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De Queen broadcaster hasn’t missed a Leopard football game since 1987
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Since 1987, Jay Bunyard has not missed broadcasting a single De Queen, Ark., High School football game. With Friday night’s game against Ashdown, Ark., Bunyard has broadcast 300 Leopard footbal...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County Commissioners Court is set to act on the county’s budget and tax rate for the new fiscal year when it meets Monday. Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. at th...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—In the coming months, food stamp work requirements suspended during the Great Recession will be reinstated in at least 17 states, jeopardizing benefits for hundreds of thousands of Am...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
• Tracing the shift from everyday citizen to Islamic extremist
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WASHINGTON—A college dropout from Florida. A nurse’s aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there’s no comm...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
• Federal suit: Plaintiff, who was receiving chemo treatments, had multiple fractures, contusions; 8
Members of an area sheriff’s office are accused of assaulting a Mount Pleasant, Texas, couple in their home in 2012, according to a federal lawsuit filed this month. Ruben Izquierdo and Maria C...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
BOSTON—Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn’t due a lack of evidence, but because th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch records from Friday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:47 a.m., disturbance, 27 Private Road 31021, New Boston 2:39 a.m., suspicious, 224 Church St., Maud 10:...
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Picture:<p>&nbsp;Ezrya Martin, from left, Mel Martin, and Betty Schroeder rest Saturday after participating in the Dash for Cash 5K and fun walk at the Texas High School track.</p>
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<p><span>by Curt Youngblood</span></p>Picture:<p>&nbsp;Walker Boyette hits a button Saturday to dunk Texarkana Independent School District Superintendent Paul Norton during the Dash for Cash and 5K fun walk at the Texas High School track.</p>
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Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
Ark-Tex Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging wants to remind homebound residents age 60 or older that home-delivered meals are available. The home-delivered meals are available in Bowie, Cass...
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ARKANSAS Hope Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Agenda items include: • Consider lease: airport state police. • Consider facility fees for community centers....
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Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club is teaming up with Buffalo Wild Wings for a fundraiser Monday at the restaurant, 4320 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 perce...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Prairie View A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Human Sciences will hold a Cooperative Extension Program Landowners meeting from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20...
Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
•  Kevin Fatherre leads Stefan Fatherre’s horse around the barrels Saturday during the speed race event at the 30th annual Provo Kids Rodeo to benefit the Provo Fire Department RI...

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Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—Records show the outgoing chancellor of the University of Texas System has forwarded letters of recommendation from influential people to UT-Austin's president advocating admission of abo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
JONESBORO, Ark.—Gov. Mike Beebe announced Saturday he will donate his eight years of gubernatorial papers, video footage, photographs and memorabilia to his alma mater, Arkansas State University...
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AUSTIN—The nation’s housing secretary says a booming Hispanic population will drive the future of America’s residential real estate market and predicts that a major overhaul of feder...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood   •Matthew Arnold, right, levels off a sand base layer Saturday under the watchful eye of John Arnold, left, and Justin Shippey while building a prayer labyr...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
State District Judge J. Rolando Olvera Jr. has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal judge in Brownsville. Olvera, a Brownsville native, was appointed to the 445th district c...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
LUBBOCK, Texas—Heavy rain in West Texas is causing flooding in several counties where authorities are urging drivers to stay off the roads. National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Ciccone i...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Usually overshadowed by a nationally watched Senate race that could decide which party controls that chamber, Arkansas' gubernatorial hopefuls showed they have just as many jabs to t...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
HOUSTON , Texas—A report by the Texas Workforce Commission says hiring in Houston grew 3.9 percent by adding 107,400 new jobs between August 2013 and last month. The Houston Chronicle reports t...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
EL PASO, Texas—The West Texas hospital where more than 700 infants were exposed to tuberculosis over the past year says it will work with federal authorities to show its procedures were adequate...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a $993,780 contract to assess broadband access, equipment and connectivity at every school in the state. The contract with CT&T Inc...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo crashed into Charleston, South Carolina...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
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NEW YORK—Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original “Cape Fear” and the first woman president in “Kisses for...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
Ted Flicker, who co-created the hit TV series “Barney Miller” and directed the cult-favorite political film satire “The President’s Analyst,” died Saturday at his home in...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green—a 52-year-old computer techni...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
Youth voter turnout high
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EDINBURGH, Scotland—They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders&mdash...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the secon...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
KABUL, Afghanistan—Afghanistan’s drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end. Nearly six months after Afghans cast ballots in a first-round vote, the country’s e...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
Questions linger after 49 Turks released by Islamic State
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ANKARA, Turkey—Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo....
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
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CAIRO—Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world’s alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East. The former army...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
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WASHINGTON—A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama h...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after a man made it into the building before being...
Category: Wire News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments

Picture:<p><span>&bull;</span> &nbsp;Participants in the second annual Matthew Gaines Suicide Prevention Walk hold a balloon release Saturday to remember several people before the walk at Bobby Ferguson Park.</p>Picture:<p><span>&bull;&nbsp;</span>Misti Carrell writes a message on a balloon in memory of Brandy Maxwell, a close friend, before the second annual Matthew Gaines Suicide Prevention Walk.</p>
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<p><span>by Curt Youngblood</span></p>Picture:<p>&bull;Paizley Gates, left, holds a balloon Saturday while waiting for a balloon release with Kim Gates at Bobby Ferguson Park.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, September 21st, 2014     comments
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