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Application Deadline for Coronavirus Relief Funds Looms for Local Texas Governments

Carrington Coleman: Funds will help offset COVID-19 payroll pressure

The deadline to request Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) allocations is Oct. 16, a deadline of critical importance to Texas counties and municipalities seeking assistance in offsetting COVID-19-related payroll costs. “It is important for counties and municipalities to meet this deadline as the state has made it clear there will be no extensions,” said Dallas attorney Bruce Hendrick, who leads the team at Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal assisting governments with the preparation of their applications requesting their initial 20 percent funding allotment. “If there is any question about the need for the funds, we recommend going forward with the request,” Mr. Hendrick said. “If a decision is subsequently made not to use the funds, they simply must be returned to the state by December 15. Continue Reading →

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Four States News Expands Social Media Reach

The Four States News (FSN) is proud to announce we have added additional Facebook Groups online. The FSN is a “Community Journalism site.” We focus on events in communities such as church happenings, school events, and other issues often not covered by mainstream media. We are not looking to cover the latest wreck or the latest Congressional issues. Instead of a broad focus, we might focus on a Congressional leader who visits the four states area, or we might focus on the impact someone had on others who happened to pass away from injuries of a wreck. We want stories based on what’s important to you and your community. Anyone can write that a great citizen passed away at a certain age and left behind a list of relatives, but we want to know and share how that great citizen changed his family, his or her friends, and touched the lives of those she may have known. Community Journalism is driven by two factors – contributors or people taking time to write something and submit it, and the community’s desire to know more, understand what’s happening on a deeper or more “hometown” level. We also recognize that we can not possibly cover all the stories. In our area we have several outstanding, online publications. You may have seen Texarkana Today or Jeff Easterling’s outstanding Texarkana FYI . You have also likely seen the long-standing, now-online also publication for the Texarkana Gazette . It also seems like new publications are popping up daily like the new ArkLaTex Post. Because we focus not just on Texarkana, but on the surrounding area of the four states, we thought it was time to allow those areas to have a reference point for articles directly related to them and to share articles. These new groups will allow people to easily share post from any news outlet with links back to the original publication. Together we can share news not only published from FSN, but also from any major or minor publication touching on important events or happenings. Currently we have Four States News Community Post our first set up to allow sharing of news from around the Texas and Arkansas. We have just added Oklahoma Four States News Community Post and Louisiana Four States News Community Post. Continue Reading →

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Wake Village National Night Out


Wake Village, TX – National Night Out is an annual event started in 1984, by the National Association of Town Watch and funded by the Department of Justice. The event was developed as a crime prevention program to help strengthen relationships between the community and police. In Texas the event is scheduled to be held the second Tuesday of each year in October. That date is slightly different in some areas. Wake Village Texas has been participating in the event for several years. Continue Reading →

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New Boston Property Management Expands Role

Bowie County Housing Authority recently entered an agreement with New Boston Property Management to take over operations of their housing benefits program in Wake Village. In August, several changes were made, including the appointment of former Bowie County clerkVelma Moore as the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners’ chairperson, and the new agreement with New Boston Property Management. Moore said, “We’ve already made good progress.” Moore was especially pleased with the board’s decision to work with New Boston Property Management, and its executive director, Cal Davis. Davis, who became executive director in 2000, took NBPM from a HUD rating of “standard” to “high performer” in a single year, where it has remained ever since. Bowie County Judge Sterling Lacy was also enthusiastic about Davis’ new role, and said, “It’s exciting to get the BCHA board re-activated. Continue Reading →

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