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TFBMW Rally Set to Start Friday

Texarkana, USA: Texarkana Fallen Bikers Memorial Wall (TFBMW), a non-profit 501(c) 3, will hold their 2021 rally this Friday through Sunday at the Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center. June 11 through June 13 will mark the annual rally with pre-registration at $60 for singles or $100 for couples. The cost of admission will include a Rally T-Shirt, patch, and access to all the weekend events, including the Friday and Saturday night meals. The doors will open Friday at 4 pm, and Saturday at 7 am.

The rally is open to all motorcyclists and the general public. There will be vendors present, Friday night bike games, meals, meet and greets, and Karaoke. Saturday morning will feature guided bike rides, an auction, and a bike and car show that will start at 12:30. Dinner Saturday will be served from 6 pm to 8 pm.

White Trash Wannabees will provide music. Sunday morning will feature a free breakfast from 9 am to 11 am, followed by a Biker Church Service at 11 am. Pre-registration can be completed online at the organization’s site TFBMW.org. For more information or to register, go online to the TFBMW home page at TFBMW.org or to the Facebook Page. The Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center is located at 5200 Convention Plaza Dr. in Texarkana, Arkansas. Google Map to the Convention Center. Continue Reading →

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Clay’s Golf & Guitars Raises Funds for Haven Homes

Golf Tournament and Concert Bring Locals Together to Benefit Faith-Based Recovery Program

WHAT: The Clay Eichler Memorial Fund will host its annual fundraiser, Clay’s Golf & Guitars, to raise funds for Haven Homes, a Texarkana, Texas nonprofit organization that provides safe housing, work and service programs, counseling, and spiritual guidance to those struggling with life issues such as alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction. The fundraiser begins with a morning golf tournament, an evening concert featuring ESCAPE: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band, and a dream vacation raffle. WHY: Gail & Dr. Ed Eichler started the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund in 2015 following the untimely loss of their son Clay. Each year, the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund raises money through the annual event Clay’s Golf and Guitars with all profits benefiting worthy local organizations needing financial assistance. The recipients of funds raised by this event are chosen by the board on a rotating basis. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Farmers’ Market Opening May 1st

The Texarkana Farmers’ Market located at 305 Texas Blvd is set to open for the 2021 summer season on Saturday, May 1st.  The theme of the May 1st market will be ‘Meet your Farmers’ sponsored by Farmers Bank and Trust.  There will be social media campaign that highlight the many vendors that will be a part of the 2021 Farmers’ Market.  The market opens at 7am until noon/sold out every Saturday through July. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced, and facemasks are encouraged. 

Cultural Foods Coordinator and Mobile Market Manager Annemarie Sullivan said, “After an unpredictable season last year, we have a steady new stream of people looking for more local, healthy food choices.  We are excited to open back up and fill that need!  Whether you are a regular at the market, or just found us, we appreciate you making time on a Saturday to come out and get the best in locally produced foods and goods.  Your purchases support our local economy, family farms, and small businesses.”      

Members of the public can check the Texarkana Farmers Market website or social media pages for updates throughout the season. Visit our website -https://www.texarkanafarmersmarket.com/ to find information on how to become a vendor, rules, and regulations for selling, event information, and updates for when the TXK Market Boxes will reopen. The Texarkana Farmers’ Market is funded in part by a USDA grant and local sponsors. For more information please contact, Keith Beason, Planner II and at 903-798-3901 or emailkeith.beason@txkusa.org. 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

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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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HOMELESS COUNT & ANNUAL BRIDGE CITY SET FOR JANUARY 28 & 29

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TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texarkana Homeless Coalition (TXKHC) will conduct its annual Point-In-Time (PIT) homeless population observational count on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 902 W. 12th Street, Texarkana, Texas. On January 29, 2021 TXKHC’s Bridge City Project Chili Cookoff will be held starting at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. at 316 Hazel Street in Texarkana, AR 71854, in front of the Salvation Army shelter. The annual Bridge city Chili Cookoff challenges members of the community or organizations to enter their best chili in a chili cook-off competition. To register for the annual Bridge City Chili Cook-Off 2021 visit at www.txkhc.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/122176533081933

Every year the Department of Housing and Urban Development requires all homeless coalitions to count the number of homeless individuals by the last week in January. The PIT count offers insight into understanding our local homeless population, their current needs, and provide data to secure future funding for programs that combat homelessness. Continue Reading →

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Perot Holiday Traditions has entertainment for all ages

TEXARKANA, TEX- The Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, City of Texarkana, TX, and Texarkana Arts & Historic District are partnering with the Perot Theatre to present the 3rd annual Perot Holiday Traditions on December 19, 2020. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and Frozen will play on the largest indoor movie screen in Texarkana at 10:00 a.m. with a repeat of the short film Olaf’s Frozen Adventure along with Frozen II at 2:00 p.m. Festivities on Main Street, including Santa Claus, food trucks, and vendors, will be available from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in front of the theatre. There is a 100% chance of snow all day on Main Street!

Thanks to the support of daytime movie sponsors, Snow Developments and Kinetic by Windstream, and returning event sponsor, Farmers Bank & Trust, ticket prices are $6 for the daytime movie package. The City of Texarkana, TX will offer hot chocolate and hot apple cider to festival attendees, served from the back of an antique fire truck.  Vendors will line the street for last-minute holiday gift shopping and food trucks will be on-site to grab a bite to eat between movies.  

In consideration of COVID-19 safety protocols, changes have been made to ensure attendees feel comfortable and safe.  In lieu of the craft table, prepackaged craft bags will be distributed to children. Santa Claus will be on-hand to offer a safe photo opportunity, and the event space has been expanded and modified to allow more room for social distancing. Staff will sanitize surfaces in and out of the theatre regularly throughout the day. Continue Reading →

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Perot Theatre is Going Frozen!

The Perot Theatre is going frozen for the 3rd annual Perot Holiday Traditions on December 19, 2020.  Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and Frozen will play on the largest indoor movie screen in Texarkana at 10AM with a repeat of the short film Olaf’s Frozen Adventure along with Frozen II at 2PM.  Festivities on Main Street, including Santa Claus, food trucks, and vendors, are from 12PM-2PM in front of the theatre.  There is a 100% chance of snow all day on Main Street! Thanks to the support of daytime movie sponsors, Snow Developments and Kinetic by Windstream, and returning event sponsor, Farmers Bank & Trust, ticket prices are $6 for the daytime movie package. The City of Texarkana, TX will offer hot chocolate and hot apple cider to festival attendees, served from the back of an antique fire truck.  Vendors will line the street for last-minute holiday gift shopping and food trucks will be on-site to grab a bite to eat between movies. 

In consideration of Covid-19 concerns, changes have been made to ensure attendees feel comfortable and safe.  In lieu of the craft table, prepackaged craft bags will be distributed to the younger ticket holders.  This modification will allow children to still create a memorable craft but without the risk of sharing supplies with others.  The Santa Claus experience will also be different than years past but will allow a safe interaction with Santa and offer a great photo opportunity.  The event space has been expanded and modified to allow more room for social distancing and staff will sanitize surfaces in and out of the theatre regularly. 

The nostalgic atmosphere begins at sunset with a horse-drawn carriage at the theatre from 5PM-7PM.  It’s a Wonderful Life ticket holders receive a complimentary ride in the gorgeous carriage.  The movie starts at 7PM, so arrive early to experience your carriage ride without being late to the movie.  Tickets for the evening movie, including the carriage ride, are $6 per person thanks to our event sponsor Farmers Bank & Trust. 

All of these holiday festivities will take place in or around the historic Perot Theatre at 221 Main Street in Downtown Texarkana with the support of Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Perot Theatre, City of Texarkana, TX, and Texarkana Arts & Historic District. 

Call the Box Office at 903-792-4992 to purchase your tickets.  Seating is reserved due to distance seating guidelines. 
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BECOME AN ANTI-LITTER STAR IN NEW DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS SONG SEARCH

Lone Star Song Search is accepting entries through Dec. 31

AUSTIN – Don’t mess with Texas is launching a contest as big as the Lone Star State to find its new anti-litter theme song. The Don’t mess with Texas “Lone Star Song Search” invites Texans to compose an original song to compete for prizes provided by iHeart Media, Guitar Center and the School of Rock. Two winners will be selected in two different categories with each winning valuable prizes. “The contest is an exciting way for Texans to add their voice to Don’t mess with Texas,” said Becky Ozuna, program administrator for the Don’t mess with Texas campaign. “We are seeking fresh and unique songs, written by Texans, to creatively communicate the importance of keeping our state clean and litter-free.”   

The Don’t mess with Texas “Lone Star Song Search” is open to Texas residents, ages 13 and above. Continue Reading →

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