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MRHS Welcomes Ryan Wigley - The Mena Star: News

Ouachita Rehabilitation Center, a division of Mena Regional Health System, welcomes Ryan Wigley, PT, DPT, to the rehab team. Ryan is a board certified physical therapist born and raised in Texas. He received his doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Cen

MENASTAR.COM - 2017-11-17 07:04:00

Mena Arts District is alive, well and growing

SouthWest Artists has existed for over 70 years in one form or another, originally meeting in individuals' homes. As it grew, it found meeting and exhibit space wherever available. In 1982, it was incorporated as a non-profit, 501(C)3 corporation. The focus of our founders was to create a community

MENASTAR.COM - 2017-11-17 07:03:00

My Perfect Thanksgiving Feast - The Mena Star: News

I'm thinking about my "perfect" Thanksgiving dinner for years and years, famous (at least according to my family) and anticipated every year. I got the menu and all the recipes from my mother. I like to think that I polished it to perfection. Oven roasted turkey. It had to be oven roasted so that th

MENASTAR.COM - 2017-11-17 06:54:00

Marine Corps League celebrates 242nd Corps birthday

The Marine Corp League held a birthday ball in Mena on November 4 to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corp. The following is a message from the MCL National Commandant: "The US Marine Corps is celebrating the 242nd Birthday of our beloved Corps in locations all over the world. The Marine C

MENASTAR.COM - 2017-11-17 07:07:00

"Still on the Hill" and "Elf" News

Friends and patrons of Ouachita Little Theatre and Polk County residents are being treated to a free concert on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 PM. This grant supported event through the Buffalo River National Park Service provides entertainment that also educates about our rural Arkansas cultural histo

MENASTAR.COM - 2017-11-17 07:03:00

There's more to life than peanut butter and jelly

This month Americans will eat almost 60 million pounds of peanut butter. Our love affair with the lowly peanut began 122 years ago when Dr. John H. Kellogg put mashed peanuts in a jar and applied for a patent. Since then, peanut butter has found its way into countless recipes and has almost as many

MENASTAR.COM - 2017-11-17 06:54:00

Law may expand coverage for vets

Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War have left marks on the health of the nation's veterans. However, William (Bill) Rhodes, a local veteran, knows first hand how difficult it can be to receive assistance after being exposed if a service record does not reflect specific info

MENASTAR.COM - 2017-11-16 17:40:00

Thoughts from the DAR - The Mena Star: News

The picture that you see with this article is of members of the James K. Polk Chapter, NSDAR, and some of our local veterans. We were so proud for them to ride with us! Most of them are Vietnam veterans. So was my dad. He is gone now, but I remember we would ask questions about his service. He would


Video appears to show dog being kicked and punched in Humble

It's difficult to see and hear the yelps that first made a neighbor in Humble pay attention. Tonight at 10, Christine Dobbyn has more on this story."I'm an animal lover myself. It was very difficult to have to witness that. I didn't know where to go from there," a neighbor said. Her name is Carmen,

ABC13 HOUSTON - 2017-11-18 03:55:44

Randalls donates $100,000 to Humble ISD during grand re-opening in Kingwood

Humble ISD Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen stood with Kingwood High School Principal Ted Landry and Summer Creek High School Principal Brent McDonald holding up an oversized check as people cheered during Randalls Town Center's grand re-opening event in Kingwood. Randalls President Sidney Hopper pres


Humble's Kingwood High School projected to open mid-March, cost more than $70M

Humble ISD administrators expect Kingwood High School to reopen by mid-March, allowing about 2,800 students displaced by Hurricane Harvey to return to their home campus. District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said enough construction projects will be completed in the academic wings of Kingwood High


Charges possible in death of Texas State student from Humble

SAN MARCOS, Texas - The Texas State University Phi Kappa Psi chapter is under two investigations that could result in criminal charges for fraternity members and a years-long ban for the entire chapter, officials said Tuesday. The San Marcos police investigation into Houston native Matt Ellis' deat


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit Humble ISD schools Wednesday

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to visit two Humble ISD schools and speak with Houston-area principals Wednesday afternoon. It's her second trip to Texas since Hurricane Harvey. DeVos is expected to visit Summer Creek and Kingwood high schools, which have become intertwined since t


Randalls reopens, gives $100K to Humble ISD

KINGWOOD, Texas - A local school district still reeling from Hurricane Harvey got a big donation Wednesday morning. As part of Randalls' reopening in Kingwood, the store presented a $100,000 check to Humble ISD. Funds that will go towards helping the district rebuild some of their hard-hit schools,


Mother-daughter duo teams up to bring Christmas to Kingwood families affected by Harvey

Heather Mangels and her 13-year-old daughter, Ariella Brown, are collecting Christmas decor to give to those families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. "They have bigger issues at hand. A lot of the families that have come and requested decorations from us are living without appliances right now, livin

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-11-17 22:23:54

Mother claims daughter was sexually assaulted multiple times at Cy-Springs HS

CYPRESS, Texas - A student enrolled in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District has been accused of inappropriately touching a female classmate, the district confirmed Thursday. Both students attend Cypress Springs High School, KPRC2 has confirmed. The mother of the girl told KPRC2 her da

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-11-17 04:24:29

Affidavit: Huntington woman sent letters to, followed, threatened man she she wanted to date

Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested a 47-year--old woman on stalking charges in connection to allegations that she sent threatening and harassing letters, set off car alarms, followed people, and spread rumors because she wanted to date a man after his wife died. Julie Ann Le

KTRE - 2017-11-16 19:31:17

National studies, East Texas retailer

The National Retail Federation is forecasting a busy holiday season with consumers spending - on average about 4 percent more than last year. Some of that money exchange is happening in Nacogdoches at the annual Holiday in the Pines. A total of 63 vendors at Holiday in the Pines represent many fac

KTRE - 2017-11-17 23:41:00

Citing health issues, Jasper mayor resigns

Jasper Mayor Randy Sayers submitted his resignation letter Friday morning. In the letter, Sayers cited health issues as his reason for stepping down. "Due to reasons of health, I am tendering my resignation as mayor of the City of Jasper, effective immediately," Sayers wrote in his letter. "I would

KTRE - 2017-11-17 22:39:39

At least 1 person airlifted from scene of 2-vehicle wreck near Angelina-Polk county line

A medical helicopter airlifted at least one person from the scene of a two-vehicle wreck that occurred near the Angelina-Polk county line on U.S. Highway 59 South Friday afternoon. Both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 59 are blocked at the scene of the wreck, and traffic is moving slowly on the nor

KTRE - 2017-11-17 21:54:59