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Texarkana's Famous Phantom Killer: Part 3

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The Phantom Killer of Texarkana took five lives in 1946. But was he ever caught? In the annals of true crime, one enduring mystery is the identity of the multiple murderer known as the Phantom Killer of Texarkana. In 1946, the twin cities with one name, conjoined by the Arkansas/Texas state line, were the hunting ground for the Phantom. He murdered fi[...]

Texarkana's Famous Phantom Killer, Part 2

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In 1946, panic swept through Texarkana, on both sides of the Arkansas-Texas border. Over a period of three months, a man had murdered five people and wounded three others. In the first attacks, which targeted couples parked on lovers’ lanes, the female victims were sexually abused. The last known murder in the series occurred at a farmhouse. One survivor tol[...]

Texarkana’s Famous Phantom Killer, Part 1

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A skull cracking open sounds like a gunshot. That’s what Mary Jeanne Larey thought after she heard her boyfriend being hit on the head by a masked gunman. Mary Jeanne, 19, and 25-year-old Jimmy Hollis had sought privacy in his Chevy at a secluded spot off of Richmond Road on the Texas side of Texarkana after dinner and a movie. It was late Friday night, Fe[...]

Feature: This Game Is Far From Over

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For most boys, baseball is a game with individual dreams of the perfect game winning home run to the roar of the crowd. For brothers Marc and Matt Smith, their pedophile coach turned baseball into a childhood test of survival. From victim, to survivor to child advocate, the brothers are lifesaving game changers for Arkansas' children's safety. Photography b[...]

Excursion: Two States One Adventure

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Even without the great food, good performances and diverse shopping, Texarkana is worth a visit simply because it's like no other town. Photography by Janet Warlick   clouds swelled overhead as Bill Scurlock opened the front doors of Pecan Point Gastropub & Brewery. Inside, "Templeton Morgan," is spelled out in the mosaic tiles just inside the[...]