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McClain takes top honor in juried exhibition at ATU

Arkansas Tech University student Megan McClain of Pine Bluff won first place in the 11th annual Juried Student Competitive Exhibition, which is on display at Norman Hall Art Gallery through Tuesday, Dec. 5. McClain took the top prize for her chalk pastel entitled "Moe." Kimaly Ballard of Clarksville

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-18 16:01:00

Deer girls whip Oark in pair of games

DEER - The Deer girls teams met up with Oark on Thursday night in basketball action. Things were happy for the squad as they defeated Oark in a pair of games. The Lady Antlers won, 52-37, and the Junior Lady Antlers picked up a 42-21 win. Senior Girls Deer's defense became consistent as they put awa


Times Record essay winner wins state competition

Tasia Cagle, winner of the Times Record's "It Can Wait" essay contest on the dangers of distracted driving, has been named the winner of the statewide competition. Cagle, a senior at Van Buren High School, won $250 by entering the Times Record contest and will receive another $500 after winning the

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-11-19 06:01:00

FCRA files complaint against developer

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority has filed a complaint against a developer, the executive director said. The FCRA oversees land sales and development at Chaffee Crossing, which was once part of Fort Chaffee, in east Fort Smith and Barling. FCRA recently sought to buy back 15 acres of land fo


Sebastian County treasurer/collector to seek re-election

Sebastian County Treasurer/Collector Judith Miller will seek re-election in 2018, according to a news release. Miller, 67, is a conservative Republican and has served the citizens of Sebastian County as treasurer/collector for the past nine years. The treasurer/collector is responsible for the inves


Martina McBride concert, UAFS campus lighting kick off Christmas season

The sounds of a multiple Grammy Award nominated singer and the sights of several Fort Smith buildings brightly lit at night will gently nudge individuals of all ages into the holiday spirit, according to one official. Martina McBride, a Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Award win

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-11-19 06:45:00

This week in Fort Smith history - Nov. 19-25

Nov. 19, 1886 - Members of the Fort Smith bar host a banquet for Robert B. Rutherford, retiring circuit court judge, and his successor, J. Sebastian Little, at Mivelaz's dining hall at the LeGrande. "All went well - plenty to eat and enough wine to brighten their minds," the Fort Smith Elevator repo

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-11-19 06:01:00

Community news: Blue and You Foundation - 11.19.17

The Blue and You Foundation recently awarded more than $2 million in grants to 40 health improvement programs across Arkansas, according to a news release from the foundation. Among the recipients are: The city of Mansfield received $85,015 to build a walking trail in City Lake Park. University of

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-11-19 06:01:00

Liberty attorney announces candidacy for county clerk

Lee Haidusek Chambers is officially announcing her candidacy to be the next Liberty County Clerk. In an emailed statement, Chambers explained that, if elected, she hopes to apply her knowledge and hard work to the county's primary record-keeping office, as well as the management of the county's elec

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-11-18 14:52:00

Needville rebounds quickly against Liberty Hill to win 3-1

GARLAND - The Needville Lady Jays defeated the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers in four sets on Saturday at the Curtis Culwell Center to advance to the state championship, 18-25, 25-15, 25-12 and 25-12. It has been 15 years since the Needville volleyball program has made an appearance in the state tournam

FORT BEND HERALD - 2017-11-18 13:58:00

GPI, TxDOT field questions on Grand Parkway construction

Grand Parkway Infrastructure (GPI) officials were overwhelmed with the turnout at the first of many public meetings scheduled as the final leg of SH-99 completes the Loop around Houston. The ballroom of the Dayton Community Center was buzzing with up to 200 residents who filed in to see firsthand th

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-11-18 14:48:00

TVE looking for candidates for board

Community Report, cadvocate@hcnonline.com Published 10:45 pm, Friday, November 17, 2017 The Trinity Valley Exposition is accepting applications for nominations to its board of directors. Since 1909, TVE has provided a fair, rodeo and livestock show for residents in and around Liberty and Chambers c

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-11-18 04:45:00

Dayton FFA advancing to state

Dayton FFA students competed Nov. 14 at the 2017 Area IX Leadership Development Event at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. One Dayton High School student, Audrey Brown, took first place in Job Interview and is advancing to state. The other results were as follows: Radio Broadcasting

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-11-18 04:46:00

H-E-B grand opening scheduled for Dec. 6

The long-awaited Baytown H-E-B is just weeks away from opening. The 6430 Garth Road location is slated for a grand opening on Dec. 6, according to H-E-B's website. "As H-E-B Baytown nears completion, we appreciate the community's patience as it awaits grand opening details," said Cyndy Garza-Roberts

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan Sues Arkema

Not to pile it on, but Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced Thursday he had filed suit against beleaguered Arkema, Inc. now under a mountain of criticism for how it handled its Crosby plant operation during Hurricane Harvey flooding. "This was a very dangerous situation," County Attorney Rya


Harris County attorney files lawsuit against Arkema over emissions after Harvey

HOUSTON - Channel 2 Investigates has learned that Arkema, a global manufacturer in specialty chemicals and advanced materials, is being sued by Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan. "We are going to seek the highest penalties possible for what happened and hopefully work with them to make sure that it


NMDA places Southeast N.M. back under pecan weevil quarantine

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is issuing another emergency pecan weevil quarantine in Eastern New Mexico. The NMDA first issued a quarantine Jan. 27 for the communities of Artesia, Roswell, Lovington and Hobbs after finding evidence of pecan weevils - white, grub-like insects - in


Slow down! Sheriff's Office has new radar

The Lea County Sheriff's Office has another tool to combat traffic violations like speeding throughout the community thanks to 32 in-car radar units. On Tuesday, the sheriff's office announced a purchase of 32 Stalker-brand in-car radar units to outfit the majority of its marked fleet using budgeted

HOBBS NEWS-SUN - 2017-11-17 17:38:04

Baseball restrooms still on Lovington's remodel list

LOVINGTON - Remodeling of the Love Street Baseball Complex restrooms hit another snag Monday as commissioners voted 4-0 against awarding the project after receiving only one qualified bidder. At Monday's meeting, Loving-ton City Manager James Williams presented two bids submitted for the remodeling


Muriel Jane 'Roach' Green

Muriel Green Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Hagerman Cemetery for Muriel Jane "Roach" Green of Hagerman. Green, 88, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at her home in Hagerman. Rev. Stephen Deutsch will officiate the services. Muriel was born March 26,