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Four States News Expands Social Media Reach

The Four States News (FSN) is proud to announce we have added additional Facebook Groups online. The FSN is a “Community Journalism site.”  We focus on events in communities such as church happenings, school events, and other issues often not covered by mainstream media.  We are not looking to cover the latest wreck or the latest Congressional issues.  Instead of a broad focus, we might focus on a Congressional leader who visits the four states area, or we might focus on the impact someone had on others who happened to pass away from injuries of a wreck.  We want stories based on what’s important to you and your community.  Anyone can write that a great citizen passed away at a certain age and left behind a list of relatives, but we want to know and share how that great citizen changed his family, his or her friends, and touched the lives of those she may have known.  Community Journalism is driven by two factors – contributors or people taking time to write something and submit it, and the community’s desire to know more, understand what’s happening on a deeper or more “hometown” level. We also recognize that we can not possibly cover all the stories.  In our area we have several outstanding, online publications.  You may have seen Texarkana Today or Jeff Easterling’s outstanding Texarkana FYI  .   You have also likely seen the long-standing, now-online also publication for the Texarkana Gazette .   It also seems like new publications are popping up daily like the new  ArkLaTex Post. Because we focus not just on Texarkana, but on the surrounding area of the four states, we thought it was time to allow those areas to have a reference point for articles directly related to them and to share articles.  These new groups will allow people to easily share post from any news outlet with links back to the original publication.  Together we can share news not only published from FSN, but also from any major or minor publication touching on important events or happenings. Currently we have Four States News Community Post  our first set up to allow sharing of news from around the Texas and Arkansas.  We have just added Oklahoma Four States News Community Post  and Louisiana Four States News Community Post. Continue Reading →

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Citizen Concerns in Maud Continues

Maud, TX. – The small town of Maud is still adjusting to the idea that their mayor, Jessie Hicks, is simply….gone.  After months of actions questioned by the citizens of Maud that included the firing of a fire chief, the loss of fire volunteers, and several other controversial issues, Hicks was removed for failing to attend council meetings.   Now, Mayor Pro Tem Jimmy Clary has had to step up and fill the vacancy left by Hicks. With the continuing controversy for the small town, at least one citizen has stepped up and offered to finish the former mayor’s term. Continue Reading →

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Maud High School Wins in Simms


Simms, TX – The Maud varsity football team traveled to Simms, Texas this evening to face the James Bowie High School team.   While the game got off to a slow start, Maud dominated the second and third quarters scoring thirteen points in each.  They finished up the fourth quarter with an additional seven points for a winning score of 33 to 6.  James Bowie did score six points in the fourth, but was unable to match the Maud team this evening. Surprisingly the total offense was close in yards with Maud having 279 and James Bowin 262. Continue Reading →

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