The Texas side City Council in Texarkana meets this evening at 5:30 at City Hall. The council will hire a firm to help them in the search for a new city manager. Current manager Dr. Larry Sullivan will be leaving on or before August of next year.

A mediator will meet with Democratic and Republican leaders in Texas later this week in an attempt to find agreement on when the Lone Star State will hold its 2012 Primary Elections. It all has to do with uncertainty surrounding the state redistricting maps. The GOP in Texas wants to make sure the Republican Presidential Primary is held in March to ensure the state has a voice in picking the parties Presidential Candidate. Democrats do not want to separate the elections and is looking at an early April date for a combined presidential and state elections.

In Sports:

The Dallas Cowboys have placed running back DeMarco Murray and safety Barry Church on season-ending injured reserve. Murray broke his right ankle and Church injured his shoulder in Sunday Night’s home loss to the New York Giants.