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Bulk Waste can be disposed of curbside in Texarkana, Texas

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas reminds residents that one cubic yard of bulk waste can be placed curbside free of charge with waste and recycling carts with normal waste collection weekly. “City-wide clean-up efforts are underway this Spring,” David Orr, Assistant City Manager said. “The City is encouraging participating in a trash-off this weekend, there’s a community-wide yard sale and electronics recycling event scheduled for early May, and the Chamber of Commerce has a new anti-litter campaign in the works. We just hope to provide residents with a timely reminder that they can always put bulk waste at the curb, and it will be picked up with their trash.”

One cubic yard of bulk waste is the equivalent of the addition of two of the 96-gallon waste carts or an item the size of a sofa, large chair, or washing machine. Those needing to remove an amount of bulk waste exceeding the one cubic yard allotment can make arrangements for the removal of such items by contacting Waste Management at (903) 794-4111 to schedule a pick-up and make payment arrangements. Continue Reading →

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Road Work beginning Thursday on Walton Drive

Roads to be closed

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas Street Department will be performing maintenance on the intersection of Walton Drive and Frumkin Lane starting April 8th. Milling of the intersection will begin Thursday, April 8th and paving to begin April 12th, weather permitting. Traffic through the intersection may be affected by lane closures. Proper traffic control accommodations will be made to ensure the flow of traffic during this time. If there are any questions, please let the Public Works department know at 903-798-3948. Continue Reading →

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Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off 2021 to be held April 17th

TEXARKANA, TX- On Saturday, April 17th Texarkana will be participating in the statewide Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for non-profit organizations and residents to help clean up area roadways and beautify the community. The City will provide trash bags, gloves, and a limited number of safety vests for each project. Annually, the Texas Department of Transportation and Keep Texas Beautiful organize the Great American Cleanup from March through May. The statewide program is the nation’s largest community improvement program and focuses on litter prevention in April. There are also options available for organizations on a year-round basis. Continue Reading →

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Spring Break at the Perot

Texarkana, TX: Perot Theatre Management Company is proud to announce Perot Spring Breakmovies and activities on March 20, 2021. Finding Nemo will play on the largest indoor movie screen in town at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Movie tickets are $6.00 per person for either showing. From 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, activities bring Spring Break to Main Street with hula hoop contests, cornhole, hop scotch, and more.

But don’t think the kids get to have all of the fun!  Before Dazed and Confused hits the big screen at 7:30 pm, adults get to enjoy the hula hoops and cornhole beginning at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $6 and come with a commemorative movie button.  

Call 903-792-4992 or visit the Box Office at 221 Main Street to purchase tickets.  Social distance seating required.  Masks are recommended. Continue Reading →

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Wagons for Veterans Saturday

Photo undated from a Wagons even posted on Facebook

Texarkana, AR: The Four States Fairgrounds will host Wagons for Veterans this Saturday the 13th from 11:30 a.m until the food runs out. The gates will officially open at 10 a.m. Opening ceremonies will be at 11:15 a.m. and the meals will start at 11:30 a.m. The community is encouraged to arrive early and prepared. The cost is $10 per person and that includes all you can eat. Local veteran Don Ruggles stated that last year they ran out of food. He encouraged anyone interested to arrive early and get in as quickly as possible. Continue Reading →

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TRAHC, INC. Responds to Updated State Guidelines

Texarkana, TX: In response to Governor Abbott’s announcement to reopen Texas businesses and lifting the mask mandate effective March 10, 2021, Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council Senior Staff, Board President, and designated Board Members met to discuss current protocols and potential impacts of the upcoming changes to public facilities and events managed by the organization.

            Overall safety of our staff and general public is of the utmost importance to TRAHC, INC./PTMC, while still providing entertainment and cultural development opportunities in premier facilities for our community.  After much deliberation, the decision was made to continue social distancing at the Perot Theatre and Regional Art Center, sanitize frequently touched surfaces, and encourage frequent handwashing or sanitizing. We highly encourage following current Center of Disease Control guidelines that include the above recommendations and wearing a mask but will no longer require the general public to wear masks in the Regional Arts Center, Arts on Main at Stewart Title, and Perot Theatre.  To encourage continued safety, masks will still be available upon entry of any building managed by TRAHC, INC and hand sanitizing stations are placed in high traffic areas of the buildings.             We will continue to watch Covid numbers in our area, evaluate patron and attendee responses, and modify policies as guidelines are updated to ensure safety compliance and continued community support.  Any questions or concerns may be addressed by contacting Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council at 903-792-8681 or Perot Theatre at 903-792-4992. 
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Texas Teachers Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine

TEXARKANA, TX—The Texas Department of State Health Services announced today that teachers in Texas are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a memo released by DSHS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directed states yesterday to expand vaccine eligibility to include people who work in school and child care operations. As stated in the federal directive, this includes:

“those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers) and those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.”

In light of this federal directive, all vaccine providers in Texas are directed to immediately include these personnel in vaccination administration. This action does not change the other groups prioritized for vaccination in Texas, and facilities are encouraged to continue your efforts to vaccinate older adults since the burden of COVID-19 falls so severely on people ages 65 and older. Locally, Texas DSHS has reported 23 new Bowie County cases since yesterday for a total of 4,578 positive COVID-19 cases, and 2,004 probable cases with 183 deaths. Continue Reading →

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Governor Abbot’s Executive Order and Texarkana, Texas

TEXARKANA, TX—Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the statewide mask mandate will be lifted, and Texas businesses will be allowed to operate at 100% of capacity after COVID-19 cases appear to be trending downward. His new executive order, EO GA-34, will go into effect next Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Local health authorities and the Bowie County/Texarkana Emergency Operations Center urges you to continue practicing healthy habits to protect our community against COVID-19. These practices include frequent hand washing, social distancing, sanitizing of heavily touched surfaces, and wearing face coverings when needed. Locally, Texas DSHS has reported 180 new Bowie County cases in the past three weeks for a total of 4,555 positive COVID-19 cases, and 1,990 probable cases with 181 deaths. Continue Reading →

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2021 Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, TX and the Texas A&M Forestry Service will partner together for their 7th annual Arbor Day tree giveaway on Saturday, March 6th. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Spring Lake Park across from the Rotary Splash Pad and will extend until all trees are given away. Members of the City of Texarkana, Texas Planning and Community Development Department, and the Texas A&M Forest Service will be on-hand to help give away 1,000 bare root seedlings. The public is invited to participate in the tree giveaway, however, due to COVID-19 those interested in obtaining trees will be asked to stay in their vehicle and a volunteer will bring the trees to you. The tree species have been carefully researched by a certified arborist and varieties were selected that are adaptable to Texarkana’s climate. Available species may include cherry bark, bald cypress, and sawtooth oak. Continue Reading →

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Genoa Central Schools Go Virtual from February 8-12 Due to Quarantine

Genoa – Genoa Central announced all schools would have virtual school until February 16. The district reported around 5 p.m. today that cafeteria staff have been quarantined. The District followed up with notifications to the middle school that items needed such as Chromebooks may be picked up Monday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition the high school students needing hotspot access can come to the high school office between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The district-wide alert did not indicate if any staff had tested positive for COVID. It is not unusual for districts to take precautions with quarantines of staff or students to ensure continued safety of all students. Continue Reading →

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