On the Line: Texarkana News and Views

A weekly podcast from the Texarkana Gazette. Host Karl Richter talks with some of the most interest ... more

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January 25, 2022 00:36:05
Scott Norton, TexAmericas Center

Scott Norton, TexAmericas Center

As executive director and CEO of TexAmericas Center, Scott Norton oversees one of the Texarkana region's most important economic assets. That proved true last week, when the Gazette broke the news that an ammunition plant employing 400 people will soon begin operations at the Center. It was the perfect opportunity to catch up with Scott about some recent developments at TexAmericas Center, and what the future holds there. ...

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January 18, 2022 00:28:55
Darlene Taylor, muralist and costumer

Darlene Taylor, muralist and costumer

You may not know Darlene Taylor's name, but there's a good chance you've seen one of the dozens of murals she has painted in the Texarkana area. She's a self-taught artist whose other interests include designing and sewing vintage-style clothing and historical costumes. She and host Karl Richter spoke about her journey from grieving widow to successful small business owner — and how she keeps her creative spirit thriving. ...

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December 28, 2021 00:34:52
Encore: Joe Saul-Sehy, financial advice expert, podcaster and author

Encore: Joe Saul-Sehy, financial advice expert, podcaster and author

Texarkana resident Joe Saul-Sehy's Stacking Benjamins podcast has won awards and gained a loyal audience by providing financial advice with a light, humorous touch. His new book with co-author Emily Guy Birken is called “Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management.” And it's available beginning Dec. 28. In July, Joe and host Karl Richter spoke about the book, the podcast and what he has learned in his decades of work helping ordinary people achieve financial security. Here's an encore presentation of that interview. Look for all-new episodes of On the Line in 2022 — and happy new year! ...

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December 21, 2021 00:42:30
Christy Busby Worsham, former Gazette reporter and editor

Christy Busby Worsham, former Gazette reporter and editor

Christy Busby Worsham is leaving the Texarkana Gazette after more than 30 years as a city government reporter and city editor. For this week's episode, she and host Karl Richter looked back at some of the most memorable people and stories she encountered during her long career. They also discussed how journalism and Texarkana have changed in the last three decades — and what she will be doing next. ...

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December 14, 2021 00:32:10
Beto O'Rourke, Democratic candidate for Texas governor

Beto O'Rourke, Democratic candidate for Texas governor

Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke is back on the campaign trail, this time challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The election is almost a year away. But O'Rourke has already begun traveling around the state, stumping in cities large and small. It's a strategy that brought him within three percentage points of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 race that first put O'Rourke in the national political spotlight. He followed that run with a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Earlier this year, he again hit the road in Texas in support of voting rights and registration. On Saturday, O'Rourke visited Texarkana, drawing a small but seemingly receptive audience to hear his message. After that appearance, he stopped by the studio for a half-hour interview. Host Karl Richter asked him about a range of issues, including COVID mandates, abortion and gun regulation. ...

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December 07, 2021 00:40:04
 Chad McCrary, pro wheelchair bodybuilder & motivational speaker

Chad McCrary, pro wheelchair bodybuilder & motivational speaker

When a motocross accident left Bowie County, Texas, native Chad McCrary without the use of his legs, his first reaction was despair. For this week's episode, host Karl Richter spoke with Chad about how he overcame that adversity to become a professional bodybuilder, motivational speaker and author. He recently fulfilled a longtime dream when he competed in the Mr. Olympia contest, the world's premier bodybuilding event. LINKS Chad McCrary's website Chad McCrary on Facebook ...

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