Historic Washington State Park named Region IV Park of the Year

State and Regional State Parks officials joined the staff of Historic Washington State Park Friday to celebrate the park being named “Region IV State Park of the Year” for the 3rd year More »


Sheriff Seeking Donations for Christmas at the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Amity

For the third year in a row Sheriff James Singleton plans to make Christmas a little better for the girls at the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Amity. There are currently 6 More »

Erick Casiano Perkins

Aggravated Residential Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Battery Third, and Criminal Trespass

On November 20, 2014 at approximately 1214 hours Deputy Orlando Dennis was dispatched to 5369 Highway 67 West in reference to someone breaking into a house. The caller advised dispatch that the More »


Prescott & Northwestern Railroad Sold

Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (G&W) has announced that it has signed an agreement with Pinsly Railroad Company of Westfield, Massachusetts to acquire certain subsidiaries that constitute Pinsly’s Arkansas Division for $40 million More »


Hempstead County Quorum Court Meets

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday November 20th, one week earlier than normal as the regular meeting would fall on Thanksgiving. The JP’s passed the annual ordinance approving the levy of More »


Hope Water & Light Warns Customers About “Green Dot” Scam

Hope Water & Light (HWL) is warning customers about a scam involving a telephone caller posing as a utility company disconnect and billing employee threatening to shut off power unless an immediate More »

C & C 2014 Flyer

Historic Washington State Park 28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight

Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park for its 28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight which will be held December 6th & 13th 2014. The park will be open from 8:00 A.M. More »


Hope Rotary Club Hears from State Senator Larry Teague

State Senator Larry Teague spoke to the Hope Rotary Club on Thursday November 20th.  The Senator is Joint Budget Chairman and he spoke about his thoughts on issues the Senate will face More »


UALR Associate Dean for College of Business, John Hall among UALR personnel who traveled to Texarkana Wednesday to enroll students for Spring Semester

PICTURED: Dr. John Hall, Associate Professor of Finance and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Business visits with two U of A Texarkana students who were interested in more information More »


Prescott-Nevada County Retail Merchants Christmas Open House

Prescott-Nevada County asks the public to support local merchants by shopping the Retail Merchants on Christmas Open House Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Participating Merchants are: Effie’s Flowers Picket More »

U of A Hope-Texarkana Plan Veterans Recognition Ceremonies for Nov 5 and 6


The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana will hold recognition ceremonies for area Veterans on the Texarkana campus on Wednesday, November 5, and on the Hope campus on Thursday, November 6, at noon.  The recognition ceremonies will honor area veterans with special guests American Legion Post 427 of Hope and the Tuskegee Airman Post 332 of Mineral Springs.  The ceremonies collectively will honor approximately 100 veterans. 

U of A Texarkana

Wednesday, November 5

12:00 noon

E-Library on Campus


U of A Hope

Thursday, November 6

12:00 noon

Purtle Meeting Rooms on 2nd Floor of Student Center.


The community and students attending are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue for the event.  For more about UACCH, visit the College website at www.uacch.edu.  

18 Wheeler and SUV Collide on Hervey


An 18 Wheeler and an SUV apparently collided around 9 pm on North Hervey in front of Wendy’s. While the accident itself was fairly minor the 18 Wheeler spilled diesel fuel on the road. Crews from the Hope Police, Hope Fire Department, and Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department were joined by employees from the Arkansas Highway Department to assist in clearing the scene so the diesel could be cleaned up.


Josh Williams Gives Program on History of The City of Washington

The Hope Kiwanis Club had a program featuring Josh Williams on Tuesday October 28th. Williams showed highlights from his recent book “Washington” which features photos and commentary from the 1800′s to the 1970′s. If you’d like to purchase Williams’ books on Hope and Washington they are available at the LaGrone Williams Hardware Store in downtown Hope.

Historic Washington State Parks Hosts Coffee


The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday October 29th was hosted by Historic Washington State Park. The Coffee was held in the 1874 Courthouse Visitor’s Information Center and there were wonderful refreshments served. Several of the staff wore their Halloween costumes (check out the banana!), some wore 19th century outfits and some wore their uniforms. Everyone had a great time on a beautiful fall day in a beautiful state park.

New Jobs for Antoine

Ten new jobs are coming to Antoine Hardwoods after the company received a $12,500 grant to buy new equipment at its Antoine mill in Clark County. Pictured is Eric Hughes, chairman of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance, presenting the check to Greg Rubach of Antoine Hardwoods on behalf of the Economic Development Corporation of Clark County, along with Stephen Bell, president and CEO of the Alliance.

Updated on House Fire at Avenue C and Pritchard


On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at approximately 2 am, officers of the Hope Police Department and the Hope Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of North Pritchard Street, in Hope. Upon arrival, officers observed a residence to be fully engulfed in flames.  Hope Fire Department arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire.  Hope Fire Department discovered a body located in the residence. The victim in this incident has been identified as Thomas Youngblood, 20, of Hope. This incident is currently being investigated as a homicide.  According to the report, Mr. Youngblood lived at 221 North Prichard, the residence where the fire occurred. This investigation is ongoing.

Kirby Student Killed Leaving Bus

A Kirby School student was struck and killed Monday afternoon crossing the highway after exiting her school bus. Dead is 12-year-old Jazmin Hernandez with a rural Glenwood address. According to a preliminary report by Arkansas State Trooper Benjamin Harrison, the eastbound school bus was stopped unloading passengers in front of the girl’s house when a 2001 Ford Explorer traveling westbound allegedly failed to yield to the bus and struck the child. Trooper Harrison said “all emergency lights and signals were activated on the bus.” The name of the driver of the Explorer was not released on the report.

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