It was a joyous day for some needy children and their families in Texarkana. Shop with a Cop & Firefighter events were held on both sides of town. Arkansas side authorities went to Wal-Mart to shop with the kids and Texas side police went to a business in Texarkana, Texas to help out those in need.

The Texarkana Texas City Council will meet Wednesday evening to begin the search for a successor to Dr. Larry Sullivan as city manager. The council is employing Strategic Government Resources inc. to provide services in the search for their new man. Sullivan will be leaving on or before next August.

Be careful when hanging those Christmas lights or decorations. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says injuries involving falls from ladders while stringing lights, cuts from broken glass ornaments and other decorating activities are on the rise. The government estimates that more than 13,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for such injuries during the last two months of last year, up from 10,000 a few years ago.

In Sports:

The Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins will both have interim head coaches in place for this weekend NFL Games after both teams fired their respective coaches yesterday.