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IN PICTURES: Air Force Strategic A5 director of plans and policy John Varilek becomes a colonel

IN PICTURES: Air Force Strategic A5 director of plans and policy John Varilek becomes a colonel

It was a big day for John Varilek as he became an Air Force colonel at Barksdale Air Force base on Monday, July 2…

New Louisiana law takes effect Aug. 1 that criminalizes interference with any emergency communication

New Louisiana law takes effect Aug. 1 that criminalizes interference with any emergency communication

The state of Louisiana does not want people to interfere with emergency communication, If they do, it is now a …

Chamber offers opportunity to have breakfast with a U.S. Senator

Chamber offers opportunity to have breakfast with a U.S. Senator

It's not every day you get a chance to have breakfast with a U.S. Senator, but local business leaders ill h…

Board of Hope Arkansas Public Schools accepts superintendent's personnel suggestions at Wednesday meeting

Board of Hope Arkansas Public Schools accepts superintendent's personnel suggestions at Wednesday meeting

The Hope Public Schools Board met on Wednesday as the school district prepares for a busy year. Indeed, the B…

Hope, Arkansas' Class of 2023 and incoming freshman kicked off the school year today with first annual Freshman Breakfast

Hope, Arkansas' Class of 2023 and incoming freshman kicked off the school year today with first annual Freshman Breakfast

Incoming freshman in Hope, Arkansas got a needed boost today with an event held in their honor as they enter high…

Tyler's Faulkner Park Sprayground will close for repairs on August 1

Tyler's Faulkner Park Sprayground will close for repairs on August 1

The City of Tyler Texas has announced the Faulkner Park Sprayground splash pad will be closed for repairs on Th…

Chamber of Commerce wants Shreveport Mayor and City Council to reduce bond issue

Chamber of Commerce wants Shreveport Mayor and City Council to reduce bond issue

A recent email from the Chamber of Commerce could shake up the proposed Shreveport bond issue. Columnist John S…

State Sen. Bob Hall might want to be the third Congressman in a row from Rockwall County

State Sen. Bob Hall might want to be the third Congressman in a row from Rockwall County

Since 1981, the 4th Congressional District has been represented by a congressman from Rockwall County. Now, S…

Family members are on a mission 75 years later to recover the remains of hero Air Force "Long Rangers" on small Pacific island

Family members are on a mission 75 years later to recover the remains of hero Air Force "Long Rangers" on small Pacific island

Editor’s Note: Ted Mikita is leading a group of private citizens on a mission to recover the remains of several fa…

Home delivery of hard liquor, beer and wine in Shreveport?

Home delivery of hard liquor, beer and wine in Shreveport?

The Louisiana Legislature recently changed the rules that precluded home delivery of alcohol, and columnist Joh…

Mount Pleasant Mayor Tracy Craig beat Bill Ratliff's son in a landslide - could he soon be a U.S. Congressman?

Mount Pleasant Mayor Tracy Craig beat Bill Ratliff's son in a landslide - could he soon be a U.S. Congressman?

The election of Tracy Craig as Mount Pleasant Mayor was one of the biggest under-reported stories of June 201…

Texarkana Mayor Bob Bruggeman has high praise for John Ratcliffe but is not ready to replace him

Texarkana Mayor Bob Bruggeman has high praise for John Ratcliffe but is not ready to replace him

The very popular mayor of Texarkana, Texas seems intent on staying in his job as Mayor of Texarkana at least un…

Travis Ransom sounds like a candidate and has "not ruled out" race for Congress

Travis Ransom sounds like a candidate and has "not ruled out" race for Congress

Atlanta, Texas Mayor Travis Ransom seems like just the type of person who could be elected to U.S. Congress in…

Delay possible for new Caddo Registrar of Voters

Delay possible for new Caddo Registrar of Voters

Will the selection of the Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters be delayed? Probably. The Caddo Commission will d…

One million a year in legal fees adds up to big money for Shreveport

One million a year in legal fees adds up to big money for Shreveport

It must be nice to be a  City of Shreveport lawyer as hours are constantly accruing every day of the year, disc…

People should expect extension of Shreveport and EPA consent decree: Opinion

People should expect extension of Shreveport and EPA consent decree: Opinion

Even though progress has been made in a deal struck by the EPA with the City of Shreveport, John Settle says we…

Small Texas town of Waskom draws the ire of abortion proponents after declaring itself a "sanctuary city for the unborn"

Small Texas town of Waskom draws the ire of abortion proponents after declaring itself a "sanctuary city for the unborn"

Two billboards paid for by abortion advocates have gone up outside the Northeast Texas town of Waskom which had…

The race for Texas' Fourth Congressional District begins Monday: ANALYSIS

The race for Texas' Fourth Congressional District begins Monday: ANALYSIS

The race for a rare open seat in the U.S. Congress will begin first thing Monday morning as John Ratcliffe is …

President Trump officially announces John Ratcliffe as nominee for DNI Director

President Trump officially announces John Ratcliffe as nominee for DNI Director

President Donald J. Trump has announced that the congressman for Texas' 4th Congressional District, Rep. Jo…

Barksdale remembers Tech Sgt. Perry Bailey, Jr. with memorial run in his honor

Barksdale remembers Tech Sgt. Perry Bailey, Jr. with memorial run in his honor

The men and women of Barksdale Air Force Base's 2nd Medical Group were devastated to lose a beloved friend,…

Top 11 Watermelon recipes to get ready for the Hope Watermelon Festival

Top 11 Watermelon recipes to get ready for the Hope Watermelon Festival

With watermelon season upon us and the Hope Watermelon Festival coming up soon, everyone in our area is talking…

Why isn't former Bossier schools superintendent in federal prison for his drug convictions? — OPINION

Why isn't former Bossier schools superintendent in federal prison for his drug convictions? — OPINION

People, especially powerful individuals, should be treated like everyone else in our justice system, writes opi…

After big year, bond issue will be decided by Shreveport City Council

After big year, bond issue will be decided by Shreveport City Council

A considerable bond package is making its way through Shreveport city government on its way to voters, and colu…

Get certified to use a forklift in 4 1/2 hour course in Hope on August 3 for only $75

Get certified to use a forklift in 4 1/2 hour course in Hope on August 3 for only $75

Do you know someone who would like to be certified to operate a forklift? They can do it in Hope on August 3. …

Terrorism Research Center at the University of Arkansas gets new director

Terrorism Research Center at the University of Arkansas gets new director

The Arkansas research center founded in 2003 to facilitate research on extremist violence and terrorism has a …

Federal drug convictions could land 3 Monroe residents in prison for decades

Federal drug convictions could land 3 Monroe residents in prison for decades

A federal jury handed down guilty verdicts against three Monroe residents late Friday afternoon for trafficking…

Ark-La-Tex congressmen John Ratcliffe and Louie Gohmert step into the national spotlight with Mueller hearings

Ark-La-Tex congressmen John Ratcliffe and Louie Gohmert step into the national spotlight with Mueller hearings

Northeast Texas and Ark-La-Tex area congressmen John Ratcliffe and Louie Gohmert drew rave reviews from conserv…