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Warm beds for cold boxes | Volunteers reflect on night outside
At least 20 people chose to sleep all of Friday night in cardboard boxes so they could draw attention to those who have to sleep in cardboard boxes every night. The group volunteered to spend about eight hours of a 15-hour project sleeping through a winter night, with temperatures in the lower to m... Continue reading ->

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">David Carter of Texarkana, Texas, prepares one of the boxes that will be slept in Friday night as part of the Bridge City Project. A final total should be announced Monday, but event organizers believe the sleep-out raised about $10,000 for homeless assistance.</span></p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Participants in Friday night&rsquo;s Bridge City Project huddle together as the event gets under way. Volunteers spent the night sleeping outside in boxes in an effort to better understand homelessness. As a fundraiser, participants could buy their way out of the box.</span></p>Movie:

Category: Local News    Published: Sunday, January 26th, 2014     comments
Union Elementary students create their own school tune
 Union Elementary students in Texarkana, Ark., debuted their new school song to the public during an assembly Wednesday afternoon. Union music teacher Julia Briley and Laura Lee Willard, an Artist in Education/folk singer associated with the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, wo... Continue reading ->

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<p><span>&bull;</span> Sir Collins, from left, Conner Giles and Maya Garrett play cups during the unveiling of Union Elementary&rsquo;s new song, which is titled &ldquo;Heroes Are Strong.&rdquo; Third- and fourth-grade students at Union wrote the song with the help of Laura Lee Willard, a TRAHC ArtSmart artist in residence.&nbsp;</p>Movie:

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, November 21st, 2013     comments
Brandon Runion works on a tapestry during Mrs. McVay’s art class at North Heights Junior High School. Louise Halsey, an artist from Northwest Arkansas, visited the class to teach weaving techniques.   Staff photo  by Curt Youngblood Continue reading ->

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Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Saturday, October 19th, 2013     comments
Prematurely born boy will need surgery, according to father
NEW BOSTON, Texas—A baby prematurely born to a woman accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to the President is in stable condition and making progress, the baby’s father said Friday. Brody Nathaniel Richardson was not due until October but was born July 4 in a Longview, Texas, hospit... Continue reading ->

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<p>Nathan Richardson waits for members of the media to get set up before making a statement to the press Friday. Richardson thanked the community for its support following the arrest of his wife, Shannon, who has been accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others. He said he is trying to get back some normalcy in his life.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>Movie:<p>Nathan Richardson allowed media into his home where he read from a prepared statement</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013     comments
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<p><span>&bull; Eric Goodchild installs one of the two Tesla coils he designed for the new Tesla exhibit at Discovery Place Children&rsquo;s Museum in downtown Texarkana. The twin solid-state coils were donated to the museum through the Tesla Coil Museum Exhibit Program. The exhibit opens July 10.</span></p>
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Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013     comments
Police investigate murky ownership of horse, wrecked trailer
The horse who survived a ride in a tumbling horse trailer on U.S. Highway 71 is recovering from bruises and being “stove up,” said a Bowie County deputy Friday. The horse was riding in a trailer about 1 p.m. Thursday when the trailer broke loose from a vehicle and rolled across the sout... Continue reading ->

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<p>A horse that survived a ride Thursday in a tumbling horse trailer on U.S. Highway 71 is escorted into a trailer by Connie Slater and Patrick May. The horse was recovering Friday from bruises, according to officials. The vehicle towing the trailer continued southbound on U.S. Highway 71 and never returned to the scene of the incident, which is under investigation by the Texas Department of Safety.</p>
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Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, June 22nd, 2013     comments
Nathan Richardson talks about ricin-letter investigation, marital woes
Nathan Richardson hugged and kissed his wife goodbye before heading to work at Red River Army Depot the morning of May 30. The same day, Shannon Richardson allegedly drove to Louisiana to accuse her husband of sending poisonous letters to public officials. Nathan Richardson, along with his parents... Continue reading ->

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<p><span>&bull;</span> Nathan Richardson of New Boston, Texas, and his attorney John Delk talk about the federal investigation of ricin-laced letters, allegedly mailed by Richardson&rsquo;s wife, Shannon. She was arrested last week by federal marshals and charged with mailing a threatening communication to the president. The interview was held at Delk&rsquo;s office in Texarkana, Texas.</p>Picture: Picture: <p><span>Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p><span>&bull;</span> Nathan Richardson, center, poses with his parents, Katherine and David Richardson, and Nathan&rsquo;s attorney John Delk, left.&nbsp;</p>Movie:Picture:

Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, June 13th, 2013     comments
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