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Liberty-Eylau Pitcher Signs with Goshen College

Ben Witterstaetter signs commitment to Goshen College

Ben is joined by his family and coaches for this Liberty-Eylau released signing picture

Texarkana, TX: Ben Witterstaetter has signed a letter of intent and acceptance to attend Goshen College. Ben is currently a senior pitcher for the Liberty-Eylau baseball team. He is being recruited to play baseball for Goshen. Goshen College is located in Indiana and is a private liberal arts college. The college has been ranked number one in Indiana by Washington Monthly. Continue Reading →

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Football Scores on Four States News

We would like to take a moment to remind everyone that football scores are featured on The Four States News. Our home page features a readout for Friday night High School games and for college games on Saturday. Our college scores covers all known teams in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Friday night scores covers the four states area for about 60-70 miles worth of high schools. As a reminder, if you team is not on the list and you want them added, please let us know. Continue Reading →

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Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement About Razorbacks Continuing to Play at War Memorial 

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement regarding the agreement between the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism to continue Razorback football games at War Memorial Stadium through 2024:

“This is great news for Razorback fans and War Memorial Stadium. War Memorial evokes a sense of nostalgia, and many families have great memories of the games they attended there. And for some fans, these games in Little Rock are their only opportunity to see the Hogs play in person, and maybe their only chance to attend a big-time SEC football game. This gives more people the opportunity to experience the excitement of the Razorback traditions. I commend Chancellor Steinmetz and Athletic Director Yurachek for working with the state for a plan that benefits everyone.” Continue Reading →

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Special Olympic Law Enforcement Torch Run

Each year, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department participates in the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The Summer Games Torch Run is an event that takes place across the state to honor the Special Olympics Arkansas athletes as they prepare to take part in our largest event, the Special Olympics Arkansas State Summer Games. Law Enforcement officers from various agencies will run the Flame of Hope across the state of Arkansas until it reaches the arena at Harding University in Searcy, AR for Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The LETR movement is essential to the success of Special Olympics Arkansas as they not only volunteer their time to help our athletes, they also organize fundraisers in their local communities for Special Olympics and raised over $500,000 this past year for the Special Olympics Arkansas program. The Summer Games Torch Run Southwest Leg will begin Monday May 21st, 2018, at 9:00 am, starting in the Arkansas Wal-Mart parking lot, 133 Arkansas Blvd.  Texarkana Arkansas Officers will run over 18 miles before handing over the torch to the Hope Police Department. 

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is proud to participate in such an outstanding event for such a worthy cause. Continue Reading →

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Pleasant Grove Hawks Fly Into Arlington To Make History

Texarkana, TX- On Thursday afternoon Josh Gibson and his Pleasant Grove Hawks rolled out of Texarkana with a police and fire escort to the Interstate.  Once on I-30, they headed to Arlington and their date with history.  The Hawks, undefeated at 15-0, flew out in hopes of winning the school’s first state championship. In Dallas, the West Orange-Stark Mustangs with their own impressive 13-0 record waited.   To further intimidate the Hawks, West Orange-Stark was now playing in their eighth consecutive championship game.  They had won all seven of the previous championships.   The two Texas football titans would Friday night with social media across Texas flashing the news of scores, drives, and defensive plays most of the evening.  Unfortunately for West Orange-Stark, the Hawks were hungry.  Having never won a championship before in the school’s history, Pleasant Grove charged into the game scoring from the start. In the final moments, West Orange-Stark showed why they had a 13-0 record as the team came roaring back.  With about 5 minutes left the score was 28-21 as the Hawks struggled to hold their lead against the rapidly approaching Mustangs.  Perhaps realizing that history was in danger, the Hawks fired back and ended the game with a 41-21 victory and the first championship in the school’s history. Congratulations Pleasant Grove!  You’ve made all of Texarkana proud as football continues to be a cornerstone of the area for sports. Continue Reading →

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on the Passing of Frank Broyles

 
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of Coach Frank Broyles, an Arkansas treasure and college football legend:
 
“This is a day we knew would come, but it is still a great loss to learn of the passing of Coach Broyles. My first memory of Frank was cheering on the Hogs with my dad, but that was just part of his great legacy. He was an Arkansas treasure who devoted his life to others—from student-athletes to his support of Alzheimer’s research. He was an example for young people to follow, and that alone reflects a life well lived.” Continue Reading →

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Arkansas High Moves Forward in Playoffs

Texarkana, AR – The Arkansas High men’s basketball team took their first step in the playoffs last night against Benton.  Both teams had multiple three point shots and inside shots, but Arkansas came out on top with a 66-40 win. The game was held at the home stadium in Texarkana with full crowd.  The band performed during intermission and time-outs while the cheerleaders encouraged the crowd.  The Arkansas High Redline performed an outstanding half-time show followed by the Hogs putting more points on the board during the second half of the game. Continue Reading →

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100 Years of Pleasant Grove ISD

Pleasant Grove, TX – Friday night Pleasant Grove will celebrate their Homecoming and their 100th year as a school district.   The school is planning a huge tailgate party that will start at 5:00 p.m. and run to 7:00 p.m. with the game afterwards. Those wishing to attend the tailgate party may purchase tickets at the Pleasant Grove High School Cafeteria.  Ticket cost is $10 per plate.  Tickets for the game may be purchased through Irene Stanfill (318-372-3626). Continue Reading →

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