News of the Ark-La-Tex

    • Brewsters On The boulevard Closes Indefinitely

      For the many fans of the popular BRESTERS ON THE BOULEVARD, a sad day has arrived as they have decided to close their doors indefinitely.

    • New Ammunition plant coming to the Texarkana area

      An new ammunition plant will be opening next year in Hooks and bring more jobs to the region. Work on the facility is now underway and recruiting efforts are ramping up. Expansion Industries is planning to hire hundreds of people at their new facility, just east of Hooks. An on-site job fair will be held next week in Hooks. The Carrollton, Texas based company is opening the ammunition plant on land purchased from the Tex-Americas Center.

    • Woman pleads guilty in assault of Zapata’s hostess

      A woman who took a cell phone from and punched a hostess at Zapata’s Mexican Grill and Cantina last August has pleaded guilty to battery, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct in Texarkana, Arkansas. 45 year old Shana Renee Holt was assessed fines totaling more than $1,000 and must complete a Life Skills class. District Judge Tommy Potter ordered a fine of $605 for battery, $245 for disorderly conduct and $335 for criminal mischief.

    • Texarkana police warn residents of tax scams

      Texarkana police are encouraging taxpayers stay vigilant and be aware of the latest tactics scammers use, so they can avoid falling victim to fraud or identity theft. IRS and financial scams are quite common this time of year, and it's important to watch out for imposter scams.

    • Murder trial begins for Texarkana man accused of killing two boys in highway crash

      The jury is seated, and testimony began Tuesday in the murder trial of a 22 year old Zachary Salazar, accused of intentionally causing a head-on crash that killed two young children last year in DeKalb. Salazar was allegedly upset over a disagreement with his pregnant girlfriend and had threatened to wreck his pickup truck on purpose moments before he smashed into a minivan on U.S. Highway 82 in DeKalb on Jan. 13 of last year.

    • Wanted Fugitive Possibly Hiding in Texarkana

      Charles Brooks, Jr. of Atlanta is currently on the run after cutting his ankle monitor off and possibly hiding in the Texarkana area. Brooks was arrested in April of 2021 for beating two-year-old Blake Sampson within “inches of his life.” Brooks is described as an Italian American approximately 5’7” and 170lbs with brown eyes and covered in tattoos.

    • Ore City Woman Arrested for DWI Now Facing Additional Charges for Coughing on Officer

      An Ore City woman under arrest for DWI has had another charge of assault on a public servant tacked on after she claimed to have COVID-19 and coughed directly into a jailer’s face.

    • Blessing boxes are popping up around Texarkana

      With blessing boxes starting to show up all over the country, the Ark-La-Tex is not one to be left out. While this community service has been going on for years, a Texarkana non-profit is hoping to expand their mission of blessing others. "Hope for Texarkana" is a local non profit organization who has launched the blessing boxes last year in five locations to connect people with pantries in their neighborhood.

    Business Wire News

    • Mesa Royalty Trust Announces Trust Income for January 2022

      HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mesa Royalty Trust (the “Trust”) (NYSE: MTR) announced today the Trust income distribution for the month of January 2022. Unitholders of record on January 31, 2022 will receive distributions amounting to $0.111768283 per unit, payable on April 29, 2022. The Trust received $266,984, all of which came from the New Mexico portion of the Trust’s San Juan Basin properties operated by Hilcorp San Juan LP, an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy Company. No income was received in Janu

    • Holly Energy Partners Announces Quarterly Distribution of $0.35 Per LP Unit

      DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:HEP) has declared a cash distribution of $0.35 per unit for the fourth quarter of 2021. The distribution will be paid on February 11, 2022 to unitholders of record on February 1, 2022. In 2022, HEP expects to hold the quarterly distribution constant at $0.35 per unit, or $1.40 on an annualized basis. HEP remains committed to its distribution strategy focused on funding all capital expenditures and distributions

    • NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

      HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.35 per share, or $1.40 per share on an annualized basis. This dividend represents an 8% increase from the prior year in-line with the Company’s previously announced annual dividend growth rate target of 7-9% per share. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2022 to stockholders of record as of February 1, 2022. About NRG At NRG, we’