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Learn About 1836 Battle Cannons At The Alamo Addresses: Cannon Replica Project On Sept. 30

The first two Cannon replicas on display in Alamo Plaza. AN ANTONIO – The Alamo is excited to announce a new virtual event that will provide an in-depth glimpse into the 1836 Battle Cannon Replica Project. During The Alamo Addresses: Cannon Replica Project, an interactive virtual conversation with cannon experts, viewers will learn more about the cannons used during the Battle of the Alamo and how and why the Alamo has commissioned replica cannons for the site today. This virtual discussion will include a panel of experts in Alamo and cannon history, including:

Kolby Lanham,  Alamo History ResearcherKristi Nichols, Alamo Director of Archaeology, Collections, and Historical ResearchErnesto Rodriguez, Alamo CuratorPam Rosser, Alamo Conservator

The 1836 Battle Cannon Project will see high-quality, historically-accurate replicas placed in the vicinity of the Alamo’s Main Gate and Palisade, where the historical record says they were likely located during the battle. Set for completion in 2021, the first two replicas of iron 4-pounder cannons are now available for the public to view in Alamo Plaza. Continue Reading →

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COVID-19 Update Texarkana, Bowie and Cass 9-24-2020

TEXARKANA, TX— Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports 74 new cases since Monday, September 21, 2020, for a total of 1,250 positive COVID-19 cases, with 683 recoveries and 71 deaths. There are currently 496 active cases in Bowie County. Cass County has 26 new cases since Monday for a total 338 cases with 274 recovered and 15 deaths.  Cass County currently has 49 active cases. Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County 9/24/2020Total Cases in Bowie County1250Ages (Bowie County Cases)0-1814719-2919630-3915640-4917750-5916860-6916770-7913080+109Gender (Bowie County Cases)Male546Female704              Deaths     71

The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org. The local hotline telephone number is (903) 255-5560. Continue Reading →

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Gohmert’s COVID-19 and Medical Freedom Web Series Launches Exclusively on Hannity.com

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) launched a new web series titled, COVID-19 and Medical Freedom: A Congressional Inquiry. The series will be highlighted exclusively on Hannity.com and feature interviews with medical professionals and experts. In the first episode, Rep. Gohmert teamed up with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to interview Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch, family physician Dr. George Fareed, and infectious disease Dr. Stephen Smith. Dr. Risch is the author of more than 325 original research publications in the medical literature. His research and analysis on hydroxychloroquine and its effectiveness in COVID-19 have been cited worldwide. Dr. Fareed and his colleagues have successfully treated over 2,000 coronavirus patients, 455 of them with a hydroxychloroquine cocktail in the hard-hit Imperial Valley of California. Continue Reading →

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The 27th Annual U of A Hope-Texarkana Community Fish Fry Scheduled for October 23

The University of Arkansas at Hope will hold the 27th Annual UAHT Community Fish Fry on Friday, October 23, from 4:30-7:00 p.m. The fish fry will be drive-through only this year and will be accessed through the main entrance to the Hope campus by the electronic sign. The cost is $10.00 per plate, and all proceeds will benefit the UAHT Foundation. Carry-out trays do not include a drink. As always, the fish fry will feature delicious fried catfish and Tyson chicken cooked by the Hope Lions Club. Tickets are for sale now at the UAHT Foundation Office located on the Hope campus. Continue Reading →

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Master Gardener Training will be Online This Year

The deadline is fast approaching for joining our Master Gardener Basic Training Online. This is a great opportunity learn remotely at your own pace. Training starts in early October and you have until December 15, 2020 to get your training completed. The deadline to have your applications into our office is noon on September 30, 2020. Applications are available online at https://bit.ly/3mDb3yB or call our office at 870-779-3609 and request your application. Continue Reading →

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Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, October 24th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Miller County Sherriff Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Miller County Prosecutor’s Office will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for the October Drug Take-Back Day. 

Bring your medications for disposal to any of our three drop off box locations; Bi-State Justice building (100 North State Line Avenue), Miller County Sherriff Office (2300 East Street), Texarkana Emergency Center (4646 Cowhorn Creek). The Bi-State Narcotics Taskforce will be at the Texarkana Emergency Center from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for in person drop offs, and to answer questions from the public.  

Twice a year (through partnerships with local businesses such as Texarkana Emergency Center, Rotary Clubs, Prevention Resource Centers, the Department of Health and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency) law-enforcement agencies throughout Arkansas host Drug-Take-Back events (a.k.a. Operation Medicine Cabinet) at various locations in an effort to not only get the public to dispose of unused or expired medications, but to educate as many people as possible about the dangers prescription medications can pose. With many law enforcement agencies, and other facilities, having 24-hour secure drop boxes, some collection sites are always available. It is important to know that law enforcement is only interested in the removal of unused and/or outdated medications and over the counter drugs from the homes of our citizens. Continue Reading →

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COVID-19 Numbers for Texarkana, Bowie, Cass Week 9-21-2020

TEXARKANA, TX— Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports 37 new cases since Thursday, September 18, 2020 for a total of 1,176 positive COVID-19 cases, with 673 recoveries and 71 deaths. There are currently 432 active cases being traced in Bowie County. Cass County has a total 312 cases with 261 recovered and 14 deaths.  Cass County currently has 37 active cases. Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County 9/21/2020Total Cases in Bowie County1176Ages (Bowie County Cases)0-1814119-2919130-3915240-4916950-5916260-6914670-7912180+94Gender (Bowie County Cases)Male516Female659              Deaths     71

The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org. The local hotline telephone number is (903) 255-5560. Continue Reading →

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BE SAFE. DRIVE SMART

TxDOT urges motorists and parents to use caution as children head back to school

As millions of Texas children return to school this year, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) asks motorists and parents to exercise caution to prevent traffic crashes and injuries in and around school zones and bus stops. Last year, 784 traffic crashes occurred in Texas school zones, resulting in one death and 12 serious injuries. The most common causes for these crashes were driver inattention, failure to control speed and failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign or when turning left. In addition, five people were killed and 76 were seriously injured last year in 2,453 traffic crashes involving school buses in our state. Speed and driver inattention also were the top contributing factors in those crashes. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas House of Representatives Update 9-21-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered online activity in our state. More Arkansans are working remotely, learning through distance education, using telehealth, and attending online church services. It remains to be seen to what extent some of the changes in habit will continue after the health crisis ends. That is why 2020 is a critical year for closing the digital divide in Arkansas. This week, the House and Senate committees for Advanced Communication and Information Technology were briefed on a new tool designed to give the state an accurate picture of the current broadband service available. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Alumni Association Donates $15,000 to Endowed Scholarship

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Alumni Association recently made a $15,000 donation to the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Foundation Board’s “Double Your Impact” scholarship initiative. Members of the TAMUT Foundation Board of Directors have pledged to match donations dollar for dollar up to $1 million. The $15,000 donation from the alumni association will contribute $30,000 in much-needed scholarship money for A&M-Texarkana students. “Financial support of our students is an important part of the mission of the TAMUT Alumni Association,” said Alumni Association President Nicole Raley. “This is why we are proud to partner with the TAMUT Foundation Board of Directors to “double the impact” of our $15,000 donation for scholarships for the students of A&M Texarkana.” “We are very fortunate to have an active alumni association here at A&M-Texarkana,” added TAMUT President Dr. Emily Cutrer.” “Having groups like this who remain involved and dedicated to their university after graduating is key to the success and growth of the institution, and to providing more opportunities for the next generation of Eagles.”

The mission of the TAMUT Alumni Association is to serve as a liaison between the university and the community by building relationships, financial support, and recognition for graduates, faculty, and staff now and in the future. For more information about the TAMUT Alumni Association contact Mark Missildine, TAMUT Alumni Coordinator at mark.missildine@tamut.edu. Continue Reading →

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