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Ashdown Is Predicting Snow This Saturday – The First Annual Little River County Snow Day
Don't have plans for this Saturday yet, here's an idea, the Little River Chamber of Commerce is presenting the First Annual Little River County Snow Day!. I know, the temperature should be in the mid-50's but check out this schedule of events:
Paper mill provides books for students
ASHDOWN, Ark. - Some kindergarten students in our area are excited about reading tonight, thanks to a donation from a local business. Today Domtar's Ashdown Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Mill donated about 200 books to Ashdown Elementary School. Each student received three books they could take home, a
Bowie County jury gives man life in football party murder
NEW BOSTON, Texas: A Bowie County jury handed down a life sentence Wednesday for a man who started a fight at a party and later went to a man’s home and shot him. Takyme Devon James, 41, was asked to leave a party Dec. 3, 2017, at a rented clubhouse on Lake Drive after his loud and obnoxious behavio
Local man arrested for kidnapping
A local man was arrested last week for kidnapping and second degree domestic battery. Yair Escamilla-Torez, 40, of Nashville, was arrested on Dec. 5 after Nashville Police Lt. Clint Tedford was dispatched to 1216 Mine St. “regarding a person that had been beaten up,” Nashville Investigator Larry Mar
MS principal still on leave as battery case continued
The third-degree battery case for the Mineral Springs High School principal has been continued to February due to the judge’s unexpected health issue. MSHS principal Clint Jones, who is currently on administrative leave, had a Dec. 11 court date, but his misdemeanor case and all other Calhoun County
Feds accuse New Boston man of trafficking fentanyl, heroin
A New Boston, Texas, man has pleaded not guilty to a federal indictment alleging he conspired to traffic fentanyl and heroin from Mexico to the U.S. Armando Moya, 47, was first indicted in June by a federal grand jury in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas for conspiracy to posse
Kevin Schutte appointed as acting police chief for Texarkana, Texas
TEXARKANA, TEXAS (KSLA) - On Thursday, The City of Texarkana, Texas announced the appointment of its newest acting police chief. Kevin Schutte will have to be confirmed to his appointment by the City Council on January, 14 in a regularly scheduled council meeting.
Suspect Arrested in Auto Theft
Police have made an arrest in an auto theft after a short foot pursuit Tuesday night. Just before midnight last night, Officer Jarrod Dean noticed a blue 2018 Ford Expedition sitting the back yard of a house in the 2600 block of Hazel Street. He remembered an email from earlier in the day about a si
Batesville White River Wonderland Drive-Thru Park a Sight to See!
If you're still looking for unique places to see lots of Christmas lights, Batesville, Arkansas has the White River Wonderland going on now through the end of December. Batesville is approximately a 4 hour drive to the Northern part of Arkansas from Texarkana, but it will be well worth the road trip
Jury selection to begin in Bowie County murder trial
NEW BOSTON, Texas: Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning in New Boston at the Bowie County courthouse for a man accused of ending a fight over a football game with a gun.
De Queen man charged with DWI after rollover accident on N. 9th Street
A De Queen man was jailed on charges of DWI after a rollover accident on the S-curves on N. 9th Street near Robinson Road on Friday, Dec. 7. Roy Garza, 27, is facing charges of DWI and refusal to submit to chemical tests with a court date set for Dec. 18.
RRAD firefighters raise funds for cancer patients
Texarkana area firefighters are fighting more than fires with a $22,500.00 donation to cancer patients over the last six years. Each year, more than 30 Red River Army Depot firefighters sell t-shirts throughout the month of October to raise funds for cancer patients at the W. Temple Webber Cancer Ce
Traffic stop leads to arrest of parolee who absconded
A De Queen man and woman will face charges after an encounter with sheriff deputies on the night of Saturday, Dec. 8. According to the sheriff’s report, Deputy Justin Gentry was driving through De Queen on Lakeside Drive when he observed a red Nissan Xterrra that appeared to have non-functioning bra
Community helps a Texarkana family donate coats to area kids
Dozens of school children from Texas and Arkansas are receiving a new coat this winter thanks to the help of a Texarkana family. Organizers say they received a request for about 130 coats for kids in nearly a dozen schools.
Texarkana residents respond to housing proposal
TEXARKANA, Texas - Residents of Texarkana, Texas, are speaking out about a proposal for a low-income housing development. It was standing-room only as the public was invited to voice their opinions at Monday night's city council meeting. Up for comment were plans for the development of an apartment
Texas State Senator stops in Texarkana
TEXARKANA, Texas - A local lawmaker is busy traveling during the holiday break before the legislative session. Today's stop: Texarkana for Texas state senator Bryan Hughes. The Republican lawmaker for District 1 met with business leaders during a chamber of commerce luncheon. He said taxes are a big
Quorum court enacts ordinance to charge inmates for custody fees
The Sevier County Quorum Court , at their Dec. 10 meeting, approved an ordinance which requires jail inmates, upon conviction to pay the expenses for bringing him or her to jail and also for his or her support from the day of their initial incarceration for the whole time they remains there.
Life term levied in girl's abuse
TEXARKANA -- A Miller County jury sentenced a man to life plus 20 years in prison Friday for sexually abusing a 6-year-old more than a decade ago. Gerald Herbert Lowery, 58, was selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door in Texarkana in 2004. He was living with a woman more than half his age with whom he
TC bids farewell to president
TEXARKANA, Texas - The community bid farewell on Tuesday to Texarkana College President James Henry Russell. Russell is leaving his post at the school for a job in the private sector. He'll join Bunch Wholesale, Incorporated, as the executive vice president and chief financial officer.
SWAR shooting suspect in custody
A Hempstead County man wanted for a shooting near Washington, Arkansas is now in custody. James Stuart, 61, turned himself into deputies at the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office.