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    A husband and wife accused of abusing their 1-month-old infant daughter have been formally charged by Miller County prosecutors.

    Charles and Crystal Uribe were arrested in mid-February after staff at Wadley Regional Medical Center notified law enforcement about a baby in critical condition who was being taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, according to testimony from Miller County Sheriff's Office Investigator Patsy DeHart.

    If convicted, Charles Uribe and Crystal Uribe face 10 to 40 years or life in prison. Their case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Brent Haltom.

     

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    Yesterday the Texarkana Ar. Planning commission has given their approval to proceed with Construction of apartments in the former Coliseum nightclub building downtown despite concerns about parking

    The commission voted to approve a permit for 23 apartments on East Broad St, though owners of nearby businesses have worried that patrons would be forced to park further from their business, because of apartment residents taking curbside parking spaces

     

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    The state announced this week that Texas has been working with flawed data for six years on deaths of pregnant and post-natal women.

    The 2012 data listed Texas as having the highest rate of maternal mortality in the country. The state charted 147 cases of women dying during pregnancy or within the first 42 days after birth.

    After spending the past year-and-a-half studying each case, DSHS found that instead of the 147 reported maternal deaths, the correct total was 56. That is less than half of the original number.

     Working to find out how this miscalculation happened, DSHS announced this week that the mistake may be attributed to accidents at the computer keyboard.

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    Events

    • Dragon Boat Festival

      For the third year, Dragon Boating is coming to Texarkana on April 21, 2018! This festival will take place at Bringle Park and is benefiting HandsOn Texarkana. The event is now open for team registration! Forming a dragon boat team is easy! Included in your team registration is a practice session where we will show you how to paddle and race. Practice sessions and race day include all of the necessary equipment such as a boat, paddles, lifevests, a drum and a steersperson/coach. Find 20 co-workers, friends and/or family member to join you at this exciting event!

      at Bringle Lake
    • Moscow Festival Ballet The Sleeping Beauty

      Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Inc. Presents... The classic fairy tale comes to life through Russian ballet beautifully choreographed to the world famous score by Tchaikovsky. The Sleeping Beauty highlights Marius Petipa’s style of steel point work, sharply accented spinning turns, soaring leaps, and much more that makes this fairytale on stage memorable for generations to come. Sponsored in part by Texarkana Community Ballet. Series sponsored in part by Century 21 All Points Realty. Tickets are on sale now - $46, $36, $27, and $16.50 with student ID. Student tickets are only available through the Box Office by calling (903) 792-4992 or visiting 221 Main Street, Texarkana, TX.

      at Perot Theatre
    • Relay For Life of Texarkana

      LET'S GET READY TO RELAAAAAYYY!!! We Can Be Heroes!! Join us as we fundraise for the American Cancer Society! There will be food, music, games, entertainment, and fun. We want you all to bring your family to check out all the activities. Our Relay teams will each have a campsite with fundraise items for sale! All money raised at this event will benefit the American Cancer society's fight against cancer! Come on out and check WE CAN ALL BE HEROES!!!!

      at Four States Fair Grounds