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Maud man sentenced for RRAD thefts

According to  a press release just issued by the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas, a 37-year-old Maud, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston.

 

Jason Allen Autrey pleaded guilty on Feb. 9, 2017, to theft of government property and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on July 14, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III. Autrey was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $762,000.

 

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06
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NWS extends Sulphur River flood warnings

By Heather Russell

Staff Reporter

 

With most of the area receiving from 3-6” of rainfall in the last seven days, western Bowie County residents are seeing some minor flooding in low lying areas.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) Shreveport, the Red River at Pecan Point crested around 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2017 at 25.53 feet. Flood stage is 24 feet. As of 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2017 the river was receding and is forecast to continue to fall.

However, the Sulphur River below Talco continues to rise, and NWS flood warnings have been extended to the morning of Sunday, July 9, 2017. Current stage is 24.2 feet and is expected to rise to near 25.5 feet by early Friday morning. Flood stage is 20 feet. The Sulphur is forecast to fall below flood stage by Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service is predicting moderate flooding of lowland and urges anyone with cattle or equipment near the river to move to higher ground.

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06
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Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Call To Stand With Law Enforcement In Texas

AUSTIN – To mark the one-year anniversary of the attack on Dallas law enforcement, and in honor of all peace officers across Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas. Governor Abbott is asking all Texas law enforcement officers to turn on their red and blue lights for one-minute on Friday, July 7th, at 10:00 a.m.

Additionally, tomorrow morning, Governor Abbott will be attending and speaking at the funeral of San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last week.

Fri
30
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Stuff the Bus campaign hits the road

More than 30 businesses have collaborated with the United Way of Greater Texarkana this year collecting school supplies for the United Way of Greater Texarkana’s school supply drive. Visit the new landing page at http://www.texarkanaunitedway.org/Stuff-the-Bus for a site map of all partnering businesses and organizations, collection dates, sponsorship information and links to sign-up for volunteering.
In addition to this, two major collection events will take place the first and second Saturdays in August. On Saturday, August 5th at Sonic locations on Richmond Road; New Boston Road; in Nash, TX; and Arkansas Boulevard, volunteers will be present from 10am-2pm to take up monetary donations and school supplies. On Saturday, August 12th, at the Arkansas-side Walmart and TX-side Walmart, volunteers will be present from 10am-2pm to collect monetary donations and supplies.

Fri
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Highway interchanges to get new lighting

Four interchanges along Interstate 30 in Bowie County will have improvements made to lighting systems during the coming year, according to plans approved in June by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

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Cellmate assault leads to murder investigation at Telford Unit

By Kenny Mitchell

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An assault between cellmates at the Telford Unit prison has left an inmate dead and another facing his second charge of murder.

Tue
27
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Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. Added to Russell 2000 Index

Mt. Pleasant, Texas, June 26, 2017 (GLOBENEWSWIRE) – Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNTY), the holding company for Guaranty Bank & Trust, N.A., announced that the company has been added to the Russell 2000 Index.  A preliminary listing of the companies added to the Microcap indices can be found at www.ftserussell.com/research-insights/russell-reconstitution/

 

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Avery man sentenced to more than 87 years for 2015 crime spree

 A 50 year old Avery, Texas man was sentenced to federal prison for crimes he committed in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.
Bobby Wayne Lance was sentenced to a total of 1054 months last week during a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder, III.   

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Texarkana College Ranks Highest in State in Completion Rates

Texarkana College Trustees learned today that TC ranks first among all Texas community colleges in student completion rates. Data from a 2016 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board study shows 39.2 percent of TC students completed a degree or certificate within four years compared to the state average of 24.6 percent for all state community colleges and 33.91 percent for state universities. TC officials attribute high completion rates to TC faculty’s commitment to student success and excellent academic curriculum.
“Success has come through the hard work and dedication of our faculty to help students master their coursework and remain on track toward completion,” said Dr. Donna McDaniel, Vice President of Instruction. “TC’s emphasis on providing clear pathways within degree programs enables students to earn credit faster and complete in a shorter time frame than ever before.”

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Sand Hill Cemetery named a Texas Historical site

By Heather Russell
Staff Reporter

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