Sign-up for Free
Breaking News
Email Alerts!
Evelyn Grigsby says her son, 35, was being treated for schizophrenia
The family of a man who was shot and killed by a Texarkana, Texas, police officer on a neighbor’s property last week wants the public to know he was suffering from mental illness. They also ques...

Picture: <p><span>Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Jerry Robinson, stepfather of Dennis Grigsby, looks out his front door window to where his son was shot and killed by Texarkana, Texas, Police Officer Brent Lawing early Monday morning.</span></p>
<div><span><br /></span></div>Picture: <p><span>Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Evelyn Grigsby, mother of Dennis Grigsby, stands on her front porch Thursday. In the background is the garage where her son was fatally shot by Texarkana, Texas, police officer Brent Lawing after Lawing responded to a 911 call reporting a male in the garage. Evelyn Grigsby believes her mentally ill son wandered outside in a state of confusion and never posed a threat.&nbsp;</span></p>
<div><span><br /></span></div>

Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
Staff photo by Curt Youngblood •Jeremy Odom with Ben E. Keith loads six packs of beer onto shelves Friday in Super One Foods on Richmond Road. Super One is the first store to begin selling beer...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
• Official: Savings on ’07 bond will help with future projects
Pleasant Grove school administrators hope to save more than half a million dollars in interest payments when they refinance bonds sold in 2007. PGISD trustees signed a resolution Monday night during...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
•Lawyer: Region C doesn’t consider effects on wetlands, timber industry
The Region C water planning group’s quantitative report on the impact of Marvin Nichols Reservoir on Northeast Texas failed in three areas, a response to the report submitted by Region D to Texa...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
Submitted photo • Jody Burke, left, stands with Circuit Judge Joe Griffin at Burke’s retirement reception Thursday afternoon at Miller County Courthouse. Burke served as Griffin’s co...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Texarkana, Ark., Historic District Board Commissioners will have a new chairman and vice chairman for the new year, starting next month. During their regular monthly meeting earlier this week, commis...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
HOUSTON—A Texas appeals court has ruled that a man convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one. Raul Rodr...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
An AARP 55 Alive driving class will be held Jan. 13 at the city of Texarkana Parks and Recreation Collins Senior Center. The class will be from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the center at 3000 Texas Bou...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Two Bowie County burglary cases have been cleared with the arrests of three suspects, an official said. John Eugene Willeford, 23; Kevonte Laquan Smith, 17; and Rodricus Unquain Townsend, 17, all of...

Picture: Picture: Picture:

Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Liberty-Eylau Independent School District trustees approved a resolution to receive electronic bids for purchasing electronic technology. L-EISD Technology Director Jason Brown advised the board the...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
Staff photo by Evan Lewis • Kilpatrick Elementary second-grader Averion Singleton wheels away his new Huffy BMX bicycle Friday morning. Thirty students at Kilpatrick received new bikes and helme...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
ASHDOWN, Ark.—Ashdown School District’s Secret Santa program is working to make Christmas merrier for 136 students. The district’s Secret Santa program, under the leadership of the...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Law enforcement dispatch reports from Thursday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 10:41 a.m., burglary, 633 Lake Breeze Drive 10:47 a.m., theft, 451 Leary Road, Hooks 1:36 p.m., disturba...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols for a 15-day period that includes the Christmas and New Year holidays. The enforcement starts this weekend and will run through Jan. 2. DPS...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Today is Saturday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2014. There are 11 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
VENTURA, Calif.—Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew well over 100 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95. His son Lowell Jr. say...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
NEW YORK — Oil's plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe. The price of a barrel has fallen by about half since June, punishing the economies of some major exporters. Russia'...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
NEW YORK — Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 index notch its second-best week this year. With little news to give them directio...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are m...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
LITTLE ROCK—After more than three decades in elected office, outgoing Gov. Mike Beebe is already considered a fixture at the Arkansas state Capitol. Now he's made it official. The two-term Demo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas—Authorities in Southeast Texas have rescued a bottlenose dolphin that was found beached. The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network recovered the animal on Thursday afte...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
LIBERTY, Texas—A worker at a Houston-area fast-food restaurant has received a $10,000 mink coat from a customer who literally offered the fancy fur right off her back. Cheryl Semien (SIM'-ee-uh...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
Serving as a senior pastor of a church doesn’t leave a lot of free time for schooling, as the Rev. Jeff Schreve well knows. But just recently, he completed his long journey in obtaining his doc...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Being alone on Christmas Day doesn’t have to be an option. For more than 20 years, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has served a Christmas lunch to all those who are alone, in nee...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
NEW SERVICES CHRISTMAS Redwater United Methodist Church will have free pictures with Father Christmas from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today. Refreshments will be served, event is come and go.   Church...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
RALEIGH. N.C.—When they walk in the doors of the sprawling, red-brick Hope Community Church in Raleigh, no one takes a bulletin. Instead, they whip out their smartphones, tap the silver "Get Hop...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
Submitted photo • Redwater United Methodist Church will have free pictures with Father Christmas from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today. All children and their parents are invited to the free, come-and-go...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
GRADUATIONS The University of Texas at Tyler recently announced those earning degrees during fall commencement exercises. Area graduates include: ATLANTA, Texas—Meagan Whetstone, bachelor of...

Picture: Picture: Picture: Picture: Picture: Picture: Picture:

Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
HOUSTON—An idea to turn the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome into a massive indoor park and green space area holds great promise, a nonprofit research group focused on land use said Friday...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
HAVANA—Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro. So far, the larger-than-life retired Cuban leader has...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
A look at what new rules mean
Picture:
MIAMI—Americans travelers can soon legally bring back one of Cuba’s most celebrated products, but some limitations remain. Here’s a look at some facts and figures surrounding the loo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to the communist island. He suggested Congress wil...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Opponents take fight to Supreme Court
Picture:
DENVER—Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea befor...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Expert offers tips for last-minute holiday shoppers
PORTLAND, Ore.—The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn’t complete. Don’t fret—you aren’t alone. The National Retail Federation found that only about ha...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benef...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
BALTIMORE—Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 yea...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
DENVER–The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain—a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about wh...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
NEW YORK—Oil’s plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe. The price of a barrel has fallen by about half since June, punishing the economies of some major exporters. Russia...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
NEW YORK—Oil’s slump didn’t just hit the stock market, it’s shaken up the junk-bond market, too. High-yield bonds are on track for their worst drop in a year and a half after...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
DETROIT—Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall covers Ram 1500 pi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Picture:
HARRISBURG, Pa.—Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was se...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
Texarkana, Texas. Died Wednesday. Mass services 10 a.m. St. Edwards Catholic Church. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, December 20th, 2014     comments
<- Previous CategoryTop of Page

Next Category ->

Display Ads (9)