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Metro Texarkana Gazette O Saturday, February 16, 2013
Police seek man who
vandalized local ATM
Beebe appoints local man
to Arkansas Game & Fish
Texarkana, Texas, police are seeking information on a man who vandalized an ATM earlier this week.
The vandalism occurred late
Wednesday or early Tuesday at a
machine in the 4400 block of Texas
Boulevard, Sgt. Steve Shelley said.
A man was seen on security camera video damaging the ATM with
an unknown object, Shelley said.
The man appeared to be between
40 and 50 years old and was wearing tan pants, a white hoodie, a
dark coat and a black cap.
Shelley asked anyone with information on the vandal’s identity to
call Detective Geoff Lewis at 903798-3170 or Crime Stoppers at 903793-STOP.
Nelly’s Echo of ‘The Voice’
to sing at A&M Monday
Nigerian-born singer Nelly’s Echo,
who was featured on season three
of NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform
from noon to 1:15 p.m. Monday at
Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s
The singer made it to the third
round of “The Voice” as a member
of Team Christina. The performance
is a “Music Monday” Coffeehouse
event hosted by A&M-Texarkana
and the Campus Activities Board.
A&M-Texarkana’s main campus is at 7101 University Ave., in
Texarkana, Texas. Admission is
free. For more information, email
[email protected] or call
Race begins at Bi-State Justice Building.
Race ends at Hopkins Ice House.
w 1: Broad Street • 2: Nix Creek Trail • 3: Pinson Drive • 4: East
48th Street • 5: Jefferson Avenue • 6: Arkansas/Texas Boulevard
• 7: Ghio Fish Road • 8: Spring Lake Park • 9: Pine Street • 10:
Olive Street • 11: West 20th Street • 12: Hazel Street • 13: State
TexRep to hold ‘Spamalot’
auditions 7 p.m. Feb. 25
Run the Line activities
kick off today at 4 p.m.
Texarkana Repertory Co. will
hold auditions for the musical
“Spamalot” at 7 p.m. Feb. 25, at
Stilwell Theatre on the Texarkana
TexRep is looking for an adult
cast along with older teens (17 to
18 years old). Men, in particular,
are needed for “Spamalot” roles,
but a large and diverse cast is
“Spamalot” is the Tony Awardwinning hit based on “Monty
Python and the Holy Grail,” a
beloved film comedy. Book and
lyrics were written by Eric Idle
with music by Idle and John Du
Performances run May 10-19
(Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30
p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.).
For more information, visit
TexRep.org or call 903-831-7827.
Race will benefit local nonprofit
Partnership for the Pathway project
weekend of Run the Line activities starts today
with Kids Run the Line Too, set for 4 p.m. at
the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health and Fitness
Kids Run the Line Too allows children
ages 5 to 13 to complete a halfn See
marathon of 13.1 miles just like adults
will Sunday, although the kids’ event
is split into small increments over a
period of time. Children will run or
walk the last mile Saturday.
On Sunday, the sixth annual Run the
Line Half Marathon should bring more
than 600 runners to town. There will be a 7:30 a.m. start
for walkers and physically challenged athletes, with the
main start set for 8 a.m.
The race begins at Broad and Main streets and includes
entertainment around miles 3, 7 and 10. There will also
be live performances at the finish party at Hopkins
The race will be run on asphalt trails and coned-off
city streets. Runners will go through both Texarkana,
Texas, and Texarkana, Ark. Those who have not registered can do so in person from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at
Academy Sports and Outdoors, or from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15
a.m. Sunday in the Bi-State Justice Building.
The race benefits Partnership for the Pathway, a nonprofit working to build safe walking, running and bike
trails in the Texarkana area.
Group to distribute
commodities this week
Development Council will distribute commodities from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Tuesday at the Miller County
Senior Center, 1007 Jefferson Ave.,
Distributions elsewhere in the
county will be as follows: 9 a.m.
to noon Wednesday at the Fouke
Senior Center; from 1p.m. to 3
p.m. Wednesday at the Kiblah
Community Center; and from
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday in
These dates have been changed
from previously scheduled times.
All applicants must show an
Arkansas ID or one utility bill in
their name and address. Arkansas
residents may apply at SWADC,
Miller County Senior Center or call
870-216-1136 for more information.
Ty Patterson of Texarkana,
Ark., was named a commissioner
to the Arkansas Game and Fish
during a ceremony Friday
at the Witt
in Little Rock.
“Ty has a
outdoor experience, particularly in Southwest
Arkansas. His enthusiasm and
experience will serve him well
as he represents that region of
our state on the commission,”
said Gov. Mike Beebe, who
Patterson will serve the
remaining 16 months of a term
vacated by the resignation of
Patterson is the second commissioner from Texarkana to
serve. Henry Moore III was
appointed in 1975.
Beebe pointed out Patterson’s
Arkansas Century Farms
n State seeks families who have farmed the
same land for 100 years to apply for honor
rkansas Agriculture Department honors 100 year
The Arkansas Agriculture
Department is accepting applications for the 2013 Arkansas
Century Farm Program honoring families who have owned
and farmed the same land for at
least 100 years.
The program is voluntary
and places no restrictions on
the land. In 2012, the first year
of the program, 83 farms were
certified as Arkansas Century
To qualify, farmers must meet
the following criteria:
n The same family must have
owned the farm for 100 years by
Dec. 31, 2013
n The line of ownership from
the original settler or buyer may
be through children, grandchildren, siblings and nephews or
nieces, including through marriage and adoption.
n The farm must be at least
10 acres of the original land
acquisition and make a financial
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Gov. Mike Beebe said the program is designed to acknowledge the families who have contributed to the state’s traditions
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term, which is far short of the
usual seven years, carries as
“It’s no less important, it’s no
less significant and it’s no less
an opportunity for you to leave
your mark to help in conservation, to help in hunting and fishing, to help in young people’s
education, to help across the
board in this natural treasure
we call Arkansas,” Beebe said.
“I know from your background
that you will do a great job.”
Patterson, 35, is a partner in
the Orr/Patterson Automotive
Group in Texarkana.
“It truly is a dream come true
for someone like myself who is
passionate about hunting and
The Texarkana Museums
System will host a photography workshop from 2 p.m. to
4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Museum
of Regional History.
The workshop will provide
photography enthusiasts a
chance to explore various
techniques and themes.
The workshop is held in
conjunction with the new
MoRH exhibit “Lasting Light:
125 Years of Grand Canyon
Photography,” which opens
Tuesday. The workshop will
be presented by professional
photographer Carla Snyder.
“It’s a chance for photographers of any skill level to
explore a new way of seeing
their subjects. It will be very
hands-on and include practical tips to get the results you
want,” Snyder said.
Participants may bring any
camera they are comfortable
with. They are encouraged
to bring comfortable shoes
for walking downtown.
The workshop is limited
to 30 people. The cost is $15
per person. Registration is
required. For information
on registering, call Jamie
Simmons at 903-793-4831
or visit TexarkanaMuseums.
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fishing,” said Patterson, who’s
among the youngest appointed
commissioners. “I look forward
to joining forces with current
commissioners, the director
and all the staff at the Arkansas
Game and Fish Commission in
an effort to protect and preserve the abundance of wildlife and natural habitat we have
here in our state.”
A graduate of the University
of Arkansas at Fayetteville,
Patterson grew up hunting and
fishing in Southwest Arkansas.
He is particularly fond of duck
hunting and spring turkey hunting.
Along with current memberships in Ducks Unlimited
and the National Wild Turkey
Federation, Patterson is a board
member of the First Tee of
Texarkana, a youth development
program teaching life skills and
leadership through golf. He also
volunteers on committees for
Patterson’s term expires July
“It truly is a dream come
true for someone like
myself who is passionate
about hunting and fishing,”
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