Arkansas Convention Center Troubles Dog Texarkana Investor

Arkansas Convention Center Troubles Dog Texarkana Investor

Dr. Hiren D. Patel's investments in a convention center and hotels on both sides of Texarkana have turned into one financial headache after another.
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Soul of the South Investors Battle over KMYA License

The broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49, that Soul of the South Network investors are fighting over was an important piece to a funding puzzle two years ago.
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Hanna's Candle Gets Burned in Court Judgment

Last week, Bank of America received a final judgment totaling $6.2 million against Hanna's Candle Co. of Fayetteville, its owner, Burt Hanna, and two of his limited liability companies.
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