Bowie County, TXTexarkana Gazette

Trial for one of three brothers starts today in Bowie County

TEXARKANA, Texas — Opening statements and testimony are scheduled to begin this morning at the Bowie County courthouse in the trial of one of three brothers accused of murder in an allegedly drug-related shooting. Dequlain Sims, 25, and his brothers, Jacarie Sims, 26, and Jacoby Johnson, 21, are accused in...
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OBITUARY: Mrs. Betty Ann Lawrence Griggs

Mrs. Betty Ann Lawrence Griggs, age 63, a resident of Horatio, Arkansas, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Ashdown, AR. She was born September 2, 1957 in Louisiana. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Horatio. She was...
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Miller County, ARTexarkana Gazette

Man on trial for scalding his girlfriend acquitted by Miller County jury

TEXARKANA, Arkansas — A Miller County jury acquitted a man of domestic battery involving a former girlfriend who suffered second and third degree burns when she was doused with boiling water. Willis Deshawn Brown, 36, testified under questioning from Texarkana lawyer Garnet Norwood that he was frustrated with his girlfriend...

Texarkana Texas Police Make Burglary Arrest

Texarkana Texas police arrested 18 year old Charles Stinson for Burglary of a Vehicle yesterday. Police answered a suspicious persons call around 5.30 am to find a man talking to Stinson. The man told police he caught Stinson near his car and walking around his yard. The man found money and a lottery ticket missing from his console. Stinson denied doing anything in the car but he couldn't answer how his cell phone was found laying in the drivers seat of the car.
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Demolition of historic house halted

TEXARKANA, Ark. - Demolition of a historic home in Texarkana, Ark., has been halted. The city's historical district commission voted to deny a local church permission to tear down the house that it owns on Pecan Street. The Beech Street Baptist Church now has about six months to find a buyer for the property, or come up with a plan to preserve it.
Bowie County, TXTexarkana Gazette

Mexican drug cartel cocaine seized by Feds in Bowie County

TEXARKANA, Texas — An alleged member of a Houston street gang is facing drug charges in a Texarkana federal court stemming from the seizure of more than 11 kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop on a Bowie County interstate. Dewayne Lamont Dixon Jr., 34, was allegedly traveling at five...
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Police asking for help in finding local man missing since May 4

TEXARKANA, Ark. —Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing person. Tillman Moore, 29, left his home on May 4 and has not been seen since. He may be driving a black Buick LaCrosse, according to detectives with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department. Moore has dark hair...
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Barber and beauty business features relaxed setting

TEXARKANA, Texas — When Maxwell Hamilton started The Fade Room in late 2019 he put particular emphasis on maximizing the space to create a comfortable setting. "I just took a look at all the space I have here and realized that all this can be used to put to work in the business," he said.
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Family welcomes 3rd baby with the same birthday

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – This could be one for the record books. A Texas family is welcoming their third baby with the same birthday. “We were able to kind of wait a little bit — long enough to wait for the kids to get up — to be able to say, ‘Happy Birthday. Here’s some doughnuts. We’re leaving,'” said dad Jonathan R. Hornok.

Alleged Houston gang member charged with possessing kilos of cocaine in Texarkana

An alleged member of the Houston gang the Vice Lords was allegedly in possession of more than 11 kilograms of powder cocaine during a traffic stop last month. Dewayne Lamont Dixon Jr., 34, was stopped May 26 while driving a brown Hyundai Tucson with Pennsylvania plates on Interstate 369 for driving five miles over the speed limit by a Texarkana, Texas, police officer. According to a criminal complaint filed in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas, Dixon claimed he was traveling to Pennsylvania to visit family.

TXKToday: TEXarkana approves entertainment district

TEXarkana City Council members voted unanimously Monday to approve the ordinance for an entertainment district, which would create a seamless entertainment district on both sides of State Line. The ordinance was proposed on May 24. Council Member Hart gave the first approval and it was seconded by Council Member Williams....
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Texarkana Area COVID By-The-Numbers for June 16

Vaccines are very easy to find right now, most pharmacies and even some Doctor's Offices and Clinics are stocked, but if you're still looking, CHRISTUS St. Michael offers vaccines with the Spirit St. Michael Mobile Unit. For additional information, call 903-748-8573. Collom & Carney Clinic is now administering the Pfizer COVID vaccine for ages 12 and up. No appointment is necessary.
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TISD Names Elementary & Secondary Teachers of the Year

Texarkana Independent School District is proud to announce its Teachers of the Year. Congratulations to Tara Droske as Elementary Teacher of the Year and Robin Hilton as Secondary Teacher of the Year. Both have moved forward for consideration as Region VIII Teacher of the Year. Tara Droske, who has 12...
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Recycling to return to Texarkana, Texas starting July 1

TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) - Beginning July 1, curbside recycling will return to Texarkana. Residents can recycle clean bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard. Food and liquid should be kept out of the recycling bin. No loose plastic bags or bagged recyclables will be accepted. City officials say Texarkana has increased its...