last month,...
HOPE, Ark. (AP) — It's served a somber, elegant, respectful and necessary purpose for many years and is now getting new life in a program teaching a new generation the art and technique of funeral...
Feds: defendant paid only $100 of $149,000 restitution
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal authorities say a man who pleaded guilty in connection with dumping military explosives in Louisiana has paid only $100 toward more than $149,000 restitution, so the...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — With Ark-Tex Regional Economic Development Inc. taking the lead in Texarkana-area job creation nearly a year ago, the Twin-Cities Airport Finance Committee recently...
Hundreds of animals seized from Texarkana home
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas have seized hundreds of animals, including snakes, lizards and rats, from a Texarkana home as part of an animal cruelty...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and convicted felon must serve 18 months in federal prison for having dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Lawyers reached an undisclosed settlement Tuesday in a federal lawsuit in which the family of an Arkansas man alleged employees of a for-profit jail left the man to die in...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton's past in Hope, Arkansas, as well as his hometown's future prospects, were the main topics of his recent remarks.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — With the Texarkana Regional Airport now possessing a historic Cold War site, of which there are only seven still existing in the country, some recognition may be in...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A 26-year-old woman is being held on a capital murder charge after Arkansas authorities say her 3-year-old stepdaughter died from injuries suffered when the girl was...
NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A jury in Northeast Texas has sentenced a 27-year-old man to 55 years in prison for inadvertently killing his wife when he began firing a pistol following a street...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Texarkana is one of several Arkansas cities considering creating designated areas where outdoor drinking will be allowed following the passage of a new state law that...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Rats have been blamed for chewing through some apparently delectable wiring and causing street light outages in an Arkansas city.
Blackout on I-30 blamed on rats gnawing through wires
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Gnawing rats are being blamed for a blackout on a section of Interstate 30 in an Arkansas city.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that the rats were likely following their...
Certified bomb squads located in 7 cities in Arkansas
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has seven certified bomb squads regionally located throughout the state with the ability to respond anywhere within the state or nation, an official said.
Ex-USD football player accused of rape gets plea deal
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A former University of South Dakota football player who was accused of raping a woman in her dorm room has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A bomb squad has been called to investigate a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of a courthouse in Texarkana.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas commission is examining whether to extend navigation of the Red River into the southwestern part of the state.
Arkansas man gets 10 years in 2017 death, buried corpse
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Arkansas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for not reporting the 2017 drug-overdose death of his ex-brother-in-law and burying the body under a...
Texas, Arkansas could cooperate on Texarkana homeless counts
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — The mayors of Texarkana in Texas and Arkansas have pledged to cooperate on the annual homeless counts in their respective cities.
Man who killed Arkansas police officer dies in prison
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An inmate who was serving a life sentence for killing a police officer in 1977 has died in prison, corrections officials said.
Texas troopers on freight train help nab crossing violators
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Some Texas troopers have been riding the rails to crack down on motorists who violate the law by driving around lowered barriers at railroad crossings.
The Texarkana Gazette reports Department of Public Safety troopers were part of Northeast Texas safety effort by Nebraska-based Union Pacific.
Arkansas man pleads guilty to attempted plane theft charge
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A 19-year-old Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to trying to steal a commercial plane so he could fly to Chicago to attend a rap concert.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that Zemarcuis Scott of Texarkana pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted theft of property and commercial burglary, and was sentenced to five years of probation.
Federal inmate in Texas charged in death of fellow prisoner
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A federal inmate in East Texas a year away from his release now is facing an additional 15 years in prison after authorities say he caused the death of another prisoner.
Court: Arkansas man who tried to steal jet can stand trial
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An 18-year-old Arkansas man who authorities say tried to steal a commercial jet and fly to a rap concert has been found competent to stand trial.
Arkansas trooper injured when patrol car slides off highway
WILTON, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas State Police trooper has been taken to a Little Rock hospital with injuries after his patrol car slid off a highway and struck a tree.
The Texarkana Gazette reports Cpl. Clayton McWilliams became trapped Thursday afternoon and had to be extricated from the car by emergency personnel.
The 32-year-old McWilliams first was taken to a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, and then transferred to Little Rock. The extent of his injuries was not clear late Thursday.
Body of missing Texas man found in southwest Arkansas bayou
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The body of a missing Texarkana, Texas, man has been found in a submerged vehicle in a bayou in southwest Arkansas.
Arkansas State Police Capt. Brady Gore tells the Texarkana Gazette that the body of 33-year-old Reuben Madison was found Monday morning in the car in McKinney Bayou along U.S. Highway 82 in Miller County.
Texarkana’s first Habitat for Humanity home nearly complete
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — After about four months of construction work, the first Habitat for Humanity home in Texarkana, Arkansas, could likely be finished soon.
"We've had a couple weekend weather delays, so we are looking at having the home finished for a dedication in about mid-December," said Mary Wormington, Habitat for Humanity-Texarkana executive director.
US retail gasoline prices unchanged, Texas down a penny
COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas slipped a penny this week to settle at an average $2.60 per gallon.
AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump nationwide held steady at $2.84 per gallon.
The association survey found Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $3.04 per gallon. Drivers in Texarkana and San Antonio have the cheapest gasoline in Texas at an average $2.52 per gallon.
Arkansas man found unfit for trial on murder charge
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A state psychologist in Arkansas says a man charged with killing his girlfriend, is unfit to stand trial.
Court documents show the psychologist found 58-year-old Tony Taylor has an IQ of 57, doesn't understand the charges against him and is unable to assist his attorney.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A young Arkansas man accused of trying to steal a small commercial jet will undergo a mental evaluation.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that a Miller County judge on Tuesday approved a defense attorney's request for a mental evaluation for 18-year-old Zemarcuis Devon Scott.