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Tue
27
Sep
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Simms man dies in accident on I-30

Another traffic accident on Interstate 30 has claimed the life of a Simms man.

According to the official report from Sylvia Jennings with the Texas Department of Public Safety, On Monday night, at 8:15 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a crash on IH-30, approximately 13 miles west of New Boston.

 

The preliminary crash investigation indicates that a 2012 Dodge pickup was traveling east on IH-30, in the right lane. The pickup, after leaving the roadway and entering the eastbound side bar ditch, struck an over pass support column of FM-44.

 

The driver, Robert Daniel Meadows, 66 year old male from Simms, TX, was pronounced dead on the scene.

 

This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

Please pray for this family as they deal with their loss.

 

Mon
26
Sep
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Texarkana College cancels classes due to power outage

Texarkana College has cancelled all day classes for Monday, September 26, 2016, due to interruption in SWEPCO electric power service. The outage is impacting some, but not all of TC’s buildings on the main campus.  However, due to many of our students who take classes in different buildings throughout the day, and acting with an abundance of caution, TC officials have decided to cancel ALL DAY CLASSESS at this time. The campus closure includes all day activities scheduled for the Pinkerton Center and other main campus activities.

Also impacted are High School Dual Credit students who travel to the Texarkana College main campus.  TC officials have notified all ISDs who participate in dual credit of the campus closure and have asked affected students to remain on their high school campus today instead of travel to the TC campus.

Thu
22
Sep
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TISD Adult Education Celebrates National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Red River Federal Credit Union (RRFCU) and Wells Fargo are partnering with the Texarkana ISD Adult Education & Literacy Program in celebration of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 26-30, 2016.

To kick-off the event, the TISD Adult Education & Literacy Program will hold an Open House on Tuesday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at the TISD Adult Education Center on the Texarkana College campus (corner of Tucker Street & Johnson Avenue). Refreshments will be served and the public is welcomed to attend.

With a focus on Financial Literacy, other events being held that day are:
*Red River Federal Credit Union Student Reality Fair from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at the TISD Adult Education Center on the TC campus.

Participants of the Reality Fair will have the opportunity to gain helpful knowledge and skills that will empower them to take greater control of their personal finances.

Fri
16
Sep
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Fatality Crash in Bowie County

FATALITY CRASH

BOWIE COUNTY

DeKalb, TX – On 9/16/16, at 2:00 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a crash on US-259, at approximately 9 miles south of DeKalb.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates that a Freightliner Truck-Tractor, towing a chip trailer, was traveling north on US-259, when the truck-tractor blew a steer tire. Both the truck-tractor and trailer left the roadway on the right side of US-259, striking a highway sign, barb-wire fence and a tree before coming to a stop.

The driver, Marty Dewayne Crawley, 35 year old male from Mt. Pleasant, TX, was pronounced on scene.

This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

Thu
08
Sep
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Citizens attempt to remove Maud mayor after felony charges surface

A group of citizens in Maud are attempting to have their recently lected mayor, Jessie Hicks, removed from office after court documents surfaced indicating that Hicks had a past felony charge on his record, in spite of filing documents declaring that he had no felony criminal record.

A group of citizens have provided certified court records to the Tribune which indicate that Hicks did have a felony conviction in Arkansas in the late 90's, in which he served probation for, performed 100 hours of community service, as well as, paid fines and restitution. The documents indicate that Hicks entered a guilty plea on a charge of Theft of Propoerty in July of 1994 and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8,730 to State Farm Insurance. Documents also indicate that from 1994 to 1995, Hicks paid a total of $2,500 in fines.

Thu
08
Sep
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Community rallies to help DeKalb coach beat cancer

“Nothing is in our hands...everyday is a gift,” says Burgin

By Allyson Pebsworth
Staff Reporter

Fri
02
Sep
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Vandalism at New Boston High

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

The New Boston Lion in front of the high school was vandalized overnight and the school’s archway was also defaced, leaving school officials this morning looking at video footage to determine who committed the criminal act.

School officials with both districts are actively investigating the incident.

DeKalb ISD Superintendent Dr. John Booth told the Tribune this morning, “This is a horrendous act and we will be aggressively acting to determine who did it and working with the police if there are criminal charges filed. We in no way condone what was done in New Boston.”

An official with the NBISD stated that the district does have video surveillance of the area and that video was being reviewed this morning.

Mon
29
Aug
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State Bank announces $50,000 donation for A&M-Texarkana scholarship program

 State Bank has announced a $50,000 donation to Texas A&M University-Texarkana to establish the State Bank Scholars scholarship program.
The gift will fund two scholarships of $5,000 each per year, which will be presented to recent high school graduates with a minimum ACT score of 22 or a minimum 3.40 high school grade-point average.
The students must be business majors and maintain a 3.0 grade-point average with successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours a year.
Joe Nichols, State Bank’s Chairman and CEO, said he is “excited that A&M-Texarkana and The Texas A&M University System are committed to growing the local campus student population.”

See the full story in the Wednesday, August 31, 2016 print edition of the Tribune

 

Fri
26
Aug
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Update: Across the board raise could mean pay cuts for deputies

Commissioners approve raise for all county employees, BCSO "disappointed"

By Allyson Pebsworth
Staff Reporter

Thu
25
Aug
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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender From Bowie County

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Robert Charles Willis, 39, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Willis is wanted in Texas for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. He is also wanted in Arkansas for parole violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

 

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