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J.W.’s News Update: Tuesday January 31, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden in North Texas for some Private Democratic Fundraising events. One was reportedly held in the DeKalb area of Bowie County and the other two in the Fort Worth Area.
Despite the fact that Texas is a solidly so-called Red State in the Republican Column, Democrats still do a lot …
J.W.’s News Update: Monday January 30, 2012
Americans incomes are up in the latest Figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department. Figures show personal incomes rose by 0.5% in December, the most since last March. For all of 2011 inflation adjusted incomes rose just 0.9% less than the modest 1...
J.W.’s News Update: Friday January 27, 2012
An investigation is underway after a bizarre incident near Texarkana left one person dead. Authorities say witnesses indicate a man was driving strangely before crashing his vehicle near the FCI Prison in the Liberty-Eylau Community of Northeast Texas...
J.W.’s News Update: Thursday January 26, 2012
Its voting day in Texarkana. No not at the polls, that is coming up later this Spring. The voting occurring today is at the local union hall of the USWA 752L.  That is the union that represents most of the workers at the Texarkana Cooper Tire Plant...
J.W.’s News Update: Wednesday January 25, 2012
Union workers at the Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Plant in Texarkana are being briefed on the details of the tentative contract hammered out by negotiators last week. The workers will study the proposal today and vote tomorrow as to whether to ratify or reject the agreement with the tire maker...
J.W.’s News Update: Tuesday January 24, 2012
Texarkana Arkansas Police along with the FBI are looking for two suspects who held up a bank yesterday afternoon. Authorities responded to the Wells Fargo Bank on Hickory Street around 2:30 pm. Witnesses told them that two black male suspects entered the bank brandishing handguns...
J.W.’s News Update: Monday January 23, 2012
New Employees of the Arkansas Lottery will be going through a 6 month probationary period among rules adopted by the games commission. This new procedure will begin immediately but not be retroactive.
 
An East Arkansas Representative is suing the state over new redistricting maps saying it dilut…
J.W.’s News Update: Friday January 20, 2012
A tentative agreement has been reached by negotiators for the Cooper Tire Rubber Company and the local union representing workers at the Texarkana, Arkansas Plant. The agreement came as the contract was expiring.  The entire union will vote on the proposal in a couple of days...
J.W.’s News Update: Thursday January 19, 2012
Texas Governor Rick Perry is dropping out of the Presidential Race after poor showings in Iows, New Hampshire, and in the pre-election polls in South Carolina.
Perry made the announcement today just two days before the South Carolina vote...
J.W.’s News Update: Wednesday January 18, 2012
The second son of a Southwest Arkansas couple has died in the war in Afghanistan. The defense department says 34 year old Sgt. 1ST Class Benjamin Wise died Sunday
at a medical center in Germany after being injured in a small arms fight back on
January 9th...
J.W.’s News Update: Tuesday January 17, 2012
Texarkana Arkansas City Board of Directors meets tonight at 7pm at City Hall. Tonights meeting was rescheduled from yesterday because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The public is invited to attend the open portion of tonights meeting...
J.W.’s News Update: Friday January 13, 2012
With the jobs market tight, if you are looking for a new career, the Texarkana Regional Center on Aging says you can learn to become a home caregiver. There will be a General Information Session regarding the Home Caregiver Training Program on January 17th at 1 pm at the Texarkana Regional Center on…

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