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Re: “The Villa Marre Opens for Business

need to take up that kind of advertising, if the kind of customer service that I received is any indication of your subscription services, you have big problems. I am on of the people out of the metro area that pay $49 year for a subscription and I dropped recently due to poor customer service in the subscription department.

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Posted by jimmy on 08/27/2012 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Texarkana's tax break — another state subsidy

I live in Texarkana TX, I would prefer to live on the Arkansas side as I grew up in East Arkansas, graduated from the UofA, etc. The trade off in living on the Texas side of Texarkana is higher property taxes. The property taxes on a $175,000 house are $4700 per year. The property taxes on a $175,000 house in Texarkana AR is $1200 per year.

Also, with a higher sales tax, I believe there is a higher rate paid for personal property (cars, etc).

No one is going to pick up there things and move to the Arkansas side of town EVER because of the threat to end the income tax exemption that rises every few years. The people who choose to live in Texarkana AR usually grew up there, own a business there or are retirees from the Texas side that are looking to lower their property tax burden. Also, most of the higher paid employees at Domtar in Ashdown live in Texarkana, AR.

Not sure how this helps the state of Arkansas income situation if the rest of the town moves across the state line. Although, it might help AR some, as most of these residents would see a drop in home values 10-20% in my opinion and would never be able to move.

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Posted by jimmy on 05/18/2012 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Thank God It's Friday

sorry to get off topic here, but i just went to the Arkansas Business home page and saw the pic of our honorable Secretary of State. I hate to be an ass (not really, but it sounds nice), but is it too much to ask to have one good suit? I assume this is his official public portrait? When I was going to college, my dad took me to Oak Hall and bought me my first suit, it lasted me through my first job. A cheap suit is no bargain and looks cheap. You can by a good Hart Shafner and Marx suit off the rack at any Dillards and it will last you for years. Charcoal or Gray pinstripe or Navy pinstripe, it will never go out of style.

Also, the tie is horrible. Get a solid color (red-obvious, yellow or silver), brooks brothers is a good middle of the road choice. Also, the haircut is befitting Brandon Walsh on 90210 from the early 1990's, not a state constitutional officer. Know the job doesnt pay much, but a least look like you belong there. Jennings Osbourne would have never stood for that look.

OK, I have said my peace.

Posted by jimmy on 08/06/2011 at 11:51 AM

Re: “The windfall from foreclosures


The 1st three websites are for Arkansas properties that can be used to access basic information. The last site is for Texas properties, for those of you who care.

I understand the costs associated with providing actual docs on line, and those costs are large for most counties that are stuggling to provide basic services. Over time, costs will be decrease and more records will become available for free.

Posted by jimmy on 10/03/2010 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Lottery money: Haves and have nots UPDATE


Sorry, should have qualified my comments as opinions only, not fact. My opinion is that the new will wear off the AR lottery and the expenses will not be lowered quickly enough to sustain 25,000 scholarships per year. I beleive this has been seen in other states also.

In reference to your other queries, your Dillards stock is headed nowhere (too much discounting of merch), your fish is OK to eat and Newt will not run (too many "family value issues").

Posted by jimmy on 08/12/2010 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Lottery money: Haves and have nots UPDATE

Scholarship funding will steadily decline with the maturation of the AR lottery and the slow to change expense structure of the Lottery business office. In five years, there will be no scholarships awarded. Lottery will be lucky to break even.

Posted by jimmy on 08/12/2010 at 1:19 PM


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