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ANIMAL SERVICES TO HOST 5TH ANNUAL BARK AT THE PARK

TEXARKANA, TX – Animal Control Services for the City of Texarkana, Texas is hosting Bark at the Park this Saturday. 

FREE rabies vaccinations for any dog or cat will be offered at this community-wide event. It will be held on Saturday, December 4th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the pavilion near the Kylee Sullivan Dog Park in Spring Lake Park. In addition to the free rabies vaccinations, city pet registrations will be available to Texarkana, Texas residents at no cost. A local veterinarian will also be there to provide other vaccines and microchipping services for a reasonable fee. All dogs must be on a leash, and all cats must be in a carrier. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Arkansas Police “Shop With a Cop” Coming Soon

Texarkana, AR: On Tuesday, December 7, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will be conducting the 2021 “Shop with a Cop” with the children from our community at the Arkansas side Walmart. According to Texarkana Arkansas Police “On that special day, around 8:45 am, we will be coming down North Stateline Avenue with our lights and sirens on! We want to get the kids excited and hear us coming! We have over one-hundred kids this year. It will be a wonderful but busy morning.” Continue Reading →

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Weekly Roadwork Report – Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 2021

Bowie County

I-30 – From FM 989 to AR State Line, reconstructing and widening highway, daytime work in median. Motorists should watch for trucks and equipment pulling onto the interstateSH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridgesSH 98 – At Anderson Creek, bridge replacement. Traffic restricted to one lane with signal lights controlling traffic through work zone

Camp County

SL 255 – From FM 1520 to US 271, constructing highway. County Road 2120 detoured

Cass County

SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridgesUS 59 – From 1.5 miles south of SH 155 to Marion County line, installing safety barrier cable. Daily lane closures US 67 – Widening bridge at Jennings Slough. 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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Weekly Roadwork Report – Nov. 14 – Nov. 20, 2021

Bowie County

I-30 – From FM 989 to AR State Line, reconstructing and widening highway, daytime work in median. Motorists should watch for trucks and equipment pulling onto the interstateSH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridgesSH 98 – At Anderson Creek, bridge replacement. Traffic restricted to one lane with signal lights controlling traffic through work zone

Camp County

SL 255 – From FM 1520 to US 271, constructing highway. County Road 2120 detoured

Cass County

SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridgesUS 59 – From 1.5 miles south of SH 155 to Marion County line, installing safety barrier cable. Daily lane closuresUS 67 – Widening bridge at Jennings Slough. Continue Reading →

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TxDOT APPROVES OVER $7 MILLION FOR BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN TRAILS IN BOWIE AND RED RIVER COUNTIES

Improvements on the way to the Northeast Texas Trail System

ATLANTA – The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved over $7.4 million for projects across Bowie and Red River Counties to make improvements to over 27 miles of the Northeast Texas Trail System (NETT). 

The NETT links New Boston to Farmersville, east of Dallas, and spans 7 counties in rural east Texas. According to the NETT Coalition, once completed, the trail will be the longest hike/bike and equestrian trail in Texas, and the fourth longest in the United States. This federal funding comes from the Transportation Alternatives (TA) program, which supports local projects that enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety for people of all ages and levels of ability. 

Across the state, more than $55 million for 41 projects was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission. The projects will build sidewalks, shared use paths, bike lanes, pedestrian bridges and other safety features for people who walk and ride bicycles for transportation. “This funding will help improve safety for our more vulnerable users throughout the state,” said Texas Transportation Commissioner Laura Ryan. Continue Reading →

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City planning job fair to fill vacancies

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana Water Utilities will host a job fair Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center to fill the more than twenty vacant positions currently open.

The job fair will happen from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and representatives from the City and TWU will be on hand to discuss job opportunities with potential candidates. Interim Director of the Human Resources Department, J.W. Bramlett, explains the process. “Interviews will be conducted on the spot,” Bramlett said, “and while they may not be as formal as a typical interview, it will be the perfect opportunity to find a job, apply, and gain employment quickly.”  

“We will have laptops available for attendees to submit their online application, and after the job fair we will contact individuals eligible for employment as quickly as possible. We should be able to begin the hiring process the very next day,” Bramlett said. City of Texarkana, Texas job vacancies can be found athttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/texarkanatx. 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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Community Organizers Announce Rural Resource Roundtable Event in De Queen

DeQueen, Arkansas

A local Non-Profit is holding a free resource event for the community in De Queen this month. 

The MAC group of Southwest Arkansas will be hosting the “Rural Resource Roundtable” panel discussion and community information session on Thursday, November 18th from 6-8pm at Party Room Candela, 110 North 3rd Street in Downtown De Queen. 

Door prizes, including multiple $50 gift cards will be given out at the conclusion of the event and free drinks and snacks will be available. The purpose of the panel discussion is to hear from experts on important categories for rural communities. Healthcare, Business Development, Diversity, Disability Inclusion, Local Government, and infrastructure will be featured subjects. Each panelist will be asked questions in their field of expertise and the information will be shared to the public who attend in person and on the Facebook Livestream. 

Participating panelists include Lori House, CEO of the Sevier County Medical center, John Caver, Director of the Arkansas Small Business Development and Technology Center, Tony Soto of the National Guard and De Queen School Board, and Evelyn Beasley, an Education leader with the De Queen Public Schools. 

Lorena Esquivel, a local business owner and community figure of Iglesia Centro Cristiana de De Queen will be hosting the event and Josiah Matthews of the ARPPC will serve as Keynote-Speaker. The program will be guided in Prayer by Lewis Temple of De Queen and everyone is welcome to attend this evening of community education. 

Social distancing and Mask use is encouraged for in-person attendance and viewing on livestream will be available through the MAC Facebook page. Continue Reading →

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Clocks Fall Back Tonight

Daylight Savings Time ends

Fall means “Fall Back” one hour on the clock

Tonight at 2:00 a.m. most of America will turn back their clocks by one hour. While some states have opted out of the age old tradition, others like Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma still participate in the process. Most internet based clocks, such as cell phones, I pads, computers, Google and Alexa devices will automatically adjust. the exception to the rule for internet based devices is set in the control function. Because some states do not participate in the “Spring Forward” and “Fall Back” tradition, there is options to set the device to ignore the time change. Continue Reading →

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