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Reporting Damage from Flooding in Bowie County

TEXARKANA, TX— Texarkana, Texas and Bowie County residents who have been affected by the recent flooding event need to report damages to the State of Texas Department of Emergency Management so that a total damage cost estimate can be calculated. If you experienced damage due to flooding after May 17, 2021 until the present, please visit https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/ and Click on “May 17-TBD, 2021 Severe Weather”. The objective of this survey is to identify damages across Texas, to help emergency management officials across the state gain an understanding of damages that have occurred during recent natural disaster activity. For more information about disaster relief, resources and recovery, follow @texarkanaoem on facebook. Continue Reading →

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Western Connection Needs Assessment Study Seeking Public Comments on Findings

This study assesses regional mobility needs and potential improvements for the Western Texarkana area. Texarkana — Bowie County, supported by the Texas Department of Transportation Atlanta District office, is seeking public comments on a recent study conducted to identify mobility needs in the Western Texarkana area. The study area is defined by I-30 on the north, I-369 on the east, US 59 on the south, and the Red River Army Depot / United States Army Corps of Engineers property to the west. Bowie County is conducting a virtual Opportunity to Comment for the Western Connection Needs Assessment and wants to inform the public of the study findings. Comments and questions can be submitted online or mailed with a printable comment form by February 26, 2021.  

The interactive survey will ask participants about their priorities for regional transportation and help identify areas of concern. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Update on Vaccinations for COVID-19

According to Texas Department of State Health Services, Bowie County has been allocated 6,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations as of 1/13/21:

1,700 doses of Moderna4,500 doses of Pfizer

To date, 1,708 people have been vaccinated in Bowie County according to the Texas DSHS website with at least one dose, and 123 people in Bowie County have been fully vaccinated with two doses. Please note there is a lag in this reporting.  

There are 29 facilities in Bowie County registered to receive supplies of the vaccination, either to vaccinate their employees or the public. To date, nine of those facilities have received shipments, as determined by Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas is currently in Phase 1B of the vaccination plan, which makes vaccinations available to individuals to people 65 and older, or 16 and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. Continue Reading →

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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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Bowie County First COVID-19 Case Identified

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TEXARKANA, TX- The first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Bowie County, TX has been identified. We are awaiting confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More details will be released as they become available. The Bowie County/City of Texarkana, TX Emergency Operations Center has been opened and will operate Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The public telephone number is (903) 255-5560. Continue Reading →

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Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District For Sept. 15-21, 2019

Road Construction Ahead

Bowie County

SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Camp County

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Cass County

FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing highway. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Harrison County

SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass. Loop 281 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Patriots Release Resolution Regarding TX House Speaker Strauss

Bowie County, TX – The Bowie County Patriots passed the following resolution overwhelmingly on Thursday evening the 27th of July 2017 at our weekly meeting:
Whereas, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives is one of the most powerful and influential politicians in the State of Texas; and

Whereas, the current Speaker of the House has publicly stated that his constituency is NOT the people of Texas;

Whereas, under the rules of the House of Representatives the Speaker appoints committees, and appoints the Chairmen of those committees who then owe their positions to the Speaker; and further that the Speaker assigns bills to committees and is thus able to control which bills come to a vote and which do not through his influence over the various chairmen; and

Whereas, of the forty House committee chairmen appointed by the Speaker, fourteen are chaired by Democrats and twenty-one are chaired by the least conservative Republicans, according to the Rice University Study with none scoring in the top twenty most conservative; and

Whereas, very few conservative bills ever make it to the floor of the House for a vote, being stalled in one committee or another including the notorious and secretive Calendars Committee; and

Whereas, the Speaker has through such dilatory and obstructionist means, consistently denied the House the opportunity to act decisively upon the platform and priorities of the Convention of the Republican Party of Texas assembled in Dallas, Texas; and

Therefore, be it resolved that the Bowie County Patriots call upon our Texas House Representatives to call for a no-confidence vote for the Speaker of the House and elect a Conservative Speaker who will appoint conservative committee chairmen, who will bring conservative bills to the floor of the House of Representatives for an open and fair up or down vote.- – –
The Bowie County Patriots meet every Thursday at 6:30 PM at Smokey Joe’s BBQ in Nash TX. Meetings are open to the public, and participation is welcome. Interested individuals may also visit the Bowie County Patriots Online

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City Council Seeks to Fill Vacancy in Ward 4

TEXARKANA, TEXAS—Texarkana Texas City Council will accept letters of intent and applications from residents interested in serving as Ward 4 Council member. Dr. Brian Matthews’ has served as Ward 4 Council member for the past five years, but the seat was vacated when Matthews moved from the ward recently. The City Council will consider appointing a Ward 4 resident, who is a registered voter and otherwise fully qualified, to serve the remaining unexpired term that will end in November 2018. Applications for residents in Ward 4 that are interested in filling the vacant position will be accepted by City Secretary Jennifer Evans until 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017. Applications can be accessed on the city’s website at http://www.ci.texarkana.tx.us/171/City-Council, or by visiting the City Secretary’s office on the 2nd floor of city hall at 220 Texas Blvd. Continue Reading →

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