Arkansas business owners excited for COVID-19 guideline adjustments

Today Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson extended the state’s Public Health Declaration through the end of March. This decision, along with some adjustments, has business owners excited about the near future.

Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations fall in Arkansas

Arkansas expands vaccinations to 65+; adds 115k to those eligible

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Hutchinson holds weekly COVID-19 briefing

Arkansas Senate approves bill banning nearly all abortions

  Offices relocating in wake of damage from burst pipes in Miller County Courthouse

Goodyear to buy Texarkana-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in $2.5 billion deal

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INTERACTIVE MAP: Where to get COVID-19 vaccine in the ArkLaTex

Goodyear acquires Cooper in all-American tire deal

Water, food to be distributed around ArkLaTex on Sunday

Gov. Hutchinson addresses rare winter storm in message to citizens

  Travel in the ArkLaTex remains treacherous

Miller Co. officials ask residents to conserve fuel

Heavy snowfall challenges even professional drivers

“If you absolutely don’t have to be out on the roads right now, please stay home”

  On the road in Texarkana getting a first-hand look driving in these dangerous conditions

Staying safe on the roads

  Sunshine a ‘blessing’ as ArDOT prepares for next winter storm

ArDOT officials say that Tuesday marks a full week since crews have been working 24/7.

Ark. to get 6-7k more vaccines per week; increases indoor/outdoor event directive

Gov. Asa Hutchinson updates the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

  There’s a rush on butane gas as winter storm moves in

  Good Samaritans rescue Texarkana drivers stuck in the snow

  Arkansas attorney general hopeful campaigns in Texarkana

Arkansas panel rejects ban on ’1619 Project’ in schools

GOV: Active cases dramatically going down with 13% of Arkansans vaccinated

Southwest Arkansas school district provides free meals to students as district temporarily goes all-virtual

  Texas designates COVID-19 vaccination hub in Texarkana

That means state's goal is to provide health system with ongoing supply of vaccine, doctor says

Griffin dropping out of Arkansas governor’s race

In a Monday morning news release, Griffin said he would leave the governor’s race, saying he “can do more for Arkansas in a different capacity.”

Bars, restaurants in several east Texas counties can resume higher capacity rates

Bars and restaurants in some counties in Texas can now have increased capacity since COVID-19 hospitalization rates have been below 15% of capacity for at least seven consecutive days.

Oldest known WWII veteran in Ark. at time of death honored for Black History Month

Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) is recognizing the service of the late Benjamin Haymon, a WWII veteran who served in the Pacific Theater, as part of “Salute to Veterans” and Black History Month. The series recognizes the military service of Arkansas residents.

Investigator: Cause of blazes may never be known

There’s one thing property owners can do that will go a long way toward solving the problem, fire marshal says

  2,000+ on waiting list to get COVID-19 vaccination in Bowie County, TX

“There is no line. You can’t just show up; you have to have an appointment”

Gov. to allow bar and restaurant curfew to expire as numbers drop

Hutchinson said the state’s 7-day rolling average of positivity is getting back down closer to the 10% mark. “We’re not there yet, but this is encouraging,” Hutchinson said.

Texarkana Texas Fire Department responds to fire at vacant hotel

Crews are working to determine the cause of a fire that ripped through a vacant hotel on Tuesday morning.

20 ETX counties set to receive COVID-19 vaccine next week

The Texas Health and Human Services released their week eight COVID-19 vaccine allocation list. This week there are 15 additional East Texas counties that will be receiving the vaccine compared to last week.

New COVID-19 cases set at 2,485 as vaccinations continue in Arkansas

Within the last 24 hours, an additional 12,457 doses have been given.

  Sanders as Arkansas governor would be good for Texarkana area, close friends say

Daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee is among 3 seeking the GOP nomination

  Gunman steals cash, smoking devices from store

Police circulate surveillance camera images in hopes someone can help identify the robber

  One dead after wreck involving bicycle; victim named

According to officials, one person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a bike.

Gov: Significant decline in the 7-day rolling average in NE Arkansas

Hutchinson said, “We’ve had a significant decline in the 7-day rolling average of new COVID cases in Northwest Arkansas, a decline in the Central and Northeast regions, and flat but low levels in the Southeast and Southwest."

  Searchers find body believed to be missing man

Authorities have yet to find the woman who also was riding the four-wheeler

  Arkansas moving into Phase 1-B of COVID-19 vaccination plan

The State of Arkansas is now moving into Phase 1-B of its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan. Health officials start vaccinating people Monday, Jan. 18.

State sees drop in total active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations with new week ahead

The state of Arkansas saw decreases in total active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as state officials say the number of total cases rose by nearly 1,000 Sunday.

Arkansas legislature starts week 2 of new session with bills

The Stand Your Ground bill as well as several key pieces of legislation will be part of this week’s work at the State Capitol, as lawmakers finished a busy first week.

  Authorities ID homicide victim, his alleged killer

The suspect should be considered to be armed and dangerous, Texarkana police say

Man killed in Texarkana shooting; vehicle shot multiple times

The shooting remains under investigation.

Economy recovering faster in East Texas than other parts of the state, economist says

Speaking virtually today at the annual economic outlook, economist Dr. Ray Perryman says after a few hard months in 2020, the East Texas economy is showing signs of recovery.

East Texan goes to D.C. for Trump rally, shocked by invasion of U.S. Capitol building

“I don’t think anybody could have ever expected for this to happen,”

  Texas man wanted; believed to have shot man twice in 2 weeks

A warrant has not yet been issued, but police believe Thompson may have information about this shooting since he is currently wanted in Arkansas for shooting the same man a week earlier.

  2 Arkansans recount their experience at U.S. Capitol

“Those people that caused the trouble were not a representation of the people acting peacefully”

Protesters gather outside Arkansas State Capitol in support of Pres. Trump

About 200 to 300 people gathered Wednesday morning to support President Donald Trump, according to a report from content partner KARK.

Congressman Gohmert describes scene inside US Capitol as breach was made

‘Violence is not the way you resolve things,” Gohmert said.

Facilities in Texas receive vaccine doses, prepare for distribution

Several facilities in east Texas have received the COVID-19 vaccine in preparation for distribution across the state.

Texas GOP removes sergeant-at-arms for post about violence in D.C.

West wrote, “You Accepted ANTIFA burning down your cities... Now Deal with them taking back OUR HOUSE!” spurring Texas GOP leaders to remove him as sergeant-at-arms.

Last Ark. license plate of current configuration to be handed out this year

Something people only think about once a year will soon have a new design on their license plate.

Oaklawn to allow a limited number of fans to watch horse racing

Oaklawn is following ADH guidelines. The season begins January 22nd and ends May 1st. The 85th annual Arkansas Derby will be held on April 10th.

  Coronavirus vaccinations continue in east Texas

Hundreds of thousands of people across the Lone Star State have received the first dose of the critical coronavirus vaccine, according to state data.

Texas hospital continues performing elective surgeries

One of the largest health care providers in northeast Texas continues to provide some elective surgeries despite a governor order to stop due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the area.

Arkansas 3-month-old dead; babysitter in custody

The infant’s death remains under investigation.

  Several east Texas counties to reinstate COVID-19 restrictions

As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations grows in several east Texas counties — several restrictions will be put back in place.

  Victim identified in shooting outside of Texarkana Chili’s

Police have identified the man that was shot Wednesday evening outside of the Chili’s in Texarkana.

  Texarkana couple feeds the homeless during holiday season

The spirit of giving is alive and well in 2020 in part by one Texarkana couple who set out to feed the homeless.

  Texarkana first responders prepare to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been in the Texarkana area for just week. Although a limited supply, hospital leaders are making the vaccine available to as many healthcare providers as possible.

Shooting in Little River Co. sends one to hospital; one arrested

One man is behind bars and another is recovering after a shooting in Little River County.

  Texarkana hospitals await arrival of Moderna vaccine

Some ArkLaTex health leaders say the Moderna vaccine can’t arrive soon enough

Bicyclist’s condition critical after being hit by car in Texarkana

No citations have been issued.

  Texarkana doctors discuss experiences with COVID-19 vaccine

Day two of COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline workers in Texarkana continued on Friday, Dec. 18.

Texarkana Regional Airport seeks grant for additional airline

An effort is underway to get another airline to fly in and provide direct flights to Houston.

  COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Texarkana

Leaders from both hospitals expressed excitement with the arrival of the vaccine and say it’s a game-changer in the fight against coronavirus.

  Texarkana food bank distributes 3,000 boxes for the holidays

The Texarkana area saw its last mobile food pantry for the year on Wednesday, Dec. 16, and just in time for the holidays.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Texarkana; remains in hospital

Police believe that the driver was unable to see him before the crash.

  Two Texarkana hospitals to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Both CHRISTUS St. Michael and Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana were selected among 100 Texas health care facilities to receive the Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 vaccine

  Incoming Texarkana Independent School district superintendent talks new job

Dr. Doug Brubaker started his career in education more than 20 years ago as a fourth-grade teacher in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. On Thursday, Dec. 3 he began moving into his new office at TISD.

Outage leads to Texarkana area without access to 911 from landline phones

The cause of the outage is unknown at this time.

  Ransomware cripples municipal computers in Texarkana

“We are certainly operating on a manual basis at this point”

  Texarkana police host Shop with a Cop

“We are doing it COVID style, obviously, because of the times,” interim police chief said