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Avenue Trio’s “Be The Change” to Perform Benefit for Pathway Resource Center

Texarkana, USA: Avenue Trio has selected Pathway Resource Center of Texarkana to be part of the group’s nationwide tour called “Be The Change.” Avenue is a Gospel music group out of Nashville, Tennessee made up of Kacey Kemp, Haley Kemp, and Jonathan Mattingly. The group is known for “exceptional harmony and power full messages of encouragement and hope.” During the concert, there will be an opportunity for individuals to participate in a community-wide choir led by Steve Hurst of the Steve Hurst School of Music. The event and the community choir workshop are free to the public. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana USA Amtrak Station Exterior and Platform Area Project Named Quarterfinalist for America’s Main Streets Contest in Celebration of Small Business

Support the TEXARKANA USA AMTRAK STATION EXTERIOR AND PLATFORM AREA project of LEADERSHIP TEXARKANA by voting online today! TEXARKANA USA —The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, today announced the quarterfinalists, including the TEXARKANA USA AMTRAK STATION EXTERIOR AND PLATFORM AREA project of the LEADERSHIP TEXARKANA Class of 2022, in the 2021 America’s Main Streets “Road to Recovery” contest. As the backbone of our cities and towns, Main Streets play an important role in local economies and serve as community pillars, bringing people together when many have been apart. The economic vitality of the TEXARKANA USA AMTRAK STATION EXTERIOR AND PLATFORM AREA is one way we will continue on the “Road to Recovery” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent We Stand invites the public to take action and play a role in the survival of Main Streets by voting online for their favorite quarterfinalist and moving a deserving Main Street one step closer to the cash grand prize of $25,000. Continue Reading →

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Task Force Conducts Search Warrant at 2200 Block of Pecan Street in Texarkana, Arkansas

Texarkana, AR: On the 9th day of November 2021, members of the Bi-State 8th South District Drug Task Force in partnership with the FBI and Homeland Security conducted a narcotics search warrant in the 2200 block of Pecan Street. The search warrant was in reference to an ongoing investigation which led to the seizure of 1.49 lbs of suspected Methamphetamine, 7.5 grams of suspected cocaine, two assault style rifles and one handgun, approximately $14,000.00 is cash, three vehicles and drug paraphernalia related to the sales and distribution of illicit narcotics. Ajene Rashodd Cornelius (age 26) was arrested on state warrants, trafficking a controlled substance (Schedule II Methamphetamine) and transported to the Miller County Jail. Federal charges are expected to follow. Latrace Shenay Cornelius (age 35) was arrested and charged with two counts of possession and use of weapons by a certain person and transported to the Miller County Jail. Continue Reading →

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Small Business Saturday Challenge #ShopSmallTXK21

TEXARKANA, TX & Texarkana, AR- The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Texarkana Arkansas and Texas, Main Street Texarkana, Small Business Development Center, and Greater Texarkana Young Professionals celebrate the 2021 holiday season and 12th Annual Small Business Saturday® by releasing a #ShopSmallTXK21 social media campaign as American Express® Neighborhood Champions. To drive shoppers to Shop Small® this Nov 27, the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Texarkana Arkansas and Texas, Main Street Texarkana, and Greater Texarkana Young Professionals is participating in the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities. According to the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 97% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community and 95% reported the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently-owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season. The Small Business Saturday Challenge will begin November 22nd and ends December 4th. The challenge encourages community members to post a photo on Facebook and Instagram showing a proof of purchase from a local small business and using the hashtag #ShopSmallTXK21 during the contest time frame. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana USA to Host a Ribbon Cutting at the Downtown Courthouse on October 29 at Noon

TEXARKANA, USA: The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with the Texarkana mayors, city managers, and members of the Courthouse Square Strategic Doing team, invite the community to celebrate the renovations of the Downtown Courthouse Square. The ceremony will be October 29, 2021 at noon. The event will take place at 500 N State Line Ave., Texarkana, USA. High school bands, cheerleaders, and student councils will be present to play music and lead cheers. The Cookie Lady, Genos, Salad Hut, and The Forge TXK will have food for sale. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Arkansas City Clean Up Planned for Saturday

Texarkana Arkansas will host a city-wide clean up on October 23

Texarkana, AR: The City of Texarkana Arkansas and the Texarkana Arkansas City Beautiful Commission will host a city-wide clean up from 9 am to noon on Saturday, October 23. Volunteers for the clean up can meet at Bobby Ferguson Park near the small pavilion on the Fairgrounds side of the park at 9 am. Teams will spread out in different directions and to targeted areas around the city. Your team may have an area in mind and that’s great, but if you need an area, City Beautiful members will be on-site to assist you in finding the perfect location to clean. Supplies will be provided – all you need is your willingness to make your city beautiful. Continue Reading →

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Officer-Involved Shooting

Texarkana Arkansas Police

Texarkana, AR: On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, around 7:30 pm, there was an officer-involved shooting inside Zapata’s Restaurant, located at 217 Walnut Street in Texarkana, Arkansas. As a result of the shooting, one adult male was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.  The Arkansas State Police were notified and are currently investigating the incident. Continue Reading →

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Fall Programs Offer Something for Everyone at TMS

Texarkana, TX – Join the Texarkana Museums System in October for two special programs. On Saturday, October 9, the P. J. Ahern home will present a Rumtopf workshop beginning at 2:00 p.m. Participants will learn how to start their own fermented fruit crock! On October 11, meet Robert M. Couch, author of Uncle Brice: A Killing, a Trial, a True Story,. Tickets are on sale now at or call TMS at 903-793-4831 for more details. Have you ever heard of rumtopf? This delicious fruit concoction is an Austrian, German, and Danish dessert of mixed fruit and alcohol traditionally eaten around Christmas. Continue Reading →

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Museum of Regional History Macabre Scavenger Hunt

Texarkana, TX- The Texarkana Museums System is having a macabre scavenger hunt at the Museum of Regional History on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:00-5. There will be thirteen artifacts with mysterious, eerie and sinister stories for guests to find. Whoever finds all the items wins a prize. Admission is FREE for members, and only $5 non-members. For more information, go to, call 903-793-4831 or email Museum of Regional History, founded in 1971, is the oldest museum in Texarkana. Continue Reading →

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Republican Women to Host Social at Crossties Event Center

The Miller County Republican Women will host a social event on Tuesday, September 28, from 4-6 pm at Crossties in Texarkana. Texarkana, AR: The Miller County Republican Women (MCRW) will hold a membership social on September 28th at Crossties in downtown Texarkana. The social event will feature a key speaker, the Republican Chair of Arkansas, Jonelle Fulmer. In addition, several outstanding guests are expected to attend, including chairs from surrounding counties in Arkansas and Texas. According to MCRW member Diana Lowe, elected officials from the area have been invited as well as fellow Republicans from Texas. Continue Reading →

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