Law: Keystone Kops

A Texas border feud

Billboards on the highways leading to town proclaim that Texarkana is TWICE AS NICE because it is two cities in one, but half as nice might be more accurate. An overgrown railroad junction and manufacturing town, it squats on the state line where the north Texas plains lap at the Arkansas hills. State Line Avenue, which divides the two Texarkanas, is a garish neon strip with honky-tonks and liquor outlets on the Arkansas side facing fast-food and, religious book stores on the dry Texas side. The region's wooded terrain makes...

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