Local News From Red River Radio

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Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.

Courtesy: Ark Dept of Corrections

ARKANSAS PRISON DEATHS - Despite new prison mail policies,   Five Arkansas Prison inmates have died within days of each other allegedly  due  to  overdoses  from  the substance known as  K-2 which is a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana.   Inmate  mail  is one method where contraband, including drugs,  is  smuggled  into prisons. 

Courtesy: Texas Commission on the Arts

TEXAS  STATE  ARTISTS - The Texas Commission on the Arts is now accepting nominations for State Artists for the years 2019 and 2020. Anina Moore with the Commission explains what’s behind the process.

“It’s not a voting kind of thing so you don’t have to ask all of your friends to submit nominations for one artist.," explained Moore. "As long as we get one nomination for that artist, they will be seriously considered. And so with that knowledge there’s no harm in submitting nominations for more than one person that you think deserves this honor.” 

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

NORTH TX REAL ESTATE RANKING - The best place to buy a house in the U.S.?   According to a new report by personal finance website WalletHub, three cities in North Texas are the top three real estate markets  in the country to buy a house. They are Frisco, McKinney, and Allen, Texas; these cities topped WalletHub’s rankings.    Nearby Richardson and Denton also finished in the top 10. Steven Powell is an agent for JP & Associates Realtors in Frisco.