Tagged: harold boldt

Podiatrist's Purchase of Convention Center Gives Texarkana Officials Cold Feet

by Mark Friedman 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A Texas podiatrist with a past that includes a federal conviction wants to buy the troubled Arkansas Convention Center & Holiday Inn out of bankruptcy — and that has some Texarkana officials on the Arkansas side concerned.

Arkansas Convention Center Troubles Dog Texarkana Investor

by Mark Friedman 5/2/2016 12:00 am

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.

Doctor Behind Arkansas Convention Center Files Chapter 11

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2016 10:07 am

Hiren Patel, the Texas doctor who developed the Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana, Arkansas, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, adding to a string of setbacks for Patel and the convention center.

Convention Center Woes Still Splitting Texarkana

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Before dueling convention centers became a thing in Jonesboro, they were a thing in Texarkana. And it’s not turning out well in Texarkana.

Harold Boldt Is Resigning as Texarkana City Manager

by Sean Beherec 3/25/2015 1:50 pm

Harold Boldt’s announcement came immediately after the city board’s approval of a $220,000 settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former city clerk Patti Grey.

Texarkana Directors Feel Misled on Land Deals Made by City Manager

by Sean Beherec 2/9/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of a state audit, a criminal probe, a whistleblower lawsuit and an investigation by private citizens, the former mayor of Texarkana has concluded that he and other city directors were rooked.

State Audit Finds Problems In Texarkana Development Deal

by Gwen Moritz 2/26/2014 4:34 pm

A state audit of the city of Texarkana's dealing with a hotel and water park developer found numerous apparent violations of state law and has been forwarded to the local prosecuting attorney.

Liens, Looming Audit Put Texarkana Business Park Under More Scrutiny

by Luke Jones 1/20/2014 12:00 am

Since Texarkana rehired its controversial city manager, the financial problems dogging Harold Boldt’s economic development projects have only deepened.

$300K in Liens at Texarkana's Arkansas Convention Center

by Lance Turner 11/27/2013 9:22 am

Contractors have filed $300,000 in liens against the Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana, Ark., owned by Hiren Patel, who's building the project with incentives championed by ousted, then re-hired, City Manager Harold Boldt.

Texarkana Board Approves Contract for Rehired City Manager Harold Boldt

by Associated Press 10/8/2013 8:00 am

A split board of directors has approved a contract for Texarkana City Manager Harold Boldt, despite an ongoing legislative audit on the funding for the city's new convention center and water park.

State to Audit Texarkana's Water Park Financing

by Associated Press 9/13/2013 10:40 am

Texarkana's financing of its new water park and convention center will be the subject of a state audit.

Texarkana Re-Hires Harold Boldt As City Manager

by Associated Press 9/6/2013 7:52 am

The new city manager in Texarkana, Ark., is the old city manager. Council members voted Thursday night to rehire Harold Boldt two months after approving a $162,000 severance package.

Government Can Afford to Raise the Bar (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/22/2013 12:00 am

With the economy still showing a healthy market for employers, government agencies need to do a better job of hiring qualified applicants.

Texarkana Crossroads Business Park Faces Scrutiny

by Luke Jones 7/22/2013 12:00 am

Crossroads Business Park in Texarkana is bristling business. But with former City Manager Harold Boldt gone, there's a trail of questions regarding the city’s handling of the project.

Former Texarkana Manager Harold Boldt Gets $162k Settlement

by Associated Press 7/2/2013 8:23 am

City leaders in Texarkana have approved a $162,000 settlement for former City Manager Harold Boldt.

Complaint Dismissed Against Former Texarkana City Manager Harold Boldt

by Associated Press 4/24/2013 10:11 am

A former Texarkana city manager has been cleared of allegations that he violated state ethics law. The Arkansas Ethics Commission investigated Harold Boldt's involvement in a convention center, hotel and water park.

Texarkana City Manager Harold Boldt Ousted

by Luke Jones 3/19/2013 12:13 pm

The Texarkana, Ark., city government has announced that former City Manager Harold Boldt has left his post effective immediately.

Texarkana City Manager Seeks $2M For Park Project

by Luke Jones 12/10/2012 12:00 am

Texarkana’s city management is seeking almost $2 million to fast-track a parking lot as part of the planned Holiday Springs Water Park in Texarkana.

Texarkana Convention Center Showdown Ends in Dueling Developments

by Luke Jones 10/29/2012 12:00 am

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times - but mostly the latter. In the mid-2000s, Texarkana's economy was slumping, and city leaders were searching for ways to prod it back to life. What ensued was a development race yielding two convention c